Monthly Archives: January 2017

Christmas Morning Fire

Christmas Morning Fire

A Christmas morning fire caused heavy damage to a four-story building at 52 Hull St. Firefighters first arrived on the scene at 4:15 a.m. and immediatedly called for backup to battle the five-alarm blaze. No one was injuried as all tenants had left for the holiday. The fire also resulted in 17 people being...

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Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

By Conor Finley The holiday event season continues throughout the North End Steriti Rink was the sight for the 8th annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive, sponsored and organized by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee. Loads of toys, winter clothes, and money were collected while holiday classics played during the free skating...

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Police Arrest Leominster Man Connected with NE Stabbing

By Phil Orlandella Police have arrested Anthony Spinelli, 44, of Leominster in connection with the alleged stabbing of Bobby Pirelli (late 50s), a resident of Ausonia Council Apartments on Fulton Street, North End at 1:30 PM last Tuesday, December 20. Pirelli was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but according to Boston...

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Local Opposition Mounting for Municipal Harbor Plan

By Phil Orlandella A draft proposal by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a Municipal Harbor Plan has generated a lot of opposition from North End/Waterfront residents. Some residents have submitted written comments to the BRA expressing concern related to the scope of the major project that includes height, shadows, traffic and possible environmental...

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Officials Remind Residents of New Marijuana Regulations

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has recognized marijuana as a legal substance for adults 21 and over, and the City of Boston reminded residents of the rules and standards that have been enacted with the new law: Possession of Marijuana Adults may carry up to one ounce of marijuana in public. Five grams of that...

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Council President Wu and Walsh Propose Entertainment Assistance for Small Businesses

A proposal to expand the “Acoustic on Main” pilot program allowing small businesses in designated business districts to host acoustic performances without obtaining a live entertainment license from the City of Boston has been filed by City Council President Michele Wu, and supported by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The ordinance aims to increase foot...

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Final Climate Ready Boston Report Outlined

A final report for Climate Ready Boston, the city’s initiative to prepare for the impacts of climate change has been released by Mayor Martin J. Walsh at a press briefing accompanied by several department heads and other organizations and agencies. Updated climate projections, a citywide climate vulnerability assessment and recommended climate resiliency strategies and...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Make plans for snow removal It’s only a matter of time until Old Man Winter decides to once again dump large amounts of snow on the streets and sidewalks of the community. Residents need to be prepared to move their vehicles for the city to provide adequate snow removal. Make plans...

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More Residents Should Be Attending Neighborhood Meetings

More local residents should be attending the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the North End Public Safety meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center on a monthly basis. These organizations are the pulse of the neighborhood that deal with construction, occupancy changes, height additions, beer, wine, cordial and...

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Happy and Healthy New Year to All

The New Year is about to ring in with hopes that all residents and the business community have a prosperous, safe, happy and healthy 2017. It’s a time to reflect the past year and plan for things to come. Bringing in a new year means hope, opportunity and new challenges. The Regional Review wishes...

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