Three North End Eateries Granted Full Liquor Licenses

February 18, 2016
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Three North End restaurants represented by Attorney William Ferullo have been awarded full liquor licenses by the Licensing Board for the City of Boston. About a month or so ago, the City of Boston announced the availability of ten new full liquor licenses with many North End eateries applying for. Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover...

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Lights to be Installed to Restore Boston City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that architectural lighting will be installed at City Hall to highlight and enhance the building’s original design, building on the Walsh Administration’s goals to liven up City Hall Plaza and create a safer area for pedestrians. “We are committed to creating a welcoming, lively City Hall Plaza, and installing...

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Opinion

February 18, 2016
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Time to sign up for 2016 baseball season Coming off a great 2015 season, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has begun registration for their 2016 baseball programs. Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti is urging parents to register their children as early as possible because the programs fill up quickly and usually a waiting list...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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Communications Key to Bridge Construction Project

Plans for the rehabilitation of the North Washington Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) have been properly presented to the North End and other neighborhoods and to their credit the Massachusetts DOT Highway Department and Boston Public Works have placed everything on the table for comments. The latest designs of the proposed $125 million development of the...

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Cameras are A Valuable Tool to Convict Criminals

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has openly expressed his support for the use of body cameras on police officers and also favors more video surveillance in Boston public areas, so long as there is a balance between public safety and privacy. The Review believes the use of video in both cases could be...

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Nazzaro Center Can Do

Nazzaro Center Can Do

The Nazzaro Center, as is their usual routine this time of year, collected  168  canned goods and other food for the city’s annual can drive. As they have done for the past three years, delivered their collection to the food pantry run by the local ABCD  out of the  Villa Michelangelo  on Charter Street....

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BRA Board Approval Paves way for Government Center Garage Development

Six development projects that paved the way for $732.5 million in construction have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board of Directors at their first meeting of the new year. Most notable, was approval of the first Phase of the Government Center Garage development project near Haymarket Station and spans over Congress...

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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

February 4, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...

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North End Parents Protesting School System Budget Shortfalls

February 4, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s State of the City Address wasn’t all standing ovations from the pro-Mayor invited guests. There were some demonstrations protesting what they called “The Walsh Administration’s failure to apprehensively advocate for adequate funding.” The group, including North End parents, a broad-based coalition of public education stakeholders, made up of families, students,...

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Requests for Full Liquor Licenses Abutters Meeting Held

February 4, 2016
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Seven North End restaurants took part in an abutters meeting held by the City of Boston Community Services Department last week at the Nazzaro Community Center to discuss potential alcohol licenses (beer, wine and cordials) to full liquor licenses. About forty people attended with no real opposition expressed. Residents mostly asked questions about how...

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Lights to be Installed to Restore Boston City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that architectural lighting will be installed at City Hall to highlight and enhance the building’s original design, building on the Walsh Administration’s goals to liven up City Hall Plaza and create a safer area for pedestrians. “We are committed to creating a welcoming, lively City Hall Plaza, and installing...

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Opinion

West End Library to celebrate 120th Birthday On Thursday, February 8, 2016, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will celebrate its 120th Birthday of provided exemplary public service to the community. The library opened in the Old West Church and has continuously made available lectures, discussions, holiday and historical events and parties for...

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From Our Readers

Property owners need to make repairs Dear Editor, There has been a problem that I would like to discuss with whomever will listen. What can be done when property owners do not keep up with repairs to their property, namely one problem I’ve noticed is the faulty drain pipes and down spouts.  In the...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing the old record of 862 and 2004. With 19 percent of its housing units reserved to help house its low and moderate income residents, Boston’s...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the solutions that hopefully will make things better is an increase in fares. Heard that before. There are major repairs needed throughout the system but the...

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Boston Public School to Face a $50 Million Deficit

By John Lynds In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the School Department will face a $50 million deficit. The announcement by Chang has made education one of the focal points of Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual State of the City address to be delivered tonight at Boston...

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NEWNC Supports Four Changes to Full Liquor Licenses

January 22, 2016
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An unprecedented four liquor license changes was the main topic at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The city has requested 10 more licenses from the state. Represented by Attorney William Ferullo, Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover Street, Mare, 3 Mechanic Street, Monica’s...

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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

January 22, 2016
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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

Carla Agrippino-Gomes, owner and general manager of three North End eateries Antico Forno, Terramia (Salem Street) and the Cobblestone (Hanover Street), was highlighted in a feature article in Scene Magazine, has a very successful businesswoman. Born and raised in the North End, Carla’s key to running the restaurant is a hands on owner that...

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NEWRA Opposes Commercial Street Roof Deck Expansion

January 22, 2016
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The first time a request by Allison Bonney to increase the size of the roof deck at 536 Commercial Street from 15o square feet to 367 square feet was presented (Nov.12) to the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), NEWRA voted to defer a vote to allow time for the applicant and abutters to work...

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Suffolk U and the NEHS to Premiere Documentary Film:Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story

Suffolk University, in partnership with the North End Historical Society, will host the premiere screening of the documentary film, “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Modern Theatre, 525 Washington Street, in Boston’s Theatre District. “As the title indicates, it is not so much a...

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House Passes Substance Addiction Legislation to Enhance Continuum of Care and Prevention Efforts

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass substance addiction legislation that creates a new standard to evaluate and treat patients who present in emergency rooms with an apparent overdose. This new best practice, which will be covered by insurance, is designed to ensure the proper assessment...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina to Chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees

By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees and to serve as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor, had...

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North Washington Street Bridge Construction Slated for 2017

Based on meetings held in collaboration with MassDOT and the Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) the $125 million dollar proposed design and replacement of the 100 year old North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) could start as early as 2017. Construction will actually not commence until eleven permits that are needed to be...

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