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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

May 21, 2015
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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

Nine candidates, including one write-in, were vying for six seats (two-year terms) on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in last Saturday’s 2015 community elections held in the Nazzaro Community Center from 10am to 2pm. The candidates drew 381 residents to the poll site where once it was closed, the ballots were counted publicly....

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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

May 21, 2015
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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

There were no voting items on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center but many members still attended. Zoning, Licensing and Construction Chair Victor Brogna presented a lengthy report on requests before the City of Boston...

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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

May 21, 2015
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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

Two agenda items were voted on at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Nick Leo, who purchased 414 Commercial Street, was seeking to gain zoning relief to change commercial space (North End Chiropractic) to residential...

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Support North End Small Businesses

No one needs to be reminded of the nasty 2015 winter season that created massive problems and budget strains across the state including small businesses. While North End businesses...

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National Fingerprint Background Checks a Must

A plan adopted as an amendment to the House’s budget proposal would require prospective foster parents to pass a national fingerprint background check before being allowed to take in...

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Downtown View:City Life Is A Sharing Life

So many people decide to move into the city—what might they be expecting? Convenient trips to the movies, the opera, the symphony, the theater. Walk-to restaurants, bars, parks and...

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USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

The USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, has been undergoing a much needed restoration and will not be leaving dry dock for the...

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Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 Walter and Grace Luongo celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.  Walter met Grace in 1947 and were married in 1948. They are life long residents...

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Spring Day on the Greenway

Spring Day on the Greenway

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Public Hearing on BRA Development Policy Scheduled

May 7, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor, will hold the first public hearing on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community benefits...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures,...

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NEAA Baseball Runs on Sponsorships

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Program is a well organized league that provides much needed recreational activities to over 150 local players. The program includes: Majors and...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those...

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Sports 05-05-2015

NEAA U21 Dodgers playing big roles in college sports  The NEAA U21 Dodgers have several players doing big things for their college teams. Two lifelong North End men, who...

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Eliot School Students’ Model Now on Display at City Hall

May 7, 2015
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Eliot School Students’ Model Now on Display at City Hall

Boston Public Schools kindergarteners, included the Eliot School in the North End, created models demonstrating how to make Boston a more accessible, vibrant and engaging place, which will be...

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Baseball Opening Day Ceremony a Grand Slam

May 7, 2015
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Baseball Opening Day Ceremony a Grand Slam

Needless to say, this season’s North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Opening Day was another huge success. A Grand Slam at that. Hundreds of family, friends and neighbors turned...

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Dog Park Preparations and Opening Scheduled for May 1

May 7, 2015
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RUFF will host the opening of the North End dog park at the DiFilippo Park (Gassy) on Friday, May 1 along with the City of Boston Parks Department. Free...

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Greenway Improvement Project Starts

May 7, 2015
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The Greenway’s North End improvement project is underway with the initial removal of the boxwoods and the beginning of the fallow period in the boxwoods beds has occurred. Construction...

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New Time Set for Public Safety Meeting

May 7, 2015
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The next District A-1 Boston Police North End Public Safety meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. not the usual 6:30 p.m. on a trial basis on May 7....

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Notifying Police of Crimes Is Valuable Information

While Boston Police say every bit of information is crucial in the fight against crime, a recent study indicates that the Crime Stopper’s Hotline that allows anonymous callers and...

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Ruff’s Endeavor for a Dog Park Becomes a Reality

The opening of a pilot dog park in DiFilippo Park (Gassy) on Prince Street is a giant step forward toward keeping the North End clean and healthy. This long-standing...

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Downtown View:Big Question

Do San Diego residents experience joy? I don’t know the answer and I’m not sure I would believe a SanDiegoan if they told me. I’m talking about the sublime...

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NEWNC Supports Ban on Street Savers

NEWNC Supports Ban on Street Savers

A vote to add its support to join the Alliance for the Downtown Civic Organizations’ endeavor to ban space savers was passed 6-3 by North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)...

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Edward Jones to Host Open House in New North End Office

Edward Jones to Host Open House in New North End Office

Financial services firm Edward Jones announced plans to hold an open house April 30 in its newly-established Boston office as a way of introducing the firm to the community. ...

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