Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spazzare! Campaign Begins on April 30

Spazzare! Campaign Begins on April 30

-By Phil Orlandella As expected, discussions at the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting, centered around this Saturday’s (April 30) Spazzare! Community Awareness Campaign to keep the neighborhood clear of trash and debris. The committee plans to officially open the campaign at the Prado at 8:45am and participate in Boston Shines annual North End clean-up...

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Hanover Street Issues Being Addressed

Hanover Street Issues Being Addressed

-By Phil Orlandella Hanover Street vehicle and pedestrian traffic has once again become a major issue in the North End. Deliveries, valet parking, street furniture, sidewalk congestion and double parking on Hanover Street has gotten out of hand residents told Councilor Sal LaMattina and Representative Aaron Michlewitz at a neighborhood meeting. Residents told elected...

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NEWRA ZLC Committee Meets Tonight April 26

-By Phil Orlandella There are many agenda items scheduled for discussion at tonight’s (April 26) NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction meeting starting at 7pm in the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. Volle Nolle, 351 Hanover Street is seeking a 7-Day C.V. Malt and Wine License with a closing hour of 11pm, seven days. Cafe...

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City Plans to Release Cargo Truck Route Study

-By Phil Orlandella Reportedly, a draft report will be issued this May by the Boston Transportation Department regarding a promised study of alternative hazardous cargo trucks route through the North End/Waterfront community, according to Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office. Originally the study was scheduled to be available in August 2010, that date was...

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Taste of the North End Benefits Community Programs

-By Phil Orlandella Donato Frattarolli and the Taste of the North End have over the years supported North End non-profit agencies. “Donato is one of the more generous people in the neighborhood along with many other business owners,” North End Against Drugs President John Romano said. The Taste of the North End has also...

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North End Clean-Up Campaign Starts April 30

-by Phil Orlandella One of the most unique North End clean streets campaign “Spazzare!” will kick-off this Saturday, April 30 at 8:45am at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) across from St. Stephen Church. The campaign for cleaner streets is the idea of Dave Grant, a Battery Street resident and Chair of the North End/Waterfront...

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NEWRA Committee Calls for Public Meeting on Roadway Proposal

-by Phil Orlandella NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee will ask the Boston Transportation Department and elected officials to hold a public meeting in the North End/Waterfront community regarding plans for the Rutherford Avenue Corridor Renewal Project and access to I-93. “The committee is requesting a meeting so residents can understand the proposed roadway...

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Representative Michlewitz Files Seven Bills

-By Phil Orlandella State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, has not only been busy addressing issues and concerns relating to constituents of his district, he has been very busy filing legislation on Beacon Hill for the 2011-2012 Session. Currently, Michlewitz whose district includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, has filed seven bills which he believes should find...

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Moving On and Up

The North End’s state representative Aaron Michlewitz has shown himself to be a heads up young man on Beacon Hill for this neighborhood. During his time in the House, he has solidified his membership and place in that body by knowing how to position himself on the great and minor issues of the day...

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The Trial of Sal DiMasi

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s trial in Federal Court begins this week. He has already been tried in the court of public opinion where nearly everyone who supported him has left him and where he finds himself almost a man alone as he begins this most treacherous part of his journey through the court...

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