Archive for May, 2016

Boston Students Learn the Art of Mosaic Tile Design and Installation from Two Eliot School Dads

Boston Students Learn the Art of Mosaic Tile Design and Installation from Two Eliot School Dads

Bostik, Inc. (bostik-us.com), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, recently joined up with its strategic partner Artaic Innovative Mosaic, (artaic.com) to host 15 elementary students from Boston’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School. The event took place at Artaic’s facility in the Boston’s Innovation District (located in the Seaport) for a hands-on,...
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Paul Revere Memorial Association Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

Paul Revere Memorial Association Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Paul Revere Memorial Association in North Square, which offers free access to North End residents, has been selected by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) as the recipient of its Good Neighbor Award. The award is presented monthly to residents, businesses or organizations like the Revere House by helping to keep...
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Michael Bonnetti Tops Ticket in NEWNC Election

By Phil Orlandella Six of eight local residents were elected by the community during a public election to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Officially, 355 residents found their way to the Nazzaro Center on a beautiful, warm, sunny day to cast votes in the election. Voters could select up...
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NEWRA Supports Occupancy Change

By Phil Orlandella Two agenda items were voted on at the monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). A request by Chris Young to extend the basement level in the rear of 3 Stillman Street lot line and to construct an addition on top of the basement creating additional housing was supported...
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Bibliocycle Travels Through Boston’s Neighborhoods

The Boston Public Library (BPL) Bibliocycle, a bicycle-powered mobile library, returns to the streets of Boston in its third season, visiting street fairs, markets, and festivals to meet people where they are and deliver library services beyond its physical locations. “The Bibliocycle is the perfect complement to community events and activities in Boston’s parks...
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Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn in as 1st Suffolk/Middlesex Senator

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was officially sworn in as the new 1st Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger,...
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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   A new community center would be a great addition to the neighborhood A study to find a site for the new community center, built from the ground up or in a renovated facility in the North End has been announced by the City of Boston Public Facilities Department is a...
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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits into contemporary urban life...
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Marijuana Legalization Question on November Ballot

While November is still a long way from now, it’s plenty of time for voters to contemplate on a proposed ballot question relating to the legalization of marijuana for those 21 and older. The proposed question calls for licensing, regulation, production, taxes and distribution in a manner similar to alcohol. Marijuana advocacy groups believe...
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Budget Includes Many North End Needed Projects

In its Fiscal Year 2017 budget Boston managed to come up with $1.9 million for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements that residents and some non-profit agencies have requested for dire renovations. Site furnishings, pathways, landscaping, utility work on the fountain and Paul Revere equestrian improvement fall into the budget for the largest public walkway...
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