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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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NEWNC Member Pushes for July Public Safety Meeting

August 2, 2014
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The July 3 Boston Police North End Public Safety Committee monthly meeting was canceled because police had too much to do dealing with Fourth of July activities, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chairperson David Marx has made numerous attempts to have the meeting rescheduled to another day in July, to no avail....

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North End Family Pride Week Set for August 4-10

August 2, 2014
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A wide range of free activities and events have been scheduled for this year’s 25th North End Against Drugs/Nazzaro Community Center North End Family Pride Week in memory of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo, a NEAD Board member and community activist. It all starts on Monday, August 4 and concludes with North End Family Pride...

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Public Library Returns Fence to Blacksmith’s Family

August 2, 2014
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Several years ago, (2007) an ornate iron fence surrounded the North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. During renovations of the library, the iron fence built by blacksmith George D’Addario and donated to the library was taken down to create garden space based on community input. The fence was stored at the Central Library on...

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National Night out to Be on August 5

August 2, 2014
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A great community event National Night Out (NNO) will take place at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) with a wide-range of free activities and a BBQ. Each year North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the Boston Police coordinate NNO as part of NEAD’s North End Family Pride Week. Tuesday, August 5 neighborhood activities also...

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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

July 25, 2014
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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

A major sewer and drain improvement project is being planned in the North End by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), according to Irene F. McSweeny, P.E. Director of Construction. She outlined the three phase project at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting and will do the same at the North...

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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

July 25, 2014
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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

A request by Charles Berry, manager of 204 Hanover Street LLC, to change the occupancy at 204 Hanover Street from one apartment, one office and one store, to two apartments and one restaurant, with basement use was opposed by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro...

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City Officials/police to Cleanup Gassy

July 25, 2014
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After several visits to the DeFilippo Playground (Gassy), Boston Police and the Parks Department have indicated both physical changes and removing undesirables from the public space are needed, according to Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office. She also claimed that Mayor Walsh has been briefed and has requested something be done. For some time,...

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Two Apps Available to Make Parking Easier

July 25, 2014
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Finding a parking spot in the North End could get a bit easier now that a company called Haystack has launched a mobile app that lets Apple iOS and Android users buy and sell street parking spaces in real time. The system offers new hope for motorist looking for hard to find parking on...

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NEWRA Opposes Restaurant Location Change

July 21, 2014
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NEWRA Opposes  Restaurant Location Change

An occupancy change, an entertainment addition and a presentation on recycling were part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting agenda. The public community meeting was well attended and numerous NEWRA Committee reports and updates from local officials were presented. Both State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina spoke...

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