Mayor’s Coffee Hour Brewing at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella On Wednesday, June 29 is a good opportunity to rub elbows with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the annual coffee hour held at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue from 9:30 to 10:30am. The special event provides a great chance for residents and/or the business community to speak directly with...

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NEMPAC Presents Free Summer Concerts at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will hold its upcoming and very popular 15th anniversary summer performance season during the month of July at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue. The free concerts are held on Thursday nights in July from 6:30 to 8pm. Children’s programming will be provided...

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Tigers Battle their Crosstown Rival Cubs

By Luigi Natale The Tigers and Cubs have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. Their Saturday afternoon showdown was destined to be memorable, and boy, was it ever! The commisioner, Ralph Martignetti, moved the game to the earlier 1:30 slot, clearly for the TV coverage. Luigi Natale’s Tigers and Dan Shea’s...

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Scopa Restaurant Opens on Hanover Street

By Matt Conti Longtime North End resident, Gennaro Riccio, has opened Scopa, a new Italian restaurant at 319 Hanover Street. The 22-seat eatery is right in the center of Boston’s North End, at the location of the former Pomodoro (now co-located down the block with Volle Nolle). The name Scopa comes from one of...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Just the facts need to be discussed Having written on this subject several times in the past, it has once again become a subject that needs to be repeated. Allowing people to speak on proposals presented to the two North End/Waterfront Advisory Groups, who express how wonderful applicants are, good neighbors...

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All City Events Should Have Input from Residents

A comprehensive review of the city’s management of large-scale events has been set in place by Mayor Martin J. Walsh covering all the necessary things to do but it doesn’t mention community import that the Review is aware of. Making sure that city agencies have the right training and tools to deal with large-scale...

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Six Elected NEWNC Members Up to the Task

Six North End residents have been selected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) a nonprofit organization that acts as an advisory board to City Hall. Three incumbents and three new board members won seats on the Counsel. They will join five other members that have one-year left on their...

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Boston Students Learn the Art of Mosaic Tile Design and Installation from Two Eliot School Dads

Boston Students Learn the Art of Mosaic Tile Design and Installation from Two Eliot School Dads

Bostik, Inc. (bostik-us.com), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, recently joined up with its strategic partner Artaic Innovative Mosaic, (artaic.com) to host 15 elementary students from Boston’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School. The event took place at Artaic’s facility in the Boston’s Innovation District (located in the Seaport) for a hands-on,...

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Paul Revere Memorial Association Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Paul Revere Memorial Association Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Paul Revere Memorial Association in North Square, which offers free access to North End residents, has been selected by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) as the recipient of its Good Neighbor Award. The award is presented monthly to residents, businesses or organizations like the Revere House by helping to keep...

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Michael Bonnetti Tops Ticket in NEWNC Election

By Phil Orlandella Six of eight local residents were elected by the community during a public election to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Officially, 355 residents found their way to the Nazzaro Center on a beautiful, warm, sunny day to cast votes in the election. Voters could select up...

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NEWRA Supports Occupancy Change

By Phil Orlandella Two agenda items were voted on at the monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). A request by Chris Young to extend the basement level in the rear of 3 Stillman Street lot line and to construct an addition on top of the basement creating additional housing was supported...

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Bibliocycle Travels Through Boston’s Neighborhoods

The Boston Public Library (BPL) Bibliocycle, a bicycle-powered mobile library, returns to the streets of Boston in its third season, visiting street fairs, markets, and festivals to meet people where they are and deliver library services beyond its physical locations. “The Bibliocycle is the perfect complement to community events and activities in Boston’s parks...

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Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn in as 1st Suffolk/Middlesex Senator

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was officially sworn in as the new 1st Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   A new community center would be a great addition to the neighborhood A study to find a site for the new community center, built from the ground up or in a renovated facility in the North End has been announced by the City of Boston Public Facilities Department is a...

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits into contemporary urban life...

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Marijuana Legalization Question on November Ballot

While November is still a long way from now, it’s plenty of time for voters to contemplate on a proposed ballot question relating to the legalization of marijuana for those 21 and older. The proposed question calls for licensing, regulation, production, taxes and distribution in a manner similar to alcohol. Marijuana advocacy groups believe...

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Budget Includes Many North End Needed Projects

In its Fiscal Year 2017 budget Boston managed to come up with $1.9 million for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements that residents and some non-profit agencies have requested for dire renovations. Site furnishings, pathways, landscaping, utility work on the fountain and Paul Revere equestrian improvement fall into the budget for the largest public walkway...

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Sports 05-24-2016

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that registration is now open for the 47th annual season of Boston’s summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), kicking off on Tuesday, July 5. BNBL has three divisions each for boys and girls: 13 and under, 15 and under,...

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Obituaries 05-24-2016

Patrice Gioia Secretary Patrice E. Gioia of Derry, NH,  formerly of Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly at home on May 10. She was 38 years old. A secretary in the health care field, she was the beloved daughter of Roxane Bangs and her husband, Freddy of Saugus and the late Angelo Gioia; devoted mother...

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Popular Site

Popular Site

One of the biggest attractions on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is the Armenian Heritage Park, a circular winding path paved with grass and inlaid stone with a single jet of water marking the center.

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Opening Day Performance

Opening Day Performance

Lina (age 7) and Marlo (age 6) Walsh from the Eliot School and North End Music and Performing Arts Center performed the National Anthem at Opening Day of the North End Athletic Association Baseball Program. They received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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North End Resident Receives Environmental Award

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Allison Chester was one of numerous individuals, companies and other agencies that were recipients of the 10th annual Greenovate Boston award winners announced by Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh at a special Earth Day celebration held at Fenway Park. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in climate action and...

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North Ender Participating in Best Buddies Challenge

By Phil Orlandella Life-Long North End resident and former board member and President on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Stephen Passacantilli will participate in the Best Buddies Challenge in Hyannis Port on Saturday, June 4 to benefit Best Buddies International. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver in 1989...

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Geraldine Marshall Gift Links North End Community to NEMPAC Music Scholarships

North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) will continue to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its second year of awarding two North End children, under the age of 18, with a full-year scholarship...

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