Monthly Archives: December 2010

NEAA Christmas Parade Best Ever

NEAA Christmas Parade Best Ever

-By Phil Orlandella Hundreds of local residents, families and friends turned out for the traditional NEAA North End Christmas Parade which saw the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. The 40th annual holiday event made its way through the community spreading seasonal cheers. Many bands, horse drawn carriages,...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Obituaries 12-28-2010

Delsia D’Arrigo North End resident Delsia H. (Francescone) D’Arrigo of Boston’s North End, formerly of Somerville, died on December 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Biagio D’Arrigo; devoted mother of Domenic D’Arrigo and his wife, Wanda, of Minnesota, and Donna Lauria of Saugus; loving grandmother of Dana, Evan and Diana D’Arrigo,...

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Corner Cafe receives Good Neighbor Award

Corner Cafe receives Good Neighbor Award

By Phil Orlandella Richy “Shy” Loungo, owner of Corner Cafe on Salem Street was recently presented the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Clean Streets Committee “Good Neighbor” Award. The monthly award is presented to a business and/or resident that continuously helps to keep the neighborhood clean by removing debris and clutter from the sidewalk and...

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NEWRA Committee presented 10 Good Neighbor Awards

By Phil Orlandella Since the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee began presenting their “Good Neighbor” Award in March 2010, ten local businesses have been recognized for helping to keep the neighborhood sidewalks and curbs clear of clutter and debris. The recipients were nominated by a sub-committee and voted on by the full...

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Clean Streets Committee seeks additional members

By Phil Orlandella Guest speaker Frank O’Brien  Assistant Commissioner for the City of Boston Department of Public Works, told members of the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee that the extended North End Mechanical Street Cleaning Pilot Program is working well. He also noted that the program ends December 31 and begins again this coming March....

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Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Obituaries 12-21-2010

Rosa Padova North End resident Rosa (Ferrigno) Padova of the North End, formerly of Sicily Italy, died on December 15. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Padova; devoted  mother of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo, of East Boston and the late Alfonso Pedova; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren  and adored great grandmother...

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Nazzaro Center Toys for Tots drive for the Shriner’s

Nazzaro Center Toys for Tots drive for the Shriner’s

-By Phil Orlandella Coming off of two successful holiday fundraising initiatives, the Nazzaro Community Center has embarked on a third effort, a toy drive for the Shriner’s Burn Institute on Blossom Street, West End. Mira Giangregorio, Youth Worker at the Center, participated in a similar effort when she was a teenager, presented the Toys...

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Boston Wish List

If you can donate or help us find donations of any of these items, please contact David Simon, Senior Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at (617) 371-4896 or e-mail Dsimon@shrinenet.org.  All items must be new and latex-free for use in the hospital.  Thank you for thinking of us! Fall 2010 Top Five Wish List Items •   ...

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