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NEWRA Elects Officers at Last Meeting

October 18, 2018
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NEWRA Elects Officers at Last Meeting

New officers have been elected to the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Voted in were: President Cheryl Delgreco, Vice President David Goggins, Secretary Jennifer Crampton, Treasurer Sue Benveniste and Sergeant at Arms Mary Holland. NEWRA voted to support (19-4) a proposal to by Barbara Angiulo to change the occupancy at 276-282 Hanover Street from...
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Boston Local Food Festival Draws 50,000 People

October 18, 2018
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Boston Local Food Festival Draws 50,000 People

Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Massachusetts held its 9th Boston Local Food Festival on The Greenway just days before SBN celebrated its 30th anniversary. SBN noted, “By every measure this year’s festival was the best ever. Over 50,000 people found their way to The Greenway on a picture-perfect day, enjoying the local farmers, fisherfolk...
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Friends Claim Cutillo Park Has Fallen into Disrepair

October 18, 2018
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Friends of Cutillo Park, located off Stillman and Salem Streets, have started a petition to restore the public space which has been neglected and has fallen into disrepair. There have been reports of damage, drug use and the selling of possible stolen merchandise in the park and Morton Street  area which abuts the facility...
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BPDA Approves K of C Housing Project

October 18, 2018
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New development projects including one in the North End were approved by the Boston Planning + Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors at the October 2018 meeting. The community supported the project at the Knights of Columbus, 41 North Margin Street, North End bringing 23 affordable housing units with a community room and meeting...
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Councilors Edwards and Wu File Chain Store Ordinance

October 18, 2018
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Based on several chain stores beginning to start up in Boston’s neighborhood business districts, City Council legislation has been filed to bring some protection to local businesses and more public notification to the City’s application system. City Councilors Lydia Edwards, whose district includes the North End, and, former Council President Michele Wu have filed...
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City Releases Roadway Safety Report

October 18, 2018
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Roadway safety initiative report completed over the past year, has been released by the City of Boston Transportation Departments. The report highlights reducing the default speed limit, implementing the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in two zones, improving priority corridors and targeted intersections, and prioritizing projects to address inequality in transportation. “The safety of our...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 18, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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2018 Head Of The Charles Regatta Set for this Weekend

October 18, 2018
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The 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is expected to generate a significant economic impact – more than $72 million (USD) in spending – to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo. The 2018 Regatta takes place on October 20-21, 2018. Held...
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North Washington Street Bridge Off-Peak Lane Closures

October 18, 2018
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Work related activities are underway including utility operations on the 118-year-old North Washington Street Bridge, a $177 million project which carries traffic over Boston Harbor between the North End and Charlestown. Overnight off-peak temporary lane closures public meetings will be scheduled for project, according to MassDOT. The closures for the utility work will be...
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In Brief

October 18, 2018
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Faneuil Hall Costume Pet Parade A Faneuil Hall Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, October 20, starting at 12 p.m. with a parade and continuing right into a costume contest. RUFF has coordinated this early Halloween event that will award prizes for Best of Show, Best Group and Best Local Representation. Prize baskets...
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