NEMPAC Presents Beethoven’s “Fidello” this June

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has put together four presentations of Beethoven’s “Fidello” at two sites during the month of June. NEMPAC’s Opera Project will take place at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 22, Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24 at Faneuil Hall, The Great Stage. In...

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Council Votes 10-3 to Change Shadow Law

By Phil Orlandella The Massachusetts Shadow Law appears to be on its way off the books as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh plans to make it go away for the development of Winthrop Square Garage, a $1 billion project. He was recently joined by the Boston City Council with a 10-3 vote to remove...

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NEWNC Election Already Decided

By Phil Orlandella Unfortunately, only six candidates will be on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) ballot to fill six two-year terms. All six candidates will automatically be elected. NEWNC by laws require that an election must be held regardless of the number of candidates on the ballot. The Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet...

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Mayor Files Executive Order to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

By Phil Orlandella While lawmakers are currently dealing with legislation dealing with short-term rentals, (one filed by North End/Waterfront State Representative Aaron Michlewitz) Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has filed an executive order directing Inspectional Services, Assessing and other departments to identify where and how for prevalent commercial short-term rental listings are in the...

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Tight Security on Waterfront for June 17 Tall Ships “Parade of Sail”

By Matt Conti Sail Boston, Inc., Boston Police, US Coast Guard and other public safety officials held a community meeting in the North End, emphasizing the tight security procedures to be in place for the arrival of the Tall Ships Regatta in Boston on June 17th. With over one million spectators expected along Boston’s...

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West End Library Programs

Dr. Can-Do Science® Experiment: Dirt Dissection! – Monday, May 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Do you really know what dirt is made of? Could it be alive? Join Dr. Can-Do Science® to dissect different types of soil. Children can bring Ziploc bags of dirt or use the library’s, which will alsos provide tools to aid in...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayoral race totally lackluster/boring The 2017 rates for the City’s top post has been boring and totally lackluster, to say the least. Even the media is not given any real time to the election. Could be too soon? The mud sliding has not yet started. There is nothing interesting to report...

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From Our Readers

North End Seniors Express Thank You Dear Editor, The North End Seniors would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped make our recent Bingo Fundraiser a huge success. Al Dente, Amici’s, Antico Forno, Anthony’s on the Waterfront, Artu, Bangs of Boston, Bella Vista, Beneventos, Billy Tse, Boston Barber, Cafe Vittoria, Cantina...

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Capital Budget Will Make A Major Difference In the North End

The 2018 City Capital Budget for the North End has funds allocated to make some things bigger and better for the community that encompasses several historic places along the Freedom Trail. Many improvements will be made to the Eliot School, North Square, Columbus Park, Nazzaro Community Center and the Paul Revere Mall (Prado). Boston...

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Spring Fever

Spring Fever

“The Friends Of The North End began their 11th Spring Bocce Tournament on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the North End Park outdoor courts. The first Pallino was thrown by member Roger Mustone to begin the season. Six teams will compete for the next six Sundays. The first place team, at the end of...

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North Ender Promoting Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza

North Ender Promoting Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza

By Phil Orlandella On July 8 and 9 the first-ever Boston Pizza Festival a one-of-a-kind two-day event featuring live music, beer and wine and some of the best local and international pizza vendors, will be held on Boston City Hall Plaza. “This event takes the pizza lover through a mouth-watering experience of a variety...

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Rep Michlewitz Files 25 Pieces of Legislation

By Phil Orlandella State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed 25 pieces of legislation for the 2017-2018 legislative agenda. At the April, North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting he discussed some of them and answered several questions relating to his legislation. His bills included: Short-Term Residential Rentals that covers policies and categories from registration,...

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Race to Fill District 1 Council Seat Draws Several Candidates

By Phil Orlandella Before the ink could dry, following Councilor Sal LaMattina’s decision that he would not seek re-election, four candidates announced their intentions to seek the office held by the 11-year veteran. District 1 includes the North End/Waterfront, Charlestown, and East Boston, has held the seat for many years. Already Eastie has two...

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Homeless Man Arrested for North End Robbery

By Phil Orlandella Boston Police have arrested an alleged homeless person in connection with the robbery of Monica’s Restaurant about a month ago on Richmond Street. Police are still investigating the robbery of an employee of Mike’s Pastry on Hanover Street during the transportation of money. In addition, the robbery of Citizens Bank on...

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Potential North Square Art Design Unveiled

By Phil Orlandella An advisory board relating to the proposed artwork for North Square that has been coordinated by Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has been formed. A and J Art and Design, based on neighborhood input has developed a concept, “North Square Stories: Four Intertwined Historical Threads” that they...

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Passacantilli A District 1 Council Candidate

By Phil Orlandella Lifelong North End resident Stephen Passacantilli along with three other candidates have announced their intentions to seek the Boston City Council District 1 seat following current Councilor Sal LaMattina’s decision not to seek reelection after 11 years of service. A community activist, Stephen was an elected member of the North End/Waterfront...

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Armenian Heritage Park World Labyrinth Day at Greenway

By Phil Orlandella Armenian Heritage Park, on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, will celebrate public art at the park’s abstract sculpture and labyrinth on Saturday, May 6 starting at 12:45 PM. A World Labyrinth Date: Walk as One in Peace and Harmony. An introduction to walking a labyrinth-12:45 PM walk starts at 1 PM....

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Michael Sinatra Candidate for District 1 Council Seat

By Phil Orlandella Michael Sinatra, Chief of Staff for Councilor Sal LaMattina has officially announced his candidacy for the District 1 Boston City Councilor seat. Sinatra, of East Boston, is no stranger to the North End/Waterfront community, attending many neighborhood meetings and responding to numerous calls by residents relating to issues, concerns and problems...

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North End 2018 Capital Budget on the Books

By Phil Orlandella Many North End community projects are included in the City of Boston 2018 Capital Budget. Projects scheduled to take place involve Eliot School construction, Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements, North Square redesign of several streets, construction of a new community center and investments at Christopher Columbus Park. A major investment of...

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Tina Natale Joins NEMPAC Board

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) welcomed it’s newest Board member Tina Natale, to the Board of Directors this past January. Tina Natale is a life-long resident of the North End and a graduate of Suffolk University. She loves Boston’s energetic lifestyle and her passion for the area grows everyday. Tina currently...

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NEMPAC Presents Beethoven’s “Fidello” this June

By Phil Orlandella Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park will be the sites of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) sixth annual Opera project presentation of Beethoven’s “Fidello”, sung in German with English subtitles and orchestra. “The artistic team behind this project is working tirelessly to bring this magical production to...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Losing a good Councilor and friend An extremely important North End/Waterfront advocate, Councilor Sal LaMattina, has decided not to seek reelection for the District 1 Boston City Council seat. Councilor Lamattina has been a tremendous asset to the neighborhood. His actions have always been dedicated to the community and the well-being...

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Third Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Restoration Meeting to be Held

Another community meeting to discuss a plan for the renovations of the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) has been scheduled for this coming June 2017, hosted by the Boston Parks Department. Priorities recommended by the community will be the focus of this important meeting that include plans to refurbish the park established in 1925 and...

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