Seeking to End Homelessness for Youth in Boston

On Friday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined members of the City’s Youth Action Board to launch Rising to the Challenge: Ending Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Boston, the City of Boston’s community planning process centered around preventing and ending homelessness among unaccompanied youth and young adults. The Youth Action Board is the City’s...

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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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‘The British are Coming’

‘The British are Coming’

The Old North Church Foundation’s annual commemoration of the events of the night of April 18, 1775, when two signal lanterns were hung in the church steeple, alerting Paul Revere that the British were coming, was recently held at the historic church on Salem Street.

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North Square Project Milled Map Completed

April 21, 2018
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North Square Project Milled Map Completed

A and J Art and Design currently has the milled map for the North Square Project in their studio. The map measures 34 by 40 inches and includes the entire North End neighborhood, according to the design firm. They will eventually add sculptured features to the map like trees, architectural details, water and boats...

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Waterfront Group Opposes City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

April 21, 2018
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Boston Waterfront residents, calling themselves Preserve Boston’s Waterfront, have been collecting signatures opposing the City’s Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) which will replace the regulations of Chapter 91, the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act and negatively impact the neighborhood and the city as well. Residents have also created a website listing some of the real needs...

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NEWNC Supports Unit Addition Request

April 21, 2018
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Only one voting item was on the April 9 North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. A request by Adam Griffith and Joseph Carregal was supported by the Council to legalize the existing conditions at 6 Hull Street   from a four-unit dwelling to a five-unit dwelling with no...

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Columbus Park Site for Mayor’s Coffee Hour

April 21, 2018
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On June 28 the North End annual neighborhood Coffee Hour will be held in Columbus Park from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. “Our neighborhood Coffee Hour gives residents the opportunity to come out and to spend time in their neighborhood parks and playgrounds while meeting and talking to city representatives about issues that matter to...

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Service Center Celebrates Little Easter

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) celebrated the arrival of spring and Pasquetta at its site at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End. Pasquetta is often translated to “little Easter,” and is a day to relax. It was instituted in the post-war period to create a long weekend, which allows...

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News Briefs

Williams Named      Deputy Director Dominique A. Williams has been appointed by Mayor Martin Walsh as Deputy Director of the Office of Housing Stability. “Housing policy is about much more than creating new units of housing,” the Mayor said. He noted, “I’m confident that Dominique has the skills and energy to not only continue the...

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Friends of North End Library Excited About New Wooden Wishing Tree

The Friends of the North End Library gratefully thank local Woodworking Artisan Grant Burger for his amazing work of art now permanently on display in the North End Library. The Friends of the North End Library started the Wishing Tree with donation ornaments years ago at the Annual Spring Fling. It was brought out...

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North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Appoints Beth Fearon as Director of Nursing

North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has announced the appointment of Beth Fearon as Director of Nursing. Fearon, a registered nurse, brings years of experience in the nursing field to her new leadership role.  As Director of Nursing, Fearon oversees the nursing services department at the 100-bed skilled nursing center, which provides high-quality post-acute care,...

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North End Library Memorial Brick Relocation

If you have been by the library lately, you may have noticed the Memorial Bricks donated by members of the neighborhood to support the Friends of the North End Library have been moved from behind the library’s circulation desk to in front of the Dante Frieze.  The Memorial Bricks now have a more prominent...

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Activities on the Greenway

April 21, 2018
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The Carolyn Lynch Garden renovation of The Greenway boxwood garden bed in the North End, generously supported by the Carolyn Lynch Foundation will begin soon. The Lynch project is in honor of Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The new space for the public is expected to be ready for...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Happy Spring. Winter has officially ended so it is time for fun, pups, and good weather. This a good time as the new dog park will officially open on April 28 starting with a ceremony. Keep sharing Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) information at INFO@RUFFBoston.org, on Instagram (ruffnorthend) and Facebook (RUFF North End Dog...

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Community News

Mayor’s Coffee Hour planned This year’s Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Parks and Recreation Department 19th annual neighborhood Coffee Hour will be held at Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday, June 28 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. NEWRA Executive Committee Meeting North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Executive Committee will conduct its next monthly meeting on...

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Opinion

April 21, 2018
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City’s Harbor site plans opposed Waterfront residents are clearly opposing the Mayor’s Harbor site plan with the claim that it does not meet the needs of the community and puts developers ahead of the neighborhood. They have circulated a petition opposing the current development plans and have also made suggestions that they feel will...

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FONE Members Defeated in Florida Bocce Tournament

April 6, 2018
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FONE Members Defeated in Florida Bocce Tournament

Members of the Friends of the North End (FONE) traveled to Deerfield Beach, Florida to once again play in a bocce tournament competition. Organized by Dominic Piso the tournament took place at Century Village.  The North End team, for the third year in a row, was defeated by their opponents from Michigan, New York...

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NEMPAC Benefit Perform-A-Thon a Huge Success

NEMPAC Benefit Perform-A-Thon a Huge Success

Thousands of dollars were raised at the annual North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) March 17 benefit Perform-A-Thon held at The Kitchen in the Boston cap public Market. The concert featured a three-hour show with performances by NEMPAC students and faculty that demonstrated the positive lifelong impact music can have on people....

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NEAA to Honor “Ted” Tomasone

Opening Day will be on Saturday, April 28th  with a 1 pm First Pitch Ceremony.  We will be honoring longtime NEAA Volunteer Robert “Ted” Tomasone.  Teddy is a past player, coach, umpire, director, mentor and Chief Fundraiser for the NEAA for over 50 years!  Please join us to honor a man who never, ever...

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Mayor’s Youth Council Seeks Members

April 6, 2018
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There are many opportunities for Boston teens entering grades 9-12 to be an active participant in city government and civic engagement in a meaningful way, while making a difference in their neighborhood. One of those ways is becoming a participant on Mayor Martin Walsh’s Youth Council, made up of 85 members that are committed...

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Visual Feast Coming to the Vilna Shul April 29

The Vilna Shul, located at 18 Phillips St., will presents a unique photography exhibition, “Holding Differences Tenderly,” featuring professional Beacon Hill photographer Brenda Bancel and students Toni Marie Gomes and Roody Jean Louis from the Take 5 program at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. These photographers focus on exploring ways to raise our consciousness...

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W C Fields and Mae West Visit North End Library

The Delvena Theatre Company will be presenting W.C. Fields and Mae West at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.  Visit with W. C. Fields and Mae West in a dressing room on the set of My Little Chicadee.  See the characters come to life,...

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City Golf Courses Open April 6

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses will open on April 6 for the 2018 season. The City owns and operates the William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park designed by Donald Ross.  Both have received national...

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West End Library Programs

West End Branch Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge St. Boston, MA 02114 (617) 523-3957 New Program   Chinese-Style Mahjong – 2nd & 4th Fridays of the Month 2:00-4:00 p.m.   Mahjong is a tile-based game that originated in China during the Qing dynasty. It is commonly played by four players. While similar to the Western card...

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