BRA holds Haymarket Hotel Public Meeting

November 1, 2014
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A public meeting regarding the Haymarket Hotel Parcel 9 project was held at City Hall by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on October 27. Normandy Real Estate Partners and Harbinger Development’s proposal includes approximately 140,000 square feet, and approximately 115,000 square feet, 225 rooms, 10-story and approximately 25,000 square feet of market/retail space in...

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‘Craft in America: Service,’ at North Bennet Street School

Be the first to see this latest episode of the Peabody Award-winning series. “Craft in America: Service” tells the story of craft in the military by documenting the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate, and heal. The episode traces the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program, the G.I. Bill and their...

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Leash Law Still Being Abused in Community

North End/Waterfront residents still have their sights set on leash law problems that they claim occurs every day, mostly in public parks. Dogs are running uncontrolled and there appears to be no end in sight because the city doesn’t have the manpower or other resources to respond to these leash law violators. It appears...

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North End Still the Safest Boston Neighborhood

Based on several reports issued by the District A-1 Boston Police Department released at the North End Public Safety monthly meeting the community still ranks as the safest neighborhood in Boston. While police are still struggling to reduce crime of all kinds in many other neighborhoods, the North End crime rate continues to decrease...

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Yes on Question Two

Fenway Park filled to the brim with plastic bottles. That dramatic image conveys the volume of bottle litter we throw away in Massachusetts each year. Most of it gets deposited in landfills. Some litter lingers in our gutters, along the roads, across the beaches and on the sidewalks. It’s pretty gross. It is irresponsible...

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Boston City Councilors Deserve Pay Raise

Boston City Councilors are entitled to a pay raise. They worked very hard to attempt to make the city a great place to live and work. Being an elected member of the Council is a 24-7 job that requires much attention to requests and suggestions from Bostonians made on a daily basis. A lot...

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Waterfront Residents Oppose Lewis Wharf Proposal

An informational meeting with the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to discuss a potential proposal to develop a boutique hotel and approximately 30-50 residential units on the existing pilings of Lewis Wharf, a throng of Waterfront residents opposed the idea. They actually filled the Nazzaro Center Hall, the hallways and were picketing outside of...

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FOCCP a Super Good Neighbor

The neighborhood has several non-profit organizations that make the community a terrific place to live, work and play. One of these, all volunteer groups is the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP)  which is compromised North End/Waterfront residents and the business community. FOCCP’s goal and purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care,...

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Madonna Della Cava Annual Halloween Party October 25

October 23, 2014
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One of the best, if not the best community outdoor Halloween Party will be presented by the Madonna Della Cava Society on Hanover and Battery Streets, starting with a fabulous costume parade. The 63rd annual neighborhood popular event will include: DJ Amo, games, activities, inflatable’s and other games, a bounce, face painting and tickets...

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Police Arrest Suspect in North End Alleged Indecent Assault

October 23, 2014
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Boston Police responded immediately to a 911 call from a female alleging she was the victim of an indecent assault early Saturday morning at 2:45am in the quite area of Tileston and Wiggin Streets in the North End. The victim was apparently walking home when she noticed an unknown individual who she described to...

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MassDOT Schedules 3rd Ramp Parcel Public Meeting

October 23, 2014
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A third public meeting regarding the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study has been scheduled at City Hall, according to John Romano of MassDOT. The state agency is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portions of the Central Artery/Tunnel Parcels 6, 12 and 18 along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. “The requirement...

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NEWRA Opposes Extended Closing Hours

October 23, 2014
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A request by the Mendoza family to amend the description of the licensed premises at 67-69 Prince Street was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Modica’s Restaurant plans to change 67 Prince Street from one room on the first floor with...

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Blessing of the Animals in Boston’s North End

Blessing of the Animals in Boston’s North End

Rev. Steve Ayers and Rev. Ellie Terry of the Old North Church, give readings from scripture and prayers at the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony.

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NEWRA Elects New Slate of Officers

NEWRA Elects New  Slate of Officers

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected a new slate of officers for the 2014-2015 term at its annual meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014. President: Ford Cavallari, Battery Street Treasurer: David Goggins, North Street Secretary: Elizabeth Ghiseline, North Square Sergeant at Arms: Robyn Reed, Battery Street Outgoing NEWRA President, Jim Salini,...

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Looking Back: The Queen’s Visit in 1976

Looking Back: The Queen’s Visit in 1976

During the summer of 1976, the nation celebrated its 200th anniversary.  In recognition of this special event, Elizabeth II, Queen of England, agreed to visit Boston and attend the July 4th Sunday morning service at the Old North Church, an event orchestrated by the then Special Assistant to the Vicar, Barry Dawson.  Barry was...

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Council Supports Liquor License Transfer

October 14, 2014
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Between all the protocol, committee reports, elected official updates, guest speakers and three agenda voting items, this month’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting contained a wide-range of information pertaining directly to the community. One request by JW Capital Partners, Lincoln Wharf drew enough Waterfront resistance not only to fill the hall but several...

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Greenway Conservancy Hiring the Right People for the Jobs

An important position has been filled at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, that will hopefully advance initiatives like the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square, ensure rotating programs of high quality art along the mile and a half park and become integral to the 2015 installation and programming around a city scaled aerial sculpture by...

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City Needs Casino Funds to Meet Transportation Needs

Reportedly, a casino in Everett will generate 31,000 new vehicle trips on an average day. That’s more trips that the richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, makes to the bank every day. Several weeks ago, the mayor allegedly sent a letter to the commission saying the city reserves its rights to legally challenge...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Boston Barber Tattoo Parlor Opens on Salem Street

Boston Barber Tattoo Parlor Opens on Salem Street

Boston Barber Co. owner, Robert Dello Russo, says one of the most satisfying parts of his job is “seeing his ideas come to life”. Dello Russo’s clients have had a front row view watching his Salem St. business’s back yard transform into the City’s first Barber & Tattoo shop in history. Open less than...

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Public Safety Meeting Addresses Late Night Activity, Crime Stats and Residents Issues

Without much in the way of violent crime reports, October’s Public Safety meeting focused on community involvement with District A-1 Boston Police, including more proactive handling of late night problems in the North End. Leading the meeting were Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chair David Marx, BPD Captain Kenneth Fong, BPD Sergeant James Chin,...

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NEAA Fall Soccer Program

The North End Athletic Association kicked off its’ 44th season of Fall Soccer on Dom Campochiaro Field at Langone Park on Saturday September 13th.  There are 3 divisions ages 4 & 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds and 9 to 12 year olds.  All divisions and teams are co-ed  with boys and...

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Investment Fraud can be Prevented

Investment fraud has become a serious undertaking causing hard-working people many financial problems and it continues on a major scale. While all kinds of people get caught up in these scams, it seems senior citizens are most vulnerable to investment fraud. One way to protect against investment fraud is talking to the Secretary of...

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Vote No on Question 2

Changing the state’s Bottle Bill by expanding the beverage container deposit law is not a good idea. Since a reported ninety percent of households currently have access to curbside and community recycling programs, the state should be focusing on what works instead of expanding this totally outdated, insufficient and inconvenient system. The expansion bill...

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