Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Parking Meters Cause for Rejoicing

How many occasions in a lifetime have we parked our automobiles on a Boston street at a metered space only to find that we did not have quarters to put into the meter? We would stand there searching our pockets and rummaging in our handbags for quarters. Some of us after that futile effort...

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Khaddafi and Libya

Col. Khaddafi is a monster tyrant, the king of his people is a fool, a lunatic babbling on and on and kept in power by brute force. His kingdom’s military installations are now being systematically destroyed and any hopes that he held for carrying on have been made more difficult. Finally, there is retribution...

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Small Fry Basketball Season Ends

-By Phil Orlandella While March Madness has taken over the basketball spotlight for the next month or so, a little bit of March Madness Basketball was played at the Nazzaro Community Center’s Small Fry Basketball League with its version of the final-four. “A one game playoff for first place needed to be held before...

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Obituaries 03-22-2011

W. Davis Lackey, Jr. His Passion was Politics and Communication W. Davis Lackey Jr., died on February 15 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 46 years old. Born March 26, 1964 in New Rochelle, NY, he moved to Cumberland Foreside, ME, at age 13. He was educated at the Rippowam...

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DeFilippo Playground Plans Move Forward

DeFilippo Playground Plans Move Forward

-By Phil Orlandella The second of three scheduled meetings to plan for the rehabilitation of DeFilippo Playground was recently held by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the consulting firm of Crosby Schlessinger Smallbridge. A good size group of North End residents attended to listen to proposed plans and options based...

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NEWRA Nixes 2am Closure Requests

NEWRA Nixes 2am Closure Requests

-By Phil Orlandella A request by Nasser Buisier seeking to change the zoning at 357 Commercial Street by enclosing two existing outdoor patios to create additional living space was approved 49-9 by NEWRA at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. The Association also approved by a vote of 26-17 a...

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Chamber Proposes Delivery Time Change

-By Phil Orlandella A formal letter was sent out by the North End Chamber of Commerce to their prevayers asking that North End deliveries be completed by 12 noon, according to Chamber President Frank DePasquale who owns and operates several neighborhood businesses. “Several years ago, the 12 noon delivery policy was taken seriously by...

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City Attempting to Control Health Insurance Costs

-By Phil Orlandella Meredith Weenick of the City of Boston Health Insurance Agency was the guest speaker at NEWRA’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Center last week. Meredith spoke on controlling dramatically escalating health insurance costs for city employees and retirees which is one of the most urgent budgetary issues facing municipalities across...

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Helping Out the Japanese to Overcome the Tragedy

The ongoing disaster in Japan brings home to all of us the fragile nature of everything we build and create for ourselves as a society and how quickly all of it can be reduced to a pile of rubble. The 8.9 Richter scale earthquake, followed by the 23 foot tsunami, followed by extraordinary and...

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Obituaries 03-15-2011

Ginni LaColla North End resident Ginni (Tenore) LaColla of Boston’s North End died on March 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Vito; devoted mother of Gaspar LaColla and his wife, Joanne, of Medford, Mary Garofalo and her husband, Robert, of Florida and Rita Casamassima and her husband, Lorenzo, of Wakefield; loving...

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