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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

December 2, 2011
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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

Johanna Coppola of Margaret Street was recently presented the Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the North End clean by clearing debris and clutter from the sidewalk and curb in front of her home. Coppola was selected by a closed ballot of several people and businesses that were nominated by the committee or...

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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

December 2, 2011
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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

A Connect Historic Boston Initiative was recently launched by the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service are partnering to design pedestrian and bicycle connections between transit hubs at North Station, Aquarium and State Street Stations and the Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway. Other sites include, Visitor Centers at Faneuil Hall and...

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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

November 22, 2011
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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

It was one of the largest crowds ever to attend a NEWRA Clean Street Committee monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. The main topics centered around household trash removal and dirty streets. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina attended the neighborhood meeting presenting an item involving a one colored City of Boston trash bag...

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City Hosts Tree Lighting at Prado

November 22, 2011
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Join Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for the 2011 Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 4 at 2:15pm in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Hanover Street across from St. Stephen Church. There will be an appearance by Santa Claus and his Reindeer, Snowmen, Gingerbread men and a host of other holiday...

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No Supermarket on Parcel 2A, B and C

November 22, 2011
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Construction has started on the second of four development parcels in the Bulfinch Triangle between Haymarket Station and North Station. The development reportedly will include retail on the first floor with apartments on several floors above. The first development project “Avenir” adjacent to Canal and Causeway Streets, along with portions of the MBTA’s North...

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BRA Denies Community Group’s IAG Nominee

November 22, 2011
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So far after several attempts to nominate a person to represent them on the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has failed to do so because the Boston Redevelopment Authority has refused to accept the community group’s nominee for reasons of potential conflict of interest. Reportedly, the NEWRA nominees suggested to...

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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

November 15, 2011
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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

Pouring rain didn’t stop numerous residents and others from turning out for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) November monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. While there was a lot of discussion on local issues including committee reports, the Association voted to support two agenda items. By a vote of 22-1 the members...

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North End Beautification Committee Formed

November 15, 2011
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North End Beautification Committee Formed

Hoping to decorate the neighborhood throughout the holiday season, the newly formed North End Beautification Committee is currently soliciting funding and volunteers to join in a mission to preserve and enhance the aesthetic integrity of the historic neighborhood. “We hope to enrich the community through creative and innovative beautification enhancements,” Stephen Passacantilli, a committee...

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North End Teens Support Local Soldier

November 15, 2011
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A collection drive of goods and food, along with 55 personalized cards and letters created by the members of the Nazzaro Center Youth Program was recently mailed to North End soldier Ricky Scimeca who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. “The response to this endeavor was overwhelming,” Center Director Carl Ameno said. Two...

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Crime Statistics Decrease 13 Percent in the North End

November 8, 2011
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Crime Statistics Decrease 13 Percent in the North End

Year-to-date crime figures in the North End have dropped 13 percent with 39 fewer incidents from January 1 to October 31, 2011, according to a report issued by Boston Police Captain Bernard O’Rourke, Commanding Officer District A-1. The Captain told residents at the NEWNC Public Safety Committee monthly meeting that crime statistics are down...

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