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Year round Mechanical Street cleaning meeting October 4

September 30, 2010
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One of the most discussed topics at North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings is the possibility of implementing year-round mechanical street cleaning, something the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) feels will make a big difference in keeping the neighborhood cleaner. If enacted on the scheduled date of Wednesday, December 1, DPW plans to...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

September 22, 2010
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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

As usual, NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee attracted many concerned residents to its monthly meeting despite a change of revenue due to Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Discussions at the community meeting took on several topics including Code Enforcement, year round Mechanical Street Cleaning, several progress reports and the selection of the committee’s Good Neighbor Recognition Award....

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History of North End unfolding

September 22, 2010
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History of North End unfolding

Established in 2009, the North End Historical Society, a legally incorporated non-profit Massachusetts organization, has a clear mission to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs and exhibits, according to...

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NEWNC supports Salem Street development plans

September 22, 2010
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For the second time during the past several months, David Crocini a resident of Salem Street, found himself before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council presenting plans to develop the property at 133 Salem Street. The site an unoccupied building was formerly the site of Sheldon’s Bargain Basement for many years. The structure was built...

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Corner Cafe regains softball crown

September 22, 2010
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Dominant pitching by Steve "Donuts" Passatempo and an air tight team defense played key roles in re-capturing the North End Men’s Softball League Championship by Corner Cafe over Waterfront Cafe. Corner Cafe wrapped up their season finishing in first place in the divisional season and went on to capture still another championship with scores...

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Suspect sought in three North End incidents

September 16, 2010
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Boston Police are still aggressively investigating a reported case of assault and battery on a North End woman in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 21 on the upper part of Salem Street, near Charter Street. Police have flooded the neighborhood with flyers containing a composite drawing and a description of the suspect....

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Crime down over the past 30 days

September 16, 2010
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Boston Police Area A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke told several North End residents at a NEWNC Public Safety Committee meeting that over the past 30 days crime in the area has flattened out. The big drop came in the number of breaking and entering crimes which soared the previous month. O’Rourke reported that...

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Greenway activities should be made public, beforehand

September 16, 2010
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Making the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway work for everyone is a full-time job that needs some serious input from the neighborhood and the business community. Everything that takes place on the Greenway has a direct affect on residents that live in the area and merchants that operate there. Reportedly, some residents feel that events...

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North End novel now available in local stores

September 10, 2010
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The Virgin Knows, a novel published in 1995, when the North End during the 70s was mostly Italian and hundreds of people were moving into the neighborhood because it was recognized as a safe place to live, is now out in paperback and for sale in the North End. The novel has two women...

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NEWRA To Elect Officers

September 10, 2010
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The names of North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association members that will be nominated to serve as officers for one-year terms will be presented at the community group’s September 16 monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center at 7pm. Nominations for the five positions, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Sgt. at-arms will also be accepted...

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