Monthly Archives: April 2016

Old North Church Secures Community Support for Garden Renovations

Old North Church Secures Community Support for Garden Renovations

By Phil Orlandella Old North Church’s Reverend Stephen Ryres has gained support from community groups and local elected officials for the church to reconfigure the Washington Garden and the adjacent Washington Court Yard on the north side of the church campus. A grant of $46,600 from the Browne Fund is being sought to design...

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241st Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church Set for April 17

241st Lantern Ceremony at  Old North Church Set for April 17

On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” the two lanterns have come to represent the resolve and ingenuity of the American spirit. Every year since 1875, on the eve...

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Voters Head to Polls on Tuesday, April 12

North End voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 12 (today) for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election. Seven Democratic candidates, Joseph Boncore, a Winthrop resident whose family has a law practice in East Boston, State Rep. Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill, former Revere mayor Dan Rizzo, and current...

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Councillor LaMattina Files Street Performers Permitting Ordinance

By Phil Orlandella Currently, the City of Boston does not regulate or require permits for street performers, but that could change if the City Council passes an ordinance filed by Councillor Sal LaMattina and Bill Linehan. “The purpose of this ordinance is to have reasonable regulations for street performers in the city in order...

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Police Make Nine Arrests in North End

By Phil Orlandella During the month of March, District A-1 Boston Police made nine arrests relating to several crimes including larceny, robbery, breaking and entering, drugs, domestic violence, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. These incidents were widely spread over the community on Sheafe Street, Baldwin Place, Prince Street, Fulton Street, Margaret...

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Mayor’s Urban Renewal Proposal Supported by City Council

By Phil Orlandella A six-year extension for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Urban Renewal plan proposed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh has been approved by the Boston City Council. Originally, the Mayor’s proposal was for a ten- year extension which was opposed by several community groups that didn’t want any extension to the BRA...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   City’s small business plan a positive economic move The City of Boston’s first small business plan appears to be a solid guide towards supporting these businesses as they start and grow in Boston. Small businesses are a critical engine of the city’s economy and they warrant support in the best...

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MBTA’s Performance Dashboard a Positive and Useful Tool

MBTA users can now, for the first time, track the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 750 bus routes through the newly created performance dashboard that provides the public the ability to look at the lines or routes for an entire day or just during rush hour periods. The MBTA’s...

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Today is Election Day- Get Out and Vote

Today, Tuesday, April 12 is a State Senate special election with seven candidates seeking to fill the vacancy left open by the retirement of Senator Anthony Petrucelli. Parts of the Senate District includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood which has been well represented in the past. The Regional Review encourages registered voters in the community...

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Obituaries 04-12-2016

Rose Visconti Of East Boston, formerly of the North End Rose M. (Romano) Visconti of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Monday night, March 28. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Visconti; devoted mother of Pamela Congley...

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