Archive for January, 2016

Boston Public School to Face a $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the School Department will face a $50 million deficit. The announcement by Chang has made education one of the focal points of Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual State of the City address to be delivered tonight at Boston...
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NEWNC Supports Four Changes to Full Liquor Licenses

January 22, 2016
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An unprecedented four liquor license changes was the main topic at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The city has requested 10 more licenses from the state. Represented by Attorney William Ferullo, Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover Street, Mare, 3 Mechanic Street, Monica’s...
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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

January 22, 2016
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Scene Magazine Highlights North End Businesswoman

Carla Agrippino-Gomes, owner and general manager of three North End eateries Antico Forno, Terramia (Salem Street) and the Cobblestone (Hanover Street), was highlighted in a feature article in Scene Magazine, has a very successful businesswoman. Born and raised in the North End, Carla’s key to running the restaurant is a hands on owner that...
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NEWRA Opposes Commercial Street Roof Deck Expansion

January 22, 2016
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The first time a request by Allison Bonney to increase the size of the roof deck at 536 Commercial Street from 15o square feet to 367 square feet was presented (Nov.12) to the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), NEWRA voted to defer a vote to allow time for the applicant and abutters to work...
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Suffolk U and the NEHS to Premiere Documentary Film:Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story

January 22, 2016
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Suffolk University, in partnership with the North End Historical Society, will host the premiere screening of the documentary film, “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Modern Theatre, 525 Washington Street, in Boston’s Theatre District. “As the title indicates, it is not so much a...
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House Passes Substance Addiction Legislation to Enhance Continuum of Care and Prevention Efforts

January 22, 2016
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State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass substance addiction legislation that creates a new standard to evaluate and treat patients who present in emergency rooms with an apparent overdose. This new best practice, which will be covered by insurance, is designed to ensure the proper assessment...
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina to Chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees and to serve as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor, had...
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North Washington Street Bridge Construction Slated for 2017

January 22, 2016
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Based on meetings held in collaboration with MassDOT and the Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) the $125 million dollar proposed design and replacement of the 100 year old North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) could start as early as 2017. Construction will actually not commence until eleven permits that are needed to be...
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Second Phase of the Minimum Wage Increase Kicks In

January 22, 2016
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The beginning of 2016, Massachusetts low-wage workers received their second consecutive annual raised when the State’s minimum wage rose from $9 to $10 per hour. A third $1 wage increase will occur in 2017 when the State will have the highest minimum wage in the country at $11 an hour. House Speaker Robert A....
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Boston Sets Affordable Housing Record

January 22, 2016
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Boston has surpassed the 1,000 new units of affordable housing units permitted in a single year (2015) dating back 20 years of record-keeping, according to information released by City Hall. Last year 1,022 new housing units were created breaking the 2004 record of 862 units, according to a press release issued by the Mayor’s...
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