Editorials

Director Very Community Minded

September 23, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s selection of Jeremy Smith as the Director of the City’s Neighborhood Services Department was a solid move for neighborhoods. Smith appears to be a community advocate that is willing to listen to neighborhood requests, concerns and needs. Smith told North End residents that a city audit of Boston streets to...

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Comprehensive Audit of City Streets Underway

September 23, 2014
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Neighborhood Engagement Walks (NEW), a comprehensive audit of every street across Boston began on September 15. Representatives from Mayor Martin Walsh’s Offices of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will begin walking the 850 miles of city streets in an effort to access its neighborhoods with the findings presented in a forward-facing story map. The initiative is...

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Downtown View:Boston As Seen From the Water

September 23, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Our Opinions

September 23, 2014
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Make Coakley our next Governor There is no question that Martha Coakley has the experience and know-how to handle the job as Governor of Massachusetts. Her outstanding record as Attorney General proves her ability and willingness to make Massachusetts a better place to work and live with opportunities for every resident speaks for itself....

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Our Opinions

September 22, 2014
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Tall Ships sailing into Boston Harbor, a real treat Bringing the Tall Ships back to Boston Harbor in 2017 will help bolster the City of Boston’s economical status with millions of dollars flowing in from the many visitors that will visit different venues over the weeklong event. While there is still much to do...

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New Director of Neighborhood Services Addresses NEWNC

September 22, 2014
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Jerome Smith, the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was the guest speaker at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting. Smith explained some of the new programs established to make things easier for small businesses and certain landlords and an abutters meeting program at the site of requests...

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Tall Ships Returning to Boston in 2017

September 22, 2014
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Boston Harbor and 2017 will be reportedly visited by more than 50 Tall Ships from 28 countries for a free five-day extravaganza. More people than ever before will be able to view the ships up-close and personal, according to the organizers and conventurers operators of Sail Boston. Apparently, the return of the Tall Ships...

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City Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps

September 11, 2014
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The City of Boston has filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the 2013 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Boston. This appeal comes after a study, completed by an independent consultant hired by the City, indicated inconsistencies and potential errors in the mapping and...

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Local Politicians Looking Towards November

September 11, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary here. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nominee will square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support behind democratic hopeful Martha Coakley....

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Review Welcomes New Nempac Board:President

September 11, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a new President of its Board of Directors that comes to the neighborhood organization with a wealth of experience in the field of arts and a desire to make NEMPAC bigger and better. Diane Borriello Royle who recently moved to the North End and is...

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