Sports 05-24-2016

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that registration is now open for the 47th annual season of Boston’s summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), kicking off on Tuesday, July 5. BNBL has three divisions each for boys and girls: 13 and under, 15 and under,...

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Obituaries 05-24-2016

Patrice Gioia Secretary Patrice E. Gioia of Derry, NH,  formerly of Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly at home on May 10. She was 38 years old. A secretary in the health care field, she was the beloved daughter of Roxane Bangs and her husband, Freddy of Saugus and the late Angelo Gioia; devoted mother...

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Popular Site

Popular Site

One of the biggest attractions on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is the Armenian Heritage Park, a circular winding path paved with grass and inlaid stone with a single jet of water marking the center.

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Opening Day Performance

Opening Day Performance

Lina (age 7) and Marlo (age 6) Walsh from the Eliot School and North End Music and Performing Arts Center performed the National Anthem at Opening Day of the North End Athletic Association Baseball Program. They received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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North End Resident Receives Environmental Award

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Allison Chester was one of numerous individuals, companies and other agencies that were recipients of the 10th annual Greenovate Boston award winners announced by Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh at a special Earth Day celebration held at Fenway Park. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in climate action and...

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North Ender Participating in Best Buddies Challenge

By Phil Orlandella Life-Long North End resident and former board member and President on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Stephen Passacantilli will participate in the Best Buddies Challenge in Hyannis Port on Saturday, June 4 to benefit Best Buddies International. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver in 1989...

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Geraldine Marshall Gift Links North End Community to NEMPAC Music Scholarships

North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) will continue to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its second year of awarding two North End children, under the age of 18, with a full-year scholarship...

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ISD Approves Two Requests Denies Another

By Phil Orlandella Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Board of Appeals has proved two and denied one request relating to the North End. All applicants appeared at both neighborhood organizations and were supported. ISD approved a request by the owner of 290 North Street to convert the bed and breakfast and one residential unit...

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Downtown View:Chain Store Sorrows

by Karen Cord Taylor Local businesses or chain stores. Which is best for Boston neighborhoods and such shopping attractions as Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The tension has resurfaced recently with a local merchant at Faneuil Hall threatened with eviction, two San Francisco chain stores opening on Charles Street on Beacon Hill and fear by North...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour at Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront residents will have an opportunity to rub elbows with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Wednesday, June 8 at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue from 9:30-10:30am. This is a rain or shine event. Hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department along with the 18th annual coffee hour series will...

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Louis Cavagnaro Honored at NEAA Baseball Opening Day Ceremony

The Junior Baseball League opened up the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2016 season with an 11am game at Langone Field on Commercial Street. The four team program is made up of future Little League players. Both teams played well and many fans filled the stands during a warm Saturday morning. During a break...

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North Square/Washington Street Bridge Additional Funding Included in Fiscal 2017 City Budget

By Phil Orlandella In response to residents needs identified through Boston 311 and Go Boston 2030, Mayor Martin Walsh has increased the city’s Fiscal 2017 budget to deliver more basic services, including two major projects in the North End. North Square and the North Washington Street Bridge have been scheduled for capital improvements and...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Tagliaferro not seeking NEWNC reelection Following serving 20 consecutive years on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Anne Devlin Tagliaferro has decided not to seek reelection to the volunteer community advisory board. An extremely active member of the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, Anne represented the community in a professional and caring manner....

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Street Performers Permitting is Needed

While street performers provide a great source of entertainment to visitors and Boston residents, they can also be a problem. At times they are a public safety issue, extremely loud, interfere with business access, pedestrian access and problems vying for space. Most of this, if not all of this, can be resolved by generating...

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Residents Should Vote in NEWNC Community Election

This coming Saturday, May 14, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will be conducting its annual Board of Directors election from 10am to 2pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. All North End/Waterfront residents are eligible to go to the polls and vote. Proper identification is required. NEWNC is an all-volunteer-non-profit...

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Get Ready for Duckling Day,Sunday May 8

Get Ready for Duckling Day,Sunday May 8

A photo of the participants of last year’s Duckling Day marching through the Boston Common.

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NEWRA Supports License Transfer and Occupancy Change

NEWRA Supports License Transfer and Occupancy Change

by Phil Orlandella Boston City Counselor Sal LaMattina was the guest speaker at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Counselor LaMattina, who has served on the Boston City Council since 2006, provided updates on city affairs and local projects. He is currently the Chair of Parks and...

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Burroughs Wharf and NEMPAC Board Member Honored

Burroughs Wharf and NEMPAC Board Member Honored

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Board member Andrea Waldstein was recently honored by Project Kesher (PK). The Burroughs Wharf resident is one of the earliest supporters an d founding PK Board member. She has recruited for and traveled on PK trips to the Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Andrea fostered a Boston-wide...

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Cooper Street Resident Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Cooper Street Resident Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

by Phil Orlandella Lorraine Renda LaColla of Cooper Street was recently named recipient of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for her efforts in helping to keep the community clean by removing debris from in front of her home on a regular basis. “She takes care of her corner of the...

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NEWNC Supports 3 Agenda Requests

by Phil Orlandella Two occupancy changes and a transfer of an existing North End CV-7 Day malt and wine with cordials license were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their May monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. All the votes were unanimous 9-0. Tuyet Tran is seeking zone relief...

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Boncore Captures Senate Seat

By Phil Orlandella Showing strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District which includes the North End/Waterfront community, attorney Joseph Boncore was elected State Senator in the April 12 special election. Boncore will succeed former State Senator Anthony Petrucelli, who has taken a job in the private sector. He led in his hometown of...

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Mayor Walsh Set to begin Boston Shines

As part of an annual effort to beautify the streets of Boston in time for the spring season, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has asked for Boston residents’ to participate in Boston Shines, a citywide initiative to clean the neighborhoods across the city. Boston Shines will bring together thousands of volunteers, including businesses, community groups...

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North End Resident Crosses the Boston Marathon Finish Line

by Phil Orlandella Running in the Boston Marathon for the first time and finishing the international race that attracts thousands of participants is really something to brag about. While winning is the lifelong ultimate goal, for North End resident Michael LoPriore (53 years old) it was a great start and a terrific accomplishment.   ...

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Design Revealed for Eliot School Renovation

By Conor Finley The City of Boston Planning and Facilities Department hosted a meeting to cover the design concept and plans for the rebuild set to take place at the Eliot Innovation School, located at 585 Commercial Street in Boston’s North End.  The presentation went into depth about the goal to convert the current...

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