In Brief

June 1, 2018
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Seniors treated to Chinese food lunch

The North End Rehabilitation and Health Center on Fulton Street recently treated seniors at the North End Neighborhood Center to a delicious lunch and prepared by Billy Tse’s.

Seniors enjoyed egg rolls, rice, spareribs, noodles, crab rangoon and fortune cookies. There was even enough food to take home according to the Center’s staff.

“I haven’t had Chinese food in a year and I’ve been craving for it,” one senior said. “Everything tasted so delicious.”

“Another senior said, “Billy Tse’s is my favorite cheap meal. Can I have another fortune cookie?”

 

NE/WE Center conducting a food drive

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center is accepting donations to support their food program that assists needy residents.

The quest which runs through June 30 will be collecting monetary donations, restaurant and supermarket gift certificates and non-perishable food items including pasta, tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, cooking oil and corn.

Donation drop-off locations are:  Michelangelo School, North End Library 25 Parmenter Street and West End Library 151 Cambridge Street.

For details call 617-523-8125.

 

City launches disability access survey

A first-ever survey has been launched by the City to collect information and learn what the most significant assess ability related needs are in Boston in order to possibly shake the City’s strategic priorities related to disability access.

The survey will serve as the foundation for the City’s disability strategic master plan so Boston can be safe, healthy and assessable.

“We will continue to prioritize equitable access for all until there are more opportunities than barriers, and where accessibility is built into everything we do,” Mayor Martin Walsh said.

The survey will continue through June 30. Hard copies are available by mail or help to take the survey can be made by calling 617-635-3682.

 

NEAA Majors All Star Game June 23

Little leaguers (Majors) from the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball program will play an All-Star Game at Langone Field on Saturday, June 23 at 6 PM.

The League’s four teams will be separated to form to All Star teams, selected by the coaches.

In addition, the NEAA will honor a person that has been actively involved in the community to toss out the first pitch and receive an award for neighborhood involvement.

Players named to the teams will geared up to display their talents on the baseball field.

During the game, the NEAA will provide food and refreshments for the players, parents and fans.

Following the contest, trophies and awards will be presented at the ballpark.

NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti and Baseball Coordinator John Romano invite everyone to attend the game and cheer on all the players.

 

North End Softball starts June 4

The men’s North End Softball League is scheduled to kick off Monday June 4th.

The league will have 8 teams and play at Puopolo Park. Included in these 8 teams are the defending champions Corner Café, Rocco’s, Cobblestone Café, Sail Loft, Four Winds, Briccos, LaBatters and Rapid7.

The league has been a fixture in the North End for a least 50 years and Commissioner Ralph Martignetti is quick to point out that the league has a way of bringing long-time North Enders and newly transplanted North Enders together to form new friendships.

The league plays a 21 game schedule and ends in a championship series played in Mid-September.

 

Mayor invites youth

to spend $1 million

Currently there are five projects Boston youth ages 12-25 have a chance to vote on how the city will spend $1 million of Boston 2030 Capital Plan through the “Youth Lead the Change” participatory budget process.

Voting stations are currently set up across the City and the votes will be collected through Saturday, June 2. An online ballot can be found at boston.gov/youth-lead-change.

Projects include: Fans in Schools, Add Solar Panels to Buildings, Invest in Community Gardens, Youth Wi-Fi Lounge in City Hall and Blue Box Emergency Lights connected to 911.

“By involving young people in this process, we are cultivating a generation of Boston youth who are passionate about their City and have the opportunity to shape its future,” Mayor Martin Walsh said.