Editorials

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   A new community center would be a great addition to the neighborhood A study to find a site for the new community center, built from the ground up or in a renovated facility in the North End has been announced by the City of Boston Public Facilities Department is a...

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits into contemporary urban life...

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Marijuana Legalization Question on November Ballot

While November is still a long way from now, it’s plenty of time for voters to contemplate on a proposed ballot question relating to the legalization of marijuana for those 21 and older. The proposed question calls for licensing, regulation, production, taxes and distribution in a manner similar to alcohol. Marijuana advocacy groups believe...

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Budget Includes Many North End Needed Projects

In its Fiscal Year 2017 budget Boston managed to come up with $1.9 million for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements that residents and some non-profit agencies have requested for dire renovations. Site furnishings, pathways, landscaping, utility work on the fountain and Paul Revere equestrian improvement fall into the budget for the largest public walkway...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Tagliaferro not seeking NEWNC reelection Following serving 20 consecutive years on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Anne Devlin Tagliaferro has decided not to seek reelection to the volunteer community advisory board. An extremely active member of the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, Anne represented the community in a professional and caring manner....

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Street Performers Permitting is Needed

While street performers provide a great source of entertainment to visitors and Boston residents, they can also be a problem. At times they are a public safety issue, extremely loud, interfere with business access, pedestrian access and problems vying for space. Most of this, if not all of this, can be resolved by generating...

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Residents Should Vote in NEWNC Community Election

This coming Saturday, May 14, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will be conducting its annual Board of Directors election from 10am to 2pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. All North End/Waterfront residents are eligible to go to the polls and vote. Proper identification is required. NEWNC is an all-volunteer-non-profit...

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Boston is Going Fiber

By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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We Need A Transportation Transformation

by Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Taste of the North End benefits many neighborhood programs Many of the neighborhood’s best restaurants will get together at the 23rd annual Taste of the North End scheduled for Friday, April 29 at the Steriti Memorial Rink on Commercial Street to celebrate culture and to give back to local organizations providing...

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