North End Movie Invasion – “The Town” Street Schedule

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Over the next month, there will be a LOT of movie shoots in the North End. There are three productions scheduled to film in late September and early October. Here are the details on street closures, detours and all the info for amateur paparazzi. The Town CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STREET CLOSURE DATES AND TIMES FOR "THE TOWN" This is the...

Clean Streets Committee Talks Trash

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When Public Works tried to install more trash barrels around the neighborhood a few weeks ago, they ran into an unexpected problem. Many residents didn’t want them in front of their property. So, where is the trash to go? Naomi Paul thinks residents object more to the “overflowing” problem than the actual trash receptacle. As co-chair of NEWRA’s Clean...

North End’s Eliot School Improves Test Scores

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After Statewide release of MCAS and "No Child Left Behind" scores today, a Boston Public Schools' press release had good news for the North End's Eliot School. "The John Eliot K-8 School in the North End posted significant MCAS gains, with double-digit increases in the percentage of students passing and achieving proficiency in nearly every subject of every grade level." "As...

North End Weekly Police Log – September 17, 2009

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There are two drug-related arrests in this week's North End/Waterfront police log. Drugs/Possession Cl. A 09/11/09          12:52pm Two male suspects arrested on Hanover Street & Prince Street intersection for possession of Class A (heroin) with intent to distribute. Assault & Battery 09/11/09          4:10pm-6:00pm Male suspect pushed a service repairman in his Commercial Street apartment regarding a disagreement over the service call. Drugs/Possession Cl B 09/12/09          2:38am Male suspect...

Michlewitz Visits Clean Streets Committee Supporting Green Ticket Bill

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State Representative Aaron Michlewitz attended this week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting to speak about the Green Ticket Bill. Code Enforcement issues “Green Tickets” to trash violators with $25-$40 fines. Currently, the tickets are not very effective because so many are not being paid. Violators simply don’t take the tickets seriously. Michlewitz estimates over $5 million in uncollected green...

NEWNC Goes to the Movies, Hears Fortunes & Zoning Issues

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The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met on several community issues at its September 14th meeting. See NEWNCBoston.org for the detailed minutes. Here is a summary: Movie Filming in the North End - Three movie companies presented their plans to the council regarding the use and impact of North End streets over the next few weeks. These presentations were to...

Paul Revere Museum Sketches Out Expansion Plan

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The Paul Revere House Museum is expanding its footprint. In 2007, the Museum purchased an 1835 row house at 5-6 Lathrop Place, located directly behind the Revere house, on property once owned by Paul Revere. The plan is to convert this building into a visitor and education center, creating much needed space for education programs, visitor amenities, a gift shop,...

Supermarket Committee Asks for Support

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This week, Lia Tota and the Supermarket Committee came back to the neighborhood seeking support for a reinvigorated effort toward a supermarket project in the Bulfinch Triangle. The proposed site is next to the Avenir, a new apartment complex adjacent to North Station on Parcels 2A and 2C which are currently owned by MassPike and the MBTA. Ten years ago,...

Armenian Heritage Park Making Progress For Greenway Opening in Fall 2010

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The long awaited Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway is now expected to be open in the Fall of 2010. Don Tellalian, architect for the project, gave a detailed update on the progress and challenges they have had to overcome. The location will be on parcel 13 between Quincy Market and Mercantile Wharf, on the corner of Atlantic and...

105 Prince St Headhouse Change Receives NEWRA Support

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The North End/Waterfront Residents' Association voted 43-0 in support of a headhouse modification at 105 Prince Street. The condominium association is seeking zoning relief to rebuild and expand the headhouse on the roof of the 5-story residential building. The headhouse and surrounding roof area had leak and drainage issues. Their contractor intends to add 2 steps which will raise the...

Boston “Ahts” Festival Cancels Saturday Program – Sunday Still On

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WEATHER UPDATE

SATURDAY’S PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED. SUNDAY WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

Ahts Festival Website

Boston "Ahts" Festival
Christopher Columbus Park (North End/Waterfront)


SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 13
NOON TO 6PM (VISUAL ARTISTS)
12:30- 6PM (PERFORMANCES)

Two Thumbs Down for Greenway Movie

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Excessive noise complaints rolled in today about last night's movie showing of Good Will Hunting on the Greenway's North End parks. One residential abutter said the sound level around 10 pm was "blaring ... robbing my entire building of quality of life." Another resident said her windows were rattling. A passerby reported that it was difficult to have a...