Residents Must Express Opinions at Community Meetings

After the fact. Monday night quarterback. These are a few of the sayings that related to North End/Waterfront residents who don’t attend neighborhood meetings and complain when it’s too late or not meaningful. The last NEWRA and NEWNC monthly meetings had standing room only crowds. Only because there was a major issue on the...

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Most People Don’t Know Who the Candidates Are

Massachusetts will elect another governor soon and if asked the question “Do you know who the gubernatorial candidates are?” Mostly, the response from people will be Ah! Of course some people will know one, possibly two candidates, maybe? In a few months, the state will be electing its number one official on Beacon Hill,...

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Downtown View: The Welcome Mat Is Yanked for Banks

What’s so bad about a bank? They seem pretty benign. Then why do ten Boston neighborhood shopping districts, including those in the North End and Charlestown, make them or any professional office a conditional or forbidden use on the first or basement floors? Why did the Boston City Council recently vote to make banks...

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South End Wins North2South Series

In what turned into a 13-12 slugfest, the South End Little League team capture the second game of the North2South two-game baseball series, 2-0. The North End team made a comeback but they fell one run short at tying the game 1-1. Representative Aaron Michlewitz sponsored this series between the two teams for the...

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FOCCP Independence Day Celebration

FOCCP Independence Day Celebration

FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines welcomes everyone to the Independence Day Celebration.

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Junkies Reportedly Taking over Gassy’s Second-level

July 3, 2014
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Junkies Reportedly Taking over Gassy’s Second-level

Not only has the second flight of DeFilippo Park (Gassy) become a favorite place for drug uses to stick needles in their arms but is also fast becoming an ignored cleanup place, according to a resident. “There are needles and other debris like beer cans all over the place,” the concerned resident noted. “The...

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Saint Padre Pio Procession

Saint Padre Pio Procession

The fourth annual procession in honor of Saint Padre Pio was held on Sunday, June 22nd in the North End.

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Collecting for a Worthy Cause

July 3, 2014
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Life-long North End residents Barbara Maldero, is a advocate for the Pennies from Heaven program initiated for the defense of the unborn raising $1,100, one penny at a time. For years, Maldero has worked hard for this humanitarian purpose and she is already begun collecting pennies for next year’s drive. Maldero is well known...

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North End Restaurant Hosts Luncheon for Eliot School Staff

July 3, 2014
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Vinoteca di Monica, as they have done for several years now, held a special luncheon for all the teachers and staff from the Eliot School to celebrate another banner educational experience at the very popular school. “It’s an end of the year get together to say thank you to the staff at the school...

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NEWRA Sends “No Objection” Letter

July 3, 2014
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A letter of no objection was sent to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) for a request to open a juicery store at 66A Cross Street. The Juicery, will be located at the former site of DePasquale Pasta Shop and will only serve orders to...

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Our Opinions

PWD clearly gets the trash message out to the community Information regarding the new household trash change from three to two days per week has made its way through the North End/Waterfront in many ways, shapes and forms. Boston Public Works Department (PWD) held several neighborhood meetings explaining everything from A to Z relating...

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Downtown View: Fear All Around

It is surprising that Bostonians are such a fearful lot. West Enders have so effectively communicated their fears about crossing on foot at Leverett Circle to their local politicians that we’re going to waste millions of taxpayer dollars building a pedestrian overpass that will, unless you hit every don’t walk sign, take longer to...

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Little League Update

South End Little League wins 7-1 The first of the North2South two-game tournament was won by the South End Little League team 7-1 over the North End Little League team. The game, sponsored by Representative Aaron Michlewitz was held at Langone Field in the North End. The second game will be held in the...

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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

June 24, 2014
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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

Students from Saint John School visited Rizzutto’s Dip It Sweet Ice Cream Shop on Endicott Street and really enjoyed themselves. Gary and Lisa Rizzutto own the ice cream shop which also serves lunch, hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and other selections of food. “They have a clean and friendly shop and keep the area...

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Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

The last major restoration of the church was in 1912. All of the systems in the church: heat, electric, sprinklers, alarm, light, sound, and ventilation are functional, but significantly out of date and not up to current building codes.  The masonry in the crypt needs significant repairs and the crypt should be dehumidified.  Old...

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NEMPAC Opera Production at Faneuil Hall

June 24, 2014
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Opening night is quickly approaching for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Opera Production of Die  Feldermaus by Strauss in English. Once again, NEMPAC will  be performing in historic Faneuil Hall fully-staged and with a full orchestra  under the musical direction of Dr. Tiffany Chang and directed by Adrienne Boris. Founded...

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Old North Honors Eliot School 8th Grader

For years, Old North has welcomed students and their families from both the North Bennett Street School and the Eliot School for their end-of-year ceremonies. Recently the Eliot School 8th graders held their moving-on ceremony at the church.  Last year, the church began honoring an outstanding 8th grade history student with small gift from...

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Humans Have Added to the Messy North End Problem

While Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to make a solid effort to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to the neighborhood to pickup after their pets, it seems that the warmer weather has helped add to the problem. Public playgrounds and parks are beginning to feel the brunt of the unhealthy situation created...

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Residents Want Quality of Life Issues Dealt with Soon

Quality of life issues in the North End is a top priority for residents who want some relief from these every day inconveniences, especially on weekends and holidays. Residents have advised City Hall, Boston Police and elected officials that the many related incidents need to be addressed more vigorously or the situation will only...

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Obituaries 06-24-2014

Joseph Fabiano, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of the North End Joseph G. Fabiano, Sr. of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 11 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 61 years old. Joey, who was raised in the North End of Boston, worked for many years at Winthrop Centre Auto Body....

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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

June 16, 2014
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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

Twice last week a request to change the legal occupancy at 420 Commercial Street (former gas station) was opposed, this time by the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 26 to 12. Nicole Griffith, one of the property owners of Comserv LLC, applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal for...

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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

June 16, 2014
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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

Residents were updated on the City’s plans to decrease the household trash pickup days from three to two. Robert W. DeRosa, superintendent of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Waste Reduction Division and Frank O’Brien PR Administrative Assistant PWD Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services spoke at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly...

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Councilor LaMattina Seeks More Hockies in North End

June 16, 2014
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Boston City Counselor Sal LaMattina told residents at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that he has requested at least two street sweepers (Hockies) be placed in the North End on a yearly basis to help keep the neighborhood as clean as possible “These Hockies, if approved, will make a huge difference in keeping...

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NEWNC Opposes Commercial Street Restaurant Proposal

June 16, 2014
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Nicole Griffith of Comserv LLC, owners of 420 Commercial Street applied to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal to change the legal occupancy at the former gas station and Segway operating site in order to lease the property to North End resident Damien DiPaola  who is proposing an Italian Restaurant on the...

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