Working Together Will Only Benefit the Community

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) members have elected Ford Cavallari as the neighborhood organization’s new President. One of Cavallari’s first orders of business was a commitment to work closely with the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on issues and requests that are directly related to the future of the community. Many times, over the...

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Baker Already Wrongly Opposing Legislation

Governor elect Charlie Baker has not even been sworn in to office and he’s already opposing issues on Beacon Hill. His chair isn’t even warm and he’s attempting to railroad legislation that would give House staffers a six-percent pay raise. These employees are probably the lowest paid personnel in the State House and deserves...

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Don’t do Stupid Stuff

Hillary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama’s cautionary guide to international relations. But I thought his motto was good advice for most matters. Not that I’ve always avoided doing stupid stuff, and you can probably think of a few times you’ve not followed that advice either. When individuals do stupid stuff, it’s usually a...

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Obituaries 12-09-2014

Vincent Anthony Paulo Of Revere, Formerly of the North End Vincent Anthony Paulo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on December 2. He was 84 years old. A self-employed produce worker, he was the beloved companion of 37 years to Patricia E. Donoghue of Revere; dear brother of Dominic Paulo...

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City Continues to Overhaul Licensing and Permitting

December 23, 2014
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Customer experience that is easy and reliable for citizens that use or will use the City of Boston’s Licensing and Permitting Systems is the next step in the overhaul of a system that issues 60 different types of permits, totaling approximately 86,000 permits annually, according to a press release issued on December 1. The...

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LaMattina Supports Alternative to Cabs

December 23, 2014
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District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina let his feelings be fully known at a recent Council meeting related to establishing regulations that will let popular ridesharing services such as Uber X and Lyft stay on Boston roads under rules like those that govern taxis. It appears that the Councilor has had too many...

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Opinion

December 23, 2014
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Don’t remove North Square chains The maritime designed chains in North Square are from the USS Constitution and were placed in North Square around the time of the 1976 Bicentennial and should remained in the public square. Boston Public Works (BPW) needs to reconsider removing the chains in their ongoing design process. Many residents...

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Elevator Inspection Needs Improvement

The up and down issues of inspecting the safety of elevators in the state has increased according to a report prepared by the State Auditor’s Office.                 A backlog of elevator inspections has increased since a 2010 audit, even though the Department of Public Safety has hired more inspectors, the report indicated.                 The...

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Commuter Rail on Time Record Needs Improvement

For the last four months commuter rails have been running late.                 Since a new French transit company took over the service, including its performance in October tying the lowest on-time rate in a single month since 2011.                 While Keolis Commuter Services has been handed $434 in fines, the on-time service has to...

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Mayor Appoints North End Resident to Cultural Council

December 4, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has appointed North End resident Ann Moritz to the 15-member Boston Cultural Council which includes representatives from every City Council District and Boston’s wide array of arts and culture disciplines.                 The Council consists of all volunteers that will help the city determine the best way to determine how allocated...

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NEMPAC Forming Band of Volunteers

December 4, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is recruiting a group of diverse and dedicated volunteers to join their team.                 “Our goal is to have regularly scheduled meetings to plan the logistics and participation in upcoming events,” Sherri Snow Executive Director said.                 “The core team will be the foundation of creating...

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North End Society to hold Christmas Program

December 4, 2014
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Saint Agrippina De Mineo Benefit Society, will hold its 20th annual Christmas Program for North End children only, on Sunday, December 14 from 12-2pm at their chapel, 459 Hanover Street. Santa will be there with gifts and to take photos with the children, 10 years old and under. Bring a camera.  Those that wish...

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Opinion

December 4, 2014
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NEMPAC forming Band of Volunteers                 A non-profit, community-based organization, North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is forming a “Band of Volunteers” program to assist with the many programs, events and activities they present each year.                 NEMPAC is also seeking volunteer ideas and areas of interest from the core team that...

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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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Negative Reaction to North Square Redesign Concept

Negative Reaction to North Square Redesign Concept

At a recent public meeting, North End residents and stakeholders harshly criticized a preliminary design for the reconstruction of North Square. Boston Public Works has budgeted $2 million to make site improvements for historic North Square. Centrally located in Boston’s North End, it is one of the country’s oldest public squares and the founding...

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Annual North End Holiday Shopping Stroll

In the early morning, Lisa Shah, Owner of LIT Boutique, briskly stepped through the door of Shake the Tree with a shiver of relief, thankful for the warmth coming from inside the boutique. Breezing by an array of colorfully patterned scarfs neatly hung on the wall; she opened a box of flyers for the...

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North End Needs a Permanent Dog Park

A temporary dog park to be located in the DiFilippo Playground (Gassy) has gained the support of abutters and the community groups setting the stage for a potential permanent dog park down the road. The three-month pilot program will start on May 1 and run through the end of July due to a long...

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School Pepper Spray Policy Dissipates

Having BPS Officers equipped with pepper spray was not a very good idea, and the Review commends the Boston City Council and School Committee for dissipating the idea hopefully once and for all. Handling the issue of discipline in the school system without providing pepper spray, or/and other kinds of spray, can be done...

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Extreme Books

You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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North End Christmas benefit Luncheon December 11

November 27, 2014
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This year’s North End Christmas Fund Luncheon will benefit needy North End families and senior citizens during the holiday season. Each year, this community event gets bigger and bigger resulting in more services to the community. The event attracts local residents and businessman as well as elected officials. Filippo’s Ristorante, Causeway Street will once...

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North End Christmas Parade December 14

November 27, 2014
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One of the best, if not the best, North End holiday activity is the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) annual North End Christmas Parade through the streets of the community. The event begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park, Commercial Street at 1pm where many local families and visitors...

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NEWNC Supports all Five Agenda Items

NEWNC Supports all Five Agenda Items

Five agenda items were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Amy Hand and Leslie Horn of RUFF presented plans for a three-month trial program for a three level dog park in Polcari Playground (Gassy) beginning this May, June and July from...

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Noted North End Artist Donates Image to Rosie’s Place Holiday Card

Noted North End Artist Donates Image to Rosie’s Place Holiday Card

Acclaimed New England artist and longtime North End resident Sam Vokey has donated his artwork to be featured on holiday cards from Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. Sales from the annual holiday card program help underwrite the vital programs and services Rosie’s Place provides for poor and homeless women...

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NEWRA Stands by its No Hanover Street Restaurant Vote

It was standing room only at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center. Newly elected President Ford Cavallari presided over his first NEWRA public meeting. He told members and others in attendance that NEWRA and NEWNC will be working together on neighborhood concerns and request. New technology...

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