Celebrating The Life of a Friend

September 23, 2014
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Celebrating The Life of a Friend

If you are one of those North Ender’s who played at Shaw House or attended either Wianno Caddy Camp or Oyster Harbors’ Caddy Camp down the Cape in 70′s and 80′s, you are sure to remember a good guy named John Cotillo.  John was the Director of Wianno Caddy Camp and also the Director...

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Director Very Community Minded

September 23, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s selection of Jeremy Smith as the Director of the City’s Neighborhood Services Department was a solid move for neighborhoods. Smith appears to be a community advocate that is willing to listen to neighborhood requests, concerns and needs. Smith told North End residents that a city audit of Boston streets to...

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Comprehensive Audit of City Streets Underway

September 23, 2014
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Neighborhood Engagement Walks (NEW), a comprehensive audit of every street across Boston began on September 15. Representatives from Mayor Martin Walsh’s Offices of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will begin walking the 850 miles of city streets in an effort to access its neighborhoods with the findings presented in a forward-facing story map. The initiative is...

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Downtown View:Boston As Seen From the Water

September 23, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Our Opinions

September 23, 2014
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Make Coakley our next Governor There is no question that Martha Coakley has the experience and know-how to handle the job as Governor of Massachusetts. Her outstanding record as Attorney General proves her ability and willingness to make Massachusetts a better place to work and live with opportunities for every resident speaks for itself....

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Peterlin Family Receives Good Neighbor Award

September 23, 2014
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Peterlin Family Receives Good Neighbor Award

Doug and Barbara Peterlin of Clark Street, along with their children were the recipients of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award  for their consistent efforts to help keep the North End clean.             “They have been taking good care of their property since they moved to Clark Street,” NEWRA member Janet...

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Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study Meeting

September 23, 2014
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Resulting from environmental commitments made as part of the Central Artery Tunnel project, MassDOT and the BRA is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portion on the Artery/Tunnel Parcels 6, 12 and 18 along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, according to MassDOT Legislative Liaison John Romano. Agency officials have initiated a study...

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Interactive Landscape

September 22, 2014
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Interactive Landscape

North End resident Leanna Olbinsky (Left) along with Carly Tobin (Bottom) and Rosa Estrella (Right) attended the grand opening of The Lawn on D (www.lawnond.com) on Friday, August 15, 2014. An experimental event space and Boston’s first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive landscape in the epicenter of the Innovation District and South Boston neighborhood, The Lawn on...

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NEWNC Supports New Juicery/Fitness Center

September 22, 2014
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NEWNC Supports New Juicery/Fitness Center

A request by Melina DiPaola to open a Juicery/Fitness Center with takeout at 420 Commercial Street was supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at the community elected group’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. The new fitness center will be sound-proofed with interior activity only. No customer parking in lot...

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Tony DeMarco Exhibit Opens at W.E. Museum

September 22, 2014
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The Flaming Fury of Fleet Street, Tony DeMarco, Welterweight Champion of the World (April 1955) will have his many fights at the old Boston Garden displayed at the West End Museum Members Gallery located at 150 Staniford Street. Featuring photos of the boxing champ’s matches, the exhibit is free and open to the public...

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Guest Speakers Dominate NEWRA Monthly Meeting

September 22, 2014
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Last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting did not have any voting requests on the agenda. Instead the agenda had three guest speakers. North Bennet Street School President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez discuss the school’s interest in the Department of Transportation Building at 128 North Street. MassDOT has announced that they will be conducting...

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NBSS Seeks 128 North Street for Expansion

September 22, 2014
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MassDOT is planning a public meeting in October to discuss the Request For Proposals (RFP) for 128 North Street, North End, the Summer Tunnel Administrative Building. One potential organization seeking to purchase the property that is comprised of slightly more than 6,500 total square feet on four levels including a basement is the North...

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Police Make 15 Arrests in the North End During August

September 22, 2014
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District A-1 Boston Police made 15 arrests during the month of August in the North End. This is apparently the highest number of arrests made in the community over a 30 day period that anyone can remember. Arrests included drug possession and sales, receiving stolen property, affray (fights on the streets), larceny over $200,...

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Our Opinions

September 22, 2014
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Tall Ships sailing into Boston Harbor, a real treat Bringing the Tall Ships back to Boston Harbor in 2017 will help bolster the City of Boston’s economical status with millions of dollars flowing in from the many visitors that will visit different venues over the weeklong event. While there is still much to do...

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New Director of Neighborhood Services Addresses NEWNC

September 22, 2014
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Jerome Smith, the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was the guest speaker at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting. Smith explained some of the new programs established to make things easier for small businesses and certain landlords and an abutters meeting program at the site of requests...

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Tall Ships Returning to Boston in 2017

September 22, 2014
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Boston Harbor and 2017 will be reportedly visited by more than 50 Tall Ships from 28 countries for a free five-day extravaganza. More people than ever before will be able to view the ships up-close and personal, according to the organizers and conventurers operators of Sail Boston. Apparently, the return of the Tall Ships...

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NEAA 20u Dodgers Win

September 11, 2014
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NEAA 20u Dodgers Win

The NEAA 20u Dodgers won the 2014 BASE HITZ Championship by sweeping through the playoffs with a powerful display of pitching, defense and offense. The BASE HITZ league is the brain child of Robert Lewis Jr and pits some of the best teams in the area against each other. Teams from Lawrence, Lowell, South...

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City Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps

September 11, 2014
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The City of Boston has filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the 2013 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Boston. This appeal comes after a study, completed by an independent consultant hired by the City, indicated inconsistencies and potential errors in the mapping and...

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Local Politicians Looking Towards November

September 11, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary here. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nominee will square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support behind democratic hopeful Martha Coakley....

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Review Welcomes New Nempac Board:President

September 11, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a new President of its Board of Directors that comes to the neighborhood organization with a wealth of experience in the field of arts and a desire to make NEMPAC bigger and better. Diane Borriello Royle who recently moved to the North End and is...

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Mayor Smiles On Small Businesses

September 11, 2014
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Small business owners and entrepreneurs are now able to successfully start and grow in Boston without the lengthy process it took in the past due to several programs initiated by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Mayor is committed to making sure that small businesses throughout Boston are supported from concept to launch, including...

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New NEMPAC Board of Director President

September 11, 2014
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New NEMPAC Board of Director President

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a new President of the Board of Directors. Diane Borriello Royle, formally of the West End, recently moved to the North End where her father was born on Henchmen Street and her daughter Jen lives nearby. She and her late husband Frank, resided in Mansfield...

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Lia Tota Steps Down As Center Executive Director

September 11, 2014
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Lia Tota Steps Down As Center Executive Director

Following 30 years as the Director of ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, Lia Tota has stepped down from her community position on August 29. However, Tota will stay with the organization on a part-time basis as a community advocate with a focus on the West End neighborhood. “Working part-time will allow me...

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New Salon Coming to Hanover Street

September 11, 2014
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New Salon Coming to Hanover Street

Bow & Arrow, a Beauty Collective will open its first salon in the North End at 215 Hanover Street this month, featuring a creative take on the upscale beauty and wellness industry for men and women. The new salon will exclusively use and sell products made from ingredients safe for the environment, the client,...

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