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Lia Tota Steps Down As Center Executive Director

September 11, 2014
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Lia Tota Steps Down As Center Executive Director

Following 30 years as the Director of ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, Lia Tota has stepped down from her community position on August 29. However, Tota will stay with the organization on a part-time basis as a community advocate with a focus on the West End neighborhood. “Working part-time will allow me...

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New Salon Coming to Hanover Street

September 11, 2014
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New Salon Coming to Hanover Street

Bow & Arrow, a Beauty Collective will open its first salon in the North End at 215 Hanover Street this month, featuring a creative take on the upscale beauty and wellness industry for men and women. The new salon will exclusively use and sell products made from ingredients safe for the environment, the client,...

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NEWRA Monthly Meeting Sept.11

September 11, 2014
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There will be no voting requests at this Thursday’s September 11 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting scheduled for 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Presentations will be given on the North Bennet Street School’s (NBSS) interest in the Department of Transportation Building, 128 North Street. NBSS President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez will discuss this...

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Mohegan Sun Points Program Includes North End

September 3, 2014
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North End businesses along with more than 400 Greater Boston businesses will benefit from a Mohegan Sun Casino points program. The Connecticut-based casino will allow customers to use points earned from spending money at the slots or tables to dine out in the North End and other restaurants that sign-up for the program. Points...

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Councilor Lamattina Wants Rental Websites Hearing

September 3, 2014
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A close look at the practices of several short-term rental websites will be discussed at a possible public hearing being called for by Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The Councilor apparently has heard many complaints on this subject ranging from loud parties to home and apartments where tenants cycled through like revolving doors. Dealing...

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Council Approves Trust Act/mayor:Signs Bill

September 3, 2014
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By a unanimous vote, the Boston City Council has approved an ordinance that will stop police from holding illegal immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unless they have a criminal warrant. Supporters believe, “The Trust Act will not only protect immigrants but all residents of the City of Boston.” The measure, proposed by...

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Three Request on NEWNC Agenda

September 3, 2014
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Besides the usual protocol and committee reports, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) agenda will include three possible voting items. The requests include: a capacity change, a restaurant expansion and a fitness center. There will be an update on the North Bennet Street School. Boston City Councilor at Large Ayanna Presley will be a...

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City Takes Control of Licensing Board

August 27, 2014
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Legislation that allows the City of Boston to establish its own Licensing Board has been signed by Governor Deval Patrick. Since 1906, governors have appointed members to a state-controlled board. The bill eliminates that board, allowing Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to nominate members to serve on the board. The City Council has the...

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Mayor Forms Streamlined ZBA Committee to Speed up System

August 27, 2014
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A streamline City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) has been formed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that is intended to cut waiting times for relatively minor variances needed to open a small business or to perform home renovations to 1-2 family owner-occupied residential applications. A subcommittee of the Zoning Board of Appeal...

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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

August 25, 2014
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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Doctor Frank Campo of North End Foot, 260 North Street has been named the recipient of the August 2014 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association “Good Neighbor” Award for helping to keep the neighborhood clean by clearing trash and debris on a regular basis in front of his business. For many years NEWRA has presented this...

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