Mayor Prepared City for Deep Freeze

Last week’s bitter cold weather was managed well by the City of Boston as Mayor Martin J. Walsh did everything possible to make things safe for residents during the cold blast of zero to four degrees weather.                 He encouraged the elderly, homeless and others to take precautions with the cold weather and wind...

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Governor Baker Must Resolve RMV Schemes

One of the major issues Governor Charlie Baker must tackle as soon as possible is a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) bribery and corruption charges now that he is officially seated in the big chair at the State House.                 A federal probe of the department has apparently uncovered a case of bribery of...

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From Our Readers:My Six Month Experience

As an individual requiring door to door transportation service during the work week, I will share with you my six month Uber experience with that of Top/City Cab, Boston Cab and Metro Cab. 1)      An Uber X vehicle is a comparable model to that of a taxi cab, but that is the only comparison....

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Gaeta Receives Good Neighbor Award

January 14, 2015
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Gaeta Receives Good Neighbor Award

Anthony Gaeta, has always helped keep the community clean for 40+ years while residing at the corner of Fulton and Richmond Streets according to Janet Gilardi a member of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Gaeta was recently presented the association’s Good Neighbor Award for his efforts on behalf of the communi “Anthony has...

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NEWRA Supports Monica’s Mercato Takeout Service

January 14, 2015
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NEWRA Supports Monica’s Mercato Takeout Service

Cold weather didn’t stop residents from attending last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center as the hall was filled to capacity.                 While the agenda included only one voting items, there were three speakers, Councilor Sal LaMattina, Parks Commissioner Christopher Cook and Leah Bamberger of Greenovate Boston....

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Boston Welcomes 2015

Boston Welcomes 2015

As part of First Night celebrations, the city commissioned ice sculptures, which were on display in Copley Square. In the above photo The 2015 First Night “Ice Dragon” created by Donald Chapelle.

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January Community Meetings

The following is a listing of community meetings during the month of January. Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm North End Boston Police Public Safety Committee in the Nazzaro Community Center. Monday, January 12 at 7pm North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in the Nazzaro Community Center. Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30pm Friends of Christopher Columbus...

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Area A-1 Sees Rise in Part One Crime Stats

Area A-1 had experienced an approximately 7–percent spike in violent and property crimes as 2014 drew to a close, compared to the previous year, according to police. Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 16, 2014 (the most-recent crime statistics available on the Boston Police Web site), 2,718 incidents of Part One crime were reported in...

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Protesters Distanced Themselves from N.Y. Police Assassinations

It’s incredible that police officers have become the target of anger over the justice system that did not indict cops involved with the deaths of teens Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Public citizens made those decisions, not the police. Assassinating two police officers in New York did nothing to resolve the impact of the...

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Police Are the Cavalry

Sometimes things happen in a controversial way when it comes to police crime fighting. However, police have a difficult job to do and hard decisions have to be made under dire situations that really have nothing to do with the color of someone’s skin. Police put their lives on the line every day to...

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Disruption or Consequences?

Disruption was 2014’s trendy cliché. A new idea comes along and, poof, out with the old. Business school types are enthralled. New technology and new ideas are part of the disruption. But some businesses and industries are vulnerable, sometimes because they haven’t taken certain developments into account. Take coal. It is hard to listen...

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Walsh Proposes 40 Minute Increase in School Days

January 8, 2015
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At a cost of 12.5 million dollars, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teacher’s Union have negotiated a proposal to permanently add 40 minutes of learning time to the city’s school day. Nearly 23,000 elementary and middle schools will be affected, including the Eliot School in the North...

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Public Safety Meeting on Jan 15

January 8, 2015
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The North End Boston Public Safety monthly meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm. District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Kenneth Fong along with members of his staff will present Part 1 crime statistics that took place over the past 30 days. Police will also answer questions,...

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Mayor Signs Ordinance Extending Tenant Protection

January 8, 2015
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Several weeks ago the Boston City Council, including the North End/Waterfront Councilor Sal LaMattina, voted to double the amount of compensation offered to tenants when their units become converted into condominiums, forcing them to relocate to new housing. Quickly following the ordinance approval by the Council, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed it, to ensure...

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Opinion

January 8, 2015
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Ted Tomasone never forgets his roots Once again, the Regional Review commands former North End resident Robert “Ted”, Tomasone for providing special activities in the community throughout the year. He coordinated the annual North End Christmas luncheon that benefits needy residents, families and seniors during the special season which were total successes. He also...

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Dance and Drama Students Perform Hansel and Gretel

Dance and Drama Students Perform Hansel and Gretel

Boston Community Collaborative dance and drama students performed an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Hansel and Gretel to a packed house at The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street. Ingrid Oslund’s adaptation, production and direction of the show was superb. She worked hard to pull it all off. St. John’s School hosted all of the...

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Central Artery Ramp Parcel Public Meeting Scheduled

Another public meeting (4th) to discuss the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study has been scheduled by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Resulting from environmental commitments made as part of the Central Artery/Tunnel project, MassDOT is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portion of Central Artery/Tunnel Parcels...

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Public Safety Meeting Set for Thursday, January 8

The North End Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30pm. District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Kenneth Fong along with members of his staff will present Part 1 crime statistics that took place over the past 30 days. Police will also answer questions, listen to suggestions...

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WECA Honors North End Resident

December 31, 2014
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North End resident David Kubiak has been named as a life time honorary member of the West End Civic Association (WECA) membership. One on David’s many achievements has been the encouragement of cooperation among neighborhood associations to work towards common goals concerning the environment and infrastructure according to the WECA. David is a member...

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NEAA Christmas Parade Rolls in the Holiday Spirit

December 24, 2014
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NEAA Christmas Parade Rolls in the Holiday Spirit

Hundreds of people patiently awaited the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street in the North End. Santa visited the community for the annual North End Athletic Association (NEAA) North End Christmas Parade which wound its way through neighborhood streets spreading the holiday spirit, led by a Boston Police...

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North Bennet Street School Goes Solar

North Bennet Street School Goes Solar

The North Bennet Street School is the first participant in the Race to Solar program to install a solar energy system and complete energy efficiency upgrades. Race to Solar is a multi-city program to bring solar energy to nonprofits in Boston and Cambridge. The Race to Solar provider, SunBug Solar, installed a 50kW solar system...

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North End Beautification Committee Sets 2015 Goals

December 24, 2014
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A community based volunteer organization, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) has set its goals for 2015 events and projects. Plans call for banners for the entrances to the North End, benches for Cross Street planters and continued maintenance of these planters. Recipients of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Great Neighbor Award for...

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Officer Ted Boyle Honored at the Community Event

December 24, 2014
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Officer Ted Boyle Honored at the Community Event

When District A-1 Boston Police Community Service Officer Ted Boyle was announced as the recipient of the Fred “Uncle Fred” Carrangelo Award for his 20 years of outstanding service to the North End, he received a standing ovation from the 200 or so people that attended the annual North End Christmas Fund Benefit Lunch...

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North End Christmas Parade Sets the Holiday Spirit

The holiday spirit was spread through the North End as the 44th annual North End Christmas Parade hosted by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) made its way through the community. Hundreds of families found their way to Puopolo Park on Commercial Street to see Santa Claus arrive by helicopter and lead the seasonal...

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