Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

Many North End residents turned out for the first Easter Egg Hunt held at Christopher Columbus Park.

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NEWNC Supports New Mexican Restaurant

April 21, 2014
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NEWNC Supports New Mexican Restaurant

Three requests were voted on at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Several committee reports and other items of community interest were presented. NEWNC supported a change of occupancy which included a beer and wine license from Ferrara’s to Urban Cantina at 76 Salem Street. Also supported by...

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Old North Church 239th Lantern Ceremony

Old North Church 239th Lantern Ceremony

Roseann Sdoia carries the lantern up the steps of the Old North Church steeple to commemorate the original lanterns hung that warned Paul Revere the “red coats were coming.”

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Eliot School Seeks Extended Learning Time Funds

April 21, 2014
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Funding for the extended learning time is being sought by the Eliot K-8 Innovation School which will add one hour to the school’s day to help every student focus on core academics. The program also allows students to meet in small groups with their teachers as well as time for other activities with school...

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Expanded Learning Time at Eliot School a Good Idea

The Eliot School has spent the last year exploring the possibility of adding an hour to the school day and is currently putting forth a plan that will add 180 hours to the year, one hour each day for all students. The idea is to help every child succeed academically, socially and emotionally not...

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New District A-1 Captain and Sergeant to Attend next Public Safety Meeting

New District A-1 Boston Police Captain Kenneth Fong and new Community Service Sergeant James Chin will be at their first North End Public Safety meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 1. This is an opportunity for residents to meet the new Captain and Sergeant in person and to express...

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Library Garden Committee Receives Newra Award

April 14, 2014
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Library Garden Committee Receives Newra Award

Friends of the North End Library Garden Committee has been selected as the winner of the North and/Waterfront Residents’ Association Good Neighbor Award. “The committee maintains the flower planters and cleans the area in front of the library on a consistent basis,” NEWRA member Janet Gilardi said. “The group is well deserving of NEWRA’s...

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NEWRA Votes down 2 A.M. Closure

April 14, 2014
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NEWRA Votes down 2 A.M. Closure

As expected, based on their policy not to support any business hour expansion after 12am, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted 26-5 against a request by the owner of Goody Glover’s Restaurant, 48-50 Salem Street to expand the business closing hour from 1am to 2am, 7 days a week. The owner claims his customers...

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Charges Dropped Against North End Man for Alleged Sexual Assault

April 14, 2014
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All charges against a 26-year-old North End man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 20 year old residence about a month ago on Unity Street have been dropped. Ross Currier was arrested on March 10 based on a phone call to police from the female victim who claimed she saw the person that assaulted her...

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NEWNC Community Election May 17

April 14, 2014
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It’s almost May and that means the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) must conduct a community election for six openings on the neighborhood board, which consists of twelve members. Each year, six of the Council members must seek re-election consisting of two-year terms. NEWNC members whose terms have expired are: Marie Simboli, Anne Devlin...

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Boston Will Not Take a Step Backwards to Terrorism

The City of Boston, and the world for that matter, awaits the 2014 running of the Boston Marathon following last year’s tragic event that shocked just about everyone. The useless and uncalled for bombing did initiate the phrase Boston Strong which totally united the City of Boston, a feat that continues today. The Boston...

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NEBC Needs Funding to Complete Goals.

Beautification of the North End will help make the historic community more attractive to residents and the thousands of visitors, tourists, diners and shoppers that pass through the community each year. Cleaner streets, flowers and decorations relating to the neighborhood would make the neighborhood much more attractive. There is a commonly based, nonprofit, volunteer...

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Walsh at North End Chamber

Walsh at North End Chamber

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks to the North End Chamber of Commerce and local officials

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Natural Gas Mains on Commercial St. Receiving Upgrade

National Grid has started upgrading natural gas mains along Commercial Street in the North End. The project, which began last year on Hanover Street, will now move to a second phase, as the energy company replaces 575 feet of natural gas main spanning from Greenough Lane to Battery Street. National Grid is upgrading the...

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Old North Foundation Needs Groups to Get Program Feedback

The Old North Foundation is looking for groups to participate in a 90-minute activity and discussion to get feedback on their new program. Sacred Seats. The foundation is embracing the untold stories of congregants to create an educational program for high school students that will go beyond the average lesson plan to highlight the...

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Running for a Cause: Danielle Russell to Cross Boston Marathon® Finish Line with Tedy’s Team April 21

Danielle Russell of the North End will be running the 118th Boston Marathon® on Tedy’s Team, led by former New England Patriots linebacker and stroke survivor, Tedy Bruschi. Russell will be running in honor of her father who is a stroke survivor. In 2010, Russell’s father suffered a severe stroke completely out of the...

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West End Museum Features a Trip Back in Time

Visiting the West End Museum is a trip back in time that examines the history and culture of the old neighborhood. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the once diverse community that simply went away during Urban Renewal in 1959. A permanent exhibit “The Last Tenement” highlights the immigration...

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two quick fixs needed

Once the weather finally warms up, the City of Boston needs to re-paint the North End crosswalks which are in horrendous condition. The many wires that are attracted to Hanover Street trees need to be taken off. The wires are destroying the trees and the power for the lighting is coming from city electrical...

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NEAA Soccer Awards Night Held

North End Athletic Association held awards night in the Nazzaro Community Center for its’ 2013 Youth Soccer Program. There were over 120 children who participated in the program this year. The soccer league was composed of boys and girls age 4 to 12.  They played on Saturday mornings from September to November. The league...

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2nd Anniversary of the Coffee and Sandwich Shop

2nd Anniversary of the Coffee and Sandwich Shop

The crew at My Cousin’s Place celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the coffee and sandwich shop opening at 396 Hanover Street. We caught up with the crew (L-R, Ralph, Joe and Daniel) as they marked the milestone.

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North End Shop and Nibble Set for April 27 in, North End

March 31, 2014
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North End Shop and Nibble Set for April 27 in, North End

During the afternoon on Sunday, April 27, sixteen, possibly more, local retail shops will participate in Shop and Nibble in the North End. Customers can stroll through participating stores and taste small bites provides by local restaurants. Shop and Nibble is an incentive to have people wander through the neighborhood and have an opportunity...

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Boston Police Gun Buyback Program Is Now Underway

March 31, 2014
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The 2014 Boston Gun BuyBack Program “Your Piece for Peace” is under way and will run at designated drop-off site throughout the city Monday through Friday from 12pm to 7pm. District A-1, which includes the North End/Waterfront area drop-off site is 10 New Sudbury Street. “The program has been created to empower communities to...

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Old North Church 239 Annual Lantern Ceremony Set for April 20

The 239th annual Lantern Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 20 with a reception at 6:30pm and the ceremony at 8pm. On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea” the...

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Hero Firefighters Lose Their Lives in the Line of Duty

The recent fire in Boston that took the two lives of fire fighters, Lieutenant Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy only reminds us of how dangerous the job can be. Firefighters put their lives on the line every time the station bell rings, protecting lives and property, with every response to a blaze or...

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