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Nazzaro Center Can Do

The Nazzaro Center, as is their usual routine this time of year, collected  168  canned goods and other food for the city’s annual can drive. As they have done for the past three years, delivered their collection to the food pantry run by the local ABCD  out of the  Villa Michelangelo  on Charter Street....

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BRA Board Approval Paves way for Government Center Garage Development

Six development projects that paved the way for $732.5 million in construction have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board of Directors at their first meeting of the new year. Most notable, was approval of the first Phase of the Government Center...

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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

February 4, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one...

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North End Parents Protesting School System Budget Shortfalls

February 4, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s State of the City Address wasn’t all standing ovations from the pro-Mayor invited guests. There were some demonstrations protesting what they called “The Walsh Administration’s...

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Requests for Full Liquor Licenses Abutters Meeting Held

February 4, 2016
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Seven North End restaurants took part in an abutters meeting held by the City of Boston Community Services Department last week at the Nazzaro Community Center to discuss potential...

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Lights to be Installed to Restore Boston City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that architectural lighting will be installed at City Hall to highlight and enhance the building’s original design, building on the Walsh Administration’s goals to...

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Opinion

West End Library to celebrate 120th Birthday On Thursday, February 8, 2016, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will celebrate its 120th Birthday of provided exemplary public service...

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From Our Readers

Property owners need to make repairs Dear Editor, There has been a problem that I would like to discuss with whomever will listen. What can be done when property...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the...

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Boston Public School to Face a $50 Million Deficit

By John Lynds In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the School Department will face a $50 million deficit. The announcement by...

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NEWNC Supports Four Changes to Full Liquor Licenses

January 22, 2016
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An unprecedented four liquor license changes was the main topic at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street....

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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

January 22, 2016
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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

Carla Agrippino-Gomes, owner and general manager of three North End eateries Antico Forno, Terramia (Salem Street) and the Cobblestone (Hanover Street), was highlighted in a feature article in Scene...

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NEWRA Opposes Commercial Street Roof Deck Expansion

January 22, 2016
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The first time a request by Allison Bonney to increase the size of the roof deck at 536 Commercial Street from 15o square feet to 367 square feet was...

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Suffolk U and the NEHS to Premiere Documentary Film:Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story

Suffolk University, in partnership with the North End Historical Society, will host the premiere screening of the documentary film, “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at 7 p.m....

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House Passes Substance Addiction Legislation to Enhance Continuum of Care and Prevention Efforts

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass substance addiction legislation that creates a new standard to evaluate and treat patients who...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina to Chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees

By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees and to...

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North Washington Street Bridge Construction Slated for 2017

Based on meetings held in collaboration with MassDOT and the Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) the $125 million dollar proposed design and replacement of the 100 year old...

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Second Phase of the Minimum Wage Increase Kicks In

January 22, 2016
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The beginning of 2016, Massachusetts low-wage workers received their second consecutive annual raised when the State’s minimum wage rose from $9 to $10 per hour. A third $1 wage...

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Boston Sets Affordable Housing Record

Boston has surpassed the 1,000 new units of affordable housing units permitted in a single year (2015) dating back 20 years of record-keeping, according to information released by City...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include...

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Opinion

January 22, 2016
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News on Gaming Commission Attorney General Maura Healey’s investigation revealed that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been violating the State’s Open Meeting Law by conducting public business during closed-door...

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Downtown View:Up to the Job?

January is a good time to visit the World Trade Center site in New York City. The crowds are smaller than in July. El Niño makes it warm enough...

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New Drug Abuse Prevention Ideas Needed

Drugs is not a four-letter word but it should be. Single-handedly, drug usage is destroying neighborhoods at an alarming pace and there seems to be no real answer to...

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