Real Estate

NEWRA’s ZLC Committee Listens to Lucia’s Live Entertainment Proposal

Owner Donato Frattaroli of Ristorante Lucia at 415 Hanover St. presented with his attorney, Michael Overson, at the November 24th NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction (ZLC) committee meeting. Frattaroli has a live entertainment application pending for two instruments, one vocalist and a comedian in the basement portion of his 3-story restaurant on Hanover Street. The Read More…

Health & Environment

Hearing on State Bill to Protect Groundwater

On Tuesday, December 1, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will hold a hearing on a landmark bill to protect groundwater.  You can support this important legislation by: Attending and, ideally, offering testimony in support of the need for groundwater protection; Writing a letter in support of the legislation to Read More…

Event Notices

NEAD Annual Christmas in New York City Day

NEAD (North End Against Drugs) Annual Christmas in New York City Day will take place on Saturday, December 12th.  The cost is $40.00 per person, seats are limited and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Checks should be made out to the NEAD.  For more information, please contact Bob DeCristoforo at Read More…

Real Estate

Prince St. Renovation Needs Zoning Relief

Damian Szary presented at the NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee meeting to describe the zoning variance he is seeking for 112 Prince Street. Szary, a former North End resident, recently bought the building from long-term owners and plans to live in the top unit. The other units will be sold as condos or rented Read More…

Event Notices

Options For Kids Over Thanksgiving Break

From the NEWMA list: On Thanksgiving Day, all Boston Youth and Family Centers (including the Nazzaro Center in the North End) are closed. The Boston Public Libraries, including the North End Branch, are closed Thanksgiving Day. Both the Nazzaro Center and North End Library will be open on Friday after Thanksgiving; Open Playgroup in the Read More…


Holiday Travel Tips From MassDOT

Offers Tips for Drivers, Transit Riders
Thanksgiving week marks the beginning of the winter holiday travel season and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is encouraging residents and visitors to plan ahead to avoid delays. MassDOT is offering the following tips for drivers, transit riders and those flying to and from Logan Airport.

Government Health & Environment

Green Ticket Bill Vote Postponed to January by State Legislature

The State legislature ended its 2009 session last week without consideration of the Green Ticket Bill, which is now likely to be brought up in January. Passage is still looking good, but the delay to 2010 was due to other policy and budget issues taking more time than expected before the State legislature recessed for Read More…