What’s Going On Thursday, September 20, 2012: Check out the Events Calendar! What’s new on the blog: We posted photos of community leaders coming together through Taste of the North End to help neighborhood organizations. See the gallery. So far, you like the new Big Bellies. If you haven’t voted yet, go here. What people [...]
The surface pavement for the Big Dig is crumbling about 20 years earlier than expected, according to state officials and reported in the Boston Globe. The repairs could cost $1 million, adding to the Central Artery project’s $22 billion price tag. The work will cause weekend and night lane closures at the tunnel openings where [...]
The following traffic advisory has been issued by the Boston Transportation Department: The St. Anthony Procession will be held in the North End on Sunday, June 10, from 2 PM until approximately 6 PM. The route is from the Peace Garden, right on Hanover Street, right on Prince Street, right on Salem Street, left on [...]
A contractor is caught dumping a pile of construction garbage in this photo taken at the end of Greenough Lane at the intersection of Commercial Street. Left on the curb Friday night, the trash will stay there until the next regular trash pickup on Monday morning. A neighbor captures the violation – a situation all [...]
Public Works liaison, Frank O’Brien, heard an earful about trash issues from North End / Waterfront residents at the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting, held on April 17, 2012 at the Nazzaro Community Center. Many residents brought photos of trash scattered throughout the neighborhood. O’Brien sympathized with the complaints and responded, “Of all the neighborhoods [...]
Someone won’t be happy today when they realize they missed the street sweeping sign on Atlantic Avenue. Bruce McCue of Atlantic Associates sends in this photo from the scene.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services is asking residents and business owners to sign-up in advance so they can bring enough brooms, tools and bags for everyone to use. Call Nicole Leo at 617-635-3485 or sign-up online. Be sure to select the North End when you sign-up online. Meet on the Prado at 9:00 a.m.
Dan Petrigno is threatening to move out of the neighborhood after too many bad trash nights in the North End, including this scene last night in front of 43 1/2 Charter Street.
Dear Friends: Starting in the new year, work will be done to rehabilitate and replace parts of the sewer system that runs beneath Salem Street. This work is necessary to improve the efficiency of the pipes, some of which are in disrepair, and will unfortunately involve some inconvenience for residents. The work will include the [...]
Christmas Tree Collection – First Two FULL Weeks in January Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 2 to January 13. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb by 7am on your recycling day. For the North End, the two pickup days by Public Works are Friday, January 6th and 13, 2012. [...]
Johanna Coppola of 3 Margaret Street received the November 2011 Good Neighbor Recognition Award from NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee. Shown in the photo, committee member Janet Gilardi, presents the award to Johanna Coppola on Margaret Street in the North End. (Photo by Phil Orlandella.) The Clean Streets award is voted by committee members on a [...]
Michele Tirella received the October 2011 Good Neighbor Recognition Award from NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee. The Clean Streets award is voted by committee members on a monthly basis in recognition of businesses and property owners that keep their sidewalk and gutter free of trash and debris. View previous recipients of the Good Neighbor Recognition [...]
This is how not to throw out paint. Photo taken Friday, October 7th on Commercial Street.
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Volunteer Opportunity — Placing Water-Cleansing Oysters in Boston Harbor On Saturday October 1st from 1:00-4:00 the Massachusetts Oyster Project will be placing oysters on the bottom at the mouth of the Charles River. This is a great opportunity to participate in an exciting and fun afternoon. Kids will have the opportunity to see numerous creatures that inhabit our harbor [...]
Richard P. sends in this photo taken Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2011. As we all know, trash in the North End is not supposed to be put out on the sidewalk until Sunday at 5:00 pm. As he mentions below, Saturday was the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup parade when thousands of fans came to the [...]
View this updated post on the stabbing: Knife Stabbing at Salem St & Cooper St in North End
Green Ticket Law – Code Enforcement Code Enforcement Officer, Chris Stockbridge, updated the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee on Green Ticket law enforcement in the North End. Stockbridge works the night shift and said they are finding 15-20 violations per night. He noted that bagging is better with less CVS-type bags being put out by residents. [...]
