Top 10 @NorthEndBoston Tweets This Week: NBSS Solar Installation, Santa Approves Beard, Construction and One-way Streets

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Happy Holiday’s from NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow

During the holiday season, The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) embraces the festive spirit of our community. On behalf of NEMPAC, we wish you all a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year 2015! It has been […]
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In the North End, Santa arrives by helicopter has the photos to prove it.
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Drunk tries to force woman to kiss him

Sat, 11/29/2014 - reports a woman from whom the alleged drunken redhead demanded a kiss as she was entering her apartment building agreed with his request not to tell his girlfriend. She told police instead. Neighborhoods: North EndTopics: Crime
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Elevator Inspection Needs Improvement

The up and down issues of inspecting the safety of elevators in the state has increased according to a report prepared by the State Auditor’s Office.                 A backlog of elevator inspections has increased since a 2010 audit, even though the Department of Public Safety has hired more inspectors, the report indicated.                 The report found that as of October 10, 2012, 14,211 elevators have been operating with expired inspection certificates or about 36 percent of the total number registered with the state.                 In addition more than 1,700 of the certificates have been expired for more than four years, even though state law requires elevators to be inspected annually.                 The non-compliance rate is not acceptable. This is a ...
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Commuter Rail on Time Record Needs Improvement

For the last four months commuter rails have been running late.                 Since a new French transit company took over the service, including its performance in October tying the lowest on-time rate in a single month since 2011.                 While Keolis Commuter Services has been handed $434 in fines, the on-time service has to be drastically improved.                 Riders depend on the service to perform well and to be able to count on a consistent mode of transportation.                 Keolis has been given an eight-year, $2.7 million contract but reportedly records show the new firm is performing even worse than the company it replaced, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company.                 The MBTA has a slated goal of 95 on-time percentage ...
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