Monthly Archives: November 2014

NEMPAC Provide a Great Service to the Neighborhood

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) was founded in 2001 by a group of local residents seeking musical programming in the community. They have succeeded by leaps and bounds and continue to move forward each year with musical opportunities for the neighborhood. In 2008, the Robert White Foundation donated the use of...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

Four North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) members were named as officers by the community based all volunteer organization. NEWRA members have shown their support and confidence in the officers that are expected to provide leadership for the organization that apparently has close to 300 registered members of the non-profit neighborhood group. Congratulations to President...

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Charlie’s Problem

Charlie Baker has intrigued some of my Democratic friends. They worked with him in government or insurance and admire his management acumen. But he has problems if he expects Democrats to turn tail or Independents to support him. Many of them speak to his character. Let’s name them. Smart enough? In his 2010 gubernatorial...

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Former NEWRA President Jim Salini did a Commendable Job

Outgoing North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Jim Salini did an outstanding job coordinating and conducting the monthly meetings. While at the helm, Salini always maintained complete control of the community meetings, running them in a professional manner. As President, he not only kept the meetings orderly but educational. Jim, as President, never injected...

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Society Holds Terrific Halloween Party

Another very successful community Halloween Party was held by the Madonna Della Cava Society on Hanover and Battery Streets. The area was full of families and their children participating in the 63rd annual outdoor neighborhood event. It was a true Halloween Party with games, activities, inflatable games, a bounce, face painting, prizes and a...

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Casino Soap Opera Continues

Casino gambling has become a soap-opera in Massachusetts with a lot of stay-tuned. Chapter One: A series of having a casino in East Boston at Suffolk Downs (Probably where it should have been built in the first place). Residents of Eastie held all the cards and out-drew potential owners. Chapter Two: The Tale of...

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North End Library Providing Numerous Programs

While the year is not over, the North End and Friends of the North End Library have provided many programs, activities, events and especially learning programs. The community has enjoyed holiday events, films, puppet shows, concerts and much more and there is still more to come. It takes a lot of time and energy...

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BRA Approves Canal and India Street Developments

November 1, 2014
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Two of the six new developments the Board of Directors for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved are located adjacent to the North End/Waterfront community. Together, the six projects represent $151.7 million worth of investment and nearly 674,000 square feet of construction, according to the BRA. Reportedly, the development projects are expected to...

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Volunteers Canvass North End for Earned Sick Time

November 1, 2014
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Expressing their support for earned sick time (Question 4) State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined workers, business owners, community leaders and grass roots volunteers at the North End Community Health Center on Hanover Street to canvass to ensure hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families can receive this benefit. “Question 4 would guarantee every worker in...

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Artery Ramp Parcel Study Meeting

November 1, 2014
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On Wednesday, October 29 from 6-8pm MassDOT will conduct a public hearing related to the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study, according to Legislative Liaison John Romano. The meeting will be held at the BRA 9th Floor Board Room, City Hall. Romano noted, “MassDOT is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portions...

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