NEWRA Good Neighbor Award Encourages a Cleaner Community

One of the better monthly events held in the neighborhood is the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Good Neighbor Award, that recognizes people and businesses for helping to keep the community clean on a continuous basis. NEWRA’s goal is to get as many people involved on a regular basis to help keep sidewalks and curbs...

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NEAA Baseball Registration Is Getting into Full Swing

Registration for our 2014 baseball season is underway. The NEAA is proud to sponsor baseball for boys and girls ages 4-21! Please go to neaabaseball.org to sign up. Here is a list of the programs: T-Ball (recommended ages 4 & 5 but will be flexible based on ability shown at the baseball field). This...

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Old North Church to Host “The Known Orchestra”

Old North Church to Host “The Known Orchestra”

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center & The Old North Church Foundation welcome “The Know Orchestra” this Friday, January 17th for a concert at 7:00p.m. as part of their January Winter Concert Series Event. The live concert will be held at the Old North Church. The Know Orchestra is a quartet of...

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Salem Street Vacant Lot Construction Supported by NEWRA/NEWNC

January 21, 2014
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Salem Street Vacant Lot Construction Supported by NEWRA/NEWNC

Now that the developer of the vacant lot at 124-126 Salem Street, Collin Yip has made most of the changes requested by residents at several public meetings, it appears that construction of a five-story building on the property will become a reality. The structure will contain residential units and retail space on the first...

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NEWNC Opposes 7-eleven/10 to 1

January 21, 2014
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Failure to go before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, a community elected group, created a negative response and a 10/1 vote against the 7-Eleven chain store at 340 Hanover Street. About a week before the NEWNC meeting the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association and the Boston Redevelopment Authority supported 7-Eleven’s signage review, however, the organization...

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NEWRA Sends a Letter of “no Objection” for North End Spin Bike Studio

January 21, 2014
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NEWRA has sent a letter of “no objection” to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal relating to a proposal to operate a Spin Bike Studio and ancillary juice/smoothie bar in the first floor and basement space at 10 Lewis Street, formerly occupied by the Armenis Olive Oil Company. Zoning approval is needed...

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BRA Approves 7-eleven Signage Review

January 21, 2014
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The other 7-Eleven, also want Hanover Street, (different owners) is open 24 hours. The new store will include a deli, fresh produce and Italian products similar to the previous White Hen Pantry. NEWRA has also commented that the interior lights were to bright and distracting, having an effect on the surrounding streetscape. “The store...

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North End Trash Problem Outrageous

How household trash is placed out on the sidewalks in the North End is possibly the number one problem in the community. Trash violators in the community are outrageous and getting worse every week with no resolve insight. Residents have complained to just about everyone they could, yet, the amount of trash placed out...

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Boston Police Commissioner Evans a Good Choice

New Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is taking on a monumental task of preventing crime in the city, but the Regional Review feels Evans can make a real difference in this important leadership role. His apparent desire to constantly strive to build, strengthen and improve relationships with the communities to prevent crime is right...

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Hockey Stars

Hockey Stars

Joseph and Richard Bova, grandsons of Maryann and Richard Longo, just played a hockey tournament in Lake Placid this past weekend. Joseph’s team won the gold medal and Richard’s team won the silver medal. They play for the Boston Stars. Both players had multiple goals and assists.

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Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

Going Underground In The Callahan Tunnel

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project running a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportunity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The scheduled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimistic that incentives for contractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

A Celebratory Mood On Inauguration Day

Boston’s Inauguration Day brought many activities with Mayor Marty Walsh, including his first official address to Boston’s City Council. For the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina started his 7th year representing District 1 on the City Council. It was generally a celebratory mood at City Hall, although there was...

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Mayor Names William Evans Boston Police Commissioner

January 14, 2014
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Boston has a new Police Commissioner William B. Evans, who has been a member of the force for over 31 years. The new commissioner was appointed by newly elected Mayor Martin J. Walsh at ceremonies held on January 9. Evans said, “I am deeply honored and humbled that the Mayor has entrusted me with...

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Chamber Looking At Italian Heritage Night At Fenway

January 14, 2014
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An idea to hold an Italian Heritage Night at Yawkey Way/Fenway Park was one of several items discussed at last week’s North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting held at St. Leonard’s Church Hall on Prince Street. The business group decided to inquire an opinion of all its membership by email to find out...

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Mayor’s Appointment Vital To Neighborhoods

Marty Walsh is now the official Mayor of Boston and over the next four years he will have many challenges and barriers to break down. One challenge will be to appoint city directors and commissioners that clearly understand the needs of neighborhoods and a willingness to recognize them and deal with them as well....

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Mayor/BRA Control The Destiny On The North End/waterfront

One of the many challenges facing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in 2014 is the direction the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will take under a new director, now that Peter Meade has left the agency that influences development on a city wide scale. The new Mayor, could and probably will, significantly shake up a five...

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Household Trash Placement Public Hearing to Be Held

January 7, 2014
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Household Trash Placement Public Hearing to Be Held

A request to change the placement of household trash out on the day of collection by 6 AM will be the topic of discussion at a Boston City Council public hearing scheduled by City Counselor Sal LaMattina at the request of North End/Waterfront residents that presented him a petition with 800 signatures calling for...

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Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway was a perfect way to start the New Year with family, friends and Wally the Green Monster. Shown are North End residents Matt and Giana Peach and Linda Cristello.

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North End Public Safety Meeting Canceled Due to Snowstorm

January 7, 2014
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A major snowstorm forced the cancellation of the District A-1 Boston Police monthly Public Safety meeting scheduled in the Nazzaro Community Center last week. One of the many topics that would have taken place would have been the robbery of three North End businesses by a local resident and in accomplice. Listed below is...

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North End Chamber of Commerce Meets Today, Jan. 7

Many items for discussion will take place today (Jan. 7) monthly meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce at St. Leonard Church Hall on Prince Street. One of the topics is the possibility of an Italian Heritage Night at Fenway Park. The Chamber will not meet in February. The next monthly meeting will...

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Tunnel Closure Traffic: It Ain’t so Bad

Thus far, the full closure of the Callahan tunnel for major repairs has been for the most part just an inconvenience. No major traffic issues have taken place due to the closure, not the mess some expected to occur. Reaching out to neighborhoods, online maps services, radio, print and TV, MassDOT did get a...

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Household Trash Placement Time Change Makes Sense

Changing, the time that household trash is placed out in the North End/Waterfront from 5 PM on the day before to 6 AM on the three days of collection makes a lot of sense. First of all, the time household trash is left out will decreased by 13 hours lessening rodent problems, and the...

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Help Keep Community Crime in Check

Part 1 crime in the North End/Waterfront has been down in the area over the past year, 2012-2013 according to a District A-1 Boston Police report. Hopefully, this trend continues with the New Year. The combination of residents, the business community and Boston Police working together to prevent crime is apparently working. Conducting a...

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Obituaries 01-07-2013

Robert ‘Dancing Bob’ Colvario Of Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston Robert J. “Dancing Bob” Colvario of Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on December 28. A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the beloved husband of Lola “Cookie” Kerble-Colvario; father of Gina Colvario Krupka...

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