Monthly Archives: May 2011

Three North End Students Receive Book Prizes

Three North End Students Receive Book Prizes

-By Phil Orlandella The Annual Mary U. Nichols Book Prizes were presented at the North End Library to three St. John School eight graders. Established in 1949 honoring Mary U. Nichols, a beloved and long remembered North End librarian, the prizes are presented each year to North End students. This year’s recipients were Francesca...

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Children’s Choir Concert at Old North Church

Children’s Choir Concert at Old North Church

The Mercer University Children’s Choir will perform a concert of sacred and folk music on Sunday, June 5 at 6:30 pm, at historic Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, in Boston’s North End.  Under the direction of Dr. Richard Kosowski, the choir will premiere a new work by noted composer Mary Lynn Lightfoot, titled Uni Caritas. This 80-singer...

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Parcel 7&9 Development Progressing

A Parcel 7+9 Request for Proposal Advisory Committee meeting was held last week at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in the preparation of Requests for Proposals for the development and use of both parcels which abuts the North...

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Arroyo, LaMattina Aim at Alarming Asthma Rates in the City

In line with National Asthma Awareness Month, the Boston City Council took a bold step to improve public health in the city passing hearing orders to address high asthma rates.  Boston City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Asthma, along with Councilor Salvatore LaMattina,Vice-Chair of the Committee, introduced a...

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A Great Weekend and Now, Much to Look Forward To

It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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North End Dodgers Drop Two in a Row

After an opening day win, the NEAA Freshman Dodgers lost two games in a row now posting a 1-2 record. The team’s first defeat came at the hands of the West Roxbury Nationals 11-2. There were a few bright spots for the Dodgers as Eli Swab went 3 for 3, Aaron Cronin had 2...

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Obituaries 05-31-2011

Mary DeRoma Co-Owner of DeRoma Brothers Construction Mary H. (Poznysz) DeRoma of Roslindale died on May 21. She was 91 years young. The co-owner of DeRoma Bros. Construction, she will always be remembered for her loving and caring nature. She was born September 8, 1919 in Boston’s North End. She was married to the...

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White Hen Pantry seeks Beer and Wine Package License

White Hen Pantry seeks Beer and Wine Package License

-By Phil Orlandella White Hen Pantry, 342 Hanover Street, owner Daniel M. Costa is seeking a beer and wine package license from the Licensing Board for the City of Boston. Costa has been the owner and operator of the small retail business for almost 15 years. The store offers quality, reasonably priced food and...

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Money found for Snow Hill Street Wall

-By Phil Orlandella Michele Folts, Contract Administrator for Boston Parks and Recreation has notified community residents and groups that the Budget Office will approve the additional money to move forward with the construction of a new wall on Snow Hill Street which borders the DeFilippo Playground. About two weeks ago there were reports that...

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Licensing Board Approves LaFamiglia Full Liquor License

-By Phil Orlandella LaFamiglia Giorgio, 112 Salem Street has received approval from the Licensing Board for the City of Boston for a new CV Full Liquor License to replace the restaurant’s long-standing beer and wine with cordials license. Both NEWRA and NEWNC voted to support owner Albert Giorgio’s request. The board approval included a...

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