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North End Demolition Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held tonight, March 7 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover Street, 60 Cross Street and 53 Salem Street in the North End. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the...

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Senator Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing

By Phil Orlandella Senator Joseph A. Boncore has been named Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing by Senate President Stan Rosenberg. Senator Boncore, whose district includes the North End, said “I am honored to chair this committee.” He noted, “It will be a great opportunity to work on the needs of both Greater...

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Registration Underway for Teen Summer Jobs

By Phil Orlandella Boston teenagers seeking a summer job can now register online at www.Youth.Boston.Gov. according to Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. She noted the following requirements: must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston, must turn 15 years old on or before Friday, August 18, 2017, cannot...

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Nempac Returns to Bijou de la Vida Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Concert Series will return to the intimate Bijou de la Vida Gallery in the North End for their final concert of the season, titled Embracing the Ethereal: A Musical Journey of French and Minimalist Works, on Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Bijou...

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St Francis House Flea Market and Bake Sale Set for April 7

North End Friends of St. Francis House will be having its Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale to support the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter.  The event will be on Friday, April 7th from 8am to 6pm and Saturday, April 8th from 9am to 1pm at the Nazzaro Center. So clean out your closets, storage units and cellars and donate...

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Improv Asylum to Host N.E.A.D. Vacation Family Show

The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street will once again host an awesomely funny Family Improv Comedy Show for North End Against Drugs (NEAD) during April School Vacation. This years’ show will be on Wednesday, April 19th at 12 Noon to 2pm.  Pizza will be served from 12 Noon to about 12:45pm. Seating for the...

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North End Library Upgrade Completed

A comprehensive maintenance upgrade has been completed at the North End Library. Maintenance included painting the ceilings and walls, updating interior and exterior lighting, repairing the inside plumbing and the exterior sidewalk masonry. A suggestion box will be added for users to contribute ideas for additional changes and new programs for the Friends of...

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Neighborhood Groups Oppose Winthrop Square Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Opponent after opponent continues trying to halt a proposal by Millennium Partners for a $1 billion 775-foot tower on the city owned garage site at Winthrop Square. Several neighborhood groups and individuals have for some time objected to the project’s violation of a State Shadow Law that limits shadows on new...

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Representative Michlewitz Files Short-Term Rental Legislation

By Phil Orlandella As he promised at neighborhood meetings, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed short-term rental legislation geared toward regulating as well as fostering the growth of the emerging technologies sector in Massachusetts. The Short-Term Rental Industry presents both challenges and opportunities and the legislation works to cover all of the issues while...

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NEWNC Postpones Action on Five-Story Building Request

By Phil Orlandella Urban Core Development will have to wait until next month (March), to receive approval or denial from the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for plans to build a new five-story, nine-unit residential dwelling at 173 Endicott Street. The construction also includes garage parking on the first floor and a roof deck....

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