Monthly Archives: March 2011

NEWRA Committee Pushes New Broom Clean-Up Campaign

NEWRA Committee Pushes New Broom Clean-Up Campaign

-By Phil Orlandella The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee meeting will be important to the success of a new idea, Spazzare! (to clean), geared toward cleaner North End streets. Committee chair David Grant and other members and residents are hoping to draw a large gathering to get the awareness campaign up...

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Armenian Heritage Park Contractor Named by MassDOT

Armenian Heritage Park Contractor Named by MassDOT

-By Phil Orlandella The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that Barletta Heavy Division has been named General Contractor for the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reportedly construction is slated to begin this spring 2011 on the park which is designed to commemorate lives lost during the Armenian Genocide...

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Giant Anteater exhibit at Zoo

Giant Anteater exhibit at Zoo

-By Phil Orlandella A new exhibit featuring a giant Anteater named “Jockamo” a one-year-old will open at the Franklin Park Zoo starting Saturday, April 2 inside the Tropical Forest. Giant anteaters are the largest known species of anteater reaching between 6-8 feet in length and weighing between 60-140 pounds. Anteaters have no teeth and...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting of a Great City

The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Spring Cleaning

The city begins its annual post winter street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Radiation from Japan

Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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Obituaries 03-29-2011

Keith Reeves Rodney Insurance executive, public servant and avid sailor. Keith Reeves Rodney of Boston, insurance executive, public servant, and avid sailor, died March 6 at his home in the North End of esophageal cancer. He was 67 years old. An insurance and financial industry expert, in 1975 he was appointed Deputy Insurance Commissioner...

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NE mounts Clean Streets Awareness

NE mounts Clean Streets Awareness

-By Phil Orlandella Spazzare! (to sweep) is a public awareness campaign to draw attention to the need for cleaner streets was announced at NEWRA’s monthly meeting by new committee chair David Grant of Battery Street. The public relations promotion has drawn the attention of several neighborhood residents who turned out for the committee’s monthly...

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NBSS Seeks Move to North Street Site

NBSS Seeks Move to North Street Site

-By Phil Orlandella North Bennet Street School has apparently out-grown its facility and is seeking to play Monty Hall and make a deal with the City of Boston to purchase the defunct printing plant and district 7 police station on North Street for the school which was founded in the North End in 1881....

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Spring is Here? Think Again

-By Joshua Resnek When it began snowing about 1:30 p.m. Monday, thoughts of spring were obliterated. That’s New England for you, shattering dreams of warmth and ease at the end of a long winter. It has been, by all accounts, a very, very long winter. It has been a very expensive winter for fuel....

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