North End Resident Gearing Up for AIDS Walk Boston

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Lindsay Frey has a word of warning for her friends: “Be prepared. You’re going to be ambushed.”

Every day, Frey updates her Facebook page with a reminder to friends that she’s raising money for AIDS Walk Boston. She sends out emails and texts, and she’s throwing a party with a $10 cover.

“Before I do all this, I let people know,” says Frey, who lives in the North End. “I say, ‘I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m begging for money. I’m sorry if this is annoying. But this is how it is.’”

Five years ago, Frey lost her aunt and uncle to the disease, which 18,000 people die from annually in the United States. At the time, her cousin was just 12 years-old.

“I come from a very old world Italian family, so you know, it rocked my family. It was just really, really sad,” Frey says.

Engine 8, Ladder 1 and Galleria Umberto on Chronicle’s Hanover Street, Part 5

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In the excerpt clip below, Chronicle TV5 visits Engine 8, Ladder 1 on Hanover Street and then stops in at Galleria Umberto for pizza and arancini. More at the Chronicle website. View more excerpts of the Chronicle episode on Hanover Street.

Six Adolescent Health Problem Areas

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by Mary Wright, health educator for North End Waterfront Health A new goal for the Healthy People 2020 Initiative is Adolescent Health. This goal will help to make the transition from childhood to adulthood healthier and safer. Adolescents and young adults from ages 10-24 make up 21 percent of the US population. This is a time in a young...

Hanover Street on Chronicle TV5: Part 4 – St. Stephen’s Church

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St. Stephen’s Church and its history on Hanover St. are covered in this excerpt: Speaking in the video is Fr. Kevin Hayes, St. Stephens Church of The Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle. Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/chronicle/27780279/detail.html#ixzz1M0c1GuEG View more excerpts from Chronicle’s episode on Hanover Street.

NEWRA Hears About the Beacon Hill Master Plan

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Have you ever wondered if there is a master plan? No, not that type of master plan. Rather, a plan for the future of the North End / Waterfront neighborhood and how it will be guided in terms of development, zoning, traffic, public safety, businesses and resident quality of life. Well, there isn’t a plan for the North End....

Video: North End / Waterfront Spring Scenes

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Click the video above for a selection of Spring scenes around the neighborhood.

Segway Hearing Held as Preamble to New Regulations Against Sidewalk Use

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The Herald covers the City Council hearing on potential legislation that would prevent Segways from using the sidewalks and instead have them use the streets, similar to bicycles. “It’s not that I want to ban them like other cities have, but Boston is a walkable city. It’s ranked as one of the top walkable cities in America. It’s a city...

Architecture Critic Robert Campbell Takes a Third Shot at the Greenway Parks

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The Globe’s architecture critic, Robert Campbell, took his third annual spring walk down the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Regarding the North End Greenway parks, he writes: “My walk began at the North End, where the Greenway consists of two big green lawns overlooked by a sort of grandstand. There were three people and two dogs on the lawns, and a...

Election Results for the 2011 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)

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Candidates outside the Nazzaro Center on NEWNC Election Day. Left to right: Jennifer Lyons, Philip Frattaroli, Stephen Passacantilli, Jorge Mendoza, Jon Sproul, David Marx, Bill Lane, Mansfield J. Holmes. Congratulations to the new elected councilors for the 2011 North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council! The NEWNC election was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10am-2pm at the Nazzaro Community Center. There...

North End Parents Refine Their Message Toward Options for Eliot School Expansion

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North End parents spoke at this week’s Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting to refine their message for an expansion of the Eliot School, an issue recently featured on the front page of the Boston Globe. Specifically, the parents are not necessarily tied to the concept of a swap between the North Bennet Street School and the City’s vacant printing plant...

Hanover Street on Chronicle TV5: Part 3 – Post-Gazette’s Legacy and Artist Nathan Swain

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In this excerpt from Chronicle’s episode on the North End’s Hanover Street, we learn more about how Italian immigrants assimilated to their new home with the help of the Post-Gazette (formerly La Gazzetta del Massachusetts) from current publisher, Pamela Donnaruma. Then, switching gears to neighborhood beautification is the work of artist Nathan Swain and his transformation of the wall...

North End Against Drugs/Nazzaro Center to Provide 12 Scholarships to North End Students

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The NEAD Raymond and Michelina Scholarship Program will provide 12 scholarships to North End Residents.  Over 30 students applied this year and thanks to many generous donations we will be giving out $7,250.00 in awards.  The winners will be selected in a random drawing on Monday May 23rd at the Nazzaro Center’s Annual Spring Concert, which begins at 5:30pm. ...