Monthly Archives: August 2014

NEWNC Member Pushes for July Public Safety Meeting

August 2, 2014
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The July 3 Boston Police North End Public Safety Committee monthly meeting was canceled because police had too much to do dealing with Fourth of July activities, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chairperson David Marx has made numerous attempts to have the meeting rescheduled to another day in July, to no avail....

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North End Family Pride Week Set for August 4-10

August 2, 2014
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A wide range of free activities and events have been scheduled for this year’s 25th North End Against Drugs/Nazzaro Community Center North End Family Pride Week in memory of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo, a NEAD Board member and community activist. It all starts on Monday, August 4 and concludes with North End Family Pride...

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Public Library Returns Fence to Blacksmith’s Family

August 2, 2014
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Several years ago, (2007) an ornate iron fence surrounded the North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. During renovations of the library, the iron fence built by blacksmith George D’Addario and donated to the library was taken down to create garden space based on community input. The fence was stored at the Central Library on...

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National Night out to Be on August 5

August 2, 2014
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A great community event National Night Out (NNO) will take place at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) with a wide-range of free activities and a BBQ. Each year North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the Boston Police coordinate NNO as part of NEAD’s North End Family Pride Week. Tuesday, August 5 neighborhood activities also...

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North End Family Pride Week Has Something for Everyone

During the week of Monday, August 4 to Sunday, August 10 North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will conduct its 25th annual North End Family Pride Week at various venues throughout the North End, cumulating with the North End Family Pride Day on Sunday, August 10 at Langone Field. The seven day community event has...

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BWSC Major North End Project Needs Community Cooperation

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is planning major repairs and improvements on numerous North End streets in the near future. Like the mechanics street cleaning program imposed by the city, residents will need to pay attention to dates, times and locations of these projects before they occur and be prepared to move vehicles...

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Downtown View: Citizen Bob

You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t want anyone...

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