Governor’s Economic Plan Heading Down the Right Track

The State’s economic development plan laying the foundation for Governor Charlie Baker’s administration legislative initiatives have the Governor’s John Hancock. “This economic development plan is an important statement of our administration’s priorities and values,” Baker said in a statement. The plan which received unanimous backing of the Economic Development Planning Council was put together...

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Winter Lights

Winter Lights

Every evening, hundreds of North End/Waterfront residents and numerous visitors are enjoying the beautiful Winter Lights spread throughout The Greenway. Shown above is one of the favorite Winter Lights photo.

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North End Business Owner Named a Finalist for Female Entrepreneur

North End Business Owner Named a Finalist for Female Entrepreneur

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a nationally-renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in business, announced that North End business woman Kathleen Doyle, the owner of FireFlower Alternative Energy, was named one of the top five finalists of its Women-Owned Business Challenge, a competition  to promote female entrepreneurship and the advancement of...

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North End Exempt from BYOB Policy

A Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) ordinance that would allow diners to take their own liquor into eateries in several community restaurants has been passed in the Boston City Council. “Because the North End has so many restaurants and licenses, the new measure will not apply in that neighborhood,” according to City Councilor Sal...

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MassDOT Responds to Fulton Street Tunnel Noise Issues

January 7, 2016
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Numerous North End residents turned out for a Callahan Tunnel Trench Noise Remediation meeting with MassDOT and other local city and state representatives. The topic was loud noise created after the tunnel renovations were completed. Those that attended the meeting with MassDOT felt it was a productive discussion with potential solutions to the problem....

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Free-Standing Sidewalk Signs Pilot Program Underway

January 7, 2016
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An ordinance filed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and brought to light by Boston City Councilor At Large, Chairman of the Committee on Government Operations Michael J. Flaherty to create a pilot program regarding free-standing sidewalk signs. Passed by the Council the bill will examine how city regulates free-standing signs in order to establish...

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Boston’s Vision Zero Action Plan Ready to Go

January 7, 2016
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A plan that outlines the City of Boston’s commitment to providing safer streets is off the drawing board and set to go as soon as possible. The Action Plan focuses on four core areas, implementing street design changes, tackling the issue of distraction and impaired driving. Highlights of the major plan include: Emphasis will...

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MBTA Parking Lot Payment Instructions

With the end of the antiquated ‘honor box’ payment system at MBTA parking lots last July, the T would like to remind customers about proper procedures for using the easier, more convenient PayByPhone, or simply receiving a monthly invoice in the mail. PayByPhone allows customers to pay parking fees by using any phone or...

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Opinion

January 7, 2016
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Community involvement a good New Year’s resolution A great way to begin the New Year is to make an honest attempt to get involved up close and personal with the North End/Waterfront neighborhood and give something back to the community which is a terrific place to live, work and enjoy. Volunteering sometime will go...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

by Karen Cord Taylor City Hall Plaza is maligned, disparaged, abhorred and then used whenever we have a citywide celebration—think World Series. The place has been poorly maintained for almost 50 years while serving as a staging area, a site for the Big Apple Circus and concerts and a parking lot for unidentified cars....

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Vision Zero Action Plan A 10

Once in place, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Vision Zero Action Plan will help save lives and injuries by focusing on implementing street design changes that should make a great difference. Motor vehicles and other transportation-related crashes are a leading cause of death in Boston. The Mayor’s plan is geared toward reducing this number....

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Street Sidewalk Signage Pilot Program Established

Free-standing sidewalk signs in the North End are on just about every street in the community and in many cases the signs interfere with pedestrian passage, especially impeding handicap access. Some of the local sidewalks are so narrow they are barely passable when the signs are in place. While some businesses realize the problem...

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NEAA Parade

NEAA Parade

   Santa Clause led the North End Athletic Association Parade through the community streets in a Fire Engine.

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Rep Michlewitz Not Seeking State Senate Seat in Upcoming Election

Rep Michlewitz Not Seeking State Senate Seat in Upcoming Election

Massachusetts State Representative Aaron Michlewitz ended speculation that he would seek the open State Senate seat vacated by Massachusetts State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who recently announced he would be stepping down to pursue other career opportunities. Many had thought that Michlewitz, the popular North End Democrat, would enter the race, in what will be...

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NEWNC Supports Salem St Legal Occupancy Change

By Phil Orlandella While the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) had opposed a request by Nicholas D’Amore to change the legal occupancy at 92-94 Salem Street at a prior monthly meeting. The community elected Council reversed its decision at its December monthly meeting voting 5-1 in favor. Plans call for changing the property to...

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From Our Readers

Something has to be done Dear Editor, I do vehemently agree that something must be done to deal with the problem of prescription pain killer abuse. One death is far too many, let alone the much higher number quoted in the article I read. Unfortunately while limiting the amount of pills allowed in a...

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Downtown View:North Station Transportation Troubles

Consider North Station. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has defined its area as extending from the river to New Sudbury Street and from Cambridge Street to North Washington Street. Parts of that area, especially around the terminal itself, used to offer cheap office rents and, except in the West End, not much housing. Some streets...

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New Tobacco Ordinance Effect of April 1 No Fooling

 An ordinance signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products at professional sporting events, collegiate, high school and amateur sporting events will officially go into effect on April 1. No Fooling. In addition, the measure includes: baseball, softball, football, basketball, hockey, track and field,...

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Boston’s Public Health Successes Highlighted in the Report

A report that recognized a snapshot of health outcomes across 26 major cities has named Boston for its remarkable strides in improving public health for city residents. Big Cities Health Coalition in its 6th edition of Big Cities Health Inventory, also noted decreases in the city’s diabetes mortality rate, heart disease mortality and cancer...

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Trellis Lighting At Christopher Columbus Park

Trellis Lighting At Christopher Columbus Park

The 13th annual lighting of the Christopher Columbus Park trellis brought out hundreds on a chilly Monday night.

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North End Parcel 11A RFPs Available

Request For Proposals for the sale of real property, Parcel 11A in the North End are now being accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Proposals for the fee simple sale of approximately two, 9500 square feet of land located at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. Terms and conditions for the...

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Mangia,Mangia Ready to Celebrate 29th Anniversary

December 10, 2015
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Mangia,Mangia Ready to Celebrate 29th Anniversary

Mangia, Mangia Restaurant on Endicott Street, across from Saint Mary’s Chapel has been serving breakfast and lunch for 29 years as of December 19, 1986. The eatery has been a popular spot to dine all these years and they continue to serve many local and other customers. Owner John Pagliuca in addition to running...

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BRA and BTD to Create North Station Area Transportation Action Plan

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will begin working on a transportation action plan for the area around North Station before the end of the year. The plan, which will also cover the West End, Bullfinch Triangle, and Government Center, will provide a comprehensive analysis of the existing transportation network...

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Firicano’s Barber Shop Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

December 10, 2015
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Firicano’s Barber Shop Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Firicano’s Barber Shop on North Street is the recent recipient of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award. The award is given to a North End business or residents that helps keep the community clean on a regular basis by sweeping debris from sidewalks and curbs in front of their place of...

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