ISD Approves Two North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella At the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) October 17 public meeting, the Board of Appeals approves two requests pertaining to the North End. The Board voted to support a request to erect a four-unit building with four parking spaces at 173 Endicott Street. In addition, ISD approved a request to renovate...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Small Cell Towers Public Hearing The Boston City Council has voted to set up a public hearing regarding the potential of installing small scale cell towers in the City’s neighborhoods. The hearing sponsor At Large City Council Mike Flaherty noted, he has been hearing many complaints from all of the City’s...

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Building a Future for All of Us

By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor a solid ally Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has been convincingly reelected to another four-year term as the main man at City Hall. As far as the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, the Mayor has produced in a totally positive manner in many shapes and forms over the years. He has been a...

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Minimum Wage Increase Will Benefit over a Million Workers

Legislation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2021 will benefit 1.1 million workers in the state, or 33 percent of the workforce. Currently the minimum wage is $11 per hour. Reportedly, 91 percent of workers who will be affected are 20-year-olds or older, 55 percent are women and 58 percent work...

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Boston Recognized for Climate Control Initiatives

A recent report issued by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Center of Earth, Energy, and Democracy (CEED) specifically highlights the significant progress being made in Boston under the leadership of Mayor Martin Walsh of the inclusion of equity goals and principle in the City’s climate action and preparedness plans. The report...

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Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade

The Madonna Della Cava Society hosted North End families at its 66th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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Back to Back North End Halloween Parties Today

By Phil Orlandella If residents can time it correctly, they can take in two exciting Halloween events in the North End back to back, tonight, Tuesday, October 31. The Recovery Outreach Community (ROC) Teen Saturday program will host its 12th annual Haunted Halloween Carnival, October 31 from  2 to 5 p.m. in the Nazzaro...

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Mayor Walsh Wooing Amazon to Locate New Headquarters in Boston

By Phil Orlandella One of the sites that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo are wooing Amazon to move their second corporate headquarters is to Suffolk Downs in East Boston and Revere, the same site that got shot down for a major casino. In partnership the two cities have formally...

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Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Project Riding Forward

By Phil Orlandella Members of the project team that have been assigned to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvement project held their second and last community meeting before the final bid for the development of the historic Freedom Trail leading to the Old North Church and the Copps Hill Burial Ground, a stone throw...

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Suffolk University Student Captures National Italian American Foundation Photography Award

Suffolk University student Nicole Cacchiotti’s eagle eye for expressions of love led to her being chosen the grand prize winner of the fifth annual National Italian American Foundation photography competition, themed “That’s Amore.” Her winning photo was selected from among more than 150 submitted by amateur and professional photographers from around the world. The...

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Greenway Conservancy Receives $1.4 Million Gift from the Lynch Foundation to Fund North End Gardens and Park Improvements

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy today announced a $1.4 million grant from The Lynch Foundation. In recognition of this support, a completely renovated garden space will honor Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The robustly planted boxwood garden, located adjacent to the North End, will offer four-season interest, and will...

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Boston Harbor Now/Arbella Insurance Host Free Military Cruise

By Phil Orlandella Boston Harbor Now, a non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park has once again coordinated their efforts to sponsor a Military Historic Harbor Cruise with the Arbella Insurance Foundation by sponsoring a cruise of the Harbor Islands for veterans and their families. The special cruise honors veterans...

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Wharf District Council Hosts “A Conversation with Mayor Marty Walsh”

The Wharf District Council hosted Mayor Marty Walsh at their annual meeting held at the New England Aquarium.         The Wharf District Council (WDC) is a 501(C)4 non-profit neighborhood organization, recognized by the Mayor’s Office and the City of Boston as representing the community on matters relating to planning, development, construction, programming...

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$4.5 Million Renovation Project Planned for NE Recreational Area along Commercial Street

By Phil Orlandella Boston Parks and Recreation Department held the first of several meetings last week at the Nazzaro Community Center to solicit suggestions for a $4.5 million renovation of several parks, a playground, bocce courts, basketball court, flooding, access to lighting, relocation, new grass, artificial grass, batting cage, electrical outlets and additional storage...

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A Hard Day’s Knights

By Carl Ameno  Chess, the only board game that depends solely on skill and virtually no luck, has been in existence almost since civilization began. Having been around for so long, it’s a wonder that it took until now for eleven members of the Nazzaro Center to become the first ever North End contingent...

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What’s Inside the Tomb?Old North Opens Crypt Vault After 105 Years

On Tuesday morning, October 24, Boston City Archeologist Joe Bagley and Funerary Archeologist Jane Rousseau examined one of the 37 tombs in the Old North Church Crypt. In preparation of the 2018 restoration work that will take place in the crypt as part of Old North 300, a campaign to restore and preserve the...

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Candidates Head Into the Final Stretch

By John Lynds With the municipal election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 7 candidates for District 1 City Council and Mayor of Boston are making final preperations for what is sure to be an exciting election day. As of today, the election day forecast suggests a rainy but relatively warm election day. If the...

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Nazzaro Center to Hold Bingo Benefit

A worthwhile bingo benefit has been organized by the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, to support the Hurricane Relief Fund. The special Bingo will feature many prizes including gift cards, handmade baskets, tickets to a sporting events or concerts, coffee baskets, scratch ticket basket, restaurant gift certificates or a night out on...

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NEMPAC and Rep Michlewitz Award Four North End Youths the Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) congratulates the four recipients of this year’s Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship! Due to the overwhelming support from the community and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz to carry on the Scholarship, NEMPAC was able to double the awards this year by providing four students with full music...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella City Releases RFP for Disparity Study A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released by the City of Boston to provide technical and administrative support for the development of a citywide disparity study to work with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. “Equity is not only essential to achieving a just...

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Passacantilli: On Tuesday, I Humbly Ask for Your Vote

Election Day is one week away.  These past seven months have been exciting, exhausting, and inspiring.  I grew up in the North End on Hanover Street, and to this day, I live in the same building where I grew up.  To have earned the friendship and support of so many of my neighbors means...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End Girls reunion a smash The annual Girl Friends of the North End Reunion was a great night out for current and former North Enders. Everyone had a terrific time during the popular and well attended gala that attracted close to 200 attendees. The attendees had their fair share of...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

Tuesday, November 7, marks municipal election day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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