Archive for January, 2017

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January 13, 2017
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The streets will be alive with the smell of pot smoke Marijuana is now recognized as a legal substance for adults 21 years of age and over, rules and standards have been enacted within the new law that will be enforced. However, the law prescribes penalties but doesn’t explain how the law will be...
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Obituaries 01-10-2017

January 13, 2017
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Luigi Areniello Member of Local 1552 Meat Cutters Union Luigi Areniello of Boston’s North End died on January 2 surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Local 1552 Meat Cutters Union. Born in Lapio, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Anna (Ferrante) Areniello; devoted father of Claudia Areniello of Lynn,...
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Christmas Morning Fire

January 4, 2017
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Christmas Morning Fire

A Christmas morning fire caused heavy damage to a four-story building at 52 Hull St. Firefighters first arrived on the scene at 4:15 a.m. and immediatedly called for backup to battle the five-alarm blaze. No one was injuried as all tenants had left for the holiday. The fire also resulted in 17 people being...
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Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

January 4, 2017
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Santa Skate and Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to the Italian Home for Children

By Conor Finley The holiday event season continues throughout the North End Steriti Rink was the sight for the 8th annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive, sponsored and organized by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee. Loads of toys, winter clothes, and money were collected while holiday classics played during the free skating...
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Police Arrest Leominster Man Connected with NE Stabbing

January 4, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Police have arrested Anthony Spinelli, 44, of Leominster in connection with the alleged stabbing of Bobby Pirelli (late 50s), a resident of Ausonia Council Apartments on Fulton Street, North End at 1:30 PM last Tuesday, December 20. Pirelli was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but according to Boston...
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Local Opposition Mounting for Municipal Harbor Plan

January 4, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella A draft proposal by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a Municipal Harbor Plan has generated a lot of opposition from North End/Waterfront residents. Some residents have submitted written comments to the BRA expressing concern related to the scope of the major project that includes height, shadows, traffic and possible environmental...
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Officials Remind Residents of New Marijuana Regulations

January 4, 2017
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has recognized marijuana as a legal substance for adults 21 and over, and the City of Boston reminded residents of the rules and standards that have been enacted with the new law: Possession of Marijuana Adults may carry up to one ounce of marijuana in public. Five grams of that...
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Council President Wu and Walsh Propose Entertainment Assistance for Small Businesses

January 4, 2017
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A proposal to expand the “Acoustic on Main” pilot program allowing small businesses in designated business districts to host acoustic performances without obtaining a live entertainment license from the City of Boston has been filed by City Council President Michele Wu, and supported by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The ordinance aims to increase foot...
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Final Climate Ready Boston Report Outlined

January 4, 2017
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A final report for Climate Ready Boston, the city’s initiative to prepare for the impacts of climate change has been released by Mayor Martin J. Walsh at a press briefing accompanied by several department heads and other organizations and agencies. Updated climate projections, a citywide climate vulnerability assessment and recommended climate resiliency strategies and...
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Opinion

January 4, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Make plans for snow removal It’s only a matter of time until Old Man Winter decides to once again dump large amounts of snow on the streets and sidewalks of the community. Residents need to be prepared to move their vehicles for the city to provide adequate snow removal. Make plans...
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