North End Nursing Home Closure Battle Continues

By Phil Orlandella It appears that the potential closing and sale of the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street is in limbo as residents continue to protest in force. Partners and Spaulding apparently contacted relatives of their intentions to relocate the seniors, that called the facility home, reportedly by July 1, which has...

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NEWNC Defers Hotel Request Unanimously

By Phil Orlandella Confusion reigned at the last North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. The only voting item on the agenda was a request by Westmont Hospitality, that have reportedly purchased or are about to purchase the Battery Wharf Hotel for the transfer of a full liquor...

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July Happenings At The Boston Public Market

Starting July 18, the Market will be extending its hours to be open 7 days a week; Monday – Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm. Stay tuned for more details about exciting Market events to celebrate!   THURSDAY, JULY 21 Free Samples of Monkfish (in Red’s Best’s stall; 2-5pm): FREE SAMPLES of this tasty, abundant New...

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Sixteen North End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out

By Phil Orlandella Sixteen North End/Waterfront eateries will participate in this year’s Dine Out Boston. Boston’s popular two-week celebration which showcases Boston’s diverse restaurant scene from August 14-19 and August 21-26. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), in partnership with American Express, this event attracts thousands of diners that enjoy numerous...

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh Launches City Hall Porch

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of the new “City Hall Porch,” an area accessible through the 3rd-floor mezzanine of City Hall. The launch of the City Hall Porch is another project designed to encourage Boston residents and visitors to enliven City Hall and the Plaza. City Hall Porch will remain open to...

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Crime Down But Summer Brings Aggravated Assaults, Larcenies

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. Part 1 Crime: City-wide: Down 4% District A-1: Down 5% Aggravated Assaults (3) 6/18/16: 40-year-old suspect attempted to attack...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella FOCCP Independence Day celebration attracted hundreds Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) did another terrific job celebrating Independence Day with a great community event in the park. Working closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department the special event attracted hundreds of local families and individuals to a fun...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour A Communication Event

Christopher Columbus Park was full of hundreds of North End/Waterfront residents for the annual and popular Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Coffee Hour. Residents were pleased to meet and greet the Mayor, ask him questions or make suggestions relating to the neighborhood. Having the Mayor and members of his staff and department heads there gave...

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FOCCP to Celebrate 15th Anniversary this August

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), this August will celebrate its 15th anniversary of making Columbus Park a valuable part of the community. FOCCP has worked in conjunction with the city, residents and the business community to make the park safe and extremely clean. In addition, FOCCP has featured numerous events and activities for...

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NEAA T-BALL

NEAA T-BALL

Shown are coaches and players of the 2016 North End Athletic association (NEAA) T-Ball League for 5 year old. About 40 kids participated. Each player was awarded medals on the final day of the season.

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Neighborhood Residents Join Mayor at Columbus Park for Coffee Hour

Neighborhood Residents Join Mayor at Columbus Park for Coffee Hour

By Phil Orlandella Christopher Columbus Park was crowded with North End/Waterfront residents for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s annual coffee hour. The Mayor along with several city departments answered questions and listened to recommendations relating to community issues and needs. Families were presented with a flowering plant, enjoyed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and breakfast and...

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Mayor Announces Archaeological Survey Held at Old North Church

Mayor Announces Archaeological Survey Held at Old North Church

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched an archaeological survey that will began within the Washington Garden at Boston’s Old North Church. The dig was led by the City of Boston’s Archaeology Program, and City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley. The survey is organized by the City of Boston, with the cooperation of the Old North Church...

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Cardinals Wear NEAA Baseball Crown

The regular season champs (9-2) became the playoff champs when the St Agrippina Cardinals swept through the playoffs to pick up the trophy. The Cardinals, as the #1 seed drew the Indians in the first round. Although the Indians were game the Cardinals had too much firepower and swept them 2 games to 0....

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FOCCP Schedules Many Summer Events at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) have put together a summer movie in the park series and several other events for North End/Waterfront residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the hot weather season. For details visit www.foccp.org. Thursdays, July 7   to August 11 Restorative Yoga.  Sponsored by Medical One.  6 p.m. ...

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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Host Free Six-Week Restorative Yoga Series

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host six restorative yoga classes on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from July 7 through August 11.  The free classes are open to everyone and will be led by Barbara Dummermuth, owner of Laughing Buddha Boston, the Swiss Healing Center located in the North End.  The...

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Boston by Foot July Schedule of City Tours

Currently celebrating its 40th season, Boston By Foot  announced a schedule of special tours during the month of July, including four tours in conjunction with Harborfest. In addition to these tours, Boston By Foot also offers nine guided walking tours as part of its regular-season lineup. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Walking Tour Settled by Puritans...

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DePasquale’s Bricco & Mare Restaurants Receive Boston’s Five Star Diamond Award

By Matt Conti The Five Star Diamond Award was presented on June 23rd to Frank DePasquale for excellence in hospitality at his Bricco and Mare restaurants in Boston’s North End. The award comes from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). Joseph Cinque, President and CEO of AAHS, unveiled the award on Hanover Street at Bricco Ristorante & Enoteca. Frank...

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From Our Readers

A New Garbage Dump in the North End While it has been several months and more since I have put pen to paper I have seen some rather disturbing sites which have compelled me to dig my trusty old keyboard out of mothballs and share some thoughts with my fellow readers of “The Review”....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Senator Boncore makes a wise choice Newly elected State Senator Joseph Boncore has named North End resident Luigi Natale to his staff as a neighborhood liaison. Natale, a young and aggressive person has been involved with many community events and activities on a volunteer basis, especially with the North End Athletic...

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Greenway/Columbus Park The Place to Be

It’s always a treat to pass through the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Christopher Columbus Park. The view of the harbor, plants, trees and grassy areas are beautiful and well-maintained by the Greenway Conservancy and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park in conjunction with the City of Boston’s various departments. In addition, the...

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More Residents Need to Participate in North End Public Safety Meetings

Attendance at the monthly North End Public Safety meetings with Boston Police is dwindling. Possibly, the low attendance is due to the decrease in Part-One crimes in the community creating a no interest situation or that the police are doing an outstanding job keeping crime down in the neighborhood. Maybe it’s a combination of...

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Save the North End Nursing Home Still the Battle Cry

Led by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, the campaign to stop residents from being relocated from the North End Nursing Home to other facilities continues to be in full bloom. A committee has been formed, news stories have been written, flyers posted, a petition is being circulated and the neighborhood endeavor continues to gain support....

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Sports 07-05-2016

North/South End square off in Baseball Classic By Phil Orlandella In the spirit of baseball competition and friendship between two neighborhoods the North2South Baseball Classic was played for the seventh consecutive year between teams representing the North End Athletic Association and South End Baseball. Two seven inning games were played, one in each neighborhood....

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Hundreds Protest Partners Plan to Relocate North End Senior Home Residents

Hundreds Protest Partners Plan to Relocate North End Senior Home Residents

By Matt Conti The 140-bed North End Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center owned by Partners Healthcare is planning to close in about a year, according to people familiar with the situation. Residents and families are currently being notified of plans to sell the property. Operated by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the nursing and therapy center...

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