Mayor Names William Evans Boston Police Commissioner

January 14, 2014
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Boston has a new Police Commissioner William B. Evans, who has been a member of the force for over 31 years. The new commissioner was appointed by newly elected Mayor Martin J. Walsh at ceremonies held on January 9. Evans said, “I am deeply honored and humbled that the Mayor has entrusted me with...

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Chamber Looking At Italian Heritage Night At Fenway

January 14, 2014
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An idea to hold an Italian Heritage Night at Yawkey Way/Fenway Park was one of several items discussed at last week’s North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting held at St. Leonard’s Church Hall on Prince Street. The business group decided to inquire an opinion of all its membership by email to find out...

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Mayor’s Appointment Vital To Neighborhoods

Marty Walsh is now the official Mayor of Boston and over the next four years he will have many challenges and barriers to break down. One challenge will be to appoint city directors and commissioners that clearly understand the needs of neighborhoods and a willingness to recognize them and deal with them as well....

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Mayor/BRA Control The Destiny On The North End/waterfront

One of the many challenges facing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in 2014 is the direction the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will take under a new director, now that Peter Meade has left the agency that influences development on a city wide scale. The new Mayor, could and probably will, significantly shake up a five...

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Household Trash Placement Public Hearing to Be Held

January 7, 2014
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Household Trash Placement Public Hearing to Be Held

A request to change the placement of household trash out on the day of collection by 6 AM will be the topic of discussion at a Boston City Council public hearing scheduled by City Counselor Sal LaMattina at the request of North End/Waterfront residents that presented him a petition with 800 signatures calling for...

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Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway was a perfect way to start the New Year with family, friends and Wally the Green Monster. Shown are North End residents Matt and Giana Peach and Linda Cristello.

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North End Public Safety Meeting Canceled Due to Snowstorm

January 7, 2014
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A major snowstorm forced the cancellation of the District A-1 Boston Police monthly Public Safety meeting scheduled in the Nazzaro Community Center last week. One of the many topics that would have taken place would have been the robbery of three North End businesses by a local resident and in accomplice. Listed below is...

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North End Chamber of Commerce Meets Today, Jan. 7

Many items for discussion will take place today (Jan. 7) monthly meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce at St. Leonard Church Hall on Prince Street. One of the topics is the possibility of an Italian Heritage Night at Fenway Park. The Chamber will not meet in February. The next monthly meeting will...

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Tunnel Closure Traffic: It Ain’t so Bad

Thus far, the full closure of the Callahan tunnel for major repairs has been for the most part just an inconvenience. No major traffic issues have taken place due to the closure, not the mess some expected to occur. Reaching out to neighborhoods, online maps services, radio, print and TV, MassDOT did get a...

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Household Trash Placement Time Change Makes Sense

Changing, the time that household trash is placed out in the North End/Waterfront from 5 PM on the day before to 6 AM on the three days of collection makes a lot of sense. First of all, the time household trash is left out will decreased by 13 hours lessening rodent problems, and the...

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Help Keep Community Crime in Check

Part 1 crime in the North End/Waterfront has been down in the area over the past year, 2012-2013 according to a District A-1 Boston Police report. Hopefully, this trend continues with the New Year. The combination of residents, the business community and Boston Police working together to prevent crime is apparently working. Conducting a...

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Obituaries 01-07-2013

Robert ‘Dancing Bob’ Colvario Of Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston Robert J. “Dancing Bob” Colvario of Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on December 28. A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the beloved husband of Lola “Cookie” Kerble-Colvario; father of Gina Colvario Krupka...

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Chamber of Commerce Delivers Early Christmas to Nazzaro Youth

Chamber of Commerce Delivers Early Christmas to Nazzaro Youth

On Wednesday, December 18, the members of the Nazzaro Center Youth Program enjoyed a Christmas Party that they’ll never forget. Thanks to the North End Chamber of Commerce, the center was able to treat about 100 children to one of the best Christmas parties that the Nazzaro has ever hosted. Thanks to a very...

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North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile...

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7-eleven Signage Main Topic at NEWRA Meeting

December 31, 2013
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Approval of the business signage for the opening of a second 7-Eleven store on Hanover Street was placed on hold by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pending the chain-store meeting with residents to discuss the issue. While the 7-Eleven did send a representative from one of its consulting firms to the North End/Waterfront Residents’...

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Two Arrested for Local Holdups

A rash of robberies in downtown Boston and the North End resulted in the arrest of a white and black male on the charge of unarmed robbery and armed robbery. In a little more than 15 hours Richard Puopolo, 27 of Cleveland Place, North End and Carlos Venable, 43 of Boston allegedly held up...

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The $600 Gambling Tax Needs to Be Revisited

Having a requirement in Massachusetts gambling law calling for gamblers to pay income tax on any winnings greater than $600 before leaving a casino needs to be adjusted. The possible number of people that plan to attend a casino, may think twice before traveling to one. Reportedly, the $600 cut off was established low...

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Gymnast Tyler Orlandella to Compete in Invitational Tournaments

13-year-old Tyler Orlandella, former Massachusetts Gymnastic Champion continues to participate successfully in invitational meets throughout New England and other states. Over the years, Tyler has captured many individual and team awards while competing in numerous tournaments. Currently competing in a much higher level, Tyler continues to perform well, recently capturing “Best Turn on the...

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Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Trolleys to North End

Mayor Menino’s final Enchanted Trolley Tour featured a tree lighting on the Prado with a performance by Joey Griffith of the Eliot School. Of course, Santa was also on hand to listen to kids’ gift requests in advance of the big day.

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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

December 24, 2013
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Billy Tse, Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street was the recipient of the December North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Good Neighbor Award. `Each month NEWRA recognizes a local business and/or resident that takes the time to help keep the community clean by sweeping the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business or residence. The...

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Five Story Building Planned for Endicott Street

December 24, 2013
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Plans to demolish the existing one-story building at 210 Endicott Street and construct a five-story, four family dwelling with a roof deck and parking for three vehicles in a garage underneath the building are currently being reviewed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The property is located adjacent to the former gas station, now...

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Salem Street Lot Slated for 5-story Building

December 24, 2013
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Plans to build a 5-story structure at 124-126 Salem Street will be reviewed by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction committee to develop questions and comments for submission to the owner, Collin Yip, in advance of a possible vote on the project at the NEWRA January 9 monthly meeting, according to...

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Possible Supermarket in North Station Area

December 24, 2013
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All the hard work of the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee may have paid off as Boston Properties and Delaware North, the Boston Garden Project developers, have announced that a preliminary agreement with Star Market to operate a 45,000 square foot Shaw’s Market at the site. The Boston Redevelopment Authority...

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Spread the Word: the Tunnel Is Closing…The Tunnel Is Closing

Drivers that usually use the Callahan Tunnel need to be ready to adjust their driving routes come December 27, 2013. On that day, the tunnel leading to East Boston will be closed to all traffic until March 12, about two and a half months. Take the time to map out new traffic routes or...

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