Archive for March, 2015

Life is Good

Life is Good

In partnership with Life Is Good, Greg Grady Sr. and his son sculpted a giant Adirondack chair and beach ball out of snow in the middle of Dewey Square.
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz Addresses NEWRA on Legislation

March 25, 2015
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State Representative Aaron Michlewitz was one of three guest speakers at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Michlewitz the newly appointed, chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, discussed his upcoming legislation agenda, which includes regulation and tax issue concerns with short-term residential rentals, a...
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NEWRA Supports Banning Parking Savers

At its last monthly meeting, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a proposal banning winter parking space savers presented by the Alliance of the Downtown Civic Association (ADCA). The plan to stop this way of saving parking spaces during winter ice and snow conditions, has already made its way to City Hall, where...
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DPW Outlines Bridge Project at NEWRA Meeting

March 25, 2015
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Department of Public Works (DPW) reviewed plans to renovate the North Washington Bridge at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center.  Commonly known as the Charlestown Bridge is slated for major repairs and renovations in the near future. DPW representative said, “The key aspect of the new...
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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...
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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...
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Do We Have Any Privacy?

The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...
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Opinion

March 25, 2015
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North End Streets need a major cleaning Once the snow has finally melted away, the streets of the North End will require a major cleanup project. Hopefully, the city warms up their mechanical street sweepers and hits the neighborhood from end to end. Debris has mounted everywhere the eye can see and then some....
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NEWRA Votes to Ban Parking Space Savers

NEWRA Votes to Ban Parking Space Savers

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 25-7 to sign on to the list of neighborhood groups supporting a ban on parking space savers in downtown Boston. The resolution extends the ban currently effective in the South End that prohibits putting out chairs, cones and other objects to reserve spaces after shoveling...
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Old North Church 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony

Old North Church 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony

The 240th Annual Lantern Ceremony on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Old North Church. On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” the two lanterns have come to represent...
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