Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter Lights

Winter Lights

Every evening, hundreds of North End/Waterfront residents and numerous visitors are enjoying the beautiful Winter Lights spread throughout The Greenway. Shown above is one of the favorite Winter Lights photo.

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North End Business Owner Named a Finalist for Female Entrepreneur

North End Business Owner Named a Finalist for Female Entrepreneur

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a nationally-renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in business, announced that North End business woman Kathleen Doyle, the owner of FireFlower Alternative Energy, was named one of the top five finalists of its Women-Owned Business Challenge, a competition  to promote female entrepreneurship and the advancement of...

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North End Exempt from BYOB Policy

A Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) ordinance that would allow diners to take their own liquor into eateries in several community restaurants has been passed in the Boston City Council. “Because the North End has so many restaurants and licenses, the new measure will not apply in that neighborhood,” according to City Councilor Sal...

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MassDOT Responds to Fulton Street Tunnel Noise Issues

January 7, 2016
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Numerous North End residents turned out for a Callahan Tunnel Trench Noise Remediation meeting with MassDOT and other local city and state representatives. The topic was loud noise created after the tunnel renovations were completed. Those that attended the meeting with MassDOT felt it was a productive discussion with potential solutions to the problem....

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Free-Standing Sidewalk Signs Pilot Program Underway

January 7, 2016
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An ordinance filed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and brought to light by Boston City Councilor At Large, Chairman of the Committee on Government Operations Michael J. Flaherty to create a pilot program regarding free-standing sidewalk signs. Passed by the Council the bill will examine how city regulates free-standing signs in order to establish...

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Boston’s Vision Zero Action Plan Ready to Go

January 7, 2016
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A plan that outlines the City of Boston’s commitment to providing safer streets is off the drawing board and set to go as soon as possible. The Action Plan focuses on four core areas, implementing street design changes, tackling the issue of distraction and impaired driving. Highlights of the major plan include: Emphasis will...

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MBTA Parking Lot Payment Instructions

With the end of the antiquated ‘honor box’ payment system at MBTA parking lots last July, the T would like to remind customers about proper procedures for using the easier, more convenient PayByPhone, or simply receiving a monthly invoice in the mail. PayByPhone allows customers to pay parking fees by using any phone or...

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Opinion

January 7, 2016
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Community involvement a good New Year’s resolution A great way to begin the New Year is to make an honest attempt to get involved up close and personal with the North End/Waterfront neighborhood and give something back to the community which is a terrific place to live, work and enjoy. Volunteering sometime will go...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

by Karen Cord Taylor City Hall Plaza is maligned, disparaged, abhorred and then used whenever we have a citywide celebration—think World Series. The place has been poorly maintained for almost 50 years while serving as a staging area, a site for the Big Apple Circus and concerts and a parking lot for unidentified cars....

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Vision Zero Action Plan A 10

Once in place, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Vision Zero Action Plan will help save lives and injuries by focusing on implementing street design changes that should make a great difference. Motor vehicles and other transportation-related crashes are a leading cause of death in Boston. The Mayor’s plan is geared toward reducing this number....

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