Haz-Mat Truck Ban Goes Back in Effect Monday, May 24 (For 45 Days at...

One week after hazardous material (haz-mat) trucks showed up on the North End’s Commercial St., a City ban goes back in effect on Monday,...

State House Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts

News from the Office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Third Suffolk District: House of Representatives Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts Promises Cost Savings to Consumers through...

North End/Waterfront Braces for HazMat Truck Route Changes

A recent order by a Federal agency against the City of Boston is forcing a change in the truck route for hazardous material (HazMat)...

2010 Election Results for the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)

The results are in for the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) election that was held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Nazzaro Community...

Mayor Menino’s Coffee Hour – Photos

Mayor Tom Menino’s annual coffee hour with North End / Waterfront residents took place this week at Christopher Columbus Park. The event was moved...

NEWNC Candidate Statements

This post compiles the candidate statements for the upcoming election of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The election will be held on Saturday,...

LaMattina Requests Hearing on Satellite TV Dishes & Antennas

***Reminder: This hearing is Friday, May 14th, 11:00 am at City Hall, 5th Floor.*** District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina filed an order this week...

NEWNC Announces Candidates for Saturday, May 15, 2010 Election

Eight candidates have filed nomination papers and will appear on the ballot for the May 15, 2010 election for the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood...

Team BPS Looking for 100 Ambassadors

The Boston Public Schools Office of Welcome Services has established a new team (a volunteer corps: Team BPS) to encourage more families to become part of the Boston Public Schools — understanding that the more people who are involved and invested, the better the schools will be for all kids.

It’s just a twice a year commitment — and in return you get many things, including a deeper connection to the community of people in Boston who believe in public education. We are reaching out to those folks who have real experiences in the schools: parents of BPS kids (current or grads), alumni, BPS teachers, community partners who work in the schools, and more. Team BPS is a Call to Action to help spread the word about the many good things happening in our schools and for our students.

Help us reach our goal of 100 ambassadors signed up by the time we announce Team BPS in early May! Join Team BPS by May 5 and receive an invite to join the Mayor and the Superintendent at the official launch of the program on May 8 at the Copley Library!

It takes just 3 or 4 minutes to fill out this online interest form:
www.bostonpublicschools.org/teambps

12 State Reps Take Action To Keep All Library Branches Open

Much to the dismay of the Mayor’s Office and BPL Trustees, a group of State Representatives from Boston, including our local 3rd Suffolk District Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, have co-sponsored three amendments in the State budget that would force the City of Boston to keep all the branch libraries open in order to receive $3 million in State funding. While the North End and West End branches survived the City’s proposed budget cuts, four branch libraries remain at risk of closing. (See BPL Trustees Vote to Close 4 Branches; North End/West End Stay Open).

Note: The 12 State Representatives are: Reps. Forry, Moran, Basile, Wallace, Allen, Fox, Honan, Malia, Michlewitz, Rushing, Sanchez and Walz.

Press Release:

Boston State Representatives Mobilize to Save Local Libraries

Twelve State Representatives from the Boston delegation in the Massachusetts State House co-sponsored three amendments that seek to keep all Boston Public Library (BPL) branches open.

“The Trustees of the Boston Public Library and the Mayor of Boston have made clear their budget priorities,” Representative Michael Moran said. “Today, as a united group of legislators from neighborhoods throughout Boston, we are standing together and clearly stating that our priorities are to keep every branch library open.”

The BPL receives over $3 million worth of funding via three separate line items in the state budget. The amendments filed today would add additional language onto each line item, making their allocation contingent upon all 26 local branches remaining open in 2011.

“We had hoped that the Board of Trustees would do the right thing by keeping each branch open,” Representative Carlo Basile said. “Today we are taking steps to make sure that the right thing for our neighborhoods does happen.”

Pataki on the Prado: Sunday, 4/18 2pm

Former New York Governor George Pataki will be at the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 pm. This is the...