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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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 10, 2018
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The news reports about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for a moment...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 10, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Cooling Off

Cooling Off

Cool off this summer on The Greenway with a splash in a Greenway fountain open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are seven water features on The Greenway.
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Council Votes to Oppose Smoke Shop

July 28, 2018
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Council Votes to Oppose Smoke Shop

For the second community monthly meeting, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), residents flocked to the Nazzaro Community Center, to oppose Charter Realty’s proposal to open a Starbucks at 198 Hanover Street only to learn both the Starbucks and Citizens Bank have been taken off the agenda by the applicant. However, residents made it clear...
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Mercantile Wharf Residents at Risk of Losing Their Homes

July 28, 2018
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Mercantile Wharf tenants turned out in force at the Mayor’s Coffee Hour, held at Columbus Park, to express concerns relating to the FY 2019 $3.3 billion-dollar budget that did not include, for the third year in a row, a $5 million pilot City Rent Subsidy Program. The City Rent Subsidy Program, proposed by a...
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NEWRA Opposes Fleet Street Proposal

By a vote of 15-13, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) did not support a request by Fiumara Realty Trust’s owner to erect a two-story vertical addition to the existing three-story building at 38 Fleet Street and to change the occupancy from three residential units to five residential units. Victor Brogna, chair of NEWRA’s...
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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...
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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project to Start July 26

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public of its upcoming intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 and one-half days from Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 11. During these construction operations, MassDOT said there will be significant service impacts to...
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