BRA Releases Final Draft Guidelines for Greenway Distrist Planning Study

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has released its Final Draft Use and Development Guidelines on the Greenway District Planning Study.  The full report can be viewed at the BRA website. See this previous post for more descriptions: BRA Presents its Final Draft Guidelines for Development Along the Greenway     Following a 30 day comment period, the BRA will present the Final Guidelines to the...

Haz-Mat Truck Ban Goes Back in Effect Monday, May 24 (For 45 Days at Least)

One week after hazardous material (haz-mat) trucks showed up on the North End’s Commercial St., a City ban goes back in effect on Monday, May 24th for at least the next 45 days. Last week, the City of Boston received a 45-day extension of its daytime ban from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With the extension, trucks...

Weekly North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police blotter for the North End/Waterfront: Disturbing the Peace 05/15/10          1:13am Officers responded to a loud party on Hanover Street. After several attempts, officers were finally able to gain entrance. Three females were arrested for Minors in Possession of Alcohol, Keeper of a Disorderly House and Assault & Battery against a police officer. The student’s university...

Jury Tours Damage in Big Dig Case

The jury came via bus today for a tour related to the Big Dig case regarding property damage of North End buildings. (Photos by Bruce McCue.)

“What’s Your Number?” Movie Receives Permit to Film to 2:00 am in North End

Following a community meeting, city officials granted production executives for the romantic comedy, “What’s Your Number?” a permit to film from 7:00 am through 2:00 am on Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th. There will also be two days of setup starting Monday, May 24th and a clean-up day on Friday, May 27th. The City of Boston’s filming...

State House Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts

News from the Office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Third Suffolk District: House of Representatives Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts Promises Cost Savings to Consumers through Prescription Drug Rebates (BOSTON) – State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday in passing legislation that would allow consumers to take advantage of prescription drug discounts in an...

3rd Annual NEMPAC Bocce Tournament

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual NEMPAC Bocce Tournament on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm in the Steriti Rink’s Bocce Courts on 561 Commercial Street. If you’ve been before, then you know that you don’t want to miss this great event. If you haven’t been before, don’t...

North End Branch Library Weekly Events

Thursday, May 20     4:30 pm Drop In Science Curious kids in grades 1 - 5: join us for a hands-on, 4-week science program and try a new experiment each week! Space is limited so please call ahead. Monday, May 24     11:00 am Films for Children On Mondays, come and watch children films at the North End library. Please call in advance to...

Solid Progress Reported at the Clean Streets Committee Meeting

NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee is gaining momentum. The group is working on several new initiatives, but is starting to see significant improvement toward the cleanliness of the neighborhood. This is a report from their well-attended Tuesday, May 18th meeting: North End Cleanup Program Many streets are benefiting from the City’s North End cleanup program. Frank O’Brien, from the Public Works Department (PWD),...

Final Design & Schedule Meeting for Armenian Heritage Park on Greenway’s Parcel 13

MassDOT HOLDING PUBLIC MEETING TO PRESENT FINAL DESIGN PLANS & CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE FOR THE ARMENIAN HERITAGE PARK PARCEL 13 – NORTH END The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in conjunction with the Boston Redevelopment Authority has scheduled a public meeting to present the final design plan for the Armenian Heritage Park to be built on Parcel 13 in the North End. Parcel...

Obituary: Eva F. Plagenza of North End

PLAGENZA Eva F. (Flammia) of the North end of Boston on May 14, 2010. Beloved wife of Leo S. Plagenza. Mother of Roberta Aiello and her husband Lenny of MS and Antonette LaRosa of Everett. Sister of Jennie Gonchar of Somerville, Dorothy Arrigo of Winthrop, the late Michael, Frank, Frances Rigolino and Anna Catalano. Also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral from...

Book, DVD, CD Sale – Saturday, May 22 – North End Branch Library

The Friends of the North End Branch Library are holding their annual book sale (plus DVDs, CDs, Books on Tape) on Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The books are new or gently used. The sale will be at the North End Branch Library located at 25 Parmenter Street in the North End.  Sale tables will line...