Archive for January, 2015

North End Sites Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

January 30, 2015
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William F.Galvin has announced that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Boston Police Station Number One/Traffic Tunnel Administration Building and the Boston Printing Department Building in Boston in the North End for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places at its December10, 2014, meeting.                  The nomination will be...
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State Legislators Aim to Crack Down on AirBnb Short-Term Rentals

January 30, 2015
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A new bill by State Representatives Aaron Michlewitz and RoseLee Vincent would introduce the strictest regulations in the country for short-term rentals by companies such as AirBnb, Homeaway and Flipkey. Both Democrats, Michlewitz represents the North End, South End and parts of downtown Boston while Vincent hails from Revere. The legislation, if passed, would...
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Modest Property Taxes Incentive Will Work

January 30, 2015
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A local option for a modest property tax incentive for private developers of workforce housing will most likely be filed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The legislation will allow the City to designate workforce housing special tax assessment zones in the areas that present an opportunity for increased development of middle-income housing, something...
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Broader Nomination Papers an Equitable Electoral Process

January 30, 2015
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A special act being filed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that will modify the city’s nomination paper process for municipal elections allowing more candidates to meet the threshold required to seek elected office is nothing short of a good idea. This change would allow voters broader choices when they enter the voting booth and...
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Local Eatery Hosts Dinner Fundraiser

January 30, 2015
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Former North End resident and local business owner, Carla Gomes has put together the 10th anniversary of City Feast to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center High Hopes Fund. The Valentine’s Day special event being held at Terramia Ristorante includes a four-course Prix Fixe menu. Tickets $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Carla and...
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Eliot School Students Expressed Support for Boston Police

January 30, 2015
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Eliot School Students Expressed Support for Boston Police

Responding to the National Fraternal Order of Police request for community members to designate January 9, as a day to appreciate and thank their local police officers, a group of 40 5th graders from the Eliot Innovation School in the North End visited District A-1 Police Station, 40 New Sudbury Street.                 “The students...
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Education Is Walsh’s Top Priority

January 22, 2015
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Listening to the Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address last Tuesday night, one had to be struck by his emphasis on education for Boston Public School students. More than a quarter of his address was devoted to initiatives that he has committed city resources and his time and effort to. A longer...
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The Calm Month

January 22, 2015
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Lots of people complain about January. It is dark. It is cold. It’s a day longer than some months. The hoopla about the holidays is over. Thank goodness. That is the beauty of January. It is not like autumn, the season in which everyone and every organization are trying to crowd in every event...
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NEWNC Supports Takeout Use at Modica’s Mercato

January 22, 2015
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Mendoza Brothers, LLC, 130-130B Salem Street: Monica’s Mercato received unanimous support (7-0) from the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to add takeout use to the grocery store for the sale of pizza and prepared foods. Two abutters sent letters of opposition while the Mendoza family secured 400 signatures from residents that supported the change....
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Greenway Has a Successful 2014

January 22, 2015
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Greenway Has a Successful 2014

It’s been an amazing year for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, which is becoming a world-class park. The popular park, which attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year, provided numerous activities throughout the year. Inspiring artists brought innovative public art to the Greenway. Shinique Smith’s new mural on the Greenway wall, “The...
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