Archive for August, 2014

A Beautiful North End

August 27, 2014
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A Beautiful North End

North End Beautification Committee recently had the tree pits weeded and spread mulch, also NEBC signs were put up in a few of the tree pits.
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City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

August 27, 2014
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City Councilor LaMattina Endorses Tolman for Attorney General

During a visit to the Nazzaro Community Center, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced his endorsement of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts Attorney General. LaMattina joined Tolman at community center in the North End, where the two met with voters and seniors during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “I am supporting Warren...
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City Takes Control of Licensing Board

August 27, 2014
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Legislation that allows the City of Boston to establish its own Licensing Board has been signed by Governor Deval Patrick. Since 1906, governors have appointed members to a state-controlled board. The bill eliminates that board, allowing Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to nominate members to serve on the board. The City Council has the...
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Harbor Towers Residences Engage Architect as Advisor

August 27, 2014
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Harbor Towers, the 43-year-old pair of Boston waterfront buildings with more than 1,100 residents, has engaged George Thrush, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, for advice on proposed redevelopment plans for the Harbor Garage. Thrush and a team of architects and urban planners was invited this month by the...
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Mayor Forms Streamlined ZBA Committee to Speed up System

August 27, 2014
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A streamline City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) has been formed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that is intended to cut waiting times for relatively minor variances needed to open a small business or to perform home renovations to 1-2 family owner-occupied residential applications. A subcommittee of the Zoning Board of Appeal...
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Our Opinions

August 27, 2014
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BRA under intense scrutiny and it should be The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently under intense scrutiny following the release of an independent audit which apparently uncovered several structural components that are in need of reform. Reportedly, among the problems identified were the lack of integration between the BRA and Economic Development Industrial...
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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status

August 27, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told us about buying his Rolex,...
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Opinion

August 27, 2014
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Volunteers needed for Greenway major cleanup National Public Parks Day will be celebrated on the Greenway with a major cleanup program with as many volunteers as possible. The Conservancy is seeking groups or individuals to help with projects along the popular park. Projects will include, weeding, planting and cleanup tasks from 9am to 12noon....
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North End Family Pride Day

August 25, 2014
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North End Family Pride Day

North End Family Pride Day concluded a weeklong series of events, programs and activities held at numerous venues throughout the neighborhood as part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD) North End Family Pride Week. Held at Langone Field on Commercial Street, hundreds of people attended the neighborhood endeavor which took place from 12 noon...
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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

August 25, 2014
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Dr. Campo Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Doctor Frank Campo of North End Foot, 260 North Street has been named the recipient of the August 2014 North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association “Good Neighbor” Award for helping to keep the neighborhood clean by clearing trash and debris on a regular basis in front of his business. For many years NEWRA has presented this...
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