Community Government

Greenway Conservancy Reform Amendment Passes in State Legislature

The State House of Representatives and Senate resolved differences this week to pass reform legislation that would increase the transparency and accountability of the Rose F. Greenway Conservancy. The Greenway Amendment was sponsored by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz in the House and supported by State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli in the Senate. Both legislators represent neighborhoods Read More…

Government

End of State Legislative Session Brings Three Strikes and Foreclosure Prevention Bills, But No New Bottle Bill

The legislative session ended on Tuesday, July 31st for the Massachusetts House and Senate. As usual, there was a flurry of last minute activity. Here are a few legislative actions worth mentioning and how our local elected officials voted. Three Strikes Bill Gets Governor’s Support – After some haggling with the legislature on the mandatory Read More…

Schools

Eliot K-8 School Expansion Agreement Cheered by Parents and Officials

  There was resounding applause at the Eliot K-8 School on Tuesday night as North End and Downtown Boston families joined with City and Boston Public School officials to celebrate an agreement substantially expanding the Eliot to a second campus at the nearby North Bennet Street School buildings. Importantly, BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson announced that Read More…

Government Schools

Local Legislators Meets with Special Ed School Members at COMPASS School

Photo: (Left to Right) – Rep. Michlewitz, Sen. Petruccelli, Rep. Forry, Beth Labbe – COMPASS School Principal, John Lydon, Exec. Director COMPASS, Sen. Chang-Diaz, Rep. Walsh and Sen. Hart at maaps’ Legislative Meeting on Monday at the COMPASS School in Dorchester. Legislators from Boston attended a meeting this week at COMPASS School in Dorchester to Read More…

Government

Redistricting Proposal Results in Little Change for North End / Waterfront House and Senate Districts

A committee of Massachusetts legislators has proposed new district lines for House and Senate representation based on shifts in population and an increase in minority populations. Changes here in the North End / Waterfront are minor with the neighborhood continuing to stay entirely in the House 3rd Suffolk District and Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Columbus Day 2011 – Parade and Events Bring Out Crowds for Park Celebration & North End Parade

It was a great day for a parade and the 2011 Columbus Day celebrations in the North End / Waterfront. The morning started with a lineup of family friendly activities put on by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park including puppets, theater, magic and face painting at the park. Mayor Thomas M. Menino led a Read More…

Event Notices

Fundraiser a Great Success for ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center

L-R  Rebecca Mattson, Fundraising Chair of the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center; Anthony Petruccelli, State Senator; Aaron Michlewitz, State Representative, 3rd Suffolk District; City Council Vice President, Sal LaMattina, District 1; Lia Tota, Director of the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center; John Drew, President and CEO of ABCD (Photo by Don Read More…

Transportation

State Hearing on HazMat Truck Routing Brings Out North End / Waterfront Community, Elected Officials and Trucking Companies

Video: MassDOT public hearing at 10 Park Plaza, Boston on August 23, 2011 regarding the proposed re-routing of hazmat pass-through trucks from the North End / Waterfront and downtown to Route 128 and other highways outside the city. The North End / Waterfront community showed up in force on Tuesday at the first of four Read More…

Food & Drink Government Health & Environment

Governor Vetos Bill That Would Keep Open North End’s Stanza dei Sigari

After leading a bill through the State House to keep open cigar bars past 2018, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Anthony Petruccelli ran into a gubernatorial veto this week. In the North End, the bill relates to cigar bar Stanza dei Sigari, located at 292 Hanover Street. This is the second time Governor Patrick has Read More…

Police & Fire Transportation

Boston Delegation of State Legislators Issue Letter Unanimously Supporting HazMat Truck Ban

News from the Offices of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli: Representative Michlewitz & Senator Petruccelli lead the way in clearing Boston streets of Hazmat vehicles Boston Delegation unanimous in support of Hazmat ban    State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli have taken the lead in advocating that the Read More…

Government

Petruccelli Solidly Wins State Senate Race Against Addivinola

Election results for the State Senate 1st Suffolk & Middlesex District race are in with incumbent Democratic State Senator Anthony Petruccelli showing a solid win against Republican challenger, Frank Addivinola, Jr. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Petruccelli Read More…