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ISD Board to Review North End Requests

By Phil Orlandella Several proposals related to the North End community will be heard by the Boston Inspectional Services (ISD) Department Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 28 starting at 10:30 a.m. This is a public hearing and comments will be accepted by the Board. Anthony Virglio plans to renovate the existing basement at...

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Nazzaro Center/NEAA Basketball Season Starts

The Nazzaro Center/NEAA basketball program is in full swing now that all 4 components, the Instructional, the Junior Varsity, the Varsity and the Division 1 Leagues (teens) have all tipped off. The Instructional League (ages 4-6ish) the JV (grades 2 through 4) and the Varsity (grades 5-7) all play on Saturdays. The Instructional meet...

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Christopher Columbus Park’s Art Installation 
Chosen for 2018 Boston Greenfest

Christopher Columbus Park’s “Changing Course” art installation has been selected to be part the 10th Annual Boston Greenfest, to be held August 11-13, 2018. The installation was designed and created by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Board member and Art Curator Robyn Reed. “Changing Course” displays almost 2,000 plastic bottle “fish” to raise...

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North End Library Programs

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films & Discussion Friday December 8       2 pm   It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Friday December 15      2 pm   Elf (2003) Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment – ongoing by appointment Receive one-on-one, basic computer instruction for PC computing, laptops, iPads, or tablets. Call 617-227-8135 or stop by to make an...

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Walk the Candlelit Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park

By Phil Orlandella Tie a ribbon with your wish on the wishing tree, celebrating an ancient tradition. Enjoy hot chocolate and delicious cookies. Take in a cappella performance by Ladies First from Wellesley College and more at the American Heritage Park on The Greenway at the “Walk the Candlelit Labyrinth” on Sunday, December 17...

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Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

By Matt Conti Old North Church congregation and friends came out to honor Rev. Stephen T. Ayres and his 20th Anniversary as Vicar of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Steve also serves as Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, the cultural arm of the historic landmark property. Stories were told,...

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100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

By Matt Conti In 1917, the Prince Macaroni Company expanded their business in Boston’s North End from Prince Street to Atlantic Avenue. Ever since, 63 Atlantic Avenue has been called The Prince Building. In 1974, it became the the first condominium conversion on the waterfront attracting an involved group of residents from all walks...

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Edwards Wins Close Race Against Passacantilli

East Boston’s Lydia Edwards was elected as the District 1 Boston City Councilor over the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli after a hotly contested race for the seat left vacant by City Councilor Sal LaMattina who did not seek reelection this year. Edwards’s win makes her the first woman of color to ever be elected...

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Marquis Health Services Assumes Management of NE Nursing Home

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, has assumed operational management of North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Fulton Street, North End.  The organization will begin a $5 million renovation at the skilled nursing facility – formerly known as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center – in early 2018. Tryko Partners purchased...

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NEWRA Supports Endicott Street/Jerusalem Place Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Just before members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) enjoyed their fall party, the non-profit group discussed and voted on two agenda items related to Endicott Street and Jerusalem Place. The Council voted to support a request by the owner or 180 Endicott Street to change the occupancy from three...

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