Come to the Joe Tecce’s dinner and silent auction to benefit the Eliot K-8 School! The event is Saturday, March 6th at 6:30pm. Besides great food, good music and fun people, there will be a silent auction and lots of raffles for all kinds of baskets (lottery, chocolate, games + more). Tickets are $50 and [...]
TueFeb 16 10:30 am African Dance with WyomaLearn African and Caribbean dances with Wyoma at this lively, interactive event. Ages 5 and up.February is Black History Month. WedFeb 17 2:30 pm Fun with Shrinky DinksDraw, color, and bake a Shrinky Dink creation to wear or display! Ages 3 and up accompanied [...]
Here are the highlights from the February 12th North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz announced that Governor Patrick signed the Green Ticket Bill into law. This issue was the subject of his maiden speech in the State House of Representatives. NEWRA’s Clean Streets committee, along with Councilor Sal LaMattina, strongly supported [...]
Friends of the North End Library are looking for volunteers to teach local children chess lessons at the Library every other Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 beginning in March. The North End Branch Library is located at 25 Parmenter Street. If anyone in the neighborhood is interested, please contact Lauren Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Menino Announces Registration for Summer Jobs Program through
the Hopeline Participants will serve at over 300 worksites ranging
from city departments to faith based organizations in Boston
Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Youth Fund today
announced the launch of the Hopeline registration for 2010. For more
than 20 years, the Boston Youth Fund (BYF) has employed Boston youth
in a variety of positions across the City of Boston.
NBSS Students Demonstrate Furniture Making at a Recent Open House.At this week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting, Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, Executive Director of the North Bennet Street School, updated the council and attendees on recent NBSS activities. The school celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The trade school received a grant to start a woodworking [...]
North End Shady Hill alumni… keep this date in mind – April 10th! Alumni & friends. . . join us for an evening of fun, good food, music,and support for economic diversity at Shady Hill on April 10th.For more information about the auction, including ways you canvolunteer or donate an item to the auction, please [...]
Boston Public Library|North End – 25 Parmenter St.Events for February 3 – 13 MonFeb 8 11:00 am Films for ChildrenOn Mondays, come and watch children films at the North End library. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. TueFeb 9 10:30 am Baby [...]
The North End Library is offering a special program where local high school students offer children help with homework, research or even just to interact and read with them. A student named Siji, from the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay comes on Tuesdays and her colleague, Alexander, comes on Thursdays. The hours are 3:30 [...]
From the office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Blake Webber 617-722-2488
January 8, 2010
House Passes Landmark Education Legislation
Targets achievement gap; strengthens Commonwealth’s application for Race to the Top Funds
(BOSTON) – Third Suffolk State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing crucial legislation focused on eliminating the achievement gap in schools across the Commonwealth. The bill – entitled An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap – strengthens the state’s application for $250 million in federal “Race to the Top” funding, allows stronger intervention authority for the state in underperforming districts, lifts the cap on charter schools in the lowest performing school districts and helps to facilitate innovation and excellence in schools throughout Massachusetts.
“We are one step closer to providing every child with a real opportunity for a well-rounded and positive educational experience in the City of Boston.” said State Representative Michlewitz. “This bill should place the Commonwealth and the City at the front of the line with the $250 million in the Race To The Top funding by the Obama Administration.”
In a historic collaboration, the Concord Museum and the North End’s North Bennet Street School are celebrating the renowned school’s 125th anniversary with a juried exhibition of the work of fifty-nine distinguished alumni from ten states across the country. Included in the special exhibition are over sixty examples of furniture, jewelry, musical instruments and bookbindings, as well as illustrations of the work of the preservation carpentry, carpentry and locksmithing programs.
North Bennet Street School President, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, also an alumnus of the school, said of the collaboration, “We are very pleased to be partnering with the Concord Museum for this exhibition, which will be the opening event and the most public celebration of our 125th anniversary. Some of the objects on view draw their inspiration from craft techniques of the past; others bring a fresh look to classic pieces using today’s innovative technology. “The Concord Museum has a deep respect for the work of the North Bennet Street School, their students and alumni,” said Désirée Caldwell, Executive Director of the Concord Museum. “This special exhibition creates an exciting visual dialogue between craft traditions of the past and present. Working with contemporary craftspeople brings a welcome new perspective to the historical pieces in our collection and others.”
A Dedication to Craft is on view at the Concord Museum through March 21, 2010 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6-18. Concord Museum, Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord. 978-369-9763. More information at www.concordmuseum.org.
To boost fundraising efforts, the Eliot Family Council has initiated a Box Tops collection campaign. You can help the Eliot community by clipping the Box Tops coupons from hundreds of products, including General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Ziploc, Pillsbury, and Nature Valley. For a complete list of products, please check the website at www.boxtops4education.com. [...]
