Greenway Conservancy Holds North End Community Meeting

March 25, 2014
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Greenway Conservancy staff together with NEWRA selected  North End resident Robyn Reed who held a community meeting held to discuss improvements to the North End parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Also in attendance was Lynden B. Miller of New York a consultant hired by the Conservancy to help design and implement an approach...

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Get Well Mr. Mayor

Just like everyone in Boston and elsewhere, the Regional Review wishes former Mayor Thomas Menino good health and the best of luck with his battle with cancer. There has been a tremendous outpouring of prayers, well wishes and sentiment for the 71-year-old Mayor that served five terms servicing Bostonians from City Hall. The Mayor,...

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NEWRA/NEWNC Agrees to Talk Merge

A community civil war is brewing in the North End between the two basic neighborhood groups. North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), the only elected group in the community, wants North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), a community volunteer group, to merge, offering NEWRA four seats on the Council that currently has 12 members. The key...

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Rep. Michlewitz Moves Legislation to Cover Greenway Parcel 12 Ramp at Cross Street

Rep. Michlewitz Moves Legislation to Cover Greenway Parcel 12 Ramp at Cross Street

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz of the North End has introduced legislation to cap the I-93 highway ramp on Parcel 12 of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway by November 1, 2017. The exit ramp between Cross Street and Surface Road was created as part of the Central Artery “Big Dig” project. The Boston Museum was...

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Police Arrest North End Sexual Assault Suspect

March 18, 2014
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Police Arrest North End Sexual Assault Suspect

Acting on a phone call from the 20-year old North End woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted in her Unity Street doorway on February 15, police immediately responded to the neighborhood where the victim told police she had spotted the suspect that attacked her playing basketball in Polcari Playground on Monday, March 10. Police...

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NEWNC Tables Request for 2am Closure

March 18, 2014
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NEWNC Tables Request for 2am Closure

A request by Dan Myer, owner of Goody Glover 48-50 Salem Street, was tabled by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council. The owner was seeking to change the closing hour from 1am to 2pm. Apparently, the building occupied by Goody Glover is being sold and allegedly, the new owner did not plan to renew the...

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NEWRA/WECA Seeks Answers on Boston Garden Project

March 18, 2014
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A letter of concern relating to the Boston Garden Project Final Environmental Impact Report has been sent to Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. by two community groups claiming their comments on the report have not been addressed or allayed by the environmental impact assessments presented in the DEIR and the current FEIR. The North...

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NEWRA Says No to Merge/agrees to Talk

March 18, 2014
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Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) opened last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting with a presentation on the possibility of a pilot program for a dog park on the Greenway Parcel 12. They also outlined what a permanent park would look like and what it would take to build and sustain it. NEWRA...

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A Plan Is Needed to Develop New Revenue for the City

Pointing a finger or yelling and screaming at Boston Police for whatever reason is not the answer to resolving any crime related problem. The safest neighborhood in Boston has always been the North End and based on facts and figures, it continues to be. Residents want more police in the neighborhood, especially on weekends....

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Community Input Welcome

North End/Waterfront residents should send the Regional Review items of interest relating to the neighborhood as well as special events for example, birthdays, anniversaries and individual or family honors. The community newspaper which is published weekly welcomes these types of stories and will publish them as soon as possible. The Review wants the community...

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Badge of Hometown Honor: North End Native Chuck Wilson Is BPD Area-1 Lieutenant Detective Commander

Chuck Wilson feels right at home in his position of lieutenant detective commander at the Boston Police Department Area A-1 headquarters on New Sudbury Street. That’s because Wilson grew up just a stone’s throw away in the North End and still has family and boyhood friends living in the internationally renowned neighborhood of Boston...

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Father of Missing Person Speaks at Candlelight Vigil

Father of Missing Person Speaks at Candlelight Vigil

Keith Munsell, father of missing 24-year-old Eric Munsell, led a candlelight vigil on Boston’s waterfront for his missing son. Dozens of friends and strangers braved the frigid cold between Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium to take part in the vigil. Mr. Munsell was very complimentary of the efforts by the Boston Police...

