Being a Good Neighbor

Carmelina Restaurant recently hosted a great fundraiser for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) that was a terrific success.

Owner Damien DiPaola did a great job providing a delicious menu and outstanding excellent hospitality.

Fantasy Wines, Christina Trotta and Modern Pastries supported the fundraiser.

Proceeds from the wine dinner will support new music technology equipment.

It’s always great to see the business community helping out a neighborhood organization.


NEAA Benefit Golf Tournament

The largest amount of money raised is generated by the annual North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Benefit Golf Tournament, held at the Andover Country Club, in August.

Each year over 140 golfers participate in this major event that helps the NEAA provide the North End many programs and events.

Tab The tournament is a terrific opportunity to play a round of golf, have lunch, win raffle prizes and meet new friends.

Space is limited and golfers are already putting together teams, so sign up as soon as possible.


Neighborhood Cleanups make for a healthy community

Spring cleanup in the North End hosted by the City of Boston was a successful neighborhood event.

Many localities made their way to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado), picked up their equipment and headed to different areas to pick up debris.

Maria Lanza did a terrific job coordinating the volunteer neighborhood program.

The City of Boston should have a cleanup day once a month or two from April through August. Each month the cleanup should be in coordinated with a neighborhood organization. Not a communitywide venture, just selected some streets or parks.

A clean community makes for a healthy neighborhood.


NEWNC election has few candidates

Like last year, there is no contest in the annual North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) as only five residents have submitted nomination papers for six available seats.

Once again, there will be no contest in the 2018 election, all candidates will automatically become Board members for a two-year term.

However, to make it official, NEWNC will still conduct a community election on Saturday, May 19 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Maybe it’s time to go back to the drawing board to find a way to attract candidates to run for election.

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