Arts & Culture Government Health & Environment

Next Round of Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funding; Eligibility Forms Due Oct. 16

For Fiscal Year 2021, the City of Boston has made $25 million available for Community Preservation Act (CPA) projects under three categories consistent with statewide guidelines: affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space or recreation. Interested applicants must complete an eligibility form by October 16, 2020 that will be reviewed by the Community Preservation Act Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Making Recovery Month Last: A Primer on Combating the Stigma of Addiction

With Recovery Month ending, it is a good opportunity for our community to stay mindful about stigma and its effects on peoples with substance use disorders. According to SAMSHA and Drugfree.org, approximately 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12.  Unfortunately, only 11 percent Read More…

Business Featured People

Pagliuca’s Restaurant Receives Good Neighbor Award

After a few month hiatus due to COVID-19, NEWRA is back to recognizing local people and businesses with the Good Neighbor Award. Recognition Chair Janet Gilardi said, “I have to commend all the businesses and property owners for continuing to keep our North End clean! There are so many wonderful and conscientious people here and they Read More…

Meetings

Residents’ Association Oct. 8 Agenda: Forcella Seeks Expansion, Election of Officers Postponed

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom.  The meeting will hear from a petitioner at 33 North Square will present their proposal to extend their existing restaurant Forcella into the adjacent vacant space at 37 North Square in order to accommodate Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Baker Resumes Part 2 of Phase 3 Reopening Plan for Lower-Risk Communities, Pru Developers File Plans for World-Class Observation Experience, Virtual Harbor Use Public Forum

Today is Wednesday, September 30 and developer Boston Properties, which owns the Prudential Building, filed plans yesterday to remake the top three floors of the iconic building into a “world-class observation experience,” read more on Boston.com. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 8:30AM Virtual Harbor Use Public Forum BWSC’s Projected Inundation Modeling. Read More…

Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Would You Take a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Several companies nationwide are working to find a vaccine for the Coronavirus. A few have reached clinical trial stage, including Cambridge-based Moderna, which is now running early-stage trials. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine said that Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated an immune response in older patients without causing serious side Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Fall 2020 Restaurant Openings, Restaurant & Bar Support Hearing, Virtual Coffee with Senator Boncore, Panel Discussion

Today is Tuesday, September 29 and while many restaurants around the city have closed due to the ongoing hardships of the pandemic, there are several still planned to open this fall, read more on Eater Boston. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 3:00PM Hearing on planning to support our restaurants and bars. Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Health & Environment Kids & Families

Family to Hold Swabbing Event for Girl Needing Bone Marrow Transplant Match

The D’Amore and DiPrizio families are holding a swabbing event to find a bone marrow transplant match for Giovanna Grace. “Gigi” has been diagnosed with Mendelian Susceptibility which is a rare immune deficiency that causes severe infections. The father, Victor D’Amore, is the nephew of North End resident Natalina Tizzano and Gigi’s mother is Angela Read More…

Commentaries Featured Health & Environment

Life on the Corner: The Boston Floating Hospital

I read recently that Tufts Medical Center is renaming the Boston Floating Hospital and it will now be known as the Tufts Children’s Hospital. Although I think this is sad, I suppose they have to compete with Children’s, MGH/Brigham, and Boston Medical Center, and a name change might better reflect the hospital’s present location. To Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

North End Water & Sewer Works Oct. 2020 Update: New Hydrants for Fulton St.; Work Continues on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., & Commercial Wharf N.

The October 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In September, sewer pipes were replaced on Margaret St. and Battery St., and sewer lines were lined on Commercial Wharf N., and Cleveland Pl. In October, residents can expect to see work continue on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., and Commercial Wharf N., as Read More…