Monthly Archives: September 2015

Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day

A Family Volunteer Day was held by the Greenway Conservancy on August 22. It featured a morning of gardening with kids, families and friends.

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Plaque of Appreciation

Plaque of Appreciation

Peter Bounassaro of the Thacher Street Club North End presented businessman Frank DePasquale with a plaque of appreciation for his continuous support of the neighborhood.

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Eliot School Hosts Innovative Summer Camp

Eliot School Hosts Innovative Summer Camp

C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro Attivita’ Scolastiche Italiane) in cooperation with the Eliot K-8 Innovation School and the Office of the Italian Consulate finished the first week of an Italian Immersion Summer Camp.  Maria Gioconda Motta, President of C.A.S.IT. Inc., and Traci Walker Griffith, Principal of the Eliot hosted this innovative camp for the third time....

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Permanent North End Dog Park in the Planning Stages

September 1, 2015
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Now that the successful dog park pilot program at DiFilippo Park is officially over, the well used facility will remain open while Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to meet with the City of Boston to proceed with plans to build a permanent, official dog park in the current space. RUFF is working to...

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NEWRA Supports Occupancy Change

September 1, 2015
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A request by Chris Young to change the occupancy at 27-29 Fleet Street from four to five apartments was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their August monthly meeting. Plans call for the renovation of the building which is located in a Multifamily Residential Subdistrict of the North End. Boston’s new...

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Neighborhood Public Safety Meeting on Sept 3

September 1, 2015
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This coming Thursday, September 3 at 6pm District A-1 Boston Police will hold the North End Public Safety monthly meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center.  Part One Crime in the North End/Waterfront community has decreased on a regular basis, according to Commanding Officer Captain Ken Fong. Besides reporting the latest statistics, the Captain and...

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City Establishes New 311 Hotline

Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline is one of...

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Opinion

September 1, 2015
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Councilor LaMattina running unopposed District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, whose district includes the North End and waterfront areas, will be unopposed in the 2015 municipal race. Serving on the Boston City Council, the Councilor has made his mark in the neighborhoods he represents, as an elected official who gets things done with...

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Downtown View:More Children Downtown. Now What?

Karen is taking a break. This column from January 2012 still has relevance three years later. New mayor, but same problem, and a new school in the North End and an expanded school in the North End is not enough for downtown families. Mayor Menino has once again focused on the schools, and we...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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