From Our Readers

Praises Simboli Commentary Dear Editor We are grateful to Marie Simboli for her heartfelt and candid exposure of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering of NEWNC and the workings of its closed executive sessions beyond public view. Council members’ motives have been purposely cloaked by their refusal to fill a vacant seat with an otherwise-qualified runner-up candidate...

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Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary, we reflect on how far...

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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown Crossing?

Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...

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Mayor Committed to End Human Trafficking and Dealing with Climate Change

Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences a conference to discuss human trafficking and climate change was held at Vatican City with leaders from around the world, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The workshops entitled “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” brought...

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BRA Action Plan Addresses Concerns

Since last year, an independent review of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and an action plan to address concerns that were uncovered during the study have been announced. For many years, the North End/Waterfront neighborhood has not been happy with some of the projects that BRA have approved despite community opposition or request to...

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Sports 08-18-2015

Little League Report Highlights NEAA Dodgers Post 14-4 Record The NEAA 21U Dodgers wrapped up their regular season with a 15-0 thrashing of Waltham and secured the 2nd seed for the playoffs. The Dodgers have been rock solid all year and their dominant pitching and air tight defense has recently been augmented by some...

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Obituaries 08-18-2015

Co-founder of Bono’s Fruit & Produce at Haymarket Suare Anthony ‘Tony’ Bono, a 50-year resident of Revere, died following a long illness on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover. He was 92 years old. Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, his family returned to Italy in 1925 where they...

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Spectacular

Spectacular

A snapshot from a spectacular sunset behind the The Greenway sculpture!

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Boston’s Historical Past Weekend Celebration Held

Boston’s Historical Past Weekend Celebration Held

As part of Boston’s historical past, Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomed The Hermione to Boston Harbor. The ship, an 18th century frigate, brought France’s Marquis de Lafayette to Boston during the American Revolution against the British. Following its historic return to Boston, the ship makes its way up the eastern seaboard for her US...

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Mangia-Mangia Receives: Good Neighbor Award

August 4, 2015
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Mangia-Mangia Receives: Good Neighbor Award

Mangia-Mangia located on Endicott Street has been selected as the North End/Waterfront Resident Associations (NEWRA) recipient of the neighborhood group’s “Good Neighbor Award” for helping to keep that he North End clean by picking up debris in front of their place of business. Mangia-Mangia has been in business for 28 years since 1986 and...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Set for Aug. 6

August 4, 2015
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The Boston Police District A-1 North End Public Safety meeting will be held this Thursday, August 6 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer Captain Ken Fong and his staff will be available to update residents on the latest monthly Part One crimes that have taken place in...

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Boston Dine Out Features: 20 North End/Waterfront Eateries

August 4, 2015
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Dine Out Boston, also known as Restaurant Week, will be held August 16-21 and 23-28, will feature 20 eateries from the North End/Waterfront. Coordinated by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express twice a year, Dine Out Boston provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices....

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Briefs

Women’s Bike Ride and Festival held Boston Bikes and Bites, the largest biking event for women in New England, for the first time featured food prepared by local celebrity chefs. Music for the event was provided by Zili Misik an all female band. Group rides of 10, 30 and 50 miles were coordinated and...

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Let’s Identify Illegal License Holders

Illegal immigrants and other fraudsters from out-of-state have apparently been able to obtain fake Massachusetts licenses according to an internal audit that comes as Governor Charlie Baker axed a company charged with fixing the out-of-date registry system that has been plagued with apparent glitches. Reportedly, the system isn’t equipped to converse out-of-state licenses and...

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New West end Museum Board President just what the Doctor Ordered

The West End Museum has a new President of its Board of Directors, Dr. Susan Hanson who has vast experience and a wealth of knowledge in historic projects in seven states. She also held several positions at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Hanson has 30 plus years of comprehensive experience in the historic field working...

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Going for the Mold

So we didn’t go for the gold after all. Instead we retreated to moldy old Boston where you wouldn’t want to do anything brash, imaginative or interesting. “We have our hats,” said the old Yankee lady, but Boston’s other tribes share her attitude. We don’t need anything new. I am usually an optimist, which...

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Opinion

NEMPAC Opera soars North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) set the stage with a stunning rendition of Puccini’s “La Boheme” in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall and a free community performance featured at Saint Stephen Church on Hanover Street. Entering their fourth year of the opera project, NEMPAC has successfully seen...

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From our Readers

My point of view On June 13, 2013 the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council had their monthly meeting. At the end of the meeting it was a total disaster and a disappointment to the remaining council members that stood in shock. As for myself I am totally embarrassed by the behavior of these two...

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Obituaries 08-04-2015

Francesca Concetta Badolato Meatball Queen of Limoncello Restaurant Francesca Concetta Badolato of Somerille died June 28 surrounded by her family. Born in Montepaone, Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of Gregorio and Innocenza Prestera and the wife of the late Alfredo Badolato, beloved Mama of Lino and his wife, Lydia of Medford, Gregorio of...

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Sand Sculpting Festival

Sand Sculpting Festival

It might be Revere Beach, but it didn’t stop a North End landmark – the Old North Church (and the Zakim Bridge in the background) from sprouting out of the sand as the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach kicked off in earnest Monday morning. Sculptors will be working on the centerpiece sculpture...

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Public Safety Meeting on August 6

July 22, 2015
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Residents interested in discussing public safety issues can attend the District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting that will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm. Commanding Officer Ken Fong and his staff will be in attendance to present a monthly Part-One Crime...

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LaMattina Supports Capital Budget For North End Projects in FY 2016

July 22, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina voted for the city’s capital projects for fiscal year 2016. The Councilor whose district includes the North End/Waterfront community noted that the capital budget includes many new and continued projects in the neighborhood. New projects include work at Christopher Columbus Park, Langone and Puopolo Parks. Projects currently in design,...

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Sidewalk Signs Public Hearing Scheduled

July 22, 2015
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Sponsored by Boston City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty, the Council’s Special Committee on Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship and Innovation has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the pros and cons of free-standing sidewalk signs in the neighborhoods. The hearing comes in response to apparent confusion around the varying regulations that are governed in current zoning...

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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

July 22, 2015
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Indians Take NEAA Baseball Playoff Championship Title

It took only two games to decide the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2016 Little League (Majors) Playoff Championship as the I ndians defeated the regular-season champions, Regional Review Cubs. “Indians played great baseball during the league championship playoffs,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti said. “They played a solid Cubs team but managed to...

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