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Sand Sculpting Festival

Sand Sculpting Festival

It might be Revere Beach, but it didn’t stop a North End landmark – the Old North Church (and the Zakim Bridge in the background) from sprouting out of the sand as the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach kicked off in earnest Monday morning. Sculptors will be working on the centerpiece sculpture...

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Public Safety Meeting on August 6

July 22, 2015
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Residents interested in discussing public safety issues can attend the District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting that will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm. Commanding Officer Ken Fong and his staff will be in attendance to present a monthly Part-One Crime...

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LaMattina Supports Capital Budget For North End Projects in FY 2016

July 22, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina voted for the city’s capital projects for fiscal year 2016. The Councilor whose district includes the North End/Waterfront community noted that the capital budget includes many new and continued projects in the neighborhood. New projects include work at Christopher Columbus Park, Langone and Puopolo Parks. Projects currently in design,...

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Sidewalk Signs Public Hearing Scheduled

July 22, 2015
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Sponsored by Boston City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty, the Council’s Special Committee on Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship and Innovation has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the pros and cons of free-standing sidewalk signs in the neighborhoods. The hearing comes in response to apparent confusion around the varying regulations that are governed in current zoning...

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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

July 22, 2015
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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

It took only two games to decide the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2016 Little League (Majors) Playoff Championship as the I ndians defeated the regular-season champions, Regional Review Cubs. “Indians played great baseball during the league championship playoffs,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti said. “They played a solid Cubs team but managed to...

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NEAD Family Fun Festival on Aug.1-4

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) in conjunction with the Nazzaro Center and Eversource will host this year’s 4 Day Family Fun Festival with activities at several venues. Saturday, August 1 a 5pm LaFesta Baseball Tournament at Puopolo Park. Sunday, August 2 from 12-4:30pm North End Family Pride Day at Langone Park. Monday, August 3...

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Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award

Café Lil Italy on Salem Street, opposite of the Old North Church, has been named the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the community clean. Shown (l to r) NEWRA member Janet Gilardi and Anna Preda, Manager.

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Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

The white marble Christopher Columbus Statue was vandalized at the namesake park on the North End/Waterfront overnight on June 30th. A large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue. On the back of the foundation block, the words “Black Lives Matter” were spray painted. The Boston Parks...

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City Team Picks up Needles in Public Areas

A new program, Mobile Sharps Collection Team (MSCT), dispatches crews to properly handle loose, sharp needles left in public spaces, has been operating throughout Boston since early June under the direction of the Health and Human Services and the Boston Health Commission. In addition, Citizens Can act now has a new feature which allows...

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Sandwich Board Policies and Regulations to be Discussed

Sandwich boards placed on sidewalks throughout the city will be evaluated by city officials to determine policies and regulations of these free standing sidewalk signs that advertise business products. Many of these signs clearly blocks sidewalk access, especially for handicapped people and senior citizens. Apparently, city officials believe there is confusion among small business...

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