Archive for September, 2014

Guest Speakers Dominate NEWRA Monthly Meeting

September 22, 2014
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Last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting did not have any voting requests on the agenda. Instead the agenda had three guest speakers. North Bennet Street School President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez discuss the school’s interest in the Department of Transportation Building at 128 North Street. MassDOT has announced that they will be conducting...
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NBSS Seeks 128 North Street for Expansion

September 22, 2014
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MassDOT is planning a public meeting in October to discuss the Request For Proposals (RFP) for 128 North Street, North End, the Summer Tunnel Administrative Building. One potential organization seeking to purchase the property that is comprised of slightly more than 6,500 total square feet on four levels including a basement is the North...
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Police Make 15 Arrests in the North End During August

September 22, 2014
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District A-1 Boston Police made 15 arrests during the month of August in the North End. This is apparently the highest number of arrests made in the community over a 30 day period that anyone can remember. Arrests included drug possession and sales, receiving stolen property, affray (fights on the streets), larceny over $200,...
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Our Opinions

September 22, 2014
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Tall Ships sailing into Boston Harbor, a real treat Bringing the Tall Ships back to Boston Harbor in 2017 will help bolster the City of Boston’s economical status with millions of dollars flowing in from the many visitors that will visit different venues over the weeklong event. While there is still much to do...
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New Director of Neighborhood Services Addresses NEWNC

September 22, 2014
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Jerome Smith, the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was the guest speaker at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting. Smith explained some of the new programs established to make things easier for small businesses and certain landlords and an abutters meeting program at the site of requests...
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Tall Ships Returning to Boston in 2017

September 22, 2014
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Boston Harbor and 2017 will be reportedly visited by more than 50 Tall Ships from 28 countries for a free five-day extravaganza. More people than ever before will be able to view the ships up-close and personal, according to the organizers and conventurers operators of Sail Boston. Apparently, the return of the Tall Ships...
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NEAA 20u Dodgers Win

September 11, 2014
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NEAA 20u Dodgers Win

The NEAA 20u Dodgers won the 2014 BASE HITZ Championship by sweeping through the playoffs with a powerful display of pitching, defense and offense. The BASE HITZ league is the brain child of Robert Lewis Jr and pits some of the best teams in the area against each other. Teams from Lawrence, Lowell, South...
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City Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps

September 11, 2014
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The City of Boston has filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the 2013 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Boston. This appeal comes after a study, completed by an independent consultant hired by the City, indicated inconsistencies and potential errors in the mapping and...
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Local Politicians Looking Towards November

September 11, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary here. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nominee will square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support behind democratic hopeful Martha Coakley....
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Review Welcomes New Nempac Board:President

September 11, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a new President of its Board of Directors that comes to the neighborhood organization with a wealth of experience in the field of arts and a desire to make NEMPAC bigger and better. Diane Borriello Royle who recently moved to the North End and is...
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