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Neighborhood Groups Oppose Winthrop Square Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Opponent after opponent continues trying to halt a proposal by Millennium Partners for a $1 billion 775-foot tower on the city owned garage site at Winthrop Square. Several neighborhood groups and individuals have for some time objected to the project’s violation of a State Shadow Law that limits shadows on new...

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Representative Michlewitz Files Short-Term Rental Legislation

By Phil Orlandella As he promised at neighborhood meetings, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed short-term rental legislation geared toward regulating as well as fostering the growth of the emerging technologies sector in Massachusetts. The Short-Term Rental Industry presents both challenges and opportunities and...

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NEWNC Postpones Action on Five-Story Building Request

By Phil Orlandella Urban Core Development will have to wait until next month (March), to receive approval or denial from the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for plans to build a new five-story, nine-unit residential dwelling at 173 Endicott Street. The construction also includes...

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Downtown View:Snow Fear in Boston

By Karen Cord Taylor Are we Bostonians pusillanimous, spineless milquetoasts? It’s easy to conclude that we are, given our recent behavior over snowstorms. The weather forecasters announce ominously that...

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Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View

By Matt Conti Now open in Boston is a new photography exhibition, Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View. As part of an international tour, the display of...

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N.E.A.D. Bingo A Huge Success

North End Against Drugs, Inc held its’ annual Adult Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday January 29th at the Nazzaro Center. Close to 60 people attended, the largest crowd in several...

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LexRx,An Aesthetic Practice Now on Newbury Street

By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa...

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North End Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the February 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below...

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RUM Launches Legislative Campaign

As anticipated, Raised Up Massachusetts (RUM) has launched legislative campaigns that they feel would help build an economy that works for all people in Massachusetts. A coalition of community...

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Snow Storm Cancels NEWRA February Meeting

By Phil Orlandella Inclement weather, a blizzard, caused the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to cancel its February 9 monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA has...

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Boston Recognized as National Leader in Public Health

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, an independent public agency, has rated Boston the highest ranking in a two-year analysis of US cities and the...

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NEAA Charity Hockey Game vs Bruins Alumni

By John Romano The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will be holding a benefit hockey game at the Steriti Rink against the Boston Bruins Alumni. See Bruins greats like...

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NEAA Major League Coaches Announced

North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti has announced the coaches for the 2017 Major League teams (Little League) Majors Age 10-12 as of 4/30/2016 Indians Head...

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Ward 3 Democrats to Hold Caucus

Registered Democrats in Ward 3 of Boston will hold a caucus at the Nazzaro Community Center, (30 North Bennett Street) on Saturday February 25th, 2017 at 10:30 AM to...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End will continue to change Is the North End what it used to be? In name, only. When a piece of property becomes available, it...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education...

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Non-Residents Invading Boston School System

Boston-at-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is speaking out regarding the enforcement of the School Residency policy for the city. She believes work still has to be done to make...

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Greenway Raises $10,000 in Membership Gifts

Greenway Raises $10,000 in Membership Gifts

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy reached its goal ($10,000) in membership gifts at the end of last year and met its match. Member and donor support helped make 2016...

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NEWNC Host Public Meeting with New Owners of Nursing Home

By Phil Orlandella In the near future, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) possibly in March, will hold a public meeting to discuss the finalization of the potential sale...

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Younger Seniors Elect New President

By Phil Orlandella The North End Younger Seniors social group that meets two days a week in the Nazzaro Center has said farewell to former President Ida DePasquale who...

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North End Demolition Community Meeting Set for Tonight (Feb. 7)

By Phil Orlandella Maria Lanza, North End liaison, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, reminds residents that an Article 85 Demolition Delay community meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, February...

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NEWRA Claims Winthrop Square Development Violates Shadow Law

By Phil Orlandella A letter commenting on the development of 115 Winthrop Square as proposed by Millennium Partners, in response to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has...

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Board of Appeals Approves Two North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella A proposal by Alpine Advisory Services to change the legal occupancy at 406-418 Commercial Street to include wireless telecommunications equipment, installed within 8- foot fiberglass chimney...

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Cupids Come to Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate Valentine’s Day by making one of the City’s most kissable places even more romantic. Illuminated heart-holding cupids will grace the...

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