NEWRA Votes on Bylaw Amendments

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella At its September, North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting, the non-profit neighborhood organization voted to amend five bylaws that where discussed at the recent membership meetings. The following amendments included: Correction throughout the document of Sergeant “of” Arms to Sergeant “at” Arms. Correction to any mention of notices being “mailed”...

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Ensemble Lifestyle Boutique Moves to Baldwin Place

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella After doing business in the North End at 62 Salem Street, Ensemble Lifestyle Boutique has relocated to Baldwin Place. Ensemble decided to make the move to obtain a much larger space to feature a bigger showcase for the popular neighborhood business. “It’s an incredible location with a friendly neighborhood feel,” said...

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City Adding 70 New Bike Share Stations

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella More than 70 new bikes share stations will be placed in neighborhoods throughout the city, according to Maria Lanza, Liaison for the Boston Neighborhood Services Department. “Help is needed from residents and the business community to find locations for the new stations,” she noted. North End/Waterfront residents will have the opportunity...

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NEMPAC Concert at Vida Gallery

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will present a concert, Boston Composers: Then and Now, at the private Gallery, Bijou de la Vida, 190 Commercial Street. Concert Director is Christina Wright-Ivanova. Featured performers will be Rachele Schmiege, soprano; Shadwa Mussad, violin; Sherri Snow, soprano and Christina Wright-Ivanovo, pianist. The...

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Street Paving in North End/West End

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Street paving operations in the North End (9/21 & 9/22) will take place on Causeway Street, Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue according to Neighborhood Services Liaison Maria Lanza. “Plan your travel into and out of the work areas accordingly,” she said. “The length of disruption will be minimized with the cooperation...

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New Citizens Welcome Reception

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella American Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway will hold a Welcome Reception for new citizens, their families and friends, immediately following the naturalization ceremony at Faneuil Hall on Saturday, September 21 at 2:30 PM. The welcome reception contributes decisively to the park’s intent to celebrate the immigrant experience and...

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Lydia Edwards Releases Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform today outlining her plan to mitigate over development, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston.  “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,”...

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Frankie’s Friends Set to Remember Frankie Stillman

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown, helped...

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Donations Can Be Sent to Jim Vesey,11 Ellwood St,Charlestown, Ma 02129 Checks Should be Made Out to CYHA. Questions about the Event Can Be Directed to Gautreau at (978) 604-9632.ing Cycle

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Boston Cultural Council (BCC) is accepting applications for the 2018 organizations grant funding cycle. More than $400,000 in funding will be awarded to organizations and projects in Boston that enhance the quality of life, the economy, and the design of the City of Boston that addresses the goals of the Boston...

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Cultural Council Accepting Applications for 2018 Grant Fund

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown, helped...

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North Washington St Bridge Will Go Out to Bid this Month

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The $150 million, five-year re-construction of the North Washington Street Bridge is taking its first step off of the planning boards and onto the construction phase this month as the state Department of Transportation and the City prepares to put the project out to bid. The long-anticipated project has been in...

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More Local Organizations Back Stephen Passacantilli for District 1 City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Earlier this summer, Passacanillti was endorsed by other...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 22, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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Opinion

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Feast should go on forever North End religious feasts have completed the season of celebrating their patron saints on the streets of the community. In some cases, these societies have conducted these festivals for over 100 years with family, friends, neighbors and the City of Boston. Thousands of out-of-towners venture into...

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North End Pride Day Was a Great Neighborhood Event

September 22, 2017
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There is absolutely no question the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) annual North End Pride Day is one of the best and popular activities held in the neighborhood at Langone Field, each year. Once again, the community’s non-profit organization went all out to provide a terrific event for everyone to enjoy. There was something...

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Discarded Hypodermic Needles are Still a Major Problem

September 22, 2017
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City’s statistics clearly indicate that in the course of the year, the Mobile Sharps Team has collected 20,000 discarded hypodermic needles from parks, alleys, playgrounds and libraries in every neighborhood. While the city’s team is doing the best they can under the circumstances, it’s clear that more of an effort and funding is needed...

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5th Annual Illuminate the Harbor

5th Annual Illuminate the Harbor

The fifth annual Illuminate the Harbor took place on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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Third Annual Carnival of Dogs

Third Annual Carnival of Dogs

The Carnival of Dogs presented by TD Bank returns to The Greenway on Saturday, September 9th from 10a-2p in the North End Park. This celebration welcomes dogs and their humans to The Greenway for a day of activities, vendors, and treats! TD Bank will be on hand with games and prizes, the Boston Veterinary...

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Prince Street Resident Receives Good Neighbor Award

Prince Street Resident Receives Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Prince Street resident Sue Benveniste has been presented the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) “Good Neighbor Award” for cleaning the area in front of her home on a regular basis. “She was raised in California, in an Italian household and remembers that in order to go out to play she had...

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Democrats Challenge the New MBTA GM/CEO Qualifications

By Phil Orlandella Shortly after Governor Charlie Baker made the selection of Luis Ramirez to serve as the MBTA General Manager and CEO, the Massachusetts Democratic Party jumped all over the appointment questioning his qualifications and ability to turn around the struggling public system. Democrats are weary of Ramirez, because of his former employer...

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Rash of Arrests Will be Discussed At North End Public Safety Meeting

By Phil Orlandella District A1 Commanding Officer Captain William Fong had the foresight to increase police presence during the four days of the Fisherman’s Feast in the North End which became hectic with numerous arrests being made within the neighborhood. Most arrests involve public drinking and public nuisance situations by young and older teenagers...

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College Students Return to North End

By Phil Orlandella Labor Day weekend was a busy time in the North End as hundreds of college students moved in for the school season. The city had several Public Works vehicles and employees patrolling the neighborhood to pick up discarded items left on sidewalks or in the street.             Boston Police also had...

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North End Library Programs

Bead-Dazzled! Beginner Beading for Adults –@ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn to create a beautiful beaded bracelet that you can wear or gift! Please call the library at 617-227-8135 to reserve a spot. Friday Film & Discussion: Boston — Fridays at 1:00 p.m. Friday Sept. 15       1 pm   Mystery Street / 1950, 1 hr...

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Three North Enders Named to SPARK Boston Council

Three North End residents have been selected by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council made up of a 38-member group that will spend the next 12-months working to continue to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government. Selected were: Rourke Harrington, Maggie...

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