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Dear Patients and Community Members, It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Bruins Alumni raise funds for NEAA The North End Athletic Association (NEAA), along with Boston Children’s Hospital were the beneficiaries of a hockey game between the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Boston Strong All Stars Team game held at Steriti Skating Rink in the North End. It was a great event...

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Find Some Time for Neighborhood Clean-Up

North End/Waterfront residents should be gearing up to participate in the City of Boston’s “Love Your Block” clean-up of the community next week starting at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on April 29. This is a great opportunity to help make the neighborhood clean and beautiful, while giving something back to the community in...

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Volunteers Can Make A Difference

Not too often do volunteers, that help out with the numerous organizations, receive the recognition they truly deserve for giving some of their precious time to create a better community for North End residents. Whether it’s working with youth, teens, adults, seniors or the general public, volunteers make a huge difference in the neighborhood’s...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

April 11, 2017
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattinatold the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek re-election during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a shot who has...

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Running for A Cause

Running for A Cause

North End resident Sabrina Dello Russo hosted a fundraiser for NEADS on Sunday at Prezza Restaurant. Dello Russo will be running in this year’s Marathon to raise funds for the organization that provides assistance dogs for people who are hearing impaired or have a physical disability. Pictured at the event are, from left, Julie...

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ISD Board Defers 173 Endicott Street Development

ISD Board Defers 173 Endicott Street Development

Plans to construct a 51’ high building (9 units of condominiums) at 173 Endicott Street were deferred to May 23 by the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Board of Directors at a public meeting held on Tuesday, March 18. Plans call for four indoor parking spaces within the structure, with other vehicles utilizing street parking...

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Finding Solutions:Community Honors Principal Griffin and Vice Principal Torres for 10 Years of Service

Finding Solutions:Community Honors Principal Griffin and Vice Principal Torres for 10 Years of Service

By John Lynds A decade ago the Eliot School was a failing Boston Public School and its future bleak. However, the arrival of two dynamic educators in 2007 put the Eliot on the map and a few short years later the Eliot emerged as arguably the best public school in the city, On Friday,...

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Winthrop Square Project Remains in the Shadow

By Phil Orlandella Home rule petitions, letters, lobbying, public and private political discussions, news articles, the changing of the state’s Shadow Law, and airport height limitations are all an important part of allowing or not allowing a major development by Millennium Partners at Winthrop Square. There are many points of view relating to the...

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BPDA Approves North Washington Street Hotel

By Phil Orlandella Nine projects were approved by the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors including a new hotel in the North End at 88 North Washington Street. The hotel being developed by LIMAC Realty, LLC will include 64 guest rooms, 12 retail and management jobs. The new structure will contain 36,013...

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Police Investigate Two North End Robberies

By Phil Orlandella Two robberies occurred in the North End last week, one on Hanover Street and another on Salem Street. President Bill Clinton once visited Mike’s Pastry on Hanover Street. While crossing the street on Monday morning to deposit cash receipts at Citizens Bank, an unknown male suspect reportedly grabbed one of the...

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Boston Local Festival Coming to Greenway

Registration is currently open for the 8th annual Boston Local Food Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 17 from 11 AM to 5 PM on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. A program of Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is recruiting vendors and sponsors for New England’s largest one-day farmers market. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All” the...

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Children’s Programs at West End Library

Music & Movement Story Time with Sherry Eskin – Tuesday, April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers, join Sherry for a special story time in which every book is a song! Make music with the library’s instruments, and enjoy parachute play. No registration required. Groups and individuals welcome. LEGO Club – Thursday, April...

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Registration Now Open for All Girls Sports Festival

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The four-day event will take place April 18 to April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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One Boston Day Encourages Goodwill

“One Boston Day”, the city’s way of honoring Boston’s resilience, generosity and strength on April 15, 2013, serves as an opportunity to recognize the good of the community and reflects the spirit of the people that were exemplified in response to the loss in tragedies of the bombing at the Boston marathon. Two websites,...

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A Big Assist from Dello Russo:North End Resident to Run Boston Marathon for NEADS

By Cary Shuman North End resident Sabrina Dello Russo will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 17 to help raise funds for NEADS, an organization that trains and provides assistance dogs for people who are hearing impaired or have a physical disability. Dello Russo, 41, was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings...

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Prado Restoration Kickoff Meeting Focuses on Priorities

By Matt Conti The long-awaited process to restore the crumbling Paul Revere Mall, known as The Prado, began this week with a kickoff community meeting at the Old North Church hosted by the Boston Parks Department Established in 1925 as the centerpiece of Boston’s North End, the Prado is located between Boston’s oldest church,...

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Our Transportation Plan: Go Boston 2030

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T-stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Making exemptions for one developer could present problems Changing a law to provide an exemption for one project has the potential of establishing an adverse and dangerous precedent that could haunt Boston neighborhoods in the future. That’s exactly what Mayor Martin J. Walsh is attempting to accomplish with lawmakers for the...

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Boston Ranked National Leader in Public Health

Boston has received the highest ranking in a two-year analysis of US cities, compiled by the Boston Public Health Commission, an independent public agency. The country’s oldest department, looked at health policies in place to help communities thrive and residents live healthier lives. Boston was among five cities to receive the overall gold medal,...

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The Greenway Should be Supported in Every Way Possible

Once upon-a-time, the North End had its own ugly Green Monster (Central Artery) that separated the neighborhood from the rest of the city. Then, the Big Dig came along and removed the metal structure and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was born creating much-needed open spaces for several communities and thousands of visitors. Under...

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Boston Strong Hockey

Boston Strong Hockey

Former Bruin Ken Linesman backs into Boston Strong goalie Adam Comeau during a charity game at Steriti Rink on Saturday, March 11. The Bruins Alumni presented a $20,000 check to benefit Childrens’ Hospital and the North End Athletic Association.

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NEWRA Votes Not to Support 173 Endicott Street Proposal

NEWRA Votes Not to Support 173 Endicott Street Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Despite making significant change to the proposed development at 173 Endicott Street based on abutters suggestions, Urban Core Development did not receive support from members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWRA) at the March 9 monthly public meeting that was well attended by residents. The developer told NEWRA that they...

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BPDA Board Approves Municipal Harbor Plan

By Phil Orlandella Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors has approved the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) which they claim will enhance public access and use of the waterfront. Many local residents and neighborhood organizations have expressed concerns about the Harbor Plan and have sent comments to BPDA expressing...

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