Carmine Guarino a true community activist

Life-long North End resident and community activist, Carmine Guarino has joined Brookline Bank’s Retail Banking Division as a Senior Vice-President of the Greater Boston Market.

He is involved in several community non-profit organizations including the community elected North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and named to The Greenway Conservancy Board.

Guarino is a totally dedicated community asset that truly cares about the issues, concerns and endeavors of the neighborhood he lives in.

A very special February at Columbus Park

Love was in the air at Christopher Columbus Park during the month of February as residents and visitors to the popular public space enjoyed walking and taking photos of The Tunnel of Love and the appropriate music the Trellis dedication and a photo contest.

FOCCP Board member and art curator Robyn Reed created the special enjoyable event at the Park that added some additional color and warmth during the month of February.

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) had several local sponsors for the special event including: NorthEndBoston.com, Boston Harbor Cruises, CL Properties, Joe’s American Bar and Grill, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and Sanibel Electric Corporation.

North End Landmark designation possible

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and City Counselor Lydia Edwards joined about 50 North End residence at City Hall in support of designating landmark status for the exterior of the Bath House (Nazzaro Center) and Polcari Playground.

The over 100-year-old structure new status, if designated, would not affect the interior of the City-owned building.

The Landmarks Commission has taken the request under consideration and will complete a study before it is sent to the Mayor for his signature which is expected.

Like Starbuck and the Nursing Home when the neighborhood joins forces things get accomplished.

Representative Michelwitz named House Chair of Ways and Means Committee

Another North End elected official, Representative Aaron Michlewitz appears to be heading in the direction to potentially become the Speaker on the House.

The extremely popular State Representative, Michelwitz has been named Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee by Speaker Robert DeLeo. A giant step toward the top position in the House.

Rep. Michelwitz has always been in the front row when it comes to his constituents and still remains loyal to his district.

He will handle his new position professionally and with dedication.

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