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A Beautiful North End

A Beautiful North End

North End Beautification Committee recently had the tree pits weeded and spread mulch, also NEBC signs were put up in a few of the tree pits.

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City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

During a visit to the Nazzaro Community Center, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced his endorsement of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts Attorney General. LaMattina joined Tolman at community center in the North End, where the two met with voters and...

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City Takes Control of Licensing Board

August 27, 2014
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Legislation that allows the City of Boston to establish its own Licensing Board has been signed by Governor Deval Patrick. Since 1906, governors have appointed members to a state-controlled board. The bill eliminates that board, allowing Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to nominate members...

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Harbor Towers Residences Engage Architect as Advisor

Harbor Towers, the 43-year-old pair of Boston waterfront buildings with more than 1,100 residents, has engaged George Thrush, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University,...

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Mayor Forms Streamlined ZBA Committee to Speed up System

August 27, 2014
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A streamline City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) has been formed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that is intended to cut waiting times for relatively minor variances...

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Our Opinions

BRA under intense scrutiny and it should be The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently under intense scrutiny following the release of an independent audit which apparently uncovered several...

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published...

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Opinion

Volunteers needed for Greenway major cleanup National Public Parks Day will be celebrated on the Greenway with a major cleanup program with as many volunteers as possible. The Conservancy...

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North End Family Pride Day

North End Family Pride Day

North End Family Pride Day concluded a weeklong series of events, programs and activities held at numerous venues throughout the neighborhood as part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD)...

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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

August 25, 2014
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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Doctor Frank Campo of North End Foot, 260 North Street has been named the recipient of the August 2014 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association “Good Neighbor” Award for helping to...

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Geraldine Celeste Marshall

Geraldine Celeste Marshall

Geraldine (Dina) Marshall, a longtime North End resident, dancer, painter, scholar and mother of Representative Aaron Michlewitz, has died. Marshall, who has lived here since 1968, died after a...

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City Details for Retired Cops Proposed by Council

August 25, 2014
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A resolution offered by Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty, allowing retired Boston police offices to become Special Police Offices and work private business details throughout the city has been...

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How Did DPW Driver Get Hired in the First Place

An arrest of a City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) employee accused of selling heroin out of his work truck has sparked a lot of controversy. Somehow,...

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Witness Protection Program Needs More Funding

Cutting the Suffolk County District Attorney’s witness protection budget handicaps the process of capturing and prosecuting criminals, especially major crimes including homicides both unsolved or future crimes. For the...

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Witnesses/911 Calls Will Help Resolve Unsolved Homicides

Unsolved homicides in Boston has certainly caught the eye of the general public and an outcry to resolve them can be heard throughout the City of Boston. Police and...

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Boston Is Entitled to Casino Funds

Excluding Boston status as a surrounding community with the $1.6 billion Winn Casino project in Everett by the state Gaming Commission has Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh fuming, and...

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Mitt. A Democrat?

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A...

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North End National Night out

North End National Night out

The 2014 National Night Out held in the North End attracted hundreds of participants to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) during North End Pride Week. Many activities, events and...

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Mayor Praises Gun Legislation

August 14, 2014
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The House and Senate made history with the passage of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will make neighborhood, streets and homes safer places to live, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh...

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75 New Liquor Licenses Exclude North End

August 14, 2014
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It appears that the North End/Waterfront neighborhood will not be affected by legislation passed on Beacon Hill that would allow 75 new liquor license in the city. The bill,...

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Mayor Set Sights on Correcting Unsolved Homicide Cases

August 14, 2014
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In an attempt to deal with the alarming 336 unsolved homicides, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is moving forward to resolve the decade old problem which he inherited. The...

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Substance Abuse and Recovery Bill Passes

August 14, 2014
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Substance abuse and recovery legislation has been passed by the Senate and House that will change the way Massachusetts will address and treat addicts and assist families that are...

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Clock Stopped Ticking on 4am Closure Plan

August 14, 2014
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The Wednesday, July 31 deadline for passing bills in the state legislature ran out, the clock also stopped ticking on part of a bill that would have created a...

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Our Opinions

Getting illegal guns off the streets is a must Getting illegal guns off of Boston streets has to be given more priority by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Police...

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