Community News

August 23, 2018
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Beginner’s/Elementary Italian Classes I Am Books, North Street will once again partner with professional language instructor MatteoRoncari for two courses of Italian, Beginner’s Italian Mondays starting September 10 and Elementary Italian III, Tuesday starting September 11. Bocce Tournament The 15th annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament, “Remembering Sal Balsamo” will be held...
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Opinion

August 23, 2018
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NSC provides many  neighborhood services ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) located at 1 Michelangelo Street has become a vibrant place for senior citizens to go for many programs, activities, and holiday special lunches, usually provided by elected officials, neighborhood businesses and agencies. NSC also has a food bank that serves as...
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A Unique Opportunity for St Leonard’s Church

August 23, 2018
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Saint Leonard Parish has been presented with a unique opportunity requiring that we seize the moment and take advantage of it for such an opportunity might never come again. Six months ago, a generous benefactor from Florida offered to match dollar for dollar donations to  Saint Leonard’s renovation, up to one million dollars, his...
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Healthcare for All

August 23, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 23, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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NEMPAC Summer Concert Choir Shines at Hatch Shell

August 11, 2018
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NEMPAC Summer Concert Choir Shines at Hatch Shell

On August 1st, 2018, NEMPAC Summer Concert Choir had the honor to open with a pre-concert prelude for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Verdi Requiem at the Hatch Shell in Boston, with hundreds in attendance at this beautiful and distinguished outdoor performance space. Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Conductor and Music Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra,...
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Recommendation Released on Youth Substance Use

August 11, 2018
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A five-year strategic plan to prevent and address youth substance use in the City of Boston has been recommended and released by Mayor Martin Walsh. “This plan takes us in a new direction of being intentional about equity and making sure that we are supporting all of our youth with the resources they need...
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Nine North End Eateries Participating in Dine Out Boston

August 11, 2018
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Dine Out Boston continues on August 9 and 10 and August 12-17, (formerly Restaurant Week) with nine North End restaurants participating in what has become a very popular citywide special event. This is the 18th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy exquisite culinary offerings and restauranteurs the chance to bring in new...
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Eagle Bank Expands Commercial Lending Division

August 11, 2018
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We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Commercial Lending Division. Joining our existing team of seasoned commercial lenders are Michael Connelly, SVP, Team Leader, Rebecca Gardner, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Jody Goodwin, VP, Commercial Production & Servicing, Lianne Thibeault, AVP, Construction Loan Portfolio Officer, John Wilson, AVP, Loan Portfolio Manager, and Robert...
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Community News

August 11, 2018
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GIRL FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END The eighth annual “Girl” Friends of the North End Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 PM at Filippo’s Ristorante. For details call 617-742-6912. SAINT ANTHONY’S FEAST Saint Anthony’s Feast will be held on the weekend of August 23-26 on Endicott, North Margin and Thacher...
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Early Voting Schedule Now in Place for 2018 State Election

August 11, 2018
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It’s finally official, the 2018 Vote Early Boston schedule is in place at several locations throughout the City of Boston for a two-week period, Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2. The schedule features City Hall as the main location. The Hall will be open for voting Monday through Friday during normal business hours...
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Dog Park Closure on Feast Weekends

August 11, 2018
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We know this information will disappoint many of you, but we hope that you appreciate how hard it was to make this dog park a reality and now we need to take necessary steps to preserve it. With August here we welcome the old tradition of the North End feasts. These celebrations have been...
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NSC Arts and Crafts Classes Held on Thursdays

August 11, 2018
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Arts and Crafts classes have been scheduled at the Villa Michelangelo every Thursday through September from 10 AM to 11 AM. Projects include painting, flower design, centerpieces, collages and masks and more. In class, seniors use the muscles in their hands and arms and engage in planning and critical thinking according to the NE/WE...
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Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship Fund in Fourth Year

August 11, 2018
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The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is honored to continue to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts.  The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its fourth year of awarding four North End children, under the age of 18, with...
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Deal Struck on Beacon Hill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

August 11, 2018
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Last week Massachusetts lawmakers struck a deal that would extend the state’s hotel tax to Airbnb units and other short term rentals. However, Gov. Charlie Baker’s last minute amendment has seemed to halt the bill’s progress. Last week Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who led the charge and was a key figure on Beacon Hill in...
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‘Girl’ Friends of the North End to Hold Eighth Annual Reunion

August 11, 2018
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Filippo’s Ristorante, 282 Causeway Street will once again be the site of the annual “Girl” Friends of the North End Reunion, on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 PM. This event has become very popular and very well attended. Space is limited. Tickets are $55 per person and the deadline for reserving a seat is...
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NEAD Family Fun Festival A Week-Long Schedule of Events

August 11, 2018
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North End Family Fun Festival was a series of activities and events held at several venues throughout the community. It all started with a free boat Cruise from Long Wharf. National Night Out held at DeFilippo Park featured free pizza, a DJ, a balloon guy, face painting, a reptile petting zoo, a slush cart,...
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99th St Anthony’s Feast Announced by Society

August 10, 2018
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The 99th annual celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast has been announced by the Society. Festivities for the North End extravaganza will be held the weekend of August 23 to 26 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets, starting with the Feast of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) on Thursday. The extremely popular and well attended...
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North End Sons and Daughters of Italy Forming

August 10, 2018
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A movement is currently underway to return a local porch chapter of the North End Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, according to North End resident Luigi Natale who is spearheaded the endeavor along with Damien Paolo, John Pregmon and several other interested community residents. Currently, the group is registering potential members, spreading...
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Greenway to Host Boston Local Food Festival

August 10, 2018
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Hailed as one of the top 10 food events in the city, the 9th Boston Local Food Festival returns to The Greenway. Produced by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Massachusetts with a goal of promoting “Healthy Local Food for All”. The Festival has become New England’s premier event for restaurants, chefs and food...
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North End All Stars Beat Maine 12-11 in Action

August 10, 2018
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It started with a simple email inquisition. The question was posed: would the North End under 9 year old All Stars like to scrimmage their counterpart from the Pine Tree State? After a rigorous exchange spanning a few weeks – the game was on and the date was confirmed; that is, until Mother Nature...
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News and Notes

August 10, 2018
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BOSTON HAS A NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police William Gross has been promoted to Commissioner. Gross is the first African-American to ever hold the top cop job. Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community, as well as by his colleagues in the Boston...
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Opinion

August 10, 2018
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EVANS DID A GREAT JOB AS POLICE COMMISSIONER Now, former Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, served on the force for 49 years, has been credited for establishing a national model for community relations, youth outreach and making neighborhoods safe. He has been referred to as one of the best Commissioners in the country and...
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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 10, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...
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