Monthly Archives: October 2014

NEWRA Opposes Extended Closing Hours

October 23, 2014
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A request by the Mendoza family to amend the description of the licensed premises at 67-69 Prince Street was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Modica’s Restaurant plans to change 67 Prince Street from one room on the first floor with...

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Blessing of the Animals in Boston’s North End

Blessing of the Animals in Boston’s North End

Rev. Steve Ayers and Rev. Ellie Terry of the Old North Church, give readings from scripture and prayers at the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony.

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NEWRA Elects New Slate of Officers

NEWRA Elects New  Slate of Officers

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected a new slate of officers for the 2014-2015 term at its annual meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014. President: Ford Cavallari, Battery Street Treasurer: David Goggins, North Street Secretary: Elizabeth Ghiseline, North Square Sergeant at Arms: Robyn Reed, Battery Street Outgoing NEWRA President, Jim Salini,...

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Looking Back: The Queen’s Visit in 1976

Looking Back: The Queen’s Visit in 1976

During the summer of 1976, the nation celebrated its 200th anniversary.  In recognition of this special event, Elizabeth II, Queen of England, agreed to visit Boston and attend the July 4th Sunday morning service at the Old North Church, an event orchestrated by the then Special Assistant to the Vicar, Barry Dawson.  Barry was...

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Council Supports Liquor License Transfer

October 14, 2014
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Between all the protocol, committee reports, elected official updates, guest speakers and three agenda voting items, this month’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting contained a wide-range of information pertaining directly to the community. One request by JW Capital Partners, Lincoln Wharf drew enough Waterfront resistance not only to fill the hall but several...

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Greenway Conservancy Hiring the Right People for the Jobs

An important position has been filled at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, that will hopefully advance initiatives like the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square, ensure rotating programs of high quality art along the mile and a half park and become integral to the 2015 installation and programming around a city scaled aerial sculpture by...

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City Needs Casino Funds to Meet Transportation Needs

Reportedly, a casino in Everett will generate 31,000 new vehicle trips on an average day. That’s more trips that the richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, makes to the bank every day. Several weeks ago, the mayor allegedly sent a letter to the commission saying the city reserves its rights to legally challenge...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Boston Barber Tattoo Parlor Opens on Salem Street

Boston Barber Tattoo Parlor Opens on Salem Street

Boston Barber Co. owner, Robert Dello Russo, says one of the most satisfying parts of his job is “seeing his ideas come to life”. Dello Russo’s clients have had a front row view watching his Salem St. business’s back yard transform into the City’s first Barber & Tattoo shop in history. Open less than...

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Public Safety Meeting Addresses Late Night Activity, Crime Stats and Residents Issues

Without much in the way of violent crime reports, October’s Public Safety meeting focused on community involvement with District A-1 Boston Police, including more proactive handling of late night problems in the North End. Leading the meeting were Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chair David Marx, BPD Captain Kenneth Fong, BPD Sergeant James Chin,...

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