NEMPAC Presents Beethoven’s “Fidello” this June

By Phil Orlandella Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park will be the sites of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) sixth annual Opera project presentation of Beethoven’s “Fidello”, sung in German with English subtitles and orchestra. “The artistic team behind this project is working tirelessly to bring this magical production to...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Losing a good Councilor and friend An extremely important North End/Waterfront advocate, Councilor Sal LaMattina, has decided not to seek reelection for the District 1 Boston City Council seat. Councilor Lamattina has been a tremendous asset to the neighborhood. His actions have always been dedicated to the community and the well-being...

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Third Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Restoration Meeting to be Held

Another community meeting to discuss a plan for the renovations of the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) has been scheduled for this coming June 2017, hosted by the Boston Parks Department. Priorities recommended by the community will be the focus of this important meeting that include plans to refurbish the park established in 1925 and...

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NEWNC Candidates Night and Public Election Are Important

Each year, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) conducts a public election for six seats on the community organization board. A total of twelve seats make up the board. Six seats are up for grabs every other year for two-year terms. NEWNC is the only community elected organization to serve as the area’s voice...

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North End Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds Of Kids to Fun Event

North End Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds Of Kids to Fun Event

It was a perfect Spring day for the annual North End Egg Hunt on Sunday morning drawing hundreds of neighborhood kids to Christopher Columbus Park. Sponsored by the Boston Community Collaborative and Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the group had prepared over 2,500 stuffed eggs and hid them all around the park creating fun...

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Moving On:Sal LaMattina Will Not Seek Reelection as District 1 City Councilor

Moving On:Sal LaMattina Will Not Seek Reelection as District 1 City Councilor

By Matt Conti District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced that he will not seek reelection in September 2017 for another term on the Boston City Council. The decision comes after 29 years of public service to the City of Boston, including 11 years on the City Council. “I feel the time is right...

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No Voting Items on NEWRA Agenda

By Phil Orlandella Only one agenda item was originally scheduled on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) April monthly meeting, but it was removed at the request of Alfred Ferrera who wanted to meet with abutters relating to his proposal to build a roof deck at 57 Salem Street. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who...

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NEWNC Community Election Set for May 20

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) President John Pregmon has announced that the 2017 annual community election of members will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Saturday, May 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a...

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NEWNC Supports Limoncello 2 on Salem Street

By Phil Orlandella Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support a request by Maurizio Badolato of Ristorante Limoncello, North Square to open a second location, called Limoncello 2 at 76 Salem Street, the former site of Urban Cantina. The request also included the transfer of the former owners’ beer,...

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P.A.L. and the NEAA Help Keep A Nazzaro Center Ski Tradition Alive

By Carl Ameno Once again, the Nazzaro Center teamed up with the Police Activities League and the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) to provide families and friends of the North End with an incredible grand finale to the center’s ski program, a weekend of skiing at arguably the best ski resort in the east, Killington Mountains. After various day trips...

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Boston Community Collaborative Students Perform “Greece”

By Becca Griffith Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) students participated in the production of “Greece” on stage at Saint John School. BCC combined all of its dance and drama students from the school and the North End for the season ending performance. (January through March) The original production was written, directed and choreographed by Ingrid...

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Long Wharf Bar and Restaurant Development Looks Bleak

Following almost a decade-long fight, the North End 10 received good news in their fight for Long Wharf, as a formal federal judgment passed down on March 23, stated the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) cannot redevelop the public space on the waterfront property for private enterprise without National Park Service’s (NPS) permission...

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Taste of the North End/April 28

By Phil Orlandella The 24th annual Taste of the North End is scheduled to take place on April 28 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street. The special and popular event will benefit New Health and other neighborhood organizations and charities. Billy Costa will MC, Vocalists Vanessa Salvucci...

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Neighborhood Service Center Food Appeal

By Phil Orlandella ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center is currently accepting donations to support its food programs that assist residents needs through June 30. The Center could use monetary donations, restaurant and supermarket gift certificates, non-perishable items like pasta, tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, cooking oil and corn.             Donations can be dropped...

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How We’re Investing in Our Boston Public Schools

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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From Our Readers

Dear Patients and Community Members, It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Bruins Alumni raise funds for NEAA The North End Athletic Association (NEAA), along with Boston Children’s Hospital were the beneficiaries of a hockey game between the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Boston Strong All Stars Team game held at Steriti Skating Rink in the North End. It was a great event...

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Find Some Time for Neighborhood Clean-Up

North End/Waterfront residents should be gearing up to participate in the City of Boston’s “Love Your Block” clean-up of the community next week starting at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on April 29. This is a great opportunity to help make the neighborhood clean and beautiful, while giving something back to the community in...

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Volunteers Can Make A Difference

Not too often do volunteers, that help out with the numerous organizations, receive the recognition they truly deserve for giving some of their precious time to create a better community for North End residents. Whether it’s working with youth, teens, adults, seniors or the general public, volunteers make a huge difference in the neighborhood’s...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

April 11, 2017
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattinatold the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek re-election during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a shot who has...

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Running for A Cause

Running for A Cause

North End resident Sabrina Dello Russo hosted a fundraiser for NEADS on Sunday at Prezza Restaurant. Dello Russo will be running in this year’s Marathon to raise funds for the organization that provides assistance dogs for people who are hearing impaired or have a physical disability. Pictured at the event are, from left, Julie...

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ISD Board Defers 173 Endicott Street Development

ISD Board Defers 173 Endicott Street Development

Plans to construct a 51’ high building (9 units of condominiums) at 173 Endicott Street were deferred to May 23 by the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Board of Directors at a public meeting held on Tuesday, March 18. Plans call for four indoor parking spaces within the structure, with other vehicles utilizing street parking...

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Finding Solutions:Community Honors Principal Griffin and Vice Principal Torres for 10 Years of Service

Finding Solutions:Community Honors Principal Griffin and Vice Principal Torres for 10 Years of Service

By John Lynds A decade ago the Eliot School was a failing Boston Public School and its future bleak. However, the arrival of two dynamic educators in 2007 put the Eliot on the map and a few short years later the Eliot emerged as arguably the best public school in the city, On Friday,...

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