Stars Align for North American Film Premiere of Briciole Sul Mare

September 22, 2016
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In celebration of Italian-American heritage month in the U.S., the critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film Briciole Sul Mare will make its North American debut in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout the month of October. The movie premiere is part of a larger event, dubbed Rocambolesco-Spectaculare! An Evening Celebration of Joy, Family...

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Welcome Back to School!

September 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Opinion

September 22, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella   Conti receives well deserved community service award A community service award was recently presented to North End resident Matt Conti, founder of North End/Waterfront.com, a valuable media outlet that has become an instrumental tool for providing all kinds of information to residents. Matt is involved with many community activities, events,...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Petsafe Grant Seals North End Dog Park Future

September 22, 2016
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Boston’s North End neighborhood, after completing a successful Dog Park pilot program in DeFilippo Park is now one step closer toward building a permanent facility, thanks to a generous $25,000 grant awarded to Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) which has been spearheading the first ever dog park in the community. Through the PetSafe Brand’s...

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Feast of All Feasts

September 15, 2016
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Feast of All Feasts

St. Anthony’s “Feast of All Feasts” celebrates with Grand Procession in Boston’s North End.  

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Wolfson Family Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

September 15, 2016
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Wolfson Family Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Helping to keep the North End cleaner is something Chad Wolfson and his family do on a regular basis and they have been recognized for their efforts by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) for their community effort. A resident of 5 North Hudson Street, Chad was presented the non-profit organization’s...

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Meeting Held On Improving North Station Transportation

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The city held a second public meeting at the West End Museum on Wednesday to discuss its “action plan” that intends to improve various modes of transportation accessibility around North Station. “This is not a study,” said Josh Weiland, senior transportation planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. “The goal is to...

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North End Receives $25,000 Grant to Help with Dog Park

September 15, 2016
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After completing a successful pilot run last summer, Boston’s North End neighborhood is now one step closer to building a permanent dog park thanks to a $25,000 grant recently awarded through PetSafe® Brand’s Bark for Your Park™ program. Boston is one of 25 cities nationwide that was selected to receive funding to build an...

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District A1 Part One Crime Down Two Percent in North End

September 15, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella  District A1 Boston Police Commanding Officer William Fong reported a two percent drop in Part One crimes in the area, however, North End residents felt that the response by police from 911 calls were poor. They noted that dispatches tell them they are too busy with other more important calls and...

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North End Emergency Food Pantry Needs Donations

September 15, 2016
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Founded in the late 1980s, the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center’s (NE/WE NSC) food pantry has assisted nearly 100 unduplicated clients each month, primarily from the local neighborhood. Users of the pantry are elderly single persons and couples, a clear majority of whom have lived in the North End for the past six...

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Friends of the North End Reunion Event on Sept 24

September 15, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella Friends of the North End have, for many years, made donations to several worthy local organizations. North End Against Drugs, North End Athletic Association, St. John School, Nazzaro Community Center, North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Saint Leonard Church have been the benefactors of funds raised at the group’s...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

September 15, 2016
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Kids are back at school, neighbors are back from vacation, and it is time to reconnect with RUFF and North End friends. There is a lot of exciting news and fun events coming this fall! Lots of new dogs move into the neighborhood in September so please share our email INFO@RUFFBoston.org and spread the word about...

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Fall Events at the Paul Revere House

September 15, 2016
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The Fall Paul Revere’s Boston events to try to bring life in 18th century Boston into focus through living history demonstrations of all kinds has scheduled the following events.  The September Lecture series, sponsored by the Lowell Institute, approaches the same goal from a different angle, that of the modern archaeologist. The free lectures...

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Joi Salon Holds Fundraiser for North End Against Drugs

September 15, 2016
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On Thursday August 11, Joi Salon on Atlantic Avenue held a fabulous fundraiser for North End Against Drugs (NEAD). Salon owner Erica Harris and manager Jessica Winterle put together an unbelievable evening to help out NEAD. Along with their incredible staff they raised over $2,000 to help with programs for youth and families. The...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Opinion

September 15, 2016
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By Phil Orlandella Susan Price a valuable NSC volunteer Volunteering at local neighborhood agencies is what giving something back to your community is all about … caring. That’s what North End resident Susan Price did after she left the workforce and began volunteering at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center at 1 Michelangelo...

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Enforcement Will Make Lower Limits Work

September 15, 2016
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Lowering the speed limit in Boston from 30 to 25 miles per hour will without question lower the accident rate, prevent all kinds of injuries and most importantly save lives. The Governor, Mayor and the City Council support this effort that has been a long time in the making. However, without enforcement, the new...

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NEAD Rebounds Reschedules Successful Family Fun Festival

September 15, 2016
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Inclement weather forced North End Against Drugs (NEAD) to cancel its annual community Fun Festival, which encompasses a lot of work by the planners of the event. But that didn’t stop NEAD from re-grouping and re-scheduling the very popular and well attended neighborhood events. The membership was determined to hold its annual main event...

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Bill Signed That Could Lower Speed Limit in City

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Vision Zero goal that he believes will bring the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2030 received a much-needed shot in the arm when Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4565 that will give municipalities the authority to lower default speed limits. The bill is An Act...

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Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

Price A Valuable NSC Volunteer

After leaving the workforce and seeking a meaningful way to fill her time, 11-year North End resident Susan Price decided to volunteer at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. This is her fourth year as a volunteer. Previously, Susan worked for 25 years at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center as a Unit Coordinator. At...

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NEAD Family Fun Festival Rescheduled

By Phil Orlandella Bad weather forced North End Against Drugs (NEAD) to cancel its Family Fun Festival that attracts over 200 people each year to participate in the very popular community event held annually. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the NEAD sponsored event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 17...

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Instrumental Petting Zoo Held by NEMPAC

By Phil Orlandella An instrumental petting zoo and a back to school event was held by North End Music and Performing Arts (NEMPAC) in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) co-hosted by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra who brought many local musicians to help demonstrate instruments, give many lessons and possibly help some children and adults...

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BWSC to Start Phase II of North End Project

By Phil Orlandella Now that Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed Phase I of its projects in the North End, they have started Phase II which will run through November 2018. The BWSC project involves replacement of water mains and rehabilitation of sewer and drainage pipes on twelve North End streets. This...

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