New Light Shows at Greenway Carousel

By Phil Orlandella Through January 1, 2018, at The Greenway Carousel, a New Light Show timed to some of your favorite holiday songs will be held. It’s a nice way to enjoy an unforgettable holiday trip and take a spin against the backdrop of bright, festive lights with family and friends.             Shows every...

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Renovation and Reopening of Saint Leonard Church

By Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari  Saint Leonard Church recently underwent a much-needed year-long renovation project. The multi-million-dollar project, completed in December, is one of the most extensive restorations of the church since its construction in 1885. The sensitive renovation of the historic church focused on the refurbishment of the beautiful stained-glass windows that...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction Nets $75,000 for Local Charities

East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through raffles that took...

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Italian-American Christmas Concert Set in North End

The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 16 starting at 6pm. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in the lovely setting of...

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Santa Claus to Visit North End on Dec 17

By John Romano Santa Claus will be making his annual helicopter ride from the North Pole to the North End on Sunday, December 17. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. Join Santa’s friends and elves and sing along to your Christmas & Holiday favorites with the North End Marching...

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Holiday Quilt Show on Display at City Hall

By Phil Orlandella The Proper Bostonian Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is now on display at Boston City Hall through December 29 in the Scollay Square Gallery on the third and fifth floor balcony of Boston City Hall. “City Hall is such a great venue for exhibiting our quilts, and we are proud to contribute...

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R.U.F.F. News and Notes

North End Dog Park Opens – December 16 With much excitement and gratitude, we are proud to announce the opening of the new official North End Dog Park. Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) will be hosting a winter opening with less fanfare but just as much excitement on December 16th. The park will be...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Boston Alumni Engagement Campaign Underway The first-ever Boston Public Schools (BPS) Alumni Engagement Campaign, aimed at connecting former BPS students of all ages with networking and volunteering opportunities as well as resources to assist them with their careers and families has been launched. “Boston Public Schools alumni are in our community,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Society takes pride in their holiday event Saint Agrippina to DiMineo Benefit Society held its 23rd annual Christmas program for North End children this past Sunday at their Chapel on Hanover Street. Each season the holiday activities attract more residents as the special effort by the society gets bigger and better....

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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A New Community Center Would Be Great

North End residents are being asked by Public Facilities about building a new or repairing the community center on North Bennet Street. It appears, and is mainly agreed on, that the Nazzaro Community Center has outgrown its capacity and there is really no room to expand programs and activities or create new programs at...

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Police Make Quick Arrest Relating to the North End Incident

District A1 Boston Police swung into immediate action responding to a 911 call from a woman claiming she was indecently assaulted by a male subject in the North End at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17. Gathering additional information, description, etc., plus viewing a camera on Hanover Street, police arrested the suspect in less...

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Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

On Monday, Nov. 20 thousands gathered in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park during the 15th annual holiday trellis lighting.

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Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Last week’s a three-alarm fire at 282 Hanover Street was caused by careless disposal of smoking material in the second-floor bedroom according to the Boston Fire Department that responded to the 1 a.m. blaze. Two people died and three others were injured and taken to the hospital. One man died in the building while...

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North End Christmas Fund Luncheon Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella Fillipo’s Ristorante Ballroom will be the site of the 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon to benefit local families and seniors. The special holiday event will begin at 12 noon at 283 Causeway Street with several elected officials and other dignitaries expected to attend. Donation for the community event is $20.00...

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NEWNC Supports Three North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Three voting items were on the agenda of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held November 13 at the Nazzaro Community Center. In addition, Alex Goldfeld of the North End Historical Society presented facts about the local organization and its activities. A request by owner of 3 Pond Place,...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Set for Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella First-hand information relating to Part 1 Crime will be reported by District A1 Boston Police at the next North End Public Safety meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 7 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer William Fong and his staff will update statistics from the month of...

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Man Arrested for Assault in North End

by Phil Orlandella District A1 Police following information from a female’s call that she was allegedly indecently assaulted by a male suspect in Boston’s North End on Friday, November 17 at 2:30 a.m. jumped into action, after the victim provided more information and with checking cameras in the area. They quickly apprehended a Randolph...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Martinez Named HHS New Chief Marty Martinez who has spent his life serving residents and their communities has been named by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as the new Chief of the City’s Health and Human Services cabinet. “Marty will take on a leading role in ensuring a thriving, equitable Boston for...

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Old North Church and Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

The Old North Church & Historic Site announced it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Winners were announced this past week at the 14th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society held at the...

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ISD Board to Review North End Requests

By Phil Orlandella Several proposals related to the North End community will be heard by the Boston Inspectional Services (ISD) Department Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 28 starting at 10:30 a.m. This is a public hearing and comments will be accepted by the Board. Anthony Virglio plans to renovate the existing basement at...

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Nazzaro Center/NEAA Basketball Season Starts

The Nazzaro Center/NEAA basketball program is in full swing now that all 4 components, the Instructional, the Junior Varsity, the Varsity and the Division 1 Leagues (teens) have all tipped off. The Instructional League (ages 4-6ish) the JV (grades 2 through 4) and the Varsity (grades 5-7) all play on Saturdays. The Instructional meet...

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Christopher Columbus Park’s Art Installation 
Chosen for 2018 Boston Greenfest

Christopher Columbus Park’s “Changing Course” art installation has been selected to be part the 10th Annual Boston Greenfest, to be held August 11-13, 2018. The installation was designed and created by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Board member and Art Curator Robyn Reed. “Changing Course” displays almost 2,000 plastic bottle “fish” to raise...

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North End Library Programs

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films & Discussion Friday December 8       2 pm   It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Friday December 15      2 pm   Elf (2003) Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment – ongoing by appointment Receive one-on-one, basic computer instruction for PC computing, laptops, iPads, or tablets. Call 617-227-8135 or stop by to make an...

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