City Officials Use New Tools to Prevent Tenants’ Displacement

February 2, 2018
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Two new resources to prevent displacement and eviction of tenants have been established by the Office of Housing Stability, according to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.             One of the new resources is geared toward landlords and the other toward tenants.             The guiding principle behind the resources is, if appropriated, information and mediation...

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NEMPAC Presents Annual “Amore” at Local Restaurant

February 2, 2018
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presents its annual and popular love-themed “Amore” opera dinner concert at Lucia’s Ristorante, 415 Hanover Street, North End on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7 PM.             The evening will include a three-course dinner paired with song, duets and trios about love from various musicals, operas, and...

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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Community News

Library Daily Book Sale Expanded             Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale program. For details visit www.friendsnelibrary.org. Free English Classes Offered             Free English Classes are being offered at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Open enrollment. Classes include education and...

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Michlewitz Seeking Regulations for Local Airbnbs

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz  and State Rep. Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill will be focusing their legislative efforts on a number of bills this year, including the regulation of Airbnbs in the city. Airbnb, which began in 2008, is a company that helps people rent short-term lodging in apartments, homes, and other residences through...

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Regulating Short Term Rentals:Council Files Walsh’s Motion Establishing Guidelines

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh ordinance on Wednesday, Jan. 24, establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options...

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Opinion

February 2, 2018
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Edwards makes a wise choice with Carangelo             Newly elected District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has hired former Councilor Sal LaMattina aide Cathy Carangelo of the North End.             Edwards has made a wise choice placing Cathy on her staff. She has a lot of knowledge relating to the neighborhood and is...

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A Home for All Bostonians

By Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards   The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...

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A Great State Of the State

Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Boncore,Michlewitz Honored

Boncore,Michlewitz Honored

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) Director Maria Stella Gulla is shown presenting certificates of appreciation to Senator Joe Boncore  

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New Dog Park

New Dog Park

It’s been a long time in the making but the new dog park located in DeFilippo Park on Prince Street was officially opened in December.

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NEWRA Hosts Three Guest Speakers

NEWRA Hosts Three Guest Speakers

By Phil Orlandella There were no voting items on the December North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly community meeting.             However, NEWRA arranged to have three guest speakers including, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Fire Marshall and Deputy Chief Jack Dempsey, Boston Fire Department and Peter Shelley, Conservation Law Foundation.             Councilor Edwards kicked...

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NEWNC Supports Snelling Place Addition and Roof Deck

By Phil Orlandella Besides a fire safety discussion from the Inspectional Services and Boston Fire Department, there was only one boating item on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) December’s monthly meeting.             A unanimous vote of approval supporting a request by Rochelle Luongo, Trustee of the Snelling Place Family Trust, asking the City...

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Public Safety Meeting Provides Crime Information

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Chairperson David Marx of the a A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting continues to organize this neighborhood meeting.             He also provides the neighborhood Part One Crimes that have occurred over a 30-day period through information provided by police.             Working with District A1 Commanding...

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Library Improves Book Sale Area

By Phil Orlandella Friends of the North End Library have updated and improved the library’s daily book sale program that was held on a book shelf at the front door where the books were in piles and difficult to review.             Due to the popularity of the book sale and demands for them, the...

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ISD Approves Three North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Three proposals relating to development in the North End were approved (Nov. 28) by the City of Boston Board of Appeals Board of Directors.             Plans by Anthony Virgilio to renovate the existing basement and add stairs at 431-439 Hanover Street received ISD approval.             A request by Anthony Longo to...

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FOCCP Schedules Monthly Meetings

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) conducts meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Mariners House, 11 North Square.             Schedule meetings are:  February 9, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, no December...

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NEAD Benefit Bingo for Adults

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its annual, very popular adult bingo fundraiser on Sunday, January 28 (the bye week before the Super Bowl) in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Doors will open at 12 noon. Bingo starts at 1 PM.             “We will have 20 games...

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RUFF Officially Opens New Dog Park

By Phil Orlandella It’s been a long time in the making but the new dog park located in DeFilippo Park on Prince Street was officially opened in December.             Hosted by Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) the opening attracted many canine owners and other residents. Coffee and treats were available for both humans and...

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West End Library Programs

West End Library features Cary Grant movies A film series celebrating Cary Grant will be held every Wednesday at 3pm at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. The film series featuring Cary Grant is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Wednesday January 24-His Girl Friday Wednesday January 31-Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream...

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NSC Enrolls 50 Students from 19 Countries

By Phil Orlandella Many immigrants go to the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) to attend the English for Speakers of Other Languages program.             “These are people who mainly come to the North End or West End Neighborhood Centers to work and attend classes,” according to NSC Director Maria Stella Gulla. The...

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North End Library Programs

North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter St. Boston, MA 02113 (617) 227-8135 EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films: Films Set in Boston Friday January 19    2 pm    Home Before Dark (1958 / 136 mins) Friday January 26     2 pm    The Brink’s Job (1978 / 104 mins) Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment –...

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Community News

NEAD Bingo             North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its annual adult bingo fundraiser on Sunday, January 28 starting at 1 PM. Doors open at 12 noon. For details call 617-570-9749 or 617-605-6124. Library Daily Book Sale Expanded             Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale...

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