Small Leeway Should be Given

The City of Boston has spun its wheels at a fast pace to make it convenient and more specifically safer for cyclists to move through the streets. There are already rules, regulations and painted areas covering this issue. Now legislators want to add another rule that is controversial by banning vehicles from stopping in...

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Residents Need to Comment on North Street Bridge Project

Boston Public Works (BPW) has and will continue to conduct  neighborhood public meetings regarding the design and renovations of the North Washington Street Bridge, a four-year construction project that could begin in late 2016 or early 2017. Residents who have yet to attend one of these meetings need to make it their business to...

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Central Artery Ramp Parcel Public Meeting Scheduled

April 1, 2015
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The fifth public meeting relating to the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study has been scheduled by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). MassDOT is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portions of the Central Pottery/Tunnel Parcels 6, 12 and 18 along the Rose Kennedy Greenway....

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Maintenance Man Receives Good Neighbor Award

April 1, 2015
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Maintenance Man Receives Good Neighbor Award

Maintenance man John Quigley at the Fulton Street Housing facility has been presented the January North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award for his eight years of taking care of the building by cleaning, both in and outside of the facility at 185 Fulton Street. NEWRA presents the award on a monthly basis...

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North Washington Street Bridge Renovation and Design Could Be a Four-year Project

April 1, 2015
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Construction for the redesign and renovation for the North Washington Bridge, known to many as the Charlestown Bridge, is expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 with a 3 to 4 year time frame for completion. The bridge was originally built in 1898, and was shut down and 2003 due to safety...

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Life is Good

Life is Good

In partnership with Life Is Good, Greg Grady Sr. and his son sculpted a giant Adirondack chair and beach ball out of snow in the middle of Dewey Square.

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North End Attorney Selected: To Serve on ONE in 3 Council

March 25, 2015
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North End Attorney Selected: To Serve on ONE in 3 Council

Harris Street resident Jessica Lucia Frattaroli, a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School, has been named to serve on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. Frattaroli, a member of the Massachusetts Bar will be working with other members on city projects aimed at maximizing the talents of Boston’s 20-34-year-old demographic, which...

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Representative Aaron Michlewitz Addresses NEWRA on Legislation

March 25, 2015
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State Representative Aaron Michlewitz was one of three guest speakers at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Michlewitz the newly appointed, chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, discussed his upcoming legislation agenda, which includes regulation and tax issue concerns with short-term residential rentals, a...

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NEWRA Supports Banning Parking Savers

At its last monthly meeting, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a proposal banning winter parking space savers presented by the Alliance of the Downtown Civic Association (ADCA). The plan to stop this way of saving parking spaces during winter ice and snow conditions, has already made its way to City Hall, where...

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DPW Outlines Bridge Project at NEWRA Meeting

March 25, 2015
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Department of Public Works (DPW) reviewed plans to renovate the North Washington Bridge at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center.  Commonly known as the Charlestown Bridge is slated for major repairs and renovations in the near future. DPW representative said, “The key aspect of the new...

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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...

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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...

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Do We Have Any Privacy?

The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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Opinion

March 25, 2015
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North End Streets need a major cleaning Once the snow has finally melted away, the streets of the North End will require a major cleanup project. Hopefully, the city warms up their mechanical street sweepers and hits the neighborhood from end to end. Debris has mounted everywhere the eye can see and then some....

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NEWRA Votes to Ban Parking Space Savers

NEWRA Votes to Ban Parking Space Savers

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 25-7 to sign on to the list of neighborhood groups supporting a ban on parking space savers in downtown Boston. The resolution extends the ban currently effective in the South End that prohibits putting out chairs, cones and other objects to reserve spaces after shoveling...

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Old North Church 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony

Old North Church 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony

The 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Old North Church. On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” the two lanterns have come to represent...

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State’s Snow and Ice Removal Cost Almost $130 million

March 17, 2015
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The long winter snowfall cost the state to run $22 million over budget. Nearly $130 million was spent by the state on snow and ice cost during record accumulation. Cost reportedly was at $129.3 million. The state used 6000,000 tons of salt this winter, twice the state’s storage capacity. House lawmakers, last week included...

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Boston Public Market Set to Open This Summer

March 17, 2015
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Boston Public Market Set to Open This Summer

This summer, the Boston Public Market will open its doors to the long awaited year-round service with over 40 local venders. Staff are busy finalizing design details, developing hands on cooking classes and the marketplace cement floor has been laid. Vendors are preparing for the market, seeds have been ordered, new green houses being...

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MBTA Employees Take Days off During Needed Times

More than half of all MBTA workers either call in sick or took at least one day off when they were most needed during the snowiest three-week span when the transit authority was basically shut down. Between January 27 and February 16 “T” employees took the easy way out, while thousands of commuters experienced...

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Michlewitz a Good Committee Chairman Selection

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is consistently moving his way up the ladder in the House. The legislator, whose district includes the North End, has been appointed to his third chairmanship position on the Hill. House Speaker Robert DeLeo has named Michlewitz as, chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services for the next two...

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Abstract Art

Abstract Art

The 2014 abstract sculpture, located on the Greenway, will be reconfigured this year.

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Clear the Way

Clear the Way

This small foot made path to the nursing home made it difficult for anyone to get through.

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North End District 1 Crime Down in February

March 10, 2015
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The month of February has been quiet, according to District A-1 Commanding Boston Police Captain Ken Fong, told residents at last week’s North End Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Only one arrest was made for disturbing the peace at 464 Hanover Street. Homeless complaints were limited and no loud noise...

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NEMPAC/Revere Memorial Association Receives BCC Fund

March 10, 2015
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Paul Revere Memorial Association and North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) have received a $2,000 grant from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) for organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture in the City of Boston. The grant winners represent the diversity of the city’s art community from a wide range of categories....

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