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Support Keogh for Suffolk County Register of Probate

Attorney Martin J. Keogh, candidate for Suffolk County Register of Probate, seems to be the right person for the job based on his determination to reform the public office by transition to a user-friendly system. He has presented a 10 point plan that makes sense and should be adopted. • Oversee the transition to...

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A Beautiful North End

A Beautiful North End

North End Beautification Committee recently had the tree pits weeded and spread mulch, also NEBC signs were put up in a few of the tree pits.

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City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

During a visit to the Nazzaro Community Center, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced his endorsement of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts Attorney General. LaMattina joined Tolman at community center in the North End, where the two met with voters and seniors during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “I am supporting Warren...

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Harbor Towers Residences Engage Architect as Advisor

Harbor Towers, the 43-year-old pair of Boston waterfront buildings with more than 1,100 residents, has engaged George Thrush, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, for advice on proposed redevelopment plans for the Harbor Garage. Thrush and a team of architects and urban planners was invited this month by the...

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Our Opinions

BRA under intense scrutiny and it should be The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently under intense scrutiny following the release of an independent audit which apparently uncovered several structural components that are in need of reform. Reportedly, among the problems identified were the lack of integration between the BRA and Economic Development Industrial...

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told us about buying his Rolex,...

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Opinion

Volunteers needed for Greenway major cleanup National Public Parks Day will be celebrated on the Greenway with a major cleanup program with as many volunteers as possible. The Conservancy is seeking groups or individuals to help with projects along the popular park. Projects will include, weeding, planting and cleanup tasks from 9am to 12noon....

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North End Family Pride Day

North End Family Pride Day

North End Family Pride Day concluded a weeklong series of events, programs and activities held at numerous venues throughout the neighborhood as part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD) North End Family Pride Week. Held at Langone Field on Commercial Street, hundreds of people attended the neighborhood endeavor which took place from 12 noon...

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Geraldine Celeste Marshall

Geraldine Celeste Marshall

Geraldine (Dina) Marshall, a longtime North End resident, dancer, painter, scholar and mother of Representative Aaron Michlewitz, has died. Marshall, who has lived here since 1968, died after a courageous battle against lung cancer. A life-long Bostonian, Marshall was born in Dorchester to the late Kenneth and Eleanor Marshall. Before her recent battle with...

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How Did DPW Driver Get Hired in the First Place

An arrest of a City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) employee accused of selling heroin out of his work truck has sparked a lot of controversy. Somehow, the driver was hired with his record showing his license had been suspended numerous times and served two long stints in prison for dealing drugs...

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