North End Halloween Party and Parade

October 29, 2013
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North End Halloween Party and Parade

Many North End/Waterfront children and their parents turned out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to participate in the annual Madonna Della Cava Society’s Halloween Party and Parade through the local streets led by the Boston Police. Dressed in all kinds of Halloween costumes the children enjoyed refreshments, live entertainment, games and they received prizes...

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North End Parks on the Greenway

October 29, 2013
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North End Parks on the Greenway

North End Parks on the Greenway are located between New Sudbury and North Streets, reflecting the comfortable scale of the adjacent neighborhood. Spacious lawns surrounded by densely planted perimeter beds define these parks that were professionally designed. The parks include ideal spots for story telling programs in the summer, picnics or sunbathing on the...

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Boston Bikes Introduces Their Safety Goals Program

October 29, 2013
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Boston Bikes which have already placed bike lanes in the North End and has plans to do two more, one on Salem Street and another on Cross Street have introduced an Urban Cycling Guide. The goal of the campaign, keeping cyclists safe is part of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s commitment toward reducing the city’s...

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NEBC Clean-up Project Continues Through November

As Halloween slowly approaches us, The North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) pilot program which began Memorial Day weekend has proven to be a great success! This pilot program partnered with Work, Inc. and the Department of Public Works to beautify the streets throughout the North End. The primary goal of this program is to...

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FOCCP Hosts Fundraiser at Fairmont Battery Wharf

October 29, 2013
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will hold their annual fundraiser, “A Park for All Seasons Monte Carlo Evening” on Saturday, November 16 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf from 7pm-11pm. The 10th annual event will start with a reception from 7pm-8pm featuring hors d’oeuvres, live background music, a silent auction and a short speaking...

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Government Center Garage Developer Makes Changes Based on Community Input

A number of changes have been made to the proposed Government Center Garage Development based on several meetings with the community and officials at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The HYM Investment Group has continuously advised neighborhood groups that they are willing to work with them and the BRA to make changes based on...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Review has continuously encouraged North End/Waterfront residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. In...

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Actions Taken on Teenage Student Uncalled for

Actions taken by the North Andover High School against senior honor student Erin Cox for being a designated driver, who was cleared by police of no wrong doing, was deplorable and totally unnecessary. Educating under aged students, or anyone, of the dangers of drinking and driving is imperative but such wasn’t the case in...

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Bocce Champions

Bocce Champions

Shown is the winning team of the Fifth Annual Columbus Bocce Cup- pictured are: (L-R) Frank Contrado, Angelo DiGirolamo,Dr. Joseph Mendola & Representative Aaron Michlewitz

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NEWRA Raises Concerns on Garage and Garden Projects

October 25, 2013
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NEWRA Raises Concerns on Garage and Garden Projects

Approval to send comment letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), related to proposed projects,  was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) based on facts presented by the association’s Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting. Co-chaired by David Kubiak and Victor Brogna the committee has put together a long list of possible...

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NEWNC Supports Agenda Items

October 25, 2013
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It was a relatively uneventful and quick (1 hour) North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWNC members voted on four requests before them, supporting all of them. A request by Margot Seligman to change the legal occupancy at 422-424 Hanover Street from four residential apartments and store...

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NEWRA Sees No Issues with Two New Proposals

October 25, 2013
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Three presentations were discussed at the recent North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting held on September 24. “Two of them were subsequently approved by NEWRA Executive Committee not to bring these appeals before members for a vote,” according to David Kubiak, ZLC Committee co-chair. “In both cases no abutters...

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Bike Paths Slated for Two More Streets

October 25, 2013
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Nicole Freedman, Director of the City of Boston Bike Program told residents at a recent North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting that the city plans to add bicycle lanes on North Washington and Cross Streets in the near future. Some residents expressed concerns about potential problems on Cross Street because of the parking...

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Our Opinions

FOCCP Provides Terrific Park Event Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) have once again provided a fun filled community Columbus Day series of activities in the park. FOCCP, as they do each year, created numerous activities for local residents and park visitors to enjoy. The non-profit neighborhood organization’s event had something to do for...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Columbus Day Celebration Parade

Columbus Day Celebration Parade

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Parade was held Sunday. In the photo above, a float depicting the Santa Maria is shown on Hanover Street during the parade. Fore more photos of the parade,

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Mayoral Candidate Connolly Picks up Key Endorsements

Mayoral Candidate Connolly Picks up Key Endorsements

Mayoral candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, picked up two key North End endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of North End State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina. Michlewitz, who endorsed Charlotte Golar Richie during the Primary...

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NEWRA Elects Officers to One-year Terms

October 15, 2013
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NEWRA Elects Officers to One-year Terms

At their monthly meeting last week held in the Nazzaro Community Center membership of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted unanimously to elect five NEWRA officers for the 2013-14 one-year terms. NEWRA with a membership of approximately 300 elected the following officers: President Jim Salini (second and last term), Vice President Ford Cavellari, Treasurer...

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LaGalleria 33 Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

October 15, 2013
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LaGalleria 33 Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

LaGalleria 33, 125 Salem Street was the recipient of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award. The eatery was presented the community award for continuously cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the business. “Rita and Lisa make it their business to help keep the North End clean of debris,” NEWRA...

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Three North End Requests Have Hearing Dates

October 15, 2013
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Nancy Frattaroli, manager of Artu located at 6 Prince Street, has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the hour of operation on the eatery’s entertainment license that allows for a cassette player, radio, television and widescreen television from 1am-2am. “The business has a 2am closing license,” according to...

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Turn the Sadistic Animal Abuser in

Anyone with information on the culprit that viciously abused the dog called “Puppy Doe” should ,pick-up the phone immediately and turn in the person(s) that conducted the totally uncalled for cowardly abuse that resulted in the canine being euthanized. The Quincy related incident of dog torture has thousands of people upset and rightly so,...

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Fill the Boot Stolen

Stealing the North End Fire Station Boot, with money in it for the Muscular Dystrophy Fund, is outrageous and hopefully the culprit is apprehended. The Regional Review would love to publish the person(s) name so the neighborhood knows who this idiot is. While some teen from the Nazzaro Community Center and an anonymous donor...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). It’s important that residents step to the plate as leadership on the community volunteer organization that works for the betterment and preservation of the neighborhood. Being in a position to make decisions that directly impact the neighborhood is not an easy...

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Bike Markings Will Follow Salem Street Repaving

October 11, 2013
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Once the repaving of Salem Street, from Cross to Charter Streets is completed, the City of Boston will be installing bike pavement markers on the entire street. The repaving process will apparently begin the week of October 15 and a completion date has not been confirmed. Shared lane markings are pavement markings that designate...

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