Columbus Day Parade Set for Oct 8

By Phil Orlandella This year’s Columbus Day Parade will be held on the North End side of the tunnel on Sunday, October 8 starting at City Hall Plaza making its way through the North End and several other parts of Boston. Part of the parade route includes: Atlantic Avenue, Hanover and Cross Streets where...

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The Greenway is Looking for Memberships

By Phil Orlandella The Greenway Parks are always full of local residents and other visitors enjoying the unique elements from flowers to arts and family fun, all of which would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors and members. From the families who visit The Greenway for the first time and arrived at...

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North End Dog Park Close for Upgrades

By Phil Orlandella Members of Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) got together on a recent Sunday afternoon for some fun and mingling before the DeFilippo dog park close for upgrades within the next week or so. Dog treats were provided free and participants brought some human treats to share. This was one last hang...

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NEWRA Seeks AirBNB Inventory

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has set its sights on forming an AirBNB inventory, or an inventory of confirmed addresses where short-term rentals are available. For some time, NEWRA and other community residents and neighborhood organizations have been concerned about short-term rentals. NEWRA President Mary McGee reportedly told members she...

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NEWNC Will Host New Owners of Nursing Home

By Phil Orlandella Due to the Columbus Day holiday, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting has been changed to Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street according to President John Pregmon. Norman Rokeach, CEO of Marquis Health Services will attend the public meeting to...

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North End Library Schedule

North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter St. Boston, MA 02113 (617) 227-8135 EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films: Spine-Tinglers! — Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Friday October  6       2 pm   Psycho / 1960, 1 hr 49 mins Friday October  13     2  pm   Cat People  / 1942, 1 hr 13 mins Friday October 20      2...

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Boston Local Food Extravaganza Features Family Fun Zone

By Phil Orlandella Boston Local Food Festival held a special Family Fun Zone on The Greenway, that was filled with exciting interactive games and activities for the entire family. From getting physical to being in touch with animals of the land and sea, there was something to do for everyone at the Family Fun...

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Rodent Problem in Copps Hill Area Reported by Residents

By Phil Orlandella It appears that because of construction in the area there has been spotting of many rats in several areas in the North End including the Copps Hill Cemetery and Snow Hill Street. Apparently, the construction has forced the rats to higher grounds where they have settled in becoming more active during...

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Public Safety to Meet October 5

By Phil Orlandella Residents and the business community that want to hear the latest Part One Crimes committed in the North End during the month of September 2017 should attend the October 5 monthly District A1 Boston Police Public Safety meeting. Commanding Officer Captain Ken Fong and his staff will update residents, answer questions...

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North End Library Presents Author Talk

Anthony V. Riccio will discuss his book “From Italy to Boston’s North End-The Photographs of Anthony V. Riccio 1972-1982” which documents the arc of the Italian American Immigration experience with images of daily life taken in the rural villages of southern Italy to everyday life in one of America’s most famous Italian American enclaves,...

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North Ender Raises Pennies from Heaven

By Phil Orlandella Lifelong North End resident Barbara Maldero wants to help the poorest of poor and plans to devote her life to meet her goal as a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Ausonia 781, which raises money to fund Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s programs in support of the unborn. For many...

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Council President Wu Files Right to Change Ordinance

By Phil Orlandella An ordinance which would codify the right of Boston residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations has been filed by City Council President Michelle Wu. Under the ordinance, property owners would be allowed to install electric vehicle charging without condominium or homeowners’ associations banning or placing unreasonable regulations on the...

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Boston Police District A-1 Captain Fong Recognized for Leadership on Feast Weekends

By Matt Conti The September 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting was highlighted by the recognition of Boston Police District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong who was presented with a City Council citation by Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Working with Boston Police, Mayor Walsh’s office and Rep. Michlewitz, I want to thank Captain Ken Fong for...

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Christopher Columbus Park Celebrates Fall Annual Festival and Charity Drive

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will once again host their annual Fall Festival on Columbus Day. This free neighborhood event, which draws people of all ages from across the city and surrounding suburbs each year, will be held Monday, October 9 from 12-4 p.m. The festival will kick off with a parade around the...

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Edwards Releases Housing and Development Policy

Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform today outlining her plan to mitigate over development, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston.  “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,”...

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NSC Outgoing Volunteers Thanked At Goodbye Party

By Phil Orlandella Staff and volunteers gathered at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center to say goodbye to the following departing volunteer: Lizabeth Castrillon, Case Manager; Nikola Kovacevic, ESOL Coordinator; Courtney Johnson, West End Project Coordinator and Eve Howell, Case Manager I. Castrillon left to spend more time with her daughter. Johnson is...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor’s Youth Council an asset to the City Having a selected group of high school age students serving on Mayor Martin Walsh’s Youth Council will help make the city better place to live, enjoy and work. Committed young people will help to improve community issues and initiatives by providing valuable information...

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Changing Election Rules and Policies is Nothing but Political Pressure

A move to have same-day voter registration in Boston and statewide is being suggested by pocket groups that want to change the election rules. The rationale is based on several factors including a Massachusetts Superior Court ruling stating the current 20-day deadline for registering is unconstitutional. The supporters feel the election policy should be...

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Rules and Policies are Made to Be Broken…if Necessary

North End businesses and housing development are growing too fast for the small community to handle and there is much more on the horizon. Each time a business closes and building space becomes available, someone wants to open an eatery or build more housing. Both situations generate more parking and litter throughout the neighborhood,...

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North End Pride Day Bocce Tournament

September 22, 2017
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North End Pride Day Bocce Tournament

First place winners Natale DeMarco and Matteo Narcia (maroon shirts), Second place Andrea Justin and Henly Dunne (yellow shirts), Third place Peggy and Bob Magri (red shirts), St. Joseph Society sponsors Jim Montarano and Mark Ravanese with Tournament organizers Donato Frattaroli, Pamela Donarumma, Pam Modugno.

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Boston Barber Company Welcomes New College Students

September 22, 2017
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Boston Barber Company Welcomes New College Students

By Phil Orlandella “Move in college weekend in the North End is always a challenge,” City of Boston Neighborhood Services Liaison, Maria Lanza said, “It’s also a time to welcome many residents to the tightknit communities they call home.” During the move-in, that kind of friendliness was on display with Robert Dello Russo, owner...

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NEAD Holds Election of Officers

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held its’ annual election of officers. John Romano and Maria Puopolo were re-elected to President and Clerk. Karen D’Amico was elected to the office of Treasurer, apost she had previously held for several years. Long time Board member and treasurer for the last couple years, Carl...

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NEMPAC Annual Fundraiser Set for Sept 21

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) annual fundraiser “Autumn Jazz Soirée” on the Prado will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The special event will feature live music from Scanzonati and special NEMPAC performers from the non-profit organization. Tickets include food, beer and...

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NEWNC Holds Council Candidates Night

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella There were no voting items scheduled at the last North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held on September 11 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. There were several reports by President John Pregmon, Parking/Traffic Committee Chair Danielle D’Ambrosio, Public Safety Committee Chair Tania Green and The Greenway Committee Representative...

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