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NEWRA ZL&C Committee has full agenda

October 21, 2010
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There are six agenda items scheduled at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. Paul Barker is seeking to change the legal occupancy and use of the first floor at 65 Salem Street from retail with take-out to restaurant...

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NEAA Baseball Team evens record at 5-5

October 21, 2010
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Winning two weekend games 7-1 and 10-5, the North End Athletic Association Little League team (9-10 year olds) evened their record to 5-5 in the Medford Fall Ball League. In the first game (Saturday) the North End team broke out on top in the first inning with two outs, JC Pezzuto singled reached second...

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Overall crime numbers flat in the North End

October 14, 2010
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Overall crime numbers flat in the North End

Boston Police District A-1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke and Sergeant Tom Lema presented crime information regarding the North End over the past 30 days at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. In general, with the exception of breaking & entering, crime in the community has flattened out. No major...

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DPW year-round mechanical street cleaning plan meets some opposition

October 14, 2010
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DPW year-round mechanical street cleaning plan meets some opposition

It was the quiet before the storm at last week’s Public Works Department community meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center as plans were presented for year-round Mechanical Street Cleaning program in the North End. The program, geared towards keeping the neighborhood streets and curbs clean, is scheduled to begin during the first week in...

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NEWRA Committee seeks – Polcari Playground improvements

October 14, 2010
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NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee discussed several neighborhood items at last week’s monthly public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Agenda items included working with Boston Parks Advocates to discuss community input on 2011 initiatives and a possible map project currently underway. BPA has neighborhood forums that provide valuable information on how...

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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

October 6, 2010
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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

It was a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston’s Waterfront as hundreds of people enjoyed games, picnicking and playground activities. The park has been continuously active throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons with numerous programs, events and activities for both young and old. These included face painting,...

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Consistency…route to rodent control

October 6, 2010
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Just when it appeared that some headway was being made in the race to control the rodent problem in the North End/Waterfront community, another rat appearance took place. Returning home from shopping, life-long North End resident, Janet Gilardi informed the Review that a large size rodent ran under a parked car in front of...

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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

September 30, 2010
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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

On Friday morning, September 17 local resident Janet Gilardi was informed by a friend and advised that a rat was walking around near his business on Fleet Street acting like he belonged there. Gilardi, like residents are consistently asked to do, called the Mayor’s Hot Line and reported the up-close and personal encounter with...

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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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