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Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

By Phil Orlandella A severe thunderstorm was enough to keep numerous residents from attending NEWRA monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Besides the usual committee reports, NEWRA’s agenda has three request items that required action votes. The Association voted 18-4 against a proposal by Peter McGinnis who is seeking zoning relief to...

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DiMasi Waiting

In the quiet of his home in a Commercial Street condominium, former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi has been pondering his fate. Where he spends the next 10 years of his life is on the line right now with a Federal jury about to decide his fate. It is hard to know where...

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New Tot Lot and Drainage Topics at next DeFilippo Meeting

By Phil Orlandella Another public meeting to discuss the potential design of the DeFilippo Playground, which borders Prince and Snow Hill Streets, is being proposed by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The suggested date is between June 27 and July 8 to discuss the Tot Lot with what’s referred to as...

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Neighborhood Parks Map in the Making

By Phil Orlandella Once its finally ready, NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee plans to widely distribute the Neighborhood Parks Map that include public places in the North End and along the Waterfront, according to committee chairperson Anne M. Pistorio. The maps will also be posted on NEWRA’s website www.newra.org. Local resident Sean Sanger...

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Boston Bikes Peddles Lane in Neighborhood

By Phil Orlandella Once again it was a low turnout of residents at a public meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center to hear a proposal by Boston Bikes to create a bike lane from the Greenway to Hull Street along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. Several other meetings produced very low attendance prompting NEWRA...

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Indians Win Exciting Comeback Victory 14-13

A six run first inning gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead over the Indians in a NEAA Majors Baseball game at Langone Park. It started with a leadoff double by Michael Leavitt, and a walk. Megan Leavitt reached on an infield single loading the bases with no outs. Before the inning was over DJ...

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Three North End Students Receive Book Prizes

Three North End Students Receive Book Prizes

-By Phil Orlandella The Annual Mary U. Nichols Book Prizes were presented at the North End Library to three St. John School eight graders. Established in 1949 honoring Mary U. Nichols, a beloved and long remembered North End librarian, the prizes are presented each year to North End students. This year’s recipients were Francesca...

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Children’s Choir Concert at Old North Church

Children’s Choir Concert at Old North Church

The Mercer University Children’s Choir will perform a concert of sacred and folk music on Sunday, June 5 at 6:30 pm, at historic Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, in Boston’s North End.  Under the direction of Dr. Richard Kosowski, the choir will premiere a new work by noted composer Mary Lynn Lightfoot, titled Uni Caritas. This 80-singer...

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Parcel 7&9 Development Progressing

A Parcel 7+9 Request for Proposal Advisory Committee meeting was held last week at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in the preparation of Requests for Proposals for the development and use of both parcels which abuts the North...

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Arroyo, LaMattina Aim at Alarming Asthma Rates in the City

In line with National Asthma Awareness Month, the Boston City Council took a bold step to improve public health in the city passing hearing orders to address high asthma rates.  Boston City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Asthma, along with Councilor Salvatore LaMattina,Vice-Chair of the Committee, introduced a...

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