A New Political Era for the City of Boston

Now that the City of Boston Municipal elections are over and a new mayor and a new Boston City Council has been determined, it’s time to get to some real business. Many issues, concerns and other matters need to be addressed as soon as possible. First of all, the city needs to generate new...

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Obituaries 11-12-2013

Madeline Sutera Of Peabody, formerly of the North End Madeline R. (Capazzi) Sutera  of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Boston’s North End, died on November 7. She was 85 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, the daughter of the late Michael and Gins (Retrovato) Capizzi, Madeline and Sal moved in Revere in 1974...

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Food Day: Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean

Food Day: Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean

Chef Dana Love prepares a monkfish cheeks dish at the Dewey Square Market for dozens of guests today attended the “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean” event at the Dewey Square Farmer’s Market in celebration of Food Day. The event was hosted by the Boston Public Market and the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness...

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North End Town Hall Style Meeting Held

November 5, 2013
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North End Town Hall Style Meeting Held

Just before the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 to forge ahead three games to two, a North End Town Hall style meeting was held in the Nazzaro Community Center. In an attempt to more efficiently reach out to their constituents, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz co-hosted the neighborhood public meeting. The...

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No Overnight Trash on the Streets Petition Circulating

November 5, 2013
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About one year or so ago Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina publically suggested that household trash be placed out on the sidewalk between 6am and 9am for pickup after the time frame cutting hours of trash placed out by twelve hours thus preventing violations, debris on the streets and better rodent control. The Councilor...

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Salem Street Sidewalk Directional Markings Not Planned

November 5, 2013
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Based on information provided by several city and other agencies, there appears to be no current plans to replace the red markings that were once placed on Salem Street sidewalks, guiding tourists to the Old North Church and the Copps Hill Burial Grounds on Charter Street. Several members of the Salem Street business community...

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NEWRA Comments on Boston Garden Project

November 5, 2013
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As they usually do when it comes to major development projects, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has sent a multi-page letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expressing their comments and point of view on the proposed Boston Garden Project, 80 Causeway Street related to the expanded project notification form. NEWRA welcomes redevelopment, historical...

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Senator Petruccelli/representative Michlewitz Hold Successful North End Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz held a North End Town Hall style public meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center. Both elected officials presented a complete update on current legislation including the Bottle Bill and Election Reform. Several other bills were also discussed and explained. However, a large part of the...

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Support FOCCP Fundraiser

Due to the initiative of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) numerous community events, activities and programs take place at the popular park each year. The Friends along with the City of Boston Parks Department also maintain the park that appears to be trash and debris free on a regular basis. In order...

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Captain Hasson District A-1 New Commanding Officer

Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The new captain will take over chairing the North End Public Safety monthly...

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Small Fry Basketball Underway

The Nazzaro Center’s Small Fry Basketball League, one of the most popular programs the center runs, is about to get underway for its 39th season!  A comprehensive basketball program for boys and girls as young as 4 up through high school, the league has three levels of play, all focusing on the teaching of...

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North End Halloween Party and Parade

October 29, 2013
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North End Halloween Party and Parade

Many North End/Waterfront children and their parents turned out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to participate in the annual Madonna Della Cava Society’s Halloween Party and Parade through the local streets led by the Boston Police. Dressed in all kinds of Halloween costumes the children enjoyed refreshments, live entertainment, games and they received prizes...

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North End Parks on the Greenway

October 29, 2013
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North End Parks on the Greenway

North End Parks on the Greenway are located between New Sudbury and North Streets, reflecting the comfortable scale of the adjacent neighborhood. Spacious lawns surrounded by densely planted perimeter beds define these parks that were professionally designed. The parks include ideal spots for story telling programs in the summer, picnics or sunbathing on the...

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Boston Bikes Introduces Their Safety Goals Program

October 29, 2013
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Boston Bikes which have already placed bike lanes in the North End and has plans to do two more, one on Salem Street and another on Cross Street have introduced an Urban Cycling Guide. The goal of the campaign, keeping cyclists safe is part of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s commitment toward reducing the city’s...

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NEBC Clean-up Project Continues Through November

As Halloween slowly approaches us, The North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) pilot program which began Memorial Day weekend has proven to be a great success! This pilot program partnered with Work, Inc. and the Department of Public Works to beautify the streets throughout the North End. The primary goal of this program is to...

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FOCCP Hosts Fundraiser at Fairmont Battery Wharf

October 29, 2013
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will hold their annual fundraiser, “A Park for All Seasons Monte Carlo Evening” on Saturday, November 16 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf from 7pm-11pm. The 10th annual event will start with a reception from 7pm-8pm featuring hors d’oeuvres, live background music, a silent auction and a short speaking...

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Government Center Garage Developer Makes Changes Based on Community Input

A number of changes have been made to the proposed Government Center Garage Development based on several meetings with the community and officials at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The HYM Investment Group has continuously advised neighborhood groups that they are willing to work with them and the BRA to make changes based on...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Review has continuously encouraged North End/Waterfront residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. In...

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Actions Taken on Teenage Student Uncalled for

Actions taken by the North Andover High School against senior honor student Erin Cox for being a designated driver, who was cleared by police of no wrong doing, was deplorable and totally unnecessary. Educating under aged students, or anyone, of the dangers of drinking and driving is imperative but such wasn’t the case in...

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Bocce Champions

Bocce Champions

Shown is the winning team of the Fifth Annual Columbus Bocce Cup- pictured are: (L-R) Frank Contrado, Angelo DiGirolamo,Dr. Joseph Mendola & Representative Aaron Michlewitz

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NEWRA Raises Concerns on Garage and Garden Projects

October 25, 2013
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NEWRA Raises Concerns on Garage and Garden Projects

Approval to send comment letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), related to proposed projects,  was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) based on facts presented by the association’s Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting. Co-chaired by David Kubiak and Victor Brogna the committee has put together a long list of possible...

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NEWNC Supports Agenda Items

October 25, 2013
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It was a relatively uneventful and quick (1 hour) North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWNC members voted on four requests before them, supporting all of them. A request by Margot Seligman to change the legal occupancy at 422-424 Hanover Street from four residential apartments and store...

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NEWRA Sees No Issues with Two New Proposals

October 25, 2013
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Three presentations were discussed at the recent North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting held on September 24. “Two of them were subsequently approved by NEWRA Executive Committee not to bring these appeals before members for a vote,” according to David Kubiak, ZLC Committee co-chair. “In both cases no abutters...

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Bike Paths Slated for Two More Streets

October 25, 2013
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Nicole Freedman, Director of the City of Boston Bike Program told residents at a recent North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting that the city plans to add bicycle lanes on North Washington and Cross Streets in the near future. Some residents expressed concerns about potential problems on Cross Street because of the parking...

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