Monthly Archives: March 2013

North End Crime Statistics Continues to Drop

March 12, 2013
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Once again the crime statistics have decreased in the North End according to a report issued by District A-1 Boston Police. Actually, during the first quarter, the district’s crime rate dropped 33%, the best numbers recorded in any other districts throughout the City, according to Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee. Representative Aaron Michlewitz at...

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Student Jobs Are Important

Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the amount of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Public Works Department Responsive to Community Suggestions

It’s not easy making everyone happy with developing something in the North End. However, it appears that the City of Boston Public Works Department (PWD) has done just that with its rehabilitation project at Bartlett Place a small area just off Salem Street. Following a public meeting to obtain suggestions from residents relating to...

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Obituaries 03-12-2013

Frank Buscanera US Postal Service Retiree, Past Member of K of C of the North End Frank Buscanera of East Boston died on March 4. He was in his 87th year. A late employee of the US Postal Service, he was a past member of Knights of Columbus of the North End and St....

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Residents Support Bartlett Place Plans

March 5, 2013
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Residents Support Bartlett Place Plans

North End residents, including abutters, supported the Department of Public Works (DPW) plans for Bartlett Place at a public meeting last week. At a community meeting held September 11, 2012, residents explained what they didn’t want in the small area just off Salem Street. DPW presented new plans for the area that abuts some...

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NEWNC Says No to Segway Proposal

March 5, 2013
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By a unanimous 9-0 vote the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted to oppose a request by Frances Lauria for zoning relief to change the use of the property at 420 Commercial Street to include Segway rentals and retail of Segway accessories. Currently the use of the property is coded for a gas station, parking...

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Not Afraid to Speak Her Mind

March 5, 2013
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Two males, approximately in their twenties, reportedly verbally abused a North End senior when she asked them not to park in a handicap space in a housing project parking lot, according to an email sent to the Regional Review by the victim. Apparently both males were intoxicated  six footers who gave the four foot,...

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Local Non-profits Partner to Raise Money for Parks on Earth Day

Five local non-profits are partnering to create and promote “Give 5% for Earth Day” – a program asking local retailers to pledge five percent of their proceeds to Boston-area public parks on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Charles River Conservancy, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, The Esplanade Association (TEA), the Friends of the Public Garden...

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RUFF is Wagging the Tail

RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) has become a viable North End community volunteer organization that is getting things accomplished in the neighborhood. In less than a year, RUFF has established itself as a community group that takes their responsibilities as dog owners seriously. The group has organized monthly Sunday morning parks and playgrounds clean-ups....

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Group Leaders Doing the Job

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) President Stephen Passacantilli and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Jim Salini are doing and admirable job running their respective community group’s monthly meetings. The meetings are conducted in a professional manner and before everything is said and done, everyone is fully informed of the subject at hand, and...

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