North End Chamber Very Active

Very active is the current way to describe the North End Chamber of Commerce which was established in 2005. The mission of the Chamber is to support business activities of its members and to expand the economic vitality of the neighborhood, as well as business growth in the community. Known as Boston’s “Little Italy”...

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NEAA Baseball Opening Day April 26

Opening Day for the 2014 North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Little League and Minor League programs will be held at Langone Field, Commercial Street on Saturday, April 26 with a double-double header and a T-Ball game. “Each team in both programs will play games through the day,” NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano said. “Besides...

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Nazzaro Center Ski Club Says “Thanks, PAL!”

Nazzaro Center Ski Club Says “Thanks, PAL!”

Thanks to the continued generosity of the Police Athletic League (PAL), 56 members of the Nazzaro Center Ski Club enjoyed the long St. Patrick’s Day week-end skiing Killington Mountain, the “Beast of the East” ski resort in central Vermont. Aided by a most fortuitous two feet of new snow just two days before the...

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Another Sexual Assault in the North End

March 25, 2014
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Another sexual assault has occurred in the North End in just over a month. The assault happened on the Freedom Trail on Sunday, March 16 at about 10:30pm on Hull Street, a stone’s throw away from the Old North Church and on the route to Copps Hill Burial Ground. A woman on her way...

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Chamber Hosts 5th Annual North End Restaurant Week

March 25, 2014
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The North End Chamber of Commerce will hold its 5th annual North End Restaurant Week featuring dinners for $33.00. “Restaurant Week has been a success in the past, drawing hundreds of people into the North End,” Chamber member and founder Frank DePasquale said. “We are expecting another great turnout for the 2014 promotion.” Restaurant...

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Trash Placement Time Change in Limbo

March 25, 2014
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The North End community is not the only part of the City that will be affected by a potential change of the time household trash can be placed out for pickup. Chinatown, Downtown Crossing, Bay Village, Back Bay and the South End will be a part of the change from placing trash out between...

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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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