Monthly Archives: July 2014

Representative Michlewitz Stops 4am Closure License Bil

July 21, 2014
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North End State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has opposed extending the late-night drinking hours bill passed in the Senate. While the House turned down the 4am closure bill, the Senate quickly proposed an amendment in its Economic Development Bill. According to Representative Michlewitz the House has already put in place it’s economic development bill and...

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North End Parking Made Much Easier?

July 21, 2014
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Like many other North End residents Alex Shvartz owns a car and constantly struggles with street parking, so he has come up with an idea to make street parking in the neighborhood much easier, so he claims. Alex has apparently developed a mobile application (Android, iPhone) that does the following: Shows the map with...

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North End/west End Center Seeks Volunteers

July 21, 2014
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Two volunteers are being sought by the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street to assist with several duties and responsibilities on Mondays and/or Fridays from 9am to 2pm. However hours could be flexible. The Center provides a multitude of services and programs to low-income residents of the North End, West End...

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Representative Michlewitz Opposes 4am Closure Policy

Mayor Martin Walsh’s attempt to have a 4am closure license for restaurants and bars in certain areas of Boston was supported in the Senate but defeated in the House. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz along with some colleagues stopped the bill in its track. He also noted that future discussions on this issue was needed....

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State Officials Make Correct Decision

State official’s decision to move the Fourth of July activities at the Hatch Shell to July 3 based on the potential dangers from Hurricane Arthur was a wise choice based on the weather forecast. It was a public safety issue and it was handled the correct way. While the rescheduled date saw the Pops...

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The Scared Americans?

As I was reading about the Supreme Court’s decision to allow family-owned businesses to deny contraception to women, I began to wonder—what kind of a person decides he knows better than his employees what is right and what is wrong for them? Mr. Hobby Lobby is characterized as a Christian. But he doesn’t seem...

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USS Constitution Goes Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

USS Constitution Goes Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

At 216 years old, the USS Constitution was still as majestic as ever during her July 4th turnaround in Boston Harbor. This is the last time Old Ironsides will be underway until 2018 as she goes into drydock later this year for restorations. The drizzly weather from the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur did not...

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Casino Gambling Now a State-wide Ballot Question

July 11, 2014
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Although the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has already awarded a slot parlor in Plainville and a casino in Springfield, the state’s highest court has ruled in favor of a ballot question to repeal the law in November. Major campaigns by advocates and opponents are expected to take place in the media and neighborhood across the...

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Soccer Stadium in Boston?

July 11, 2014
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An article published in the Boston Business Journal and repeated in other media sources claims that Mayor Martin Walsh is open to the possibility of building a $130 million soccer stadium in the city to house the New England Revolution which currently plays at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. “It’s about the growth of Boston....

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Councilor LaMattina Wants Discussions on TD Garden Incident

July 11, 2014
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A crackdown on rave shows like the recent one at the TD Garden appears to be on the minds on the Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Councilor Sal LaMattina and Tito Jackson. The Swedish DJ Avil attracted thousands of fans which apparently sent 36 intoxicated concertgoers to the hospital with several arrests being made. Elected...

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