Sand Sculpting Festival

Sand Sculpting Festival

It might be Revere Beach, but it didn’t stop a North End landmark – the Old North Church (and the Zakim Bridge in the background) from sprouting out of the sand as the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach kicked off in earnest Monday morning. Sculptors will be working on the centerpiece sculpture...

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Public Safety Meeting on August 6

July 22, 2015
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Residents interested in discussing public safety issues can attend the District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting that will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm. Commanding Officer Ken Fong and his staff will be in attendance to present a monthly Part-One Crime...

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LaMattina Supports Capital Budget For North End Projects in FY 2016

July 22, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina voted for the city’s capital projects for fiscal year 2016. The Councilor whose district includes the North End/Waterfront community noted that the capital budget includes many new and continued projects in the neighborhood. New projects include work at Christopher Columbus Park, Langone and Puopolo Parks. Projects currently in design,...

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Sidewalk Signs Public Hearing Scheduled

July 22, 2015
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Sponsored by Boston City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty, the Council’s Special Committee on Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship and Innovation has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the pros and cons of free-standing sidewalk signs in the neighborhoods. The hearing comes in response to apparent confusion around the varying regulations that are governed in current zoning...

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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

July 22, 2015
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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

It took only two games to decide the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2016 Little League (Majors) Playoff Championship as the I ndians defeated the regular-season champions, Regional Review Cubs. “Indians played great baseball during the league championship playoffs,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti said. “They played a solid Cubs team but managed to...

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NEAD Family Fun Festival on Aug.1-4

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) in conjunction with the Nazzaro Center and Eversource will host this year’s 4 Day Family Fun Festival with activities at several venues. Saturday, August 1 a 5pm LaFesta Baseball Tournament at Puopolo Park. Sunday, August 2 from 12-4:30pm North End Family Pride Day at Langone Park. Monday, August 3...

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Opinion

July 22, 2015
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New TV series in the making Secret meetings, a lawsuit and a possible counter lawsuit has all the ingredients for a new television pilot program or a remake of the movie Casino. It should be a comedy. The pilot should be a series of secret meetings by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Off course the...

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Downtown View:The Vision-Where Is It?

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Trash Day Reminder Program May Help the Situation

A new web and mobile apps, Trash Day, that will remind residents to put out their trash and recycle collection on time has been launched by the city will definitely have a positive impact on neighborhoods, especially the North End which believe it or not, still has the wrong date and time problem, resulting...

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Mayor Plans to Deal with Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking throughout the country and Boston needs some serious attention to put an end to this heinous crime that poses health safety, economic and health risks. The Regional Review applauds Boston Mayor Martin Walsh for reinforcing his commitment to combating sex trafficking through comprehensive demand reduction and prevention, as well as awareness. Mayor...

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Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award

Café Lil Italy on Salem Street, opposite of the Old North Church, has been named the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the community clean. Shown (l to r) NEWRA member Janet Gilardi and Anna Preda, Manager.

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Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

The white marble Christopher Columbus Statue was vandalized at the namesake park on the North End/Waterfront overnight on June 30th. A large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue. On the back of the foundation block, the words “Black Lives Matter” were spray painted. The Boston Parks...

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City Team Picks up Needles in Public Areas

A new program, Mobile Sharps Collection Team (MSCT), dispatches crews to properly handle loose, sharp needles left in public spaces, has been operating throughout Boston since early June under the direction of the Health and Human Services and the Boston Health Commission. In addition, Citizens Can act now has a new feature which allows...

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Sandwich Board Policies and Regulations to be Discussed

Sandwich boards placed on sidewalks throughout the city will be evaluated by city officials to determine policies and regulations of these free standing sidewalk signs that advertise business products. Many of these signs clearly blocks sidewalk access, especially for handicapped people and senior citizens. Apparently, city officials believe there is confusion among small business...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify the utility contractor that did the work” wrote Gabrielle Farrell, associate press secretary in the mayor’s office, in an email. “This gives the Public Works...

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Highway Workers Seek Early Retirement

Ten percent of MassDOT’s workforce, including hundreds in the division charged with clearing snow clogged highways and maintain the state’s crumbling roads, have applied for the early retirement program recently introduced by Governor Charlie Baker. Apparently 430 transportation employees applied for the June 30 deadline, the most of any department statewide. MassDOT indicated that...

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Medicaid Apparently Wasted $500 Million

An audit released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed the state’s Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million over a five-year period. Bump called the sum the largest amount her office has uncovered in any audit in nearly 3 decades, October 2009 to last September. The audit contended the state’s Mass Health program “unnecessarily...

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NEAA Wraps up 2015 Season with an All Star Game

On Friday, June 26th the NEAA celebrated our annual All-star game.  The game was played in honor of the memory of long time NEAA Coach, Director and President Joseph “Coach Dom” Campochiaro.   The day started off with the 6 Minor League teams playing their final games. There were 3 games for ages 6 to...

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Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

Several Greenway staff and an army of our amazing arts ambassadors gather together under Janet Echelman’s As If It Were Already Here.

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Waterfront Residents Crowd Meeting to Fight Lewis Wharf Hotel

Waterfront Residents Crowd Meeting to Fight Lewis Wharf Hotel

Waterfront residents packed into the Pilot House for a standing-room only meeting with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz to express their concerns about the proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel plan filed earlier this month by JW Capital Partners. Several North End / Waterfront buildings were represented at the meeting by condominium residents from Lewis Wharf, Prince...

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Stabbing on Hanover Street

A male victim was stabbed, with a knife at Hanover and Prince Streets, after words were exchanged in traffic and a fight ensued. The suspects fled in their motor vehicle but were arrested on Commercial Street for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife ). The victim was treated on the scene and...

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The More Things Change . . .

Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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ABCD’s Grandparent Program Celebrates Half a Century of Service

The Regional Review recognizes the effects of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) on its half a century of caring through its Foster Grandparent Program and the hundreds of volunteers that were recently honored for their dedicated services over 50 years of providing quality service to youth. Foster grandparents (low-income-seniors) are volunteers age 55...

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Mayor/Council Take Action on Fuel Emission

The Regional Review applauds Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston City Council, including North End Councilor Sal LaMattina, for putting together and passing an ordinance to protect air quality throughout the city by reducing harmful fuel emissions created by diesel fuel and idling. City owned or leased vehicles and those used by its...

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