North End Resident to Run the Boston Marathon in Special Celebration of Women:Alongside Iconic Athlete Kathrine Switzer

North End Resident to Run the Boston Marathon in Special Celebration of Women:Alongside Iconic Athlete Kathrine Switzer

Katie Harty, 29, a Prince St. resident, will be lacing up her sneakers on April 17, 2017 for the run of her life. Harty, as well as 100 other runners, will be running the 121st Boston Marathon to represent 261 Fearless, Inc, the new non-profit benefitting women’s running initiatives from legendary marathoner, Kathrine Switzer....

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Tales from Digging at the Old North Crypt

By Matt Conti It is a real-life “Tales from the Crypt” as a new archeological dig is ongoing underneath Old North Church surrounding its colonial era tombs. Boston archeologist Joe Bagley says it is a guarantee that many artifacts will be found, but the big question is whether human remains will be uncovered. There...

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Public Safety Report:Bank and Two Pedestrian Robberies, Letter Opener Assault

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the March 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. Part 1 Crime -City-wide: Down 5%. -District A-1: Up 12% (mainly due to a rash of robberies in early...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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NEAD Scholarship Program for 2017-2018

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) announced the 2017-2018 Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program for North End residents in both public and private (Tuition based) schools. The deadline to submit the form is May 12, 2017 at 6pm. Rules & Regulations: *Applicant must be a North End resident who is attending school (Proof of...

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BCC News and Notes

Boston Community Collaborative’s upcoming happenings and events Ongoing: Weekly Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids classes for SJS students during the SJS afterschool program. Weekly Dance classes for JQS students during the JQS afterschool program. Weekly Drama and Dance classes in the North End, open to students of all schools at the Studio...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Winter is still upon us so please be sure to be responsible with cleaning up and properly disposing of dog waste. It is super cold and the weather is not great but we still need to keep the neighborhood clean. If you see a new doggie face, please share the RUFF group information: INFO@RUFFBoston.org, on...

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West End Museum News

National Poetry Month   Film Series – Wednesdays at 3 pm. Join us for our April  Film Series celebrating poets and poetry.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. Wednesday April 5       3pm   Bright Star Wednesday April 12     3pm   Poetry Wednesday April 19     3pm   Amour Fou Wednesday April 26     3pm   Howl Buried...

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Paul Revere Mall Improvement Meeting

By Phil Orlandella The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will hold the first in a series of meetings to discuss upcoming improvements to Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Old North Church, 193 Salem Street. For details call...

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North End Spring Cleaning Scheduled for April

By Phil Orlandella North End spring cleaning scheduled for April Love Your Block (formally Boston Shines) a high impacted spring cleaning program in Boston that encourages residents to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, will take place in the North End on April 28-29 starting at Paul Revere Mall (Prado) at 10 AM....

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Hanover,Cross and Salem Streets Article 85 Demolition Delay Application Discussed

By Phil Orlandella Only twelve North End residents turned out for a community meeting calling for Charter Realty and Development to discuss an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover, 60 Cross and 53 Salem Streets across from the Greenway’s North End Park. “The purpose of the meeting is...

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Neighborhood PACE Helps Older Adults Stay Independent

Theresa grew up in the North End during the Great Depression. She one was of eight children. Her mother was an avid reader and worked as a bookkeeper, despite having only completed eighth grade. “We were very poor, but everyone was very poor. Those were the Depression days, so no one had anything. But...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   Boston Barber Company celebrate its 10th anniversary Boston Barber and Tattoo Company, a popular business located on Salem Street recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of doing business on Salem Street. Owned and operated by local resident Bob Dello Russo, the business has professional staff located in a modern atmosphere. Boston...

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Maneuvering Fire Equipment Through North End Streets Can be Difficult

North End streets pose some problems with fire apparatus to maneuver, not only because of weather, cars jumping sidewalks on one lane streets, double parking on main streets and probably the biggest obstacle is parking on corners. The above mentioned impedes Fire Fighters from maneuvering their vehicles to get to a building to deal...

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Veterans Should Not Be Ignored for Any Reason

Veterans Assisting Veterans, an advocacy group, have slammed Massachusetts Democrats on National TV for supporting illegal immigrants while veterans are still in dire need of critical services. An open letter to the Herald sparked the advocacy group to speak out for veterans needs of all kinds. The letter singled out: US Senators Elizabeth Warren,...

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Frank DePasquale Honored

Frank DePasquale Honored

On February 27, 2017, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association held its annual Awards Dinner celebrating five leaders in the industry, including Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures as Restauranteur of the Year. A North End power-house, DePasquale is best known for his exceptional and award-winning North End restaurant concepts that include Bricco, Mare Oyster Bar and...

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Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is in danger of losing a substantial portion of its state funding but officials are meeting with the hope of maintaining the current funding structure. According to a front page story in Friday’s Boston Globe, the Greenway could lose 40 percent of its funding which is roughly $2 million...

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A Celebration in Style:Robert Dello Russo Marks His 10th Anniversary at Boston Barber & Tattoo

A Celebration in Style:Robert Dello Russo Marks His 10th Anniversary at Boston Barber & Tattoo

By Cary Shuman Robert Dello Russo is the owner, operator, and master barber at Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. at 113 Salem St. in the North End. He is proud to hold all three titles and rightfully so. Under Dello Russo’s creative and innovative guidance, Boston Barber & Tattoo has emerged as the busiest...

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Greenway Celebrates 8th Successful Year

By Phil Orlandella On February 23, 2009, the Greenway Conservancy began maintaining and programming. The well-used and very popular open space celebrated its eighth anniversary with staff, friends and uses under spring like conditions. Over the years, the Conservancy has provided many activities, events for the public to enjoy, like children’s programs, a play...

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North End Eateries Participating in Dine Out Boston

By Phil Orlandella A total of nineteen eateries from the North End, Waterfront and Beacon Hill are participating in this year’s Dine Out Boston sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) in partnership with American Express. This is the 16th year of Dine Out Boston and many Boston restaurants are providing...

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North End Demolition Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held tonight, March 7 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover Street, 60 Cross Street and 53 Salem Street in the North End. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the...

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Senator Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing

By Phil Orlandella Senator Joseph A. Boncore has been named Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing by Senate President Stan Rosenberg. Senator Boncore, whose district includes the North End, said “I am honored to chair this committee.” He noted, “It will be a great opportunity to work on the needs of both Greater...

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Registration Underway for Teen Summer Jobs

By Phil Orlandella Boston teenagers seeking a summer job can now register online at www.Youth.Boston.Gov. according to Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. She noted the following requirements: must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston, must turn 15 years old on or before Friday, August 18, 2017, cannot...

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Nempac Returns to Bijou de la Vida Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Concert Series will return to the intimate Bijou de la Vida Gallery in the North End for their final concert of the season, titled Embracing the Ethereal: A Musical Journey of French and Minimalist Works, on Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Bijou...

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