In Brief

By Phil Orlandella City Releases RFQ for Memorial The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Arts Commission and MLK Boston has released a Request For Qualification (RFQ) for an artist to create a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Corella Scott King in Boston.             “This memorial...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella District Attorney’s Drug Pilot program has merit A new pilot recovering drug program that could possibly help steer addicts away from prison has been put on the table by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Apparently, the new initiative is geared toward meaningful intervention to the lives of drug addicts,...

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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

After almost 30 years of public service, including 11 years as District One Councilor, Sal LaMattina retired. LaMattina delivered his farewell address at the city council meeting.

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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office, and was sworn into his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Former Vice President Joseph R....

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Edwards to Keep Focused on People as District 1 Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new North End City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up on Monday, Jan. 1, to be inaugurated with...

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BPS Decides Not to Change School Start Times

By John Lynds In a letter to Boston Public School (BPS) families, BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang announced that the school department would not implement the proposed change to school start times. BPS held meetings where parents aired their grievances over the process and suggested the change to school start times in the neighborhood would...

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LaMattina says Farewell in Speech Before the Council

Councilor Sal LaMattina represented the north slope of Beacon Hill for many years and was the current councilor for the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown . By John Lynds On Dec. 13. after eleven and half years as District 1 City Council, and a thirty year career as a public servant for the...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

In his fourth neighborhood trolley tour, Mayor Marty Walsh continued the tradition with a stop in the North End on Sunday afternoon. Kids of all ages came out to see Santa and the lighting of the Prado tree on the Paul Revere Mall.

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NE Library Holiday Open House

NE Library Holiday Open House

By Patricia Sabbey The Friends of the North End Library delivered holiday sparkle to the neighborhood at the recent celebration at the library. Musical entertainment was provided by the “The Joneses”, a local duo who perform at various functions in the North End and around the state. In addition to the music, a complimentary...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Returns to Boston Harbor

By Matt Conti Get your party hats and noisemakers to ring in 2018 because New Year’s Eve fireworks are returning this year to Boston Harbor. The 40-year tradition is back with two, yes two, fireworks barges for a big show starting at midnight. With double barges, fireworks will be visible across Boston’s waterfront, including...

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North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Released

By Phil Orlandella A long awaited North Station Area Mobility Action Plan dealing with possible major traffic conditions has been released by the City of Boston. The plans for the area adjacent to the Bulfinch Triangle, North End, and West End has been developed with input from residents and the business community to deal...

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New Light Shows at Greenway Carousel

By Phil Orlandella Through January 1, 2018, at The Greenway Carousel, a New Light Show timed to some of your favorite holiday songs will be held. It’s a nice way to enjoy an unforgettable holiday trip and take a spin against the backdrop of bright, festive lights with family and friends.             Shows every...

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Renovation and Reopening of Saint Leonard Church

By Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari  Saint Leonard Church recently underwent a much-needed year-long renovation project. The multi-million-dollar project, completed in December, is one of the most extensive restorations of the church since its construction in 1885. The sensitive renovation of the historic church focused on the refurbishment of the beautiful stained-glass windows that...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction Nets $75,000 for Local Charities

East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through raffles that took...

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Italian-American Christmas Concert Set in North End

The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 16 starting at 6pm. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in the lovely setting of...

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Santa Claus to Visit North End on Dec 17

By John Romano Santa Claus will be making his annual helicopter ride from the North Pole to the North End on Sunday, December 17. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. Join Santa’s friends and elves and sing along to your Christmas & Holiday favorites with the North End Marching...

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Holiday Quilt Show on Display at City Hall

By Phil Orlandella The Proper Bostonian Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is now on display at Boston City Hall through December 29 in the Scollay Square Gallery on the third and fifth floor balcony of Boston City Hall. “City Hall is such a great venue for exhibiting our quilts, and we are proud to contribute...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

North End Dog Park Opens – December 16 With much excitement and gratitude, we are proud to announce the opening of the new official North End Dog Park. Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) will be hosting a winter opening with less fanfare but just as much excitement on December 16th. The park will be...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Boston Alumni Engagement Campaign Underway The first-ever Boston Public Schools (BPS) Alumni Engagement Campaign, aimed at connecting former BPS students of all ages with networking and volunteering opportunities as well as resources to assist them with their careers and families has been launched. “Boston Public Schools alumni are in our community,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Society takes pride in their holiday event Saint Agrippina to DiMineo Benefit Society held its 23rd annual Christmas program for North End children this past Sunday at their Chapel on Hanover Street. Each season the holiday activities attract more residents as the special effort by the society gets bigger and better....

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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