Fall Events at the Paul Revere House

September 15, 2016
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The Fall Paul Revere’s Boston events to try to bring life in 18th century Boston into focus through living history demonstrations of all kinds has scheduled the following events.  The September Lecture series, sponsored by the Lowell Institute, approaches the same goal from a different angle, that of the modern archaeologist. The free lectures...

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Joi Salon Holds Fundraiser for North End Against Drugs

September 15, 2016
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On Thursday August 11, Joi Salon on Atlantic Avenue held a fabulous fundraiser for North End Against Drugs (NEAD). Salon owner Erica Harris and manager Jessica Winterle put together an unbelievable evening to help out NEAD. Along with their incredible staff they raised over $2,000 to help with programs for youth and families. The...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Opinion

September 15, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella Susan Price a valuable NSC volunteer Volunteering at local neighborhood agencies is what giving something back to your community is all about … caring. That’s what North End resident Susan Price did after she left the workforce and began volunteering at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center at 1 Michelangelo...

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Enforcement Will Make Lower Limits Work

September 15, 2016
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Lowering the speed limit in Boston from 30 to 25 miles per hour will without question lower the accident rate, prevent all kinds of injuries and most importantly save lives. The Governor, Mayor and the City Council support this effort that has been a long time in the making. However, without enforcement, the new...

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NEAD Rebounds Reschedules Successful Family Fun Festival

September 15, 2016
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Inclement weather forced North End Against Drugs (NEAD) to cancel its annual community Fun Festival, which encompasses a lot of work by the planners of the event. But that didn’t stop NEAD from re-grouping and re-scheduling the very popular and well attended neighborhood events. The membership was determined to hold its annual main event...

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Bill Signed That Could Lower Speed Limit in City

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Vision Zero goal that he believes will bring the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2030 received a much-needed shot in the arm when Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4565 that will give municipalities the authority to lower default speed limits. The bill is An Act...

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Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

After leaving the workforce and seeking a meaningful way to fill her time, 11-year North End resident Susan Price decided to volunteer at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. This is her fourth year as a volunteer. Previously, Susan worked for 25 years at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center as a Unit Coordinator. At...

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NEAD Family Fun Festival Rescheduled

By Phil Orlandella Bad weather forced North End Against Drugs (NEAD) to cancel its Family Fun Festival that attracts over 200 people each year to participate in the very popular community event held annually. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the NEAD sponsored event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 17...

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Instrumental Petting Zoo Held by NEMPAC

By Phil Orlandella An instrumental petting zoo and a back to school event was held by North End Music and Performing Arts (NEMPAC) in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) co-hosted by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra who brought many local musicians to help demonstrate instruments, give many lessons and possibly help some children and adults...

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BWSC to Start Phase II of North End Project

By Phil Orlandella Now that Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed Phase I of its projects in the North End, they have started Phase II which will run through November 2018. The BWSC project involves replacement of water mains and rehabilitation of sewer and drainage pipes on twelve North End streets. This...

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National Night Out

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   Senator Joe Boncore fits in well with the neighborhood State Senator Joseph Boncore has fit in very well with the North End/Waterfront community since his election to the State House. The Senator has attended many community events and neighborhood meetings on a regular basis and seems to have a good...

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NEMPAC to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Community Service

It’s been fifteen years since the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) burst on the scene and grew into a major organization that provides numerous programs, events and activities to the neighborhood while supporting several other organizations with great entertainment. NEMPAC has reached out to the community in many ways, like offering...

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Tax Free Weekend Nixed by State

A study commissioned by the Retails Association of Massachusetts revealed that the State’s tax holiday generated $168 million and the cash flow led to an additional estimate of 600 private jobs. If not for the tax holiday, the Association claimed businesses would not have anywhere near the sales they had last year. Reportedly, the...

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North End Hockey Registration Underway

By Phil Orlandella Registration is currently being accepted for the North End Hockey Introduction program which runs October 2016 through early March 2017 at the Steriti Skating Rink on Saturday mornings. The program is for children ages 5-12 (some exceptions) and teaches the fundamentals of hockey in a fun atmosphere according to Daniel Toscano...

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Review Editor Honored with Public Safety Award

Review Editor Honored with Public Safety Award

One of the most active and caring persons regarding public safety in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood is Regional Review, Editor At Large Phil Orlandella who was recently recognized by the Boston Police Departments at the North End Night Out for his many efforts over the years. He was presented a Community Services Award by...

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NEWRA Expresses Concerns Relating to NSAMAP Study

A plan put forth by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is being questioned by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) stating concerns of the development within the North Station Bulfinch Triangle area would have serious impacts on the traffic flow between the North and West End. The North Station Area Mobility Action Plan (NSAMAP)...

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Councilor LaMattina Calls For A Public Hearing On North End Nursing Home Status

By Phil Orlandella Councilor Sal LaMattina has called for a public hearing related to the North End Nursing Home’s future. Since Partners made public their intentions to relocate the nursing home residents to Brighton the North End/Waterfront community has rebelled against the idea and have a petition signed with over thousand names, picketed, placed...

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FOCCP to Celebrate 15th Anniversary in the Park

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in July 2001 by a small group of North End/Waterfront residents and members of the business community, are preparing to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a special birthday party in the park. Since its inception, FOCCP has encouraged community involvement...

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National Parks in Boston Ready to Celebrate 100 Years

By Seth Daniel The National Park Service (NPS) is about to turn 100 years old this summer, and the Boston Parks are planning a major celebration on Aug. 25- 27 in and around the three major Boston parks – including a huge celebration on Aug. 25 in Christopher Columbus Park. The Boston National Historic...

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Greenway Activities Past,Present and Future

By Phil Orlandella The Greenway recently became a runway as designer Denise Hajjar displayed creations from her Atlantic Avenue Boutique. The fashion show accentuated the natural beauty of the park with music and dancing. A raffle drawing was also held. All the proceeds from the fashion show benefited the Greenway’s Park Arranger Program, which...

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EVERSOURCE Energizes NEAD

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) President John Romano has announced that EVERSOURCE Energy has made a major donation to the non-profit community organization. “EVERSOURCE will continue the long storied history of Boston Edison and NSTAR as our corporate sponsors,” Romano stated. “NEAD is proud to partner with the energy company as...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella NEAD hosts terrific North End Night Out North End Against Drugs (NEAD) as part of National Night Out held the North End version of the special event in Paul Revere Mall (Prado). Each year, NEAD presents this popular event that includes a free BBQ, numerous events, demonstrations, and entertainment for the...

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