Boston Public Schools registration for the 2010-2011 school year starts on Monday, January 4
Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 6 or Grade 9 may register during the month of January
BOSTON – Boston Public Schools (BPS) announces the start of the registration process for the 2010-2011 school year. The first round of registration runs from January 4 – February 5, 2010 and is open to students entering Kindergarten, Grade 6 or Grade 9.
How to Register
· Parents/guardians of new-to-BPS students must visit one of BPS Family Resource Centers (FRC) to register their child(ren) for school. To save time, parents may begin the process online using the district’s pre-registration site, BPSExpress; however, the registration process must be completed in person at an FRC. The FRCs have extended hours during the next four weeks of registration, including new Saturday hours at the East Zone FRC. A complete list of locations and hours is below.
Arthur A. Lauretano sends in this letter written by Fr. Thomas Nicastro OFM, former teacher and principal of Columbus High School in the North End. Fr. Tom taught from 1946 to 1949 and was principal from 1949 to 1964. He is presently 93 years old and living in an assisted living home for priests in [...]
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center Winter Session Begins January 4, 2010! Winter Course Registration is underway!Sign up today at nempacboston.org for any of our exciting courses or for the NEMPAC Private Music Instruction program. New Children’s Courses-Kids Rock Band-Theater Production Returning Children’s Courses-Family Music Makers: Little Music Makers-Family Music Makers: KIDSTOMPERS!-Yoga For Kids-Gymnastics-Children’s Italian-Children’s [...]
From Dr. Tino Valdesolo, Ed.D., Director of the Pirandello Italian
Language Center (aka “St. John’s Saturday Italian School”)
The traditional Christmas presentation of the PILC will be held
Saturday, December 19th, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Church (North Square, in Boston’s North End). Students in the Italian
Program ages 3 + will present Italian Christmas songs and poems, and
will participate in a special Christmas service in Italian. All
members of the community are invited to be a part of this unique
Refreshments will be served in the St. John’s School cafeteria
(Suncourt Street) following the Christmas program.
Parents of students in the program – we’ll meet at the school at 10
a.m. and then head over to the church as a group. Tino has asked that
we contribute baked goods (cakes, cookies, bisconti, panettoni, etc,)
to the party after the program. Please drop these off at 10 a.m. in
the St. John’s cafeteria. Thanks to all the hard-working parents who
have been busy planning the event and making sure it will be a
wonderful time for all. All families and friends are invited to this
Attached below are the words to the songs/poems the youngest students
(3-6 years) will be doing. Anna Maria di Camillo’s class (7-9 years)
will be reciting some of these with us.
Dear North End Neighbors:
The Friends of the North End Branch Library would like to sincerely thank our neighbors for their generous donations of food and raffle prizes for our recent Annual Holiday Party. The party was well attended and a good time was enjoyed by all.
We’d like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their continued support:
News from St. John School: From the doorway of our science lab you will see a neon glow, feel a hum in the air and hear the boom of explosions! No, we aren’t conducting radioactive experiments! This is the excitement of our students learning science with hands-on activities in our new science lab program. We [...]
*SAVE THE DATE – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010*** *What: Fundraiser to support our own North End Branch Library *** *Where: Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel*** *When : Wednesday, February 24, 2010 * * 7:00-9:00 pm*** *Why: To enjoy cocktails and appetizers and the [...]
Arthur A. Lauretano, Class of 1957, was kind enough to send in the following information about the upcoming 65th year commemoration of the Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School. The year “2010” will mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School (CCCCHS). The first graduating class was June 1949 [...]
Here is a subset of various City of Boston programs that folks may be interested in:
“Toys for Tickets”: *In keeping with a successful holiday tradition in
Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that any driver issued a
non-public safety parking ticket on Boston’s streets on specific dates
in December, has the option of resolving their ticket by providing a toy
of equal or greater value than the fine on the ticket. For exact dates,
*Mayor’s Holiday Special: *Take advantage of the City of Boston’s one
stop holiday planning website and enjoy great discounts this Holiday
season. Over 8,000 half-price show tickets, great parking rates, store
discounts and more. www.mayorsholidayspecial.com
*Boston Offers Two Hours of Free Metered Parking This Holiday Season:
*In keeping with a popular tradition, the City of Boston is offering two
hours of free metered parking at each of the city’s parking meters on
Saturdays through Dec 27.
*Special State Election for the US Senate: *Do not forget to vote on Dec
8 in the Special Election Primary to fill Senator Kennedy’s seat. To
vote in any election, you must send in your voter application form and
have it postmarked 20 days prior to the election. Remember that you must
be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. Citizen. To be eligible to
vote in the Special Election Final on Jan 19, you must register to vote
by Dec 30! Obtain a national mail voter registration form at
Our Vote Matters!: *Find the answers to questions asked by young voters.
