Monthly Archives: November 2017

Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

By Matt Conti Old North Church congregation and friends came out to honor Rev. Stephen T. Ayres and his 20th Anniversary as Vicar of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Steve also serves as Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, the cultural arm of the historic landmark property. Stories were told,...

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100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

By Matt Conti In 1917, the Prince Macaroni Company expanded their business in Boston’s North End from Prince Street to Atlantic Avenue. Ever since, 63 Atlantic Avenue has been called The Prince Building. In 1974, it became the the first condominium conversion on the waterfront attracting an involved group of residents from all walks...

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Edwards Wins Close Race Against Passacantilli

East Boston’s Lydia Edwards was elected as the District 1 Boston City Councilor over the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli after a hotly contested race for the seat left vacant by City Councilor Sal LaMattina who did not seek reelection this year. Edwards’s win makes her the first woman of color to ever be elected...

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Marquis Health Services Assumes Management of NE Nursing Home

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, has assumed operational management of North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Fulton Street, North End.  The organization will begin a $5 million renovation at the skilled nursing facility – formerly known as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center – in early 2018. Tryko Partners purchased...

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NEWRA Supports Endicott Street/Jerusalem Place Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Just before members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) enjoyed their fall party, the non-profit group discussed and voted on two agenda items related to Endicott Street and Jerusalem Place. The Council voted to support a request by the owner or 180 Endicott Street to change the occupancy from three...

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Multiple Arrests Reported at November Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the November 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. Arrests -Vandalism / Trespassing: 10/8/17 @ 10:37pm @ 232 Hanover St.: Four males from Winchester, MA were arrested after arriving at a residence where they believed a house...

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Joi Salon and Spa Escape Unveils Rebrand

Joi Salon and Spa Escape, a well-known Boston salon for the past 16 years, announced they are rebranding to Joi Salon and will become a full-service hair salon moving forward. Located in the heart of the North End, Joi Salon will renovate their current spa space to accommodate additional hair stations. Work on the...

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Local Bingo Benefits Hurricane Relief Fund

By Phil Orlandella A Bingo fundraiser for the Hurricane Relief Fund was conducted by the Nazzaro Community Center, which was sold out. Some of the many prizes given out were gift cards, handmade baskets, tickets to a sporting event or concert, coffee baskets, scratch ticket baskets, restaurant gift cards or an evening on the...

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Mayor Walsh to Light Columbus Park Trellis November 20

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland...

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NSC Benefit Raises $50,000

By Phil Orlandella Nearly $50,000 was raised at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center’s fundraiser Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends. The event is held to aid low-income and elderly North End and West End residents who turn to the Center for assistance. This is the fifth year in a row that Ron...

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