Monthly Archives: July 2015

Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award

Café Lil Italy on Salem Street, opposite of the Old North Church, has been named the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the community clean. Shown (l to r) NEWRA member Janet Gilardi and Anna Preda, Manager.

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Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

The white marble Christopher Columbus Statue was vandalized at the namesake park on the North End/Waterfront overnight on June 30th. A large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue. On the back of the foundation block, the words “Black Lives Matter” were spray painted. The Boston Parks...

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City Team Picks up Needles in Public Areas

A new program, Mobile Sharps Collection Team (MSCT), dispatches crews to properly handle loose, sharp needles left in public spaces, has been operating throughout Boston since early June under the direction of the Health and Human Services and the Boston Health Commission. In addition, Citizens Can act now has a new feature which allows...

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Sandwich Board Policies and Regulations to be Discussed

Sandwich boards placed on sidewalks throughout the city will be evaluated by city officials to determine policies and regulations of these free standing sidewalk signs that advertise business products. Many of these signs clearly blocks sidewalk access, especially for handicapped people and senior citizens. Apparently, city officials believe there is confusion among small business...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify the utility contractor that did the work” wrote Gabrielle Farrell, associate press secretary in the mayor’s office, in an email. “This gives the Public Works...

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Highway Workers Seek Early Retirement

Ten percent of MassDOT’s workforce, including hundreds in the division charged with clearing snow clogged highways and maintain the state’s crumbling roads, have applied for the early retirement program recently introduced by Governor Charlie Baker. Apparently 430 transportation employees applied for the June 30 deadline, the most of any department statewide. MassDOT indicated that...

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Medicaid Apparently Wasted $500 Million

An audit released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed the state’s Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million over a five-year period. Bump called the sum the largest amount her office has uncovered in any audit in nearly 3 decades, October 2009 to last September. The audit contended the state’s Mass Health program “unnecessarily...

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NEAA Wraps up 2015 Season with an All Star Game

On Friday, June 26th the NEAA celebrated our annual All-star game.  The game was played in honor of the memory of long time NEAA Coach, Director and President Joseph “Coach Dom” Campochiaro.   The day started off with the 6 Minor League teams playing their final games. There were 3 games for ages 6 to...

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