City’s Officials Launch New Initiative, Boston Creates

April 24, 2015
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Boston’s cultural planning process has been launched that will create a blueprint for arts and culture in the city, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Boston Creates will encourage residents, visitors and stakeholders to help local government identified cultural needs, opportunities, resources and to think about how these resources can help the community to...

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Nomination Papers for NEWNC Election

April 24, 2015
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A community wide public election has been scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 10am to 2pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street to elect or re-elect six members to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) board. In order to become a candidate on the all volunteer advisory...

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A Ban on Space Savers Should Be Implemented

A ban on space savers is being supported by many community groups including the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) and the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). While there is no ordinance that allows space savers in the city of Boston, the Mayor actually makes the decision for it to happen and when it must...

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Who Is Minding the Store?

There are many reasons to completely revamp the MBTA besides its horrible service and its terrible winter disaster. The news of the loss of federal funding of over $22 billion in capital fund over the last five years is the most recent reason to make some drastic changes. Reportedly, in the past ten years,...

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Picture L.A.

Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York. You know those skylines, don’t you? There might be a gimmick—Seattle’s Space Needle; Toronto’s CN Tower with the scary glass floor. Or there might be...

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Opinion

Boston Police Officer a real hero Off-duty Boston Police Officer Shana Cottone became a real-life hero when she risked her own safety entering a burning building on Stillman Place in the North End. When she arrived on the scene there was a good-size fire going on the top two floors, but that didn’t stop...

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In Brief

April 24, 2015
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Mayor Releases First Ever Workforce Report  Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the City of Boston’s first ever Workforce Profile Report to transparently examine the racial and gender makeup of Boston’s municipal employee base. The report was led by Shaun Blugh, the City’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Freda Brasfield. The...

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Columbus Park Easter Egg Hunt

Columbus Park Easter Egg Hunt

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$400,000 North End Park Improvement Project Underway

$400,000 North End Park Improvement Project Underway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (rosekennedygreenway.org) has begun a $400,000 improvement project in the North End Park on the Greenway. This project, driven by significant community input, will include upgrading the garden, replacing benches with “porch swings”, and fixing lights on the Freedom Trail. The new project is generously supported with funding from the...

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Haymarket Hotel Receives Elected Officials Support

Haymarket Hotel Receives Elected Officials Support

Jockeying continues around the long-debated development project at Parcel 9 along the Greenway, currently undergoing regulatory review. The Haymarket Hotel proposal by developer Normandy Partners/Harbinger has been designated by land owner MassDOT and has most recently received support from the North End’s three primary elected officials: State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz...

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Healey Cracks Down on Illegal Drug Prescriptions

Cracking down on doctors and “pill mill” clinics illegally prescribing the addictive narcotics that are fueling the deadly outbreak of opiate overdoses in the state is a top priority for Attorney General Maura Healey. The time has come to monitor this illegal practice to ensure that this outbreak of overdoses declines as soon as...

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Jaywalking Bills Should Be Scraped

Three different jaywalking bills have been filed under the Golden Dome on Beacon Hill that will cost the abusers heavier fines. One bill would increase the fine to $20. Another bill wants to give towns the choice to raise it to $50. Still another bill will take it one step further and making it...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Taste of the North End at Steriti Rink on May 1

April 16, 2015
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Boston’s popular festivals of food, charity and rich history of the neighborhood, “The Taste of the North End” will take place on Friday, May 1 at the Steriti Memorial Rink on Commercial Street from 7 to11pm. This is the fifth year that North End Waterfront Health has participated with the Frattaroli family to host...

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NEWRA Supports Two Proposals

April 16, 2015
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Two requests were on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) agenda. Both items were supported by a close vote. A proposal by Dr. Edward Harlowe to add a 4.5’x12′ three story build out to fill a notch in his existing building at 20 Unity Court was supported 16-9. The building is an owner...

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Thanks to P.A.L., NEAA and NEAD Winter Extended 3 Extra Days

Thanks to P.A.L., NEAA and NEAD Winter Extended 3 Extra Days

Once again, the Nazzaro Center teamed up with the Police Activities League, the North End Athletic Association and North End Against Drugs to provide families and friends of the North End with an incredible grand finale to the center’s ski program, a week-end of skiing at arguably the best ski resort in the east, Killington Mountain.  After various day trips run by...

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City Begins Mechanical Street Cleaning

April 7, 2015
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Record-setting snowfall has delayed mechanical street cleaning in the North End, however, according to the Department of Public Works (DPW), as of April 1 the program is now in full swing. Residential street sweeping signs have been posted and DPW has notified the neighborhood and the business community. DPW is asking residents to obey...

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NEAA Baseball Season Begins April 25

April 7, 2015
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The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2015 baseball program opening day will be held on Saturday, April 25 with a five-game schedule at Langone Field on Commercial Street. The games begins with three Minor League games at 9, 10 and 11am. The Majors games will start at 1pm, followed by a second game once...

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No North End Part One Crime Reported During the Month of March

April 7, 2015
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There were no, count them no, Part One crimes reported during the month of March according to statistics presented at the recent Boston Police District A-1 Public Safety meeting held last week in the Nazzaro Community Center. This appears to be the first time ever that there has been no Part One crimes reported...

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T Produces Flaky Snow Plan

Purchasing snow clearing equipment and developing reduced-trip snow schedules doesn’t sound like much of a snow battle plan, yet that’s all the MBTA has come up with to date. One would think after the totally disastrous performance by the T this winter a more progress efforts would have been in order. The plan is...

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City’s First-Ever Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Should Be a given

 An ordinance has been filed to establish the first ever paid parental leave policy that will grant up to six weeks of leave for both men and women, as well as same-sex couples, who have worked for the City at least one year. This ordinance will apparently help alleviate some pressure on working parents...

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Obituaries 04-07-2015

Nicholas Cammarata Of Saugus Nicholas Cammarata of Saugus, formerly of Cambridge, died on March 20. He was 30 years old. A graduate of Dearborn Academy in Arlington, he was the beloved son of Anthony Cammarata and the late Stephanie (Gardyna); cherished grandson of Josephine (Pinieri) Cammarata and her late husband Joseph “Shoes” of Boston’s...

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Lighthouse Preservation

Lighthouse Preservation

North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street will present Boston Light-Preserving an American Lighthouse Lecture and Slideshow on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6-7:30pm. Nearly 300 years ago Boston Harbor became the ideal maritime colony for commerce and trade. Because Boston Harbor required safe passage for economic growth, Boston Libght c.1716 was created as an...

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Small Leeway Should be Given

The City of Boston has spun its wheels at a fast pace to make it convenient and more specifically safer for cyclists to move through the streets. There are already rules, regulations and painted areas covering this issue. Now legislators want to add another rule that is controversial by banning vehicles from stopping in...

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