Sports 06-26-2018

NEAA Baseball All-Stars to play the Maine All-Stars By Phil Orlandella North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti has announced that the Association’s 8-9-year-old Little League All-Stars will compete, today, Thursday, June 28 versus an 8-9-year-old All-Star team from Berwick, Maine at Langone Field on Commercial Street starting at 6 PM. The...

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Returning to the Greenway

Returning to the Greenway

Splash all summer long at seven water fountains now open on The Greenway, daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., from Chinatown Stream to the Canal Fountains in the North End to the parks’ Rings Fountain.

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NEAA All-Star Game June 23

June 15, 2018
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Two North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Majors baseball teams are geared up and are anxious to play in the 2018 All-Star game scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The game provides players an opportunity to display their skills on the baseball field, made possible by donations. Opening ceremonies, honoring...

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North End Native to Conduct Local Tour

June 15, 2018
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A special tour, Brethren, Bethel and Basilica, will be held by the North End Historical Society (NEHS) with tour guide Jessica Dello Russo a native of the North End. The tour will illuminate Community Workshop Sites in and around Boston’s historic North Square. A rare behind the scene tour of Sacred Heart Church will...

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Restauranteurs Bring Flavor of the North End to Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor has picked two North End restaurant legends—Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano—to operate a 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant at the five-star, $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort. ‘Fratelli’ (which means brothers in Italian) is the first local restaurant partnership between DePasquale and Varano and the first locally operated restaurant at the 3...

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Happenings on the Greenway

June 15, 2018
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Many activities are happening on The Greenway, with many other events coming in the near future. Find exceptional art, locally produced products and more at the greenery Open Market, taking place in the Wharf District on Saturdays and every other Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase goods at the Boston Public Market...

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Boston Public Library Schedule

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series will run through Friday, August 31, bringing a range of free music to one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces during one-hour concerts throughout the summer. Concerts are held twice each week on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday concerts are...

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Electrical Workers Local 103 Partners with Red Sox for Charitable Initiatives

For many years, union electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 have been brightening historic Fenway Park by providing comprehensive electrical services to the Boston Red Sox organization – including the operation and servicing of the lights that shine over the most historic park in Major League Baseball.  Now, IBEW Local 103 members, along with the union...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Opens on June 29

Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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PAAE ‘After School Arts Programs’ Held at Nazzaro Center

Due to continuing support, Public Action for Arts and Education (P.A.A.E), the Nazzaro Center in the North End of Boston is able to sustain a thriving Arts program for the past eleven (11) years. Under the direction of Josephine Lepore, Arts Teacher, the Center offers children instruction in drawing (pencil, black and white, charcoal),...

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Walsh to Hold Coffee Hour June 28

June 15, 2018
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Presented by the Boston Parks and Recreational Department, this year’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh will be held at Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday, June 28, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The coffee hour presents residents the opportunity to discuss any issue that is of concern, with a special emphasis on...

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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic Set for June 24

Representative Aaron Michlewitz will sponsor his Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic between the North End and the South End.   Youth ages 9 to 12 from the North End Athletic Association and South End Baseball programs will compete. Both neighborhoods are represented by Representative Michlewitz and he came up with this idea prior to...

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Field of Flags on Boston Common

Field of Flags on Boston Common

A total of 37,268 American flags were placed on the Boston Common last week to honor those from Massachusetts who have died in wars dating back to the Revolution. That number included 296 military heroes that have died in duty since 9/11. In particular, those war dead were honored at a special ceremony on...

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Five Candidates Elected to NEWNC Board

June 1, 2018
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Five Candidates Elected to NEWNC Board

On Saturday, May 19th, residents voted to elect five members to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council. 2018 NEWNC Election Results Marie Simboli – 83 votes John Pregmon – 61 votes Brett Roman – 49 votes Patrick Bova – 39 votes Joel (Jody) Faller – 33 votes All of the candidates listed above will be...

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Parks Improvements Plan Looks Good

June 1, 2018
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A presentation by the Boston Parks Department for improvements to Puopolo Park, Langone Field, bocce courts, drainage, playground, basketball court, the Harbor Walk and some open space has apparently been blessed by North End residents at a recent public meeting. Several public meetings have been held to get to this point. Many local organizations...

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NEWNC Supports Three Requests

June 1, 2018
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Three voting agenda items were supported unanimously by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Monday, May 14. A request by Jen Royle seeking to create a private space at 445 Hanover St. with a cordial license received Council support. A proposal by Jeff...

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Mirabella Pool Scheduled to Open June 16

June 1, 2018
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Something called summer will hopefully be just around the corner, maybe. Hotter weather means the opening of the Mirabella Pool (North End Pool), scheduled for Saturday, June 16. The Nazzaro Community Center is currently accepting seasonable passes costing: Adults (age 20-61) $20, Teens (age 13-19) $10, Youth (age 6-12) $5, Age 5 and under...

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NEWRA Supports Use of Basement Space

June 1, 2018
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Originally, there were three voting items on the May 10 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, two of them were withdrawn by the petitioners and could find their way to the NEWRA June monthly meeting. The third agenda voting request by Anthony Virgilio for Jennifer Royle,...

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Placement Evaluations for Charlestown Soccer Fall Season to Take Place

Placement evaluations for Charlestown Soccer’s Fall 2018 travel soccer season will take place over the course of the first two weeks in June.  Sessions will run for roughly one hour and 15 minutes, following the check in period. Placements are field evaluations of all our potential players conducted by independent contractors, and are used...

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Community News

Weekly Block Parties and on The Greenway The Boston Calling Block Parties series at Dewey Square Park on The Greenway kicks off. Block Parties are free and open to all every Thursday from 5 PM to 8 p.m. all summer long with games, music, and beer and wine for purchase. Boston Public Market Returns...

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