Monthly Archives: August 2014

North End National Night out

North End National Night out

The 2014 National Night Out held in the North End attracted hundreds of participants to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) during North End Pride Week. Many activities, events and educational programs were held along with a free BBQ.

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Mayor Praises Gun Legislation

August 14, 2014
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The House and Senate made history with the passage of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will make neighborhood, streets and homes safer places to live, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh noted in a prepared statement. “With this legislation, the Commonwealth will once again be a national model for not only the contents of this bill...

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75 New Liquor Licenses Exclude North End

August 14, 2014
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It appears that the North End/Waterfront neighborhood will not be affected by legislation passed on Beacon Hill that would allow 75 new liquor license in the city. The bill, part of a broad economic package, clearly restricts the neighborhood from obtaining any of these new liquor license at this time. The bill also gives...

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Mayor Set Sights on Correcting Unsolved Homicide Cases

August 14, 2014
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In an attempt to deal with the alarming 336 unsolved homicides, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is moving forward to resolve the decade old problem which he inherited. The Mayor is asking police to review the way they probe homicides while the city explores new strategies to break the code of silence in neighborhoods...

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Substance Abuse and Recovery Bill Passes

August 14, 2014
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Substance abuse and recovery legislation has been passed by the Senate and House that will change the way Massachusetts will address and treat addicts and assist families that are dealing with the situation. Senator Anthony Petrucelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz who represent the North End supported the bill. Substance abuse does not discriminate it...

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Clock Stopped Ticking on 4am Closure Plan

August 14, 2014
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The Wednesday, July 31 deadline for passing bills in the state legislature ran out, the clock also stopped ticking on part of a bill that would have created a 4am closure for bars, restaurant and lounges in designated areas in the South Boston waterfront district. Mayor Martin Walsh has and will continue to support...

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Our Opinions

Getting illegal guns off the streets is a must Getting illegal guns off of Boston streets has to be given more priority by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Police Department. Guns are the number one weapon used in homicides, with a high percentage of unsolved murders relating to gun usage. Reportedly, gangs are responsible...

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A Month in the Country

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful...

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Obituaries 08-12-2014

Louis ‘Gigi’ Capozzi North End Resident, formerly of Revere Louis A. “Gigi” Capozzi of the North End of Boston, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on August 3. He was the beloved husband of Florence ( Sarno) Capozzi with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; loving father of Claire Marrone and her husband, Dennis...

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First Sunday

First Sunday

The First Sunday Afternoon at the Park for Families and Friends will be hosted by the American Heritage Foundation on the Greenway with games for kids, special guests, live music, free ice cream and a walk through the Greenway, Columbus Park, Faneuil Hall Market Place and the Waterfront. For details email info@armenianheritagepark.org.

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