Monthly Archives: September 2010

Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

September 30, 2010
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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

On Friday morning, September 17 local resident Janet Gilardi was informed by a friend and advised that a rat was walking around near his business on Fleet Street acting like he belonged there. Gilardi, like residents are consistently asked to do, called the Mayor’s Hot Line and reported the up-close and personal encounter with...

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Year round Mechanical Street cleaning meeting October 4

September 30, 2010
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One of the most discussed topics at North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings is the possibility of implementing year-round mechanical street cleaning, something the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) feels will make a big difference in keeping the neighborhood cleaner. If enacted on the scheduled date of Wednesday, December 1, DPW plans to...

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Chiofaro downsizes harbor garage towers plan

September 30, 2010
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Don Chiofaro has again cut back the size of his Aquarium Place project by 200,000 square feet but more importantly has trimmed the height of the twin towers he is hoping to build to 615 feet and 471 feet respectively. Chiofaro, the well known president of the company which bears his family name, said...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Emilio ‘Nemo’ Ciampa Of Medford, formerly of the North End Emilio “Nemo” Ciampa of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Rossi); devoted father of Joanna Ciampa and Phyllis Ciampa, both of Medford; brother of the late Albina Ruggieri, Clara...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

September 22, 2010
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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

As usual, NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee attracted many concerned residents to its monthly meeting despite a change of revenue due to Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Discussions at the community meeting took on several topics including Code Enforcement, year round Mechanical Street Cleaning, several progress reports and the selection of the committee’s Good Neighbor Recognition Award....

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History of North End unfolding

September 22, 2010
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History of North End unfolding

Established in 2009, the North End Historical Society, a legally incorporated non-profit Massachusetts organization, has a clear mission to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs and exhibits, according to...

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NEWNC supports Salem Street development plans

September 22, 2010
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For the second time during the past several months, David Crocini a resident of Salem Street, found himself before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council presenting plans to develop the property at 133 Salem Street. The site an unoccupied building was formerly the site of Sheldon’s Bargain Basement for many years. The structure was built...

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Corner Cafe regains softball crown

September 22, 2010
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Dominant pitching by Steve "Donuts" Passatempo and an air tight team defense played key roles in re-capturing the North End Men’s Softball League Championship by Corner Cafe over Waterfront Cafe. Corner Cafe wrapped up their season finishing in first place in the divisional season and went on to capture still another championship with scores...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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