*Harry Potter at Boston’s Museum of Science: *Check out the Harry Potter
exhibit at the museum! It will offer fans a glimpse of costumes, props,
and more than 200 other authentic artifacts from the film sets—including
the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, and the Gryffindor common room. Through
Feb 25. Adult tickets $26 and children tickets $23. www.mos.com
*First Night 2010: *Bring in the New Year celebrating art and community
at this day long citywide festival. Perfect for Families! Get a first
night button as your ticket to entertainment! Dec 31, 1pm-12am.
2010 is the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus High School, once located on North Bennett Street in the North End. The school, and its sister school, Julie Billiart, are now closed. Graduates of both schools, however, are encouraged to contact Arthur Lauretano at email@example.com to be involved in some of the festivities [...]
On Saturday, November 21, 2009, come out and make a difference with families from all over Boston! Volunteers of all ages and their families and friends can participate in the nation-wide Family Volunteer Day program hosted by the HandsOn Network and sponsored by Disney Parks and Fidelity Investments.Volunteers can make a difference in youth literacy [...]
The North Bennet Street School held its annual open house last weekend where the school opened its doors to the community. Executive Director Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, students and instructors were on hand and very welcoming of questions and discussion about the school’s work. The event was very well-attended. The school continues to look to expand its facilities [...]
Wednesday, November 18From 7 to 9 p.m.In the Senior Room of the Nazzaro Community Center30 N. Bennett Street, North End Please save the date for an information session and fair targeted toparents of potential nursery and elementary school-aged children.Starting at 7:30, parents or representatives from area schools will beavailable for one-on-one discussions and general information-gathering.At [...]
Dear BLS Parents, Friends and Neighbors of Beacon Hill, North End & West End, Julia Forbes, parent of Heather ’15 and myself Janet Sweeney, Peter ’12 have volunteered to coordinate our neighborhoods to support the BLS Auction and 375th Birthday Celebration. We are hoping to reach all fifty-five families currently enrolled at BLS as well [...]
Skating lessons start the week of November 14th at the Steriti Rink, 561 Commercial Street. Classes are ‘Tots’ (3 to 5 yr old beginners), ‘Youth Beginner’ (generally 6+ years), ‘Basic’ (6 + years for those who have learned the basics), and ‘Adults’. Lessons are once per week for 40 minutes. Choice of four class days: [...]
Aspiring furniture makers, bookbinders, jewelry makers – or those merely curious about the process of making exquisite things by hand – are invited to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at one of the America’s oldest schools of craftsmanship during a special two-day open house to be held November 6 and 7 at the North Bennet Street School (www.nbss.org) in Boston’s North End.
The event will be held on Friday, November 6, 10am to 2pm and Saturday, November 7, 10am to 3pm. Admission to the event is free.
About 33 students from the North End’s Eliot Elementary School visited At-Large Councillor John Connolly. The kids sang a couple of songs, showed off their knowledge about City Hall, and got to sit at the councillor’s desks in the Council Chambers.
The Honors WalkwayThe Friends of the North End Branch Library are very proud of their new “Honors Walkway” and want to share the good news of its completion and dedication with the neighborhood. This is a true example of cooperation between the library staff, volunteer residents, generous donors and the contribution of neighborhood business owners. [...]
ABCD’s North End/West End NSC has nominated West End community activist Marie Cantlon for honors at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 35th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s underprivileged communities through voluntary leadership and service.
Marie Cantlon – Marie Cantlon may be small in stature but she is imposing in presence. The North End/West End NSC applauds Marie for her tireless advocacy on behalf of the residents of an often overlooked Boston neighborhood.
State Representative Michlewitz hosted the students of the ESOL Program at ABCD North End Neighborhood Service Center at the state house last week.The English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes from the North End visited the state house to meet with Representative Aaron Michlewitz and to view the student profiles from the Boston Adult Literacy [...]
The North End Community Health Center is running a Children’s Flu Clinic to administer the H1N1 (Swine) Flu Vaccine.
Please call 617-643-8100 for an appointment.
The Center is also administering regular (seasonal) flu vaccines.
For more general information on the flu: www.flu.gov or the CDC site.
If your child is a patient of the North End Health Community Health Center, please consider taking advantage of the H1N1 Children’s Flu Clinic.
From Boston Public Schools: SEARCH FOR THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Parent Forum What qualities and skills are important in the next leader of Special Education Services? The Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools invites you to attend a forum for parents of children with special needs to discuss your experiences and insights on [...]
From NEMPAC:Holy Cannoli! NEMPAC’s offering of Children’s Italian is a go – it will begin Tuesday, 10/20:Children’s ItalianUsing an immersion technique children learn Italian by listening and repeating words and phrases as they engage in craft projects and sing along activities. Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm, ages 4 – 7 Location: NEMPAC building on [...]