Review Editor Honored for Public Safety Commitment

Regional Review Editor At Large Phil Orlandella has received another neighborhood award for his outstanding volunteer involvement over many years. First he was honored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) for over 50 years of service. Most recently, Orlandella was recognized for his many years of public safety involving the neighborhood by the...

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No News Is Not Necessarily Good News

Can the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street be saved or will plans by Partners and Spalding to close the facility and relocate the senior residents who live there to other locations prevail? The deed holder can actually close the facility as long as they provide ample housing for the current tenants. However,...

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Obituaries 08-16-2016

Annette Papa Of Boston’s North End Annette F. (Sutera) Papa of Boston’s North End passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 31. She was the wife of the late Bartolomeo Papa, devoted mother of Patricia “Patte” and her companion, Vincent Federico and Joyce Papa and her companion, John Visconti, all of...

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A Clean Prado

A Clean Prado

Shown at one of Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) monthly parks clean-up are Amy Hand and Leslie Horn. This month they selected to clean the columns at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) a hot spot for dogs passing through on a walk. They used a mix of hot water with white vinegar to clean...

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Boston Patrol Officers to Wear Body Cameras

A six-month agreement between the City of Boston and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) has been signed for police to wear body cameras while on duty to document their activities. Up to a hundred volunteer police patrol officers will participate in the pilot program. Mayor Martin J Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget provided...

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Mayor Announces Early Voting Locations

For the first time Boston will be able to allow voters to cast their ballots early (October 24 to November 4) for the November 8 election. Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of the Election Department’s plan for 27 “one day” early voting sites, three each at the City Council Districts,...

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Nursing Home Issue At A Standstill

By Phil Orlandella A steering committee is still moving forward in an attempt to preserve the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street from being closed down and the occupants being moved to other facilities. Residents still remain positive that their endeavor will be fruitful in one way or another. The community group has...

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Greenway Activities:Past,Present and Future

By Phil Orlandella This summer The Greenway Conservancy has held many different activities and events for North End/Waterfront residents and visitors to enjoy. The many faces of The Greenway features Al Weiwel’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads that will be at the Rings Fountain through October 21. Visitors are constantly seen taking a photo with...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

By karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This column was published last fall. Things haven’t changed except that Donald is now the Republican nominee. But only a few weeks ago The New York Times reported he wouldn’t rule out quitting shortly after he was elected, if he did win. So I’m thinking...

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August Happenings At The Boston Public Market

Savor the last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market. GreenFest on Friday, August 19th and the West End Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 20th. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 Taza Churro Happy Hour (every Wednesday & Thursday, 5-6:30pm): Stop by Taza Chocolate to get a free churro with every iced...

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Mayor Walsh Announces 2016 Garden Contest Winners

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2016 Garden Contest presented with a Grand Prize from JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.  Now in its 20th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods....

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North End/West End ESOL Participants Honored

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) honored 43 students from over 15 countries for their success in completing the 2015/2016 Adult Education Program. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is the only program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the North and West End...

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NEMPAC Provides Many Activities Planning for 15th Anniversary

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has been very busy providing free movies, children’s musical theater workshops, yoga classes and an opera program. NEMPAC’s schedule included, free Thursday Night Concerts at the Waterfront Park. A Children’s Musical Theater Program, workshop musical rendition of “Midsummer Nights Dream” and “Annie”.  Hosted...

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North End Dodgers Split Pair vs North Adams

For the 26th consecutive year the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 15U Dodgers travelled to North Adams to take on a team from that team in the annual LaFesta Exchange. Each summer the NEAA Dodgers travel for a weekend series in North Adams and then the following weekend the boys from North Adams come...

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Joi Salon to Hold Fundraiser for NEAD

By Phil Orlandella Joi Salon, 2 Atlantic Avenue, will hold a summer fundraiser that will benefit North End Against Drugs (NEAD) on Thursday, August 11 from 5pm to 7pm. Participants can book the following services for a $20 donation each beachy waves, textured blowout, sunkissed spray tan, summer braids and natural glow makeup application....

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End of School Year Reflection

When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public Schools. Teachers, principals,...

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From Our Readers

Boston Market CEO expresses customer appreciation   Dear Neighbors, Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Boston Police agree to wear Body Cameras Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) willingness to be a part of a program to wear body cameras during a six-month pilot while on active duty clearly indicates that they are interested in tackling new initiatives to possibly make a difference on disputed issues that...

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Illegal Gun Control Real Action Needed

Stop gun violence is on the lips of every elected official every time they open their mouths and it sounds the same each and every time. It has become nothing short of just words people want to hear and it’s a positive get elected message. Every single day, the media reports another or several...

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City Holding Public Meetings to Develop North Station Traffic Plan

Many projects and developments taking place in the North Station and the Bulfinch Triangle, once completed, will have potentially more vehicle and pedestrian traffic within or in the adjacent area. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) have scheduled a series of public meetings kicking off the North Station Mobility...

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Sign Of Strength

Sign Of Strength

Opposition to the closing of the North End Nursing Home came out in force at Christopher Columbus Park during the Mayor’s Coffee Hour.

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North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Being Developed

North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Being Developed

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) hosted a visioning meeting to kick-off the North Station Area Mobility Action Plan (NSAMAP). The action plan, announced in November 2015, will develop a range of near-, mid-, and long-term, implementable solutions  to improve the way people get around the North Station area, including the...

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Save The North End Nursing Home Main Topic At NEWRA Meeting

By Phil Orlandella There were no voting items on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, there was an update on the status of the North End Nursing Home located on Fulton Street, as well as a discussion on plans to develop Hanover, Cross and Salem...

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Friends of The North End Hold Bocce Banquet

On Wednesday, July 13, the Friends Of  The North End (FONE) held their summer bocce banquet at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester. Prizes consisting of a plaque and a bottle of wine were awarded to the winning team of Angelo DiGirolamo, Richie DeSantis, Bobby Carbone and Mario Antidormi. This bocce season was...

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