Archive for August, 2017

Greenway Stroll

August 31, 2017
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Greenway Stroll

New plant guides available for your next Greenway stroll. Greenway volunteers recently completed a two-year effort of making a  series of plant identification sheets  that show the names (common and scientific) and photographs of most plants on The Greenway! The series breaks down The Greenway’s plant inventory by park section. Browse our plant lists...
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Police Make Numerous Arrests in North End

August 31, 2017
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Police Make Numerous Arrests in North End

By David Marx Boston Police made several arrests on Friday night in the North End, including neighborhood parks and playgrounds used as gathering places for teenagers. Initial reports by police for just the one night were 21 arrests in total, 19 of which were juveniles and two others for an unrelated incident. Charges included...
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Police Presence at Feasts to Increase

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella District 1 Boston Police Captain Kenneth Fong, told residents at a community meeting, that he has increased police presence at local feasts because of recent incidents at the neighborhood events. Apparently, the reason was also due to hundreds of teenagers congregating in the feasts and surrounding area, in pocket groups. The...
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City Employee Helps Woman to Safety in Wharf Condo Fire

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella A 19-year veteran of the city’s Transportation Department, Jay Richards was “Johnny on the Spot” while on duty in the North End, when a fire broke out on the 6th floor of a Burroughs Wharf condo. The assistant parking enforcement supervisor ran down Battery Street, where he was knocking on doors,...
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Public Safety Meeting Addresses Local Crime

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella District 1 Boston Police will conduct its monthly Public Safety meeting to advise residents, local organizations and the business community of Part 1 Crimes that took place during the month of August, starting at 6 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The September 7 meeting, chaired by...
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North End Family Pride Day A Terrific Community Event

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella North End Family Pride Day is just around the corner, being held at Langone Park on Commercial Street from 12 noon to 4:30 PM on Saturday, September 16. The community event offers many things to do for all ages including a bocce tournament, entertainment, games, face painting, an art contest, balloon...
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NSC News and Notes

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella The North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) has been very active lately. Director Maria Stella Gulla met with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh at the Blackstone Apartments to discuss Boston 2030 initiatives including, the need for affordable housing and transportation options for aging seniors. Many residents turned out to listen to...
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Joi of Summer Event Raises Money for N.E.A.D. Programs

August 31, 2017
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On Thursday August 10, Joi Salon and Spa at 2 Atlantic Ave held their 4th Annual Joi of Summer fundraising event. For the second year in a row North End Against Drugs (NEAD) was the recipient of the funds collected. There were great appetizers donated by The Living Room and an awesome raffle with...
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City Seeks Poll Workers for Upcoming Elections

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella There are 255 precincts in the City of Boston and plenty of voters who may need some help with procedures and/or information on election day, according to Maria Lanza, Liaison for the Neighborhood Services Department. “The city is looking to hire people, poll workers, for one day only and full shifts...
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Old North Outreach Mission Underway

August 31, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella The Old North Church’s third-quarter outreach mission “Room to Grow” is underway accepting items suitable for children under the age of three in excellent condition only. The church is seeking clothing, to size 5T, shoes to size 13, toys, books, baby carriers, slings, baby monitors, baby proofing items, baby room accessories,...
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