Field of Flags on the Common Marks 9th Year

In two hours, 400 volunteers transformed a patch of grass on the Boston Common into a moving Memorial Day tribute. After nine years, the field of American flags on the Common never gets old, and that’s exactly the point as 37,268 small American flags were placed on the Common by volunteers late last week,...

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NEAA Baseball Opening Day Sponsors Thanked

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) would like to say a huge thank you to all those businesses and individuals who contributed to a successful and enjoyable 2018 Opening Day Celebration. Over 400 players, family members, friends, and supporters attended throughout the day to celebrate spring and the beginning of another exciting year of...

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City News and Notes

In response to community feedback, City of Boston residents are now able to see every small cell wireless radio operating within city limits. For details visit www.boston.gov. The Boston Landmarks Commission has teamed up with the Climate Ready Boston staff to create a panel to start a conversation about climate change and how it...

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In Brief

June 1, 2018
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Seniors treated to Chinese food lunch The North End Rehabilitation and Health Center on Fulton Street recently treated seniors at the North End Neighborhood Center to a delicious lunch and prepared by Billy Tse’s. Seniors enjoyed egg rolls, rice, spareribs, noodles, crab rangoon and fortune cookies. There was even enough food to take home...

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Help End Distracted Driving

Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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Opinion

June 1, 2018
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Low turnout for NEWNC election A non-competitive North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election was held on Saturday, Ma 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street with an extremely low turnout of residential voters, 107. There where only five candidates competing for six open two-year...

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Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

A campaign fundraiser was held for Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Greg Henning at Artu in the North End. Highlighting the well-attended event was Rep. Aaron Michlewitz’s announcement that he has endorsed Greg Henning in the race for the DA’s position. Pictured outside Artu are, from left, Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci, Rep....

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Joanne Hayes-Rines Honored by Residents’ Association

May 17, 2018
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Joanne Hayes-Rines Honored by Residents’ Association

Joanne Hayes-Rines was honored for her leadership in the community by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Presenting the award, a framed Harbor Fireworks print, was State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, NEWRA President Mary McGee and Treasurer Sue Benveniste at their April 12th meeting. Joanne is well-known as the longtime President of the...

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Affordable, Elderly Housing Planned for K of C Building

Affordable, Elderly Housing Planned for K of C Building

Ausonia Home Association plans to convert the council quarters of the Knights of Columbus, Ausonia Council #1513 at 41 North Margin Street to 23 affordable, elderly apartments and new council quarters.  The complex will also have a large community room, which will be available to the North End community, apartment residents and council members.  ...

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City Launches Youth/Young Adult Homelessness Plan

May 17, 2018
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Rising to the Challenge: Ending Youth and Young Adults Homelessness in the city, a community planning process centered around preventing and hopefully ending homelessness among unaccompanied people, has been launched by members of the City of Boston’s Youth Action Board. The Board is the City’s consumer advisory group of youth and young adults who...

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Lack of Participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Upsets City Council

May 17, 2018
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After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Anissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston. “I am presenting this hearing order today because of the...

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Mae West, W.C Fields Take Over the North End Library

W.C. Fields and Mae West recently came to life at a North End Branch Library event sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library and a generous grant from the City Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library.  The cozy library event space became Mae West’s dressing room complete with props including fans...

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New Starbucks Coffee Proposed at 198 Hanover Street

A new retail development project by Charter Realty is seeking permits to bring a Starbucks Coffee shop to 198 Hanover St., known as the “Gateway to the North End.” Located at the corner of Cross Street, the site is across from the Rose Kennedy Greenway and currently occupied by Citizens Bank at the old...

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Trillium Garden Returns to the Greenway

Trillium Brewing Company, in partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, is excited has announced the return of the Trillium Garden on The Greenway for the Summer 2018 season. The Trillium Garden on The Greenway is slated to open in late May 2018 and will run through the end of October, weather permitting. Open-air...

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Under the Strawberry Moon at The Greenway

May 17, 2018
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Under the Strawberry Moon community event will be held at the American Heritage Park on The Greenway on Thursday, June 28 from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. The event is a perfect time to meet/greet, network, walk the moonlight Labyrinth and enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries and iced teas hosted by Vicki Lee’s & MEM Tea...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Responsible Urbanites For Fido’s (RUFF), Board will be on hand at the new dog park in the Gassy to answer questions, address concerns and get feedback on all things RUFF on Wednesday, May 23 at 6 and 7 PM. There are many ways to get involved with RUFF, park maintenance, Year of the Dog...

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Farewell Celebration Held for Carl Ameno, Nazzaro Center Director

It was a grand affair for the sendoff for Carl Ameno, who is retiring as Director of the Nazzaro Community Center after 45 years in service to the City of Boston. The farewell dinner was held on Tuesday, May 8th at Filippo’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End. State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz gave an impassioned...

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Boston Police Report on Crime at North End Public Meeting

Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents at the May 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting. Overall crime in District A-1 is down 9% YTD. Aggravated Assault (1) – 4/27/18 (Charter Street): Domestic incident. Disturbing the Peace (2) – 4/28/18 – 4/29/18 (426 Hanover...

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Improvements to North End Parks Meeting to be Held

May 17, 2018
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPD) will conduct the third in a series of public meetings relating to potential improvements to Puopolo Park and Langone Field on Commercial Street. Following two other public meetings to obtain suggestions for the renovation of the parks BPD will present additional plans for the public space. “We look...

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NEWNC Community Election this Saturday, May 19

May 17, 2018
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In just two days on Saturday, May 19 the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its annual community election to fill six open two-year terms on the Board. The election site is the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, which will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM. Each year six...

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City Summer Safety Strategy Includes the Monitoring of House Parties

May 17, 2018
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Boston Police will continue to strengthen public safety throughout the city with a committed strategy initiative currently implemented in an effort to reduce violence throughout the summer months. A multi-pronged approach includes: Increase positive interactions between police and the community, engage youth with programming and activities, increased access to services and provide increased police...

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North End Library Programs

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films: The Paranoid Style Friday    May 18     1 pm    Seven Days in May Friday    May 25     1 pm   Parallax View Friday    June 1      1 pm   The Prisoner Friday    June 8      1 pm   Three Days of the Condor Friday    June 15    1 pm   All the President’s Men Friday    June 22    1...

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Downeast Cider House to Open on The Greenway

May 17, 2018
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Selection of the partner to operate a new pop-up drinkery on The Greenway’s 17-acre park at Dewey Square across from South Station has been made. Downeast Cider House has been chosen to run the Downtown Back Porch on The Greenway. The partnership brings Downeast’s unfiltered craft cider to the park’s contemporary popular location. Furthering...

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