News

New Fitness Center Supported by NEWRA

By Phil Orlandella By a vote of 30-4 the North End/Waterfront Neighbor-hood Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a request to change the occupancy at 89 Salem Street, (the old True Value Hardware Store) to include a fitness center (KO North End). The fitness center will focus on boxing skills and exercise and will be open...

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NEHS Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Essdras Suarez

The North End Historical Society will host Essdras Suarez, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, for a an hour lecture and presentation entitled “Through the Eyes of the Photojournalist” on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at the Mariners House, 11 North Square, Boston, MA 02113. In addition, Suarez will be offering two Street-Photography Workshops in...

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Farmer Enters Council Race:Sinatra Withdraws

By John Lynds East Boston resident and chair of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Margaret Farmer pulled papers last week for the City Council seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina. Farmer said as a Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association’s leader she has dealt with and understands housing, land use, and development issues at ground level...

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NEWNC Supports Salem Street Fitness Studio

By Phil Orlandella A request by Melina DiPaola, the owner and operator of the RIDE, 120 Commercial Street, to open a second fitness studio at 89 Salem Street was unanimously supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at its monthly meeting held on Monday, May 8 in the Nazzaro Community Center. The fitness...

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Mirabella Pool Registration Underway at Nazzaro Center

Registration for the 2017 Mirabella Pool season is underway at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. (Tentative opening day Saturday, June 17) Hours of registration are Monday-Friday 9 AM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9 AM to 4:40 PM. Adult rate (20-61) is $20. Children (6-19) and seniors (62 and up) $5....

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Old North Church Washington Garden Redesign Public Hearing Set for May 15

The Old North Church Foundation will be hosting a public hearing to discuss plans for the redesign of its Washington Garden and Courtyard as an outdoor education and art space interpreting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s infamous poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” The free event will take place at the Old North Church at 6:30pm on Thursday,...

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Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters

Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and a two-week summer debate camp. The non-profit Boston Debate League brings competitive debate into the Boston Public Schools, cultivating transformative critical thinking and communications skills...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Excited for good weather, new doggie friends and park time. Great turn out for the neighborhood clean up. Thanks to all who participated!! We want to encourage that moving forward into the Spring. If you see a new doggie face, please share the RUFF group information: INFO@RUFFBoston.org, on Instagram (ruffnorthend) and Facebook (RUFF North End...

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Boston Police Crackdown on Sex Trafficking

By Phil Orlandella The Boston Police Departments (BPD) has sent a clear message that they are stepping up its campaign targeting online sex trade customers with Facebook ads using an increased grant from advocacy groups. Cambridge-based DeMand Abolition will award the Boston Police Departments a grant of $41,000 to fight the sex trade. Last...

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BWSC May and June North End Work Schedule

By Phil Orlandella Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed some of the liner work and relay work contracted in the North End and will continue the remaining work during the months of May, June, July and August. BWSC is notifying residents before construction begins and are hiring police details for traffic control....

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