Eliot School NBSS site development meetings Held

Developers, Feingold Alexander and Associates, for the building of a new Eliot Innovation School started the a public meeting off on the wrong foot when residents didn’t like the idea of work being done in the building including asbestos removal without any notification to abutters or other residents. A communications problem, that the firm...

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Harbor Towers Residents Oppose Chiofaro Plan

The residents and owners of Harbor Towers condominiums overwhelmingly oppose the proposal by the Chiofaro Co. and Prudential Real Estate Investments to replace the Harbor Garage with a development consisting of two towers, reaching about 650 feet and 550 feet high, and totaling 1.3 million square feet, Harbor Towers Trustees said. Owners and residents representing 71...

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North End Holiday Stroll a Great Way to Shop

Over the years, the North End Holiday Stroll has attracted many customers to the annual neighborhood event involving twenty boutiques and shops that will stay open late night for holiday shopping directly in the community and take advantage of some great discounts. The stroll is a great way to discover some of the many businesses, have...

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Communications and Cooperation Keys to Eliot School Construction

Design and construction plans for a new Eliot Innovative School at 39 North Bennet Street were revealed last week at a public hearing in the Nazzaro Community Center. The major project will create an inconvenience for the North End for twenty-three months with street closures, the takingof numerous parking spaces and noise. For several years,...

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Joslin Center to Honor Carla Gomes

Former North End residents and local business owner Carla Agrippino Gomes will be honored by the Joslin Diabetes Center recognizing her for her support for the center’s life savings care and research. Carla has been a familiar face around the center for the past 23 years with her son David who was diagnosed with type 1...

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From Our Readers

Holiday Appeal Dear Editor Happy holidays! As you know from reading about our work in the community, many of the 2,400 clients we serve a year in the North End, West End, and surrounding neighborhoods are immigrants, elderly, non-English speaking, homebound, disabled, and alone. The holidays are wonderful, but many of the seniors who...

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Menino Remembered Fondly by North End Community

Menino Remembered Fondly by North End Community

North End leaders are remembering former Mayor Thomas M. Menino as an outstanding supporter of programs in the neighborhood and a kind and personable man who appreciated North End’s history, enjoyed spending time here, and dining at its excellent restaurants. Mr. Menino, the city’s longest-serving mayor, died on October 30, 2014. He was 71....

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Neighborhood Engagement Walks Provide Valuable Information

Neighborhood Engagement Community Walks being held in the North End community have become a great service to residents, especially abutters of proposed projects. These on the spot meetings held by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services provides the community a firsthand opportunity to see potential projects before they begin and express their point of...

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Marathon Memorial Should Be on the Top of the List

Placing a memorial for the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing is simply the right thing to do for these innocent people that had to pay a terrible price for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. The mourning and suffering still continues from this uncalled for act of terrorism...

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North End Public Safety Meeting

November 7, 2014
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District A-1 Boston Police will hold its monthly community meeting on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Police will provide crime statistics that took place over the past 30 days, compared to the same time period last year. They will also provide other information, address questions...

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Opinions

November 7, 2014
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Support NEBC holiday decorations Each year, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) decorates several local streets for the holiday season. The volunteer organization has helped put the community in the holiday spirit with festive decorations. In order to complete this yearly community endeavor, NEBC needs financial support from neighborhood residents and the business community....

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NEMPAC Provide a Great Service to the Neighborhood

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) was founded in 2001 by a group of local residents seeking musical programming in the community. They have succeeded by leaps and bounds and continue to move forward each year with musical opportunities for the neighborhood. In 2008, the Robert White Foundation donated the use of...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

Four North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) members were named as officers by the community based all volunteer organization. NEWRA members have shown their support and confidence in the officers that are expected to provide leadership for the organization that apparently has close to 300 registered members of the non-profit neighborhood group. Congratulations to President...

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Charlie’s Problem

Charlie Baker has intrigued some of my Democratic friends. They worked with him in government or insurance and admire his management acumen. But he has problems if he expects Democrats to turn tail or Independents to support him. Many of them speak to his character. Let’s name them. Smart enough? In his 2010 gubernatorial...

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Former NEWRA President Jim Salini did a Commendable Job

Outgoing North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Jim Salini did an outstanding job coordinating and conducting the monthly meetings. While at the helm, Salini always maintained complete control of the community meetings, running them in a professional manner. As President, he not only kept the meetings orderly but educational. Jim, as President, never injected...

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Society Holds Terrific Halloween Party

Another very successful community Halloween Party was held by the Madonna Della Cava Society on Hanover and Battery Streets. The area was full of families and their children participating in the 63rd annual outdoor neighborhood event. It was a true Halloween Party with games, activities, inflatable games, a bounce, face painting, prizes and a...

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Casino Soap Opera Continues

Casino gambling has become a soap-opera in Massachusetts with a lot of stay-tuned. Chapter One: A series of having a casino in East Boston at Suffolk Downs (Probably where it should have been built in the first place). Residents of Eastie held all the cards and out-drew potential owners. Chapter Two: The Tale of...

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North End Library Providing Numerous Programs

While the year is not over, the North End and Friends of the North End Library have provided many programs, activities, events and especially learning programs. The community has enjoyed holiday events, films, puppet shows, concerts and much more and there is still more to come. It takes a lot of time and energy...

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BRA Approves Canal and India Street Developments

November 1, 2014
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Two of the six new developments the Board of Directors for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved are located adjacent to the North End/Waterfront community. Together, the six projects represent $151.7 million worth of investment and nearly 674,000 square feet of construction, according to the BRA. Reportedly, the development projects are expected to...

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Volunteers Canvass North End for Earned Sick Time

November 1, 2014
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Expressing their support for earned sick time (Question 4) State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined workers, business owners, community leaders and grass roots volunteers at the North End Community Health Center on Hanover Street to canvass to ensure hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families can receive this benefit. “Question 4 would guarantee every worker in...

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Artery Ramp Parcel Study Meeting

November 1, 2014
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On Wednesday, October 29 from 6-8pm MassDOT will conduct a public hearing related to the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study, according to Legislative Liaison John Romano. The meeting will be held at the BRA 9th Floor Board Room, City Hall. Romano noted, “MassDOT is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portions...

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BRA holds Haymarket Hotel Public Meeting

November 1, 2014
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A public meeting regarding the Haymarket Hotel Parcel 9 project was held at City Hall by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on October 27. Normandy Real Estate Partners and Harbinger Development’s proposal includes approximately 140,000 square feet, and approximately 115,000 square feet, 225 rooms, 10-story and approximately 25,000 square feet of market/retail space in...

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‘Craft in America: Service,’ at North Bennet Street School

Be the first to see this latest episode of the Peabody Award-winning series. “Craft in America: Service” tells the story of craft in the military by documenting the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate, and heal. The episode traces the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program, the G.I. Bill and their...

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Leash Law Still Being Abused in Community

North End/Waterfront residents still have their sights set on leash law problems that they claim occurs every day, mostly in public parks. Dogs are running uncontrolled and there appears to be no end in sight because the city doesn’t have the manpower or other resources to respond to these leash law violators. It appears...

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