Sandwich Board Policies and Regulations to be Discussed

Sandwich boards placed on sidewalks throughout the city will be evaluated by city officials to determine policies and regulations of these free standing sidewalk signs that advertise business products. Many of these signs clearly blocks sidewalk access, especially for handicapped people and senior citizens. Apparently, city officials believe there is confusion among small business...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify the utility contractor that did the work” wrote Gabrielle Farrell, associate press secretary in the mayor’s office, in an email. “This gives the Public Works...

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Highway Workers Seek Early Retirement

Ten percent of MassDOT’s workforce, including hundreds in the division charged with clearing snow clogged highways and maintain the state’s crumbling roads, have applied for the early retirement program recently introduced by Governor Charlie Baker. Apparently 430 transportation employees applied for the June 30 deadline, the most of any department statewide. MassDOT indicated that...

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Medicaid Apparently Wasted $500 Million

An audit released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed the state’s Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million over a five-year period. Bump called the sum the largest amount her office has uncovered in any audit in nearly 3 decades, October 2009 to last September. The audit contended the state’s Mass Health program “unnecessarily...

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NEAA Wraps up 2015 Season with an All Star Game

On Friday, June 26th the NEAA celebrated our annual All-star game.  The game was played in honor of the memory of long time NEAA Coach, Director and President Joseph “Coach Dom” Campochiaro.   The day started off with the 6 Minor League teams playing their final games. There were 3 games for ages 6 to...

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Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

Several Greenway staff and an army of our amazing arts ambassadors gather together under Janet Echelman’s As If It Were Already Here.

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Waterfront Residents Crowd Meeting to Fight Lewis Wharf Hotel

Waterfront Residents Crowd Meeting to Fight Lewis Wharf Hotel

Waterfront residents packed into the Pilot House for a standing-room only meeting with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz to express their concerns about the proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel plan filed earlier this month by JW Capital Partners. Several North End / Waterfront buildings were represented at the meeting by condominium residents from Lewis Wharf, Prince...

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Stabbing on Hanover Street

A male victim was stabbed, with a knife at Hanover and Prince Streets, after words were exchanged in traffic and a fight ensued. The suspects fled in their motor vehicle but were arrested on Commercial Street for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife ). The victim was treated on the scene and...

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The More Things Change . . .

Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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ABCD’s Grandparent Program Celebrates Half a Century of Service

The Regional Review recognizes the effects of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) on its half a century of caring through its Foster Grandparent Program and the hundreds of volunteers that were recently honored for their dedicated services over 50 years of providing quality service to youth. Foster grandparents (low-income-seniors) are volunteers age 55...

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Mayor/Council Take Action on Fuel Emission

The Regional Review applauds Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston City Council, including North End Councilor Sal LaMattina, for putting together and passing an ordinance to protect air quality throughout the city by reducing harmful fuel emissions created by diesel fuel and idling. City owned or leased vehicles and those used by its...

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Lanza Named North End Liaison

June 23, 2015
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Lanza Named North End Liaison

Lifelong North End resident Maria Lanza has been named by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the community’s Neighborhood Services Liaison, replacing Nicole Leo who took another position at City Hall. Lanza said in a prepared statement, “I was born and raised in the North End, and from a young age I strived to be...

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NEWRA Good Neighbor Award Presented to Salumeria Italiana

June 23, 2015
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NEWRA Good Neighbor Award Presented to Salumeria Italiana

Salumeria Italiana on Richmond Street has been presented the Good Neighbor Award by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) for helping to keep the community clean by sweeping and picking up debris from the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business. “Owner Gaetano Martignetti has always made it his business to...

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No New News on Commercial Street Accident

June 23, 2015
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No additional information has been provided for the major car accident that occurred on Commercial Street, at the bottom of Charter Street near the Steriti Memorial Skating Rink at 2am. Two people died and another was hospitalized when the vehicle flipped over and apparently hit two other vehicles.             Commercial Street was closed until...

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Opinion

June 23, 2015
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Neighborhood Walks produce positive results Neighborhood engagement walks with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and other city departments turned out to be positive events, based on a report issued by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The report, a comprehensive evaluation of every street in Boston and the action taken to resolve some of the...

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World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day

All ages walked as one at the 2015 World Labyrinth Day on the Greenway

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Lewis Wharf Developer Launches New Plan

Lewis Wharf Developer Launches New Plan

Developer JW Capital Partners has filed a letter of intent for a new 300-room hotel project at Lewis Wharf on Boston’s North End waterfront. The proposal would include two new hotel buildings connected by a glass lobby along with a 54,000 square-foot publicly accessible park replacing the surface parking lot on Atlantic Avenue. Plans...

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Grand Opening:Nick Varano’s New Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe

Grand Opening:Nick Varano’s New Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe

 It’s time to fire up the pizza oven for this week’s grand opening of Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe. Located next to the original Strega North End, Rina’s is the latest creation by Nick Varano and The Varano Group. The address at 371 Hanover Street is right on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End....

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When We Get Behind Closed Doors

June 18, 2015
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Behind closed doors, the North End/Waterfront Association Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) elected its officers. Philip Frattaroli was reelected President, Ryan Kenny Vice President, John Pregmon Secretary and Marie Simboli Sergeant At Arms. They also decided, with the doors closed to the public, that they would not fill the Council seat that became open with Maria...

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Opinion

June 18, 2015
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NEWNC totally disregards abutters’ concerns The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was elected by residents to represent their interests and concerns, not their personal opinion on each issue that goes before them. Case in point, every abutter to a proposal at 3-5 Quincy Place, that attended the Council’s June public monthly meeting  in one...

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Love in the Lab

Kerfuffle. Brouhaha, contretemps, a wrangle, rumpus, melee, a ruckus, a to-do. It is curious that some of the best words in the English language describe a commotion, a disturbance, a fuss. My big American Heritage dictionary, published in 2000, strangely does not include the word. But the online Oxford English Dictionary traces its origin...

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Head Start Celebrates 50 of Service

Head Start, a program of Action of Boston Community recently celebrated fifty years (1965-2015) of providing low-income children and their families on the path to success in school and life. Head Start has served tens of thousands of children from Boston from disadvantaged families, making hope and opportunity a part of everyday life who...

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St. John School Celebrates 120 Years of Service

Saint John Parochial School in the North End has celebrated 120 years of quality teaching and neighborhood commitment. For well over a century St. John School has provided education and social skills to thousands of students and many out of school events, activities and programs for students, their families, local residents and friends of...

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Columbus High School Graduates Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Columbus High School Graduates Celebrate 70th Anniversary

   The Christopher Columbus High School Class of 1957 sponsored a Commemorative Mass at St. Leonard Church in the North End on Sunday, May 31st. The Mass was followed by an informal gathering in the Church hall with coffee and pastries. Over eighty people attended from various graduating classes of CCHS, Julie Billiart HS,...

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