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Lewis Wharf Developer Launches New Plan

Lewis Wharf Developer Launches New Plan

Developer JW Capital Partners has filed a letter of intent for a new 300-room hotel project at Lewis Wharf on Boston’s North End waterfront. The proposal would include two new hotel buildings connected by a glass lobby along with a 54,000 square-foot publicly accessible park replacing the surface parking lot on Atlantic Avenue. Plans...

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Grand Opening:Nick Varano’s New Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe

Grand Opening:Nick Varano’s New Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe

 It’s time to fire up the pizza oven for this week’s grand opening of Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe. Located next to the original Strega North End, Rina’s is the latest creation by Nick Varano and The Varano Group. The address at 371 Hanover Street is right on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End....

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Love in the Lab

Kerfuffle. Brouhaha, contretemps, a wrangle, rumpus, melee, a ruckus, a to-do. It is curious that some of the best words in the English language describe a commotion, a disturbance, a fuss. My big American Heritage dictionary, published in 2000, strangely does not include the word. But the online Oxford English Dictionary traces its origin...

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Head Start Celebrates 50 of Service

Head Start, a program of Action of Boston Community recently celebrated fifty years (1965-2015) of providing low-income children and their families on the path to success in school and life. Head Start has served tens of thousands of children from Boston from disadvantaged families, making hope and opportunity a part of everyday life who...

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St. John School Celebrates 120 Years of Service

Saint John Parochial School in the North End has celebrated 120 years of quality teaching and neighborhood commitment. For well over a century St. John School has provided education and social skills to thousands of students and many out of school events, activities and programs for students, their families, local residents and friends of...

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Columbus High School Graduates Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Columbus High School Graduates Celebrate 70th Anniversary

   The Christopher Columbus High School Class of 1957 sponsored a Commemorative Mass at St. Leonard Church in the North End on Sunday, May 31st. The Mass was followed by an informal gathering in the Church hall with coffee and pastries. Over eighty people attended from various graduating classes of CCHS, Julie Billiart HS,...

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Briefs

Casino Traffic Flow/Tax Money Still Not Clearly Defined Plans to open a $1.7 billion Wynn Casino in Everett is still pending on the need for a state sign-off to address environmental concerns related to increase traffic that the mega-resort will generate. Officials told the State’s Gaming Commission they plan to make their Massachusetts Environmental...

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Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

The world has changed. Our cars are more efficient and safer than they were a couple of decades ago. We used to be concerned about the Soviet Union. Now it is Russia. At one time women stayed home and took care of children. Now almost 70 percent of mothers with young children work at...

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Are Drug Prevention Programs Really Working

Drug related problems have been in existence since cavemen started eating roots and shrubs that made them touch the sky. Thousands of years have passed since mankind started to walk upright and there is still a  drug problem that needs to be addressed but not in the same old, same old way, that has...

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What about the Economic Burdens on Small Businesses

Boston’s small businesses have taken a few economic left hooks this winter, dropping sales with each punch. Only a series of standing eight counts have allowed them a little time to remain on their feet, preventing the knockout blow. Now, between rounds, the Boston City Council has delivered an over-hand right, in the form...

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