Editorials

Elevator Inspection Needs Improvement

The up and down issues of inspecting the safety of elevators in the state has increased according to a report prepared by the State Auditor’s Office.                 A backlog of elevator inspections has increased since a 2010 audit, even though the Department of Public Safety has hired more inspectors, the report indicated.                 The...

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Commuter Rail on Time Record Needs Improvement

For the last four months commuter rails have been running late.                 Since a new French transit company took over the service, including its performance in October tying the lowest on-time rate in a single month since 2011.                 While Keolis Commuter Services has been handed $434 in fines, the on-time service has to...

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Opinion

December 4, 2014
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NEMPAC forming Band of Volunteers                 A non-profit, community-based organization, North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is forming a “Band of Volunteers” program to assist with the many programs, events and activities they present each year.                 NEMPAC is also seeking volunteer ideas and areas of interest from the core team that...

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North End Needs a Permanent Dog Park

A temporary dog park to be located in the DiFilippo Playground (Gassy) has gained the support of abutters and the community groups setting the stage for a potential permanent dog park down the road. The three-month pilot program will start on May 1 and run through the end of July due to a long...

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School Pepper Spray Policy Dissipates

Having BPS Officers equipped with pepper spray was not a very good idea, and the Review commends the Boston City Council and School Committee for dissipating the idea hopefully once and for all. Handling the issue of discipline in the school system without providing pepper spray, or/and other kinds of spray, can be done...

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Extreme Books

You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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North End Holiday Stroll a Great Way to Shop

Over the years, the North End Holiday Stroll has attracted many customers to the annual neighborhood event involving twenty boutiques and shops that will stay open late night for holiday shopping directly in the community and take advantage of some great discounts. The stroll is a great way to discover some of the many businesses, have...

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Communications and Cooperation Keys to Eliot School Construction

Design and construction plans for a new Eliot Innovative School at 39 North Bennet Street were revealed last week at a public hearing in the Nazzaro Community Center. The major project will create an inconvenience for the North End for twenty-three months with street closures, the takingof numerous parking spaces and noise. For several years,...

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Joslin Center to Honor Carla Gomes

Former North End residents and local business owner Carla Agrippino Gomes will be honored by the Joslin Diabetes Center recognizing her for her support for the center’s life savings care and research. Carla has been a familiar face around the center for the past 23 years with her son David who was diagnosed with type 1...

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From Our Readers

Holiday Appeal Dear Editor Happy holidays! As you know from reading about our work in the community, many of the 2,400 clients we serve a year in the North End, West End, and surrounding neighborhoods are immigrants, elderly, non-English speaking, homebound, disabled, and alone. The holidays are wonderful, but many of the seniors who...

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