Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Weather

Cab drivers share cab stories. Cops trade cop stories. New Englanders talk about the weather. For the past ten days we have experienced nothing but rain, cold, dreariness and more dreariness. This spate of bad weather at a time when things are supposed to be looking up tends to bring down even the heartiest...

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Arnold Schwartzenegger

A great deal of media has been generated because the former governor of California and one of Hollywood’s great movie stars has admitted to fathering a son out of wedlock. By doing so, this has caused his wife Maria Shriver to leave him and now we are told she is filing for divorce. The...

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NEAA Majors Baseball Update

-By Phil Orlandella Scoring in every inning the Cardinals handily beat the Indians 15-2. Ten Cards scored runs and seven players drove in runs. Nate Wolf and Andrew Olivo paved the way with three RBIs each. Serina D’Amico provided the highlight of the day, stealing second and racing all the way home when the...

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Obituaries 05-24-2011

Marie Napoleone Sacred Heart Church devotee and receptionist Marie Napoleone of Boston’s North End died on May 16. She was 94 years old. She worked at the Charlestown Naval Ship Yard and upon her retirement became receptionist at the Sacred Heart Church in the North End where she was a devoted parishioner. She was...

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Looking at Politics: The Trial

Looking at Politics: The Trial

-By Joshua Resnek North End native, former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi is literally fighting for the next ten years of his life in Federal District Court where his trial began two weeks ago. Looking at what has gone on so far, it appears as though Sal has his work cut out for...

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NEWRA Opposes/Supports New Liquor Licenses

NEWRA Opposes/Supports New Liquor Licenses

-By Phil Orlandella There were two requests for new beer and wine licenses on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association agenda. The Association voted 29-10 to support a request by Torri Crowell for a new 7-Day CV Malt and Wine License with a closing hour of 11pm at Volle Nolle, 351 Hanover Street. The restaurant...

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NEWNC Supports New Beer and Wine License

NEWNC Supports New Beer and Wine License

-By Phil Orlandella A request for a new 7-Day C.V. Malt and Wine License at Volle Nolle, 351 Hanover Street by owner Torri Crowell, was supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council at their monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Actually, the vote was 3-3 with NEWNC President Stephen Passacantilli casting the...

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Hazmat Vehicle Study Apparently in City Hands

-By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront residents and several elected officials have long awaited a public safety study on routing hazardous material cargo and hazmat trucks along Commercial and Cross Streets. Reportedly, that information has reached City Hall and a community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community...

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Low Turnout for NEWNC Election

-By Phil Orlandella It was a low turnout for this year’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s Board to elect six members to two-year terms. Only 203 residents cast ballots for nine candidates seeking seats on the elected community Council. Topping the ticket was Philip Frattaroli with 115 votes. Last election he lost a seat on...

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A Week of Rain is Forecast

The weekend was about gray skies and rain. Monday came up gray and rainy. The weathermen and women on Boston’s major television stations are all predicting a week of gray and rain at a time when all of us want to be wearing short sleeve shirts and shorts, and taking long walks by the...

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