District A1 Police honors RUFF

Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) received well-earned recognition for community services at National Night Out hosted by North End Against Drugs (NEAD), presented by Boston Police Department District A1.

Captain William Fong presented the award to RUFF for their tireless efforts to create a North End dog Park in the DeFilippo Park and for the many community efforts on behalf of the neighborhood including playground and park cleanups.

Without barking it up, RUFF has become a viable neighborhood asset with paws on attitude.


Pregmon elected NEWNC President

John Pregmon has been re-elected President of North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC).

Pregmon has proven to be a dependable Council leader. He has a solid knowledge of the neighborhood in general and has displayed a deep concern for the community.

He is extremely involved in several community organizations as a volunteer.

Pregmon’s leadership has resulted in a well-organized and informative Council that has met all the challenges with reliability and fairness.

Pregmon deserved another term as President.


FOCCP honors    Joan Murphy

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) has recognized Joan Murphy with a Certificate of Appreciation for her hard work in the park that makes it the Gem of the North End/Waterfront.

Boston Parks Department Commissioner Chris Cook turned out for what was for a surprise birthday party and presented Murphy with a department T-shirt and blanket.

It was a nice tribute to a woman who really cares about the park. Murphy makes a real difference with her volunteer efforts.


NEAD National Night Out another great success

This year’s National Night Out hosted by North End Against Drugs (NEAD) was an awesome neighborhood event. What else is new?

This event featured live music, free pizza, water and ice lemonade. It included a Boston Police District A1 community services award to RUFF.

Balloon art making, a music petting zoo and an animal petting zoo, arts and crafts and information booths from many neighborhood and other agencies.

It was a well-planned event that attracted hundreds of people.


The Greenway: A great place to be

So many things are happening on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway it’s unbelievable.

Each year, The Greenway offers more and more for the general public to enjoy. Much of it free.

Managed by The Greenway Conservancy, the Board has two very active North End residents, Robyn Reed and John Pregmon who play key roles in The Greenway programs, activities and policy making.

The Oasis in the neighborhood is a great place to have some fun, take in the sun, enjoy the events or to take a stroll.

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