Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Recipients

October 18, 2018
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The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz congratulate the four recipients of this year’s Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship! Congratulations to Anna Carey, Caroline Carey, Preston Horan, and Vera-Lyn Routhier Gomez. Each recipient was carefully chosen to receive a full year of music lessons or a performing arts...
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October 2018 Public Safety Meeting Report

October 18, 2018
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Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the October 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting. Crime in District A-1 is down 1% YTD. Breaking & Entering – Residence (2) – 4 Garden Court: An AC unit was pushed out of a...
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MBTA Retail Concession Opportunities

October 18, 2018
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The MBTA will release an Invitation to Bid (ITB) to lease ten separate retail concession locations, including spaces at the following subway stations: Porter Square, Sullivan Square, and Oak Grove. Other opportunities exist at the following Commuter Rail stations: Route 128 in Westwood, Norwood Central, Needham Junction, Swampscott, West Concord, and Lynn. The MBTA...
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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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Community News

October 18, 2018
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N.E. Basketball Bonanza North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and Representative Aaron Michlewitz will present the third annual North End Basketball Bonanza on Friday, November 16, from 6-10 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center. For details email [email protected] RUFF Dog Show RUFF will present the fourth annual Dog Show at the North End Dog Park...
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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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Opinion

October 18, 2018
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Governor Baker              should be re-elected Re-electing Governor Charlie Baker to another four-year term would be a good thing for Massachusetts. He has proven to be a solid leader and works extremely hard to make the state safe and the economy in a solid position. He managed to accomplish things of importance working with an...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 18, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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2019 Mayor’s Youth Council

October 5, 2018
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2019 Mayor’s Youth Council

A group of 85 high school-aged youth have been named members to Mayor Martin J. Walsh  2019 Mayor’s Youth Council, which advises the city on policy and programming. They were selected following an extensive application and interview process. Members come from all across the city and attend a variety of public, parochial, private and...
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Second Marijuana Applicant Proposes West End Dispensary

October 5, 2018
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Second Marijuana Applicant Proposes West End Dispensary

The second applicant in a week unveiled its plans at the West End Museum to open a marijuana dispensary in the neighborhood during a meeting sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Garden Remedies intends to open an adult-use, recreational and medical facility, including retail space on the ground...
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Boston Early Voting Website Launched

October 5, 2018
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Ensuring all voters are able to vote conveniently and on their own schedule, election officials have launched the “Vote Early Boston” website (boston.gov/early-voting), which provides important information regarding the City of Boston early voting initiative. Starting on Monday, Oct. 22, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 2, registered voters can cast a ballot for the...
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North Square Public Arts Project Delayed

October 5, 2018
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The North Square public Art Project is proceeding slowly according to A + J Arts + Design. Work on the roads and paths around the area of the square enclosed by the chain will be completed in time for winter. Work on the area within the chain, where the public art will go, will...
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‘Memorize Best’ at NBSS

October 5, 2018
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Friends of the North End Library and North Bennet Street School will sponsor a free program entitled “Memorize Best” a presentation by the renowned Neil A. Kuten. In this two hour program, Kuten teaches people memory techniques that work with names and other information. Registration is required. Verification of attendance is needed in order...
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NEWRA Good Neighbor Peter Baldassari

October 5, 2018
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North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award winner, Peter Baldassari frequently sweeps the sidewalk and curb on Hanover and Battery Streets. “Peter cleans and sweeps so thoroughly all the time,” NEWRA member and Good Neighbor Committee Chair Janet Gilardi said. When I spoke to Peter I asked him what has been instilled in...
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1768 Landing of the British Redcoats in Boston to be Reenacted on Oct 6

October 5, 2018
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A reenactment of the 1768 Landing of the British Redcoats in Boston, a historical event, is set to take place over the Columbus Day Weekend. “Boston Occupied: An Insolent Parade”, is a re-enactment and commemoration of the 250th anniversary of when British troops landed in Boston in 1768, which began a seven-year occupation of...
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In Brief

October 5, 2018
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Christopher Columbus Park celebrates Fall Festival Oct. 13 Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s annual Fall Festival is a free neighborhood event, which draws people of all ages from across the city and surrounding suburbs each year.  This year fun event will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 12-4 p.m. The festival will kick off...
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Community News

October 5, 2018
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Walking the Labyrinth on The Greenway Friends of Heritage Park on The Greenway will hold a Walking the Labyrinth on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. between Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] CPG Opens      Second Office Local real estate business owner Giancarlo Tiberi has opened a...
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Opinion

October 5, 2018
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CARNIVAL OF DOGS A HOWLING SUCCESS This year’s TD Bank Carnival of Dogs, held in the North End side of The Greenway, was a howling success. Throughout the morning and afternoon, the park was filled with pets and their owners with a wide range of vendors offering canine goodies and products. The festival fetched...
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