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North End Columbus Day Parade

North End Columbus Day Parade

The bi-annual North End Columbus Day Parade was held Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza and making its way through downtown Boston, the waterfront and into the North End.

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Major North Square Repairs Announced by Mayor Walsh

By Phil Orlandella A short time after the city completed renovations in Rachel Revere Park in the historic North Square area of the North End, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially held a ground-breaking ceremony for construction of new sidewalks, street pavement and an...

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NEWNC Unofficially Supports Four Agenda Items

By Phil Orlandella While the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) failed to generate a quorum, they unofficially supported four agenda items. Apparently, they will conduct another meeting or contact no-show members to secure their votes. President John Pregmon statement, “As you know, NEWNC did...

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Protesters March to Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella Calling for the end of Columbus Day commemorations, dozens of protesters marched from Park Street to the North End ending their march at Christopher Columbus Park...

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Eliot School Receives New Furniture from BuildBPS

By Phil Orlandella First expenditures of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s $1 billion BuildBPS initiative, a $13 million investment in every Boston Public School (BPS) building to provide immediate,...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

By Phil Orlandella An election of officers was the main part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) October monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Elected were:...

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Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and City Councilor Sal LaMattina Honored with Michael A. Nazzaro Public Service Awards

By Matt Conti Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina were honored with the Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. Public Service Award at this year’s...

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I Am Books Event

Lost Boston depicts demise of city structures Lost Boston by Anthony M. Sammaro depicts a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the disappeared buildings and places...

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RUFF Newsletter

DOG PARK UPDATE! After 3 long years our dream of a safe, off-leash, urban dog park is coming true. Construction has begun at the Prince street dog park location!...

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West End Library Programs

New and ongoing programs featured at the West End Library Many programs, events and activities have been scheduled for this November at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street....

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NEAD Back to School Dance Party Swings

By Phil Orlandella While no one was selected to compete in “Dancing of the Stars”,  North End Against Drugs (NEAD) still held a successful Back to School Dance Party...

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NEMPAC Showcases Local Musicians at Art Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) brings classical music to a contemporary art setting in its inaugural concert for the 2017-2018 Bijou de la Vida Concert...

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New Nursing Home Owners Discussed Plans at NEWNC Meeting

By Phil Orlandella An all-out community endeavor to prevent the North End Nursing Home from closing and transporting local seniors to other facilities in Boston or the home of...

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Old North Foundation Presents Speaker Series ‘The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools’

Old North Foundation Speaker Series Class and Forms presents The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools with speaker J.L. Beil on Wednesday, November 1 at 6pm at the Church,...

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North End Activist Victor Brogna Can Play a Tune

Every month the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) features an interesting senior, like Victor Brogna. As a child, Victor grew up visiting the North End,...

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NEAA Soccer Bake Sale Benefits Hurricane Victims

By Phil Orlandella The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) fall soccer program held a bake sale at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street during its weekly schedule to benefit UNICEF...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Ted Tomasone honored again To say Robert “Ted” Tomasone has made a substantial difference in the North End community would be a total understatement. As a...

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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are...

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Illegal Guns on the Streets Triggers Concerns

Illegal use and possession of handguns has become a pistol hot subject in the City of Boston. Despite a major effort by police to curb the problem, it seems...

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Community Stabilization Act Protects Tenants

A home rule petition, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act (JBCSA) has been passed in the Boston City Council and signed by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Once enacted by...

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Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

By Phil Orlandella Former North End resident and community activist Robert “Ted” Tomasone, Clerk Magistrate of Somerville District Court, was honored with the Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity...

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From Nazzaro Center to Uncle Sam

From Nazzaro Center to Uncle Sam

By Carl Ameno Nicholas Ryan Shea, current West End resident, former North End resident and lifelong Nazzaro Center member, has enlisted in the Army and is currently in Ft....

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Passacantilli Wins Preliminary,Edwards takes Charlestown and Eastie in Close Election

By John Lynds and Seth Daniels The North End’s Stephen Passacantilli topped the ticket in the District 1 City Council race during last Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. While Passacantilli held...

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