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North End Chamber of Commerce Moving Forward with Promotions

March 10, 2014
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North End Chamber of Commerce Moving Forward with Promotions

Besides the general business, the North End Chamber of Commerce outlined their future programs and activities for the near future. As they did last year, the Chamber plans to renew its Taxi Top advertisement program. Members felt the promotion went well and should be repeated. A Spring Stroll has been set-up for Sunday, April...

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Callahan Tunnel Open

March 10, 2014
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The Callahan Tunnel officially reopened yesterday, Monday, March 10 at 5am, following months of 24/7 construction that impacted traffic to East Boston and Logan Import. The $19.3 million contract to McCourt Construction began on December 27 and included additional incentive payments of $71, 500 each day the tunnel opened prior to the advertised date...

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No Action Taken on Trash Placement Time Change

March 10, 2014
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The public hearing at Boston City Hall, clearly indicated that North End/Waterfront residents favor a change in the time that household trash can be placed out on the sidewalks. The change calls for trash to be placed out after 6am on the day of, instead of 5pm on the day before. A petition, of...

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Public Safety Meeting/Self Defense Class Held at the Nazzaro Center

March 10, 2014
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Boston Police were out in force for the monthly Public Safety meeting and a Self Defense class held simultaneously at the Nazzaro Community Center last week. The usual monthly meeting was held on the first floor while the self-defense class, sponsored by Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina was held in the third floor gym...

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Adopt a Nonprofit Organization Has Merit

One way to improve relationships with the community in general, would be for North End businesses to develop an adopt a nonprofit neighborhood organization program. Businesses can either help the nonprofit financially on a yearly basis, conduct a benefit event or maybe do both. Giving a donation is the easy way, however putting together...

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Activities on the Greenway and Columbus Park Should Be Picking up

Once old man winter decides to take some time off, things will begin to happen at Christopher Columbus Park and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway for people of all ages. Both organizations always have a wide variety of things that local residents and visitors can do, besides just enjoying the public space. The Greenway...

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Second North End Hockey Season Underway

North End Youth Hockey is going strong in its second season at the Steriti Skating Rink. Spearheaded by Coach Daniel Toscano, the program for kids teaches the fundamentals of ice hockey in a fun atmosphere. Developing and strengthening skating skills are emphasized along with proper stance, balance and agility. Key objectives are to enhance...

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AMORE Opera Concert by NEMPAC

AMORE Opera Concert by NEMPAC

Between the snow storms, a night of romantic opera music was the destination for the crowd at 3rd Annual AMORE Opera Concert, held on Valentine’s Day in Boston’s North End. Sponsored by NEMPAC and Old North Church, it was a romantic evening of arias, opera scenes and musical theatre celebrating the passions, delights and...

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Regina Pizzeria, a Local Hot Spot since 1926

Regina Pizzeria, a Local Hot Spot since 1926

An online food magazine has told America what North Enders have known for decades—the neighborhood has some of the best pizzas going in the U.S. In the Daily Meal’s annual ‘101 Best Pizzas in America’ list that was released last week named Pizzeria Regina #22 and Galleria Umberto #85 on their best pizza list....

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Historic Boston Project Includes North End

March 3, 2014
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A public hearing was held by the City of Boston Public Works Department to discuss the proposed Connect Historic Boston Project that is being funded through a Federal Highway Administration Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The purpose of this hearing was to provide the public with the opportunity to become acquainted with...

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Boston Police North End Public Meeting May 6

March 3, 2014
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The District A-1 Boston Police North End Public Safety monthly meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. These monthly meetings offer residents the opportunity to make suggestions, express opinions and relate concerns to police on a first hand basis. Police will...

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2 A.M. Closure on NEWNC Agenda

March 3, 2014
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One of the agenda items on this coming Monday’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting is a request for a 2 AM closing hour and Goody Glover’s 48-50 Salem Street. The Council will discuss and possibly vote on three other requests including constructing a five-story building on Endicott Street, a retail wine and malt...

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