Second Public Space Invitational Launched

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the second Public Space Invitational, a civic design competition that aims to reimagine our public spaces in Boston. “This competition serves as a great opportunity for Boston’s talented and creative community to show us how we can use pilot projects to improve the functionality and attraction...

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Council to Accept $4M for N Washington St Bridge

By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council was presented with a request from Mayor Martin Walsh at its Wednesday meeting, Feb. 24, to vote to accept a $4 million reimbursement from the state for the design of the North Washington Street Bridge. The state had promised to reimburse the City for its design efforts...

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Mayor Encourages Partnership with City to Improve Traffic Safety on Boston’s Streets

Citing an increase in traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries, Mayor Martin J. Walsh urged people who drive, walk and bicycle in the City of Boston to stay safe by paying attention to the rules of the road and being aware of others who are also traveling on local streets. “With a recent uptick in...

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Opinion

Boston selected to participate in Focus Cities Program Boston has been chosen as one of ten cities selected by the National Vision Zero Network to participate in their new Focus Cities Program. Based on the effort that the city has put into working toward the goals of Vision Zero and the progress that has...

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Downtown View:The World Will End

One of the entertaining aspects of living in downtown Boston is to watch the doomsayers. Whenever a new development or a large undertaking is proposed, someone claims it will ruin Boston forever. Back in the 1990s, it was the structure that later acquired that clunky name, “The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.” A...

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Clearing up School Lot Parking Problems Will Only Work with Enforcement

A parking plan to balance the needs of school staff as well as parents has been devised by the City of Boston Public Schools (BPS) and it’s about time. For too long the Charter Street lot has been filled to the brim with residential parking not only taking up needed spaces but creating a...

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Driving Bill Will Save Lives and Injuries

House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Nazzaro Center Basketball League Holds National Championship Game

The Nazzaro Center Small Fry Basketball League, in its 44th consecutive season, held its final games of the 2016 season Friday February 19 and although the tournament is usually billed as the “Final Four” or the “Big Dance”, this year it had to be called  the “3/4 Time Waltz”.  That’s because the vacation week schedule of so many families...

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Dressed in White

Dressed in White

After the storm photo of the Prado.

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Developer Proposes Height Increase for Haymarket Hotel

February 18, 2016
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Since being awarded the right to build the Haymarket Hotel at 111 North Street in the North End with a height of 83 feet, with a gross square foot print of 140,000 feet, the developer Harbinger Development has changed the height of the structure to 103 feet, raising concerns from local residents. Some of...

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Twenty-Six North End/Waterfront Restaurants Participating in Dine out Boston Promotion

February 18, 2016
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Twenty-six North End/Waterfront eateries will participate in Dine Out Boston (formally Restaurant Week) which is celebrating its fifteenth year in 2016. The biannual restaurant promotion, sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) in conjunction with American Express will take place March 6-11 and March 13-18, providing diners an opportunity to enjoy...

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Three North End Eateries Granted Full Liquor Licenses

February 18, 2016
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Three North End restaurants represented by Attorney William Ferullo have been awarded full liquor licenses by the Licensing Board for the City of Boston. About a month or so ago, the City of Boston announced the availability of ten new full liquor licenses with many North End eateries applying for. Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover...

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Lights to be Installed to Restore Boston City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that architectural lighting will be installed at City Hall to highlight and enhance the building’s original design, building on the Walsh Administration’s goals to liven up City Hall Plaza and create a safer area for pedestrians. “We are committed to creating a welcoming, lively City Hall Plaza, and installing...

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Opinion

February 18, 2016
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Time to sign up for 2016 baseball season Coming off a great 2015 season, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has begun registration for their 2016 baseball programs. Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti is urging parents to register their children as early as possible because the programs fill up quickly and usually a waiting list...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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Communications Key to Bridge Construction Project

Plans for the rehabilitation of the North Washington Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) have been properly presented to the North End and other neighborhoods and to their credit the Massachusetts DOT Highway Department and Boston Public Works have placed everything on the table for comments. The latest designs of the proposed $125 million development of the...

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Cameras are A Valuable Tool to Convict Criminals

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has openly expressed his support for the use of body cameras on police officers and also favors more video surveillance in Boston public areas, so long as there is a balance between public safety and privacy. The Review believes the use of video in both cases could be...

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Nazzaro Center Can Do

Nazzaro Center Can Do

The Nazzaro Center, as is their usual routine this time of year, collected  168  canned goods and other food for the city’s annual can drive. As they have done for the past three years, delivered their collection to the food pantry run by the local ABCD  out of the  Villa Michelangelo  on Charter Street....

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BRA Board Approval Paves way for Government Center Garage Development

Six development projects that paved the way for $732.5 million in construction have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board of Directors at their first meeting of the new year. Most notable, was approval of the first Phase of the Government Center Garage development project near Haymarket Station and spans over Congress...

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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

February 4, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...

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North End Parents Protesting School System Budget Shortfalls

February 4, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s State of the City Address wasn’t all standing ovations from the pro-Mayor invited guests. There were some demonstrations protesting what they called “The Walsh Administration’s failure to apprehensively advocate for adequate funding.” The group, including North End parents, a broad-based coalition of public education stakeholders, made up of families, students,...

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Requests for Full Liquor Licenses Abutters Meeting Held

February 4, 2016
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Seven North End restaurants took part in an abutters meeting held by the City of Boston Community Services Department last week at the Nazzaro Community Center to discuss potential alcohol licenses (beer, wine and cordials) to full liquor licenses. About forty people attended with no real opposition expressed. Residents mostly asked questions about how...

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Lights to be Installed to Restore Boston City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that architectural lighting will be installed at City Hall to highlight and enhance the building’s original design, building on the Walsh Administration’s goals to liven up City Hall Plaza and create a safer area for pedestrians. “We are committed to creating a welcoming, lively City Hall Plaza, and installing...

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Opinion

West End Library to celebrate 120th Birthday On Thursday, February 8, 2016, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will celebrate its 120th Birthday of provided exemplary public service to the community. The library opened in the Old West Church and has continuously made available lectures, discussions, holiday and historical events and parties for...

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