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Boston Market CEO expresses customer appreciation   Dear Neighbors, Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Boston Police agree to wear Body Cameras Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) willingness to be a part of a program to wear body cameras during a six-month pilot while on active duty clearly indicates that they are interested in tackling new initiatives to possibly make a difference on disputed issues that...

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Illegal Gun Control Real Action Needed

Stop gun violence is on the lips of every elected official every time they open their mouths and it sounds the same each and every time. It has become nothing short of just words people want to hear and it’s a positive get elected message. Every single day, the media reports another or several...

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City Holding Public Meetings to Develop North Station Traffic Plan

Many projects and developments taking place in the North Station and the Bulfinch Triangle, once completed, will have potentially more vehicle and pedestrian traffic within or in the adjacent area. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) have scheduled a series of public meetings kicking off the North Station Mobility...

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Sign Of Strength

Sign Of Strength

Opposition to the closing of the North End Nursing Home came out in force at Christopher Columbus Park during the Mayor’s Coffee Hour.

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North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Being Developed

North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Being Developed

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) hosted a visioning meeting to kick-off the North Station Area Mobility Action Plan (NSAMAP). The action plan, announced in November 2015, will develop a range of near-, mid-, and long-term, implementable solutions  to improve the way people get around the North Station area, including the...

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Save The North End Nursing Home Main Topic At NEWRA Meeting

By Phil Orlandella There were no voting items on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, there was an update on the status of the North End Nursing Home located on Fulton Street, as well as a discussion on plans to develop Hanover, Cross and Salem...

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Friends of The North End Hold Bocce Banquet

On Wednesday, July 13, the Friends Of  The North End (FONE) held their summer bocce banquet at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester. Prizes consisting of a plaque and a bottle of wine were awarded to the winning team of Angelo DiGirolamo, Richie DeSantis, Bobby Carbone and Mario Antidormi. This bocce season was...

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North End Nursing Home Closure Battle Continues

By Phil Orlandella It appears that the potential closing and sale of the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street is in limbo as residents continue to protest in force. Partners and Spaulding apparently contacted relatives of their intentions to relocate the seniors, that called the facility home, reportedly by July 1, which has...

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NEWNC Defers Hotel Request Unanimously

By Phil Orlandella Confusion reigned at the last North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. The only voting item on the agenda was a request by Westmont Hospitality, that have reportedly purchased or are about to purchase the Battery Wharf Hotel for the transfer of a full liquor...

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July Happenings At The Boston Public Market

Starting July 18, the Market will be extending its hours to be open 7 days a week; Monday – Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm. Stay tuned for more details about exciting Market events to celebrate!   THURSDAY, JULY 21 Free Samples of Monkfish (in Red’s Best’s stall; 2-5pm): FREE SAMPLES of this tasty, abundant New...

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Sixteen North End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out

By Phil Orlandella Sixteen North End/Waterfront eateries will participate in this year’s Dine Out Boston. Boston’s popular two-week celebration which showcases Boston’s diverse restaurant scene from August 14-19 and August 21-26. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), in partnership with American Express, this event attracts thousands of diners that enjoy numerous...

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh Launches City Hall Porch

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of the new “City Hall Porch,” an area accessible through the 3rd-floor mezzanine of City Hall. The launch of the City Hall Porch is another project designed to encourage Boston residents and visitors to enliven City Hall and the Plaza. City Hall Porch will remain open to...

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Crime Down But Summer Brings Aggravated Assaults, Larcenies

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. Part 1 Crime: City-wide: Down 4% District A-1: Down 5% Aggravated Assaults (3) 6/18/16: 40-year-old suspect attempted to attack...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella FOCCP Independence Day celebration attracted hundreds Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) did another terrific job celebrating Independence Day with a great community event in the park. Working closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department the special event attracted hundreds of local families and individuals to a fun...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour A Communication Event

Christopher Columbus Park was full of hundreds of North End/Waterfront residents for the annual and popular Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Coffee Hour. Residents were pleased to meet and greet the Mayor, ask him questions or make suggestions relating to the neighborhood. Having the Mayor and members of his staff and department heads there gave...

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FOCCP to Celebrate 15th Anniversary this August

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), this August will celebrate its 15th anniversary of making Columbus Park a valuable part of the community. FOCCP has worked in conjunction with the city, residents and the business community to make the park safe and extremely clean. In addition, FOCCP has featured numerous events and activities for...

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NEAA T-BALL

NEAA T-BALL

Shown are coaches and players of the 2016 North End Athletic association (NEAA) T-Ball League for 5 year old. About 40 kids participated. Each player was awarded medals on the final day of the season.

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Neighborhood Residents Join Mayor at Columbus Park for Coffee Hour

Neighborhood Residents Join Mayor at Columbus Park for Coffee Hour

By Phil Orlandella Christopher Columbus Park was crowded with North End/Waterfront residents for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s annual coffee hour. The Mayor along with several city departments answered questions and listened to recommendations relating to community issues and needs. Families were presented with a flowering plant, enjoyed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and breakfast and...

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Mayor Announces Archaeological Survey Held at Old North Church

Mayor Announces Archaeological Survey Held at Old North Church

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched an archaeological survey that will began within the Washington Garden at Boston’s Old North Church. The dig was led by the City of Boston’s Archaeology Program, and City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley. The survey is organized by the City of Boston, with the cooperation of the Old North Church...

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Cardinals Wear NEAA Baseball Crown

The regular season champs (9-2) became the playoff champs when the St Agrippina Cardinals swept through the playoffs to pick up the trophy. The Cardinals, as the #1 seed drew the Indians in the first round. Although the Indians were game the Cardinals had too much firepower and swept them 2 games to 0....

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FOCCP Schedules Many Summer Events at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) have put together a summer movie in the park series and several other events for North End/Waterfront residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the hot weather season. For details visit www.foccp.org. Thursdays, July 7   to August 11 Restorative Yoga.  Sponsored by Medical One.  6 p.m. ...

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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Host Free Six-Week Restorative Yoga Series

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host six restorative yoga classes on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from July 7 through August 11.  The free classes are open to everyone and will be led by Barbara Dummermuth, owner of Laughing Buddha Boston, the Swiss Healing Center located in the North End.  The...

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Boston by Foot July Schedule of City Tours

Currently celebrating its 40th season, Boston By Foot  announced a schedule of special tours during the month of July, including four tours in conjunction with Harborfest. In addition to these tours, Boston By Foot also offers nine guided walking tours as part of its regular-season lineup. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Walking Tour Settled by Puritans...

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