Community

ABCD Labor Day Party Provides Late Summer Celebration

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center recently held its annual Labor Day party complete with friendly faces, a hearty lunch, and a raffle. The ABCD Center serving the North End and West End provides weekly hot meals and support services to low-income seniors. For their Labor Day celebration, Director Maria Stella-Gulla Read More…

Featured Meetings

Mirabella Pool Site Selected for New Community Center; Existing Nazzaro Future Uncertain

The Mirabella Pool bathhouse/spray fountain area on Commercial Street was selected as the final recommended site for a new North End community center. City of Boston officials released their assessment at a public meeting on April 25th and in a 293-page report published today on the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) website. BCYF Read More…

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North End Community Center Study Results Presentation April 25

The City of Boston will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street, to discuss the results of the North End Community Center Study. Please note, this public meeting is not related to the Boston Architectural College (BAC) meeting on April 17, at which Read More…

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City Commission Votes to Study Nazzaro Center as a Boston Landmark

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 Read More…

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Mayor Walsh: Kids Deserve State of the Art Community Center; Will Work With Community on Existing Nazzaro Center Building

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gave his take on the Nazzaro Center building and prospects for a new community center, in an interview this week with NorthEndWaterfront.com. Mayor Walsh said he has been surprised about the concerns regarding the current Nazzaro Center building. “The Nazzaro Center building is a beautiful building. If we were to build Read More…

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Residents’ Association Letter to Mayor Walsh Regarding New Community Center

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) discussed at their January meeting a list of priorities to be included in a letter about the new community center to Mayor Marty Walsh. In the letter, NEWRA expresses support for the City’s efforts to create a community center that meets the current needs of the North Read More…

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Becoming a Boston Landmark [Video]

With an in-progress application to make the Nazzaro Center a Boston Landmark, North End resident and one of the Boston Landmarks commissioners, Kirsten Hoffman, spoke about to residents about the implications of that designation. Designation as a Boston Landmark is the only legal way to ensure protection over buildings and resources in the city. It Read More…

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Community Center Priorities Discussed at Residents Association

It has been relatively quiet since the dramatic October 2018 community meeting highlighting the discourse of establishing a new community center and the future of the existing Nazzaro Center. At its January 2019 meeting, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) took up the discussion as part of an upcoming letter to communicate their Read More…

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Residents Ask for Transparency Around the Nazzaro Center’s Future

North End resident Ellen Hume, along with Kirsten Hoffman and Marie Simboli, are organizing a petition to Save the Nazzaro Center from sale for private use and redevelopment. They are also seeking support for “landmarks” status to ensure historic preservation of the building. In their presentation to the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on December 13th, Hume alleged a lack Read More…

Commentaries Featured Government

Mayor’s Column: Setting the Record Straight About the Nazzaro Community Center

By Martin J. Walsh For over a century, the Nazzaro Community Center has represented the heart and soul of the North End. Generations have gathered there to learn, play, and have fun. While carrying on the rich traditions of this historic neighborhood, it’s also important that the center respond to the community’s changing needs. Throughout Read More…