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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

June 24, 2014
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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

Students from Saint John School visited Rizzutto’s Dip It Sweet Ice Cream Shop on Endicott Street and really enjoyed themselves. Gary and Lisa Rizzutto own the ice cream shop which also serves lunch, hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and other selections of food. “They have a clean and friendly shop and keep the area...

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NEMPAC Opera Production at Faneuil Hall

June 24, 2014
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Opening night is quickly approaching for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Opera Production of Die  Feldermaus by Strauss in English. Once again, NEMPAC will  be performing in historic Faneuil Hall fully-staged and with a full orchestra  under the musical direction of Dr. Tiffany Chang and directed by Adrienne Boris. Founded...

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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

June 16, 2014
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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

Twice last week a request to change the legal occupancy at 420 Commercial Street (former gas station) was opposed, this time by the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 26 to 12. Nicole Griffith, one of the property owners of Comserv LLC, applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal for...

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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

June 16, 2014
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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

Residents were updated on the City’s plans to decrease the household trash pickup days from three to two. Robert W. DeRosa, superintendent of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Waste Reduction Division and Frank O’Brien PR Administrative Assistant PWD Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services spoke at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly...

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Councilor LaMattina Seeks More Hockies in North End

June 16, 2014
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Boston City Counselor Sal LaMattina told residents at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that he has requested at least two street sweepers (Hockies) be placed in the North End on a yearly basis to help keep the neighborhood as clean as possible “These Hockies, if approved, will make a huge difference in keeping...

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NEWNC Opposes Commercial Street Restaurant Proposal

June 16, 2014
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Nicole Griffith of Comserv LLC, owners of 420 Commercial Street applied to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal to change the legal occupancy at the former gas station and Segway operating site in order to lease the property to North End resident Damien DiPaola  who is proposing an Italian Restaurant on the...

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Quality of Life Issues Raised at Police Meeting

June 10, 2014
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Quality of Life Issues Raised at Police Meeting

Quality of life issues were the main topic at the June Boston Police North End Public Safety Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Loud parties continue to be the key problem presented to police. While police have made several arrests and fines were given to tenants, the problem continues according to...

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NEAA Family Baseball Day a Huge Smash

June 10, 2014
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NEAA Family Baseball Day a Huge Smash

While weather continuously caused the cancellation of the North End Athletic Association Opening Day baseball festivities, the organization after several attempts finally managed to get in a great baseball day and the games, a free barbecue and raffle to benefit the non-profit group was held at Langone Field on Commercial Street. And estimated crowd...

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Mayor Holds Coffee Hour in the North End

June 10, 2014
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Mayor Marty Walsh held the 16th annual North End/Waterfront Coffee Hour in Christopher Columbus Park. Numerous local residents turned out to meet with the Mayor to discuss several issues related to public parks and other community issues. Participants were provided with free Dunkin’ Donut and coffee and treats and fresh fruit from Whole Food...

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Vendors/Public Market Talking Apples and Oranges

June 3, 2014
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Based on several community and other public meetings, most people have the understanding the 184 year-old Haymarket Pushcart vendors and the nonprofit Boston Market Place have already worked out a formal memorandum of understanding outlining what each will see, where they’ll purchase the products and set up areas. Reportedly, the Boston Public Market will...

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