Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour sets a good tone Each year, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, holds a North End Coffee Hour in Christopher Columbus Park to meet with residents, answer their many questions and talk about happenings within the neighborhood. Residents seem to enjoy meeting with the Mayor and expressing their...

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Housing Boston,One Person at a Time

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Thursday morning, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were...

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BWSC Working Well with Community

Ongoing repairs in the North End community by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is taking place throughout the community. It appears BWSC will be working on various streets on certain days during the summer and fall months. BWSC is making every effort to advise the community of their activity in order to...

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Sail Boston Tall Ships A Spectacular Event

Planning for the Sail Boston Tall Ships arrival and the days following worked out extremely well. Security and transportation issues were managed as well as could be by everyone that played a role in this very special event that brought over 50 magnificent ships from more than a dozen countries to Boston. The free...

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Boston Harbor Now unveiled its seasonal events calendar for the upcoming summer months that includes a broad range of fun, accessible programming showcasing Boston’s deep-rooted significance and character as a coastal city.

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NEWRA Presentation Includes Energy, Bridge and Candidates

By Phil Orlandella No voting items were on the agenda at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held on June 8 in the Nazzaro Community Center. Reports from the president, Parks and Open Spaces, Zoning Licensing and Construction and Public Safety Committees were presented. NEWRA’s Volunteer Organization requested volunteers for their summer...

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FOCCP to Hold Independence Day Celebration

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly free event on Saturday, July 1, from noon to 4:00 pm. This free celebration will be kicked off by a fun “Kids Parade,” led by Uncle Sam on stilts.  Other entertainment throughout the day will include visits...

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North End/Waterfront Construction Updated Public Meeting

By Phil Orlandella In response to a number of concerns relating to various North End/Waterfront city projects, a public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 15 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street from 6 PM to 7 PM. The meeting is being conducted as a result of residents complaining at...

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Stephen Passacantilli to Formally Kick Off Campaign for Boston City Council in the North End

Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina, will formally launch his campaign for Boston City Council (District 1) in the North End next week. Passacantilli’s North End Kickoff is next Thursday, June 15 from 6-9pm at Filippo Ristorante on Causeway Street. Passacantilli said, “I’m excited...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Addresses Recent Crime Activity

By Matt Conti Boston Police Captain Kenneth Fong gave a detailed rundown of recent crime activity in the North End / Waterfront area at the June 2017 Public Safety meeting. Year-to-date in BPD District A-1, crime incidents are up 2% over last year. Over the past month, there was one robbery, one aggravated assault,...

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Big Turnout at Mayor’s North End Coffee Hour

By Chris Romano Chilly weather didn’t keep a huge crowd from attending Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2017 North End Coffee Hour held at Christopher Columbus Park on May 31. Several city officials from Transportation, Public Works and Boston Police were available to answer questions along with the Mayor. Mayor Walsh addressed the growing...

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N.E.A.D. & New Health Hold Drug Awareness Day with Local Schools

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and North End Waterfront Health held their annual drug awareness day for the students and teachers at Saint John and Eliot Schools.  Over one hundred 6,7, and 8th grade students attended this years’ event hosted at Saint John’s School. The purpose of the event is to make students aware...

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Boston Harbor Now Announces Seasonal Opening; Summer of Diverse Events for Kids, Adults and Families

Boston Harbor Now unveiled its seasonal events calendar for the upcoming summer months that includes a broad range of fun, accessible programming showcasing Boston’s deep-rooted significance and character as a coastal city. This summer, a series of recurring and one-time events on the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park will demonstrate the many...

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Hair’s to History: Boston Barber Co Continues its Tradition as a Local Landmark

By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily rounds. It’s been a barbershop since 1927, serving everyone from molasses factory  workers to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy lived above the barbershop, located just...

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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series runs through Wednesday, August 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.;...

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Boston City Council Looks to Reduce Carbon Footprint of City Hall and Municipal Buildings

By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Council President Michelle Wu along with City Councilor Michael Flaherty filed a hearing order to reduce the carbon footprint of Boston City Hall and other municipal buildings on Wednesday, June 7. This comes after President Donald Trump on June 1, announced that the United States will withdraw from the...

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NEMPAC Opera Project Presents Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will present Beethoven’s Fidelio, a NEMPAC Opera Project Production, June 22nd – 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall, and at the free community outreach performance at 4:00 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on June 25th. Conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang and...

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New Exhibit in Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, together with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, announced a new exhibit on display at City Hall throughout the month of June in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month. The exhibit, The Faces of Syrian Refugees, profiles 20 Syrians who fled their war-torn...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor has much more experience and know-how than opponents Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has done an admirable job relating to the North End/Waterfront community in general. Like all the other neighborhoods throughout Boston, the North End/Waterfront has its needs, issues and problems that the residents want resolved. But it’s a...

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How We’re Making Boston an Age-Friendly City

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston...

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City Produces Outstanding North Square Improvement Project

Plans to revitalize the historic North Square area are on a fast-track on the Freedom Trail near Paul Revere’s House and the Rachel Revere Park is close to completion. The artwork consisting of four sculptures relating to local themes should be in place later in 2017. Street and sidewalk renovations will take place in...

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Get Ready for North End Feast Season

Summer is the traditional feast season in the North End community with thousands of local residents and visitors flocking into the neighborhood for each of the festivities, held on weekends for the most part. Feasts are a celebration of neighborhood patron saints for many societies located in the community. Societies work hard to organize...

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Sports 06-13-2017

North End Dodgers baseball team seeking game day sponsors By John Romano Our North End Dodgers Traveling Baseball Program for youth ages 13 and up is seeking game day sponsors for umpires. There are 4 teams in 2 different leagues broken up into 4 age groups.  The 14 and under team plays in the...

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Good Food

Good Food

Farmers Markets  have returned to The Greenway. From farm to park to table.

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