Monthly Archives: January 2011

Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

By Cary Shuman Dave Riccio of Revere is well known as the owner of the Caffe Vittoria, a famous café located in the heart of the North End. But Riccio is also gaining prominence as an excellent squash player. Riccio is riding high in the sport after an outstanding showing in the Putnam Pro-Am...

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NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

By Phil Orlandella A proposal by Liz Ventura to change the use of Mercato del Mare to include take-out service at the fish market on 99 Salem Street was supported by NEWRA 29-0 at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. A request to change the closing hours at Tresca Restaurant,...

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NEWRA/ZLC Committee Meeting Tonight, Jan. 25

By Phil Orlandella Tonight’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Zoning Licensing and Construction Committee has five items on its agenda. Requests include living space changes, zoning for restaurant use, closing hour extensions and a full liquor license. The community meeting will be held at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. The committee is...

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NBSS Seeks Relocation to Old Police Station on North Street

By Phil Orlandella North Bennet Street School (NBSS) has reportedly grown out of its current space and has already moved two of their units to rented space in Arlington, according to the school’s President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez. Speaking at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, Ibanez...

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The Winter of 2011

One gets the rather strong feeling that the Winter of 2011 is destined to be a memorable one. With another week of January remaining, with the temperature slipping below zero and with more snow forecast for later in the week, February is looking to be an extension of everything that has come before. Not...

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Obituaries 01-25-2011

Jean Abrams Roberts Of Belmont, formerly of Boston Jean Abrams Roberts of Belmont, formerly of Boston, died on December 30 after a long illness. She was 91 years old. She was born in Bradford, PA in 1919 and graduated from Skidmore College in 1940 with an English major. She subsequently moved to Boston, where...

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Council supports two license transfer/1am closure

Council supports two  license transfer/1am closure

-By Phil Orlandella The turnout for last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting wasmuch larger than usual. That’s because NEWNC’s agenda has two requests for liquor license transfers and a change of a restaurant closing hour to 1am, seven days. A request for transferring the Common Victualler Wine and Malt Beverage with Cordials...

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LaMattina named City Council VP

LaMattina named City Council VP

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was chosen by Council President Stephen Murphy to serve as the Council’s Vice President Monday, possibly setting up a future presidency run for LaMattina at the end of Murphy’s two year term. LaMattina is the popular city councilor representing the North End – and doing it well....

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Local Pee Wee Basketball League Rolling Along

Local Pee Wee Basketball League Rolling Along

By Phil Orlandella After six weeks of play, the Nazzaro Center/North End Athletic Association Pee Wee BasketballLeague is heading into its second half of the season and the excitement couldn’t get any greater according to Center Director Carl Ameno. “The enthusiasm level has nothing to do with wins and losses but rather with the...

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The Mayor’s Address

Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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