Monthly Archives: July 2014

Madonna Delle Grazie

Madonna Delle Grazie

The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday July 13th at the annual procession in Boston’s North End.

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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

July 25, 2014
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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

A major sewer and drain improvement project is being planned in the North End by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), according to Irene F. McSweeny, P.E. Director of Construction. She outlined the three phase project at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting and will do the same at the North...

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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

July 25, 2014
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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

A request by Charles Berry, manager of 204 Hanover Street LLC, to change the occupancy at 204 Hanover Street from one apartment, one office and one store, to two apartments and one restaurant, with basement use was opposed by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro...

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City Officials/police to Cleanup Gassy

July 25, 2014
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After several visits to the DeFilippo Playground (Gassy), Boston Police and the Parks Department have indicated both physical changes and removing undesirables from the public space are needed, according to Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office. She also claimed that Mayor Walsh has been briefed and has requested something be done. For some time,...

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Two Apps Available to Make Parking Easier

July 25, 2014
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Finding a parking spot in the North End could get a bit easier now that a company called Haystack has launched a mobile app that lets Apple iOS and Android users buy and sell street parking spaces in real time. The system offers new hope for motorist looking for hard to find parking on...

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City Should Control Licensing Board

Legislation that would place the currently State Licensing Board under the control of the City of Boston should be passed. Under the present board’s reign the North End/Waterfront neighborhood has been on the short stick, basically losing every decision. Recently, both North End civic groups voted overwhelming not to change a liquor license for...

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More and More Requests for Expansion in North End

It appears that there is no slow down of additional requests that directly affect the North End community and there appears to be no relief in sight, all in the name of progress. A first floor/basement request on Hanover Street, an official increase of capacity on Commercial Street, a new restaurant on Hanover Street,...

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A New Trail to Follow

I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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Showing Support

Showing Support

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli (whose district includes the North End) is shown surrounded by a number of supporting elected officials, many domestic workers and Governor Deval Patrick signing the Labor and Enforcement bill. The bill was sponsored by Senator Petruccelli.

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NEWRA Opposes Restaurant Location Change

July 21, 2014
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NEWRA Opposes  Restaurant Location Change

An occupancy change, an entertainment addition and a presentation on recycling were part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting agenda. The public community meeting was well attended and numerous NEWRA Committee reports and updates from local officials were presented. Both State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina spoke...

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