Teens in Print Publication Seek High School Student Reporters

Teens in Print have introduced a new Program Director, Carla Gualdron, a former participant of the program and a graduate of the Boston school system and Emerson College. She is also a former reporter for the Herald and El Mundo. A celebration for 60 students from the latest publication of the Teens in Print...

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Madonna Della Cava Society Halloween Party/Parade-Oct 29

By Phil Orlandella Many North End/Waterfront children, escorted by their parents, will take part in the 65th annual Madonna Della Cava Society’s Halloween Party and costume parade that will make its way through the streets of the neighborhood. Working in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, the Society expects...

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RUFF October Newsletter

RUFF had a very exciting September accepting a national grant for the new dog park from PetSafe! We are so thankful to all who came out to support us. Our biggest thanks to PetSafe Brands for coming to Boston to present RUFF with the Bark for Your Park $25,000 award. The night brought out...

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NEMPAC Upcoming Events

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will present their annual community Halloween Events: Pumpkin Painting on the Prado, Monday, October 24th, outside the building on the Paul Revere Mall to create beautiful fall decorations that the whole family can enjoy. This event will run from 3:15 to 5:00pm on Monday, October 24th...

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Celebrating 30 Years of “Going Bananas” in Boston’s North End

By Matt Conti October 11th marks the 30th Anniversary of the Going Bananas market and grocery shop located on Salem Street in Boston’s North End. Frank Scire started working at age 13 with his uncle at Haymarket. He fell in love with the experience and the the atmosphere drew him to the North End....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   NEMPAC Executive Director honored North End Music and Performing Arts Center Executive Director Sherri Snow has been honored by Saint Joseph Society with the Musical Achievement Award. Sherry has accomplished many things, both personally and with NEMPAC throughout the years and is well deserving of the recognition she received. Her...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms Law,...

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Let’s Talk Trash…. Pick-Up That Is

Even though the City of Boston Public Works Department still has two years left on its trash and recycle removal contract, they should be thinking about holding a public meeting in the North End well before the contracts expire. Some residents are expressing concerns about the way the system runs, especially the recycling program,...

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Give BPDA a Fair Chance

A new identity for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will take place in the upcoming months. The BRA will become the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) with the primary focus on planning and neighborhood engagement. BPDA will be hiring more of its own community planners as the agency moves away from using outside...

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Sports 10-18-2016

Corner Café Captures 15th North End Softball Championship By Ralph Martignetti Corner Café entered the North End Softball League playoffs as the number one seed after a 9-1 regular season and did not disappoint.  Getting a bye into the semi-finals the Corner Café opened defense of their title by taking on longtime rival Landmark...

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Veneration of Saint Padre Pio

Veneration of Saint Padre Pio

Thousands lined up during the veneration of Saint Padre Pio’s heart.

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State Regulator Opposes Lewis Wharf Hotel Building over Submerged Harbor Pilings

State Regulator Opposes  Lewis Wharf Hotel Building over Submerged Harbor Pilings

By Matt Conti The proposed hotel project at Lewis Wharf has been thrown into question after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection confirmed that a new development cannot extend over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. Since much of the piling field at Lewis Wharf is not visible at high...

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Villa Michelangelo Apartments Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Villa Michelangelo Apartments Celebrate 15th Anniversary

By Phil Orlandella Villa Michelangelo Apartments held a festive gathering to commemorate its 15th anniversary at the site of the former Michelangelo Junior High School. This partnership includes ABCD/North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, East Boston Community Development Association and North End/Waterfront Health. The project originally founded in the mid-1990s with the demise of...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Set for October 6

By Phil Orlandella District A1 Boston Police will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 6 pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. District Commander Captain William Fong and his staff will present Part One Crime statistics from the month of September and show the difference from the same...

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Artweek Expands into Seven New Towns, Offers over 180 Events

ArtWeek, an award-winning creative festival, announced its largest event lineup since its 2013 launch. From September 30 – October 9, residents and visitors of more than 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts can take part in 180+ unique artistic events. These events will offer participants new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity....

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Boston Public Library’s Fall Local and Family History Series

Boston Public Library’s fall Local & Family History Series continues, offering a wide range of topics from the Gilded Age and researching ancestors’ artifacts to today’s notable restaurants and the history of Haymarket:  · Pamela Holland helps attendees find the stories of their ancestors and locate sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, digitized books,...

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NEAA Sponsors Trip to Yankees/Red Sox Game

By Phil Orlandella Twenty-nine players and their family members travel to Fenway Park to see the second game of the Red Sox three game sweep of the Yankees. The trip was sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA). “Tickets were free but parents were encouraged to make a donation to Breast Cancer-Making Strides...

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Greenway Provides Estimated Square Footage for New Art at North End Park

By Phil Orlandella The estimated square-foot of the Meredith James artwork scheduled to be placed at the Greenway’s North End Park is not a huge footprint and there is still plenty of space (5,592 sq.) in which to still enjoy the lawn and Park offerings next summer according to Lucas Cowan of the Greenway...

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Boston Local Food Festival Returns to The Greenway

The Boston Local Food Festival a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England returned to the Greenway. The Festival also featured lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family...

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Triumphant Evening for NEMPAC’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

Hundreds of community members, parents, instructors, founders and supporters gathered on Friday, September 23rd  at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to share their appreciation for neighborhood arts and culture at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). Mayor Martin J. Walsh received an award for his support...

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BRA Has Been Moving in the Right Direction

Since Mayor Martin J. Walsh took office, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has steadily become more community friendly despite being cast as a complex and at times uncooperative agency. BRA Director Brian Golden has attempted to work with North End/Waterfront groups to the best of his ability with both positive and negative results but...

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Friends Hold Great Reunions

Both the Friends of the North End and the Girl Friends of the North End have once again held very successful reunions at different locations. Hundreds of North End and former North End residents attended these special events that have become extremely popular over the years. Many volunteers helped coordinate the reunions that bring...

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Washington Street Bridge Traffic Flow Message a Priority

North End/Waterfront, West End and Bulfinch residents need to start preparing for the construction project on the North Washington Street Bridge, commonly known as the Charlestown Bridge. While the design and traffic plans on the bridge itself are good, it’s the traffic effect to get to both ends of the bridge that could pose...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

By Phil Orlandella On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States and other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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