Editorials

ABCD Boston Supports Same-Day Voter Registration

By Colneth Smiley Jr Assistant Director of Communications Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. While the Massachusetts Legislature strives to implement a state wide system for voter registration following the Massachusetts Superior Court’s decision to rule the current 20-day voter registration deadline as unconstitutional, Action for Boston Community Development stands with the Boston City Council and the...

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School is about to Reopen: Drive Carefully

September means it’s back to school and drivers need to pay close attention to school areas, crosswalks and school buses. In today’s world, too many drivers are talking or texting on their cell phones causing distraction and possibly creating an accident that they could regret after it’s too late.             Students and their parents...

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More Involvement by North End Businesses Would Result in Cleaner Streets

The North End business community should put together a neighborhood street cleaning crew, especially on Hanover and Salem Streets, where most of the clutter usually piles up during June, July and August. Hiring two or three local high school students for three or five days a week to get the job accomplished and provide...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Conti receives well deserved community award District 1 Boston Police recently presented North End residents and community activist Matt Conti for his outstanding achievements in the neighborhood. Selecting Matt was a wise choice. He’s not only the man that provides residents with updated community news on North End Waterfront.com, Matt is...

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From Our Readers

Dodgers played well this year Dear Editor. I just wanted to thank the players, parents and coaches who gave so much of themselves and their summers to help our Dodgers have such a fun and successful season. Our 21s and 19s both finished in first place and despite falling in the semi-finals still gave...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Having A Cleaner Community Means More Than Just Talking About It

Having a clean neighborhood means more than talking about it, it means taking a personal interest in helping the community by getting involved. While there are some North End residents and businesses that take the time to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes or place of business, there are simply...

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North End/West End Service Center A Great Place to Go

Great activities, special events, programs and successful activities are taking place at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center located at 1 Michelangelo Street. NSC has a terrific English as a Second Language program, conducts many holiday parties, showcases films, brings in very informational guest speakers on a wide-range of topics and provides terrific...

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Give Back Some Parking Spaces to Residents

A request by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to raise the fine for non-residents taking up residential spaces during events at TD Garden, City Hall Plaza and local feasts, is still ongoing but at a slow pace. It’s a simple and helpful idea that will open up additional parking for residents during the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Sandwich Board regulations won’t work without enforcement Once upon a time, the City of Boston implemented a sandwich board pilot program in the North End, that lasted about two-weeks and the boards were back in much more numbers. The enforcement was terrible, needless to say. Now the city wants to once...

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