Archive for June, 2017

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DEP Rules Against the Lewis Wharf Hotel Project

By Phil Orlandella A well-coordinated community endeavor to stop a developer from building out over the water was ended by a ruling by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Residents in the Waterfront area immediately opposed plans by developer JW Capital Partners to build a 277-room hotel on his property and extend the...
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NEWNC Names Officers

By Phil Orlandella At its June monthly meeting the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) announced its officers: President John Pregmon, Vice President Carmine Guarino, Sergeant at Arms Gennaro Riccio, and Secretary Brett Roman. Two informational items were on NEWNC’s agenda. Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Vice President Ann Babbit presented upcoming and future...
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Local Performer Draws 300 to Hard Rock Cafe

Local Performer Draws 300 to Hard Rock Cafe

By Phil Orlandella North End resident Joe Nicholson, also known as Gringo da Viola, performed for a sold-out crowd of over 300 patrons at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on June 10. Joseph showcase some of his favorite renditions of songs in English and Brazilian in the concert he refers to as “Joe...
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NEMPAC/NBSS Both Seeking 128 North Street

By Phil Orlandella Currently, two local agencies have announced their intentions to purchase 6,000 square feet of space at the MassDOT owned building at 128 North Street. North Bennet Street School (NBSS) and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) both want the property to expand their respective programs to meet the...
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FOCCP Attempting to Rekindle Boston Harbor Fireworks

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) have embarked on a major goal to return fireworks over Boston Harbor on New Year’s Eve 2017 in the North End/Waterfront. For whatever reason, the fireworks were discontinued last New Year’s Eve but FOCCP through fundraising is attempting to bring them back for thousands of...
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Public Safety Meeting/July 6

By Phil Orlandella Crime numbers are rising in the North End/Waterfront by approximately two-percent and there is no apparent reason for the increase in Part 1 crimes. Some residents believe it’s because of the warmer weather but that’s only a theory with no facts to verify this claim. The answer to this and other...
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North End Student Honored as 2017 Red Sox Scholar

The Red Sox Scholars Program presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center honored North End student Ana Heredia as one of this year’s Red Sox Scholars in a special ceremony preceding the Red Sox-Tigers game on Sunday, June 11. Ana is a seventh grader at John Eliot School K-8 where she has maintained a...
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NEMPAC Summer Concert Series in the Prado

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is thrilled to announce that their annual Summer Concert Series, in partnership with the City of Boston, will return to the Prado this summer to offer free outdoor concerts each Thursday in July. Main stage concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30...
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FOCCP Independence Day Celebration/July 1

By Phil Orlandella Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will conduct its annual and traditional Independence Day Celebration this coming Saturday, July 1 starting with a kid’s parade through the park at 11:45 AM and continue until 4 PM. The event is free and will also feature Uncle Sam on stilts, Benjamin the Juggler,...
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