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Hockey Stars

Hockey Stars

Joseph and Richard Bova, grandsons of Maryann and Richard Longo, just played a hockey tournament in Lake Placid this past weekend. Joseph’s team won the gold medal and Richard’s team won the silver medal. They play for the Boston Stars. Both players had multiple goals and assists.

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Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project running a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportunity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The scheduled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimistic that incentives for contractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

Boston’s Inauguration Day brought many activities with Mayor Marty Walsh, including his first official address to Boston’s City Council. For the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina started his 7th year representing District 1 on the City Council. It was generally a celebratory mood at City Hall, although there was...

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Mayor’s Appointment Vital To Neighborhoods

Marty Walsh is now the official Mayor of Boston and over the next four years he will have many challenges and barriers to break down. One challenge will be to appoint city directors and commissioners that clearly understand the needs of neighborhoods and a willingness to recognize them and deal with them as well....

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Mayor/BRA Control The Destiny On The North End/waterfront

One of the many challenges facing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in 2014 is the direction the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will take under a new director, now that Peter Meade has left the agency that influences development on a city wide scale. The new Mayor, could and probably will, significantly shake up a five...

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Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway was a perfect way to start the New Year with family, friends and Wally the Green Monster. Shown are North End residents Matt and Giana Peach and Linda Cristello.

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North End Chamber of Commerce Meets Today, Jan. 7

Many items for discussion will take place today (Jan. 7) monthly meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce at St. Leonard Church Hall on Prince Street. One of the topics is the possibility of an Italian Heritage Night at Fenway Park. The Chamber will not meet in February. The next monthly meeting will...

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Tunnel Closure Traffic: It Ain’t so Bad

Thus far, the full closure of the Callahan tunnel for major repairs has been for the most part just an inconvenience. No major traffic issues have taken place due to the closure, not the mess some expected to occur. Reaching out to neighborhoods, online maps services, radio, print and TV, MassDOT did get a...

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Household Trash Placement Time Change Makes Sense

Changing, the time that household trash is placed out in the North End/Waterfront from 5 PM on the day before to 6 AM on the three days of collection makes a lot of sense. First of all, the time household trash is left out will decreased by 13 hours lessening rodent problems, and the...

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Help Keep Community Crime in Check

Part 1 crime in the North End/Waterfront has been down in the area over the past year, 2012-2013 according to a District A-1 Boston Police report. Hopefully, this trend continues with the New Year. The combination of residents, the business community and Boston Police working together to prevent crime is apparently working. Conducting a...

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