Weekend Brief: Valentine’s Day in the Park, Financial Literacy Workshop, Friday Films, Kids Sports Jumble

Today if Friday, February 15 and here's a joke from local comedy writer Ben Alper: "According to a report from Inrix, gridlock during peak morning and evening commutes was worse in Boston in 2018 than in any other major metropolitan area. In fact, the average male morning commuter had to shave twice before arriving...

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports and Petition for Parking Lot Renewals

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The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held their monthly meeting on Monday, February 11. The meeting began with a series of reports followed by a petition for parking lot renewals. Watch the video above and follow along with this timeline. (1:02) Maria Lanza from the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services spoke about...

Drop-in Building Challenge with The Greenway: Winter Shelter

February 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Price: Free and open to the public Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston It is vacation week! Looking to get out of the house and build? Join the Rose Kennedy Greenway and BSA Space for a building challenge that will ask you to think about what animals create to get through the cold winter months. What would you design if you...

Councilor Kim Janey Develops New Ordinance for Marijuana Industry

City Councilor Kim Janey recently introduced a draft of a new ordinance ensuring equity for minority business owners when it comes to the marijuana industry. The ordinance calls for the development of an equity program in which marijuana business equity applicants must meet three out of the following five guidelines:

A Weekend In Boston: Events Throughout the City February 15 – 17

Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title. Did you wake up to roses and heart-shaped chocolates on Valentine's Day?...

Annual Pirandello Lyceum Italian Film: “L’Accabadora” (“Angel of Mercy”) 2016

Annetta, a woman whose stony beauty reflects the burnt, rural Sardinian landscape, arrives in the breathtaking city of Cagliari just as Italy enters World War II and bombs are falling. Dressed in black, solitary and silent, Annetta has a secret: she is the L’Accabadora --- the angel of mercy --- one who gives "good death" to the dying, a...

1954 Editorial Reminds North Enders “It’s Up to You, Mayor”

There's nothing new under the sun. And in Boston and the North End, it's parking. Just as there's neighborhood opposition today to plans for a glass tower above the Dock Square parking garage, a tower that would shutter views of Custom House Tower, there was neighborhood opposition in 1954 to allowing parking on the roof...

Sports Jumble at the Nazzaro Center February 15

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the Nazzaro Center are hosting a Sports Jumble on Friday, February 15 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 12 - 16. There will be two or three fun sporting games for all to play together. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the games...

Thursday’s Brief: Valentine’s Day, Man Caught with Gun Breaking into Car, NEWRA Meeting

Today is Thursday, February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Here's what else you need to know for today... Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. Valentine's Day is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the...

City Commission Votes to Study Nazzaro Center as a Boston Landmark

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The Nazzaro Center building took a big step toward becoming a Boston Landmark, protecting its exterior from future change. After a stirring hearing, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted unanimously on Tuesday night to take up a study that will likely recommend guidelines for the building be protected as a landmark. The property, located at 30-32 North...

Oral Health Workshop

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center is hosting an oral health workshop with the Boston Public Health Commission on Friday, February 22 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at their 1 Michelangelo Street offices. Read more in the event notice below.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Discusses Re-Precincting, Traffic Violations, Commercial Wharf, and Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

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State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, representing the Third Suffolk District which includes the North End and Waterfront, spoke at the February North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting regarding the bills he has filed for the new legislative calendar. Watch the full presentation above, or use the timeline below to skip to topics of...
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