Community News

Cutillo Park Renovations

Renovation plans for Cutillo Park on Stillman Street have been approved by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

NANDO Opens

The newest North End Restaurant, NANDO has opened on Hanover Street at the location of the former Green Cross Pharmacy.

Community Garden

A community garden is under construction at DeFilippo Park on Prince Street, residents can plant food and vegetables once the garden is complete.

Scholarship Drives

North End Against drugs (NEAA D) is planning for its annual Scholarship Drive and credit card gifts.

Open Space Survey

A North End open space survey is being taken by the Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative, One Waterfront.

To take the survey go to northendopens.surveymonkey.com.

Lantern Ceremony Take Place

The Old North Church recently held its annual hanging on the Lantern Ceremony as a virtual event.

Proceeds from Lantern 2021 will support the Old North Church’s Foundation virtual and on-site programs.

Extended Sticker Registration

The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has extended certain expired inspection stickers to the end of May.

Vehicle owners with March and April expired stickers have through May 31 to obtain new stickers.

NEWRA May Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 7 PM.

NEWNC May Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly virtual meeting will be held on Monday, May 10 at 7 PM.

City Summer Jobs

Applications are now available for SuccessLink Summer Youth Jobs in the City of Boston.

The City’s website www.youthboston.gov is open through May 9 for teens ages 15-18.

Emergency Sick Time

Legislation that allows all state workers to access five days of emergency paid sick time for Covid 19 related sicknesses, quarantine, caregiving and vaccination is now in the books.

Route 1 Right Lane Closure

MassDOT has advised the temporary right lane closure on Route 1 Southbound through Friday, May 7. Closure is needed to facilitate work on the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves rehabilitation project.

Irrigation System Replaced

At the beginning of May, the Boston Parks Department is having the irrigation system replaced for the central bed of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Garden. FOCCP will be able to plant 10 new rosebushes on the central bed.

The new irrigation system should secure the rosebushes survival.

FOCCP Begins Garden Project

Last year, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) had to abandon their group gardening times. Everyone came to work on the garden when they could.

This year, FOCCP is comfortable and familiar with social distancing, so the group is going back to the twice-weekly garden times on Monday mornings 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Sunday mornings 9:30 to 11 a.m.

If interested call Robyn Reed, Horticulture Co-Chair at [email protected] All tools and guidance will be provided. Wear closed toed shoes.

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.

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.

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.

Free Online Events

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

RMV Expands Hours

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

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.

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.

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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