AirBNB and Other Online Rental Sites a Concern

By Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina I have file for a Hearing regarding AirBNB and other online rental sites that are popping up all over our City.  This has been an issue and concern that I have had for a while. I have heard from my constituents that they have concerns about living next...

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Suicide Prevention Partnership Formed

A partnership between the City of Boston and the Samaritans to create public awareness about suicide prevention and to support services to individuals in crisis will go a long way toward educating the public about existing resources that could help save lives. The partnership will also educate workers that have regular contact with high...

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BWSC North End Project Public Relations Handled Well

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has made its way to the North End, presenting Phase II plans to improve its water mains and replacement and rehabilitation of sewer and drainage pipes on 12 community streets. BWSC explained the anticipated impacts that include water service interruptions, noise, traffic, dust and general construction impacts. The...

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Study the Ballot Questions

Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Sports 11-01-2016

NEAA Fall Soccer sponsored by Black Dog Real Estate Group By Phil Orlandella Each weekend, Puopolo Park on Commercial Street is filled with over 150 soccer players and coaches participating in the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Soccer Program in age groups of 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-13. The 2016 Fall Soccer Program is...

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Old North Church Holds Blessing of the Animals

Old North Church Holds Blessing of the Animals

The Reverend Eleanor A. Terry, Associate Vicar at the Old North Church helped bless many of the animals at the church’s annual Blessing of the Animals neighborhood program held in the Paul Revere Mall.

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NEWNC Supports New Atlantic Avenue Coffee Shop/Café

NEWNC Supports New Atlantic Avenue Coffee Shop/Café

By Phil Orlandella Two requests involving zoning relief and a change of occupancy were supported by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at the elected community group’s October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Mark Blagden, owner of 17R Clark Street (Walsh Place), is seeking zoning relief to place six HVAC...

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Five North End Restaurants Denied Full Liquor Licenses

By Phil Orlandella Unlike last time around, when the Boston Liquor Licensing Board awarded three full liquor licenses to North End restaurants, the Board did not approve any license to the five local restaurants that apply this time around. Not awarded licenses were: Crudo, Carmelia’s, Strega, Antico Forno and Terramia. The Board did not...

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North End Senior Pride Day

In an ongoing effort to provide the best technology resources available to its students, the North End’s St. John School has unveiled its $65,000 state-of-the-art computer lab. The lab features 18 brand new student desktops, a teacher computer and an Aquos 80″ interactive touch screen display board. The lab has been designed in three...

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NEWRA Members Defeat By-Law Term Change

By Phil Orlandella An attempt to change a long-standing by-law relating to the number of consecutive years an officer can serve on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) was foiled by the organization’s membership at its October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. While NEWRA members filled the hall, there were not...

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Teens in Print Publication Seek High School Student Reporters

Teens in Print have introduced a new Program Director, Carla Gualdron, a former participant of the program and a graduate of the Boston school system and Emerson College. She is also a former reporter for the Herald and El Mundo. A celebration for 60 students from the latest publication of the Teens in Print...

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Madonna Della Cava Society Halloween Party/Parade-Oct 29

By Phil Orlandella Many North End/Waterfront children, escorted by their parents, will take part in the 65th annual Madonna Della Cava Society’s Halloween Party and costume parade that will make its way through the streets of the neighborhood. Working in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, the Society expects...

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RUFF October Newsletter

RUFF had a very exciting September accepting a national grant for the new dog park from PetSafe! We are so thankful to all who came out to support us. Our biggest thanks to PetSafe Brands for coming to Boston to present RUFF with the Bark for Your Park $25,000 award. The night brought out...

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NEMPAC Upcoming Events

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will present their annual community Halloween Events: Pumpkin Painting on the Prado, Monday, October 24th, outside the building on the Paul Revere Mall to create beautiful fall decorations that the whole family can enjoy. This event will run from 3:15 to 5:00pm on Monday, October 24th...

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Celebrating 30 Years of “Going Bananas” in Boston’s North End

By Matt Conti October 11th marks the 30th Anniversary of the Going Bananas market and grocery shop located on Salem Street in Boston’s North End. Frank Scire started working at age 13 with his uncle at Haymarket. He fell in love with the experience and the the atmosphere drew him to the North End....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   NEMPAC Executive Director honored North End Music and Performing Arts Center Executive Director Sherri Snow has been honored by Saint Joseph Society with the Musical Achievement Award. Sherry has accomplished many things, both personally and with NEMPAC throughout the years and is well deserving of the recognition she received. Her...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms Law,...

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Let’s Talk Trash…. Pick-Up That Is

Even though the City of Boston Public Works Department still has two years left on its trash and recycle removal contract, they should be thinking about holding a public meeting in the North End well before the contracts expire. Some residents are expressing concerns about the way the system runs, especially the recycling program,...

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Give BPDA a Fair Chance

A new identity for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will take place in the upcoming months. The BRA will become the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) with the primary focus on planning and neighborhood engagement. BPDA will be hiring more of its own community planners as the agency moves away from using outside...

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Sports 10-18-2016

Corner Café Captures 15th North End Softball Championship By Ralph Martignetti Corner Café entered the North End Softball League playoffs as the number one seed after a 9-1 regular season and did not disappoint.  Getting a bye into the semi-finals the Corner Café opened defense of their title by taking on longtime rival Landmark...

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Veneration of Saint Padre Pio

Veneration of Saint Padre Pio

Thousands lined up during the veneration of Saint Padre Pio’s heart.

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State Regulator Opposes Lewis Wharf Hotel Building over Submerged Harbor Pilings

State Regulator Opposes  Lewis Wharf Hotel Building over Submerged Harbor Pilings

By Matt Conti The proposed hotel project at Lewis Wharf has been thrown into question after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection confirmed that a new development cannot extend over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. Since much of the piling field at Lewis Wharf is not visible at high...

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Villa Michelangelo Apartments Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Villa Michelangelo Apartments Celebrate 15th Anniversary

By Phil Orlandella Villa Michelangelo Apartments held a festive gathering to commemorate its 15th anniversary at the site of the former Michelangelo Junior High School. This partnership includes ABCD/North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, East Boston Community Development Association and North End/Waterfront Health. The project originally founded in the mid-1990s with the demise of...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Set for October 6

By Phil Orlandella District A1 Boston Police will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 6 pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. District Commander Captain William Fong and his staff will present Part One Crime statistics from the month of September and show the difference from the same...

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