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Op-Ed: The Nazzaro Center Should Become a Senior Wellness Center

Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) recently presented some possible options for Nazzaro Center use once a new community center is built. They met with many different organizations and stakeholders to develop possibilities based on recommendations they received. They reiterated that the plans they presented were meant to be used as a starting point Read More…

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Op-Ed: Please Come on April 25: City Reveals Plans for Nazzaro Center

By Ellen Hume, Marie Simboli and Kirsten Hoffman – Save the Nazzaro Coalition WHAT: The future of the Nazzaro building and all the community programs currently housed there are on the line as the city’s consultants present a briefing to the community April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Read More…

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Op-Ed: Dock Square Garage Proposal: Out of Sight, Out of Their Minds

Judging from several recent articles and columns that have flushed online trolls from their subterranean dwellings, there has been much interest and controversy stirred up by the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA aka BRA) approval of a pricey 220,000 square-foot, 14-story commercial and residential structure to replace the existing parking garage at Dock Square that houses the Hard Read More…

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Op-Ed: A Request to Reconsider Artificial Turf at Puopolo Park

North End resident John Modzelewski recently submitted a letter to Parks Commissioner Christopher Cook urging a reconsideration of the decision to use artificial turf at the soon-to-be-renovated Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. Read the letter in its entirety below. Click to enlarge. Read an earlier letter by Modzelewski to the project manager, as well as Read More…

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Op-Ed: Just Say No to the Dock Square Project

By Erik Lund The Dock Square project, as proposed, is much too massive in contrast with the scale of the Quincy market area and will damage one of Boston’s greatest institutions and attractions. It should not be granted the numerous permits and variances it has requested, and the vote after BPDA’s Tuesday meeting should be Read More…

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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Mayor Walsh to Support the Nazzaro Center Landmark Petition

By Ellen Hume, Marie Simboli and Kirsten Hoffman – Save the Nazzaro Coalition Dear Mayor Walsh: Thank you! We are grateful to hear that you are not planning to sell, demolish or convert for private housing the iconic Nazzaro Building / North Bennet Street Bathhouse in Boston’s oldest neighborhood, the North End. As you know, Read More…