Monthly Archives: March 2011

North End Crime Down 30%

North End Crime Down 30%

-By Phil Orlandella Boston Police, at a NEWNC Public Safety meeting, said that crime in the North End/Waterfront has decreased thirty percent according to year to year figures. With the exception of larceny of motor vehicles all other crime categories have also decreased the past thirty days to the tune of twenty-eight percent. During...

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Snow Tubing Field Trip Draws over 100 Participants

Snow Tubing Field Trip Draws over 100 Participants

-By Phil Orlandella Temperatures near zero with a wind chill factor well below, the bus was 45 minutes late leaving 50 plus people waiting on Commercial Street all bundled up, did not deter the annual Nazzaro Community Center’s February vacation field trip from taking place. The field trip to Amesbury Sports Park for three...

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Three Voting Items on NEWRA Agenda

-By Phil Orlandella Three agenda voting items will be discussed at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. A special presentation will be made by Davis Grant on a new project to be undertaken by NEWRA Clean Streets...

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NEWRA Committee Focused on Difilippo Playground

-By Phil Orlandella Topics at the NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee meeting held last week at the Nazzaro Community Center covered a variety of issues including DiFilippo Playground on Prince Street. Reportedly, the Committee did a tour of the playground to prepare for last night’s community meeting with the City of Boston Parks...

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A Taste of What’s to Come

The unusual warmth over the weekend proved to us that the spring will soon be upon us. Those of us who have been around New England for a while – like all our lives – understand something about the end of winter. It almost never ends in March, and certainly not during the first...

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Obituaries 03-08-2011

Richard Pisani Died recently Richard A. Pisani died on February 25. He was the beloved son of the late Luis Pisani and Jenny (Colaninno) Pisani; father of Richard Pisani of Revere, Robert Pisani and Joyce DePippo, both of Winthrop; grandfather of Joseph and Matthew Pisani; long time companion of Nancy Peterman and step-father to Michael,...

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A Look Back

A Look Back

During the 50s, 60s and 70s the West End was a vibrant neighborhood full of businesses and many residents. The community had a unique life style of its own with playgrounds, parks, social agencies and pride. That all changed with development and the clock cannot be turned back, but the West End was preserved with...

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West End Library Activities

By Phil Orlandella The following is a listing of the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street, activities during the month of March. “Friends and Places” photo exhibit during the month of March. Women’s History Month Film Series, Wednesdays 3-5pm. March 2-Mamma Mia. March 9-Sabrina. March 16-Eat, Pray, Love. March 23-Heiress. March 30-Secretariat. Thursday, March...

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The Saga of the Bunker Hill Day Holiday

Last year, there was a celebration among budget cutting members of the State Legislature when Governor Deval Patrick signed a law requiring government offices in Suffolk County to open on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day. We have our own questions about Evacuation Day remaining as a paid Suffolk County holiday. Forcing the British...

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Obituaries 03-01-2011

Michelena ‘Mickey’ D’Iorio Of Haverhill, formerly of the North End Michelena “Mickey” D’Iorio of Haverhill, a former longtime resident of Boston’s North End, died February 17 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was 86 years old. The daughter of the late Rosa (Solimine) Lo Russo and the late Saverio Lo Russo, she...

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