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NEAD Family Fun Festival August 6-12

July 28, 2018
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A week-long series of events and activities has been scheduled throughout the North End as part of the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) Family Fun Festival, throughout the community from August 6 to August 12. “NEAD has put together many events and activities throughout the neighborhood for an entire week at various locations,” President...

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NEAD Schedules Popular Family Pride Day

July 28, 2018
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As they usually do, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) has put together one of the best neighborhood events, North End Pride Day, scheduled for Sunday, September 15 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at the North End bocce courts on Commercial Street. Each year, the special community event is well attended and offers a wide-range...

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News and Notes

July 28, 2018
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City launches new pilot program A new program, the Age and Dementia Family Friendly pilot program, has been launched by the City of Boston’s Commission of Elderly Affairs, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The pilot program encourages local businesses to make their space and service more inclusive for people of all ages. No North...

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One Tasty Field Trip

One Tasty Field Trip

Local school children visited Bova’s bakery last week. The students had to fill their last couple snow days with activities and asked the Bova family if they could do a field trip to the bakery. Dr. Bova and daughter were so gracious to the children. They gave them a tour, and let them play...

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North End Residents Pleased with Starbucks Withdrawing Proposal for Store Location

North End residents and businesses were pleased to hear that Mayor Martin Walsh made it clear that he didn’t think opening a Starbucks in the community was appropriate based on heavy opposition by the neighborhood and he recommended that Charter Realty withdraw their proposal which they eventually did. “After hearing concerns from residents sustaining...

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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of...

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Major Changes in Store for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning Starting July 2

Fines have been increased, as of July 2, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of...

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School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all...

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Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases – Including Mayor

The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor’s new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor. The changes for mayor wouldn’t go into effect until after the next election in 2022. The changes for the City Council wouldn’t...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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