Multiple Arrests Reported at November Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the November 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. Arrests -Vandalism / Trespassing: 10/8/17 @ 10:37pm @ 232 Hanover St.: Four males from Winchester, MA were arrested after arriving at a residence where they believed a house...

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Joi Salon and Spa Escape Unveils Rebrand

Joi Salon and Spa Escape, a well-known Boston salon for the past 16 years, announced they are rebranding to Joi Salon and will become a full-service hair salon moving forward. Located in the heart of the North End, Joi Salon will renovate their current spa space to accommodate additional hair stations. Work on the...

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Local Bingo Benefits Hurricane Relief Fund

By Phil Orlandella A Bingo fundraiser for the Hurricane Relief Fund was conducted by the Nazzaro Community Center, which was sold out. Some of the many prizes given out were gift cards, handmade baskets, tickets to a sporting event or concert, coffee baskets, scratch ticket baskets, restaurant gift cards or an evening on the...

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Mayor Walsh to Light Columbus Park Trellis November 20

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland...

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NSC Benefit Raises $50,000

By Phil Orlandella Nearly $50,000 was raised at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center’s fundraiser Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends. The event is held to aid low-income and elderly North End and West End residents who turn to the Center for assistance. This is the fifth year in a row that Ron...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Responsible Urbanites For Fido (R.U.F.F.) wanted to reach out and give all our members and residents an update on the park and construction progress. We have made some significant strides at the park site and hope members are following along with our social media accounts for pictures. Or just walk past the park and...

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NEMPAC Presenting a Performance of Handel’s Messiah in North End

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) brings Bostonians and music-lovers to Boston’s Little Italy for much more than pasta and pastries! For their third consecutive year, NEMPAC collaborates the Eureka Musicians Ensemble and The Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir to perform Handel’s Messiah Part I on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Conductor, Kristo Kondakçi...

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Enchanted Trolley Tour/Tree Lighting Coming to North End

By Phil Orlandella Paul Revere Mall (Prado) will once again be the site of Mayor Martin Walsh’s enchanted trolley tour and tree lighting tradition that officially opens the holiday season for the City of Boston by lighting trees throughout the city. This is the 22 year of this special holiday festivity of lighting holiday...

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North Square Oyster Rated Highly in Boston Magazine

By Phil Orlandella Boston Magazine’s annual “Top 25 New Restaurants” issue hit newsstands and a North End restaurant was named among the City’s “Top 25 New Restaurants 2017”. For the past several months, the magazine spent their time tasting Boston’s newest restaurants (open before September 1) to find the latest and greatest. Included on...

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“Boston Winter” Tradition Returns to City Hall Plaza

By Phil Orlandella Last year, at its Boston debut, “Boston Winter” on City Hall Plaza, more than 300,000 residents and visitors enjoyed this new family-friendly holiday tradition that begins on Friday, November 24, open to the public seven days a week. Presented by Berkshire Bank, Boston Winter will feature a mix of winter activities...

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ISD Approves Two North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella At the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) October 17 public meeting, the Board of Appeals approves two requests pertaining to the North End. The Board voted to support a request to erect a four-unit building with four parking spaces at 173 Endicott Street. In addition, ISD approved a request to renovate...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Small Cell Towers Public Hearing The Boston City Council has voted to set up a public hearing regarding the potential of installing small scale cell towers in the City’s neighborhoods. The hearing sponsor At Large City Council Mike Flaherty noted, he has been hearing many complaints from all of the City’s...

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Building a Future for All of Us

By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor a solid ally Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has been convincingly reelected to another four-year term as the main man at City Hall. As far as the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, the Mayor has produced in a totally positive manner in many shapes and forms over the years. He has been a...

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Minimum Wage Increase Will Benefit over a Million Workers

Legislation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2021 will benefit 1.1 million workers in the state, or 33 percent of the workforce. Currently the minimum wage is $11 per hour. Reportedly, 91 percent of workers who will be affected are 20-year-olds or older, 55 percent are women and 58 percent work...

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Boston Recognized for Climate Control Initiatives

A recent report issued by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Center of Earth, Energy, and Democracy (CEED) specifically highlights the significant progress being made in Boston under the leadership of Mayor Martin Walsh of the inclusion of equity goals and principle in the City’s climate action and preparedness plans. The report...

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Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade

The Madonna Della Cava Society hosted North End families at its 66th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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Back to Back North End Halloween Parties Today

By Phil Orlandella If residents can time it correctly, they can take in two exciting Halloween events in the North End back to back, tonight, Tuesday, October 31. The Recovery Outreach Community (ROC) Teen Saturday program will host its 12th annual Haunted Halloween Carnival, October 31 from  2 to 5 p.m. in the Nazzaro...

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Mayor Walsh Wooing Amazon to Locate New Headquarters in Boston

By Phil Orlandella One of the sites that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo are wooing Amazon to move their second corporate headquarters is to Suffolk Downs in East Boston and Revere, the same site that got shot down for a major casino. In partnership the two cities have formally...

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Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Project Riding Forward

By Phil Orlandella Members of the project team that have been assigned to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvement project held their second and last community meeting before the final bid for the development of the historic Freedom Trail leading to the Old North Church and the Copps Hill Burial Ground, a stone throw...

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Suffolk University Student Captures National Italian American Foundation Photography Award

Suffolk University student Nicole Cacchiotti’s eagle eye for expressions of love led to her being chosen the grand prize winner of the fifth annual National Italian American Foundation photography competition, themed “That’s Amore.” Her winning photo was selected from among more than 150 submitted by amateur and professional photographers from around the world. The...

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Greenway Conservancy Receives $1.4 Million Gift from the Lynch Foundation to Fund North End Gardens and Park Improvements

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy today announced a $1.4 million grant from The Lynch Foundation. In recognition of this support, a completely renovated garden space will honor Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The robustly planted boxwood garden, located adjacent to the North End, will offer four-season interest, and will...

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Boston Harbor Now/Arbella Insurance Host Free Military Cruise

By Phil Orlandella Boston Harbor Now, a non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park has once again coordinated their efforts to sponsor a Military Historic Harbor Cruise with the Arbella Insurance Foundation by sponsoring a cruise of the Harbor Islands for veterans and their families. The special cruise honors veterans...

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Wharf District Council Hosts “A Conversation with Mayor Marty Walsh”

The Wharf District Council hosted Mayor Marty Walsh at their annual meeting held at the New England Aquarium.         The Wharf District Council (WDC) is a 501(C)4 non-profit neighborhood organization, recognized by the Mayor’s Office and the City of Boston as representing the community on matters relating to planning, development, construction, programming...

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