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If Everything Falls into Place, Boston Should Host Summer Olympics

Mayor Martin Walsh has set his sights on having Boston named as the host city of the 2024 Summer Olympics and is actively promoting the city with the governing body USOC, which makes the ultimate decision on what city will be selected. Reportedly, the mayor’s administrative staff is committed to gain a full understanding...

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Mayor Endorses Arroyo Candidacy

Former Boston City Councilor and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo has been endorsed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in the race for Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court. Arroyo is one of six candidates including incumbent Patty Campatelli on the ballot for the Democratic Party’s primary election scheduled for September 9....

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Miracles Do Happen

Dear Editor: Two and a half years ago I was in a coma for five days following surgery. After the fifth day I woke up to find my family were all there. They were the ones who told me what had happened. I was in total disarray. While I was in Intensive care I...

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The Society of San Rocco Procession

The Society of San Rocco Procession

The Society of San Rocco held their 2014 procession on Sunday, July 20th through the streets of Boston’s North End. Portuguese dancers from Rancho Folclorico de Peabody accompanied the procession as did the Roma Band and Northeast Italian Band.

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North End Family Pride Week Has Something for Everyone

During the week of Monday, August 4 to Sunday, August 10 North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will conduct its 25th annual North End Family Pride Week at various venues throughout the North End, cumulating with the North End Family Pride Day on Sunday, August 10 at Langone Field. The seven day community event has...

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BWSC Major North End Project Needs Community Cooperation

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is planning major repairs and improvements on numerous North End streets in the near future. Like the mechanics street cleaning program imposed by the city, residents will need to pay attention to dates, times and locations of these projects before they occur and be prepared to move vehicles...

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Downtown View: Citizen Bob

You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t want anyone...

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Madonna Delle Grazie

Madonna Delle Grazie

The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday July 13th at the annual procession in Boston’s North End.

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City Should Control Licensing Board

Legislation that would place the currently State Licensing Board under the control of the City of Boston should be passed. Under the present board’s reign the North End/Waterfront neighborhood has been on the short stick, basically losing every decision. Recently, both North End civic groups voted overwhelming not to change a liquor license for...

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More and More Requests for Expansion in North End

It appears that there is no slow down of additional requests that directly affect the North End community and there appears to be no relief in sight, all in the name of progress. A first floor/basement request on Hanover Street, an official increase of capacity on Commercial Street, a new restaurant on Hanover Street,...

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