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NEWRA Opposes/Supports New Liquor Licenses

NEWRA Opposes/Supports New Liquor Licenses

-By Phil Orlandella There were two requests for new beer and wine licenses on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association agenda. The Association voted 29-10 to support a request by Torri Crowell for a new 7-Day CV Malt and Wine License with a closing hour of 11pm at Volle Nolle, 351 Hanover Street. The restaurant...

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NEWNC Supports New Beer and Wine License

NEWNC Supports New Beer and Wine License

-By Phil Orlandella A request for a new 7-Day C.V. Malt and Wine License at Volle Nolle, 351 Hanover Street by owner Torri Crowell, was supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council at their monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Actually, the vote was 3-3 with NEWNC President Stephen Passacantilli casting the...

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Hazmat Vehicle Study Apparently in City Hands

-By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront residents and several elected officials have long awaited a public safety study on routing hazardous material cargo and hazmat trucks along Commercial and Cross Streets. Reportedly, that information has reached City Hall and a community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community...

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Low Turnout for NEWNC Election

-By Phil Orlandella It was a low turnout for this year’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s Board to elect six members to two-year terms. Only 203 residents cast ballots for nine candidates seeking seats on the elected community Council. Topping the ticket was Philip Frattaroli with 115 votes. Last election he lost a seat on...

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Fire guts Law Offices at Commercial Wharf

Fire guts Law Offices at Commercial Wharf

-By Joshua Resnek The law offices of Klieman and Lyons were greatly damaged by a fast moving fire last Wednesday that caused severe damage to a two story building sitting on pilings at 95 Commercial Wharf. Boston firefighters responded to reports of heavy smoke and flames pouring from the rear of the structure shortly...

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Crime in the North End Drops 23 Percent

Crime in the North End Drops 23 Percent

-By Phil Orlandella Crime has apparently dropped 23 percent in the North End/Waterfront over the past 30 days, March through April according to Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema. The lower numbers stem from a reduction in larceny from a motor vehicle which dropped considerably from 17 to 1. The one larceny took place on...

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House Passes Balanced FY ’12 Budget

-By Phil Orlandella Joining his colleagues in the Massachusetts House, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz helped pass a balanced FY ’12 budget aimed at increasing government efficiency, cutting costs and preserving essential services throughout the state. The budget, which passed with bipartisan support, closes a projected $1.9 billion budget gap through cuts to state spending...

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NEWRA Committee Discusses Several Park Issues

-By Phil Orlandella NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting topics included dog issues, the new Snow Hill wall, DeFilippo Playground and the trash issue between the playground and the Brinks Garage wall. It seems no one can confirm just who owns the area between this wall which is full of trash and...

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NEAA Baseball Season off to a Great Start

-by Phil Orlandella It was a great start for the 2011 North End Athletic Association Baseball season at Langone Park on Commercial Street. Opening Day began with a Majors double-header, a free barbecue and a dedication ceremony in memory of Tony Iudiciani an active participant in several NEAA programs who lost his life at...

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Greenway Reform Bill Filed by Representative Michlewitz

Greenway Reform Bill Filed by Representative Michlewitz

-by Phil Orlandella A Greenway Reform (H 1803) Bill has been filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose district includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, relative to the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway that will change some of the ways the Conservancy operates. “The bill will renew the state’s commitment to fund the Greenway for another five...

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