Quest to Save North End Trees Underway

June 4, 2015
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Quest to Save North End Trees Underway

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari has asked the membership to take some sort of action and discuss possible measures they could undertake with the city to try and safeguard the neighborhood trees from being cut down by contractors, which he personally witnessed. Cavallari has been working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority...

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Home Invasion Suspect Arrested after Shooting Himself in the Foot

A violent home invasion and armed robbery occurred on Endicott Street in Boston’s North End May 23 around midnight. There were four men – one with a sawed-off shotgun and two with knives – according to police reports from a female victim who was staying with her boyfriend at the apartment. She reported that...

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Drug Addiction/Recovery Report Issued

A collaboration between the City of Boston and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation was formed last year to produce a study on the capacity of addiction and recovery services with demonstrated best practices. Last week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Foundation released a report on the current status relating to the...

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Obituaries 06-02-2015

Robert Louis Caprio Successful Florida restaurant and night club business owner;  formerly of Revere Robert Louis Caprio of Coral Springs, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away suddenly in the Dominican Republic on January 1. He was 55 years old. Robert was a 1977 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. He attended Central...

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Some Sort of “T” Reform Must Occur

Some sort of a major reform to the Massachusetts Public Transportation Authority relating to the outrageous way the system works and it’s overwhelming cost to do so is needed. Governor Charlie Baker has proposed some action to possibly help out this nasty issue that without question needs to be fixed, sooner than later. However,...

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Crackdown on Pill Epidemic is Gaining Support

Each day, more and more professional and elected officials are joining the charge against curbing opiate addiction in the State, which has been labeled a nationwide pill epidemic. Supporters are calling for more stringent prescription deadlines and educational tools for physicians who have come to the table to stop this type of dangerous situation...

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Downtown View:Embracing the Greenway

It has been six years since the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s first spring. It has been even longer since the Greenway was established, since the non-profits that hoped to cover the ramps abandoned their plans, and since frustrated horticultural volunteers fled the park leaders as too annoying to deal with. Things are looking up though....

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Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Children’s Theatre Troupe performed Peter Pan Jr. at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street.

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Dry Dock

Dry Dock

USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution’s first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

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Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

The Greenway Conservancy currently has a talented group of Arts Ambassadors (volunteers) suited in unmistakable orange t-shirts who will be present through the summer to answer questions and provide opportunities for engagement with the new Echeinan sculpture located in the park.

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Bostonians Used Same Amount of Water in 2014 as in 1900

The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at the City and state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Boston used the same amount of water in 2014 as it did in 1900. In news regarding water conservation, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) and the MWRA revealed...

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Hennessey Wins NEWNC Election Tiebreaker

May 28, 2015
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Several recounts were conducted by members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to determine an apparent tie for the Council’s sixth and final seat on the community volunteer group. Each time, both Sean Hennessey and Luigi Natale came out the same with each candidate still even at 135 votes each. However, several of...

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NEWNC Committee Concentrating on Prado Repairs

May 28, 2015
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Residents that would like to participate in the preservation of local parks and open spaces should join or be a part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee which is actively working with the City of Boston and other agencies to clean up and make repairs to North End...

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NEWNC/Boston Police Public Safety Meeting

May 28, 2015
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The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting offers local residents the opportunity to discuss crime related issues directly with District A-1 Boston Police. Police will also present Part One...

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Thank You Boston EMS

In honor of National EMS Week, May 17 – 23, I would like to recognize the men and women of Boston Emergency Medical Service—public safety professionals who have a truly remarkable lifesaving impact. National EMS Week brings together communities and medical personnel to highlight safety and honor the dedication of those who provide vital day-to-day...

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Downtown View:Recycle City

We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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NEWNC Deserve Support and Respect

All the votes have been counted and six North End residents have been reelected or elected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) an advisory board that works with City Hall and local elected officials. The 12-member body is charged with the responsibility of protecting the neighborhood from over development,...

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Maria Lanza a Solid Community Person

In her second candidacy, Maria Lanza topped the ticket in the yearly North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election picking up over fifty percent of the votes cast by residents. Lanza was the youngest person elected to serve on the Council in 2013 missing the top spot by just seven votes. Born and raised...

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Obituaries 05-26-2015

Giuseppe Fruciano Retired mason Giuseppe Fruciano of Revere died on May 19 at the Anne Mark Nusing Home. He was 90 years old. Giuseppe immigrated to the United States from Augusta, Italy and settled in Boston’s North End before moving to Revere. He worked many years as a mason. The beloved husband of 65...

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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

May 21, 2015
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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

Nine candidates, including one write-in, were vying for six seats (two-year terms) on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in last Saturday’s 2015 community elections held in the Nazzaro Community Center from 10am to 2pm. The candidates drew 381 residents to the poll site where once it was closed, the ballots were counted publicly....

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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

May 21, 2015
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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

There were no voting items on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center but many members still attended. Zoning, Licensing and Construction Chair Victor Brogna presented a lengthy report on requests before the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal. He noted that NEWRA’s Executive Committee...

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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

May 21, 2015
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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

Two agenda items were voted on at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Nick Leo, who purchased 414 Commercial Street, was seeking to gain zoning relief to change commercial space (North End Chiropractic) to residential use. Currently the building contains eight residential units. The space...

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Support North End Small Businesses

No one needs to be reminded of the nasty 2015 winter season that created massive problems and budget strains across the state including small businesses. While North End businesses have since weathered the winter season, it is taking a toll on the usual economic status, especially on the weekends when the community is very...

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National Fingerprint Background Checks a Must

A plan adopted as an amendment to the House’s budget proposal would require prospective foster parents to pass a national fingerprint background check before being allowed to take in at- risk kids should be passed when both branches meet to hash out any differences including those on specific amendments. The amendment would be a...

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