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Ink Block Targets Lushes; Brookline Leaf-Blowing Arrest; More!

FENWAY—The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum unveiled the redesign of its Monks Garden. The new greenery, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh (he put the chairs in Harvard Yard), will be open to the public starting tomorrow: "Van Valkenburgh was commissioned in 2012 to redesign the cloistered garden adjacent to the historic building and connected to the exterior gardens which surround the Museum's new wing designed by Renzo Piano." [Curbed Boston]
SOUTH END—The first four slides of the website for the Sepia, the just-announced addition to the Ink Block mega-project, feature photos of the following: a woman walking into Formaggio Kitchen; a woman drinking a bottle of wine by herself; a woman awaiting a cocktail from a bartender; a woman shopping for wine (then there's a man on a bike). That is all. [Sepia Boston]
BROOKLINE—A landscaper ran afoul of local leaf-blowing laws: "Police signaled for the men to stop working and informed them that under a local bylaw governing leaf blower use in Brookline they are not allowed to use the gasoline-powered tools between May 15 and Sept. 15 and they are not allowed to perform landscaping work before 9 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Police informed the men that Saturday was Yom Kippur." []

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