Community News

NEAA Puts Together Baseball Season

A sizable 2021 baseball season has been produced by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA), despite the Covid 19 pandemic’s attempt to strike out the popular program for the use of the neighborhood.

The NEAA took the lead and never looked back.

Free Online Events

The Boston Public Library (BPL) is offering free online events. For details call 617-536-5400.

Food Stock Expanded

Funds raised during NEW Health’s holiday greeting card fundraiser has filled the stock shall for the Stable Ready Food Patients program.

N.E. Outdoor Dining

North End restaurants will begin outdoor dining on April Fools’ Day (April 1) and continue through December, weather permitting.

Story Submission

Story and news submissions relating to the North End/Waterfront can be sent to Phil Orlandella at [email protected]

Play Ball!

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Majors (Little League) baseball season is scheduled to start in late April at Puopolo Park. Registration is still available at neaa.com.

RMV Expands Hours

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has expanded designated Wednesday appointment hours               for seniors 65 or older during April.

Covid 19 Testing

NEW Health, 332 Hanover Street is testing for Covid 19 on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enter on North Bennet Street side. Must make an appointment by calling 617-643-8000.

Old North Opening

The Old North Church and Historic Site is reopening to visitors on April 16, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be moving to a fuller schedule in the summer.

NEWNC Annual Election

Nomination papers to become a board member of NEWNC are currently available at the Nazzaro Community Center or online at newncboston.com.

Deadline to return papers is May 1. Ballot positions will be determined by the luck of the draw. There are six of twelve seats available.

Candidates must secure forty signatures of residents to be placed on the ballot.

RUFF Winter Series

RUFF’s winter walk series continues on April 3 and April 17. Meet at Starbucks, 2 Atlantic Avenue at 10 a.m.

RSVPs are required as spots are limited for proper social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn and all dogs must be leased.

NEWNC Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Virtual.

Lantern 2021

Lantern 2021, a benefit event for the Old North Church and Historic Site will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Virtual.

The annual lantern lighting will take place at the conclusion of Lantern 2021.

For more information email [email protected]

Candidate Night

NEWRA and NEWNC are planning a candidate’s night with those that are possibly seeking to become Mayor of Boston. Date to be announced.

Renewal of Inspection Stickers

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles reminds customers to renew expired inspection stickers.

Almost 600,000 active vehicle registrations currently need annual emissions and safety inspections.

American Heritage Park Full of Design

American Heritage Park on The Greenway is full of innovative designs that features things for viewing.

The Abstract Sculpture, a split Rhomboid, a reflecting pool that washes over the inside and reemerges as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s Center.

The Labyrinth, a circling winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, art, service, science and commerce are etched around its circle.

NEWRA Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Virtual.

City Not Ticketing Expired Disability Placards/Plates

The Boston Transportation Department will not ticket expired disability placards/plates if they expired during the public health emergency, given potential challenges for people to renew at this time.

The Registry is only processing request for disability placards/plates by mail.

Street Cleaning Underway

Street cleaning in the North End has started and will be enforced by ticketing and subject to towing.

Expired inspection stickers and vehicle registration will also be enforced.

Free Tax Help

Residents that earn $57,000 or less per year can receive free tax assistance preparation through the Boston Tax Help Coalition.

            Qualified residents must call 311 or visit www.bostontaxhelp.org for appointment.

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