Residents Urged to Get Involved

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Non-Residents Invading Boston School System

Boston-at-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is speaking out regarding the enforcement of the School Residency policy for the city. She believes work still has to be done to make sure only Boston residents are reaping the benefits of Boston taxes and programs. The Review can’t agree more with the Councilor on her assessment of...

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Greenway Raises $10,000 in Membership Gifts

Greenway Raises $10,000 in Membership Gifts

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy reached its goal ($10,000) in membership gifts at the end of last year and met its match. Member and donor support helped make 2016 such a wonderful  year and the Conservancy has a lot more fun planned for 2017. It’s  not too late to sign-up.

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NEWNC Host Public Meeting with New Owners of Nursing Home

By Phil Orlandella In the near future, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) possibly in March, will hold a public meeting to discuss the finalization of the potential sale of the North End Nursing Home by Spalding. Following a lengthily community endeavor to keep the Fulton Street home from closing and other residents transferred...

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Younger Seniors Elect New President

By Phil Orlandella The North End Younger Seniors social group that meets two days a week in the Nazzaro Center has said farewell to former President Ida DePasquale who has decided to retire to enjoy the golden years. Ida has provided many years of dedicated service to the North End seniors and she was...

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North End Demolition Community Meeting Set for Tonight (Feb. 7)

By Phil Orlandella Maria Lanza, North End liaison, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, reminds residents that an Article 85 Demolition Delay community meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Nazzaro Community Center. “The application calls for the proposed demolition of the buildings at 198 Hanover, 60 Cross and...

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NEWRA Claims Winthrop Square Development Violates Shadow Law

By Phil Orlandella A letter commenting on the development of 115 Winthrop Square as proposed by Millennium Partners, in response to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has been sent to the BPDA highlighting many issues and concerns relating to the proposed project. NEWRA at their January 12 monthly meeting voted to join...

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Board of Appeals Approves Two North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella A proposal by Alpine Advisory Services to change the legal occupancy at 406-418 Commercial Street to include wireless telecommunications equipment, installed within 8- foot fiberglass chimney behind an existing 21” brick parapet four antennas and erect a roof platform to mount two equipment cabinets and GPS antennas thereon with cable runs...

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Cupids Come to Christopher Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate Valentine’s Day by making one of the City’s most kissable places even more romantic. Illuminated heart-holding cupids will grace the north and south ends of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park during mid-February. FOCCP invites you to the park to see the new red and...

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Mayor Walsh Leads 37th Annual Homeless Census

Mayor Martin J. Walsh led a group of 400 volunteers, including City of Boston cabinet and department heads, State officials, community and civic leaders, and homeless providers in conducting the street count for the City’s 37th annual homeless census. The street count is part of a larger census of homeless adults and families in...

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Roosters Rule at Greenway’s Chinatown Park

In honor of the Chinese Year of the Rooster, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, has commissioned a temporary installation of over 2,000 3D printer roosters in conjunction with New America Public Art (NAPA) and artist Chris Templeman who is also an engineer and educator. In roughly three to four-hour printing period over the course...

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Indoor Batting Cage to be Installed in the Nazzaro Center

By Phil Orlandella The Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street will be one of four sites that the Boston Red Sox Foundation will install indoor batting cages. Batting cage installation is made possible by a grant from the Youth Development Foundation, an organization set up in 2015 by Major League Baseball (MLB) and...

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NEMPAC Pledge Me Campaign Provides Student Scholarships

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) celebrating 15 years of music, art and cultural programs will conduct a Pledge Me Campaign (through April 7) and a Performathon (April 8) at the Boston Public Market from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Pledge Me Campaign raises funds for NEMPAC students...

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Boston Public Market to Host “Sip & Shop” Evenings

The Boston Public Market has begun hosting “Sip & Shop,” a twice-a-week opportunity for customers to enjoy beverages as they shop or dine throughout the city’s local food market. “Sip & Shop” continues every Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00-7:30pm through the end of March. The Boston Public Market’s beer and wine vendors are...

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Freedom of Speech Is Important But…

Peaceful demonstrations, chanting, holding signs with a message relating to issues or policies is Freedom of Speech and that’s the American way of expressing opinions. However, making statements on national television, like blowing up the White House, lighting American flags on fire and destruction of property is going too far and should not be...

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Community Asked to Participate in Neighborhood Slow Street Program

Residents have a great opportunity to get directly involved with helping the City of Boston decrease street driving limits from 30 to 20 mph in their community by submitting an application to work in and with the Boston Transportation Department on its new Neighborhood Slow Streets Program. Community-based organizations, showing strong support can apply...

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From Our Readers

Opposes Legislature pay raises Dear Editor, It is wrong for our legislature to increase their pay and not that of their staff. It is wrong for our legislature to increase the pay of Court officers and not that of Public Defenders and Assistant District Attorneys.  I do not agree with the pay raise for...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Read between the lines A recently published Herald article claiming Mayor Martin J. Walsh save the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street was not fair to the many other groups and elected officials who were involved in the neighborhood endeavor. Yes, the Mayor was instrumental in keeping the doors open...

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The State of Our City

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Obituaries 02-07-2017

Paul Jackiewicz Of Revere, formerly of the North End Paul R. Jackiewicz of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 12. The beloved son of Sally (Muscarella) and the late Stanley, he was the dear brother of Stephen and his wife, Valeri and Scott, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Stephen James,...

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Scrimmages on TD Garden Court

Scrimmages on TD Garden Court

Boston Community Collaborative recently coordinated a unique opportunity for some North End kids.   The group of kids, aged 8-16 got to scrimmage at the Garden on the parquet floor with the crowd cheering on just prior to tip-off of the Boston Celtics game vs. the Miami Heat on Friday, December 30.

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Praises All Around for Saving North End Nursing Home

Praises All Around for Saving North End Nursing Home

By Phil Orlandella No voting items were on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) January 9 monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, many residents gathered at the community public meeting to hear about and comment on the good news relating to the potential sale of the North End Nursing Home on...

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Quincy Court Development Nixed by NEWRA for the Second Time

By Phil Orlandella Feelings were high at the February 10 monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held in the Nazzaro Community Center (which was completely full) over a request by Richard Travagline who is seeking to expand living space into the basement area of the two buildings located at 13-15 Quincy...

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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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