Archive for November, 2014

N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 27, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...
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Negative Reaction to North Square Redesign Concept

November 27, 2014
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Negative Reaction to North Square Redesign Concept

At a recent public meeting, North End residents and stakeholders harshly criticized a preliminary design for the reconstruction of North Square. Boston Public Works has budgeted $2 million to make site improvements for historic North Square. Centrally located in Boston’s North End, it is one of the country’s oldest public squares and the founding...
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Annual North End Holiday Shopping Stroll

November 27, 2014
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In the early morning, Lisa Shah, Owner of LIT Boutique, briskly stepped through the door of Shake the Tree with a shiver of relief, thankful for the warmth coming from inside the boutique. Breezing by an array of colorfully patterned scarfs neatly hung on the wall; she opened a box of flyers for the...
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North End Needs a Permanent Dog Park

November 27, 2014
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A temporary dog park to be located in the DiFilippo Playground (Gassy) has gained the support of abutters and the community groups setting the stage for a potential permanent dog park down the road. The three-month pilot program will start on May 1 and run through the end of July due to a long...
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School Pepper Spray Policy Dissipates

November 27, 2014
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Having BPS Officers equipped with pepper spray was not a very good idea, and the Review commends the Boston City Council and School Committee for dissipating the idea hopefully once and for all. Handling the issue of discipline in the school system without providing pepper spray, or/and other kinds of spray, can be done...
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Extreme Books

November 27, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...
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North End Christmas benefit Luncheon December 11

November 27, 2014
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This year’s North End Christmas Fund Luncheon will benefit needy North End families and senior citizens during the holiday season. Each year, this community event gets bigger and bigger resulting in more services to the community. The event attracts local residents and businessman as well as elected officials. Filippo’s Ristorante, Causeway Street will once...
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North End Christmas Parade December 14

November 27, 2014
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One of the best, if not the best, North End holiday activity is the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) annual North End Christmas Parade through the streets of the community. The event begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park, Commercial Street at 1pm where many local families and visitors...
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NEWNC Supports all Five Agenda Items

November 19, 2014
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NEWNC Supports all Five Agenda Items

Five agenda items were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Amy Hand and Leslie Horn of RUFF presented plans for a three-month trial program for a three level dog park in Polcari Playground (Gassy) beginning this May, June and July from...
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Noted North End Artist Donates Image to Rosie’s Place Holiday Card

November 19, 2014
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Noted North End Artist Donates Image to Rosie’s Place Holiday Card

Acclaimed New England artist and longtime North End resident Sam Vokey has donated his artwork to be featured on holiday cards from Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. Sales from the annual holiday card program help underwrite the vital programs and services Rosie’s Place provides for poor and homeless women...
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