Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friends of North End Parks Formed

August 21, 2012
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Friends of North End Parks Formed

A new group of residents calling themselves “Friends of the North End Parks” has formed to beautify and care for parks within the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reportedly, the Friends will be mainly concentrating on Parcels 8, 10 and 12 adjacent to the Greenway and the North End. The group will register with the...

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Local Elected Officials Howling over RUFF

August 21, 2012
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Local elected officials like the formation of RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido). The group of dog owners (72) have caught the attention of many residents for their positive efforts to work together with the neighborhood to lesson and/or resolve any issues relating to dogs. The new group is made up of all licensed dog...

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The Changing Times

Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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Obituaries 08-21-2012

Arthur Timmons Retired Salesman Arthur A. Timmons died at his Everett home on August 12. He was 90 years old. One of six children born to the late Fred and Clara Timmons, he was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1940. He served in the military in the Merchant...

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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

August 14, 2012
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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

North End Pride Day, part of North End Against Drugs Annual North End Pride Week, attracted hundreds of people to Langone Park and the Bocce Courts. There was something to do for everyone including a free BBQ, games, face painting, crafts, musical entertainment, bocce, demonstrations and many other things. Pride Day has become a...

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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

August 14, 2012
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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

While there were no voting items on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association agenda, there were three interesting presentations involving the North Bennet Street School, RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) and a new group calling themselves Friends of the North End Parks. The latter appears to be a duplicate of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

August 14, 2012
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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

The North End’s Robert ‘Bobby’ Dello Russo, a retired former longtime clerk of the superior court, has been campaigning hard throughout Suffolk County for the Clerk of Court position against his former boss, Clerk of Courts Maura Hennigan. “I am working hard. I am bringing a message of hope. My effort is intended to...

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Loud Party Broken Up by Police

August 14, 2012
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In response to a request by an Endicott Street resident, District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema reported on a loud party at 64 Endicott Street. “At 2:43am two officers were dispatched to the Endicott Street building where a 911 caller reported that 20 individuals were singing and making noise,” according to Sgt. Lema....

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Greenway Bill Signed into Law

August 14, 2012
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The Greenway legislation filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is now on the books as law. While the bill left the funding issue alone, it brought the neighborhood into the picture by adding several community groups, changing the composition of the Conservancy Board of Directors. Both the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council and Residents’ Association...

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Parking, Again and Again

Because there will never be a return to yesterday in the North End, there is only the future to pay close attention to while maintaining some of the better aspects of the past. Seeking endless compromise over the set hours of the very few parking spaces on Hanover Street is a hopeless task doomed...

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