Boston’s Top Cop, Commissioner Davis is Chamber’s Guest Speaker

September 2, 2013
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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will be one of three guest speakers at today’s September 3 North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) meeting. The Commissioner is expected to discuss public safety issues relating to the neighborhood and the Chamber will present Davis with a plaque in appreciation for his outstanding efforts on behalf of...

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Grant Provides Many Summer Activities and Events

Many summer programs took place in the North End due to a generous grant (about $12,000) from The Boston Foundation through My Summer in the City Grant Program. This collaboration has taken place successfully, over the past four years, providing summer programming and teen summer jobs coordinated by North End Against Drugs (NEAD). Funds...

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Take Advantage of Free Hazardous Material Drop-off

A hazardous waste drop-off recycling effort is being offered to Boston residents only at no cost. This is a good opportunity for people to gather up their hazardous material out of garages and homes and get it to a proper drop-off site. Having hazardous material located in living quarters can be extremely dangerous to...

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NEAA 2013 Championship Victory Celebration

September 2, 2013
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Coaches, players and families of the North End Athletic Association’s 2013 Major Baseball Division and playoffs Championship team, the Tigers had a victory party at the Nazzaro Community Center, last week. Everyone enjoyed being together as a team once again and discussing the terrific season of baseball at Langone Field. The team was presented...

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St. Anthony’s Feast Draws Thousands

St. Anthony’s Feast Draws Thousands

The 94th St. Anthony’s Feast filled the North End with thousands of devotees that gathered Friday.

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North Enders Support Richie’s Plan to Prevent Crimes Against Women

August 27, 2013
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North Enders Support Richie’s Plan to Prevent Crimes Against Women

Numerous North End residents, including State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, joined mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie at Copps Hill Terrace overlooking Boston Harbor in support of her plan to lower and possibly stop violent crimes against women throughout the City of Boston. Representative Michlewitz, who has endorsed Richie’s candidacy said, “For far too long, women...

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Licensing Board Transfer on Hold

August 27, 2013
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A Home Rule Petition filed by Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to have the State Legislature transfer the Licensing Board to City control was continued to further tweak the bill and take into consideration comments and suggestions from the public. The change would remove the existing cap on the number of alcohol licenses in...

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Reshaping the Area Around the TD Garden

August 27, 2013
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Reshaping of the Bulfinch Triangle (North Station) is already in full swing with the development of One Canal Project and the Lovejoy construction for a new Converse headquarters and an apartment building on Beverly Street. Currently, another major development project in the area is moving forward at the parking lot site in front of...

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No Way to Put the Brakes On

Slowly but surely, the North End is changing and it appears that there is no way to put the brakes on. More and more developments are about to take place in and around the neighborhood that will create a total change in the population of the area as lots of young professionals will eventually...

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No Problems During the Feasts

There were no reported problems during the 2013 feast season in the North End. The societies that coordinated the traditional festivals, working with the City of Boston, made it a point to avoid any incidents. Thousands of visitors, families, friends and of course local residents made their way through numerous feasts on Hanover, Battery,...

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St. John School Announces Partnership with NEMPAC

St. John School in the North End is pleased to announce a new partnership with NEMPAC to provide music programming to students for the 2013-2014 academic school year. NEMPAC will be offering our K4 through 2nd Grade classes with early music education classes and Grades 3-8 with choral programming including a youth chorus and...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Cafe Liquor License Amendments Supported

August 20, 2013
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Two applications to amend the existing malt, beer and cordials license at the Waterfront Cafe, 459 Commercial Street were supported by both NEWRA and NEWNC at their last monthly meeting. The first amendment was to remove the license restriction that requires food to be served with any alcohol. The second was to increase the...

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Andrew Constantine is Presented Good Neighbor Recognition Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for August 2013 was presented to Andy Constantine, owner of City Suites, on behalf of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The presentation was made by NEWRA President, Jim Salini, and Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi to Constantine along with his property manager, Brittany Collins, outside the office of...

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Parcel 9 Proposal Benefits Pushcart Vendors

August 20, 2013
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Supporters of the Parcel 9 project, that weren’t selected to develop on the site adjacent to the North End, have apparently taken the attitude of let’s cooperate with Normandy Real Estate Partners to make things go as smooth as possible. The developer plans to build a 180 room, multi-market hotel and a first floor...

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Parcel 9 Developer Selected

Finally, following years and years of public hearings, neighborhood meetings, lobbying, support and opposition and a wealth of elected officials’ support, MassDOT has finally designated a developer for the Central Artery Parcel 9 site. Named as the developer, Normandy Real Estate Partners, plans to build a 180 room, mid-market hotel and a first floor...

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NEAA Dodgers (16-18) Take Home RBI Championship

The NEAA Dodgers 16-18 year old team completed their summer long season by defeating the Jamaica Plain Angels 2 games to 1 to win the best of three RBI Senior Division Championship. The Dodgers were the number one seed after posting an undefeated regular season but the Angels proved to be worthy opponents and...

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Obituaries 08-20-2013

Ida DeAngelico Longtime Waitress for Salenora Catering Inc. Ida (Montagna) DeAngelico, a 55 year resident of Revere, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on August 12. She was 82 years old. She was born and raised in Boston’s North End where she attended school and lived until moving to Revere 55...

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Madonna Della Cava Feast

Madonna Della Cava Feast

The 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast with the exposition of the image of the Madonna was held this weekend on Hanover and Battery Streets. Four bands were on hand with traditional songs of cele­bration including the NorthEast Italian Band, St. Alfio’s Band, Sons of Italy Drum Corps and the Defenders. The image of Maria...

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North Square Main Topic at NEWRA Meeting

August 13, 2013
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North Square Main Topic at NEWRA  Meeting

The main topic discussed at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting last week centered around North Square. One presentation that was clearly opposed was the placing of 19 Hubway rental bikes in the chained-off area of North Square by the City. Residents felt it would be dangerous for bikers riding on cobblestones,...

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Archeologist Unearths Artifacts in North End

August 13, 2013
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Archeologist Unearths  Artifacts in North End

Artifacts that can hopefully provide a better look at 1700 Boston were uncovered in Boston’s North End. This past spring, during two-weeks of digging, city archeologist Joseph Bagley and a group of volunteers collected thousands of items behind the Clough House from the early neighborhood days. Reportedly, the whole back yard at 21 Unity...

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Surveys Says…: More Police Presence Wanted in the North End

August 13, 2013
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An electronic survey, with close to 300 responses, clearly indicated more police presence is wanted in the North End. District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema was given the results of the survey at the recent Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center which was attended by over 50 residents. A copy...

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MassDOT Designates Developer for Central Artery Parcel 9

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced that MassDOT has selected Normandy Real Estate Partners as the developer of Central Artery Parcel 9, located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at North and Hanover streets in Boston’s emerging Market District. Normandy’s proposed development calls for a 180-room, mid-market...

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Residents Balk at Franchise

There seems to be a storm brewing in the North End relating to franchise chains re-occupying vacant local stores. The possibility of a second 7-Eleven franchise has prompted a petition opposing the Hanover Street opening at the site currently occupied by the White Hen Pantry The other 7-Eleven store is also located on Hanover...

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