Residents Still Angry Over Loss of Parking Spaces

Following angry North End residents complaining about his administration removing four prime parking spaces and replacing them with paid commercial spots, Mayor Martin Walsh quickly defended his staff for failing to hold public hearings before making the controversial move. Many residents and neighborhood civic groups were not pleased when they learned of the change...

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Singers Needed for NEMPAC Holiday Concert

Adult singers are needed for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Holiday Concert of Handel’s Messiah. NEMPAC’s Messiah Chorus will be directed by Nicholas Place, Boston Conservatory. Singers will be joined by NEMPAC faculty, members of the Back Bay Chorale and City Singers. Two years of choral or singing is required...

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NEMPAC Student Holiday Music Recitals

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) musical instruction students have been working hard all fall on their instructional studies preparing for a full day of music making and performance for the annual student holiday music recitals to be held at St. Stephen Church on Hanover Street on Saturday, December 5. The free...

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Salem Street Five Story Addition Plans Deferred by Board of Appeals

November 12, 2015
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It’s back to the community for a request by the owner of 92-96 Salem Street (Nicholas D’Amore) to develop a five-story addition in the rear of the building and change the occupancy from six residential units and two stores to 11 one-unit residential units and two stores. The request was deferred until January by...

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MBTA Ranks as Most Important Factor for Millennials Who Live and Work in Boston

Boston’s millennial workforce, a large and influential bloc of 20 to 37 year-olds, cites the MBTA as the most important component of where they choose to live, work and play, according to a new survey from ULI Boston/New England and theMassINC Polling Group. The survey will be officially unveiled on Monday November 9 at...

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FOCCP Hosts Light Trellis Display with State-of-the-Art Led Lights

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the thirteenth annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and...

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Mayor Announces Charging Stations Now Available on City Hall Plaza

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that WrightGrid, the leading provider of solar-powered charging stations for mobile devices, has installed two WrightGrid Model Z charging stations at City Hall Plaza, providing Boston’s residents and visitors with free, secure, and sustainable charging.  The announcement builds on the Mayor’s commitment to establishing City Hall Plaza as a...

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From Our Readers

Urban Renewal Zone extensions Please be advised that the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) strongly opposes the BRA’s proposed ten-year extension of the 14 expiring Urban Renewal Zones (URZ), and particularly the zone in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood.  During the meetings held in various communities this year, we feel that the BRA has failed...

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Downtown View:Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Let’s pretend. It is 2024. Senate bill 1747, An Act Combating Climate Change, passed the Massachusetts legislature and was signed by the governor in 2017. The bill made Massachusetts a leader in combating carbon emissions. A couple who lives in downtown Boston spent $419.61 on natural gas fuel for heat and hot water in...

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T Fare and Parking Rate Hikes Another Who’s on First Gig

What’s the secret? Will Gov. Charlie Baker raise MBTA and parking fees although he has publicly stated on several occasions during his campaign to rule on Beacon Hill no new taxes or fees? Mum is the word from the governor and his administration on the troubled transit agency. Reportedly, the MBTA is considering raising...

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Mayor’s Education Plan as Easy as A,B,C,D

Just about everyone agrees that the best investment that can be made for young people is to support their education and making sure the best learning facilities are available to them. It doesn’t matter how or who gets it done as long as students have the opportunity to take advantage of their all important...

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Obituaries 11-10-2015

Carmen Rauseo Caprio A long time member of the school staff at Christopher Columbus high school ;  woman of elegance and style who set high goals and standards for herself and her children Carmen Rauseo Caprio of Juno Beach, Florida, passesd away on October 23  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after a brief illness....

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Elephants At Old North

Elephants At Old North

                         Elephants from the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus visited the Old North Church.

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Board of Appeal Supports Extended Living Space

October 29, 2015
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A request by Lesley Hankins to extend living space into the basement at 2 Michelangelo Street was approved by the Boston Inspectional Services Department Board of Appeals. No construction is required. This has been an existing condition for many years.             Both community groups, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Earl and Joanne Cate Receive Good Neighbor Award

October 29, 2015
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Earl and Joanne Cate Receive Good Neighbor Award

Earl and Joanne Cate who sponsored the Triangle Garden in on Commercial Street were the recipients of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Good Neighbor Award presented to residents and/or businesses that help keep the community clean, healthy and beautiful. “This coupled deserves the recognition for their contribution to our community,” NEWRA member Janet Gilardi...

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North End Public Safety Meeting November 5

October 29, 2015
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North End Public Safety meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Members of the District A-1 Boston Police, including Commanding Officer Ken Fong, will be at these meetings to address community concerns, listen to suggestions and present updated Part One crime...

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Take Our North End Parking Spaces,Please

October 29, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has approved an 18-month pilot program throughout the city leasing parking spaces to private businesses without holding any public hearing or community meetings, setting off sparks in the North End where there is simply not enough parking for residents.     It is estimated that there are 1,500 residential parking spaces...

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Rachel Revere Park Improvements Discussed at Public Meeting

October 29, 2015
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Rachel Revere Park Improvements Discussed at Public Meeting

Several local residents turned out for the third public meeting held by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation to further discuss upcoming improvements to the Rachel Revere Park located in North Square. Four concepts for the design and construction of the park just across the street from the Paul Revere House were presented...

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Sfizi, Mediterranean Tapas Bar, Opens in Boston’s North End

By Matt Conti Restauranteur Frank DePasquale, Manager Salvatore Capaldo and Chef Gianni Caruso have opened a new Mediterranean Tapas Bar, Sfizi, in the former Mare space at 135 Richmond Street in Boston’s North End. Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar recently moved into an expanded space at the former Ida’s location, 3 Mechanic Street,...

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Absentee Ballots Now Available

The City of Boston Election Department today announced that the absentee ballots for the November 3rd Election are now available. Polling locations will be open on Election Day from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on November 3, 2015. In order to be eligible to receive an absentee ballot,  an absentee ballot application must be received by...

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Boston Public Market Displays 1,020-Pound Pumpkin

By Phil Orlandella Boston Public Market celebrated New England’s quintessential fall icon-the pumpkin with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin events, pumpkin flavored everything and the unveiling of “The Official Pumpkin of Boston” weighing in at an impressive 1,020 pounds. Donations from Red Apple Farm and their friend and fellow farmer Tom Brouillet of Phillipston, the...

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Downtown View:Air Rage

On August 6, a United Airlines passenger at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was arrested after he refused to turn off his cell phone and then punched another passenger. On September 11, a 27-year-old man on a JetBlue flight stood up and urinated onto the passengers seated in front of him. On September 14, a...

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Protecting Employees from Illegal Practices Sends a Good Message

The protection steps for workers employed by businesses that have been issued a food and/or liquor license in the City of Boston that would illegally deny fairly earned wages is a solid policy that will protect workers from this practice. This measure will expand on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s wage theft put in place...

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Is There Any Room for Compromise on Hotel Proposal?

It appears that there is going to be a lengthily battle between Waterfront residents and the developer (JW Partners) to build a hotel on Lewis Wharf. A large throne of opponents filled the Nazzaro Community Center gym to express both opposition and support, especially by union representatives. The public meeting, organized by the Boston...

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