LaMattina Stirs Up NEWRA Meeting: “There is No Plan for One-Way on Hanover Street”

District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina took center stage at this week’s meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) regarding the City’s plan for Hanover Street. Councilor LaMattina took questions from residents and the impromptu discussion evolved into a public debate on the issues of late-night noise and congestion in the neighborhood. “There is Read More…

One-Way Traffic and Wider Sidewalks Proposed for Hanover Street in Boston Globe

Boston Globe’s Meghan E. Irons reports the idea of one-way traffic on Hanover Street, including wider sidewalks and al fresco dining, as proposed by the North End Chamber of Commerce. “We are getting more people than Faneuil Hall, Chinatown, Newbury Street,’’ said Frank De Pasquale, head of the North End Chamber of Commerce, which is Read More…

Neighborhood Council Supports 120 Salem St. Legalizing Existing Conditions and 230-238 Hanover St. Parking Spaces

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) heard from two separate petitioners on Monday evening during their monthly meeting. A petitioner at 120 Salem St. sought to legalize the existing conditions of the building to nine residential units and one commercial space. A petitioner at 230-238 Hanover St. filed for a use of premise permit to Read More…

Monday’s Brief: Early Voting Underway, Understanding Ballot Questions, NEMPAC Music Theatre Workshop

Today is Monday, October 19 and early voting is currently underway in the state of Massachusetts. This past weekend, hundreds of Boston residents took to the polls at Fenway Park. If you didn’t get to Fenway, don’t worry! There are twenty-one early voting locations in the City and 17 ballot dropboxes, just some of the Read More…

Elected Officials Discuss FY21 Budget; Restaurant Relief; Developments Impacting North End & Waterfront

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a virtual joint meeting to hear updates from local elected officials on Tuesday evening. Follow along with the video or find points of interest summarized below. Senator Joe Boncore provided updates regarding restaurant relief, transportation, police reform legislature, and the Commonwealth’s budget. Read More…

Obituary: Geraldine Ellen (DiNunzio) Romano of Romano Florist in Boston’s North End

Geraldine Ellen (DiNunzio) Romano of Saugus and formerly of Boston’s North End passed away on September 19, 2020. Beloved daughter of the late Ciriaco and Ellen (Leo) DiNunzi. Loving wife of Nicholas “Nicky” Romano, owner of Romano Florist on Hanover Street. Adored mother of David Romano and his wife Carolyn of Naples, FL, Nichlas “Brock” Romano and Read More…

Tuesday’s Brief: Large Gathering Shut Down at Encore, NEMPAC Virtual Family Bingo, Rental Assistance & Evictions Hearing, Wharf District Council Meeting

Today is Tuesday, August 18 and starting this week the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be conducting milling and paving at various intersections along Atlantic Avenue from High Street to Mercantile Street and on Surface Road from Clinton Street to Oliver Street in Boston, continue reading. Here’s what else you need to know for today… NEMPAC Virtual Family Read More…

Monday’s Brief: Taranta to Close on Hanover St., Families Asked to Share Opinions on Fall Learning Models, HIIT by Healthworks

Today is Monday, August 17 and the latest school reopening plan for the city is putting an emphasis on the parents’ choice of whether or not to send their kids back to school this fall. Families should receive surveys this week asking which of three models—one fully remote and two hybrid—they prefer. Read more on Read More…