Monthly Archives: April 2014

Old North Church 239th Lantern Ceremony

Old North Church 239th Lantern Ceremony

Roseann Sdoia carries the lantern up the steps of the Old North Church steeple to commemorate the original lanterns hung that warned Paul Revere the “red coats were coming.”

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Eliot School Seeks Extended Learning Time Funds

April 21, 2014
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Funding for the extended learning time is being sought by the Eliot K-8 Innovation School which will add one hour to the school’s day to help every student focus on core academics. The program also allows students to meet in small groups with their teachers as well as time for other activities with school...

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Expanded Learning Time at Eliot School a Good Idea

The Eliot School has spent the last year exploring the possibility of adding an hour to the school day and is currently putting forth a plan that will add 180 hours to the year, one hour each day for all students. The idea is to help every child succeed academically, socially and emotionally not...

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New District A-1 Captain and Sergeant to Attend next Public Safety Meeting

New District A-1 Boston Police Captain Kenneth Fong and new Community Service Sergeant James Chin will be at their first North End Public Safety meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 1. This is an opportunity for residents to meet the new Captain and Sergeant in person and to express...

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Library Garden Committee Receives Newra Award

April 14, 2014
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Library Garden Committee Receives Newra Award

Friends of the North End Library Garden Committee has been selected as the winner of the North and/Waterfront Residents’ Association Good Neighbor Award. “The committee maintains the flower planters and cleans the area in front of the library on a consistent basis,” NEWRA member Janet Gilardi said. “The group is well deserving of NEWRA’s...

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NEWRA Votes down 2 A.M. Closure

April 14, 2014
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NEWRA Votes down 2 A.M. Closure

As expected, based on their policy not to support any business hour expansion after 12am, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted 26-5 against a request by the owner of Goody Glover’s Restaurant, 48-50 Salem Street to expand the business closing hour from 1am to 2am, 7 days a week. The owner claims his customers...

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Charges Dropped Against North End Man for Alleged Sexual Assault

April 14, 2014
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All charges against a 26-year-old North End man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 20 year old residence about a month ago on Unity Street have been dropped. Ross Currier was arrested on March 10 based on a phone call to police from the female victim who claimed she saw the person that assaulted her...

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NEWNC Community Election May 17

April 14, 2014
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It’s almost May and that means the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) must conduct a community election for six openings on the neighborhood board, which consists of twelve members. Each year, six of the Council members must seek re-election consisting of two-year terms. NEWNC members whose terms have expired are: Marie Simboli, Anne Devlin...

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Boston Will Not Take a Step Backwards to Terrorism

The City of Boston, and the world for that matter, awaits the 2014 running of the Boston Marathon following last year’s tragic event that shocked just about everyone. The useless and uncalled for bombing did initiate the phrase Boston Strong which totally united the City of Boston, a feat that continues today. The Boston...

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NEBC Needs Funding to Complete Goals.

Beautification of the North End will help make the historic community more attractive to residents and the thousands of visitors, tourists, diners and shoppers that pass through the community each year. Cleaner streets, flowers and decorations relating to the neighborhood would make the neighborhood much more attractive. There is a commonly based, nonprofit, volunteer...

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