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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Changing North End Trash Time Has Merit

Changing the time frame for placing trash out is not only a good idea, it’s a terrific one. Currently, household trash is placed out after 5pm on the day before pickup, leaving trash out for 13 hours before it gets picked up. The change calls for residents to begin placing out household trash on...

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Councilor Yancey Heading the Wrong Way up a One-way Street

It’s crystal clear that school bus drivers organized and participated in an illegal contract strike on October 8 creating a public safety issue through the City of Boston and its school system. To boot, the school bus drivers did it without warning sending parents into a frenzy worrying about their children. Now Boston City...

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Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Fight Against Cancer

Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Fight Against Cancer

Michelle Deveau, the Nazzaro Center’s Youth Worker, was the driving force in a bake sale/fundraiser that the center’s youth and a bunch of volunteers held as part of their Halloween party this past October 31st.  As a dedicated advocate of cancer research, Michelle and her family annually host a huge fundraiser at the Orient...

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NEWRA Committees Expresses No Objection to Three Requests

November 25, 2013
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting (Nov. 19) involved discussions on two items, a transfer of a beer and wine license and development of projects at the Boston Garden, 80 Causeway Street and the redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Modern Pastry Shop, 263 Hanover Street, John Picariello and Sara McGee have...

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Prince St. Restaurant Seeks to Extend License

November 25, 2013
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Artu Restaurant, 6 Prince Street, Nancy Frattaroli has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the licensed hours for non-live entertainment to 2am. No other license or business changes have been requested. The owner seeks to extend operation of one television and taped background music from 1am to 2am,...

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Wild Duck Expands Storage Space

November 25, 2013
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The Licensing Board for the City of Boston has approved a request by Sal DiGirolamo, manager of The Wild Duck, 92-96 Salem Street to expand the all alcohol beverage retail establishment into the basement to increase storage capacity. The store has operated without storage space or with limited storage, necessitating the use of retail...

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Cooper Street Legal Occupancy Change Requestedby

November 25, 2013
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Patricia Trodella is attempting to change the legal occupancy at 28-30 Cooper Street from a two family to a three family dwelling, allowing legal use of the first floor as a residence. Prior to a damaging fire a couple of years ago, the first floor commercial space and the second floor comprised of a...

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Community Groups Support Plans for Seasonal Outdoor Patio

November 25, 2013
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North End resident and businessman Frank DePasquale has purchased the restaurant formerly called Ida’s and the buildings at 2 Mechanic Street and 11 Board Alley. Plans down the road are to renovate the existing residential buildings for short term residential use. Apparently, the buildings are in dire need of repairs. DePasquale has also filed...

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A North End Dog Park Is Needed

RUFF, Responsible Urbanites For Fido,, is gathering support for the possibility of having a dog park on Parcel 12 just off Commercial Street. The need for a dog park has become a must situation that has to become a reality because pet-owners really have no place for their dogs to run and play and...

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North End Loud Parties Need to Be Eliminated

The recent Hanover Street loud party incident where three people were arrested on several charges is not the first incident of nasty people urinating from fire escapes and/or rooftops. There is even one incident of people tossing beer bottles at Boston Police Officers responding to loud parties being conducted by college students and young...

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NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

November 19, 2013
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NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Tom Tinlin told residents at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting that his department does investigate fraudulent handicap spots and placards and reports them to the proper authorities. The commissioner also addressed several parking issues including visitor’s parking, commercial parking, valet parking, signage and other related issues...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in the North End that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral...

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North End Committee Planning Beautification/holiday Event

November 19, 2013
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Members of the North End Beautification Committee are working with local shopkeepers to put together their annual tree planting event on Cross Street in conjunction with the North End Christmas Stroll. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Caffe Paradiso and a visit by Santa is also expected. The committee is hoping to...

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Statistics Show Less Crime in North End

November 19, 2013
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Part 1 crimes in the North End have continuously decreased over the past ten months according to a District A-1 Boston Police report. (listed below) Reportedly, District A-1 has the lowest Part 1 crime rate compared to other neighborhood Districts throughout the City of Boston. While not listed on the chart, loud noise parties...

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Community Needs to Prioritize Requests

North End/Waterfront residents, as well as the business community needs to put together a laundry list of what they want or expect to happen in the community over the next few years, a prioritized list at that. Like other neighborhoods throughout the City of Boston, everyone wants a piece of the pie and believe...

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Boloshin New Library Friends President

Friends of the North End Library have a new President, Susan Boloshin who is committed to providing bigger and better programs and activities for users of the 25 Parmenter Street location. Having local branches of Boston Public Libraries is an important educational tool, especially for students. They also offer many other programs, activities and...

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Obituaries 11-19-2013

Josephine Naples Lifelong Resident of Boston’s North End Josephine C. (Cesario) Naples, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died after a short illness at Epoch Nursing Center of Melrose on November 6. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Naples, who was born, raised and lived in the North End for her entire life,...

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More Trash

More Trash

Trash left out on North End streets is getting out of hand. Hanover Street on a Friday afternoon.

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7-11 Construction Site Shut down by ISD

November 12, 2013
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7-11 Construction Site Shut down by ISD

The City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for several violations shutdown the construction site of the new 7-11 at 342 Hanover Street. Construction is taking place at the former site of the White Hen Pantry, for the opening of a second 7-11 on Hanover Street which didn’t fit well with some residents that...

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New District A-1 Captain Reports North End Crime Down

November 12, 2013
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New District A-1 Captain Reports North End Crime Down

Inclement weather didn’t stop residents from finding their way to the Nazzaro Community Center for the District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting where updated 30-day Part 1 crimes were reported. Residents also had the opportunity to meet the new District Commanding Officer Captain James Hasson and to express opinions and make suggestions...

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Three Arrested, One for Assaulting a Police Officer

November 12, 2013
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Three non-North End residents were arrested last Saturday about 12:48am stemming from a loud noise party at 226 Hanover Street. Boston Police responded to the scene where the suspects were reportedly urinating, throwing beer and lit cigarettes from a fourth-floor fire escape. According to a District A-1 Police report, “On arrival, officers observed three...

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Chamber Guest Speakers/Community Events Scheduled

November 12, 2013
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Due to the Tuesday, November 5 City of Boston Municipal elections the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) will meet on Tuesday, December 3 at St. Leonard’s Hall on Prince Street. Besides regular Chamber business there will be two guest speakers. The implications of closing the Callahan Tunnel for extensive rehabilitation will be addressed...

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Councilor LaMattina Earned Another Two-year Term

The re-election of Boston District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is a victory for the North End/Waterfront community which is part of his district. Not many residents can disagree that the Councilor has done an admirable job representing the neighborhood on all fronts. Councilor LaMattina has always stepped to the plate and has...

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