Lighting of Iconic Blue Trellis Kicks off Holiday Season

By Matt Conti The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) kicked off the holiday season with their traditional annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21st. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and 14 trees...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Some agencies looking to purchase nursing home There appears to be some positive things going on with the status of the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street since the community and local elected officials expressed their anger when the operator Partners revealed their intention to sell the building and move...

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Moving Forward

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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High School Starting Hour-Change Not As Easy As ABCD

Boston High School students could be facing possible later starting times as early as 2018 based on a public hearing held by the Boston City Council to examine the pros and cons that a change could present. Parental support is paramount before this change could be established in the school system. Transportation to and...

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Save Our North End Waterfront Group Awaits DEP Policy Change Ruling

The comment period relating to finalizing a temporary policy change in Boston Harbor by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has gone by the boards. If DEP makes the policy official, it would have a direct impact on a proposal by Phillip DeNormandie’s plans to build a luxury hotel at Lewis Wharf on the...

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Obituaries 11-29-2016

Pasquale Pennacchio Of the North End Pasquale Pennacchio of Boston’s North End passed away on November 16. Pasquale served his country admirably as a US Army veteran of World War II. He was the dear brother of Frank, Anthony and Ralph Pennacchio, Angelina Brennan, Camille Klein, Marie Ferrantino and the late Joseph, Vito and Florence;...

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Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

Ruby Abbot, 7, marched in front of the Northeast Italian Band during the Veterans Day Parade this past Friday. The parade, from Boston Common to City Hall, featured veterans, musicians and elected officials all coming together to support American veterans.

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Playing in the Park

Playing in the Park

A local toddler participated in the Funfilled Greenway Conservancy’s GreenPlay and Build Activities held at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Park.

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NEWRA Supports DEP Waterfront Policy Change

NEWRA Supports DEP Waterfront Policy Change

By Phil Orlandella Newly elected North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Mary McGee presided over her first of many community public meetings. The non-profit organization will conduct meetings at the Nazzaro Center the second Thursday of each month. She praised NEWRA for the outstanding job they have done over the years and noted how...

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BWSC Begins Phase II Project in the North End

By Phil Orlandella Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed Phase I of its October 2016 work schedule between Richmond Street and North Square without any apparent problems. Phase II of the project will continue in November on North Square and North Street with the removal of cobbles within the limits of the...

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North Station Transportation Action Plan Meeting Scheduled

By Phil Orlandella A North Station Area Mobile Action Plan public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department, in conjunction with other cities and towns. A public meeting was held on September 2 to share...

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News in Briefs

By Phil Orlandella City launches Housing Innovation Competition for compact living units  Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the City’s first Housing Innovation Competition.  The Housing Innovation Competition is intended to determine if innovatively designed compact units combined with reduced development costs will result in financially feasible developments with a mix of affordable...

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West End Library Children’s Programs

A variety of new and ongoing programs have been scheduled at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. For details call 617-523-3957. New Program starting November 14th! Spanish/English Language Exchange/Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español – Mondays 3-5 p.m. English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this informal...

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BWSC Launches FOG Campaign

A Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Campaign, sponsored by Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) seeks to raise awareness of Boston residents for the importance of keeping cooking fats out of household drains that lead directly to the water system, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Commission has already given how well over 3,000 can...

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Saint Agrippina Society North End Christmas Program

By Phil Orlandella For the 22nd year, the Saint Agrippina DiMineo Benefit Society will hold a Christmas program for North End children only. The holiday event will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 12-2 PM at the Society’s Chapel, 459 Hanover Street, with Santa Claus making an appearance with gifts for girls and...

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Question 5 Passes in Boston

By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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Columbus Park Trellis Lighting Ceremony

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and...

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NEMPAC and Improv Asylum Collaborate on New Youth Program

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announced a brand new partnership with the Improv Asylum. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Youth Improv Class in during the upcoming winter session for children ages 7-10 that will be led by staff from both organizations. Kelly Dooley from Improv Asylum will...

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Legalization of Marijuana Tips the Scale

By Phil Orlandella Massachusetts voters have sent a clear message to Beacon Hill regarding the four questions on the 2016 election ballot. The simple yes or no response to the questions drew a lot of attention, generated plenty of advertisements and debates. Question One that would have expanded slot machine gambling with no table...

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Nazzaro Center,PAAE Hold 10th Annual Arts Contest

The Nazzaro Center and Public Action for Arts & Education recently completed its 10th Annual Arts Contest.  The program involved more than 40 boys and girls ages 6-14. The Arts Projects over the course of six months, culminated with an awards ceremony at the Center.  Prizes were given for age group categories as well...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   NEWRA trashes term by-law change A moved to change the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) term limits for officers from two to four years was defeated by the non-profit community organization, and it should have been denied. Since its inception, NEWRA has always insisted that terms for officers remained at...

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A Message for Boston Principals: Thank You

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Behind every strong school is strong leadership. I know Boston Public Schools are strong. We are a community, and together, we are working hard to continue guiding our schools and our children towards academic success. With the help and coordination of administrators, teachers, students and the greater community, we’ve...

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Raising Parking Fines During Garden Events Will Open Up Residential Spaces

Raising parking fines in the North End during TD Garden events will deter event goers from taking up valuable residential spots in the North End. Receiving a $40 ticket for taking up a residential space is probably less money than utilizing a paid-parking lot and it is convenient as well. Making sure these spaces...

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