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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

November 1, 2010
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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

Representatives from MassDOT were recently in the North End advising of construction plans and potential traffic impacts relating to the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project scheduled to start in early November 2010. Project Manager Basttir Madamidola, MassDOT representative John Romano, Boston Transportation Al Vilar and Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office were available at the...

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Halloween Parties in the North End

November 1, 2010
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Halloween Parties in the North End

Three successful Halloween parties were held in the North End last week. All three parties attracted numerous local families and were fun filled events. On Friday Team Saturday ROC held a terrific Halloween Haunted House in Polcari Playground. On Saturday the Madonna Della Cava held their annual Halloween Party and Parade on Hanover and...

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Parcel 7 & 9 meeting cancelled

November 1, 2010
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MassDOT has cancelled its Parcel 7 & 9 RFP Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 at the Mariners House, according to agency representative John Romano. Reportedly, the public meeting was discontinued in order that MassDOT could compile more needed information, requested at prior meetings. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to...

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Grossman tours North End

October 25, 2010
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Grossman tours North End

State Treasurer candidate Steven Grossman made a campaign visit to the North End last week. He ate a great lunch here and then for dessert, he received the endorsements of State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMatinna and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Grossman and the others ate together with a number of local...

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Winter Mechanical Street Cleaning starts Dec. 1

October 25, 2010
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Winter Mechanical Street Cleaning starts Dec. 1

Frank O’Brien, Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, recently addressed members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee meeting on the City’s plans to extend mechanical street cleaning in the North End through the four winter months starting on December 1. O’Brien made it perfectly clear that mechanical street cleaning...

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Patrick and Baker come full circle in the North End

October 25, 2010
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Charlie Baker’s visit here Sunday brought him back to where the campaign began many months back. He had just hired his campaign director when he first came to the North End to meet with local people last November. Then he sipped coffee with a group of influential North Enders at a time held in...

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Elephants on Hanover Street

October 21, 2010
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Elephants on Hanover Street

Nine elephants, and four clowns from Ringling Brothers Circus enchanted hundreds of local children and their parents as well as visitors to Hanover Street Thursday morning. At about 11:30 a.m., the elephants made their way from outside the Coast Guard Base onto Hanover Street for a triumphant march to a table loaded with bananas,...

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FOCCP Columbus Day celebration attracts hundreds

October 21, 2010
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FOCCP Columbus Day celebration attracts hundreds

While this year’s Columbus Day main activities took place on the other side of the tunnel in East Boston, that didn’t stop the Friends of Christopher Columbus from holding their Annual Columbus Day Celebration at the popular park. Hundreds of people were at the park for the opening day parade which was led by...

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Governor visits North End Sunday

October 21, 2010
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Governor visits North End Sunday

About the only thing that could take many people away from their televisions and the New England Patriots game Sunday afternoon was Governor Deval Patrick who came to the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street for a anti-drug rally at the famous location. About 150 parents and their children gathered at the Improv to eat...

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NEWRA ZL&C Committee has full agenda

October 21, 2010
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There are six agenda items scheduled at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. Paul Barker is seeking to change the legal occupancy and use of the first floor at 65 Salem Street from retail with take-out to restaurant...

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