City Pulls Out the Stops For New North End Cleanup Program

North End residents were told to expect an immediate improvement in the cleanliness of the neighborhood’s streets at this week’s meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Pulling together city agencies, District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina announced an extensive new street cleaning program that starts Monday, April 12th. Here are the highlights: The Green Machine will clean...

Segway Debate on Emily Rooney Show & Boston Gliders Latest Promotion

The debate regarding Segways on North End streets and the Rose Kennedy Greenway is reviewed in this video of the Emily Rooney show. Councilor Sal LaMattina and a Segway Inc. representative discuss the issue and the ongoing defiance by Boston Gliders, a franchise operation operating out of Mercantile Wharf on Commercial Street. A concerned reader also sent in a link...

North End Historical Society Goes Live

There are many neighborhood groups in the North End/Waterfront area, but one that has been long in coming is a historical society. This is ironic for a community with such a multitude of historical destinations. Thanks to interested residents including local historian, Alex Goldfeld, a North End Historical Society was finally established and recently announced its first program on April...

NEWNC Meeting Agenda – April 12th

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council NEWNC AGENDA Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:00PM Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. 1.    Call to order – Stephen Passacantilli 2.    Roll call – Stephen Passacantilli 3.    Meeting Protocol – Marie Simboli 4.    Update from the Office of Neighborhood Services — Nicole Leo 5.    Report from the offices of local elected officials 6.    Committee reports A.    Public Safety B.    Greenway 7.    May 2010 NEWNC Election Update –...

BPL Trustees Vote to Close 4 Branches; North End/West End Stay Open

Following the April 7th meeting where three budget options were proposed, the Boston Public Library Trustees voted this morning to close 4 branches while keeping the other 22 open with existing hours. The North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street will be staying open as will the West End Branch on Cambridge Street. From the BPL’s press release: The Boston...

Weekly North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

Notable incidents from this week’s North End/Waterfront Police Journal Log: Harbor Incident 04/05/10          6:55am Male victim fell out of his wheelchair into the harbor at Lewis Wharf. Boston Fire Department on scene and pulled the victim to safety. Read more on this incident. Vandalism 04/05/10          9:51am Boston Parks and Recreation supervisor reports indecent graffiti on a wall on Prince Street. Detectives photographed the graffiti and...

Financial Troubles Hit Government Center Garage

The Government Center Garage has run into severe financial trouble, according to Tim McLaughlin at the Boston Business Journal. The existing office space has been without tenants since the Environmental Protection Agency moved out last year. “The borrower on the so-called Government Center Garage recently asked to tap a reserve fund to meet monthly shortfalls, according to documents provided by...

Pitch, Hit & Run Contest – April 20th

Great Free Event During School Vacation for Boys & Girls Ages 7-14: City of Boston & Nazzaro Community Centers Present: BASEBALL: Pitch, Hit & Run Contest - Tuesday April 20th at 11am No pre-registration required just show up. Langone Park. Contact John Romano with questions: patjr@comcast.net

Patriot’s Day & School Vacation Week Events at the Paul Revere House

Patriots Day and Spring School Vacation Events at the Paul Revere House Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the writing of “Paul Revere’s Ride” with a visit to Paul Revere’s during Patriot’s Day week. Events held throughout the week honor Paul Revere, his family, friends, and foes. Unless otherwise noted, events are free with museum admission: adults $3.50, seniors and college...

April FOCCP Monthly Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, April 13th

April FOCCP Monthly meeting!  We hope you can join us! Tuesday, April 13th - 6:30pm Mariners House 11 North Square, North End, Boston (Two doors up from the Paul Revere House) Meeting Agenda: Working Membership Stuffing Meeting (Please come prepared to help stuff envelopes for our Annual Membership Drive) FOCCP Sign/Bulletin Board Update Tot Lot Clean Up Details Presentation of proposed By-Law...

North End Branch Library Survives Cuts; Other Branches Still at Risk

The North End Branch Library is staying open. In a dramatic meeting at the Copley Library this morning, the Boston Public Library put forth three options to resolve its $3 million budget gap, all of which keep the North End Branch Library open. The West End Branch is also staying open. However, one of the options could severely cut...