Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Viva Saint Agrippina” a must see for lovers of the North End

July 14, 2010
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“Viva Saint Agrippina” a must see for lovers of the North End

Christopher DiNunzio’s Viva Saint Agrippina is a compelling documentary which focuses on the stories of those who have felt moved by the saint. It is a documentary detailing how the members of the Saint Agrippina Benefit Society, founded in 1914 in the North End, has been hosting the annual feast given in her name....

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Team Ralph DeMarco Competing in Suburban League

July 14, 2010
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Despite having a 0-3 record in the Suburban League, Coach Al Vilar feels his Team Ralph DeMarco has "been playing fairly well and will come around and begin winning some games." The North End Little Leaguers opened the season against Braintree losing 8-2. Aaron Cronin and Robert Pagliuca led the team offense with 1...

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Fighting the beetles

A groundskeeper at the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain recently spotted the voracious and vicious Asian long horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) feasting on a mature shade tree last week. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in fact confirmed the discovery of the longhorned beetle in six red maple...

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Saturday’s rain

When the first rain in weeks finally fell Saturday afternoon, it came in a magnificent torrent. That rain caused the dried up grass, bushes and flowers to rejoice. The streets were swept clean of soot and dust. Everything was soaked and cooled off at the same time. In many neighborhoods there were floods and...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

Barbara Piso Of Beverly, formerly of the North End Barbara M. (Morgan) Piso of Beverly, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on July 3. She was the beloved wife of Peter R. Piso; loving mother of Peter B. Piso of Saugus and Dante C. Piso and his wife, Tina M., Quintiliani...

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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

July 8, 2010
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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

For twenty consecutive years, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has taken a 13-15 year old baseball team to compete in a double-header against their counter parts from North Adams. In August, as part of the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) annual North End Family Pride Day, North Adams travels to Boston to play...

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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

July 8, 2010
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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

One of the largest crowds ever found their way to last week’s North End Athletic Association’s annual Little league All Star Game played at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The traditional game saw the East All Stars come out swinging enroute to a nine inning 18-5 win over the West All Stars. The popular...

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Year to year crime numbers down in North End

July 8, 2010
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Year to year crime figures are down about three percent in the North End according to Boston Police Area A1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke. O’Rourke also told residents at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety Committee monthly meeting that over the past 30 days there has been no major crime in the area referring to homicides,...

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Everyone is away

The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

Ida Forte, 86 North End resident Ida (Citroni) Forte of Boston’s North End died on June 28. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Annibale "Chick" Forte; cherished mother of Danny Forte, Kenneth Forte and his wife, Angela, of Wilmington, Mary Forte of the North End, Lawrence Forte...

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