Monthly Archives: April 2011

NEWNC Denies New Beer and Wine License

NEWNC Denies New Beer and Wine License

-By Phil Orlandella A request for a new beer and wine license with possible cordials for Cafe Lil Italy was soundly defeated by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at a public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. The Council, by a 6-1 vote, denied the request by Carla Gomes for the 178...

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General Hospital Soap Opera Stars Visit 102 Year Old Fan

General Hospital Soap Opera Stars Visit 102 Year Old Fan

-by Phil Orlandella After enjoying a special dinner at Janet Gilardi’s home on Fulton Street, the dinner host, her friend Anna Gaeta and three members Dante, Olivier and Ronnie, stars of the Soap Opera General Hospital, made their way to the North End Community Nursing Home to meet one of the stars’ biggest fans,...

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12 Vendors Selected by Greenway Conservancy

-By Phil Orlandella Last year’s Food Vending Program on the Rose Kennedy Greenway has been expanded based on the success of the 2010 successful pilot program according to the Greenway Conservancy the designated steward of the popular park. The Conservancy has announced the finalists’ names and locations of the four food trucks, one trailer,...

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NEWNC Annual Election/May 14

-By Phil Orlandella North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will conduct its 2011 annual election for the Board of Directors at the Nazzaro Community Center on Saturday, May 14 from 10am to 2pm according to President Stephen Passacantilli. Nomination papers for six open seats are available at the Nazzaro Community Center. Candidates must be...

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NEAA Major League Opens with Double-header

-By Phil Orlandella A double-header is scheduled to take place at Langone Field on Commercial Street for the 2011 North End Athletic Association Major League Baseball (Little League) Opening Day. “The festivities will begin with a free BBQ open to all the players, coaches, families and friends who continuously support the NEAA Baseball Program,”...

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Patriots Day 2011

The commemoration of the battles of Lexington and Concord continues another year and frankly the world should be grateful for that. We remain the world’s great shining light of freedom and democracy, even if our national government can’t agree on virtually anything at this point in time. Since April, 1775 and throughout our national...

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The Mayor’s Victory

Mayor Thomas Menino was the first in this state to boldly challenge the right of city and town unions to reject money saving initiatives when it comes to their municipality provided and paid for health insurance policies and premiums. The mayor’s foresight has been given new weight, as his moneysaving initiatives are being included...

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Obituaries 04-18-2011

Angelo Calabrese Led a long and happy life Angelo M. Calabrese, April 28, 1919 – April 12, 2011, died on April 12 after a long and happy life that was centered around his family and friends. He was 91 years and 11½ months old. He was married to Teresa (Tirone) and the couple celebrated...

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Crime Levels Off in North End

Crime Levels Off in North End

by Phil Orlandella Crime in the North End over the past 30 days has leveled off compared to the prior 30 days. There were no major crimes, homicides, sexual assaults or robberies. Breaking and entering (12) and larceny from a motor vehicle(8) increased keeping the crime numbers from being down. Police made nine arrests...

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St. Francis Benefit Falls Short of its Goal

St. Francis Benefit Falls Short of its Goal

-by Phil Orlandella The North End Friends of St. Francis House Annual Fundraiser was another success according to one of the many organizers of the benefit John Romano. The two day event held at the Nazzaro Community Center made as much as last year, but they are trying to raise about $350 more. “If...

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