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Three Things and a Photo Saturday: A “Taste” of the Taste, North End Baseball Opening Day

Before the doors open – Taste of the North End Organizers, Restaurants, Pastry Shops, Beverage Suppliers and Vendors

Welcome to “Three Things and a Photo”, your daily post for the latest news, event updates and community tidbits. And of course, it wouldn’t be, without a neighborhood photo! 

Three Things to Know Today:

  1. Last night’s 23rd  Taste of the North End was a blowout with over 600 attendees for the banner fundraiser to support neighborhood charities. Over 40 restaurants, pastry shops, beverage suppliers, vendors donated their offerings to support the event at the Steriti Memorial Skating Rink. Organized by founder Donato Frattaroli and NEW Health CEO James Luisi, beneficiary non-profits include North End Waterfront Health, the Eliot School, St. John School, North End Against Drugs, North End Athletic Association, and North End Music and Performing Arts Center. A photo ‘taste’ of TONE is shown above and below with many more images to come!
  2. NEAA Baseball Opening Day is today, Saturday, April 30th! The first game starts at 11am with ceremonies at 12 Noon. There will a Balloon Artist making free balloons for the kids, a Free BBQ, The Boston Public Market will be giving out free samples and goodies, RUFF will be there with info on their group and we will be honoring NEAA President Louis Cavagnaro, hope to see you all there!  Come and cheer on all the great players!
  3. In city news, the Licensing Board moved forward on drafting rules to allow “Bring Your Own Booze” restaurants, Labor Day weekend plans for an IndyCar race in the Seaport/South Boston area has been scrapped, and the city is rolling out a tuition-free community college plan for Boston Public Schools.

Neighborhood Photos:

Crowd from Above the Taste of the North End 2016
(L-R) Italian Consul Nicola De Santis, TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli, Host Billy Costa, State Senator Elect Joe Boncore, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, TONE host and NEW Health CEO James Luisi, State Rep. Aaron Michletwitz, City Councilor Sal LaMattina

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