A Great Day for All Bostonians

Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic Set for June 24

Representative Aaron Michlewitz will sponsor his Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic between the North End and the South End.   Youth ages 9 to 12 from the North End Athletic Association and South End Baseball programs will compete. Both neighborhoods are represented by Representative Michlewitz and he came up with this idea prior to...

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Field of Flags on Boston Common

Field of Flags on Boston Common

A total of 37,268 American flags were placed on the Boston Common last week to honor those from Massachusetts who have died in wars dating back to the Revolution. That number included 296 military heroes that have died in duty since 9/11. In particular, those war dead were honored at a special ceremony on...

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Five Candidates Elected to NEWNC Board

June 1, 2018
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Five Candidates Elected to NEWNC Board

On Saturday, May 19th, residents voted to elect five members to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council. 2018 NEWNC Election Results Marie Simboli – 83 votes John Pregmon – 61 votes Brett Roman – 49 votes Patrick Bova – 39 votes Joel (Jody) Faller – 33 votes All of the candidates listed above will be...

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Parks Improvements Plan Looks Good

June 1, 2018
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A presentation by the Boston Parks Department for improvements to Puopolo Park, Langone Field, bocce courts, drainage, playground, basketball court, the Harbor Walk and some open space has apparently been blessed by North End residents at a recent public meeting. Several public meetings have been held to get to this point. Many local organizations...

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NEWNC Supports Three Requests

June 1, 2018
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Three voting agenda items were supported unanimously by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Monday, May 14. A request by Jen Royle seeking to create a private space at 445 Hanover St. with a cordial license received Council support. A proposal by Jeff...

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Mirabella Pool Scheduled to Open June 16

June 1, 2018
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Something called summer will hopefully be just around the corner, maybe. Hotter weather means the opening of the Mirabella Pool (North End Pool), scheduled for Saturday, June 16. The Nazzaro Community Center is currently accepting seasonable passes costing: Adults (age 20-61) $20, Teens (age 13-19) $10, Youth (age 6-12) $5, Age 5 and under...

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NEWRA Supports Use of Basement Space

June 1, 2018
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Originally, there were three voting items on the May 10 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. However, two of them were withdrawn by the petitioners and could find their way to the NEWRA June monthly meeting. The third agenda voting request by Anthony Virgilio for Jennifer Royle,...

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Placement Evaluations for Charlestown Soccer Fall Season to Take Place

Placement evaluations for Charlestown Soccer’s Fall 2018 travel soccer season will take place over the course of the first two weeks in June.  Sessions will run for roughly one hour and 15 minutes, following the check in period. Placements are field evaluations of all our potential players conducted by independent contractors, and are used...

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Community News

Weekly Block Parties and on The Greenway The Boston Calling Block Parties series at Dewey Square Park on The Greenway kicks off. Block Parties are free and open to all every Thursday from 5 PM to 8 p.m. all summer long with games, music, and beer and wine for purchase. Boston Public Market Returns...

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Field of Flags on the Common Marks 9th Year

In two hours, 400 volunteers transformed a patch of grass on the Boston Common into a moving Memorial Day tribute. After nine years, the field of American flags on the Common never gets old, and that’s exactly the point as 37,268 small American flags were placed on the Common by volunteers late last week,...

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NEAA Baseball Opening Day Sponsors Thanked

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) would like to say a huge thank you to all those businesses and individuals who contributed to a successful and enjoyable 2018 Opening Day Celebration. Over 400 players, family members, friends, and supporters attended throughout the day to celebrate spring and the beginning of another exciting year of...

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City News and Notes

In response to community feedback, City of Boston residents are now able to see every small cell wireless radio operating within city limits. For details visit www.boston.gov. The Boston Landmarks Commission has teamed up with the Climate Ready Boston staff to create a panel to start a conversation about climate change and how it...

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In Brief

June 1, 2018
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Seniors treated to Chinese food lunch The North End Rehabilitation and Health Center on Fulton Street recently treated seniors at the North End Neighborhood Center to a delicious lunch and prepared by Billy Tse’s. Seniors enjoyed egg rolls, rice, spareribs, noodles, crab rangoon and fortune cookies. There was even enough food to take home...

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Help End Distracted Driving

Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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Opinion

June 1, 2018
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Low turnout for NEWNC election A non-competitive North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election was held on Saturday, Ma 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street with an extremely low turnout of residential voters, 107. There where only five candidates competing for six open two-year...

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Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

A campaign fundraiser was held for Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Greg Henning at Artu in the North End. Highlighting the well-attended event was Rep. Aaron Michlewitz’s announcement that he has endorsed Greg Henning in the race for the DA’s position. Pictured outside Artu are, from left, Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci, Rep....

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Joanne Hayes-Rines Honored by Residents’ Association

May 17, 2018
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Joanne Hayes-Rines Honored by Residents’ Association

Joanne Hayes-Rines was honored for her leadership in the community by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Presenting the award, a framed Harbor Fireworks print, was State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, NEWRA President Mary McGee and Treasurer Sue Benveniste at their April 12th meeting. Joanne is well-known as the longtime President of the...

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Affordable, Elderly Housing Planned for K of C Building

Affordable, Elderly Housing Planned for K of C Building

Ausonia Home Association plans to convert the council quarters of the Knights of Columbus, Ausonia Council #1513 at 41 North Margin Street to 23 affordable, elderly apartments and new council quarters.  The complex will also have a large community room, which will be available to the North End community, apartment residents and council members.  ...

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City Launches Youth/Young Adult Homelessness Plan

May 17, 2018
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Rising to the Challenge: Ending Youth and Young Adults Homelessness in the city, a community planning process centered around preventing and hopefully ending homelessness among unaccompanied people, has been launched by members of the City of Boston’s Youth Action Board. The Board is the City’s consumer advisory group of youth and young adults who...

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Lack of Participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Upsets City Council

May 17, 2018
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After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Anissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston. “I am presenting this hearing order today because of the...

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Mae West, W.C Fields Take Over the North End Library

W.C. Fields and Mae West recently came to life at a North End Branch Library event sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library and a generous grant from the City Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library.  The cozy library event space became Mae West’s dressing room complete with props including fans...

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New Starbucks Coffee Proposed at 198 Hanover Street

A new retail development project by Charter Realty is seeking permits to bring a Starbucks Coffee shop to 198 Hanover St., known as the “Gateway to the North End.” Located at the corner of Cross Street, the site is across from the Rose Kennedy Greenway and currently occupied by Citizens Bank at the old...

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