Still Performing

Still Performing

  Plenty of excitement and fun still from street entertainment on the Greenway. (photo by Phil Orlandella)

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Heavy Opposition Mounted for Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal

Heavy Opposition Mounted for Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal

By Phil Orlandella More than 300 people attended the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) public meeting to discuss the potential development of a hotel on Lewis Wharf. Most of the people in attendance oppose the project for several reasons including height, traffic, view of the harbor and more. Over 1,000 people signed a petition opposing...

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North End Ten Celebrate Battle Victory in the Long War of Long Wharf

North End Ten Celebrate Battle Victory in the Long War of Long Wharf

By Matt Conti A group of local residents, loosely referred to as the “North End Ten,” celebrated the recent federal court ruling against the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its plans to lease the space at the end of Long Wharf for a restaurant development. The NE10 have been fighting the BRA since 2008 to...

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NEWNC Supports Zoning Request for 88 Prince Street

By Phil Orlandella Due to Columbus Day holiday, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its monthly meeting a week early on Monday, October 5 in the Nazzaro Community Center. Only one voting item was on the agenda, a request by John Collins to change the zoning of his condominium (Unit 1), 88 Prince...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at its October annual meeting elected officers for the neighborhood organization. Elected were: President Ford Cavallari, Vice-President Dave Goggins, Secretary Jennifer Cramppon and Sergeant-at -Arms Robyn Reed. The next NEWRA monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center.

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Buona Sera Fundraiser Benefits Local NSC

By Phil Orlandella State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined other elected officials and celebrities at ABCD’s 5th annual Buona Sera (Good Evening) fundraiser to benefit the North End and West End needy. A wine reception was held at Wilmer Hale, 60 State Street followed by a dinner provided by...

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Permanent Dog Park Established in Gassy

By Phil Orlandella Many North End dog owners are wagging their tails now that it has been confirmed by RUFF that the DiFilippo Park on Prince and Snow Hill Streets has been officially approved as a permanent dog park this spring 2016. A three-month pilot program worked out so well the City of Boston...

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Wu Campaigning on Housing and Education Issues

By Seth Daniel When Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu entered the race for her first term in office two years ago, she hoped to be able to gain a seat on the Council so she could help people and help them immediately. Wu, 30, is one of four children born to immigrants from Taiwan...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2015

North End Public Safety Report By David Marx The following crime reports are from the North End Public Safety Meeting with Area A-1 Boston Police, held on October 1, 2015 at the Nazzaro Center. Overall Crime Statistics – City-Wide crime is down 11% year-to-date – Crime in District A-1 is down 21% year-to-date 1...

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Downtown View:More ideas

Last week this column offered ideas for improving life in Boston. Several brave souls suggested transportation improvements that would reduce traffic on Boston’s streets. They were happy to be identified. Other suggestions came from people who did not want to be identified or who did not make it clear I could name them. So...

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Take the Time to Register to Vote

October 14 is the last day to register to vote in the November 3 Municipal Election. Unregistered Boston residents should take a little time to become a part of selecting who is running the city and become engaged in the civic process. While registering, why not take a friend. It is important that residents...

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Boston Police Cadet Program Should Be Reinstated

After many years in limbo, the Boston Police Cadet Program has been reinstated opening up opportunities for city residents to eventually become Boston Police Officers. A training program for qualified Boston youth seeking a career in law enforcement by enrolling in a minimum two-year commitment that requires candidates to be a city residents for...

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Drone Photography On the Greenway

Drone Photography On the Greenway

The Greenway’s free artists’ series INTER/SECTIONS continues with Shinique Smith debuting a new work. The event was held at the BSA Space and will feature a conversation between Smith and her most important collaborators in art and life. Smith also presented a new performance work filmed with drone photography over Dewey Square Park!

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Unwinding

Unwinding

The NFL’s 50th is underway but before a game was played Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman took a ride on the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove.

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Board of Appeals Approved Two Defers One Request

Boston Inspectional Services Department Board of Appeals has deferred one request and approved two others related to the North End neighborhood. Plans by John Collins for an occupancy change at 88 Prince Street from nine apartments and one store to attend residential apartments was deferred. One unit is listed as a commercial space but...

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NEWNC Opposes Salem Street Occupancy Change

October 1, 2015
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For the second time in less than a week, a request by Nicholas D’Amore to change the legal occupancy at 92-94 Salem Street to construct a five story residential building at 3 Wiget Street was opposed. This time NEWNC oppose the request by a 4-2 vote. Once again trash storage and removal was the...

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Public Works Presents Three Design Concepts for North Square

October 1, 2015
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Boston Public Works Department (DPW) presented three design concepts for the development of North Square at a community meeting held in Saint John School Hall with about 40 residents attending. The concepts were based on input from the neighborhood at several other community meetings held with residents. North Square is an important part of...

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NE10 Wins Court Decision on Long Wharf Status

October 1, 2015
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A seven-year dispute between the North End Ten (NE10) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (PRA) appears to have come to an end relating to the opening of a restaurant on Long Wharf. US District Court Judge Patti B. Saris ruled Long Wharf is a public open space, as contended by the neighborhood group and...

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Opinion

October 1, 2015
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Season at the Mirabella Pool a splash Through the major effort of the Nazzaro Center staff, Mirabella Pool goers enjoyed another terrific season of swimming, sunbathing and socializing at the facility. Under the direction of Director Carl Ameno everything ran smoothly and the facility was always in tip top shape. Having the pool directly...

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Downtown View:Your House? Think Again.

It is September so my thoughts naturally turn to property rights. It’s not so outlandish. In September, downtown Boston has many new permanent residents—new owners of houses, condominiums, lofts. Those new to downtown Boston may have to learn new attitudes toward their property. You may be one of these new owners. You may have...

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Ruff Dog Show Fundraiser to be Held in the Gassy

One of the most active and successful North End non-profit volunteer organizations, Responsible Urbanites For Fido (Ruff) which developed the dog park in DiFilippo Playground (Gassy), will conduct a benefit fundraiser in the park to raise funds for the care  and maintenance of the well use facility. Ruff is working closely with the Boston...

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NEWNC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Congratulations to the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), the only community elected board, that will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Tuesday, October 6. The all volunteer organization has been committed to serve the neighborhood by addressing issues, concerns and requests that directly impact the community by acting as an advisory board to the City...

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Throwback Old North Fashion Show

September 17, 2015
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Throwback Old North Fashion Show

To celebrate Boston Fashion Week, the Old North Foundation is throwing back so far that we’re starting on Wednesday, September 30 for a fashion show unlike any you’ve ever seen. Thirty reenactors will walk the runway showing the clothing and uniforms of the men, women, and children of The Revolutionary War. British regulars and...

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Salon D’Emilio Receives NEWRA Award

September 17, 2015
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Salon D’Emilio Receives NEWRA Award

North End/Waterfront Res-idents’ Association (NEWRA) member Janet Gilardi presented Emilio D’Ambrosio of Salon D’Emilio, 141 Richmond Street with the agency’s Good Neighbor Award. NEWRA, each month selects a resident or business to receive the award for consistently helping to keep the neighborhood clean by cleaning debris from the sidewalk and curb in front of...

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