Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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ABCD NE/WE NSC Celebrates Independence Day

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Independence Day Party to celebrate America’s birthday. Special guests included Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who visited with his constituents and passed out flags in honor of the day, as well as City Councilor Lydia Edwards who brought cupcakes.  As usual, Victor Brogna, advisory...

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NEAA Individual Baseball Awards are Announced

July 13, 2018
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Following a successful North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Little League (Majors) Baseball season, awards were presented in special categories after the All-Star Game played at Langone Field between the James Gannon and Anthony Reppucci designed team. Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti and baseball Coordinator John Romano presented the plaques and trophies. Regular Season MVP-Richard Bova,...

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NEMPAC Brings Summer Concert Series to the Greenway

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is thrilled to announce that their Summer Concert Series will return this year and use The Greenway as their stage for the very first time, with their Jazz in the Park concerts on July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st, Tuesday evenings, beginning at 6:00 pm and ending at...

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News and Notes

July 13, 2018
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Mayor Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget         The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19) budget submitted by Mayor Martin Walsh was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council, building on the Walsh Administration’s record of presenting a balance, sustainable and proactive budget investing in the needs of the growing city. The $3.29 billion recommended budget represents...

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Friends of Heritage Park Launch Series on The Greenway July 25

July 13, 2018
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Friends of Heritage Park on The Greenway have launched a new innovative monthly series celebrating “What Unites Us.” The series is a collaborative program to celebrate the immigration experience, build community and cross-cultural understanding and promote healthy living. Each 1.5-hour sessions will honor a different part of the world and include a speaking program...

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Mayor’s North End Coffee Hour Rescheduled to July 17

July 13, 2018
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Boston Neighborhood Service Liaison Maria Lanza has advised that the Mayor’s North End Coffee Hour has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 17 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and representatives from several city departments will participate in the community event, presenting information on neighborhood city’s Christ...

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Community News

NEAA Baseball Game Rescheduled The NEAA 8-9-year-old Baseball All-Star Team visit to Berwick, Maine to compete with Berwick’s 8-9-year-old All-Star Baseball Team has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 12 at 6 PM. RUFF Upcoming Events Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) has scheduled many events during the month of July. Saturday, July 14 at 9...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Opinion

July 13, 2018
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Knights need to keep the community advised of Housing Project Once the Knights of Columbus #1513 Ausonia Council managed to get full permission and a firm willing to create affordable housing on a positive track, they simply need to keep the community and elected officials advised of all the details in place for the...

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Make the Most of Summer

Our father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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Obituaries 07-10-2018

Salvatore ‘Sammy’ Capizzi, Jr. Outstanding caregiver to all, especially to his mom Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Thursday, July 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Salvatore J. “Sammy” Capizzi, Jr. who passed away unexpectedly   on...

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Greenway Gala

Greenway Gala

Last week’s 10th  annual Greenway Gala was attended and supported by over 400 guests. Co-chaired by Mike Carragher of VHB and Jay Hooley of State Street,   the event raised over $500,000 in support of the Greenway Conservancy. Mayor Martin  J. Walsh joined to make the award presentation  to Gala honoree Peter Lynch and...

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Mayor Inks Short-Term Rental Ordinance

June 28, 2018
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Mayor Inks Short-Term Rental Ordinance

In what came a no surprise, Mayor Martin Walsh signed a city-why ordinance establishing guidelines to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston. Originally filed by the Mayor, with amendments by the City Council, and conversations with residents, advocates and public private stakeholders, following a two-year careful study by the Walsh Administration the...

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Higher Parking Fines Proposed

June 28, 2018
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Major parking fines could be increased considerably if the Boston City Council approves a proposal by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. 11 parking fines are being considered by the Council. The potential increases are relevant to resident permit parking tickets from $40 to $60 and no parking zones. Zone A area from $55 to $90,...

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NEWNC Supports K of C Plans for Housing

June 28, 2018
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Three potential legal occupancy changes and the conversion of a building into affordable elderly apartments were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at the June 11 monthly meeting. One agenda item was withdrawn and the Council did not vote on another item because abutters had problems with it and the request will...

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Sheafe Street Proposal Approved by NEWRA

June 28, 2018
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A request by Peter McGinnis to change the legal occupancy at 27 Sheafe Street from five residential units to eight residential units was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association at their June 11 meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center. All renovations will be done within the existing structure. Jonathan Raisz withdrew his change...

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News and Notes

June 28, 2018
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BPDA passes Smart Utilities Policy A Smart Utility Policy that will ensure that new large developments are taking steps to create a more resilient city has been passed by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new policy was launched as a two-year program calling for the adoption of technologies aimed at preparing...

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NEMPAC Opera Group Performs at Faneuil Hall

June 28, 2018
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Returning to the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) performed their production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on June 21 and 23. NEMPAC presented a fully staged opera sung in the original Italian with English subtitles performed by outstanding singers with orchestral accompaniment and featured NEMPAC theatre...

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NEAD/NEW Health Conducted Annual Drug Awareness Day

On Wednesday, June 6, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) held their annual drug awareness day for students and teachers at the Saint John and Eliot Schools. The goal of the event was to make students aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol and to stress the importance...

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Community News

NEWRA Monthly Meeting The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA will not meet during the month of August. Carousel Coloring Book The Greenway will launch its Carousel Coloring Book on Friday, June 29 from 2-4 PM at...

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Opinion

June 28, 2018
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North2South baseball tournament a success The annual North2South Baseball Tournament between North End and South End teams (2 games) home and away, was a successful and enjoyable contest. Sponsored by Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, both teams received hats, shirts and awards were presented following the games and refreshments were served. For many years, this neighborhood...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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