North End Beautification Committee Sets 2015 Goals

December 24, 2014
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A community based volunteer organization, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) has set its goals for 2015 events and projects.

Plans call for banners for the entrances to the North End, benches for Cross Street planters and continued maintenance of these planters.

Recipients of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Great Neighbor Award for helping to keep the North End clean, the Committee’s mission is to preserve, maintain and enhance the aesthetic integrity of the historic neighborhood, with hopes to enrich its beautification through creative and innovation enhancements.

The extremely active Committee has set goals of advocating a high standard of community cleanliness, maintenance and attractiveness, encouraging participation of residents in improving the neighborhood and serving as liaison and resource for residents, schools, businesses, organizations and city government.

This year the NEBC created a summer clean streets program partnering with WorkInc, decorated the North End with trees, poles and holiday decorations on Cross Street.

Held a holiday treat event with Santa including hot chocolate and cookies. Participated in the holiday stroll with a bake sale raising money for St. John School.

They placed tree planters decorated for spring and the holiday season on the corner of Cross, Hanover and Salem Streets.

In addition they weeded and mulched tree beds on Cross Street. Participated in Boston Shines spring program.

The Committee has done many other beautification programs over the years. In order to continue this valuable neighborhood service, the NEBC needs financial support. Checks can be sent to: NEBC, 100 Fulton Street 4V, Boston, MA 02109.

For more information email nebeautificationcommittee@gmail.com.

  • Jane

    Removing the buildings owned but not used by J Pace (next to Maria’s Pastry) on Cross Street would be a major benefit to the neighborhood. Opening that space would be a effective
    deterrent to the activities (drinking and drug dealing) that go on Morton Street and it would expose the park on Stillman Street, making it a much friendlier and light place for families and neighbors to use. Until Mr. Pace decides what he is going to do with that property, demolishing those buildings would benefit the neighborhood as well as him.