Event Notices Schools

Attention – All Graduating Classes of Columbus High School

Arthur A. Lauretano, Class of 1957, was kind enough to send in the following information about the upcoming 65th year commemoration of the Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School. The year “2010” will mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School (CCCCHS). The first graduating class was June 1949 Read More…

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Plethora of City of Boston Programs

Here is a subset of various City of Boston programs that folks may be interested in:

“Toys for Tickets”: *In keeping with a successful holiday tradition in
Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that any driver issued a
non-public safety parking ticket on Boston’s streets on specific dates
in December, has the option of resolving their ticket by providing a toy
of equal or greater value than the fine on the ticket. For exact dates,

*Mayor’s Holiday Special: *Take advantage of the City of Boston’s one
stop holiday planning website and enjoy great discounts this Holiday
season. Over 8,000 half-price show tickets, great parking rates, store
discounts and more.  www.mayorsholidayspecial.com

*Boston Offers Two Hours of Free Metered Parking This Holiday Season:
*In keeping with a popular tradition, the City of Boston is offering two
hours of free metered parking at each of the city’s parking meters on
Saturdays through Dec 27.

*Special State Election for the US Senate: *Do not forget to vote on Dec
8 in the Special Election Primary to fill Senator Kennedy’s seat. To
vote in any election, you must send in your voter application form and
have it postmarked 20 days prior to the election. Remember that you must
be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. Citizen. To be eligible to
vote in the Special Election Final on Jan 19, you must register to vote
by Dec 30! Obtain a national mail voter registration form at
Our Vote Matters!: *Find the answers to questions asked by young voters.

*Harry Potter at Boston’s Museum of Science: *Check out the Harry Potter
exhibit at the museum! It will offer fans a glimpse of costumes, props,
and more than 200 other authentic artifacts from the film sets—including
the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, and the Gryffindor common room.  Through
Feb 25. Adult tickets $26 and children tickets $23. www.mos.com

*First Night 2010: *Bring in the New Year celebrating art and community
at this day long citywide festival. Perfect for Families! Get a first
night button as your ticket to entertainment! Dec 31, 1pm-12am.
www.firstnight.org <http://www.firstnight.org>


Christopher Columbus High School 65th Anniversary

2010 is the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus High School, once located on North Bennett Street in the North End. The school, and its sister school, Julie Billiart, are now closed. Graduates of both schools, however, are encouraged to contact Arthur Lauretano at aalauretano@comcast.net to be involved in some of the festivities Read More…

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Boston Cares’ Family Volunteer Day at North End’s Eliot School

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, come out and make a difference with families from all over Boston! Volunteers of all ages and their families and friends can participate in the nation-wide Family Volunteer Day program hosted by the HandsOn Network and sponsored by Disney Parks and Fidelity Investments. Volunteers can make a difference in youth Read More…

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N. Bennet St. School Hosts Open House

The North Bennet Street School held its annual open house last weekend where the school opened its doors to the community. Executive Director Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, students and instructors were on hand and very welcoming of questions and discussion about the school’s work. The event was very well-attended. The school continues to look to expand its facilities Read More…


Neighborhood Reachout For Boston Latin’s 375th Celebration

Dear BLS Parents, Friends and Neighbors of Beacon Hill, North End & West End, Julia Forbes, parent of Heather ’15 and myself Janet Sweeney, Peter ’12 have volunteered to coordinate our neighborhoods to support the BLS Auction and 375th Birthday Celebration. We are hoping to reach all fifty-five families currently enrolled at BLS as well Read More…


Skating Lessons Starting at Steriti Rink

Skating lessons start the week of November 14th at the Steriti Rink, 561 Commercial Street. Classes are ‘Tots’ (3 to 5 yr old beginners), ‘Youth Beginner’ (generally 6+ years), ‘Basic’ (6 + years  for those who have learned the basics), and ‘Adults’. Lessons are once per week for 40 minutes.  Choice of four class days: Read More…

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Open House, Open Studios at the North Bennet Street School

Aspiring furniture makers, bookbinders, jewelry makers – or those merely curious about the process of making exquisite things by hand – are invited to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at one of the America’s oldest schools of craftsmanship during a special two-day open house to be held November 6 and 7 at the North Bennet Street School (www.nbss.org) in Boston’s North End.

The event will be held on Friday, November 6, 10am to 2pm and Saturday, November 7, 10am to 3pm.  Admission to the event is free.


North End Library Dedicates “Honors Walkway”

The Friends of the North End Branch Library are very proud of their new “Honors Walkway” and want to share the good news of its completion and dedication with the neighborhood. This is a true example of cooperation between the library staff, volunteer residents, generous donors and the contribution of neighborhood business owners. The walkway Read More…


ABCD’s North End/West End NSC Nominates Marie Cantlon For Award

ABCD’s North End/West End  NSC  has nominated West End community activist Marie Cantlon for honors at  the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 35th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s underprivileged communities through voluntary leadership and service.

Marie Cantlon – Marie Cantlon may be small in stature but she is imposing in presence.  The North End/West End NSC applauds Marie for her tireless advocacy on behalf of the residents of an often overlooked Boston neighborhood.