NEWRA Supports Legal Occupancy Change

September 17, 2013
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NEWRA Supports Legal Occupancy Change

Only one voting request was on the agenda at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center last week. The membership voted 24-10 to support a plan to change the legal occupancy at 6 Foster Street from three to four apartments by adding a fourth floor to the...

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Salem Street Bike Route Planned

September 17, 2013
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Boston Bikes, part of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens by seeking to make the city a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for everyone, plans to install bike paving markings on Salem Street from cross to Charter Streets this...

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Captain Lee, Sergeant Lema and Officer Boyle Should Be Commended

September 17, 2013
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District A-1 Boston Police Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Thomas Lema and Officer Ted Boyle do an admirable job working with North End/Waterfront residents and the business community making the neighborhood the safest area in the City of Boston. Official reports indicated the neighborhood crime rate (part 1) have dropped 22 percent since...

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LaMattina Calls for Public Safety Study

September 17, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has suggested that the Mayor and the Boston City Council conduct a study that would combined the North End/Waterfront and Charlestown neighborhoods into one police district with its own captain. The Councilor has raised the idea in both communities at public hearings. Stemming for residents calling for better police...

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Gigi Reppucci in the Flower Pot Garden at the Polcari Playground

September 10, 2013
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Gigi Reppucci in the Flower Pot Garden at the Polcari Playground

Life-long North End resident Gigi Reppucci in the flower pot garden at the Polcari Playground next to the Nazzaro Center. Gigi, on a daily basis waters and preserves the flowers which he set up in the playground.

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Residents Call for Better Police Response

September 10, 2013
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Residents Call for  Better Police Response

Lack of police response, late police response and the attitude of some police responders was expressed by North End residents at last week’s Boston Police Public Safety meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Over 50 residents turned out for the monthly meeting with many of them complaining about this situation to Commanding Officer...

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North End Chamber of Commerce Honors Commissioner Davis

September 10, 2013
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North End Chamber of Commerce Honors Commissioner Davis

North End Chamber of Commerce guest speaker Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis received a standing ovation at the business communities monthly meeting for his outstanding job as Boston’s top-cop and for his solid efforts during the unfortunate Boston Marathon bombing incident. The commissioner spoke mainly regarding public safety in the North End, including the...

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Two Legal Occupancy Changes Requested

September 10, 2013
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Two legal occupancy changes requested by the owners of local buildings will be scheduled for discussion at upcoming neighborhood meetings. The owner of 6 Foster Street is seeking to change the legal occupancy from three to four apartments by adding a new fourth floor. Expanding the first floor into the basement is also part...

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‘Moving In’ the North End Went Smoothly

September 10, 2013
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Over the Labor Day weekend, hundreds of college students moved into the North End with virtually no problems. No parking signs designating areas for moving vehicles to park and unload were placed in plenty of time, giving residents and visitors ample time relating to the movement restrictions. The City of Boston Department of Public...

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North Ender Playing Squirt Hockey for Charlestown

September 10, 2013
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North End resident Amanda Forziati skated for the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association on the Mite B Team last season and is moving up to the Squirt Team this year. Amanda also plays on the under-ten girls team, maximizing her ice time, preparing for her Squirt Team appearance. “The level of confidence my daughter gets...

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Obituaries 09-10-2013

September 10, 2013
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Emma Freni Member of Ladies Auxiliary Revere Moose Emma (DeLuca) Freni of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died at home surrounded by her family on August 31. She was 84 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, Emma moved to Revere in 1958 and was a member of the Revere Loyal Order...

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Kindergarten Days Party

Kindergarten Days Party

The North End Library hosted a “Kindergarten Days Party” for local families. Arts, crafts and a parade were among the activities.

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City/Suffolk Signs Host Community Agreement

September 2, 2013
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For several weeks the word on the street and at Boston City Hall, was that City and Suffolk Downs were getting closer to reaching a deal that would pay millions of dollars annually if a casino is built at the racetrack located in East Boston. The rumor was substantiated last week when the two...

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Neighborhood Committee Discusses Four Agenda Items

September 2, 2013
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Two legal occupancy changes were discussed at the last NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting held at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Updates on redevelopment projects in the Haymarket/North Station areas were also on the agenda. The owner of 6 Foster Street is proposing to change the legal occupancy from three to...

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Boston’s Top Cop, Commissioner Davis is Chamber’s Guest Speaker

September 2, 2013
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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will be one of three guest speakers at today’s September 3 North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) meeting. The Commissioner is expected to discuss public safety issues relating to the neighborhood and the Chamber will present Davis with a plaque in appreciation for his outstanding efforts on behalf of...

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Grant Provides Many Summer Activities and Events

Many summer programs took place in the North End due to a generous grant (about $12,000) from The Boston Foundation through My Summer in the City Grant Program. This collaboration has taken place successfully, over the past four years, providing summer programming and teen summer jobs coordinated by North End Against Drugs (NEAD). Funds...

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Take Advantage of Free Hazardous Material Drop-off

A hazardous waste drop-off recycling effort is being offered to Boston residents only at no cost. This is a good opportunity for people to gather up their hazardous material out of garages and homes and get it to a proper drop-off site. Having hazardous material located in living quarters can be extremely dangerous to...

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NEAA 2013 Championship Victory Celebration

September 2, 2013
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Coaches, players and families of the North End Athletic Association’s 2013 Major Baseball Division and playoffs Championship team, the Tigers had a victory party at the Nazzaro Community Center, last week. Everyone enjoyed being together as a team once again and discussing the terrific season of baseball at Langone Field. The team was presented...

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St. Anthony’s Feast Draws Thousands

St. Anthony’s Feast Draws Thousands

The 94th St. Anthony’s Feast filled the North End with thousands of devotees that gathered Friday.

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North Enders Support Richie’s Plan to Prevent Crimes Against Women

August 27, 2013
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North Enders Support Richie’s Plan to Prevent Crimes Against Women

Numerous North End residents, including State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, joined mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie at Copps Hill Terrace overlooking Boston Harbor in support of her plan to lower and possibly stop violent crimes against women throughout the City of Boston. Representative Michlewitz, who has endorsed Richie’s candidacy said, “For far too long, women...

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Licensing Board Transfer on Hold

August 27, 2013
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A Home Rule Petition filed by Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to have the State Legislature transfer the Licensing Board to City control was continued to further tweak the bill and take into consideration comments and suggestions from the public. The change would remove the existing cap on the number of alcohol licenses in...

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Reshaping the Area Around the TD Garden

August 27, 2013
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Reshaping of the Bulfinch Triangle (North Station) is already in full swing with the development of One Canal Project and the Lovejoy construction for a new Converse headquarters and an apartment building on Beverly Street. Currently, another major development project in the area is moving forward at the parking lot site in front of...

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No Way to Put the Brakes On

Slowly but surely, the North End is changing and it appears that there is no way to put the brakes on. More and more developments are about to take place in and around the neighborhood that will create a total change in the population of the area as lots of young professionals will eventually...

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No Problems During the Feasts

There were no reported problems during the 2013 feast season in the North End. The societies that coordinated the traditional festivals, working with the City of Boston, made it a point to avoid any incidents. Thousands of visitors, families, friends and of course local residents made their way through numerous feasts on Hanover, Battery,...

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