Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Clean Prado

A Clean Prado

Shown at one of Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) monthly parks clean-up are Amy Hand and Leslie Horn. This month they selected to clean the columns at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) a hot spot for dogs passing through on a walk. They used a mix of hot water with white vinegar to clean...

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Boston Patrol Officers to Wear Body Cameras

A six-month agreement between the City of Boston and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) has been signed for police to wear body cameras while on duty to document their activities. Up to a hundred volunteer police patrol officers will participate in the pilot program. Mayor Martin J Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget provided...

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Mayor Announces Early Voting Locations

For the first time Boston will be able to allow voters to cast their ballots early (October 24 to November 4) for the November 8 election. Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of the Election Department’s plan for 27 “one day” early voting sites, three each at the City Council Districts,...

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Nursing Home Issue At A Standstill

By Phil Orlandella A steering committee is still moving forward in an attempt to preserve the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street from being closed down and the occupants being moved to other facilities. Residents still remain positive that their endeavor will be fruitful in one way or another. The community group has...

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Greenway Activities:Past,Present and Future

By Phil Orlandella This summer The Greenway Conservancy has held many different activities and events for North End/Waterfront residents and visitors to enjoy. The many faces of The Greenway features Al Weiwel’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads that will be at the Rings Fountain through October 21. Visitors are constantly seen taking a photo with...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

By karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This column was published last fall. Things haven’t changed except that Donald is now the Republican nominee. But only a few weeks ago The New York Times reported he wouldn’t rule out quitting shortly after he was elected, if he did win. So I’m thinking...

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August Happenings At The Boston Public Market

Savor the last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market. GreenFest on Friday, August 19th and the West End Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 20th. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 Taza Churro Happy Hour (every Wednesday & Thursday, 5-6:30pm): Stop by Taza Chocolate to get a free churro with every iced...

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Mayor Walsh Announces 2016 Garden Contest Winners

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2016 Garden Contest presented with a Grand Prize from JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.  Now in its 20th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods....

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North End/West End ESOL Participants Honored

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) honored 43 students from over 15 countries for their success in completing the 2015/2016 Adult Education Program. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is the only program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the North and West End...

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NEMPAC Provides Many Activities Planning for 15th Anniversary

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has been very busy providing free movies, children’s musical theater workshops, yoga classes and an opera program. NEMPAC’s schedule included, free Thursday Night Concerts at the Waterfront Park. A Children’s Musical Theater Program, workshop musical rendition of “Midsummer Nights Dream” and “Annie”.  Hosted...

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