Monthly Archives: January 2014

NEWNC Opposes 7-eleven/10 to 1

January 21, 2014
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Failure to go before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, a community elected group, created a negative response and a 10/1 vote against the 7-Eleven chain store at 340 Hanover Street. About a week before the NEWNC meeting the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association and the Boston Redevelopment Authority supported 7-Eleven’s signage review, however, the organization...

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NEWRA Sends a Letter of “no Objection” for North End Spin Bike Studio

January 21, 2014
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NEWRA has sent a letter of “no objection” to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal relating to a proposal to operate a Spin Bike Studio and ancillary juice/smoothie bar in the first floor and basement space at 10 Lewis Street, formerly occupied by the Armenis Olive Oil Company. Zoning approval is needed...

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BRA Approves 7-eleven Signage Review

January 21, 2014
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The other 7-Eleven, also want Hanover Street, (different owners) is open 24 hours. The new store will include a deli, fresh produce and Italian products similar to the previous White Hen Pantry. NEWRA has also commented that the interior lights were to bright and distracting, having an effect on the surrounding streetscape. “The store...

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North End Trash Problem Outrageous

How household trash is placed out on the sidewalks in the North End is possibly the number one problem in the community. Trash violators in the community are outrageous and getting worse every week with no resolve insight. Residents have complained to just about everyone they could, yet, the amount of trash placed out...

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Boston Police Commissioner Evans a Good Choice

New Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is taking on a monumental task of preventing crime in the city, but the Regional Review feels Evans can make a real difference in this important leadership role. His apparent desire to constantly strive to build, strengthen and improve relationships with the communities to prevent crime is right...

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Hockey Stars

Hockey Stars

Joseph and Richard Bova, grandsons of Maryann and Richard Longo, just played a hockey tournament in Lake Placid this past weekend. Joseph’s team won the gold medal and Richard’s team won the silver medal. They play for the Boston Stars. Both players had multiple goals and assists.

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Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project running a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportunity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The scheduled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimistic that incentives for contractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

Boston’s Inauguration Day brought many activities with Mayor Marty Walsh, including his first official address to Boston’s City Council. For the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina started his 7th year representing District 1 on the City Council. It was generally a celebratory mood at City Hall, although there was...

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Mayor Names William Evans Boston Police Commissioner

January 14, 2014
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Boston has a new Police Commissioner William B. Evans, who has been a member of the force for over 31 years. The new commissioner was appointed by newly elected Mayor Martin J. Walsh at ceremonies held on January 9. Evans said, “I am deeply honored and humbled that the Mayor has entrusted me with...

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Chamber Looking At Italian Heritage Night At Fenway

January 14, 2014
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An idea to hold an Italian Heritage Night at Yawkey Way/Fenway Park was one of several items discussed at last week’s North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting held at St. Leonard’s Church Hall on Prince Street. The business group decided to inquire an opinion of all its membership by email to find out...

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