DCR Selects Night Shift Brewing to Operate Seasonal Beer Garden on Esplanade

July 28, 2018
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Following a competitive process, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has selected Everett-based Night Shift Brewing to operate a seasonal beer gardens on the Charles River Esplanade that will open later this month. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation continues to explore unique opportunities that provide the public with exceptional experiences within the state...
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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...
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Community News

Executive Committee Meeting North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Executive Committee monthly meeting will be held on Monday, July 30 at 7 PM at the ABCD Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. NEWRA Monthly Meeting The next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, August 9 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro...
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North End Movie Nights at Gassy Start August 15

July 28, 2018
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Boston Community Collaborative will host “North End Movie Nights” in August at the DeFilippo Park (Gassy) with pizza served at 7 p.m. and the movies starting at dark on Wednesdays. This is an annual free event and all are welcome. Rain location: Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. August 15-Marmaduke, August 22-Shrek, August...
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Paul Revere Mall Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

July 28, 2018
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A ground-breaking ceremony was held on July 25 at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) with Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mall will be getting a complete overhaul with key improvements including an underground drainage system, better lighting and increased accessibility, according to the Mayor. In addition, the historic feature will be repaired but the basis...
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NEAA Dodgers Playing Winning Baseball

NEAA 21U baseball team reaches half-way point of season in second place. Led by coaches Dom DiCenso and Rob Pantaleo the North End Dodgers found themselves in second place behind Ayer with a 7-3-1 record. The Dodgers were led by the strong pitching of Nico Gennari, Evan Mallard and Colman Shea. Hitting and defense...
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Friends of the North End 46th Reunion September 15

July 28, 2018
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One of the best gatherings to have fun, mingle with friends, tell a few jokes or stories (not always true) is the annual Friends of the North End Reunion being held at the Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton Street, Winchester on Saturday, September 15, starting at 2 p.m. This is the 46th annual...
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NEAD Family Fun Festival August 6-12

July 28, 2018
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A week-long series of events and activities has been scheduled throughout the North End as part of the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) Family Fun Festival, throughout the community from August 6 to August 12. “NEAD has put together many events and activities throughout the neighborhood for an entire week at various locations,” President...
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NEAD Schedules Popular Family Pride Day

July 28, 2018
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As they usually do, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) has put together one of the best neighborhood events, North End Pride Day, scheduled for Sunday, September 15 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at the North End bocce courts on Commercial Street. Each year, the special community event is well attended and offers a wide-range...
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News and Notes

July 28, 2018
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City launches new pilot program A new program, the Age and Dementia Family Friendly pilot program, has been launched by the City of Boston’s Commission of Elderly Affairs, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The pilot program encourages local businesses to make their space and service more inclusive for people of all ages. No North...
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Opinion

July 28, 2018
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Recreational sale of pot has not cleared up the smoke It won’t be too long until recreational pot shops are opened throughout the State with apparent rigid rules, regulations and policies geared to control the industry that will possibly continue to grow out of control. The powers to be are only blowing smoke in...
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Letters to the Editor

Boston Foundation salutes retiring Police Comm. Evans, congratulates incoming Comm. Gross Dear Editor: We at the Boston Foundation applaud Commissioner Evans for his hard work not just as Commissioner, but in a career spanning nearly four decades as a member of the Boston Police Department. His hard work, dedication, and leadership skills have made...
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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

A recent news article in the Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly-important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent to...
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Sports 07-24-2018

NEAA All Stars go 2-0 in Mayor’s Cup action By Ralph Martignetti The U12 NEAA All-Stars enjoyed a successful first weekend in the annual Mayor’s Cup tournament going 2 and 0 with big wins over Hyde Park (10 to 5) and Allston-Brighton (10 to 4). The first game of the tournament featured NEAA MVP...
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One Tasty Field Trip

One Tasty Field Trip

Local school children visited Bova’s bakery last week. The students had to fill their last couple snow days with activities and asked the Bova family if they could do a field trip to the bakery. Dr. Bova and daughter were so gracious to the children. They gave them a tour, and let them play...
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North End Residents Pleased with Starbucks Withdrawing Proposal for Store Location

North End residents and businesses were pleased to hear that Mayor Martin Walsh made it clear that he didn’t think opening a Starbucks in the community was appropriate based on heavy opposition by the neighborhood and he recommended that Charter Realty withdraw their proposal which they eventually did. “After hearing concerns from residents sustaining...
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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of...
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Major Changes in Store for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning Starting July 2

Fines have been increased, as of July 2, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of...
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School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all...
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Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases – Including Mayor

The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor’s new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor. The changes for mayor wouldn’t go into effect until after the next election in 2022. The changes for the City Council wouldn’t...
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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...
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ABCD NE/WE NSC Celebrates Independence Day

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Independence Day Party to celebrate America’s birthday. Special guests included Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who visited with his constituents and passed out flags in honor of the day, as well as City Councilor Lydia Edwards who brought cupcakes.  As usual, Victor Brogna, advisory...
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NEAA Individual Baseball Awards are Announced

July 13, 2018
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Following a successful North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Little League (Majors) Baseball season, awards were presented in special categories after the All-Star Game played at Langone Field between the James Gannon and Anthony Reppucci designed team. Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti and baseball Coordinator John Romano presented the plaques and trophies. Regular Season MVP-Richard Bova,...
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