Let’s Do Everything Possible to Attract Amazon to Boston

Hopefully, Boston puts the metal to the pedal in its quest to attract Amazon to move its second headquarters to one of the areas the Mayor has pointed out in the city. Amazon’s move to Boston will be a blockbuster to the city’s economic status, not to mention the thousands of jobs that will...

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Sports 10-31-2017

Black Dog Realty Group sponsors NEAA soccer program By Phil Orlandella For the second consecutive year, Dhiren Thakker of the Black Dog Group, has generously donated $1,000 to sponsor the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) fall Youth Soccer Program that takes place at Puopolo Park. “The sponsorship helps pay for shirts and socks for...

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North End Columbus Day Parade

North End Columbus Day Parade

The bi-annual North End Columbus Day Parade was held Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza and making its way through downtown Boston, the waterfront and into the North End.

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Major North Square Repairs Announced by Mayor Walsh

By Phil Orlandella A short time after the city completed renovations in Rachel Revere Park in the historic North Square area of the North End, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially held a ground-breaking ceremony for construction of new sidewalks, street pavement and an art project in the square where Paul Revere’s House stands....

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NEWNC Unofficially Supports Four Agenda Items

By Phil Orlandella While the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) failed to generate a quorum, they unofficially supported four agenda items. Apparently, they will conduct another meeting or contact no-show members to secure their votes. President John Pregmon statement, “As you know, NEWNC did not obtain a quorum for Monday’s meeting. Our bylaws instruct...

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Protesters March to Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella Calling for the end of Columbus Day commemorations, dozens of protesters marched from Park Street to the North End ending their march at Christopher Columbus Park where they placed negative signs around the statue of the navigator. One sign read, “Christopher Columbus was a genocidal slave trader.” Another read, “Columbus Day...

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Eliot School Receives New Furniture from BuildBPS

By Phil Orlandella First expenditures of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s $1 billion BuildBPS initiative, a $13 million investment in every Boston Public School (BPS) building to provide immediate, tangible, short-term capital investments for the current school year has been announced. The Eliot K-9 Innovation School recently received tables of alternating heights and movable...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

By Phil Orlandella An election of officers was the main part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) October monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Elected were: President Mary McGee, Vice President David Goggins, Treasurer Sue Benveniste, Secretary Jennifer Crampton and Sergeant of Arms Cheryl Delgreco. District 1 Boston City Council candidates...

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Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and City Councilor Sal LaMattina Honored with Michael A. Nazzaro Public Service Awards

By Matt Conti Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina were honored with the Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. Public Service Award at this year’s Columbus Day Celebration Reception. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh took part in the presentations as did State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Sen. Joe Boncore and City...

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I Am Books Event

Lost Boston depicts demise of city structures Lost Boston by Anthony M. Sammaro depicts a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the disappeared buildings and places in all their grandeur before the wrecking ball and decline set in. From the 1870s up to the present day, 68 different losses are represented  in...

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RUFF Newsletter

DOG PARK UPDATE! After 3 long years our dream of a safe, off-leash, urban dog park is coming true. Construction has begun at the Prince street dog park location! It will continue through the end of October. Our contractors and the team are hard at work to complete this project on time. Feel free...

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West End Library Programs

New and ongoing programs featured at the West End Library Many programs, events and activities have been scheduled for this November at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. Five films will be shown, a short story discussion and a book discussion and numerous ongoing programs for all ages. For more details call 617-523-3957....

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NEAD Back to School Dance Party Swings

By Phil Orlandella While no one was selected to compete in “Dancing of the Stars”,  North End Against Drugs (NEAD) still held a successful Back to School Dance Party in Polcari Playground adjacent to the Nazzaro Community Center. “The playground was filled with students from the neighborhood, their parents and of course the Eliot...

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NEMPAC Showcases Local Musicians at Art Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) brings classical music to a contemporary art setting in its inaugural concert for the 2017-2018 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series, “Boston Composers: Then and Now”! The concert on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. will feature local and professional musicians performing pieces by...

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New Nursing Home Owners Discussed Plans at NEWNC Meeting

By Phil Orlandella An all-out community endeavor to prevent the North End Nursing Home from closing and transporting local seniors to other facilities in Boston or the home of their choice has paid off. Local residents, community organizations and elected officials worked together to save the Fulton Street building to accommodate North End residents....

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Old North Foundation Presents Speaker Series ‘The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools’

Old North Foundation Speaker Series Class and Forms presents The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools with speaker J.L. Beil on Wednesday, November 1 at 6pm at the Church, 173 Salem Street. For details email congregation@oldnorth.com. Colonial Boston took pride in its free public schools, which educated young Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock,...

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North End Activist Victor Brogna Can Play a Tune

Every month the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) features an interesting senior, like Victor Brogna. As a child, Victor grew up visiting the North End, which he permanently made his home in 1993.  His father had two sisters who lived at 97 Endicott Street for most of their lives. The...

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NEAA Soccer Bake Sale Benefits Hurricane Victims

By Phil Orlandella The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) fall soccer program held a bake sale at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street during its weekly schedule to benefit UNICEF USA. All the proceeds will provide disaster relief for the children of Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria. Gillian Steele Fisher and his...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.  Passacantilli recently topped the ticket in the Municipal Preliminary Election held on September 26. Passacantilli said,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Ted Tomasone honored again To say Robert “Ted” Tomasone has made a substantial difference in the North End community would be a total understatement. As a resident and eventually a former North Ender, Ted has accomplished many endeavors that made a noticeable difference in the neighborhood through his tireless efforts and...

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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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Illegal Guns on the Streets Triggers Concerns

Illegal use and possession of handguns has become a pistol hot subject in the City of Boston. Despite a major effort by police to curb the problem, it seems the situation has increased considerably. No one seems to be pulling the trigger to resolve this deadly situation plaguing the city. The problem has become...

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Community Stabilization Act Protects Tenants

A home rule petition, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act (JBCSA) has been passed in the Boston City Council and signed by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Once enacted by the State Legislature, the new law will help protect residential tenants and former homeowners living in their homes following a foreclosure against arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory,...

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Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

By Phil Orlandella Former North End resident and community activist Robert “Ted” Tomasone, Clerk Magistrate of Somerville District Court, was honored with the Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award at the Boston Area Church League annual Fellowship luncheon held at the Back Bay Hilton. Tomasone has dedicated his life helping the North End/Boston...

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