Monthly Archives: December 2010

Parks and Open Spaces Committee targets Gasy as number 1 priority

-By Phil Orlandella NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee at last week’s monthly meeting announced its number one goal for 2011 is the rehabilitation of DeFillippo Playground (Gasy) on Prince and Snow Hill Streets. Beside the City’s commitment to repair the Snow Hill Street wall which is a potential public safety problem, the committee...

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Thirty days and counting

The Boston Police Department has noted that during the past 30 days, there were no major incidences in the North End. This comes as good news during the extremely busy Christmas shopping season when the North End is crowded with thousands of tourists and residents. As happy a time Christmas tends to be, it...

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The Greenway in the spring

The Rose Kennedy Greenway will explode with new business in the spring, which is the result of the Conservancy running the Greenway putting RFP’s (Requests for Proposals) for high-quality food and beverage vendors wishing to do business on the Greenway. The Conservancy is right to be monitoring carefully the type of vendors who will...

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Robbing the church

The alleged robber who stole money and items of value from local churches, including two in this neighborhood, has been arrested by Boston police and is now living behind bars where he ought to be. It is believed by police that the thief now residing in jail, broke into Saint Stephen’s and St. Leonard’s...

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Obituaries 12-14-2010

Stephen Melamed Co-Owner of Bayside Betsy’s restaurant Stephen D. Melamed of Provincetown, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 6. He was 67 years old. A US Army Vietnam Era veteran, he and his wife co-owned Bayside Betsy’s restaurant . He was the beloved husband of Betsy (Rosenberg); father of Lori Melamed of...

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Craft sale

Craft sale

Shown above and below North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) held its fourth Annual Craft Sale last Sunday in the Prado.

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Crime flattens out in North End

December 6, 2010
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In addition to announcing that the alleged North End Church bandit was apprehended, after being caught on video tape. Area A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke told residents at a public safety meeting that crime in the area has increased slightly on a year to date basis. He also noted that over the last...

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Church robber apprehended by Police

December 6, 2010
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A homeless man, Richard Shiner 44 has been arrested and arraigned in Boston District Court for allegedly robbing an undisclosed amount of money and items from several churches including Saint Stephen’s and Saint Leonard’s in the North End. The robbery mysteries were resolved when Shiner was videotaped entering and exiting St. Leonard’s last week....

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Old North Church resumes food program

December 6, 2010
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Piccoli Regali (Little Gifts) has begun its third year hosted by the Old North Church until April 23, 2011. The program is neighbors helping neighbors by distributing small bags of food to North End residents on Saturdays to compensate for other food programs generally not available on weekends. Piccoli Regali is held at the...

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Receiving what he deserved

The Boston City Council’s vote to expel their colleague Chuck Turner last week was the right thing to do. The 11-1 vote showed the resolve of the council, despite many of its members fretting that Turner was their friend and it was a difficult vote to make considering all he had done for his...

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