Artweek Expands into Seven New Towns, Offers over 180 Events

ArtWeek, an award-winning creative festival, announced its largest event lineup since its 2013 launch. From September 30 – October 9, residents and visitors of more than 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts can take part in 180+ unique artistic events. These events will offer participants new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity....

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Boston Public Library’s Fall Local and Family History Series

Boston Public Library’s fall Local & Family History Series continues, offering a wide range of topics from the Gilded Age and researching ancestors’ artifacts to today’s notable restaurants and the history of Haymarket:  · Pamela Holland helps attendees find the stories of their ancestors and locate sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, digitized books,...

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NEAA Sponsors Trip to Yankees/Red Sox Game

By Phil Orlandella Twenty-nine players and their family members travel to Fenway Park to see the second game of the Red Sox three game sweep of the Yankees. The trip was sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA). “Tickets were free but parents were encouraged to make a donation to Breast Cancer-Making Strides...

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Greenway Provides Estimated Square Footage for New Art at North End Park

By Phil Orlandella The estimated square-foot of the Meredith James artwork scheduled to be placed at the Greenway’s North End Park is not a huge footprint and there is still plenty of space (5,592 sq.) in which to still enjoy the lawn and Park offerings next summer according to Lucas Cowan of the Greenway...

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Boston Local Food Festival Returns to The Greenway

The Boston Local Food Festival a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England returned to the Greenway. The Festival also featured lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family...

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Triumphant Evening for NEMPAC’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

Hundreds of community members, parents, instructors, founders and supporters gathered on Friday, September 23rd  at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to share their appreciation for neighborhood arts and culture at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). Mayor Martin J. Walsh received an award for his support...

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BRA Has Been Moving in the Right Direction

Since Mayor Martin J. Walsh took office, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has steadily become more community friendly despite being cast as a complex and at times uncooperative agency. BRA Director Brian Golden has attempted to work with North End/Waterfront groups to the best of his ability with both positive and negative results but...

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Friends Hold Great Reunions

Both the Friends of the North End and the Girl Friends of the North End have once again held very successful reunions at different locations. Hundreds of North End and former North End residents attended these special events that have become extremely popular over the years. Many volunteers helped coordinate the reunions that bring...

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Washington Street Bridge Traffic Flow Message a Priority

North End/Waterfront, West End and Bulfinch residents need to start preparing for the construction project on the North Washington Street Bridge, commonly known as the Charlestown Bridge. While the design and traffic plans on the bridge itself are good, it’s the traffic effect to get to both ends of the bridge that could pose...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

By Phil Orlandella On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States and other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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City Hall Vendor Agreement with BGDC a Good One

The three-year vendor agreement between the City and Boston Garden Development Corporation (BGDC), a subsidiary of Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden to create vibrant public space and activities at Boston City Hall Plaza is a plus for residents and visitors to enjoy several seasons of the year. BGDC has the creativity...

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BRA Says Nursing Home Must Remain

A community all-out endeavor to save the Fulton Street Nursing Home from closing has finally paid dividends as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) shut the door on a proposal by Partners Health and Spaulding Rehab to do so. It was a true neighborhood commitment to save their Nursing Home. Residents, elected officials, community organizations,...

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Playing in the Park

September 22, 2016
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Playing in the Park

A delightful Sunday afternoon for family and friends was held at the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway. Highlights included The Leon Janikian Quartet, dance instruction with Apo Ashjan founder of the Sayat Nova Dance Company, Hoodsies and a “Find Someone Game” was held with a chance to win a Boston Duck Tour for...

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Street Pianos

September 22, 2016
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Street Pianos

Street Pianos will return to the North End on Friday, September 23 from 9am to 6pm at the Old North Church and The Greenway from 7am to 11pm. The pianos are part of an exhibit called Play Me, I’m Yours, created by artist Luke Jerram and will be available to play and enjoy.

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NEWRA Attempts to Change Election Term Bylaws

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its annual meeting where members will select officers for 2017 at its Thursday, October 13 monthly meeting that will be held at the Nazarro Center on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm. A proposal to extend term limits was suggested by...

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NEWNC Supports Three Requests

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella An application to extend the living space at 10 Moon Street, change the legal occupancy at 278-284 North Street and a zoning relief transfer at the Battery Wharf Hotel were agenda items at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) September monthly meeting. 10 Moon Street applied to the Zoning Board of...

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Residents Oppose Design of Hanover,Cross and Salem Streets Project

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella Charter Realty and Development attended another neighborhood meeting as they once again presented their proposal that encompasses the current four story residential/commercial building at 53 Salem Street and 64-66 Cross Street (one-story retail) also known as Martignetti’s. The project comprises of 5,500 square feet with potential sidewalk seating if an agreement...

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BRA Committed to Keep North End Nursing Home Open

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella All the hard work by residents and elected officials finally paid off as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has publicly stated that the North End Fulton Street Nursing Home will remain open and Partners has agreed to start filling the open slots for seniors when possible. The commitments were made at...

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NEWRA Opposes North Street Housing Proposal

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella Three voting items were on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) September monthly meeting agenda that was held in the Nazzaro Community Center where close to 75 residents attended including project abutters and non-members. The Neighborhood Association opposed a request by Joseph Bocelli, the project manager for the rehabilitation of 278-284...

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MassDOT Unveils Latest Plans for New North Washington Street Bridge

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has unveiled the latest plans for the new North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales  Partners Transportation Design, is the architect behind the estimated $125-million bridge, which will replace the existing structurally deficient crossing that links City Square in Charlestown...

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N.E. Youth Hockey Registration

September 22, 2016
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North End Youth Hockey will conduct an introduction program to hockey for 15 weeks for children 5 to 12 years old at the Steriti Skating Rink on Commercial Street running from October 2016 through March 2017 on Saturday mornings from 8 to 9:50 am. Full equipment and basic skills required. Fee includes a practice...

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Boston Public Market First Annual Harvest Party

September 22, 2016
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First annual public events are always the best to attend. They tend to be exciting, entertaining, educational and opportunistic for attendees. This appears to be the case when the Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) conducts its first annual Harvest Paarty on Thursday, October 20 to support the not-for-profit association’s work to encourage community around...

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Neighborhood NSC Seeks Volunteers

September 22, 2016
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Many volunteer opportunities are currently available at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Opportunity-teach computers to seniors. Need a patient volunteer to teach seniors basic Internet searches, typing in Microsoft Word, setting up email, and navigating online shopping services such as Stop and Shop’s Pea Pod delivery.  Hours needed would...

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