Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Rising water levels threat to city’s Municipal Harbor Plan A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend out as far...

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Enforcement Key to Reduce the City’s Speed Limit

Enforcement key to reduce the city’s speed limit Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a...

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Neighborhood Endeavor Saves North End Nursing Home

Neighborhood power, combined with the backing of elected officials, has potentially saved the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street, that was founded 34 years ago. Spearheaded by Elaine Wilson and numerous other residents strived to have a nursing home in their neighborhood and made it happen. Once it was known the Spalding Rehabilitation...

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Obituaries 01-24-2017

Benjamin “Cyc” Ferrantino, Jr. Of the North End, formerly of East Boston Benjamin L. “Cyc’ Ferrantino, Jr of the North End of Boston, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on January 13. The dear brother of Philip F. Ferrantinoand his wife, Marie of the North End, he was the cherished uncle of TraceyDiFronzoand her husband,...

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Top Moments on the Greenway

Top Moments on the Greenway

What a terrific year it was on The Greenway. Numerous records were set this year with over 400 free events and the highest number of Carousel riders ever. On top of that, there were dozens of amazing moments from the year that have been whittled down into a Top 20 Moments.

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Running for A Cause:North End Woman to Run Boston Marathon for Saint Jude Hospital

Running for A Cause:North End Woman to Run Boston Marathon for Saint Jude Hospital

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Heather MacLeod is training hard to run in her first Boston Marathon to raise funds for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital which she said, “does great things for children and their families.” Saint Jude combats childhood cancer, with families never receiving a bill for treatment or accommodations. They...

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North End Nursing Home Sold, Residents Have Option to Remain

By Phil Orlandella There is a feeling of relief for families who have loved ones residing in the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street since the sale of the facility to Tryco Partners LLC.  Residents now have an option either to remain or be relocated to another facility. Tryko subsidiary Health Services will...

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Cause of Hull Street Fire Undetermined

By Phil Orlandella While there are several rumors circulating throughout the neighborhood relating to the Christmas morning five-alarm fire at 52 Hull Street in the North End, nothing official has been released as of this writing. The blaze engulfed a four-story building located across from Copps Hill Cemetery on the Freedom Trail. Several residents...

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12th Annual North End City Feast Benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund

By Phil Orlandella Six North End eateries will participate in the 12th annual City Feast that will benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. Founded in 2005 by Carla Agrippino Gomez, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia restaurants has raised nearly $300,000 for the High Hopes Fund over the years. CityFeast offers a...

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Greenway’s Top Moments of 2016!

2016 was another banner year on The Greenway, as we hosted over 400 free events, and attracted numerous artists and designers to create thoughtful installations throughout the park. All of this is done through the work of the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. As the year winds down, we asked Conservancy staff to offer their picks...

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NEAD Sunday Night Bingo Fundraiser

A 20-game benefit Bingo will be held by North End Against Drugs (NEAD) for adults only  in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Sunday, January 29 from 1-5 PM. The event will include a coverall finale, free coffee, desserts for players, a free door prize and raffles. NEAD is a non-profit...

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MassDOT Encourages Drivers to Give Snow Plows Extra Space

So far, this season, there has been an increase in the number of snowplows and spreaders being struck by vehicles during snow removal, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). “This can be a dangerous situation that threatens the safety of motorist as well as our MassDOT crews and contractors who are working...

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Boston’s Use of Dry Ice for Rodent Control is Placed on Temporary Ban

By Beth Treffeisen A successful new program of using carbon dioxide in the form of dry ice for rodent control was recently put on hold after it came to the attention of the State’s Department of Agricultural Resources that it was unclear as to whether or not dry ice needed to be registered as...

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From Our Readers

Non building security has near fatal consequences Dear Editor, The appalling lack of security measures coupled with an almost toxic apathy on the part of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the Manager at the Ausonia Apartments on Fulton Street in Boston’s North End have finally resulted in  a resident of said building coming...

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Helping Boston’s Homeowners

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Blocking handicap spaces has started again Several North End residents continue to place chairs and/or orange cones in handicap designed parking spaces preventing other handicapped drivers from using the spot. These are not private parking spots and anyone with the proper handicap identification plates or placards can utilize the space. Hopefully...

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Our Opinions

The streets will be alive with the smell of pot smoke Marijuana is now recognized as a legal substance for adults 21 years of age and over, rules and standards have been enacted within the new law that will be enforced. However, the law prescribes penalties but doesn’t explain how the law will be...

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Obituaries 01-10-2017

Luigi Areniello Member of Local 1552 Meat Cutters Union Luigi Areniello of Boston’s North End died on January 2 surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Local 1552 Meat Cutters Union. Born in Lapio, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Anna (Ferrante) Areniello; devoted father of Claudia Areniello of Lynn,...

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Christmas Morning Fire

Christmas Morning Fire

A Christmas morning fire caused heavy damage to a four-story building at 52 Hull St. Firefighters first arrived on the scene at 4:15 a.m. and immediatedly called for backup to battle the five-alarm blaze. No one was injuried as all tenants had left for the holiday. The fire also resulted in 17 people being...

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Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

By Conor Finley The holiday event season continues throughout the North End Steriti Rink was the sight for the 8th annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive, sponsored and organized by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee. Loads of toys, winter clothes, and money were collected while holiday classics played during the free skating...

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Police Arrest Leominster Man Connected with NE Stabbing

By Phil Orlandella Police have arrested Anthony Spinelli, 44, of Leominster in connection with the alleged stabbing of Bobby Pirelli (late 50s), a resident of Ausonia Council Apartments on Fulton Street, North End at 1:30 PM last Tuesday, December 20. Pirelli was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but according to Boston...

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Local Opposition Mounting for Municipal Harbor Plan

By Phil Orlandella A draft proposal by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a Municipal Harbor Plan has generated a lot of opposition from North End/Waterfront residents. Some residents have submitted written comments to the BRA expressing concern related to the scope of the major project that includes height, shadows, traffic and possible environmental...

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Officials Remind Residents of New Marijuana Regulations

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has recognized marijuana as a legal substance for adults 21 and over, and the City of Boston reminded residents of the rules and standards that have been enacted with the new law: Possession of Marijuana Adults may carry up to one ounce of marijuana in public. Five grams of that...

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