April Meeting Worth Attending

There are several community meetings being held during the month of April that pertain to the quality of life and other issues relating to the North End. Residents should consider attending and possibly getting involved with the goals and endeavors presented at these neighborhood meetings.

Starting tonight, Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm the NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. This Committee is attempting to preserve and maintain North End/Waterfront parks, playgrounds and other open spaces.

District A-1 Boston Police will conduct its North End Public Safety meeting, also at the Nazzaro Community Center, on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30pm with Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Ted Boyle. Discussions include reported the area’s crime statistics over the past 30 days, questions and answers, public suggestions and tips on how to prevent neighborhood crime.

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) meet on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm in the Mariners House, 11 North Square. FOCCP’s agenda includes maintenance of the park, events and activities within the park and programs for residents and visitors to enjoy by participation.

The same week on Thursday, April 11 at 7pm members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will meet in the Nazzaro Community Center for their monthly meeting. This Committee also addresses and votes on requests regarding the community and welcomes all residents to attend and participate.

RUFF, (Responsible Urbanities For Fido) will hold its monthly meeting, where else but the Nazzaro Community Center at 7pm. This is a group of resident dog owners that are attempting to work with residents, other dog owners and the city to help keep the community advised especially dog owners, of their responsibilities of picking up after their pets.

All of the above organizations are made up of all volunteers and could use more input from residents.

There are many other local agencies that conduct meetings and can use some assistance, The Health Center, North End Against Drugs, North End Library, North End Athletic Association and local religious societies.

It’s your neighborhood. Why not be a part of it?