Children’s Programs at West End Library

Music & Movement Story Time with Sherry Eskin – Tuesday, April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers, join Sherry for a special story time in which every book is a song! Make music with the library’s instruments, and enjoy parachute play. No registration required. Groups and individuals welcome. LEGO Club – Thursday, April...

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Registration Now Open for All Girls Sports Festival

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The four-day event will take place April 18 to April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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One Boston Day Encourages Goodwill

“One Boston Day”, the city’s way of honoring Boston’s resilience, generosity and strength on April 15, 2013, serves as an opportunity to recognize the good of the community and reflects the spirit of the people that were exemplified in response to the loss in tragedies of the bombing at the Boston marathon. Two websites,...

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A Big Assist from Dello Russo:North End Resident to Run Boston Marathon for NEADS

By Cary Shuman North End resident Sabrina Dello Russo will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 17 to help raise funds for NEADS, an organization that trains and provides assistance dogs for people who are hearing impaired or have a physical disability. Dello Russo, 41, was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings...

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Prado Restoration Kickoff Meeting Focuses on Priorities

By Matt Conti The long-awaited process to restore the crumbling Paul Revere Mall, known as The Prado, began this week with a kickoff community meeting at the Old North Church hosted by the Boston Parks Department Established in 1925 as the centerpiece of Boston’s North End, the Prado is located between Boston’s oldest church,...

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Our Transportation Plan: Go Boston 2030

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T-stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Making exemptions for one developer could present problems Changing a law to provide an exemption for one project has the potential of establishing an adverse and dangerous precedent that could haunt Boston neighborhoods in the future. That’s exactly what Mayor Martin J. Walsh is attempting to accomplish with lawmakers for the...

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Boston Ranked National Leader in Public Health

Boston has received the highest ranking in a two-year analysis of US cities, compiled by the Boston Public Health Commission, an independent public agency. The country’s oldest department, looked at health policies in place to help communities thrive and residents live healthier lives. Boston was among five cities to receive the overall gold medal,...

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The Greenway Should be Supported in Every Way Possible

Once upon-a-time, the North End had its own ugly Green Monster (Central Artery) that separated the neighborhood from the rest of the city. Then, the Big Dig came along and removed the metal structure and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was born creating much-needed open spaces for several communities and thousands of visitors. Under...

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Boston Strong Hockey

Boston Strong Hockey

Former Bruin Ken Linesman backs into Boston Strong goalie Adam Comeau during a charity game at Steriti Rink on Saturday, March 11. The Bruins Alumni presented a $20,000 check to benefit Childrens’ Hospital and the North End Athletic Association.

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NEWRA Votes Not to Support 173 Endicott Street Proposal

NEWRA Votes Not to Support 173 Endicott Street Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Despite making significant change to the proposed development at 173 Endicott Street based on abutters suggestions, Urban Core Development did not receive support from members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWRA) at the March 9 monthly public meeting that was well attended by residents. The developer told NEWRA that they...

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BPDA Board Approves Municipal Harbor Plan

By Phil Orlandella Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors has approved the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) which they claim will enhance public access and use of the waterfront. Many local residents and neighborhood organizations have expressed concerns about the Harbor Plan and have sent comments to BPDA expressing...

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North End Resident to Run the Boston Marathon in Special Celebration of Women:Alongside Iconic Athlete Kathrine Switzer

North End Resident to Run the Boston Marathon in Special Celebration of Women:Alongside Iconic Athlete Kathrine Switzer

Katie Harty, 29, a Prince St. resident, will be lacing up her sneakers on April 17, 2017 for the run of her life. Harty, as well as 100 other runners, will be running the 121st Boston Marathon to represent 261 Fearless, Inc, the new non-profit benefitting women’s running initiatives from legendary marathoner, Kathrine Switzer....

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Tales from Digging at the Old North Crypt

By Matt Conti It is a real-life “Tales from the Crypt” as a new archeological dig is ongoing underneath Old North Church surrounding its colonial era tombs. Boston archeologist Joe Bagley says it is a guarantee that many artifacts will be found, but the big question is whether human remains will be uncovered. There...

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Public Safety Report:Bank and Two Pedestrian Robberies, Letter Opener Assault

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the March 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. Part 1 Crime -City-wide: Down 5%. -District A-1: Up 12% (mainly due to a rash of robberies in early...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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NEAD Scholarship Program for 2017-2018

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) announced the 2017-2018 Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program for North End residents in both public and private (Tuition based) schools. The deadline to submit the form is May 12, 2017 at 6pm. Rules & Regulations: *Applicant must be a North End resident who is attending school (Proof of...

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BCC News and Notes

Boston Community Collaborative’s upcoming happenings and events Ongoing: Weekly Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids classes for SJS students during the SJS afterschool program. Weekly Dance classes for JQS students during the JQS afterschool program. Weekly Drama and Dance classes in the North End, open to students of all schools at the Studio...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

Winter is still upon us so please be sure to be responsible with cleaning up and properly disposing of dog waste. It is super cold and the weather is not great but we still need to keep the neighborhood clean. If you see a new doggie face, please share the RUFF group information: INFO@RUFFBoston.org, on...

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West End Museum News

National Poetry Month   Film Series – Wednesdays at 3 pm. Join us for our April  Film Series celebrating poets and poetry.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. Wednesday April 5       3pm   Bright Star Wednesday April 12     3pm   Poetry Wednesday April 19     3pm   Amour Fou Wednesday April 26     3pm   Howl Buried...

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Paul Revere Mall Improvement Meeting

By Phil Orlandella The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will hold the first in a series of meetings to discuss upcoming improvements to Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Old North Church, 193 Salem Street. For details call...

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North End Spring Cleaning Scheduled for April

By Phil Orlandella North End spring cleaning scheduled for April Love Your Block (formally Boston Shines) a high impacted spring cleaning program in Boston that encourages residents to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, will take place in the North End on April 28-29 starting at Paul Revere Mall (Prado) at 10 AM....

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Hanover,Cross and Salem Streets Article 85 Demolition Delay Application Discussed

By Phil Orlandella Only twelve North End residents turned out for a community meeting calling for Charter Realty and Development to discuss an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover, 60 Cross and 53 Salem Streets across from the Greenway’s North End Park. “The purpose of the meeting is...

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Neighborhood PACE Helps Older Adults Stay Independent

Theresa grew up in the North End during the Great Depression. She one was of eight children. Her mother was an avid reader and worked as a bookkeeper, despite having only completed eighth grade. “We were very poor, but everyone was very poor. Those were the Depression days, so no one had anything. But...

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