Race to Fill District 1 Council Seat Draws Several Candidates

By Phil Orlandella Before the ink could dry, following Councilor Sal LaMattina’s decision that he would not seek re-election, four candidates announced their intentions to seek the office held by the 11-year veteran. District 1 includes the North End/Waterfront, Charlestown, and East Boston, has held the seat for many years. Already Eastie has two...

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Homeless Man Arrested for North End Robbery

By Phil Orlandella Boston Police have arrested an alleged homeless person in connection with the robbery of Monica’s Restaurant about a month ago on Richmond Street. Police are still investigating the robbery of an employee of Mike’s Pastry on Hanover Street during the transportation of money. In addition, the robbery of Citizens Bank on...

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Potential North Square Art Design Unveiled

By Phil Orlandella An advisory board relating to the proposed artwork for North Square that has been coordinated by Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has been formed. A and J Art and Design, based on neighborhood input has developed a concept, “North Square Stories: Four Intertwined Historical Threads” that they...

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Passacantilli A District 1 Council Candidate

By Phil Orlandella Lifelong North End resident Stephen Passacantilli along with three other candidates have announced their intentions to seek the Boston City Council District 1 seat following current Councilor Sal LaMattina’s decision not to seek reelection after 11 years of service. A community activist, Stephen was an elected member of the North End/Waterfront...

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Armenian Heritage Park World Labyrinth Day at Greenway

By Phil Orlandella Armenian Heritage Park, on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, will celebrate public art at the park’s abstract sculpture and labyrinth on Saturday, May 6 starting at 12:45 PM. A World Labyrinth Date: Walk as One in Peace and Harmony. An introduction to walking a labyrinth-12:45 PM walk starts at 1 PM....

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Michael Sinatra Candidate for District 1 Council Seat

By Phil Orlandella Michael Sinatra, Chief of Staff for Councilor Sal LaMattina has officially announced his candidacy for the District 1 Boston City Councilor seat. Sinatra, of East Boston, is no stranger to the North End/Waterfront community, attending many neighborhood meetings and responding to numerous calls by residents relating to issues, concerns and problems...

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North End 2018 Capital Budget on the Books

By Phil Orlandella Many North End community projects are included in the City of Boston 2018 Capital Budget. Projects scheduled to take place involve Eliot School construction, Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements, North Square redesign of several streets, construction of a new community center and investments at Christopher Columbus Park. A major investment of...

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Tina Natale Joins NEMPAC Board

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) welcomed it’s newest Board member Tina Natale, to the Board of Directors this past January. Tina Natale is a life-long resident of the North End and a graduate of Suffolk University. She loves Boston’s energetic lifestyle and her passion for the area grows everyday. Tina currently...

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NEMPAC Presents Beethoven’s “Fidello” this June

By Phil Orlandella Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park will be the sites of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) sixth annual Opera project presentation of Beethoven’s “Fidello”, sung in German with English subtitles and orchestra. “The artistic team behind this project is working tirelessly to bring this magical production to...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Losing a good Councilor and friend An extremely important North End/Waterfront advocate, Councilor Sal LaMattina, has decided not to seek reelection for the District 1 Boston City Council seat. Councilor Lamattina has been a tremendous asset to the neighborhood. His actions have always been dedicated to the community and the well-being...

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Third Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Restoration Meeting to be Held

Another community meeting to discuss a plan for the renovations of the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) has been scheduled for this coming June 2017, hosted by the Boston Parks Department. Priorities recommended by the community will be the focus of this important meeting that include plans to refurbish the park established in 1925 and...

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NEWNC Candidates Night and Public Election Are Important

Each year, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) conducts a public election for six seats on the community organization board. A total of twelve seats make up the board. Six seats are up for grabs every other year for two-year terms. NEWNC is the only community elected organization to serve as the area’s voice...

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North End Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds Of Kids to Fun Event

North End Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds Of Kids to Fun Event

It was a perfect Spring day for the annual North End Egg Hunt on Sunday morning drawing hundreds of neighborhood kids to Christopher Columbus Park. Sponsored by the Boston Community Collaborative and Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the group had prepared over 2,500 stuffed eggs and hid them all around the park creating fun...

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Moving On:Sal LaMattina Will Not Seek Reelection as District 1 City Councilor

Moving On:Sal LaMattina Will Not Seek Reelection as District 1 City Councilor

By Matt Conti District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced that he will not seek reelection in September 2017 for another term on the Boston City Council. The decision comes after 29 years of public service to the City of Boston, including 11 years on the City Council. “I feel the time is right...

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No Voting Items on NEWRA Agenda

By Phil Orlandella Only one agenda item was originally scheduled on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) April monthly meeting, but it was removed at the request of Alfred Ferrera who wanted to meet with abutters relating to his proposal to build a roof deck at 57 Salem Street. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who...

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NEWNC Community Election Set for May 20

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) President John Pregmon has announced that the 2017 annual community election of members will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Saturday, May 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a...

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NEWNC Supports Limoncello 2 on Salem Street

By Phil Orlandella Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support a request by Maurizio Badolato of Ristorante Limoncello, North Square to open a second location, called Limoncello 2 at 76 Salem Street, the former site of Urban Cantina. The request also included the transfer of the former owners’ beer,...

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P.A.L. and the NEAA Help Keep A Nazzaro Center Ski Tradition Alive

By Carl Ameno Once again, the Nazzaro Center teamed up with the Police Activities League and the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) to provide families and friends of the North End with an incredible grand finale to the center’s ski program, a weekend of skiing at arguably the best ski resort in the east, Killington Mountains. After various day trips...

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Boston Community Collaborative Students Perform “Greece”

By Becca Griffith Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) students participated in the production of “Greece” on stage at Saint John School. BCC combined all of its dance and drama students from the school and the North End for the season ending performance. (January through March) The original production was written, directed and choreographed by Ingrid...

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Long Wharf Bar and Restaurant Development Looks Bleak

Following almost a decade-long fight, the North End 10 received good news in their fight for Long Wharf, as a formal federal judgment passed down on March 23, stated the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) cannot redevelop the public space on the waterfront property for private enterprise without National Park Service’s (NPS) permission...

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Taste of the North End/April 28

By Phil Orlandella The 24th annual Taste of the North End is scheduled to take place on April 28 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street. The special and popular event will benefit New Health and other neighborhood organizations and charities. Billy Costa will MC, Vocalists Vanessa Salvucci...

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Neighborhood Service Center Food Appeal

By Phil Orlandella ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center is currently accepting donations to support its food programs that assist residents needs through June 30. The Center could use monetary donations, restaurant and supermarket gift certificates, non-perishable items like pasta, tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, cooking oil and corn.             Donations can be dropped...

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How We’re Investing in Our Boston Public Schools

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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