Monthly Archives: August 2010

Two Salem Street Proposals on NEWRA/NEWNC Agendas

August 18, 2010
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Two requests for legal occupancy changes on Salem Street will be on the NEWRA and NEWNC monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center this September 2010. The potential owner/developer of 133 Salem Street (formerly Sheldon’s Discount Store) is seeking to change the legal occupancy from retail to retail on the first floor and four...

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The BRA and the neighborhood

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has come up with new guidelines that limit any Harbor Garage development to 200 feet. Whether or not developer Donald Chiofaro gets the go ahead or not, whomever develops the garage will be bound by the same rules. In addition, the BRA and a local committee made up of residents...

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Fisherman’s Feast at 100; Now on to St. Anthony’s

The 100th Anniversary of the annual Fisherman’s Feast in the North End is something to note and to celebrate. The Society of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca sponsors the feast, which has its roots in Sicily. Legend has it that 16th Century fishermen asked the Madonna del Soccorso, Our Lady of Help, to protect...

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Obituaries 08-18-2010

Bernadette Webb Of Winthrop, formerly of the North End Bernadette E. Webb of Winthrop, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on August 10. She was 56 years old. The beloved daughter of the late Domenica (Cerullo) and William J. Webb Sr., she was the cherished mother of Gabriella Webb-Durham of Winthrop and her fiancé,...

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North End Pride Week a huge success

August 12, 2010
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North End Pride Week a huge success

North End Pride Week and Pride Day, 8 days of activities, events and programs was held at various venues throughout the neighborhood last week. Hosted by North End Against Drugs in conjunction with the Nazzaro Community Center and several other local agencies, funded by donations from corporations, organizations, grants and personal contributions to the...

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Arts Series at Columbus Park

August 12, 2010
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A mixture of artistic genres including opera, American Standards, jazz, Celtic music and theatrical performances will take place at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. The entertainment series, sponsored by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, is part of Mayor Menino’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events 8th Annual Waterfront Performing Art...

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NEAA/TD Bank Family Baseball Game

August 12, 2010
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Twenty or so children and their parents squared-off last Saturday at Langone Park for the Annual North End Athletic Association/TD Bank Annual Family Baseball Game. The fun-filled game, as usual wound-up as a tie, featured food, refreshments and prizes provided by TD Bank. Both teams had game t-shirts, parents blue and kids yellow, also...

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Cross Street traffic restrictions announced

August 12, 2010
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A new program to restrict vehicle access along Cross Street from Hanover Street to Salem Street in the North End is in effect. Under this program, vehicles will no longer have access to the center sidewalk area. Residents at several neighborhood meetings scheduled by Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the Boston Transportation Department...

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NEWRA Committee discusses waterfront public access

August 12, 2010
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The main topic of discussion at last week’s NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center was public access space along the Waterfront and North End. Following a tour of the entire area with residents and Deputy Director Patrice Todisco of the Boston Harbor Association, the group is raising...

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DiMasi’s pension reinstated

The old adage that an indictment is not a conviction has never been truer following the decision of a Boston Municipal Court judge overturning the state pension authority’s ruling that suspended former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi’s pension. In other words, DiMasi’s pension has been reinstated – and if you read the judge’s...

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