Mayor Walsh Leads 37th Annual Homeless Census

Mayor Martin J. Walsh led a group of 400 volunteers, including City of Boston cabinet and department heads, State officials, community and civic leaders, and homeless providers in conducting the street count for the City’s 37th annual homeless census. The street count is part of a larger census of homeless adults and families in...

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Roosters Rule at Greenway’s Chinatown Park

In honor of the Chinese Year of the Rooster, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, has commissioned a temporary installation of over 2,000 3D printer roosters in conjunction with New America Public Art (NAPA) and artist Chris Templeman who is also an engineer and educator. In roughly three to four-hour printing period over the course...

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Indoor Batting Cage to be Installed in the Nazzaro Center

By Phil Orlandella The Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street will be one of four sites that the Boston Red Sox Foundation will install indoor batting cages. Batting cage installation is made possible by a grant from the Youth Development Foundation, an organization set up in 2015 by Major League Baseball (MLB) and...

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NEMPAC Pledge Me Campaign Provides Student Scholarships

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) celebrating 15 years of music, art and cultural programs will conduct a Pledge Me Campaign (through April 7) and a Performathon (April 8) at the Boston Public Market from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Pledge Me Campaign raises funds for NEMPAC students...

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Boston Public Market to Host “Sip & Shop” Evenings

The Boston Public Market has begun hosting “Sip & Shop,” a twice-a-week opportunity for customers to enjoy beverages as they shop or dine throughout the city’s local food market. “Sip & Shop” continues every Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00-7:30pm through the end of March. The Boston Public Market’s beer and wine vendors are...

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Freedom of Speech Is Important But…

Peaceful demonstrations, chanting, holding signs with a message relating to issues or policies is Freedom of Speech and that’s the American way of expressing opinions. However, making statements on national television, like blowing up the White House, lighting American flags on fire and destruction of property is going too far and should not be...

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Community Asked to Participate in Neighborhood Slow Street Program

Residents have a great opportunity to get directly involved with helping the City of Boston decrease street driving limits from 30 to 20 mph in their community by submitting an application to work in and with the Boston Transportation Department on its new Neighborhood Slow Streets Program. Community-based organizations, showing strong support can apply...

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From Our Readers

Opposes Legislature pay raises Dear Editor, It is wrong for our legislature to increase their pay and not that of their staff. It is wrong for our legislature to increase the pay of Court officers and not that of Public Defenders and Assistant District Attorneys.  I do not agree with the pay raise for...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Read between the lines A recently published Herald article claiming Mayor Martin J. Walsh save the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street was not fair to the many other groups and elected officials who were involved in the neighborhood endeavor. Yes, the Mayor was instrumental in keeping the doors open...

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The State of Our City

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Obituaries 02-07-2017

Paul Jackiewicz Of Revere, formerly of the North End Paul R. Jackiewicz of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 12. The beloved son of Sally (Muscarella) and the late Stanley, he was the dear brother of Stephen and his wife, Valeri and Scott, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Stephen James,...

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Scrimmages on TD Garden Court

Scrimmages on TD Garden Court

Boston Community Collaborative recently coordinated a unique opportunity for some North End kids.   The group of kids, aged 8-16 got to scrimmage at the Garden on the parquet floor with the crowd cheering on just prior to tip-off of the Boston Celtics game vs. the Miami Heat on Friday, December 30.

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Praises All Around for Saving North End Nursing Home

Praises All Around for Saving North End Nursing Home

By Phil Orlandella No voting items were on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) January 9 monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, many residents gathered at the community public meeting to hear about and comment on the good news relating to the potential sale of the North End Nursing Home on...

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Quincy Court Development Nixed by NEWRA for the Second Time

By Phil Orlandella Feelings were high at the February 10 monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held in the Nazzaro Community Center (which was completely full) over a request by Richard Travagline who is seeking to expand living space into the basement area of the two buildings located at 13-15 Quincy...

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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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North End Citizen’s Bank Robbery Unsolved

By Phil Orlandella Citizen’s Bank on Hanover Street was robbed at 11 AM on December 24 of $1980 in various denominations. Reportedly, the criminal handed a note to a teller asking for the money. No weapon (s) were involved during the crime. Suspect was described as a white male, 5’9”, age 40s to 50s...

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Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing in State of the City Address

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from the Walsh Administration to create jobs...

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Local Man Arrested for Pulled a Fire Alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel

Massachusetts State Police early Sunday morning arrested a local man who pulled a fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton hotel. Among the guests staying at the hotel at the time were the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were playing the Patriots in Sunday night’s AFC Championship. Evidence suggests that the suspect pulled the alarm as...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Happy 2017 to all of our RUFF Members! Apologies for the late update, RUFF has been very busy with planning and housekeeping this month. We have a couple fun events to announce and hope to see you there. We should be back on schedule with our newsletter in February. Hope to see you at...

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Boston Police Put A Hold on Media Monitoring Software

Boston Police have decided not to go forward with any of the proposals submitted for social media monitoring software which has been opposed by various groups and individuals who believe the system is an invasion of privacy and transparency. Mayor Martin J. Walsh reportedly wants community input before BPD again requests proposals for software...

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North Street Grill Holds Benefit Event for Local Center

By Phil Orlandella ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center recently honored North Street Grill as its partner of the month. Each year, owner Robin Sidell selects a charitable cause to support around the holidays, culminating in a big party at the North End eatery, a popular spot for local residents to dine. The...

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MassDot Highlights New Travel Time Technology for Travelers

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that a total of 146 “GoTime” signs, which provide real-time traffic travel times, are now activated on highways throughout the Commonwealth and that a new mobile app with GoTime data is now available which will allow drivers to see real-time travel information before they leave their home...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Crime Report

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the January 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. 2016 Crime Incident Review -City-wide: Down 12% (larcenies & auto thefts are down). -District A-1: Down 2%. *2,591 Part...

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Finesse Pastries Now Open at the Boston Public Market

Finesse Pastries, a gourmet patisserie based in Manchester, New Hampshire, is now open at the Boston Public Market. The patisserie — located right off the Market Hub — will sell a variety of authentic, handcrafted French macarons and pastries. Finesse Pastries ran a successful pop-up at the Boston Public Market in 2016 and applied...

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