Greenway News and Notes

As usual, the Greenway Conservancy has scheduled numerous events, activities and programs for the general public to enjoy individually or with friends and families. The Greenway has put together many things to do including celebrations through July. Get a taste of different cultures at Brazil on The Greenway, My Caribbean Expo and the African...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Sen. Boncore/Rep. Michlewitz help create Greenway partnership Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose districts include the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, took part in the formation of a sustainable and equitable public-private partnership that will support the extremely popular open space that attracts thousands of people each year. The partnership...

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From Our Readers

Fake Monks Harassing People for Donations Dear Editor My long time friend and North End condo owner, Matt Ackley, never gets mad. In fact, when piles of trash are left outside of his condo on non-trash collection days, I get madder than Matt. No, Matt simply picks up the disgusting remnants of disrespectful neighbors...

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Imagine Boston 2030: Lifting Everyone Up

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Our Opinions

Endeavor to rekindle New Year’s Eve firework display Bringing back Boston Harbor New Year’s Eve fireworks display would be a terrific achievement especially for North End/Waterfront residents, the business community and the thousands of others that a fireworks display will attract to Boston Harbor. An endeavor, by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), Boston...

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Mayor Signs $3.15 Billion City Budget

Mayor Signs $3.15 Billion City Budget

Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed the City’s $3.15 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which through strong fiscal management and strategic savings initiatives allows for further investment in quality City services in neighborhoods across Boston, and builds on the success of existing City programs. During a signing ceremony hosted outside of a building marked by...

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Partnership Formed

Partnership Formed

By Phil Orlandella A highly welcomed private-public partnership to provide financial support for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway that draws thousands of visitors and residents from abutting neighborhoods in the general area has been officially announced. One of the most popular places to be in the City, The Greenway, has something good going on...

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Legendary Restaurant Supplier is Moving:Eastern Bakers Supply Holds Relocation Sale

Legendary Restaurant Supplier is Moving:Eastern Bakers Supply Holds Relocation Sale

By Cary Shuman Robert “Bobby” Kalustian knows restaurants. And if you own or have owned a restaurant in the region, you know Robert Kalustian. For 71 consecutive years, Kalustian’s family has been providing equipment to restaurants large and small, bakeries, submarine shops, pizza places, college cafeterias – and more recently, food trucks. Setrak Kalustian,...

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North End/Waterfront Health Center Funding in the State Budget

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Joe Boncore joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature in approving the state’s $40.2 billion budget. Among the many spending priorities highlighted in the budget, local initiatives were prioritized, including the North End/Waterfront Health Center, which received $125,000 to assist in its ongoing efforts to combat substance abuse....

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Boston Harbor Ferry Study Now Underway

By Phil Orlandella Traffic congestion in the City and up and down the North and South Shores has created a high rate of volume over the past several years. During most of the day it’s virtually impossible not to get stuck in traffic that causes major delays. Residents are increasingly calling for some sort...

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Greenway News and Notes

The Greenway Conservancy reached a landmark new agreement with MassDOT, the City of Boston and A Better City (on behalf of over 20 Greenway-abutting private properties) to establish a public-private partnership to financially support The Greenway well into the future. This includes a new 10-year lease from MassDOT for the non-profit organization to manage...

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North End Public Safety Metting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. Aggravated Assaults (2) -6/3 @ Stillman St. @ 12.53pm: Male and female victims reported that they got into an argument with the male operator of a gold VW...

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Sponsors Needed for the NEAD Family Fun Festival

By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs (NEAD), for the 28th consecutive year, is attempting to provide numerous free events for all North End residents, families, teenagers, single adults and seniors during the summer months, according to NEAD President John Romano. What started out as North End Family Pride Day has now transformed into...

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Inspectional Services Approves Two Requests

By Phil Orlandella Boston Inspectional Services Department Board of Appeals approved a request by Patrick Maloney to construct a roof-top deck with additional egress on top of existing structure on Causeway Street. The Board also supported a proposal to change the occupancy at 69 Salem Street to include a fitness Center, less than 250...

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Edwards Endorsed by Unions

32BJ SEIU, representing 18,000 property service workers in the Massachusetts, Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 education professionals, and SEIU Local 888, representing over 8,000 public service workers and higher education workers in Massachusetts, announced their endorsement of Lydia Edwards for the District 1 seat to represents the North End, Charlestown and East Boston. “Lydia...

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West End Library Schedule

A full schedule of events and activities are scheduled at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. For details call 617-523-3957. And The Oscar Goes to…A Film Series-Wednesdays at 3pm.  Summer Film Series honoring Best Picture winners from 2008-2016.   Sponsored by The Friends of the West End Branch Library. Wednesday July 12      3pm The...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Passacantilli the right choice for District 1 Councilor District 1 Boston City Councilor candidate Stephen Passacantilli, a life-long North End resident, without question has the necessary neighborhood experience that would nake him a viable and reliable elected official to represent the North End, East Boston, Charlestown and part of the Waterfront...

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Native American Mascots Not Disrespectful

State legislation that will prevent Massachusetts from using native American mascots is not a great idea. Mascots are not meant to be a negative way of demeaning native Americans in any way, shape or form. They are simply a name for teams, not an insult, and have been used for many, many years. No...

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Family and Medical Leave Bills Should Move Forward

Several bills relating toward creating a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program is currently at the State Legislature waiting for action to be taken. Members of the Raised-Up Massachusetts coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions recently expressed their support for these bills at a legislative hearing on June 13....

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Sports 07-11-2017

Cardinals Rule: Capture 2017 NEAA Baseball Championship By Phil Orlandella Posting a 6-4 record in the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) regular baseball season, the Cardinals, the defending 2016 championship team, became the number one seed in the playoffs. The Cards went on to beat both the Cubs and Indians in four consecutive games...

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NEAA Baseball

NEAA Baseball

NEAA Dodgers 14U Baseball Team coached by Mike Martignetti.

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DEP Rules Against the Lewis Wharf Hotel Project

By Phil Orlandella A well-coordinated community endeavor to stop a developer from building out over the water was ended by a ruling by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Residents in the Waterfront area immediately opposed plans by developer JW Capital Partners to build a 277-room hotel on his property and extend the...

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NEWNC Names Officers

By Phil Orlandella At its June monthly meeting the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) announced its officers: President John Pregmon, Vice President Carmine Guarino, Sergeant at Arms Gennaro Riccio, and Secretary Brett Roman. Two informational items were on NEWNC’s agenda. Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Vice President Ann Babbit presented upcoming and future...

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Local Performer Draws 300 to Hard Rock Cafe

Local Performer Draws 300 to Hard Rock Cafe

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Joe Nicholson, also known as Gringo da Viola, performed for a sold-out crowd of over 300 patrons at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on June 10. Joseph showcase some of his favorite renditions of songs in English and Brazilian in the concert he refers to as “Joe...

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