NEWRA Defers Salem Street Occupancy Change

NEWRA Defers Salem Street Occupancy Change

By Phil Orlandella A change of occupancy, an update on dog recreation space, and large projects in and adjacent to the North End were discussed at the latest North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. There was also a presentation by Representative Aaron Michlewitz relating to the possible...

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NEWRA Presents Good Neighbor Award

NEWRA Presents Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella The most recent North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award was presented to North End Timothy Wenrich, Sexton of the Old North Church. NEWRA member and Good Neighbor Award Coordinator Janet Gilardi presented the award to Timothy inside the church. The special award is presented to a resident, business or...

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NEWNC Approves License Transfer to Hanover Street Business

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) had a busy agenda  in addition to  hosting the public meeting of North End residents opposing the relocation of elderly living in the North End Senior Home on Fulton Street. Vin and Vigor, Inc. d/b/a The Wine Bottega on Hanover Street received support from the...

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NEWNC Elects New Officers

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has elected its new officers for the advisory group to City Hall. NEWNC members are elected by residents to serve a two-year term. Elections are held each year, with half of the twelve seats up for election. Officers are: President John Pregmon, Vice-President Carmine Guarino,...

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Men’s Health Awareness Month

By Maria Stella Gulla In this month’s letter I would like to highlight the importance of men’s health, as June is Men’s Health Awareness month.  This is a special awareness period first recognized by Congress in 1994 and celebrated across the country.  The goal is to educate men, boys, and their families and friends...

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NEWRA Opposes 88 North Washington Street Hotel

By Phil Orlandella The hotel will be built on a private parking lot bound by North Washington Street, Valenti Way and Beverly Street and will be 15 stories high plus basement. The number of rooms will be 74 and amenities include a lobby and second floor Café. The hotel operation will provide valet parking...

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North End Resident Stephen Borelli Announces for Governor’s Council

Former Police Sergeant Stephen Borelli a life-long resident of the North End announced his candidacy for Governor’s Council for the 6th District. With over 30 years of experience as a special investigator, law enforcement officer and an Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Attorney Borelli brings an enthusiastic, community-centered voice to this year’s Democratic primary. “The centerpiece...

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Levend Bagelry Opens at the Boston Public Market

Levend Bagelry, a maker of organic hand shaped sourdough bagels, has opened at the Boston Public Market. The bakery will sell a variety of bagels, bagel sandwiches, and pizza bagels baked in an oven inside the Market. “The Boston Public Market provides the perfect opportunity for us to remedy the dearth of great bagels in Boston while...

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June Happenings at the Boston Public Market

It’s the season of picnics, sunny beach days, and celebrating our graduates. Pack a picnic basket with fresh, new summer produce like berries and radishes, pop some locally-made bubbly, and start summer right. Visit the Boston Public Market to explore what’s in season, learn new recipes, and treat yourself to a giant ice cream cone. Find...

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West End Museum Transportation Exhibit

by Phil Orlandella Located near North Station, the West End Museum, 50 Staniford Street, newest exhibit depicts the West End’s role in early Boston Transportation. The exhibit recounts the phases of development since the 18th century through graphic panels and artifacts like trolley tickets, stock certificates, conductor buttons, tokens, photos and original articles. From...

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North End Nursing Home and Rehab Center to Close Leaving Elderly and Families in Lurch

By Phil Orlandella Vowing to stop a potential proposal by Partners/Spaulding to relocate seniors living in the North End Senior Home on Fulton Street, close to 200 residents and family members filled the hall at the Nazzaro Community Center to express their total opposition to the move by Partners who apparently hold the deed...

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Read Your Way to Fenway Summer Contest

Boston Public Library’s annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest is underway for young people in Boston ages 5 through 17. Readers may download an application via www.bpl.org/summer or pick up an application at any Boston Public Library location. Children and teens are encouraged to read a minimum of three books and...

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NEAD and NEW Health Drug Awareness Day

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) in-conjunction with North End Waterfront Health held a Drug Awareness Day at St. John’s School for 5th to 8th grader students at both St John and Eliot Schools. The program was an incredible partnership between NEAD, NEW Health, Boston Police, Suffolk County D.A’s Office, Suffolk County Probation, Mayor Martin...

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FOCCP Celebrate Independence Day at Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) is pleased to continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a family-friendly free event on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4:00 pm.  This free celebration will be kicked off by the fun “Kids Parade,” led by Uncle Sam on stilts.  Other entertainment throughout the day...

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Three Arrests Reported at North End Public Safety Meeting

By Matt Conti The start of the good weather season has been relatively quiet in the North End, according to Captain Ken Fong of District A-1 police at the monthly Public Safety meeting. Citywide crime statistics are down 2% year-to-date though the end of May and district wide figures were reported down 4%. There were several larcenies...

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Thank You for Making Boston Shines A Success

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why last month Boston’s community came together to clean the streets of Boston through the City’s Boston...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella NEAA seeks golf sponsors for annual fundraiser The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold its annual benefit golf tournament at the Andover Country Club on Canterbury Road on Monday, August 8 with a shotgun start of 7am. This is the Association’s major fundraiser that helps provide recreational events, field trips,...

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Our Opinions

Mayor’s traffic measures will create a safer city Strong measures aimed at ensuring safe and reliable travel on city streets was a key component in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s fiscal year 2017 budget. A total of $3.1 million for FY 17 and $9.3 million over the next three years will help eliminate traffic fatalities...

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NEAA Award Night for Minors,Juniors & Majors @ All-Star Game

By Ralph Martinetti The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will give out awards to all of the players in their Minor & Junior Leagues on Friday Night June 24th at 6:00 pm at Langone Field prior to the start of the Annual All-Star Game, this year being held in honor of Phil Orlandella and...

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Cinderella

Cinderella

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Children’s Theater Troop successfully performed Cinderella the Musical at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street.

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NEWRA Names NBSS Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

NEWRA Names NBSS Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari and member Janet Gilardi presented the Association’s Good Neighbor Award to North Bennet Street School (NBSS). The award recognizes, businesses or agencies that help keep the community clean and beautiful by removing debris from in front of their home or place of business....

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Councilor LaMattina Calls for Hearing on Harbor Transportation

By Phil Orlandella A public hearing has been called for by Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina to examine the various ways to utilize water transportation along Boston Harbor. “Boston is undergoing its greatest development boom in its history,” the Councilor said. “The city’s population has grown 40,00 people in five years and is expected...

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NEAA Benefit Golf Tournament

By Phil Orlandella North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold its main fundraiser an annual golf tournament at the Andover Country Club, Canterbury Road, Andover on Monday, August 8 with a 7:30am Shot Gun start. More than 140 golfers participate in this popular, sold out tournament each year which includes golf, lunch and raffle...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour Brewing at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella On Wednesday, June 29 is a good opportunity to rub elbows with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the annual coffee hour held at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue from 9:30 to 10:30am. The special event provides a great chance for residents and/or the business community to speak directly with...

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