Dog Kennel Cough
There has been several reports of Kennel Cough and Pneumonia. RUFF suggests refraining from using the Prince Street Dog Park or dog socializing.
RUFF Costume Contest
RUFF helda highly successful virtual Halloween dog costume contest that everyone enjoyed.
Keep Dogs Leashed
RUFF suggests keeping dogs leashed until getting inside the park. While some dogs out friendly, others are not.
Winterization of the North End Dog Park has taken place. The water has been turned off so users should take their own water until spring.
All families must register and create a new account with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). A new system has been developed. For details visit www.nempacboston.org.
Robyn Webber and Rose Koch are the newest NEMPAC Board Members.
North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) programs are available virtually online and in person under health safety guidelines. For more details call 617-227-2270.
North Square Film
The premier of the North Square Film was recently shown on YouTube and Facebook and will be available to check out on the Boston Preservation Alliance site.
MBTA Service Changes
The MBTA is proposing service changes to new ridership patterns. No fare changes are included in the proposals and service adjustments are not permanent.
School Committee Applications
The Citizens Nominating Committee is accepting applications for two positions on the Boston School Committee.
Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 25 by 11:59 p.m. Send applications to [email protected]
NEWRA will hold its next meeting on Thursday, December 10 at approximately 7 p.m.
NEWNC will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, December 14 at about 7 p.m..
RMV Extended Appointments
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has extended designated appointments for customers 75 years of age or older.
License renewals will be available on Wednesdays in November and December. For details: [email protected] or call 857-368-8005.
Rental Relief Fund
Mayor Martin Walsh has announced the reopening of applications for rental relief fund for at risk of eviction. Up to $4000 in rental assistance. For details visit: RentalReliefFund/Boston.gov.
Commuter Rail Changes
The MBTA has introduced a new schedule change to the Commuter Rail system in response to changing ridership patterns as a result of the pandemic. Schedules are available at mbta.com.
Charlie Card Store Reopened
The Charlie Card Store at Downtown Crossing has reopened according to the MBTA.
In person transactions will take place Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday and Thursday hours 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 5 p.m.
North End/Waterfront Plans Released
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has put forth plans to enhance the Waterfront and to protect the North End from rising sea levels and coastal flooding due to climate change for his Climate Ready Boston program.
Help for Senior Heating
The City of Boston has re-launched the Senior Save Program to help them replace failing heating systems to ensure they are ready for winter. For details call 617-635-4663.
Get Flu Shot
Health leaders are urging residents to get a flu vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor a Bench or Tree
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP)have launched its sponsor a bench or an oak tree that lines the Trellis. For details visit FOCCP website: foccp.com.
Puppy Training Classes
RUFF well soon begin offering a free series of puppy socialization and training classes in the park located at Prince Street.
Proof of vaccination licensing must be provided. Tune-in to the RUFF social channels for updates and dates.
Dog Barking Problems
The inflex of new dogs and puppies has created an uptick in complaints due to barking in the local dog park.
RUFF asks owners to attempt to curb their dogs barking or remove them from the park.
A Request for Information (RFI) has been released for community organizations and Boston residents to share a vision of a racism-free Boston by the Boston Health Commission. For details email [email protected]
Small Business Help Available
Mayor Martin Walsh has released a request for proposal for next round of technical assistant programs for small businesses. Program runs through Friday, January 31, 2023.
NEMPAC has made reservations to the Prado and Hull Street space to embrace creativity in vibrance for all ages and abilities.
New Greenway Initiative
A new initiative that will increase visitor’s engagement with The Greenway through interactive Geo Visualization-Blown Tractor that allows exploring the park online. Learn more by visiting www.rosekennedy.greenway.org/blooms.
North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) members can renew their memberships online at www.newra.org/membership.html.
BPL Homework Assistance
Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program (HAP) has transitioned to online learning offering students free after school support throughout the school year. For details visit www.bpl.org/homework.
MBTA Service Changes Lowered
MBTA customers Fall 2020 service changes are now being offered. Charlie Tickets and Cash Fare have been lowered to Charlie Card levels. For information visit www.mbta.com/servicechangers.
NEW Health Operators Virus Testing
COVID-19 testing is being provided by NEW Health on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Nazzaro Community Center parking lot on North Bennet Street. For appointments call 617-643-8000.
Greenway Fitness Program
The 2020 Greenway fitness season, presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts includes in-person and virtual offerings from yoga to conditioning every Monday through Thursday and Saturday.
New safety precautions are in place for the park class
NEW Health Provides Food Assistance
Beside the COVID-19 testing NEW Health is providing, in the Nazzaro Community Center parking lot, they are also providing support facing food insecurity.
Residents who are unable to purchase necessary groceries can receive supermarket gift certificates through NEW Health.
Call 617-643-8000 for testing and information on food assistance.
Free Virtual Exercise Classes
Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting virtual dance party classes on Monday and Thursday evenings. Contact [email protected]
Election of Officers Delayed
NEWRA has delayed its annual election of officers until April 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the number of members that can participate.