Opinion

February 14, 2018
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Councilor Edwards committed to neighborhood District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has publicly committed her interest in the well-being of the North End/Waterfront community. She has expressed her willingness to work with residents, the business community and local organizations to be available when it counts the most, and to deal with issues relating...

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What Do You Say to Your Children

Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transportation

By Richard A. White Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to...

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Obituaries 02-13-2018

Guido Iacobacci Long time Sky Chef employee Guido Iacobacci of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died suddenly at home on Jan. 31. He was 86 years old. A long time Sky Chef employee, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Phillip and Mary Iacobacci, beloved husband of the late Barbara...

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North End Native Vincenza Raspa Celebrates 105th Birthday

February 2, 2018
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North End Native Vincenza Raspa Celebrates 105th Birthday

Happy Birthday to North End native Vincenza Raspa, who just celebrated her 105th birthday! Vincenza was born in 1913 and grew up in the North End, attending local schools. She worked first at a canning factory in Boston for 30 years and later as a salesperson at Macy’s department store for 20 years. She...

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City Discusses Commercial Street Recreational Space Improvements

February 2, 2018
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It was a low turnout at the Nazzaro Community Center on January 23 considering the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPD) was presenting potential concepts (3) to initiate $4.5 million dollars to make some major changes to the entire recreational space located from the Steriti Skating Rink to the Mirabella Children’s Pool....

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Poor Construction Caused the Great Molasses Flood of 1919

February 2, 2018
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The Great Molasses Flood of Jan. 15, 1919 sent a 35-foot wave of molasses rolling down Commercial Street in Boston’s North End causing numerous deaths, massive destruction to property and the overhead train track rail that ran down the middle of the main street. It was reportedly the biggest disaster ever recorded in Boston...

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NEAA 2018 Baseball Registration is Now Underway

February 2, 2018
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“It’s that time of year for local youths to register to participate in the 2018 North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Program for players ages 4-21. How old participants are by April 30, will determine what division a player will be placed,” according to Commissioner Ralph Martignetti.             “The NEAA has a number of...

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Valentine Coffee House February 15

February 2, 2018
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North End friends and neighbors are invited to a Valentine Coffee House program at the North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30PM to 8PM.             The program “Love Is” will feature local talent, coffee, sweet treats and a fun filled evening of poetry and surprises.             The complementary...

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In Brief

February 2, 2018
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Black History Month Student Art Works Contest             The Mayor’s Office of Diversity, Arts and Culture, Boston Public Schools and media partner Boston 25 put out an open call for student artists to submit artworks inspired by landmarks related to black history in Boston in honor of February’s Black History month.             The purpose...

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City Officials Use New Tools to Prevent Tenants’ Displacement

February 2, 2018
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Two new resources to prevent displacement and eviction of tenants have been established by the Office of Housing Stability, according to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.             One of the new resources is geared toward landlords and the other toward tenants.             The guiding principle behind the resources is, if appropriated, information and mediation...

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NEMPAC Presents Annual “Amore” at Local Restaurant

February 2, 2018
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presents its annual and popular love-themed “Amore” opera dinner concert at Lucia’s Ristorante, 415 Hanover Street, North End on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7 PM.             The evening will include a three-course dinner paired with song, duets and trios about love from various musicals, operas, and...

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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Community News

Library Daily Book Sale Expanded             Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale program. For details visit www.friendsnelibrary.org. Free English Classes Offered             Free English Classes are being offered at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Open enrollment. Classes include education and...

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Michlewitz Seeking Regulations for Local Airbnbs

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz  and State Rep. Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill will be focusing their legislative efforts on a number of bills this year, including the regulation of Airbnbs in the city. Airbnb, which began in 2008, is a company that helps people rent short-term lodging in apartments, homes, and other residences through...

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Regulating Short Term Rentals:Council Files Walsh’s Motion Establishing Guidelines

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh ordinance on Wednesday, Jan. 24, establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options...

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Opinion

February 2, 2018
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Edwards makes a wise choice with Carangelo             Newly elected District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has hired former Councilor Sal LaMattina aide Cathy Carangelo of the North End.             Edwards has made a wise choice placing Cathy on her staff. She has a lot of knowledge relating to the neighborhood and is...

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A Home for All Bostonians

By Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards   The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...

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A Great State Of the State

Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Boncore,Michlewitz Honored

Boncore,Michlewitz Honored

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) Director Maria Stella Gulla is shown presenting certificates of appreciation to Senator Joe Boncore  

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New Dog Park

New Dog Park

It’s been a long time in the making but the new dog park located in DeFilippo Park on Prince Street was officially opened in December.

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NEWRA Hosts Three Guest Speakers

NEWRA Hosts Three Guest Speakers

By Phil Orlandella There were no voting items on the December North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly community meeting.             However, NEWRA arranged to have three guest speakers including, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Fire Marshall and Deputy Chief Jack Dempsey, Boston Fire Department and Peter Shelley, Conservation Law Foundation.             Councilor Edwards kicked...

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NEWNC Supports Snelling Place Addition and Roof Deck

By Phil Orlandella Besides a fire safety discussion from the Inspectional Services and Boston Fire Department, there was only one boating item on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) December’s monthly meeting.             A unanimous vote of approval supporting a request by Rochelle Luongo, Trustee of the Snelling Place Family Trust, asking the City...

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