City Takes First Steps to Raise Age on All Tobacco Purchases to 21

December 10, 2015
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First steps were taken at a public hearing to raise the age to purchase all tobacco and nicotine products, including e- cigarettes in the City of Boston to 21. Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined public health officials, advocates and local youth in support of making changes to the City’s tobacco regulations. “It is our...

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Senator Petruccelli to Resign in January

By John Lynds Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee...

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Report Highlights Public Health Successes in Boston

Big Cities Health Coalition released the 6th edition of the Big Cities Health Inventory, a report that provides a snapshot of health outcomes across 26 major cities. This year, the Inventory recognized Boston for its remarkable strides in improving public health outcomes for city residents. In addition to notable decreases in Boston’s diabetes mortality...

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R.U.F.F. December Newsletter

Its the holiday season! Despite the busy schedules and falling temperatures,RUFF wishes all its members a fun and safe holiday season! Please keep sharing our email INFO@RUFFBoston.org and spreading the word about the new dog park. RUFF needs your help trying to get automatic locks installed on the gates of the new dog park....

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Skaters Rejoice at Opening of Lynch Family Skatepark

By Matt Conti Boston and Cambridge finally have a public skatepark. After 15 years of planning and construction, the Lynch Family Skatepark opened on Saturday, November 14th with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The unique location of the long-awaited $3 million Charles River skatepark is next to the North Point Park under ramps for the Zakim...

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Downtown View:My people

It’s when I ride the crowded subway that I feel most Bostonian. “These are my people,” I think. Not that they are much like me. They are younger than I am for the most part. Sometimes one will get up from his seat and motion to me that I should take it. I know...

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GBCVB Has Helped Bolster the Economy for Many Years

One of the primary, if not the primary, private sector marketing and visitor service organizations charged with the development of attracting meetings, conventions and tourism related business to bolster the economy is the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB). Many times, the general public is not unaware of the role of GBCVB’s success...

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Mayor Puts Indy Car Race Plans Forward with No Public Input

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s private dreams could be a nightmare for others. Hosting several Boston Grand Prix events during Labor Day weekend has already raised many questions and it appears that many area residents are not pleased that the city never held community or public meetings before allegedly signing a five-year agreement with Boston...

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Basketball for Beginners Begins

By Carl Ameno The second of three phases of the Nazzaro Center-NEAA basketball program began its season on Saturday, November 14.  The Instructional League, for novice and beginner boys and girls roughly 4-7 years old, held its first of 15 sessions. Joining the JV and Varsity programs, tailored for older players, the Instructional is the first rung on the ladder of...

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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Picturesque

Picturesque

Believe it or not, this is a picture, not a painting!   Instagram user @bretclancy captured this colorful #GreenwayHort shot of The Greenway Wharf District Parks.

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Pam Donahue Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

Pam Donahue Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

Action for Boston Community Development rolled out the hero’s festivities with a gala celebration of 18 outstanding neighborhood volunteers who selflessly give back to their communities. Pam Donahue, a volunteer at the North End/West End NSC, was one of them. Whether she’s preparing a boiled d inner for St. Patrick’s Day or sharing a...

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NEAA North End Christmas Parade Dec 13

November 26, 2015
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As they have done for 45 straight years, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold its very popular North End Christmas Parade starting at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street with the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at 1pm on Sunday, December 13. Santa’s arrival will be followed by a parade through North...

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NEWRA Supports Salem Street Beer and Wine License/Defers Rooftop Request

November 26, 2015
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North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at its November monthly meeting deferred a request for an expanded roof deck and supported a beer and wine license for an existing Salem Street business. A request by Alison Bonney to remove the proviso on a permit on the existing roof deck at 536 Commercial Street not to...

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Three Agenda Items Supported by NEWNC

November 26, 2015
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Three agenda items were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at its November monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Theo’s Cozy Corner, 162 Salem Street (owner Jovenil Batista Cristo) receive support to pursue a Common Victualler seven-day Malt and Wine License to be served in the first floor restaurant that...

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Enchanted Trolley Tour/Tree Lighting

This year’s 20th Anniversary Mayor’s Trolley Tour and Enchanted Tree Lighting in the North End is sponsored by Bank of America and will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 2:30pm in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado). “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity,...

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Boston Common Tree Lighting Celebration

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, will host Boston’s 74th Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, December 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  “For 74 years, the Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony has been a symbol of the start of the holiday season...

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Downtown View:Giving Thanks

You will probably be sitting around a table soon telling friends and family what you are thankful for. We think about the big things—those friends and family members, the good food, good health, a satisfying job. We can easily forget other enjoyments, amenities and endeavors that enrich our lives. I’m here to remind you...

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Stolen or Missing Drugs Numbers Increasing

Outlined in a new State Department of Public Health report, opioid pills and other prescription pills have been missing or stolen from hospitals and clinics across the state at a 15 percent increase over all of last year. The jump in the report could be a trend as attics continue to seek these pills,...

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Banning Replica Handguns in Public Places a Positive Move

An ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the City of Boston, aimed at increasing public safety, has been signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with support from the Boston City Council. The measure will make residents aware of the danger of replicas and hopefully will increase the dialogue about the consequences...

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N.E.A.A. Donates Hockey Equipment to Players in North End Youth Hockey Program

The North End Athletic Association recently donated hockey gloves, shin pads and elbow pads to several young players in the North End Youth Hockey Program.  The NEAA received the equipment from a grant written to Good Sports earlier this year.  Thanks to help from Representative Aaron Michlewitz, the NEAA received over $14,000 worth of...

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Obituaries 11-24-2015

Michael DeMarco Member of Club 24 of Malden Michael G. DeMarco, a 20-year resident of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 14 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 78 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he lived there for most...

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A Day of Music

A Day of Music

Violin student from last year’s NEMPAC recital.

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A Colorful Change

A Colorful Change

It’s finally fall foliage season on The Greenway and this week the park was named one of the 7 best places in/around Boston to check out the changing leaves! Thanks to Michael Pistininzi from our #GreenwayHort staff for this lovely picture.

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