Monthly Archives: December 2013

Chamber of Commerce Delivers Early Christmas to Nazzaro Youth

Chamber of Commerce Delivers Early Christmas to Nazzaro Youth

On Wednesday, December 18, the members of the Nazzaro Center Youth Program enjoyed a Christmas Party that they’ll never forget. Thanks to the North End Chamber of Commerce, the center was able to treat about 100 children to one of the best Christmas parties that the Nazzaro has ever hosted. Thanks to a very...

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North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile...

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7-eleven Signage Main Topic at NEWRA Meeting

December 31, 2013
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Approval of the business signage for the opening of a second 7-Eleven store on Hanover Street was placed on hold by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pending the chain-store meeting with residents to discuss the issue. While the 7-Eleven did send a representative from one of its consulting firms to the North End/Waterfront Residents’...

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Two Arrested for Local Holdups

A rash of robberies in downtown Boston and the North End resulted in the arrest of a white and black male on the charge of unarmed robbery and armed robbery. In a little more than 15 hours Richard Puopolo, 27 of Cleveland Place, North End and Carlos Venable, 43 of Boston allegedly held up...

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The $600 Gambling Tax Needs to Be Revisited

Having a requirement in Massachusetts gambling law calling for gamblers to pay income tax on any winnings greater than $600 before leaving a casino needs to be adjusted. The possible number of people that plan to attend a casino, may think twice before traveling to one. Reportedly, the $600 cut off was established low...

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Gymnast Tyler Orlandella to Compete in Invitational Tournaments

13-year-old Tyler Orlandella, former Massachusetts Gymnastic Champion continues to participate successfully in invitational meets throughout New England and other states. Over the years, Tyler has captured many individual and team awards while competing in numerous tournaments. Currently competing in a much higher level, Tyler continues to perform well, recently capturing “Best Turn on the...

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Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Menino’s final Enchanted Trolley Tour featured a tree lighting on the Prado with a performance by Joey Griffith of the Eliot School. Of course, Santa was also on hand to listen to kids’ gift requests in advance of the big day.

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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

December 24, 2013
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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street was the recipient of the December North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Good Neighbor Award. `Each month NEWRA recognizes a local business and/or resident that takes the time to help keep the community clean by sweeping the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business or residence. The...

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Five Story Building Planned for Endicott Street

December 24, 2013
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Plans to demolish the existing one-story building at 210 Endicott Street and construct a five-story, four family dwelling with a roof deck and parking for three vehicles in a garage underneath the building are currently being reviewed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The property is located adjacent to the former gas station, now...

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Salem Street Lot Slated for 5-story Building

December 24, 2013
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Plans to build a 5-story structure at 124-126 Salem Street will be reviewed by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction committee to develop questions and comments for submission to the owner, Collin Yip, in advance of a possible vote on the project at the NEWRA January 9 monthly meeting, according to...

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