NEWNC Says No to Segway Proposal

March 5, 2013
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By a unanimous 9-0 vote the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted to oppose a request by Frances Lauria for zoning relief to change the use of the property at 420 Commercial Street to include Segway rentals and retail of Segway accessories. Currently the use of the property is coded for a gas station, parking...

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Not Afraid to Speak Her Mind

March 5, 2013
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Two males, approximately in their twenties, reportedly verbally abused a North End senior when she asked them not to park in a handicap space in a housing project parking lot, according to an email sent to the Regional Review by the victim. Apparently both males were intoxicated  six footers who gave the four foot,...

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Local Non-profits Partner to Raise Money for Parks on Earth Day

Five local non-profits are partnering to create and promote “Give 5% for Earth Day” – a program asking local retailers to pledge five percent of their proceeds to Boston-area public parks on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Charles River Conservancy, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, The Esplanade Association (TEA), the Friends of the Public Garden...

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RUFF is Wagging the Tail

RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) has become a viable North End community volunteer organization that is getting things accomplished in the neighborhood. In less than a year, RUFF has established itself as a community group that takes their responsibilities as dog owners seriously. The group has organized monthly Sunday morning parks and playgrounds clean-ups....

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Group Leaders Doing the Job

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) President Stephen Passacantilli and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Jim Salini are doing and admirable job running their respective community group’s monthly meetings. The meetings are conducted in a professional manner and before everything is said and done, everyone is fully informed of the subject at hand, and...

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Little League Registration is Now Underway at NEAA

The North End Athletic Association invites parents to register their children for the 2013 baseball season. This year our programs are bigger and better than ever. We will start early with practices, weather depending, and will have specialized practices by age groups for the Majors’ program. We are also adding scheduled practices and more games...

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Opera Performance

Opera Performance

The North End Music and Performing Art Center recently staged an opera performance. Shown in the photo are members of the cast.  The group sang several well known arias from opera favorites.

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Ruff March Activities Planned

March 1, 2013
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Ruff March Activities Planned

Many local dog owners attended the RUFF monthly meeting held last week at the Nazzaro Community Center. The community group also held a park and playground monthly clean-up last Sunday morning starting at the Prado. The next clean-up project will be held on Sunday, March 24, same time, same meeting place. RUFF is working...

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Full Agenda is Planned at Tonight’s ZLC Meeting

March 1, 2013
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Tonight’s (February 26)  North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting has a full agenda of requests to be discussed before they go to the full association meeting in March. Sandra Russo has applied to change the use of the first floor at LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe, 57 Salem Street to include...

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ABCD Fuel Assistance Running on Empty

The North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center and parent company Boston ABCD have entered crisis mode. With a little over two months left in the federal fuel assistance program that helps thousands of North Enders heat their homes during the harsh winter months, federal fuel aid for this program has run out. With the...

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North End Crime Continues to Decrease

Crime statistics in the North End were down 16% for the month of January 2013, compared to January 2012. This continues to be a downward trend since the community crime rate decrease 10% during 2012. The North End compiled the best percentage in crime reduction in the entire city. Much of the successful lowering...

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Columbus Park Friends a Solid Force

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is an outstanding all volunteer, non-profit organization comprised of North End and Waterfront neighbors that make the popular park a great place to visit and do things. FOCCP, over the course of the year, provides many free activities and events for everyone to enjoy and participate in. The...

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Bingo for Prizes Supports Local Marathon Runner

February 19, 2013
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Bingo for Prizes Supports Local Marathon Runner

BINGO was the lucky word at the Nazzaro Community Center as a benefit fundraiser was held to support a local Marathon runner who will run the 26.2 Boston Marathon route this April in support of the Red Sox Foundation. North End resident Maria Shea will participate in the 117th Boston Marathon honoring her dear...

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Residents’ Association Opposes New Full Liquor License

February 19, 2013
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Residents’ Association Opposes New Full Liquor License

Three voting items were scheduled on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center last Thursday, attended by over one hundred people. Just before the meeting started NEWRA President Jim Salini handed out roses for Valentine Day to all the female members. In addition members of RUFF handed out...

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28 Local Eateries Participating in Restaurant Week Boston

February 19, 2013
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Twenty-eight North End/Waterfront restaurants will participate in Restaurant Week Boston scheduled for March 17-22 and March 24-29. They will join 200 of the region’s best restaurant that are participating in this popular annual March event which attracts thousands of customers to the still wallet friendly dining experience. Diners can take advantage of prix fixe,...

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NEMPAC Undergoes Changes

NEMPAC has undergone a number of changes in the last month. Matt Black, my predecessor, stepped down as President after 13 years of involvement with NEMPAC, during which time he created our website, designed our logo and worked tirelessly producing the NEMPAC plays. Becca Griffin has also stepped down from the organization. During her...

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NEWNC Monthly Meeting Rescheduled

February 19, 2013
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Due to blizzard related issues the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center was cancelled. The public community meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25 at 7pm at the Center, according to NEWNC President Stephen Passacantilli. AGENDA Frances Lauria wants to change the legal occupancy at 420 Commercial Street...

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Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatements

Despite an increase in property tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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Mechanical Street Cleaning is Working

Mechanical Street Cleaning will begin this coming March, but in order for the City to do the job right residents must move their vehicles at the designated times. Boston Public Works will be sending out all sorts of communications reminding residents when vehicles have to be moved. In addition street signage will convey the...

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Your Vote is Your Voice-Register

Still another US Senate race is just around the corner this coming April 2013.Candidates will be squaring-off to attempt to win the seat left open when former US Senator John Kerry was appointed Secretary of State by President Barrack Obama and confirmed by Congress. Unregistered voters who want to participate in the upcoming election...

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One for the Record Books

One for the Record Books

It was one for the record books and the North End / Waterfront took the brunt with trouble clearing the snow from the narrow streets and the wind off the harbor creating huge drifts. Yet, folks seemed to take it all in stride and enjoyed the beauty of the scene while the kids had...

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Rep. Michlewitz Appointed to Remain as Chair the Joint Committee on Public Service

Rep. Michlewitz Appointed to Remain as Chair the Joint Committee on Public Service

North End State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has again been appointed to chair the Joint Committee on Public Service. House Speaker Robert DeLeo made the appointment last week. Michlewitz, 34, a lifelong North Ender and rising star in the House was first appointed to the post by DeLeo in 2011. The committee that Michlewitz chairs...

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Statistics Show NE Crime Down 16%

February 12, 2013
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District A-1 Boston Police started off on the right foot this year as crime in the North End is reportedly down sixteen percent during the month of January 2013, compared to January 2012 according to Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee. The Captain told about 25 or so residents that attended the Boston Police monthly...

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North End Trash Survey Results Released

With 305 responses, the North End Trash and Recycling Survey results are in. The majority of North End residents that completed the survey want to keep the current 3 days per week of trash pickups including only 1 day of recycling. However, most residents would support putting out their trash later the night before...

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