The Boston Globe has named its 2017 Bostonians of the year — including a nod to the half-dozen Boston teens that uncovered the lack of fundraising TD Garden pledged to their community. “The Sleuths,” as the Globe dubbed them, from the Hyde Square Task Force civic engagement group, were originally tasked with finding funding for a new community recreation center and ice rink’ but the group ended up uncovering a two-decade-old agreement with the owners of the Boston Garden — now the TD Garden — in which they promised to hold three fundraisers a year for the community and never did. The work they did got TD Garden to cough up $1.65 million to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation along with another $3 million collectively from the state and the City of Boston.
Adam Reilly was joined by two members of the team responsible for uncovering it all, Lorrie Pearson and Edelind Peguero, to discuss.