Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bill Signed That Could Lower Speed Limit in City

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Vision Zero goal that he believes will bring the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2030 received a much-needed shot in the arm when Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4565 that will give municipalities the authority to lower default speed limits. The bill is An Act...

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Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

After leaving the workforce and seeking a meaningful way to fill her time, 11-year North End resident Susan Price decided to volunteer at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. This is her fourth year as a volunteer. Previously, Susan worked for 25 years at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center as a Unit Coordinator. At...

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NEAD Family Fun Festival Rescheduled

By Phil Orlandella Bad weather forced North End Against Drugs (NEAD) to cancel its Family Fun Festival that attracts over 200 people each year to participate in the very popular community event held annually. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the NEAD sponsored event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 17...

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Instrumental Petting Zoo Held by NEMPAC

By Phil Orlandella An instrumental petting zoo and a back to school event was held by North End Music and Performing Arts (NEMPAC) in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) co-hosted by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra who brought many local musicians to help demonstrate instruments, give many lessons and possibly help some children and adults...

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BWSC to Start Phase II of North End Project

By Phil Orlandella Now that Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed Phase I of its projects in the North End, they have started Phase II which will run through November 2018. The BWSC project involves replacement of water mains and rehabilitation of sewer and drainage pipes on twelve North End streets. This...

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National Night Out

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   Senator Joe Boncore fits in well with the neighborhood State Senator Joseph Boncore has fit in very well with the North End/Waterfront community since his election to the State House. The Senator has attended many community events and neighborhood meetings on a regular basis and seems to have a good...

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NEMPAC to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Community Service

It’s been fifteen years since the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) burst on the scene and grew into a major organization that provides numerous programs, events and activities to the neighborhood while supporting several other organizations with great entertainment. NEMPAC has reached out to the community in many ways, like offering...

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Tax Free Weekend Nixed by State

A study commissioned by the Retails Association of Massachusetts revealed that the State’s tax holiday generated $168 million and the cash flow led to an additional estimate of 600 private jobs. If not for the tax holiday, the Association claimed businesses would not have anywhere near the sales they had last year. Reportedly, the...

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North End Hockey Registration Underway

By Phil Orlandella Registration is currently being accepted for the North End Hockey Introduction program which runs October 2016 through early March 2017 at the Steriti Skating Rink on Saturday mornings. The program is for children ages 5-12 (some exceptions) and teaches the fundamentals of hockey in a fun atmosphere according to Daniel Toscano...

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