Letter to the Editor

DISAGREES WITH LETTER ON SHORT TERM RENTALS Dear Editor: I found the letter from the woman at “Stop Child Predators” regarding Short Term rentals in Boston to be inaccurate and a bit histrionic, not to minimize the importance of child safety but I’m getting tired of people blaming short term rental hosts for every...

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The Kids are Alright

The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Opinion

March 30, 2018
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Shake the Tree helps RUFF A private shopping event was held (3/19/18) by Shake the Tree, 67 Salem Street, to benefit RUFF, was a nice community gesture. The special event featured shopping with 20% off the profits going to RUFF. Food, drinks and a raffle were also provided at the special events. The community...

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Celebrate Year of the Dog with New Greenway Art

Celebrate Year of the Dog with New Greenway Art

The  2018 Greenway Gala  will be held on  Thursday, June 7th  at  6pm  on The Greenway. This year’s evening under the stars celebrates Boston’s premier public park and recognizes Gala Honoree, Peter Lynch of The Lynch Foundation, with Event Co-Chairs Mike Carragher of VHB and Jay Hooley of State Street. Tickets go on sale ...

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Dine Out Boston:22 North End/Waterfront Eateries are Participating

March 16, 2018
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Twenty-two North End/Waterfront restaurants are participating in 2018 Dine Out Boston which takes place March 18-23 and March 25-30. The event is presented by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and sponsored by American Express. Celebrating its 17th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy the region’s exquisite culinary offerings and...

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Ward 3 Democrats Elect Delegates

Local Democrats in Ward 3 held their annual caucus on Saturday, February 24, at the Nazzaro Center and elected 22 delegates and five alternates for the State Democratic Convention in June. Delegates at the convention will hear from and have an opportunity to vote for Democratic candidates running for Statewide office. The convention will...

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North End Residents to Run Boston Marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Cancer Team

North End residents Kristen Cina and Shavonne Malara will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16, in support of MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Cancer Team. They will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2-mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. The funds Kristen and Shavonne raise will...

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Nazzaro Community Center College Scholarship Now Available

The Nazzaro center is pleased to announce its second Annual College Scholarship Program, through which we will be awarding   college scholarships to deserving youth who have made an impact on the North End/Waterfront community. Timeline Applications are due back to the Nazzaro center on Monday April 2 by 5:00 p.m. Applications Applications can be...

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NEAA Dodgers Ready to Play Baseball

With the first day of spring right around the corner the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Dodgers are gearing up for another great summer of baseball. This season the Dodgers will put two travelling All-Star teams on the field. The first team will be made up of players age 15 and under. This team...

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NEAA 4-Year-Old Baseball Program

The North End Athletic Association’s (NEAA) Instructional league for 4-year-olds (age as of 4/30/18) is a fun program for both boys and girls.  The program takes place on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The league will be headed up by coach Ed Reynolds and he will be helped by...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

March has come roaring in! Hoping all of you have stayed safe during the storms and are looking forward to Spring. For folks that may not know about Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF), we ask that you please share the RUFF group information: INFO@RUFFBoston.org, on Instagram (ruffnorthend) and Facebook (RUFF North End Dog Group)....

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North End Library Friends Host Attorney General’s Office Staff

“We are happy to partner and to serve” is the motto of the Massachusetts’s Attorney General’s Community Engagement Division. Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”) gave an informative presentation at the North End Branch Library during a Community Action Hour. Community Action Hours are teaching sessions conducted by the Attorney General’s Office to...

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In Brief

March 16, 2018
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$15 Million in New Affordable Housing Announced The Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT) Fund have awarded more than $15 million in funds to fund 354 units of affordable housing in Boston.             “Preserving Boston’s affordability is key to ensuring everyone who wants to live here can’t afford to...

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NEAA Introduces Girls Softball Program

March 16, 2018
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New North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Softball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti, has announced the organization is currently offering girls an opportunity to participate in a Softball Program starting in April. “The girls (7-12) will train under the tutelage of softball guru Chuck Bilikas and learn the game from the basics upward,” Martignetti said. Practices will...

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Martignetti Named Lou Thompson Baseball President

North End resident and North End Athletic Association (NEAA) long time Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti has been unanimously voted President of the Lou Thompson statewide All-Star (LTA) Baseball program. Martignetti has been Commissioner of the Lou Thompson Senior Division for the past six-years. He replaces LTA President Joseph Rushing who stepped down after 12...

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Community News

Haymarket Hotel Parcel 9 Public Meeting A public meeting will be held on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at Boston City Hall, 9th floor, in the Boston Planning and Development Agency Board Room relating to the Haymarket Hotel Parcel 9 development. The development team has filed a Second Notice of Project Change (NPC)....

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You Better Not Cross a Boston Woman… Or Else

Growing up in Boston, I was surrounded by women of courage, strength, fists they weren’t afraid to use, and many times a lot of dirty words shouted out over coffee or cigarettes. These were the women of Boston proper, and they weren’t really to be messed with. I have aunts to this day I...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?  Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us in...

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Opinion

March 16, 2018
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Little League sponsors come through, again Once again, the usual sponsors, have come through for the 2018 North End Athletic Association NEAA Major League (Little League) program. It’s always nice to know that these community minded organizations and businesses can be counted on to sponsor teams each year. Sponsors are: Regional Review, Saint Anthony’s...

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NEMPAC Delivers Sold “Amore” Performance at Lucia Ristorante

March 1, 2018
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NEMPAC Delivers Sold “Amore”  Performance at Lucia Ristorante

A sold-out evening of opera and music theatre songs about “Amore” was presented by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) on Saturday, February 11 at Lucia’s Ristorante in the North End. “Besides the terrific performances, guests enjoy a delicious three-course meal, including beautifully crafted hearts-shaped homemade raviolis, paired with stunning vocals...

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Boston Seniority Magazine Celebrates 40th Anniversary

March 1, 2018
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Boston Seniority Magazine Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Boston Seniority magazine, a free city publication, has celebrated its 40th anniversary of informing and engaging older adults in Boston. Published 10 times a year, since 1977, the magazine has a circulation of 15,000 copies and it is distributed to more than 300 sites across the city, including libraries, elderly housing complexes and grocery...

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Police Investigating North End Robberies

March 1, 2018
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February crime statistics from District A1 started off on a bad note as two robberies of local businesses occurred. One was an armed robbery and assault at a Cooper Street variety store. According to the victim, an unknown male suspect entered the store, went to the cash register, pointed a silver handgun at him,...

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In Brief

March 1, 2018
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City Campaign… 20,000 Good Jobs By the year 2022, BostonHires, a City-led effort to promote quality jobs for Boston residents under the direction of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD), aims to place 20,000 unemployed or under employed residents in good jobs-defined as jobs paying at least the living wage, with half of...

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