Archive for April, 2015

NEWNC Supports Ban on Street Savers

NEWNC Supports Ban on Street Savers

A vote to add its support to join the Alliance for the Downtown Civic Organizations’ endeavor to ban space savers was passed 6-3 by North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s meeting. The Council voted 9-0 to support a request by Anna DiBenedetto for zoning relief at 47 Charter Street to renovate the...
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Edward Jones to Host Open House in New North End Office

Edward Jones to Host Open House in New North End Office

Financial services firm Edward Jones announced plans to hold an open house April 30 in its newly-established Boston office as a way of introducing the firm to the community.  The open house at 77 North Washington Street, Suite 100, is scheduled for 4-7 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. and refreshments available during...
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City’s Officials Launch New Initiative, Boston Creates

April 24, 2015
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Boston’s cultural planning process has been launched that will create a blueprint for arts and culture in the city, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Boston Creates will encourage residents, visitors and stakeholders to help local government identified cultural needs, opportunities, resources and to think about how these resources can help the community to...
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Nomination Papers for NEWNC Election

April 24, 2015
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A community wide public election has been scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 10am to 2pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street to elect or re-elect six members to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) board. In order to become a candidate on the all volunteer advisory...
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A Ban on Space Savers Should Be Implemented

A ban on space savers is being supported by many community groups including the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) and the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). While there is no ordinance that allows space savers in the city of Boston, the Mayor actually makes the decision for it to happen and when it must...
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Who Is Minding the Store?

There are many reasons to completely revamp the MBTA besides its horrible service and its terrible winter disaster. The news of the loss of federal funding of over $22 billion in capital fund over the last five years is the most recent reason to make some drastic changes. Reportedly, in the past ten years,...
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Picture L.A.

Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York. You know those skylines, don’t you? There might be a gimmick—Seattle’s Space Needle; Toronto’s CN Tower with the scary glass floor. Or there might be...
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Opinion

Boston Police Officer a real hero Off-duty Boston Police Officer Shana Cottone became a real-life hero when she risked her own safety entering a burning building on Stillman Place in the North End. When she arrived on the scene there was a good-size fire going on the top two floors, but that didn’t stop...
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In Brief

April 24, 2015
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Mayor Releases First Ever Workforce Report  Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the City of Boston’s first ever Workforce Profile Report to transparently examine the racial and gender makeup of Boston’s municipal employee base. The report was led by Shaun Blugh, the City’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Freda Brasfield. The...
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Columbus Park Easter Egg Hunt

Columbus Park Easter Egg Hunt


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