NEW Health Viva la Bocce Tournament Winning Team

NEW Health hosted its inaugural Viva la Bocce tournament at Langone Park Saturday, May 6th as an effort to bring the community together and raise funds for the health center. The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) team won the competition - the members of which are all North End residents. Along with bragging rights, they won a trophy and a gift certificate from event sponsor Artu.

Is 21 too young for the Flamingo?

Raising the minimum flocking age of Flamingo patrons to 25 was just one of the ideas floated by neighbors and the members of the Council at Monday night's NEWNC meeting.

Neighbors of the Flamingo were disappointed and angered when the operators of the establishment were a no show for the scheduled discussion about noise and trash due to a family emergency. One neighbor implied that operators were dodging them and that the issues will continue to get worse as the summer arrives. A council-member rhetorically implored how both owners could be affected by a family emergency.

NEW Health hosting Viva la Bocce event Saturday, May 6th

On Saturday, May 6th, NEW Health is holding its inaugural Viva la Bocce tournament at Langone Park. Bocce teams of four can register until Thursday, May 4th for $20 per team. Members of the community are also invited to attend and spectate at no cost; there will be snacks, refreshments, raffles, giveaways, donation opportunities to support NEW Health and tables featuring other community organizations.

How much do North End restaurants contribute to the City's operating budget?

How much do North End restaurants contribute to the City's operating budget?

North End restaurants contribute about $4,875,000 to the City of Boston's operating budget which is 0.0012% of the total budget.

Note: An astute reader points out that the 6.25% State Meals Tax actually comes back to the City. This could make the 6% slice in the current pie chart closer to 11% - which would make the North End's contribution closer to $10m or 0.0025% of the total budget.


March NEWNC meeting

The Neighborhood Council held its March 2023 meeting on Monday night where it was decided that future meetings will be in-person, Councilor Coletta gave various updates, we learned about the updated Sumner Tunnel closure schedule, and the Council supported some ownership/liquor license tweaks at Lo Conte's and Locale.

City organizing North End outdoor dining "task force"

The City opened submissions for people interested in becoming part of a "task force" to determine how issues with outdoor dining could be remedied in future iterations of the permanent outdoor dining program. The City notes that "only serious inquiries will be considered" and that applications are due on Friday, March 24th.

From the City's Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Outdoor Dining Page: