Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

The world has changed. Our cars are more efficient and safer than they were a couple of decades ago. We used to be concerned about the Soviet Union. Now it is Russia. At one time women stayed home and took care of children. Now almost 70 percent of mothers with young children work at...

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Are Drug Prevention Programs Really Working

Drug related problems have been in existence since cavemen started eating roots and shrubs that made them touch the sky. Thousands of years have passed since mankind started to walk upright and there is still a  drug problem that needs to be addressed but not in the same old, same old way, that has...

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What about the Economic Burdens on Small Businesses

Boston’s small businesses have taken a few economic left hooks this winter, dropping sales with each punch. Only a series of standing eight counts have allowed them a little time to remain on their feet, preventing the knockout blow. Now, between rounds, the Boston City Council has delivered an over-hand right, in the form...

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Obituaries 06-09-2015

Josette Scapicchio Member of St. Lucy’s Society of the North End Josette B. (Kaladjian) Scapicchio of Boston’s North End passed away at home with her family on May 17  after a long illness. Josette was a member of St. Lucy’s Society of the North End. Born in France, she was the beloved wife of...

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Inked

Inked

Bruin Milan Lucic visited the Boston Barber and Tattoo Company on Salem Street and got three tattoos in one night.

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Another Public Hearing Set for Council Small Business Tax Bill

June 4, 2015
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A two-percent increase on the sale of liquor has city business owners concerned about their customers going to other cities and towns to make purchases, crippling their sales. A Boston City Council meeting was held last week on the proposal that owners feel is going to hurt them. Counselors, President William Linehan and Frank...

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Quest to Save North End Trees Underway

June 4, 2015
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Quest to Save North End Trees Underway

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari has asked the membership to take some sort of action and discuss possible measures they could undertake with the city to try and safeguard the neighborhood trees from being cut down by contractors, which he personally witnessed. Cavallari has been working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority...

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Home Invasion Suspect Arrested after Shooting Himself in the Foot

A violent home invasion and armed robbery occurred on Endicott Street in Boston’s North End May 23 around midnight. There were four men – one with a sawed-off shotgun and two with knives – according to police reports from a female victim who was staying with her boyfriend at the apartment. She reported that...

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Drug Addiction/Recovery Report Issued

A collaboration between the City of Boston and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation was formed last year to produce a study on the capacity of addiction and recovery services with demonstrated best practices. Last week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Foundation released a report on the current status relating to the...

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Obituaries 06-02-2015

Robert Louis Caprio Successful Florida restaurant and night club business owner;  formerly of Revere Robert Louis Caprio of Coral Springs, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away suddenly in the Dominican Republic on January 1. He was 55 years old. Robert was a 1977 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. He attended Central...

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Some Sort of “T” Reform Must Occur

Some sort of a major reform to the Massachusetts Public Transportation Authority relating to the outrageous way the system works and it’s overwhelming cost to do so is needed. Governor Charlie Baker has proposed some action to possibly help out this nasty issue that without question needs to be fixed, sooner than later. However,...

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Crackdown on Pill Epidemic is Gaining Support

Each day, more and more professional and elected officials are joining the charge against curbing opiate addiction in the State, which has been labeled a nationwide pill epidemic. Supporters are calling for more stringent prescription deadlines and educational tools for physicians who have come to the table to stop this type of dangerous situation...

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Downtown View:Embracing the Greenway

It has been six years since the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s first spring. It has been even longer since the Greenway was established, since the non-profits that hoped to cover the ramps abandoned their plans, and since frustrated horticultural volunteers fled the park leaders as too annoying to deal with. Things are looking up though....

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Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Children’s Theatre Troupe performed Peter Pan Jr. at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street.

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Dry Dock

Dry Dock

USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution’s first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

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Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

The Greenway Conservancy currently has a talented group of Arts Ambassadors (volunteers) suited in unmistakable orange t-shirts who will be present through the summer to answer questions and provide opportunities for engagement with the new Echeinan sculpture located in the park.

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Bostonians Used Same Amount of Water in 2014 as in 1900

The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at the City and state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Boston used the same amount of water in 2014 as it did in 1900. In news regarding water conservation, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) and the MWRA revealed...

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Hennessey Wins NEWNC Election Tiebreaker

May 28, 2015
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Several recounts were conducted by members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to determine an apparent tie for the Council’s sixth and final seat on the community volunteer group. Each time, both Sean Hennessey and Luigi Natale came out the same with each candidate still even at 135 votes each. However, several of...

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NEWNC Committee Concentrating on Prado Repairs

May 28, 2015
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Residents that would like to participate in the preservation of local parks and open spaces should join or be a part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee which is actively working with the City of Boston and other agencies to clean up and make repairs to North End...

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NEWNC/Boston Police Public Safety Meeting

May 28, 2015
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The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting offers local residents the opportunity to discuss crime related issues directly with District A-1 Boston Police. Police will also present Part One...

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Thank You Boston EMS

In honor of National EMS Week, May 17 – 23, I would like to recognize the men and women of Boston Emergency Medical Service—public safety professionals who have a truly remarkable lifesaving impact. National EMS Week brings together communities and medical personnel to highlight safety and honor the dedication of those who provide vital day-to-day...

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Downtown View:Recycle City

We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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NEWNC Deserve Support and Respect

All the votes have been counted and six North End residents have been reelected or elected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) an advisory board that works with City Hall and local elected officials. The 12-member body is charged with the responsibility of protecting the neighborhood from over development,...

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Maria Lanza a Solid Community Person

In her second candidacy, Maria Lanza topped the ticket in the yearly North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election picking up over fifty percent of the votes cast by residents. Lanza was the youngest person elected to serve on the Council in 2013 missing the top spot by just seven votes. Born and raised...

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