Monthly Archives: December 2014

It’s Certainly Not Chump Change

Saying he was “troubled” by the findings of a Herald report citing a pattern of apparent bid splitting by the city’s Property Management Development and took issue with the department’s director Michael Galvin’s characterization of the payouts as “chump change” the Mayor has publicly stated he will discuss allegations with the Commissioner. The departments...

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New Licensing Board Should Benefit Neighborhood

Three new members to the City of Boston’s Licensing Board have been appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Licensing Board regulates alcohol, food, hotels/inns, lodging houses, fraternities/dormitories, billiards/pool tables/sippio, bowling alleys and fortune teller licenses. The newly-constituted Licensing Board is one of a series of efforts that the Walsh Administration has made to...

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Downtown View

When our children were young, they asked what their father, a lawyer, did at work. I told them, “He gives advice to people.” But that was hardly an adequate explanation. They eventually learned what lawyers do through family discussions, visits to his office, and their expanding notions of the world as they grew older....

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Rink/Restaurant/Lounge Slated for City Hall Plaza

December 23, 2014
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Boston City Hall Plaza, a really barren area, could be converted it into a winter wonderland with an Olympic sized ice skating rink and a large glass restaurant and lounge overlooking the rink. Reportedly, the Frozen Harbor skating ring and a 20,000 square foot Polar Bar will open soon on the Plaza, according to...

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NEWNC Supports Three Requests

December 23, 2014
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During its last monthly meeting of the year, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) addressed three requests and heard  a presentation on Faneuil Hall Market by Susan Loungo of the Faneuil Hall Market Vendors regarding possible impacts on the North End community. Loungo told the Council that the new owners are already displacing tenants...

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NEWRA/Abutters Trash Battery Street Proposal

December 23, 2014
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A request by the owner of 16-18 Battery Street to change the legal occupancy from nine residential units to ten residential units, construct a one-story addition and a roof deck was opposed by abutters and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a 26 to 3 vote at last week’s monthly meeting held in...

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Opinion

December 23, 2014
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Dom Campochiaro was one of a kind The passing of life-long North End resident Dom “Dom DiMaggio” Campocchiaro, commonly known as “Dom the Electrician” or “Coach Dom” had a devastating effect on his family, friends and the hundreds and hundreds of people he touched during his life. For better then 50 years, Dom has...

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Launch Party of Three Day Rule

Launch Party of Three Day Rule

Kerri Axelrod (RIGHT) of the North End, with Jonathan Jonas, Head of Operations for The Purple Carrot, attended the VIP Launch Party of Three Day Rule, Boston’s newest white-glove matchmaking service at towne stove + spirits on November 19. Three Day Rule’s CEO and co-founder, Talia Goldstein and Boston matchmaker, McKenzie Faucher were on...

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Boston Selected for Prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Grant

Boston has been selected as one of 35 cities from around the world to be invited to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network, a project of the Rockefeller Foundation, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. 100RC supplies its member cities with tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to build resilience to the challenges...

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Working Together Will Only Benefit the Community

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) members have elected Ford Cavallari as the neighborhood organization’s new President. One of Cavallari’s first orders of business was a commitment to work closely with the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on issues and requests that are directly related to the future of the community. Many times, over the...

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