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NEWNC Supports Basement Renovation Plan

By Phil Orlandella Although there are several abutters opposed to an application by Christopher Olson to renovate the existing first floor condominium at 32 Charter Street (unit one) the North End/Waterfront Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support the request at its July 10 monthly meeting. Abutters were concerned with the final outcome of the...

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Project Oscar Continues in the North End

By Phil Orlandella Since 2015, Project Oscar has been collecting composted materials and data in the North End at the Polcari Playground next to the Nazzaro Community Center. About 30,000 pounds of food waste has been collected in the neighborhood in the wooded bins placed in the playground, tied with Jamaica Plain which is...

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Friends of the North End Schedule 45th Reunion in Sept

By Phil Orlandella The Sons of Italy Hall in Winthrop will be filled to capacity for the Friends of the North End 45th Reunion this September 16. “Our reunion has become very popular over the years,” said Victor Passacantilli one of the organizers of the special event that draws hundreds of current and former...

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The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. of Schools Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do...

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Boston Public Library to Gain New Trustees

Beth Treffeisen In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the Boston City Council voted to pass a home rule petition proposed by the Mayor to expand the number of BPL Trustees from nine up to 15. At a City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 12, Councilor Michael Flaherty...

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NEMPAC Accepting Applications for the Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarships

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) continues to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its third year of awarding North End children under the age of 18 with a full-year scholarship for...

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North End Public Safety Meeting August 3

By Phil Orlandella Based on the last two monthly Part One District 11 Boston Police reports, there has been an increase in crime in the North End. Some residents believe it’s due to the warm weather, others feel it’s just a surge in crime, still others believe most of it is due to drugs...

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Sandwich Board Signs Regulations Will Soon Be up for Debate in City

By Beth Treffeisen In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These free marketing tools helps many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers into the stores. In an effort to provide consistent rules across all neighborhoods and...

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Tyler Orlandella Named All-Star and Runner of the Year

Beverly High School student, Tyler Orlandella, granddaughter of former North End residents Mary (McGonagle) and Phil Orlandella, has been named Girls Track All-Star and Runner of the Year. Tyler won the 2006 State all around gymnastic championship and many gymnastic awards and honors before changing over to track and field and other related events....

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Ward 3 Dems Endorse Passacantilli, Kelley for City Council

The Ward 3 Democratic Committee has voted to endorse Stephen Passacantilli for the District One City Council race.  The Committee voted 23 to 1 to endorse Passacantilli, a North End resident and member of the Ward 3 Democratic committee. District One encompasses East Boston, Charlestown and the North End. The committee also voted 20...

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