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Neighborhood Groups Oppose Winthrop Square Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Opponent after opponent continues trying to halt a proposal by Millennium Partners for a $1 billion 775-foot tower on the city owned garage site at Winthrop Square. Several neighborhood groups and individuals have for some time objected to the project’s violation of a State Shadow Law that limits shadows on new...

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Representative Michlewitz Files Short-Term Rental Legislation

By Phil Orlandella As he promised at neighborhood meetings, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed short-term rental legislation geared toward regulating as well as fostering the growth of the emerging technologies sector in Massachusetts. The Short-Term Rental Industry presents both challenges and opportunities and the legislation works to cover all of the issues while...

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NEWNC Postpones Action on Five-Story Building Request

By Phil Orlandella Urban Core Development will have to wait until next month (March), to receive approval or denial from the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for plans to build a new five-story, nine-unit residential dwelling at 173 Endicott Street. The construction also includes garage parking on the first floor and a roof deck....

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Downtown View:Snow Fear in Boston

By Karen Cord Taylor Are we Bostonians pusillanimous, spineless milquetoasts? It’s easy to conclude that we are, given our recent behavior over snowstorms. The weather forecasters announce ominously that a snowstorm is on the way. The newscasters lament snow in the same way they’d view a plague of locusts. Suburbanites rush to the grocery...

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Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View

By Matt Conti Now open in Boston is a new photography exhibition, Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View. As part of an international tour, the display of the Pontifical Swiss Guard comes from the Vatican Museum. The free exhibit is open to the public, 9-3 daily, through March 25, 2017 at Faneuil...

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N.E.A.D. Bingo A Huge Success

North End Against Drugs, Inc held its’ annual Adult Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday January 29th at the Nazzaro Center. Close to 60 people attended, the largest crowd in several years. The event is held each year on the Sunday before the Superbowl when there is no NFL football playoffs to help maximize turnout. “We...

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LexRx,An Aesthetic Practice Now on Newbury Street

By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses on non-invasive...

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North End Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the February 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. Robberies (1) -Sat. 1/21/17 @ 1.30am @ 357 Commercial St.: Woman was standing outside a building, smoking a cigarette....

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RUM Launches Legislative Campaign

As anticipated, Raised Up Massachusetts (RUM) has launched legislative campaigns that they feel would help build an economy that works for all people in Massachusetts. A coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions, the group hopes to place several bills on the books that call for paid family and medical leave, a...

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Snow Storm Cancels NEWRA February Meeting

By Phil Orlandella Inclement weather, a blizzard, caused the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to cancel its February 9 monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA has not rescheduled this community meeting but will most likely add the February agenda items and requests to their Thursday, March 9 public meeting at 7...

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