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NEWRA Committee seeks – Polcari Playground improvements

October 14, 2010
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NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee discussed several neighborhood items at last week’s monthly public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Agenda items included working with Boston Parks Advocates to discuss community input on 2011 initiatives and a possible map project currently underway. BPA has neighborhood forums that provide valuable information on how...

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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

October 6, 2010
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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

It was a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston’s Waterfront as hundreds of people enjoyed games, picnicking and playground activities. The park has been continuously active throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons with numerous programs, events and activities for both young and old. These included face painting,...

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Consistency…route to rodent control

October 6, 2010
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Just when it appeared that some headway was being made in the race to control the rodent problem in the North End/Waterfront community, another rat appearance took place. Returning home from shopping, life-long North End resident, Janet Gilardi informed the Review that a large size rodent ran under a parked car in front of...

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Will the State Senate race heat up in the North End

By Emily Stypolkowski Special to the Regional Review Although the election season has been relatively quiet in the North End thus far, some residents say that as November approaches, the state senate race has the potential to raise the volume. Due to the lack of competition on both sides of the political spectrum, the...

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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

September 30, 2010
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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

On Friday morning, September 17 local resident Janet Gilardi was informed by a friend and advised that a rat was walking around near his business on Fleet Street acting like he belonged there. Gilardi, like residents are consistently asked to do, called the Mayor’s Hot Line and reported the up-close and personal encounter with...

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Year round Mechanical Street cleaning meeting October 4

September 30, 2010
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One of the most discussed topics at North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings is the possibility of implementing year-round mechanical street cleaning, something the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) feels will make a big difference in keeping the neighborhood cleaner. If enacted on the scheduled date of Wednesday, December 1, DPW plans to...

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Chiofaro downsizes harbor garage towers plan

September 30, 2010
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Don Chiofaro has again cut back the size of his Aquarium Place project by 200,000 square feet but more importantly has trimmed the height of the twin towers he is hoping to build to 615 feet and 471 feet respectively. Chiofaro, the well known president of the company which bears his family name, said...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

September 22, 2010
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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

As usual, NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee attracted many concerned residents to its monthly meeting despite a change of revenue due to Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Discussions at the community meeting took on several topics including Code Enforcement, year round Mechanical Street Cleaning, several progress reports and the selection of the committee’s Good Neighbor Recognition Award....

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History of North End unfolding

September 22, 2010
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History of North End unfolding

Established in 2009, the North End Historical Society, a legally incorporated non-profit Massachusetts organization, has a clear mission to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs and exhibits, according to...

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NEWNC supports Salem Street development plans

September 22, 2010
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For the second time during the past several months, David Crocini a resident of Salem Street, found himself before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council presenting plans to develop the property at 133 Salem Street. The site an unoccupied building was formerly the site of Sheldon’s Bargain Basement for many years. The structure was built...

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