Helmets on

Helmets on

The warmer weather has started the bike tours. Riders are seen exiting Christopher Columbus Park.

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Body Found in Boston Harbor Identified as North End Resident

Body Found in Boston Harbor Identified as North End Resident

Authorities have identified a body found in Boston Harbor at Long Wharf as missing person, Eric Munsell, the 24-year-old North End resident who had not been seen since February 8th. He was a recent Boston University graduate and working as an engineer at General Electric. A “non-viable male” body was pulled from the harbor...

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Senator Petruccelli Runs Boston Marathon

Senator Petruccelli Runs Boston Marathon

A stellar finish for the North End’s very own, Senator Anthony Petruccelli who completed the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Competing in his first full marathon, Senator Petruccelli began training immediately following last year’s tragedy starting with what was most comfortable for him- short runs of three to five miles, and eventually progressing to long nineteen...

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NEAD Easter Party

NEAD Easter Party

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the Nazzaro Community Center held another successful Easter party.

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NEMPAC Students Are Eager to Start “Keys 4 Kids” Pledge-a-thon

The students of NEMPAC’s private music instruction program have geared up to start collecting their pledges for a month long pledge-a-thon “Keys for Kids”. “Keys 4 Kids will give students motivation to practice! By reinforcing practice, students will receive the maximum benefits from their weekly music lessons. As a result, NEMPAC expects to see...

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Same-day Trash Pickup Seems Bleak

The fact that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has publicly stated he has not yet taken a position on same-day trash pickup for residential trash and the overwhelming cost to implement the program in certain communities, clearly indicates that the proposed program is not on anyone’s radar at this time. Over 800 signatures of North...

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It Takes Two to Tango

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council president, along with other elected community members, has made a gallant attempt to unite the community by merging with the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association. However, it has become completely obvious that NEWRA is not interested and has rejected a sit-down meeting to at least discuss the idea. While the...

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Martignetti Makes Fitchburg “Walk-off”

Fitchburg St University was in a battle with Bridgewater St University for the 4 seed in the upcoming playoffs and North Ender stalwart Mike Martignetti was right in the middle of it. Bridgewater raced out to a 8-0 lead but Fitchburg battled back and found themselves trailing 8-6 in the last inning. North End...

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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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