Council President Wu and Walsh Propose Entertainment Assistance for Small Businesses

A proposal to expand the “Acoustic on Main” pilot program allowing small businesses in designated business districts to host acoustic performances without obtaining a live entertainment license from the City of Boston has been filed by City Council President Michele Wu, and supported by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The ordinance aims to increase foot...

Read more »

Final Climate Ready Boston Report Outlined

A final report for Climate Ready Boston, the city’s initiative to prepare for the impacts of climate change has been released by Mayor Martin J. Walsh at a press briefing accompanied by several department heads and other organizations and agencies. Updated climate projections, a citywide climate vulnerability assessment and recommended climate resiliency strategies and...

Read more »

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Make plans for snow removal It’s only a matter of time until Old Man Winter decides to once again dump large amounts of snow on the streets and sidewalks of the community. Residents need to be prepared to move their vehicles for the city to provide adequate snow removal. Make plans...

Read more »

More Residents Should Be Attending Neighborhood Meetings

More local residents should be attending the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the North End Public Safety meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center on a monthly basis. These organizations are the pulse of the neighborhood that deal with construction, occupancy changes, height additions, beer, wine, cordial and...

Read more »

Happy and Healthy New Year to All

The New Year is about to ring in with hopes that all residents and the business community have a prosperous, safe, happy and healthy 2017. It’s a time to reflect the past year and plan for things to come. Bringing in a new year means hope, opportunity and new challenges. The Regional Review wishes...

Read more »

Obituaries 12-27-2016

Gene Anthony ‘Geno’ Vadala US Postal Service retiree Gene Anthony ‘Geno” Vadala, a resident of Revere for 49 years, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away after a brief illness at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he was schooled in the North...

Read more »

46th North End Christmas Parade

46th North End Christmas Parade

North End children are excited to watch the 46th North End Christmas Parade.

Read more »

Remembrance

Remembrance

On the deck of the USS Cassin Young, National Parks of Boston Supt. Michael Creasey, Franklin Van Valkenburgh (North End resident and grandson of USS Arizona Capt. Franklin Van Valkenburgh), Lt. Commander Timothy Anderson, EXO for the USS Constitution, State Veterans Secretary Francisco Urena, Commander Davies, and Lt. Commander Cassin Young II. The group...

Read more »

North Square RFP Available for Public Space Art Project

By Phil Orlandella Renovations to North Square have taken another step in the right direction as a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a public art project in the area that includes the Paul Revere House and the Rachel Revere Park. The area also includes a church, several restaurants and businesses. Public Works Department (DPW)...

Read more »

NEWRA Supports Fourth Story Addition

By Phil Orlandella During its last monthly community meeting for 2016 held in the Nazzaro Community Center      the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) agenda included a request for an additional story to a three-story building, a change of occupancy to install a seven-foot chimney, and a Municipal Harbor Plan proposed by the BRA/BPDA. NEWRA...

Read more »

NEMPAC Executive Director Receives Boston SPARK Award

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Executive Director Sherri Snow was one of three finalists for the City of Boston SPARK Award in the category of Community Building and Neighborhood Improvement, which is presented and honors millennials for their contribution to the city. Snow is the SPARK that makes...

Read more »

Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal Opposition Continues

By Phil Orlandella It appears that the battle between Save Our North End Waterfront (SONEW), a group of residents, and the potential developers of a major hotel on Lewis Wharf has rekindled itself with the gloves being put back on again and the battle lines drawn. Michael Maine, leader of the group and a...

Read more »

NE/WE NSC Delivers Turkeys to Seniors

By Phil Orlandella About 140 turkeys were distributed to North End and West End families by the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center for the Thanksgiving season. Senator Joe Boncore, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and Councilors Sal LaMattina and Jack Zakim donated turkey gift cards and holiday baskets. Other sponsors were: LaFamiglia Giorgio’s (30 turkeys),...

Read more »

City Street Speed Limit Reduced to 25 Miles Per Hour

Based on a bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker last summer, the City of Boston has adopted a new default speed limit of 25 mph starting January 9, 2017 on city streets. The measure, supported by the legislature, including Senator Joe Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, gives cities and towns across the state the...

Read more »

December Happenings at Boston Public Market

December happenings at Boston Public Market Get in the spirit of the Boston Public Market (BPM) with weekly live holiday tunes, Christmas trees sold on the plaza, family-friendly classes, demonstrations, holiday meal ingredients, pasta of the month, festive seasonal events and much more. Check out the market’s 40 vendors locally sourced and produce seasonal...

Read more »

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Tis the season for petty crimes Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a time of giving but it can also be a time of taking, especially for Grinches that are looking to destroy the spirit of the holiday. These nasty people are called thieves and they will attempt to...

Read more »

NE/WE NSC Needs Financial Support to Assist Elderly

By Maria Stella Gulla Many of the 1,400 clients we serve annually in the North End, West End and surrounding neighborhoods are elderly immigrants who are non-English speaking, home-bound, disabled, and alone.  They are the “hidden poor”. Our elderly residents are once again facing hunger in a time of economic uncertainty, rising rents and...

Read more »

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

The Christmas season is only a sleigh ride away with holiday spirit spreading throughout the neighborhood like a beautiful white snow fall. It’s a joyous time for sharing during a special time of the year. Families and friends will get together for Christmas lunch, dinner or parties in celebration of love and remembrance. It’s...

Read more »

AirBNB Regulations Bill Should be Passed

A bill filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz with some of his colleagues in the House, attempts to create solid policies directed at Airbnb (short term rentals) is not geared to stop the process but to regulate the system and create a sense of public safety and liability. The measure is not to be...

Read more »

Basketball Clinic at Nazzaro Center

Basketball Clinic at Nazzaro Center

Joey Cincotti, 7, and Leo Griffen, 8, battle for the ball.

Read more »

Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary About the North End Through the Years

Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary About the North End Through the Years

by Matt Conti Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story had its neighborhood premiere recently on Hanover Street at St. Stephen’s Church. The documentary film chronicles the North End from the immigration era to modern times. This is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the...

Read more »

NEMPAC Executive Director Finalist for SPARK Boston Impact Awards

NEMPAC Executive Director Finalist for SPARK Boston Impact Awards

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Sherri Snow is a finalist in SPARK Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s millennial engagement program, Impact Awards. She has been nominated by the general public in the category of Community Building and Neighborhood Improvements for her leadership role in the non-profit organization. Two...

Read more »

NEWNC Supports Three Agenda Requests

By Phil Orlandella Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support three requests at the recent monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz updated NEWNC on three issues related to the community. Save Our North End Waterfront presented information on a draft policy change related...

Read more »

Mayor Walsh Hosts Italian American Heritage Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined hundreds of North End residents and local elected officials, Senator Joe Boncore, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Councilor Sal LaMattina at the Coast Guide Base to commemorate the accomplishments of Italian Americans throughout history and their viable contributions to the City of Boston’s culture and growth. The...

Read more »