Office Vacancy Rate Up To 13.5%

Vacant office space in Boston increased by 1.5 million square feet during 2009 resulting in a vacancy rate of 13.5%, according to a report by Colliers Meredith & Grew. The pace slowed in the fourth quarter but was still negative with 271 thousand square feet of newly vacated office space. Occupied space in Greater Boston, including Cambridge and suburbs,...

Census 2010 Temporary Jobs Available

A message from Elizabeth Vitello, Recruiting Assistant for the Census Bureau 2010: Every 10 years, a census of our population is conducted. The results help determine how federal funds are spent in our community on things like roads, parks, and other public services, as well as your representation in government. As a census taker, we help to make sure...

Police: “The Neighborhood is Safe”

This is a first-hand report from the Public Safety meeting held at the Nazzaro Center on January 7, 2010, sponsored by NEWNC and the Boston Police. Attending the meeting was NEWNC Public Safety Committee Chair, Bob DeCristoforo, Boston Police Captain Bernard O'Rourke, Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz was also present along with Nicole Leo...

North End Library Fundraiser

The Friends of the North End Branch Library is hosting a fundraiser on February 24th from 7-9 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in hopes of raising some much needed funds for our neighborhood library.  There will have a cash bar, appetizers and a silent book auction, highlighting local authors. We are hoping to make it an annual event. TICKETS ARE...

Michlewitz Votes In Favor of House Education Legislation

From the office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            
Contact: Blake Webber 617-722-2488

January 8, 2010                                                                                                  

House Passes Landmark Education Legislation

Targets achievement gap; strengthens Commonwealth’s application for Race to the Top Funds

(BOSTON) – Third Suffolk State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing crucial legislation focused on eliminating the achievement gap in schools across the Commonwealth. The bill - entitled An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap - strengthens the state’s application for $250 million in federal “Race to the Top” funding, allows stronger intervention authority for the state in underperforming districts, lifts the cap on charter schools in the lowest performing school districts and helps to facilitate innovation and excellence in schools throughout Massachusetts.

 “We are one step closer to providing every child with a real opportunity for a well-rounded and positive educational experience in the City of Boston.” said State Representative Michlewitz. “This bill should place the Commonwealth and the City at the front of the line with the $250 million in the Race To The Top funding by the Obama Administration."

News From The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

  Update from FOCCP about their next meeting and new bulletin board: We invite you to join us at our first monthly meeting in 2010 to learn more about the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.  During this first meeting, committee chairs will review their objectives for the year.  We will also have a lively discussion about events in the park in 2010. All ideas...

Piccoli Regali Resumes at Old North Church

Piccoli Regali, a program to assist anyone with a food need in the North End, has the resources at present to increase the number we serve and are trying to reach out to those in the community to notify them of this resource. Piccoli Regali, or “Little Gifts,” has begun distributing small bags of food items to people in need in the...

Hopeline Summer 2010 Job Registration

HOPELINE SUMMER 2010 JOB REGISTRATION- SAVE THE DATE AND TELL A FRIEND!: Mark your calendar and do not forget to register with the Hopeline to work for the Boston Youth Fund during the summer of 2010! All applicants must be residents of Boston and be between the ages of 15 and 17 years old. You must turn 15 on or before Jul 5,...

North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

Highlights from this week's Boston Police Journal Log for the past week: Sex Offense 01/02/10          9:30pm Female victim reports while walking through the courtyard of a N. Bennet St. community center (Nazzaro Center) she was approached by a male suspect who grabbed her by the shirt, placed a knife to her neck and attempted to kiss her. After a struggle the suspect fled...

Inaugural Interview with City Councilor Sal LaMattina – Part 1

This is the first in a series of articles from an interview with District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina following this week’s inauguration. Councilor LaMattina is beginning his second term representing the North End/Waterfront neighborhood as well as East Boston, Charlestown and parts of Beacon Hill & Downtown. As he begins his second full term, District 1 City Councilor Sal...

2010 NEAA Baseball Registration

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold an early baseball registration period from January 17th to the 31st. A neighborhood baseball program, the NEAA Youth Baseball League provides a comprehensive baseball experience for youth in the North End, Waterfront, Back Bay, Beacon Hill and other surrounding neighborhoods combining teamwork, sportsmanship and skill building in a family atmosphere. Boys and...

January 11th NEWNC Agenda

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council 30 N. Bennet Street Boston, Massachusetts 02113 Email: info@newncboston.org Website: www.NEWNCBoston.org NEWNC AGENDA Monday, January 11, 2010 7:00PM Nazzaro Community Center 30 N. Bennet Street 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.  ...