Community News

Library Daily Book Sale Expanded

            Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale program. For details visit www.friendsnelibrary.org.

Free English Classes Offered

            Free English Classes are being offered at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Open enrollment. Classes include education and career advising. Details are available by calling 617-523-8125 or email vidhartha.deonarain@bostonabcd.org.

Complimentary       Wine Tasting

  1. Cirace + Son, Inc., 173 North Street, North End offers complimentary Wine tasting on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to participate by visiting the award-winning shop. For details call 617-227-3193

FOCCP presents “Tunnel of Love”   at Park’s Trellis

            Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is gearing up to turn on the park’s well-known Trellis into a Tunnel of Love for Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 10 from 4-9 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

NEMPAC Presents “Amore”

            North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will present an opera dinner and concert “Amore” on Sunday, February 11 at Lucia Ristorante, 415 Hanover Street, North End.

            Reservations, tables of four, call 617-227-2270 or visit nempacboston.org/concert/series.

Nazzaro Center/Aquarium Series

            Fifteen students from the Nazzaro Community Center will have the opportunity to participate in an amazing program at the New England Aquarium this spring from March 5 to April 9.

            The afterschool series is one class per week (45 minutes) for six weeks starting on Monday, March 5 ending on April 9.

The series is about science and literacy skills for students ages 6-9. Space is limited to fifteen people, cost is $2. For details call Nazzaro Center Program Supervisor Laurie D’Elia. This is a partnership with the Center and Aquarium.

Opera at          Steriti Rink

            Steriti Skating Rink in Boston’s North End will be the site of the Boston Lyric Opera’s presentation, Travel in Tahiti, and Arias + Barcarolles newly combined into one harmonious work with marriage, dreams and disillusionment from May 11 to May 20. For production information visit http//blo.org/tahiti/.

Review Seeks   North End News

            The Regional Review would like to hear from residents and the business community regarding North End news.

            Send letters, stories and photos to regionalreview1945@gmail.com. Please include a phone number so the newspaper can call responding with questions.

FONE Bocce at Skating Rink

            Friends of the North End Bocce will continue through the winter months every Sunday morning at the Steriti Rink indoor courts. Spectators are welcome to attend. Spring/Summer tournaments will begin in late May.

105th Birthday Celebration

            Vincenza Raspa, a North End resident, recently (Jan. 15) celebrated her 105th birthday at the North End Rehabilitation Healthcare Center with friends and elected officials.

FOCCP Monthly Meeting

            The next Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM in the Mariners House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor.

Public Safety Meeting

            The next North End/District A1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1 at 6 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center.

NEWRA Monthly Meeting

            The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center.

NEWNC Monthly Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 5 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center.

NSC Valentine’s    Day Celebration

            A Valentine’s Day Celebration will be held by the North End/West End Neighborhood Center, 1 Michelangelo Street on Friday, February 2 at 12:30 PM. Snow date: Monday, February 12.

NSC Seeks Kitchen Volunteers

            The North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center is looking for three volunteer kitchen assistants to help with shopping, food preparation, cooking, serving and cleanup.

            Schedule: Mondays and Fridays 11 AM-3 PM and one Wednesday a month 11 AM-3 PM. For details call 617-523-8125.

Valentine Coffee House Program

Friends of the North End Library and Christopher Columbus Park will co-host a Valentine Coffee House program at the North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30PM to 8PM. All are welcome.

New Softball League Director

            Ralph Martignetti, NEAA Baseball Commissioner has taken on the Directorship of the North End Men’s Softball League.

NEAA Little League Baseball Registration

            Registration for the 2018 North End Athletic Association (NEAA) baseball program is underway. Opening Day will be Saturday, April 28 twelve noon in Puopolo Park.

            A regular Little League season will be held, playoffs, an All-Star Game and several tournament games will be played at the end of the season. An awards banquet will also take place. For the necessary information visit neaabaseball.org.