Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   City’s small business plan a positive economic move The City of Boston’s first small business plan appears to be a solid guide towards supporting these businesses as they start and grow in Boston. Small businesses are a critical engine of the city’s economy and they warrant support in the best...

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MBTA’s Performance Dashboard a Positive and Useful Tool

MBTA users can now, for the first time, track the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 750 bus routes through the newly created performance dashboard that provides the public the ability to look at the lines or routes for an entire day or just during rush hour periods. The MBTA’s...

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Today is Election Day- Get Out and Vote

Today, Tuesday, April 12 is a State Senate special election with seven candidates seeking to fill the vacancy left open by the retirement of Senator Anthony Petrucelli. Parts of the Senate District includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood which has been well represented in the past. The Regional Review encourages registered voters in the community...

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Obituaries 04-12-2016

Rose Visconti Of East Boston, formerly of the North End Rose M. (Romano) Visconti of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Monday night, March 28. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Visconti; devoted mother of Pamela Congley...

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Michael and Cynthia Malm Receive NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Michael and Cynthia Malm Receive NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Michael and Cynthia Malm have been presented the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for their stewardship of the Prince Building landscaping and street trees that help make the neighborhood beautiful and clean. Since 2008, they have designed, pruned and weeded the landscape beds around the building for the...

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Lewis Wharf Hotel is Focus at State Senate Candidates Forum

Lewis Wharf Hotel is Focus at State Senate Candidates Forum

By Matt Conti Waterfront development, specifically the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel project, was the focus of questions at the first State Senate Candidates Forum. Over 100 residents packed the Pilot House on the North End waterfront to attend the forum, held Thursday night, March 3. Candidates are vying to fill the First Suffolk and...

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Part-One Crime Continues to Decrease in North End

Part-One Crime Continues to Decrease in North End

By Phil Orlandella Part-One Crime in the North End/Waterfront continues to decrease according to District A1 Police Commanding Officer Captain William Fong who presented the statistics at the March monthly Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. He was joined by North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Residence’ Association (NEWRA) Public Safety Chairperson David Marks,...

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NEWRA Supports New Hanover Street License

By Phil Orlandella Three legal occupancy changes and a request for a wine and malt beverages with cordials/liqueurs license were the agenda items at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA  supported a request by Realty Trust, 290 North Street to the Board of Appeal...

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“Spring Forward” this March at the Boston Public Market

Shed those winter blues and gear up for spring this March at the Boston Public Market! Feel inspired to try new spring dishes, pick up a handmade treat from our local vendors, or check out promotions and classes happening all month long. See details below about these March happenings and visit bostonpublicmarket.org for more...

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MBTA Reports Progress in Cutting Expenses

Money saved by the MBTA will go to track upgrades, signal improvements and new third rail for the Red Line, according to T reports claiming cuts in expenses. Reportedly, the T expects to cut its projected fiscal 2017 operating deficit by 43 percent, the direct result of continued reductions in overtime spending and other...

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Mayor Accepts Top Leadership Role for International Climate Group

Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the network of cities on the front line of preparing for and helping prevent climate change. He will serve on the steering committee as the representative for all North American C40 cities....

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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Health offers tips on how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol Many public and private agencies are dealing with drugs and alcohol use throughout the city and state in an effort to curtail the major problem that currently exists. Drug and alcohol abuse involves all ages but...

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Downtown View:Big Pharma? Try Big Fish

Last week the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center hosted Seafood Expo, a showcase of more than 1,200 fishing boat companies, seafood packagers and processors, fish farmers and suppliers to the fish industry. I went over to take a look. I became interested in fish when I visited the Seaport District. Everyone knows about the...

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Stand by Your Guns Commissioner-Fingerprinting is a Public Safety Issue

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans’ attempt to have all Uber and Lyft drivers provide fingerprints for public safety reasons is completely justified. If the 6,000 Boston cab drivers have to provide fingerprints, there is no reason why other transportation service drivers should do the same. Fingerprints can be used in many ways, especially...

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The T in MBTA Stands for Terrible

Each week there is a negative story regarding the MBTA. If it’s not overtime costs, breakdowns, poor operations, deficit issues or poor service it’s something else and there appears to be no end in sight towards resolving any of the problems. Governor Charlie Baker has vowed to start in motion solutions but he would...

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Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope

The Nazzaro Center, for the  13th consecutive winter, made its annual trip to the  New England Sports Park  in Amesbury for a night of snow tubing. Pictured are three of the members enjoying the evening.

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North End Public Safety Update:2 Arrests,1 Robbery, 3 Larcenies

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the February 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. 2 arrests: -1/12/16 @ 1.30am: Burglary / B&E – Officer Pasciuto arrested a guy with a jimmy bar and whom had possession of credit cards and checkbooks with...

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Three North End Legal Occupancy Changes Requested

By Phil Orlandella Three meetings were held by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services relating to two request regarding legal occupancy changes in the North End. Maria Lanza, Liaison for Neighborhood Services conducted the meeting at which abutters have the opportunity to express opinions on the applications. A legal change of legal occupancy at...

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Crudo Receives NEWNC Support for All-Alcohol License

By Matt Conti The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-2 in support of an all-alcohol license upgrade for Crudo North End LLC. Crudo is a sushi and Japanese fusion restaurant located at 78 Salem Street that opened in the Summer 2015. Representing Crudo manager Nicholas Leo, Attorney Daniel Toscano presented to...

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DPW Resumes North End Street Sweeping

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD)  announced that efforts are underway to clean the streets following this winter’s snow and ice, overnight posted street sweeping has resumed and posted residential street sweeping will resume in the North End March 1. Snow and ice no longer pose an issue for street cleaning on these routes...

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ZipCar Discusses Pilot Program at NEWNC Meeting

By Matt Conti At this month’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), General Manager of ZipCar Boston, Jeremy Pomp, discussed the company’s involvement in the City of Boston’s 3-month old pilot “Drive Boston” car share program recently implemented in the North End. ZipCar is using two on-street spots on Cross...

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Mayor Launches ‘Neat Streets’ to Target Cigarette Butts

Mayor Martin J. Walsh launched ‘Neat Streets,’ an interactive public space installation, which aims to deter littering behaviors among residents and visitors who smoke cigarettes. “Boston is a beautiful city, but to keep it that way we must all do our part to keep our streets clean,” said Mayor Walsh in a press release....

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Teenagers March for More Funding for State/Non-Profit Jobs

Several hundred students took advantage of February school vacation to march through Boston streets calling for more state funding for youth employment. The group stopped traffic on their way to the State House to lobby legislators and the governor to increase funding for Youth Works, a state program that pays to place low-income teenagers...

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