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100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary

Saturday, May 13, 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in Portugal. St. Leonard Church in the North End had a beautiful celebration in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. A new statue of Our Lady, pictured here, was dedicated. This...

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Greenway Announces ‘Playful Perspectives’- Curatorial Theme & Public Art Installations

Greenway Announces ‘Playful Perspectives’- Curatorial Theme & Public Art Installations

The Greenway Conservancy (rosekennedygreenway.org) announced three artists who will install works as part of a park-wide curatorial theme of “Playful Perspectives.” The Greenway’s award-winning public art program has commissioned Meredith James, Mark Reigelman, and Aakash Nihalani to install new works over the next 3 months. Installation on...

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New Fitness Center Supported by NEWRA

By Phil Orlandella By a vote of 30-4 the North End/Waterfront Neighbor-hood Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a request to change the occupancy at 89 Salem Street, (the old True Value Hardware Store) to include a fitness center (KO North End). The fitness center will...

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NEHS Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Essdras Suarez

The North End Historical Society will host Essdras Suarez, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, for a an hour lecture and presentation entitled “Through the Eyes of the Photojournalist” on Saturday, June...

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Farmer Enters Council Race:Sinatra Withdraws

By John Lynds East Boston resident and chair of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Margaret Farmer pulled papers last week for the City Council seat being vacated by Sal...

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NEWNC Supports Salem Street Fitness Studio

By Phil Orlandella A request by Melina DiPaola, the owner and operator of the RIDE, 120 Commercial Street, to open a second fitness studio at 89 Salem Street was...

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Mirabella Pool Registration Underway at Nazzaro Center

Registration for the 2017 Mirabella Pool season is underway at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. (Tentative opening day Saturday, June 17) Hours of registration are Monday-Friday...

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Old North Church Washington Garden Redesign Public Hearing Set for May 15

The Old North Church Foundation will be hosting a public hearing to discuss plans for the redesign of its Washington Garden and Courtyard as an outdoor education and art...

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Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters

Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Excited for good weather, new doggie friends and park time. Great turn out for the neighborhood clean up. Thanks to all who participated!! We want to encourage that moving...

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Boston Police Crackdown on Sex Trafficking

By Phil Orlandella The Boston Police Departments (BPD) has sent a clear message that they are stepping up its campaign targeting online sex trade customers with Facebook ads using...

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BWSC May and June North End Work Schedule

By Phil Orlandella Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed some of the liner work and relay work contracted in the North End and will continue the remaining...

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NEMPAC Presents Beethoven’s “Fidello” this June

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has put together four presentations of Beethoven’s “Fidello” at two sites during the month of June. NEMPAC’s Opera...

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Council Votes 10-3 to Change Shadow Law

By Phil Orlandella The Massachusetts Shadow Law appears to be on its way off the books as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh plans to make it go away for...

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NEWNC Election Already Decided

By Phil Orlandella Unfortunately, only six candidates will be on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) ballot to fill six two-year terms. All six candidates will automatically be elected....

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Mayor Files Executive Order to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

By Phil Orlandella While lawmakers are currently dealing with legislation dealing with short-term rentals, (one filed by North End/Waterfront State Representative Aaron Michlewitz) Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has...

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Tight Security on Waterfront for June 17 Tall Ships “Parade of Sail”

By Matt Conti Sail Boston, Inc., Boston Police, US Coast Guard and other public safety officials held a community meeting in the North End, emphasizing the tight security procedures...

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West End Library Programs

Dr. Can-Do Science® Experiment: Dirt Dissection! – Monday, May 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Do you really know what dirt is made of? Could it be alive? Join Dr. Can-Do Science®...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayoral race totally lackluster/boring The 2017 rates for the City’s top post has been boring and totally lackluster, to say the least. Even the media is...

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From Our Readers

North End Seniors Express Thank You Dear Editor, The North End Seniors would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped make our recent Bingo Fundraiser a...

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Capital Budget Will Make A Major Difference In the North End

The 2018 City Capital Budget for the North End has funds allocated to make some things bigger and better for the community that encompasses several historic places along the...

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Spring Fever

Spring Fever

“The Friends Of The North End began their 11th Spring Bocce Tournament on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the North End Park outdoor courts. The first Pallino was thrown...

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North Ender Promoting Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza

North Ender Promoting Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza

By Phil Orlandella On July 8 and 9 the first-ever Boston Pizza Festival a one-of-a-kind two-day event featuring live music, beer and wine and some of the best local...

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Rep Michlewitz Files 25 Pieces of Legislation

By Phil Orlandella State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed 25 pieces of legislation for the 2017-2018 legislative agenda. At the April, North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting he...

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