Monthly Archives: July 2013

Boston Police Public Safety Meeting Set for August 1

July 30, 2013
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Boston Police Public Safety Meeting Set for August 1

District A-1 Boston Police will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The July meeting was cancelled because it fell on the 4th. Police will report on the past thirty days of part one crimes that have occurred...

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Residents Challenge Pinkberry Signage

July 30, 2013
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Residents Challenge Pinkberry Signage

North End residents and the business community are questioning the final signage design and several other items relating to the opening of the new Pinkberry on Hanover Street. Signage seems to be the major concern. The claim is the current exterior sign is not what the neighborhood approved. Both North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)...

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Public Safety Topic at Chamber Meeting

July 30, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, Captain Tom Lee, Sergeant Tom Lema, Detective Chuck Wilson and Stephen Tocco of the Wynn Casino will be the guest speakers at the next North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 at 3:30pm at St. Leonard’s Hall on Prince Street. Other agenda items...

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Feasts Attract Thousands of Visitors

North End feasts are traditions dating back many years. The season started off with several processions of patron saints and from July and August many societies will conduct numerous feasts on Hanover, Battery, North, Fleet, Thatcher and Endicott Streets. Working closely with the City of Boston, the societies have controlled the feasts by closing...

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Salem Street Starting to Look Good

Salem Street refurbishing by the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) has made a difference to the busy street. Sidewalk repairs and new lighting help improve the appearance of the one-way street that leads to the Old North Church, and there is more to come. DPW is expected to re-pave the street...

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NEAA Senior Dodgers Post Dominant Regular Season

The NEAA Senior Dodgers have a 21 and under team in the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball league. As we approach the end of the regular seasons the Dodgers have clinched first place. The 21u team is 15-1-1 and have been dominant all year. This team won the championship last year and is trying to...

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FOCCP Seeks Better Crossroads Circle

July 23, 2013
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FOCCP Seeks Better Crossroads Circle

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are undertaking  a major task to improve the Crossroads Circle into a mini park with benches, trees, stone walk and some sort of irrigation system. FOCCP have already secured $30,000 from two sources and plans to raise another $50,000 needed to complete the project that will enhance the...

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Officials Support New Proposal for Government Center Garage

July 23, 2013
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Officials Support New Proposal for Government Center Garage

A major multi-million dollar development project on the outskirts of the North End neighborhood at the Government Center Garage has the support of the community’s elected officials. State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina have sent letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expressing their support for...

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3 Robberies Reported on Hanover St.

July 23, 2013
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Since the first of the year, there have been three reported robberies on Hanover Street, according to District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema. One robbery occurred at 4:10am in the vicinity of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway by Cross Street. The victim stated that he was going into the North End to eat...

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57 Snow Hill St. Request Denied by Appeals Bd.

A request by James Ferrara to expand the existing roof-top head house at 57 Snow Hill Street was denied by the City of Boston Board of Appeal. Numerous abutters turned out to oppose the proposal for several reasons. The proposal called for an increase of living space from 52 to 245 square feet. Plans...

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