Opinion

Paul Revere Mall project moving forward

It’s only a matter of time until renovations are completed at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado).

Community organizations should be planning to make good use of the public space.

It’s a great opportunity to utilize the Mall for outdoor activities, games, a play area and much more.

Residents can enjoy the Mall to relax, read a book or newspaper, meet neighbors and friends to discuss topics of the day or even get some exercise.

The Mall will have new lighting, access to ensure safety and the fountain will be spewing water like it did in the past.

In addition, the route to and from Hanover and Unity Streets will be open once again.

The project is one of many North End commitments made by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.

Greenway celebrating 10th year

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is celebrating its 10th year of providing quality activities, events, programs, and many special events for thousands and thousands of local residents and visitors throughout the state and beyond.

A very special place, The Greenway continues to grow and the future of the extremely popular area seems nothing short of spectacular.

Abutting neighborhoods have adopted The Greenway and what it means to everyone.

Renovations will force sport programs to relocate temporarily

This coming April major renovations will begin between the skating rink and the pool area along Commercial Street that will create the usage of most of, if not all of, the public space for an undetermined time frame.

This will include: the bocce courts, basketball court, the children’s playground, Puopolo Park, Langone Field, the softball field and the soccer area, that will all undergo renovations. Lighting and better access are also part of the plans as well as repairs to a seawall.

North End Athletic Association (NEAA) and North End Against Drugs (NEAD) which are the main users of the area, are aware of the situation and are planning with the City to relocate their programs to the best of their ability.

While they have their hands full to make things work out, the NEAA and NEAD will figure it all out as they usually do.

A World Class City must have affordable housing

New development projects will continue to fill the Boston skyline as time moves on.

Boston is growing in leaps and bounds, on its way to becoming a world-class city attracting more residents and businesses.

Currently, the City is well on its way to achieve this major goal with aggressive plans to create a bigger and better Boston.

In the process, it is extremely important that the city marches forward in its efforts to provide affordable housing initiative that appears to be currently heading in the right direction under the watchful eye of Mayor Martin Walsh.

Much deserved recognition

Finally, former welterweight champion (1955) Tony DeMarco, born and raised in the North End has received recognition for his outstanding boxing accomplishments (52-2).

Tony is the oldest living former world champ who will soon be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

It took a while but the “Flaming Fury of Fleet Street” has received his much-deserved notoriety.

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North End/Waterfront residents have the opportunity to express opinions in the Regional Review in the form of letters to the editor and/or guest commentary.

The neighborhood newspaper also accepts articles of interest relating to the community like events, activities, programs and things of general interest.

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