Monthly Archives: January 2015

Boston Welcomes 2015

Boston Welcomes 2015

As part of First Night celebrations, the city commissioned ice sculptures, which were on display in Copley Square. In the above photo The 2015 First Night “Ice Dragon” created by Donald Chapelle.

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January Community Meetings

The following is a listing of community meetings during the month of January. Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm North End Boston Police Public Safety Committee in the Nazzaro Community Center. Monday, January 12 at 7pm North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in the Nazzaro Community Center. Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30pm Friends of Christopher Columbus...

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Area A-1 Sees Rise in Part One Crime Stats

Area A-1 had experienced an approximately 7–percent spike in violent and property crimes as 2014 drew to a close, compared to the previous year, according to police. Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 16, 2014 (the most-recent crime statistics available on the Boston Police Web site), 2,718 incidents of Part One crime were reported in...

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Protesters Distanced Themselves from N.Y. Police Assassinations

It’s incredible that police officers have become the target of anger over the justice system that did not indict cops involved with the deaths of teens Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Public citizens made those decisions, not the police. Assassinating two police officers in New York did nothing to resolve the impact of the...

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Police Are the Cavalry

Sometimes things happen in a controversial way when it comes to police crime fighting. However, police have a difficult job to do and hard decisions have to be made under dire situations that really have nothing to do with the color of someone’s skin. Police put their lives on the line every day to...

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Disruption or Consequences?

Disruption was 2014’s trendy cliché. A new idea comes along and, poof, out with the old. Business school types are enthralled. New technology and new ideas are part of the disruption. But some businesses and industries are vulnerable, sometimes because they haven’t taken certain developments into account. Take coal. It is hard to listen...

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Walsh Proposes 40 Minute Increase in School Days

January 8, 2015
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At a cost of 12.5 million dollars, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teacher’s Union have negotiated a proposal to permanently add 40 minutes of learning time to the city’s school day. Nearly 23,000 elementary and middle schools will be affected, including the Eliot School in the North...

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Public Safety Meeting on Jan 15

January 8, 2015
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The North End Boston Public Safety monthly meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm. District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Kenneth Fong along with members of his staff will present Part 1 crime statistics that took place over the past 30 days. Police will also answer questions,...

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Mayor Signs Ordinance Extending Tenant Protection

January 8, 2015
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Several weeks ago the Boston City Council, including the North End/Waterfront Councilor Sal LaMattina, voted to double the amount of compensation offered to tenants when their units become converted into condominiums, forcing them to relocate to new housing. Quickly following the ordinance approval by the Council, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed it, to ensure...

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Opinion

January 8, 2015
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Ted Tomasone never forgets his roots Once again, the Regional Review commands former North End resident Robert “Ted”, Tomasone for providing special activities in the community throughout the year. He coordinated the annual North End Christmas luncheon that benefits needy residents, families and seniors during the special season which were total successes. He also...

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