Another Successful NEAD Family Dinner

By Phil Orlandella As usual, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held another highly successful NEAD Family Dinner/Family Talk at the Nazzaro Community Center which was filled wall-to-wall with local residents. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh did a fantastic job as the event’s guest speaker. Attendees enjoyed a nice meal, a beverage and desserts provided...

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City Releases Imagine Boston 2030 Draft Plan

An Expanding Opportunity, Imagine Boston 2030’s draft plan of priority action areas and major initiatives that apparently will support a thriving city by expanding opportunity, supporting a dynamic economy, enhancing quality of life and preparing for climate change has been put forth by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. More than 12,000 residents apparently helped shape...

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NEAA North End Christmas Parade December 11

By Phil Orlandella The arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street will kick off the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 46th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 11 at 1 PM. (Rain date: December 18) Santa will greet everyone once he is officially on the ground and proceed to...

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North End Christmas Fund Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Fillipo’s Ristorante Ballroom, 283 Causeway Street, North End will be the site of the annual North End Christmas Fund Luncheon on Thursday, December 15 at 12 noon. The holiday special event will benefit North End families and senior citizens during the holiday season. By your ticket early, admittance by ticket only...

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Boston Officials to Allow Self-Driving Vehicles

The City of Boston, in partnership with nuTonomy, will begin testing autonomous or self-driving cars in the Seaport District by the end of 2016. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh simultaneously approved the testing through executive orders. Once testing begins, the city’s Boston Transportation and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics will...

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Lighting of Iconic Blue Trellis Kicks off Holiday Season

By Matt Conti The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) kicked off the holiday season with their traditional annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21st. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and 14 trees...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Some agencies looking to purchase nursing home There appears to be some positive things going on with the status of the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street since the community and local elected officials expressed their anger when the operator Partners revealed their intention to sell the building and move...

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Moving Forward

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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High School Starting Hour-Change Not As Easy As ABCD

Boston High School students could be facing possible later starting times as early as 2018 based on a public hearing held by the Boston City Council to examine the pros and cons that a change could present. Parental support is paramount before this change could be established in the school system. Transportation to and...

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Save Our North End Waterfront Group Awaits DEP Policy Change Ruling

The comment period relating to finalizing a temporary policy change in Boston Harbor by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has gone by the boards. If DEP makes the policy official, it would have a direct impact on a proposal by Phillip DeNormandie’s plans to build a luxury hotel at Lewis Wharf on the...

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Obituaries 11-29-2016

Pasquale Pennacchio Of the North End Pasquale Pennacchio of Boston’s North End passed away on November 16. Pasquale served his country admirably as a US Army veteran of World War II. He was the dear brother of Frank, Anthony and Ralph Pennacchio, Angelina Brennan, Camille Klein, Marie Ferrantino and the late Joseph, Vito and Florence;...

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Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

Ruby Abbot, 7, marched in front of the Northeast Italian Band during the Veterans Day Parade this past Friday. The parade, from Boston Common to City Hall, featured veterans, musicians and elected officials all coming together to support American veterans.

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Playing in the Park

Playing in the Park

A local toddler participated in the Funfilled Greenway Conservancy’s GreenPlay and Build Activities held at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Park.

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NEWRA Supports DEP Waterfront Policy Change

NEWRA Supports DEP Waterfront Policy Change

By Phil Orlandella Newly elected North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Mary McGee presided over her first of many community public meetings. The non-profit organization will conduct meetings at the Nazzaro Center the second Thursday of each month. She praised NEWRA for the outstanding job they have done over the years and noted how...

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BWSC Begins Phase II Project in the North End

By Phil Orlandella Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has completed Phase I of its October 2016 work schedule between Richmond Street and North Square without any apparent problems. Phase II of the project will continue in November on North Square and North Street with the removal of cobbles within the limits of the...

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North Station Transportation Action Plan Meeting Scheduled

By Phil Orlandella A North Station Area Mobile Action Plan public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department, in conjunction with other cities and towns. A public meeting was held on September 2 to share...

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News in Briefs

By Phil Orlandella City launches Housing Innovation Competition for compact living units  Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the City’s first Housing Innovation Competition.  The Housing Innovation Competition is intended to determine if innovatively designed compact units combined with reduced development costs will result in financially feasible developments with a mix of affordable...

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West End Library Children’s Programs

A variety of new and ongoing programs have been scheduled at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. For details call 617-523-3957. New Program starting November 14th! Spanish/English Language Exchange/Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español – Mondays 3-5 p.m. English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this informal...

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BWSC Launches FOG Campaign

A Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Campaign, sponsored by Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) seeks to raise awareness of Boston residents for the importance of keeping cooking fats out of household drains that lead directly to the water system, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Commission has already given how well over 3,000 can...

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Saint Agrippina Society North End Christmas Program

By Phil Orlandella For the 22nd year, the Saint Agrippina DiMineo Benefit Society will hold a Christmas program for North End children only. The holiday event will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 12-2 PM at the Society’s Chapel, 459 Hanover Street, with Santa Claus making an appearance with gifts for girls and...

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Question 5 Passes in Boston

By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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Columbus Park Trellis Lighting Ceremony

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, the all-volunteer neighborhood organization, to raise the funds needed to illuminate the trellis and...

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NEMPAC and Improv Asylum Collaborate on New Youth Program

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announced a brand new partnership with the Improv Asylum. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Youth Improv Class in during the upcoming winter session for children ages 7-10 that will be led by staff from both organizations. Kelly Dooley from Improv Asylum will...

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