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Mayor Praises Gun Legislation

August 14, 2014
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The House and Senate made history with the passage of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will make neighborhood, streets and homes safer places to live, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh noted in a prepared statement. “With this legislation, the Commonwealth will once again be a national model for not only the contents of this bill...

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75 New Liquor Licenses Exclude North End

August 14, 2014
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It appears that the North End/Waterfront neighborhood will not be affected by legislation passed on Beacon Hill that would allow 75 new liquor license in the city. The bill, part of a broad economic package, clearly restricts the neighborhood from obtaining any of these new liquor license at this time. The bill also gives...

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Mayor Set Sights on Correcting Unsolved Homicide Cases

August 14, 2014
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In an attempt to deal with the alarming 336 unsolved homicides, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is moving forward to resolve the decade old problem which he inherited. The Mayor is asking police to review the way they probe homicides while the city explores new strategies to break the code of silence in neighborhoods...

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Substance Abuse and Recovery Bill Passes

August 14, 2014
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Substance abuse and recovery legislation has been passed by the Senate and House that will change the way Massachusetts will address and treat addicts and assist families that are dealing with the situation. Senator Anthony Petrucelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz who represent the North End supported the bill. Substance abuse does not discriminate it...

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Clock Stopped Ticking on 4am Closure Plan

August 14, 2014
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The Wednesday, July 31 deadline for passing bills in the state legislature ran out, the clock also stopped ticking on part of a bill that would have created a 4am closure for bars, restaurant and lounges in designated areas in the South Boston waterfront district. Mayor Martin Walsh has and will continue to support...

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Philip’s Salon Receives Good Neighbor Award

August 8, 2014
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Philip’s Salon Receives  Good Neighbor Award

Philip’s Salon on Hanover Street has been selected by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has received the August “Good Neighbor” Award for their work in helping to keep the North End clean by sweeping the area in front of the Salon and removing trash and debris. For several years, NEWRA, has been selecting...

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Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert

August 8, 2014
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Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert

Essex Harmony, an auditioned Danvers-based mixed chamber specializing in “Singing School” early American choral music and contemporary American choral music, founded in 2006, will perform at the next Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert. The musical group will perform an exciting and poignant William Billings music that includes song selections that demonstrate the...

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NEAA/Hill House Little League Ousted in Semi-finals

August 8, 2014
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Although the NEAA/Hill House 10-year-old Little Leaguers won their way into the Mayor’s Cup baseball tournament semi-finals, they found themselves against a very strong South End team and were eliminated in a must win game 8-4. The team earned their way into the semi-finals posting a 1-1 record before losing in the one game...

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Numerous Activities Scheduled for Pride Week

August 8, 2014
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There are still many free activities and programs planned for the rest of the week as part of North End Against Drugs 25th annual North End Family Pride Week which includes North End Family Pride Day on Sunday, August 10 starting at 12 noon. Activities that are planned are a movie night, a jamboree,...

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BWSC Scheduling North End Repairs

August 2, 2014
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Starting late August or early September, Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will begin major improvements to drains, sewers, excavated repairs, non-excavated repairs, point repairs, pipelining placement and lining repairs throughout many North End streets. The project could run until 2015 and cost millions of dollars to complete. While BWSC plans to do everything...

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