Crackdown on Pill Epidemic is Gaining Support

Each day, more and more professional and elected officials are joining the charge against curbing opiate addiction in the State, which has been labeled a nationwide pill epidemic. Supporters are calling for more stringent prescription deadlines and educational tools for physicians who have come to the table to stop this type of dangerous situation...

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Downtown View:Embracing the Greenway

It has been six years since the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s first spring. It has been even longer since the Greenway was established, since the non-profits that hoped to cover the ramps abandoned their plans, and since frustrated horticultural volunteers fled the park leaders as too annoying to deal with. Things are looking up though....

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Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

Nempac’s Peter Pan Jr.

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Children’s Theatre Troupe performed Peter Pan Jr. at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street.

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Dry Dock

Dry Dock

USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution’s first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

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Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

The Greenway Conservancy currently has a talented group of Arts Ambassadors (volunteers) suited in unmistakable orange t-shirts who will be present through the summer to answer questions and provide opportunities for engagement with the new Echeinan sculpture located in the park.

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Bostonians Used Same Amount of Water in 2014 as in 1900

The battle against wasted water has been won, according to officials at the City and state levels – who note, and astonishingly so, that Boston used the same amount of water in 2014 as it did in 1900. In news regarding water conservation, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) and the MWRA revealed...

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Hennessey Wins NEWNC Election Tiebreaker

May 28, 2015
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Several recounts were conducted by members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to determine an apparent tie for the Council’s sixth and final seat on the community volunteer group. Each time, both Sean Hennessey and Luigi Natale came out the same with each candidate still even at 135 votes each. However, several of...

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NEWNC Committee Concentrating on Prado Repairs

May 28, 2015
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Residents that would like to participate in the preservation of local parks and open spaces should join or be a part of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee which is actively working with the City of Boston and other agencies to clean up and make repairs to North End...

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NEWNC/Boston Police Public Safety Meeting

May 28, 2015
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The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting offers local residents the opportunity to discuss crime related issues directly with District A-1 Boston Police. Police will also present Part One...

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Thank You Boston EMS

In honor of National EMS Week, May 17 – 23, I would like to recognize the men and women of Boston Emergency Medical Service—public safety professionals who have a truly remarkable lifesaving impact. National EMS Week brings together communities and medical personnel to highlight safety and honor the dedication of those who provide vital day-to-day...

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Downtown View:Recycle City

We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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NEWNC Deserve Support and Respect

All the votes have been counted and six North End residents have been reelected or elected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) an advisory board that works with City Hall and local elected officials. The 12-member body is charged with the responsibility of protecting the neighborhood from over development,...

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Maria Lanza a Solid Community Person

In her second candidacy, Maria Lanza topped the ticket in the yearly North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election picking up over fifty percent of the votes cast by residents. Lanza was the youngest person elected to serve on the Council in 2013 missing the top spot by just seven votes. Born and raised...

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Obituaries 05-26-2015

Giuseppe Fruciano Retired mason Giuseppe Fruciano of Revere died on May 19 at the Anne Mark Nusing Home. He was 90 years old. Giuseppe immigrated to the United States from Augusta, Italy and settled in Boston’s North End before moving to Revere. He worked many years as a mason. The beloved husband of 65...

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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

May 21, 2015
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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

Nine candidates, including one write-in, were vying for six seats (two-year terms) on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in last Saturday’s 2015 community elections held in the Nazzaro Community Center from 10am to 2pm. The candidates drew 381 residents to the poll site where once it was closed, the ballots were counted publicly....

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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

May 21, 2015
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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

There were no voting items on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center but many members still attended. Zoning, Licensing and Construction Chair Victor Brogna presented a lengthy report on requests before the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal. He noted that NEWRA’s Executive Committee...

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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

May 21, 2015
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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

Two agenda items were voted on at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Nick Leo, who purchased 414 Commercial Street, was seeking to gain zoning relief to change commercial space (North End Chiropractic) to residential use. Currently the building contains eight residential units. The space...

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Support North End Small Businesses

No one needs to be reminded of the nasty 2015 winter season that created massive problems and budget strains across the state including small businesses. While North End businesses have since weathered the winter season, it is taking a toll on the usual economic status, especially on the weekends when the community is very...

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National Fingerprint Background Checks a Must

A plan adopted as an amendment to the House’s budget proposal would require prospective foster parents to pass a national fingerprint background check before being allowed to take in at- risk kids should be passed when both branches meet to hash out any differences including those on specific amendments. The amendment would be a...

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Downtown View:City Life Is A Sharing Life

So many people decide to move into the city—what might they be expecting? Convenient trips to the movies, the opera, the symphony, the theater. Walk-to restaurants, bars, parks and libraries. Shops and supermarkets that make deliveries. All these benefits exist. The most frequent activity, though, may be a surprise to a former suburbanite shedding...

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USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

The USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, has been undergoing a much needed restoration and will not be leaving dry dock for the next three years. The restoration will close the USS Constitution Museum to tourists that visit the ship until it enters dry dock on May 19....

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Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 Walter and Grace Luongo celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.  Walter met Grace in 1947 and were married in 1948. They are life long residents of the North End. Walter who will be celebrating his 90th birthday in May has served our country in World War II from 1943 to...

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Spring Day on the Greenway

Spring Day on the Greenway

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Public Hearing on BRA Development Policy Scheduled

May 7, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor, will hold the first public hearing on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community benefits agreement. At the request of Councilor Ayanna Pressley, the first hearing will focus on the Inclusionary Development Policy and obligations for developer payments to the...

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