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Sunday, December 15th News & Views: Helicopter Santa, Christmas Parade and Concerto di Natale

What’s Going On in the North End / Waterfront

Santa Arrives by Helicopter on Sunday, 1pm, at Puopolo Field on Commercial Street (weather permitting). The annual North End Christmas Parade follows through the streets of the North End. See the flyer.

At 11 am, RUFF holds its monthly cleanup. Meet at the Prado.

At 4pm, listen to some Christmas music at the Concerto di Natale, Sacred Heart Church, 10 North Square. See the poster.

View the details on upcoming events and meetings in the Events Calendar.

What’s new on the blog

Police Blotter: Car Break-in at Battery Wharf Hotel Garage

What people are talking about

Sandy Hook Shootings: A Paramedic’s Perspective and Something You Can Do

Shopping News

North End’s “Acquire” Featured in Boston Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide

Notable News Found Elsewhere

The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal banned new billboards this week from Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Financial District and Kenmore Square. Some other areas need ZBA approval, including South Boston. (Ed: What about the North End?) One billboard owner is making a protest … with billboards, of course, against City Hall and State House corruption including quotes from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. See the Boston Herald article.

Have you seen Boston’s new “performance” website, Boston About Results? (Ed: At 98.9% success, tax collecting seems to be what the city does best! If only the schools score was that good.) Check out the scorecard here.

Just For Fun (and Charity)

See the photos from the 5th Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive held on Saturday at Steriti Rink.

Money for Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Councilor LaMattina Holds Hearing to Support $73,000 Grant for Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Looking after the Greenway

Residents’ Association Nominates Robyn Reed for Greenway Conservancy Board of Trustees


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