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Top Moments on the Greenway

Top Moments on the Greenway

What a terrific year it was on The Greenway. Numerous records were set this year with over 400 free events and the highest number of Carousel riders ever. On top of that, there were dozens of amazing moments from the year that have been whittled down into a Top 20 Moments.

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Running for A Cause:North End Woman to Run Boston Marathon for Saint Jude Hospital

Running for A Cause:North End Woman to Run Boston Marathon for Saint Jude Hospital

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Heather MacLeod is training hard to run in her first Boston Marathon to raise funds for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital which she said, “does great things for children and their families.” Saint Jude combats childhood cancer, with families never receiving a bill for treatment or accommodations. They...

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North End Nursing Home Sold, Residents Have Option to Remain

By Phil Orlandella There is a feeling of relief for families who have loved ones residing in the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street since the sale of the facility to Tryco Partners LLC.  Residents now have an option either to remain or be relocated to another facility. Tryko subsidiary Health Services will...

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Cause of Hull Street Fire Undetermined

By Phil Orlandella While there are several rumors circulating throughout the neighborhood relating to the Christmas morning five-alarm fire at 52 Hull Street in the North End, nothing official has been released as of this writing. The blaze engulfed a four-story building located across from Copps Hill Cemetery on the Freedom Trail. Several residents...

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12th Annual North End City Feast Benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund

By Phil Orlandella Six North End eateries will participate in the 12th annual City Feast that will benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. Founded in 2005 by Carla Agrippino Gomez, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia restaurants has raised nearly $300,000 for the High Hopes Fund over the years. CityFeast offers a...

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Greenway’s Top Moments of 2016!

2016 was another banner year on The Greenway, as we hosted over 400 free events, and attracted numerous artists and designers to create thoughtful installations throughout the park. All of this is done through the work of the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. As the year winds down, we asked Conservancy staff to offer their picks...

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NEAD Sunday Night Bingo Fundraiser

A 20-game benefit Bingo will be held by North End Against Drugs (NEAD) for adults only  in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Sunday, January 29 from 1-5 PM. The event will include a coverall finale, free coffee, desserts for players, a free door prize and raffles. NEAD is a non-profit...

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MassDOT Encourages Drivers to Give Snow Plows Extra Space

So far, this season, there has been an increase in the number of snowplows and spreaders being struck by vehicles during snow removal, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). “This can be a dangerous situation that threatens the safety of motorist as well as our MassDOT crews and contractors who are working...

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Boston’s Use of Dry Ice for Rodent Control is Placed on Temporary Ban

By Beth Treffeisen A successful new program of using carbon dioxide in the form of dry ice for rodent control was recently put on hold after it came to the attention of the State’s Department of Agricultural Resources that it was unclear as to whether or not dry ice needed to be registered as...

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Christmas Morning Fire

Christmas Morning Fire

A Christmas morning fire caused heavy damage to a four-story building at 52 Hull St. Firefighters first arrived on the scene at 4:15 a.m. and immediatedly called for backup to battle the five-alarm blaze. No one was injuried as all tenants had left for the holiday. The fire also resulted in 17 people being...

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