Granting Parking Policy Requests Add to North End Problems

One of the longest impossibly unresolvable issues in the City of Boston is on-street parking. Neighborhoods, especially the North End, are experiencing the brunt of the problem more and more each day. Currently, the City is allowing residents to park in a public-school yard and a public playground to help alleviate some of the...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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North End Halloween Parade

North End Halloween Parade

The Madonna Della Cava Society hosted North End families to its 65th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29.

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BPM Harvest Party Featured Huge Pumpkin

BPM Harvest Party Featured Huge Pumpkin

By Phil Orlandella A giant 1,082-pound pumpkin was featured on display at the first annual Boston Public Market (BPM) Harvest Party, a special night for friends and fans of the City’s local food marketplace. Participants savored and sipped the best of New England, enjoyed live music and engaging experiences all while supporting the Association’s...

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Two North End Students Recipients Marshall Music Scholarships

Two North End Students Recipients Marshall Music Scholarships

By Phil Orlandella The North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) was honored to continue to carry on the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund entered its second year of awarding two North End children a full-year...

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Lewis Wharf Development Still has Waves

Residents holding “no hotel” signs gathered on Lewis Wharf, the proposed site of a 277-Key Hotel, by developers JW Capital Partners. The project would encompass 392,000 square feet and a developer’s plan to build a new pier and dock at the wharf. Residents turned out to support the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ruling...

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NEMPAC Hires New Staff Person

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has welcomed its newest addition to the administrative team, Mary Claire Cross, who joined the staff in September. “She has already shown great dedication to promoting arts and music programs in the North End,” said NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow. Snow noted, “I’m...

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Mayor to Host Italian/American Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston City Commissioner of Affairs of the Elderly Emily K. Shea will hold the 10th annual Italian American Luncheon for North End Senior Citizens on Friday, November 18 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Coast Guard Base on Commercial Street. Bus pick-ups are scheduled...

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Councilors LaMattina and Linehan Schedule Hearing Regarding Water Transportation

Boston City Councilors Salvatore LaMattina (District 1) and Bill Linehan (District 2) scheduled a hearing regarding water transportation in the City of Boston.  The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Iannella Chambers on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall. “From my home in East Boston, I...

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NEMPAC Inaugural Concert November 5

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will present its Inaugural Concert Series on Saturday, November 5 at 2:30 pm at Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston Street, Boston. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. For details visit www.nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270. Student tickets are$12, young audience tickets between the ages of...

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Mayor Guest Speaker at NEAD Family Dinner/Talk

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its first Family Dinner/Family Talk of the school year featuring Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the guest speaker. The Mayor spoke at NEAD’s Drug Awareness Day last year. “He was unbelievable with all of the students from St. John and the Eliot Schools,” NEAD...

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City Salon and Spa Host RUFF Fundraiser

By Phil Orlandella Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to reach out to generous vendors/merchants who are willing to support their goal of providing a safe environment for dogs in the North End. RUFF plans to open a dog park in DeFilippo Park working with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department this coming spring....

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NEMPAC Presents Free Concert

By Phil Orlandella The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will be presenting a free concert of Handel’s Part I of “The Messiah” on Wednesday, December 14th at St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. For the second year, NEMPAC will be collaborating with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir for...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Businesses support many local events Local businesses have really come forward by supporting many North End events, field trips and activities hosted by several neighborhood organizations at different venues throughout the community. Too often the business community is criticized for many reasons but they don’t receive the recognition they deserve for...

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AirBNB and Other Online Rental Sites a Concern

By Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina I have file for a Hearing regarding AirBNB and other online rental sites that are popping up all over our City.  This has been an issue and concern that I have had for a while. I have heard from my constituents that they have concerns about living next...

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Suicide Prevention Partnership Formed

A partnership between the City of Boston and the Samaritans to create public awareness about suicide prevention and to support services to individuals in crisis will go a long way toward educating the public about existing resources that could help save lives. The partnership will also educate workers that have regular contact with high...

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BWSC North End Project Public Relations Handled Well

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has made its way to the North End, presenting Phase II plans to improve its water mains and replacement and rehabilitation of sewer and drainage pipes on 12 community streets. BWSC explained the anticipated impacts that include water service interruptions, noise, traffic, dust and general construction impacts. The...

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Study the Ballot Questions

Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Sports 11-01-2016

NEAA Fall Soccer sponsored by Black Dog Real Estate Group By Phil Orlandella Each weekend, Puopolo Park on Commercial Street is filled with over 150 soccer players and coaches participating in the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Soccer Program in age groups of 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-13. The 2016 Fall Soccer Program is...

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Old North Church Holds Blessing of the Animals

Old North Church Holds Blessing of the Animals

The Reverend Eleanor A. Terry, Associate Vicar at the Old North Church helped bless many of the animals at the church’s annual Blessing of the Animals neighborhood program held in the Paul Revere Mall.

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NEWNC Supports New Atlantic Avenue Coffee Shop/Café

NEWNC Supports New Atlantic Avenue Coffee Shop/Café

By Phil Orlandella Two requests involving zoning relief and a change of occupancy were supported by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at the elected community group’s October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Mark Blagden, owner of 17R Clark Street (Walsh Place), is seeking zoning relief to place six HVAC...

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Five North End Restaurants Denied Full Liquor Licenses

By Phil Orlandella Unlike last time around, when the Boston Liquor Licensing Board awarded three full liquor licenses to North End restaurants, the Board did not approve any license to the five local restaurants that apply this time around. Not awarded licenses were: Crudo, Carmelia’s, Strega, Antico Forno and Terramia. The Board did not...

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North End Senior Pride Day

In an ongoing effort to provide the best technology resources available to its students, the North End’s St. John School has unveiled its $65,000 state-of-the-art computer lab. The lab features 18 brand new student desktops, a teacher computer and an Aquos 80″ interactive touch screen display board. The lab has been designed in three...

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NEWRA Members Defeat By-Law Term Change

By Phil Orlandella An attempt to change a long-standing by-law relating to the number of consecutive years an officer can serve on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) was foiled by the organization’s membership at its October monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. While NEWRA members filled the hall, there were not...

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