News in Brief

ParkARTS Fall Watercolor Painting Workshops Return

Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular fall series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of September at six Boston locations. The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the 2023 ParkARTS program.  The Title Sponsor is Bank of America.

The workshops welcome artists of all skill levels to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces. Materials and instruction by local artists is provided. This series is open to Boston residents. Registration is required . For more information, please visit

All classes are held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., weather permitting. Dates and locations for the workshops are as follows:

Saturday, September 16

Boston Public Garden (Lagoon)

4 Charles Street, Boston

Sunday, September 17

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

73 Park Drive, Back Bay Fens

Saturday, September 23

Jamaica Pond Boathouse

507 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain

Sunday, September 24

Ringgold Park

10 Ringgold Street, South End 

For general information please visit Stay up to date with news, events, and design and construction work in Boston parks by signing up for our email list at and following our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find Your Unclaimed Property at FindMassMoney.Gov

Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg has announced the latest grouping of names added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners.

Over 50,000 new properties worth millions of dollars belong to individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth including West Newbury native, John Cena.

“We currently have over $3.4 billion in unclaimed property at Treasury, and it could be yours,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Unclaimed property’s time is up; your time is now. So call our office today to begin the claims process.”

Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes. These accounts are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. This newly released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100.

Treasurer Goldberg urges all citizens to check the comprehensive list for all amounts at or call our live call center at 888-344-MASS (6277). One in ten Massachusetts residents are owed money. Last year, Treasury processed over 153,000 claims and returned over $163 million in property to its rightful owners.

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