Monthly Archives: May 2011

NEAA Majors Weekly Results

-By Phil Orlandella Cardinals 3 – Cubs 3 The Cardinals and Cubs battled to a 3-3 tie in an exciting 7 inning contest that could have gone either way. A first inning threat went by the board as the Cardinals had a 2nd and 3rd situation with no outs. Cubs pitcher Fernando Soto retired...

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Obituaries 05-17-2011

Christine Franzese Attorney Atty. Christine M. Franzese, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham on Sunday, May 8, after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of  Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a 1974 graduate of...

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Fire guts Law Offices at Commercial Wharf

Fire guts Law Offices at Commercial Wharf

-By Joshua Resnek The law offices of Klieman and Lyons were greatly damaged by a fast moving fire last Wednesday that caused severe damage to a two story building sitting on pilings at 95 Commercial Wharf. Boston firefighters responded to reports of heavy smoke and flames pouring from the rear of the structure shortly...

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Crime in the North End Drops 23 Percent

Crime in the North End Drops 23 Percent

-By Phil Orlandella Crime has apparently dropped 23 percent in the North End/Waterfront over the past 30 days, March through April according to Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema. The lower numbers stem from a reduction in larceny from a motor vehicle which dropped considerably from 17 to 1. The one larceny took place on...

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House Passes Balanced FY ’12 Budget

-By Phil Orlandella Joining his colleagues in the Massachusetts House, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz helped pass a balanced FY ’12 budget aimed at increasing government efficiency, cutting costs and preserving essential services throughout the state. The budget, which passed with bipartisan support, closes a projected $1.9 billion budget gap through cuts to state spending...

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NEWRA Committee Discusses Several Park Issues

-By Phil Orlandella NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting topics included dog issues, the new Snow Hill wall, DeFilippo Playground and the trash issue between the playground and the Brinks Garage wall. It seems no one can confirm just who owns the area between this wall which is full of trash and...

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Long Wharf Restaurant Opposition ill advised

Ten residents including prominent members of the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association should take a much closer look at the Doc’s Long Wharf restaurant development proposal. Being against it for the sake of being against it doesn’t satisfy the type of scrutiny that is deserved, needed and expected of NEWRA members and North End...

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NEAA Baseball Season off to a Great Start

-by Phil Orlandella It was a great start for the 2011 North End Athletic Association Baseball season at Langone Park on Commercial Street. Opening Day began with a Majors double-header, a free barbecue and a dedication ceremony in memory of Tony Iudiciani an active participant in several NEAA programs who lost his life at...

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Obituaries 05-10-2011

Eleanor Mongiello Medford resident Eleanor H. (Maglione) Mongiello of Medford, formerly of the North End, died on May 4. Born and raised in the North End, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Mongiello; devoted mother of Joseph Mongiello and his wife, Roberta, of Medford and the late James Mongiello; loving grandmother...

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Greenway Reform Bill Filed by Representative Michlewitz

Greenway Reform Bill Filed by Representative Michlewitz

-by Phil Orlandella A Greenway Reform (H 1803) Bill has been filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose district includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, relative to the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway that will change some of the ways the Conservancy operates. “The bill will renew the state’s commitment to fund the Greenway for another five...

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