Click on the video to see the launch of Spazzare! at this year’s Boston Shines in the North End. Spazzare! (to sweep), a new campaign by NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee, launched at this year’s Boston Shines event in the North End / Waterfront. Joining the launch was Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro and Frank O’Brien, [...]
Clean Streets Committee Chair displays a stenciled “Paul Revere with a Broom” dustpan for Spazzare.The NEWRA Clean Streets Committee is busy getting ready for the Saturday, April 30th rollout of its new “Spazzare” (“to sweep”) program. The launch is scheduled with this year’s annual Boston Shines clean-up. Chair David Grant reviewed the plans at this [...]
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Please note that this post has been replaced by a new post using recently released neighborhoood zoning district data published by the BRA Research Division. The numbers originally published used rough census tracts that included much of the Downtown area in the North End numbers. The new BRA data is more refined and uses traditional [...]
Boston will be among thousands of cities world-wide that have pledged to shut off their lights for Earth Hour, raising awareness about climate change through World Wildife Fund’s Earth Hour 2011 event on March 26th from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Earth Hour asks participants to turn off all non-essential lighting during this one hour time period. Visit Boston Earth Hour to for more information and [...]
It was a “Spazzare!” brainstorming session at the Clean Streets Committee meeting this week, led by new chairman David Grant (center in photo above). Joining the clean-up effort was District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (right in photo) and Public Works’ Frank O’Brien (left). As announced last week, Spazzare (“to sweep” in Italian) is a [...]
“Spazzare” means “to sweep” in Italian. In the North End, it is also the name of a new concept to clean up trash on the streets. “Spazzare!, Brooms of the North End” is being proposed by David Grant, the new Chair of the Clean Streets Committee, part of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association [...]
What the snow left … Commercial St. gutter on Feb. 26thThe City of Boston Public Works will resume its pilot program in the North End of expanded street sweeping on March 1, 2011. More information can be found at: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping Public Works has installed electronic signs to warn parkers
A Snow Hill St. resident, Jennifer McGivern, has a message for everyone to get out and do a little street clean-up: “As the snow started melting in the North End, it uncovered __________.” I saw a discarded toilet start to peek out of a snow drift today and I’m sure you all have colorful examples [...]
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Scientists and officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Princeton University, and UMASS Boston, along with local designers, advocates, public officials, and representatives of the real estate agency joined more than 425 guests for The Boston Harbor Association’s first ever “Sea Level Rise Forum,” supported by the Barr Foundation, in late November. Discussion centered around the potential impacts of sea level rise on the city of Boston.
The City of Boston has declared a Snow Emergency & Parking Ban effective 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2011. In the North End / Waterfront, snow emergency streets are primarily Hanover Street, N. Washington St. and Commercial St. Update: All Boston Public Schools (BPS) will be closed Wednesday, February 2, 2011 due to inclement weather. [...]
With every storm, the snow keeps piling up, shown here on Commercial Street after a recent storm. What to do with the snow? That is the question. On Friday, Boston Public Works was active in the North End / Waterfront area filling dumptrucks with snow from crosswalks and intersections. Abby Goodnough writes about the Boston [...]
Snow emergency/parking ban lifted 6pm Thu 1/27. Enforcement continues thru 6pm. Cars in alternate lots to be moved before 8pm. More: www.cityofboston.gov or 617-635-4500 A snow emergency has been declared as of 7pm on January 26th. More information available at: Know Snow » Press Release »
The owner of Corner Cafe on Salem Street, Richy “Shy” Loungo, was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award from the Clean Streets Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The monthly award is researched and voted on by committee members and awarded to local businesses that consistently keep their sidewalks [...]
Eddie O. posts this North End photo on Flickr of the newly delivered Yellowbooks out in the trash piles on the same day they were delivered. “Took this picture on 12/17/10 (the first “recycling day” after the Yellowbooks were delivered). I could have taken DOZENS of pictures just like this one. What a HUGE waste [...]
Public Works has announced that street sweeping for the North End Pilot Program has been cancelled for:Thursday December 23, 2010. Residents do not need to move their cars.