North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile...

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7-eleven Signage Main Topic at NEWRA Meeting

December 31, 2013
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Approval of the business signage for the opening of a second 7-Eleven store on Hanover Street was placed on hold by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pending the chain-store meeting with residents to discuss the issue. While the 7-Eleven did send a representative from one of its consulting firms to the North End/Waterfront Residents’...

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Two Arrested for Local Holdups

A rash of robberies in downtown Boston and the North End resulted in the arrest of a white and black male on the charge of unarmed robbery and armed robbery. In a little more than 15 hours Richard Puopolo, 27 of Cleveland Place, North End and Carlos Venable, 43 of Boston allegedly held up...

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The $600 Gambling Tax Needs to Be Revisited

Having a requirement in Massachusetts gambling law calling for gamblers to pay income tax on any winnings greater than $600 before leaving a casino needs to be adjusted. The possible number of people that plan to attend a casino, may think twice before traveling to one. Reportedly, the $600 cut off was established low...

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Gymnast Tyler Orlandella to Compete in Invitational Tournaments

13-year-old Tyler Orlandella, former Massachusetts Gymnastic Champion continues to participate successfully in invitational meets throughout New England and other states. Over the years, Tyler has captured many individual and team awards while competing in numerous tournaments. Currently competing in a much higher level, Tyler continues to perform well, recently capturing “Best Turn on the...

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Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Menino’s final Enchanted Trolley Tour featured a tree lighting on the Prado with a performance by Joey Griffith of the Eliot School. Of course, Santa was also on hand to listen to kids’ gift requests in advance of the big day.

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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

December 24, 2013
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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street was the recipient of the December North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Good Neighbor Award. `Each month NEWRA recognizes a local business and/or resident that takes the time to help keep the community clean by sweeping the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business or residence. The...

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Five Story Building Planned for Endicott Street

December 24, 2013
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Plans to demolish the existing one-story building at 210 Endicott Street and construct a five-story, four family dwelling with a roof deck and parking for three vehicles in a garage underneath the building are currently being reviewed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The property is located adjacent to the former gas station, now...

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Salem Street Lot Slated for 5-story Building

December 24, 2013
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Plans to build a 5-story structure at 124-126 Salem Street will be reviewed by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction committee to develop questions and comments for submission to the owner, Collin Yip, in advance of a possible vote on the project at the NEWRA January 9 monthly meeting, according to...

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Possible Supermarket in North Station Area

December 24, 2013
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All the hard work of the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee may have paid off as Boston Properties and Delaware North, the Boston Garden Project developers, have announced that a preliminary agreement with Star Market to operate a 45,000 square foot Shaw’s Market at the site. The Boston Redevelopment Authority...

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Spread the Word: the Tunnel Is Closing…The Tunnel Is Closing

Drivers that usually use the Callahan Tunnel need to be ready to adjust their driving routes come December 27, 2013. On that day, the tunnel leading to East Boston will be closed to all traffic until March 12, about two and a half months. Take the time to map out new traffic routes or...

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Make a List..Check It Twice

It won’t be long until new Mayor Martin Walsh will take over the reins at City Hall. There will be new faces in prominent positions that neighborhoods will be dealing with for their dos and don’ts. North End/Waterfront residents, organizations and the business community should be making a list…and checking it twice to see...

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Obituaries 12-24-2013

Thomas Colvario Retired Teamster, Of Winthrop, formerly of the North End Thomas Colvario of Shirley Street, Winthrop passed away the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 16 after a brief illness. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Madeline (Carterano) and Joseph Colvario, he grew up...

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Hundreds Participate in North End Christmas Parade

Hundreds Participate in North End Christmas Parade

Sergeant Tom Lema with participants at the North End Christmas Parade.

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7-eleven No-show at NEWNC Meeting

December 17, 2013
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7-eleven No-show at NEWNC Meeting

Operators of the new 7-Eleven, 340 Hanover Street were asked to attend last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting to discuss their Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval for signage at the store formerly occupied by the White Hen Pantry but they were a no-show. Some Council members were not pleased that 7-Eleven...

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7-Eleven Outdoor Signage Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

December 17, 2013
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7-Eleven Outdoor Signage Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

Unlike not showing up for last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting, a representative from a contractor hired by 7-Eleven did in fact attend the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting also held last week. The representative explained what the outdoor signage would be at the new 7-Eleven at 240 Hanover...

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Callahan Tunnel Closure Set December 31

December 17, 2013
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MassDOT is preparing for the closure of the Callahan Tunnel for the full rehabilitation of its deck down to the steel supports (floor beams) and the pouring of a new deck. Other repairs that will take place will include the interconnected curb, which includes air exchange vents and the replacement of all the wall...

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Help Support St. John School

A benefit dinner fundraiser for St. John School will take place in January. One-hundred percent of the profits will be used to purchased equipment and repairs at the parochial school located in the North End. The benefit dinner will be held at Bricco’s Restaurant on Hanover Street hosted by DePasquale Ventures and the school...

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Just Dial 911 for Help!

Boston Police need cooperation and assistance to make the neighborhood safe place to live and work in. Residents can help police battle crime in the North End/Waterfront community by dialing 911 whenever a crime is witnessed that disturbs the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood. Calling 911 can also save a life, report a...

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Obituaries 12-17-2013

Dolores Paturzo Retired Revere Police Department Coordinator Dolores M. “Dee” (Ventola) Paturzo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on December 9 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 70 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, the daughter of...

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RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

Here are a few photos from RUFF’s last park pick up. Members met Saturday morning and spent about 2 hours cleaning up the park. With all the action the park has seen, the gravel has shifted from the back of the park to the front, creating bare spots. Participants grabbed shovels and buckets and...

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7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

Nineteen local boutiques, galleries, designer studios and sweet shops are participating in the 7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll in the North End on Friday, December 6, 6-11 pm. Explore neighborhood stores to find unique gifts for loved ones. The retail venues are diverse and personalized, and make an effort to sell distinct items. “If...

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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

December 2, 2013
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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

North End/Waterfront residents are clearly indicating that a change in the neighborhood’s trash system needs to be changed. Last week a petition, with almost 800 signatures of local residents, was presented to Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina by North End resident and business owner Toni Gilardi calling for a change in the time household...

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Proposed Cycle Track to Bring Bike Lanes up to Sidewalk Level

The North End “cycle track” proposal was presented this week to move the current bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue off the road and elevate them to be flush with the pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bike lanes will be replaced with a 10-foot wide, 2-way colored pathway along the waterfront side of...

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