State’s Snow and Ice Removal Cost Almost $130 million

March 17, 2015
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The long winter snowfall cost the state to run $22 million over budget. Nearly $130 million was spent by the state on snow and ice cost during record accumulation. Cost reportedly was at $129.3 million. The state used 6000,000 tons of salt this winter, twice the state’s storage capacity. House lawmakers, last week included...

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Boston Public Market Set to Open This Summer

March 17, 2015
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Boston Public Market Set to Open This Summer

This summer, the Boston Public Market will open its doors to the long awaited year-round service with over 40 local venders. Staff are busy finalizing design details, developing hands on cooking classes and the marketplace cement floor has been laid. Vendors are preparing for the market, seeds have been ordered, new green houses being...

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MBTA Employees Take Days off During Needed Times

More than half of all MBTA workers either call in sick or took at least one day off when they were most needed during the snowiest three-week span when the transit authority was basically shut down. Between January 27 and February 16 “T” employees took the easy way out, while thousands of commuters experienced...

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Michlewitz a Good Committee Chairman Selection

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is consistently moving his way up the ladder in the House. The legislator, whose district includes the North End, has been appointed to his third chairmanship position on the Hill. House Speaker Robert DeLeo has named Michlewitz as, chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services for the next two...

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Abstract Art

Abstract Art

The 2014 abstract sculpture, located on the Greenway, will be reconfigured this year.

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Clear the Way

Clear the Way

This small foot made path to the nursing home made it difficult for anyone to get through.

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North End District 1 Crime Down in February

March 10, 2015
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The month of February has been quiet, according to District A-1 Commanding Boston Police Captain Ken Fong, told residents at last week’s North End Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Only one arrest was made for disturbing the peace at 464 Hanover Street. Homeless complaints were limited and no loud noise...

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NEMPAC/Revere Memorial Association Receives BCC Fund

March 10, 2015
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Paul Revere Memorial Association and North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) have received a $2,000 grant from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) for organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture in the City of Boston. The grant winners represent the diversity of the city’s art community from a wide range of categories....

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Jessica Frattaroli Selected to Serve on ONEin3 Council

March 10, 2015
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North End resident Jessica Frattaroli has been selected to serve on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. Frattaroli, along with the other members of the diverse 37 member group, will spend 12 months working with the city on projects aimed at maximizing the talents of Boston’s 20-34 year-old demographic, which is one third of...

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Tagging and Towing Vehicles Once a Street Has Been Cleared Is Crazy

Continuing mechanical street cleaning in the North End is a must, but tagging and towing vehicles after the cleaning vehicle has already done the job is ridiculous and uncalled for. Residents typically have a four hour window to move their vehicles before the street cleaning begins or risk getting ticketed ($40) towed ($35) plus...

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Support Gun Offender Registration Bill

Legislation has been filed by Representative Aaron Michlewitz that would create a statewide gun offender registry list that would require defendants convicted of specific gun crimes to register their addresses with the police and verify them every six months. In addition, they must notify the police if they change their addresses for a period...

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Rep Aaron Michlewitz Files Gun Control Measure

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed legislation that would create a statewide gun offender registry list that would be accessible to the public. The legislation is modeled on similar systems in Baltimore and New York that require defendants convicted of specified gun crimes to register their addresses with the police, verify them every six...

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City Council Activities

The Boston City Council met and discussed a variety of issues. Mayor Marty Walsh sent notice of new members for the Animal Control Commission and the Residency Policy Commission. Grants were passed that would benefit the Department of Innovation and Technology as well as the Boston Traffic Management Center.  Councilor LaMattina signed out to...

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NEWNC Supports Full Liquor License Transfer for Hotel

March 4, 2015
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NEWNC Supports Full Liquor License Transfer for Hotel

A request by Battery Wharf Hotel, 3 Battery Wharf to transfer a full liquor license to replace the one currently being used was supported (6-0) by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Representatives from the new owner told residents, other than the license...

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Conservancy Presents Plans for North End Parks

March 4, 2015
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Conservancy Presents Plans for North End Parks

Greenway Conservancy Executive Director Jessie Brackenbury and his staff presented plans for the 2015 scheduled improvements and repairs for North End parks. The community meeting was the third to discuss plans and to seek community import. Brackenbury confirmed that the Conservancy has received a $400,000 grant from the Mass Culture Council, to make the...

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Park Improvements

Park Improvements

A community meeting regarding improvements to the North End parks will be held by the Greenway Conservancy on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Information will also be provided on programs being offered in the parks in 2015 and a briefing on six parcels of land...

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Watch for Falling Ice

Watch for Falling Ice

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Greenway Holds Public Art Community Meeting February 24

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in partnership with the Wharf District will hold a public community meeting, tonight, Tuesday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf. Preview renderings of Boston’s most ambitious public art project ever and have questions answered by the Greenway Conservancy staff and...

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March Activities at West End Library

March will be a busy month at the West End library, 151 Cambridge Street. The library has scheduled films, a lecture, a book discussion, a concert and many ongoing programs. For details call 617-523-3957. Irish Heritage Month  Film Series –. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. March 4th   Run &...

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BLC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of working to safeguard the character of the City of Boston from iconic downtown buildings to vibrant neighborhoods. BLC was established in 1975 to identify and protect historic buildings, structures, areas, and sites, review development and demolition activities affecting old properties, provide public information and...

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Residents and Community Groups Should Support Short-Term Rental Legislation

North End/Waterfront residents and community groups are apparently getting on the bandwagon, supporting their State Representative Bill that would put in place regulations for short-term residential rentals.  The legislation would empower cities and towns to inspect potential short-term residential units for safety code violations, instruct the Department of Housing and Community Development to keep...

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Obituaries 02-24-2015

Mary Ania North End resident Mary C. (D’Ippolito) Ania of Boston’s North End died on February 9. The beloved wife of the late Francesco Ania, she was the loving sister of the late Marion, Vivian, Domenic, Peter and Father Donald O.F.M. She is survived by  two nieces, Daria Bartolucci of Boston and Mary Sturzo...

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North End Public Safety Committee Meeting on March 5

February 25, 2015
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Boston Police District A-1 and the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold their next North End Public Safety meeting to report on Part 1 crimes over the past 30 days. Crime numbers will be a comparison of the numbers reported during the same frame as last year. The public meeting offers residents and...

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NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee to Discuss Cutillo Park

February 25, 2015
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Several issues relating to the North End will be discussed at the next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting. Some of the topics will include the status of Paul Revere Mall (Prado) and what plans does the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department have to tackle the...

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