Local Elected Officials Support Parcel 9 Proposal

April 4, 2013
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All three elected officials that represent the North End have sent letter to MassDOT supporting plans by Cresset Group and DeNormandie Companies for the development of Parcel 9 in the Blackstone District. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for several reasons believe the Cresset Group and...

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North Street Vent Building Construction to Begin

April 4, 2013
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After numerous years of planning and several community meetings, MassDOT and the selected contractor, unveiled the final plans for the $5.5 million dollar rehabilitation of the North Street state owned Vent Building. At the third and final community meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center last week, the contractor G.V.W. Incorporated of East Boston,...

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North End Restaurant Week Underway

April 4, 2013
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Many popular North End eateries will be participating in the fourth North End Restaurant Week 2013, scheduled for two weeks. The first week began on Easter Sunday and will conclude on Friday, April 5. Week two starts Sunday, April 7 and runs through Friday, April 12. “The North End Chamber of Commerce is a...

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MassDOT Covered All the Basics

Several neighborhood meetings were conducted by MassDOT regarding badly needed repairs to its Tunnel Vent Building on North Street. At these public meetings, MassDOT clearly spelled out the entire scope of the project from start to finish with North End residents noting for safety reasons this is a must do project. MassDOT claims they...

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April Meeting Worth Attending

There are several community meetings being held during the month of April that pertain to the quality of life and other issues relating to the North End. Residents should consider attending and possibly getting involved with the goals and endeavors presented at these neighborhood meetings. Starting tonight, Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm the NEWRA...

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Animal Health Clinic Held in North End

Animal Health Clinic Held in North End

Tim and Carmelo from RUFF.

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Six-story Cooper Street Building Proposed

March 26, 2013
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Six-story Cooper Street Building Proposed

Nine Cooper Street is the potential site of a new six-story building that will be fifty-five feet high, the limitation imposed in the North End. The owner, Elaine DiGangi has proposed six units of rental apartments of which the top two floors will be owner occupied and a roof-deck which will only be used...

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NEWRA/NEWNC Differ on Requests

March 26, 2013
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NEWRA/NEWNC Differ on Requests

A request by Billy Tse Restaurant to open a street sidewalk patio (20 seats) at 240 Commercial Street has one community group supporting the request and the other opposing it. The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council by a vote of 5-3 voted not to oppose the restaurant change. The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association by a...

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Two Parcel 9 Proposals Presented at Public Meeting

March 26, 2013
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Two final proposals for the development of Parcel 9 in the Blackstone District were presented at a public meeting held last week in the Mariners House in North Square. A joint venture between Cresset Group and DeNormandie Companies and Normandy Real  Estate Partners for the parcel development were revealed to the Parcel 7 and...

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North End Beautification Committee Making Things Happen

Local groups and leaders, elected officials, residents and the business community should jump on the North End Beautification Committee’s band wagon. While the neighborhood group is currently seeking non-profit status, it continues to service the community in many ways. The Committee’s goal and/or mission is to work closely with all parties within the community...

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Residents Need to Attend MassDOT Public Meeting

A very important public meeting regarding the MassDOT owned Callahan Tunnel Vent Building on North Street will be held tomorrow Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. At this meeting both MassDOT and the contractor will present and explain the much needed rehabilitation project that will have...

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Obituaries 03-26-2013

Sara Favuzza Federal Reserve Bank Retiree Sara G. Favuzza, a retiree of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a lifelong resident of the North End, passed away peacefully on March 7. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Cimino and her husband, Joseph. She will be missed by all who knew her.  

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Long Awaited Downtown School Announcement at 585 Commercial Street

Long Awaited Downtown School  Announcement at 585 Commercial Street

It was a celebratory mood at Friday’s official announcement by Mayor Tom Menino that the City of Boston is acquiring the North End / Waterfront property at 585 Commercial Street to be renovated for a new K-8 public school in Downtown Boston. Since the news came out yesterday, it was disclosed that the City’s...

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NEWNC Says No to New Restaurant with Takeout Service

March 19, 2013
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Due to several unanswered questions dealing with the vent system, parking and other items, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-3 to oppose a request by Alvaro Sandoval to obtain a variance for takeout service for a new Mexican Restaurant-Tenoch at 1-3 Lewis Street formerly Nick’s Tavern. Plans call for a 22 seat...

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NEWRA Opposes Outdoor Patio and Second Floor Restaurant Addition

March 19, 2013
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Four agenda items of community interest drew an unexpected large crowd to the Nazzaro Community Center last week for the monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association. The Council by an 18-19 vote opposed a request by Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street to add twenty seasonal seats for an outdoor sidewalk patio....

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New Streets Added to Street Cleaning Program

Mechanical Street Cleaning in the North End may begin this week as the Boston Public Works Department is undergoing a street condition survey based on the snow left on the streets. This year, new streets will be posted for sweeping including: •              Battery Street, from Hanover to Endicott Thursdays 8am-12pm. •              Clark Street, from...

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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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Leave North End Trash Pickup Days the Same

Why the City of Boston feels that two household trash pickup days is better than three is not comprehensible. Three is always better than two when it comes to most things. Simply put, the North End population is growing, with more families moving into the neighborhood. That adds up to more household trash, so...

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Potential Parcel 9 Projects to Be Discussed

Two potential developers for Parcel 9 in the North End will present Request For Proposal plans at a MassDOT/Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Development of this parcel of land has been an ongoing discussion for years and hopefully residents and...

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Downtown School

The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many downtown families of the more than 2,000 school age children that have...

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Obituaries 03-19-2013

Lucy Rago Of Everett, formerly of the North End Lucy A. (Bucchino) Rago of Everett, a former resident of Boston’s North End, died peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 96 years old. The daughter of the late Cosmo and Maria (DelVecchio) Bucchino, Lucy was born and raised in Boston’s...

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The Hard Rock Café Held a Fundraiser for the St. John’s School

The Hard Rock Café Held a Fundraiser for the St. John’s School

The Hard Rock Café held a fundraiser for the St. John’s School in the North End. Donations were greater than $20,000.00. Councilor LaMattina was in attendance.

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Police to Pursue Charges Against Suffolk Student

March 12, 2013
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Police to Pursue Charges Against Suffolk Student

Boston Police District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee told North End residents at a Public Safety meeting that the City plans to move forward with the assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest that took place at 28 Fleet Street during a reported loud party. The Fleet Street...

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Parcel 9 Proposals to Be Presented at Public Meeting

March 12, 2013
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Two final proposers for the development of Parcel 9 located between John Fitzgerald Surface Road and Blackstone Street, adjacent to the Haymarket Pushcart Vendors, will present their responses to Addendum 3 of the Parcel 9 Request For Proposal (RFP) at an upcoming Advisory Committee meeting. The lot is currently vacant and there has been...

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