The Good…

The 6th Precinct Entry Gets a Makeover


PrecinctPlanterShieldSmallIf you’ve passed by the 6th Precinct over the last few years, you’ve seen the disgraceful deterioration of the long horizontal planters on either side of the front door. There was a time, long ago, when a volunteer, an Auxiliary Police Officer who loved gardening, planted and maintained flowers in those planters, but that time is long past.

Luckily, a generous neighbor and local building owner, Bruce Camacho,  gave his time and efforts to having the old planters torn down and replaced with several attractive planters. And as if that weren’t enough, he had a fence built with a shield carrying the name “6th Pct” placed on the fence. The fence looks great and hopefully, will discourage people from throwing trash in the planters.

A great big thanks to Bruce Comacho!

Show us Your Favorite Tree Surround or Street Planting

TreeSurrrondCaptionAll around the neighborhood, building owners and residents are devoting time and efforts to beautifying their streets with beautiful plantings in their tree surrounds. The Charles Street Association and other Block Associations get all their neighbors out to help with plantings every year, and building owners also realize that the look of their block is much improved by beautiful flowers and plants.

Take a picture of a street planting or tree surround that you think is beautiful, and we’ll choose the best of them to publish on this site.

Please include the location, and if you’re a botanical-minded type, the names of the plants. Send your photos to