Saint Agrippina Society North End Christmas Program

By Phil Orlandella For the 22nd year, the Saint Agrippina DiMineo Benefit Society will hold a Christmas program for North End children only. The holiday event will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 12-2 PM at the Society’s Chapel, 459 Hanover Street, with Santa Claus making an appearance with gifts for girls and...

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Question 5 Passes in Boston

By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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Columbus Park Trellis Lighting Ceremony

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and...

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NEMPAC and Improv Asylum Collaborate on New Youth Program

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announced a brand new partnership with the Improv Asylum. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Youth Improv Class in during the upcoming winter session for children ages 7-10 that will be led by staff from both organizations. Kelly Dooley from Improv Asylum will...

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Legalization of Marijuana Tips the Scale

By Phil Orlandella Massachusetts voters have sent a clear message to Beacon Hill regarding the four questions on the 2016 election ballot. The simple yes or no response to the questions drew a lot of attention, generated plenty of advertisements and debates. Question One that would have expanded slot machine gambling with no table...

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Nazzaro Center,PAAE Hold 10th Annual Arts Contest

The Nazzaro Center and Public Action for Arts & Education recently completed its 10th Annual Arts Contest.  The program involved more than 40 boys and girls ages 6-14. The Arts Projects over the course of six months, culminated with an awards ceremony at the Center.  Prizes were given for age group categories as well...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   NEWRA trashes term by-law change A moved to change the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) term limits for officers from two to four years was defeated by the non-profit community organization, and it should have been denied. Since its inception, NEWRA has always insisted that terms for officers remained at...

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A Message for Boston Principals: Thank You

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Behind every strong school is strong leadership. I know Boston Public Schools are strong. We are a community, and together, we are working hard to continue guiding our schools and our children towards academic success. With the help and coordination of administrators, teachers, students and the greater community, we’ve...

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Raising Parking Fines During Garden Events Will Open Up Residential Spaces

Raising parking fines in the North End during TD Garden events will deter event goers from taking up valuable residential spots in the North End. Receiving a $40 ticket for taking up a residential space is probably less money than utilizing a paid-parking lot and it is convenient as well. Making sure these spaces...

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Granting Parking Policy Requests Add to North End Problems

One of the longest impossibly unresolvable issues in the City of Boston is on-street parking. Neighborhoods, especially the North End, are experiencing the brunt of the problem more and more each day. Currently, the City is allowing residents to park in a public-school yard and a public playground to help alleviate some of the...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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North End Halloween Parade

North End Halloween Parade

The Madonna Della Cava Society hosted North End families to its 65th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29.

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BPM Harvest Party Featured Huge Pumpkin

BPM Harvest Party Featured Huge Pumpkin

By Phil Orlandella A giant 1,082-pound pumpkin was featured on display at the first annual Boston Public Market (BPM) Harvest Party, a special night for friends and fans of the City’s local food marketplace. Participants savored and sipped the best of New England, enjoyed live music and engaging experiences all while supporting the Association’s...

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Two North End Students Recipients Marshall Music Scholarships

Two North End Students Recipients Marshall Music Scholarships

By Phil Orlandella The North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) was honored to continue to carry on the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund entered its second year of awarding two North End children a full-year...

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Lewis Wharf Development Still has Waves

Residents holding “no hotel” signs gathered on Lewis Wharf, the proposed site of a 277-Key Hotel, by developers JW Capital Partners. The project would encompass 392,000 square feet and a developer’s plan to build a new pier and dock at the wharf. Residents turned out to support the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ruling...

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NEMPAC Hires New Staff Person

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has welcomed its newest addition to the administrative team, Mary Claire Cross, who joined the staff in September. “She has already shown great dedication to promoting arts and music programs in the North End,” said NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow. Snow noted, “I’m...

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Mayor to Host Italian/American Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston City Commissioner of Affairs of the Elderly Emily K. Shea will hold the 10th annual Italian American Luncheon for North End Senior Citizens on Friday, November 18 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Coast Guard Base on Commercial Street. Bus pick-ups are scheduled...

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Councilors LaMattina and Linehan Schedule Hearing Regarding Water Transportation

Boston City Councilors Salvatore LaMattina (District 1) and Bill Linehan (District 2) scheduled a hearing regarding water transportation in the City of Boston.  The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Iannella Chambers on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall. “From my home in East Boston, I...

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NEMPAC Inaugural Concert November 5

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will present its Inaugural Concert Series on Saturday, November 5 at 2:30 pm at Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston Street, Boston. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. For details visit www.nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270. Student tickets are$12, young audience tickets between the ages of...

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Mayor Guest Speaker at NEAD Family Dinner/Talk

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its first Family Dinner/Family Talk of the school year featuring Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the guest speaker. The Mayor spoke at NEAD’s Drug Awareness Day last year. “He was unbelievable with all of the students from St. John and the Eliot Schools,” NEAD...

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City Salon and Spa Host RUFF Fundraiser

By Phil Orlandella Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to reach out to generous vendors/merchants who are willing to support their goal of providing a safe environment for dogs in the North End. RUFF plans to open a dog park in DeFilippo Park working with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department this coming spring....

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NEMPAC Presents Free Concert

By Phil Orlandella The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will be presenting a free concert of Handel’s Part I of “The Messiah” on Wednesday, December 14th at St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. For the second year, NEMPAC will be collaborating with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir for...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Businesses support many local events Local businesses have really come forward by supporting many North End events, field trips and activities hosted by several neighborhood organizations at different venues throughout the community. Too often the business community is criticized for many reasons but they don’t receive the recognition they deserve for...

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