Public Safety Meeting Provides Crime Information

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Chairperson David Marx of the a A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting continues to organize this neighborhood meeting.             He also provides the neighborhood Part One Crimes that have occurred over a 30-day period through information provided by police.             Working with District A1 Commanding...

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Library Improves Book Sale Area

By Phil Orlandella Friends of the North End Library have updated and improved the library’s daily book sale program that was held on a book shelf at the front door where the books were in piles and difficult to review.             Due to the popularity of the book sale and demands for them, the...

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ISD Approves Three North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Three proposals relating to development in the North End were approved (Nov. 28) by the City of Boston Board of Appeals Board of Directors.             Plans by Anthony Virgilio to renovate the existing basement and add stairs at 431-439 Hanover Street received ISD approval.             A request by Anthony Longo to...

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FOCCP Schedules Monthly Meetings

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) conducts meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Mariners House, 11 North Square.             Schedule meetings are:  February 9, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, no December...

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NEAD Benefit Bingo for Adults

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its annual, very popular adult bingo fundraiser on Sunday, January 28 (the bye week before the Super Bowl) in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Doors will open at 12 noon. Bingo starts at 1 PM.             “We will have 20 games...

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RUFF Officially Opens New Dog Park

By Phil Orlandella 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.             Hosted by Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) the opening attracted many canine owners and other residents. Coffee and treats were available for both humans and...

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West End Library Programs

West End Library features Cary Grant movies A film series celebrating Cary Grant will be held every Wednesday at 3pm at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. The film series featuring Cary Grant is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Wednesday January 24-His Girl Friday Wednesday January 31-Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream...

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NSC Enrolls 50 Students from 19 Countries

By Phil Orlandella Many immigrants go to the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) to attend the English for Speakers of Other Languages program.             “These are people who mainly come to the North End or West End Neighborhood Centers to work and attend classes,” according to NSC Director Maria Stella Gulla. The...

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North End Library Programs

North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter St. Boston, MA 02113 (617) 227-8135 EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films: Films Set in Boston Friday January 19    2 pm    Home Before Dark (1958 / 136 mins) Friday January 26     2 pm    The Brink’s Job (1978 / 104 mins) Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment –...

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Community News

NEAD Bingo             North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will hold its annual adult bingo fundraiser on Sunday, January 28 starting at 1 PM. Doors open at 12 noon. For details call 617-570-9749 or 617-605-6124. Library Daily Book Sale Expanded             Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella City Releases RFQ for Memorial The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Arts Commission and MLK Boston has released a Request For Qualification (RFQ) for an artist to create a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Corella Scott King in Boston.             “This memorial...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella District Attorney’s Drug Pilot program has merit A new pilot recovering drug program that could possibly help steer addicts away from prison has been put on the table by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Apparently, the new initiative is geared toward meaningful intervention to the lives of drug addicts,...

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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

After almost 30 years of public service, including 11 years as District One Councilor, Sal LaMattina retired. LaMattina delivered his farewell address at the city council meeting.

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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office, and was sworn into his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Former Vice President Joseph R....

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Edwards to Keep Focused on People as District 1 Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new North End City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up on Monday, Jan. 1, to be inaugurated with...

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BPS Decides Not to Change School Start Times

By John Lynds In a letter to Boston Public School (BPS) families, BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang announced that the school department would not implement the proposed change to school start times. BPS held meetings where parents aired their grievances over the process and suggested the change to school start times in the neighborhood would...

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LaMattina says Farewell in Speech Before the Council

Councilor Sal LaMattina represented the north slope of Beacon Hill for many years and was the current councilor for the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown . By John Lynds On Dec. 13. after eleven and half years as District 1 City Council, and a thirty year career as a public servant for the...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

In his fourth neighborhood trolley tour, Mayor Marty Walsh continued the tradition with a stop in the North End on Sunday afternoon. Kids of all ages came out to see Santa and the lighting of the Prado tree on the Paul Revere Mall.

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NE Library Holiday Open House

NE Library Holiday Open House

By Patricia Sabbey The Friends of the North End Library delivered holiday sparkle to the neighborhood at the recent celebration at the library. Musical entertainment was provided by the “The Joneses”, a local duo who perform at various functions in the North End and around the state. In addition to the music, a complimentary...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Returns to Boston Harbor

By Matt Conti Get your party hats and noisemakers to ring in 2018 because New Year’s Eve fireworks are returning this year to Boston Harbor. The 40-year tradition is back with two, yes two, fireworks barges for a big show starting at midnight. With double barges, fireworks will be visible across Boston’s waterfront, including...

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North Station Area Mobility Action Plan Released

By Phil Orlandella A long awaited North Station Area Mobility Action Plan dealing with possible major traffic conditions has been released by the City of Boston. The plans for the area adjacent to the Bulfinch Triangle, North End, and West End has been developed with input from residents and the business community to deal...

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