State Senate “Degree-Gate” Investigation by Globe

Andrew Ryan of the Boston Globe investigates the college degree records of incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli (Democrat), finding he does not have a...

Republican State Senate Candidate Frank Addivinola Interview, Part 2

Frank Addivinola, Jr.This is the second part of an interview series with the Republican candidate for State Senate, Frank Addivinola, Jr. who is running against Democratic incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli for the First Suffolk Middlesex District. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop.

Read Part 1 of my interview with Frank Addivinola, Jr. and the interview series with Sen. Petruccelli: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

In this second part of the series, Frank Addivinola, Jr. talks about healthcare and education on the state and local level. He then turns to neighborhood issues including hazardous material truck routing, LNG tankers, trash, Green Tickets and the question of alcohol licenses and commerce in the North End.

Governor Deval Patrick Campaigns in North End – October 2010

Making a campaign visit to the North End on Sunday, October 17th, Governor Deval Patrick attended a North End Against Drugs event with families...

Republican State Senate Candidate Frank Addivinola Interview, Part 1

This is the first part of an interview series with the Republican candidate for State Senate, Frank Addivinola, Jr. who is running against Democratic...

City Council Calendar for Week of October 18, 2010

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NEWRA Elects New Officers for 2010-2011 Term

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected a new slate of officers at its Annual Meeting on October 14, 2010. For the...

NEAA Baseball Banquet at TD Garden

(Left to right) City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano & State Senator Anthony Petruccelli at the NEAA Baseball...

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli Interview, Part 3

This is the third and final part of an interview series with State Senator Anthony Petruccelli at his office in the State House. Petruccelli...

Mayor’s Weekly Column

From the Desk of Thomas M. Menino


A report issued last week by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of more than 500 mayors that I co-chair with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, highlights the connection between weak gun laws and illegal gun trafficking among states. The report, Trace the Guns: the Link Between Gun Laws and Interstate Gun Trafficking, looks at data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and proves, beyond a doubt, that comprehensive gun trafficking laws are critical to preventing violent crime.

Raucous Debate Ensues as City Introduces Year-Round Street Sweeping

City officials knew that asking North End residents to move their cars for winter street sweeping would not be popular, but they probably did...