Monthly Archives: June 2011

Red Sox Capture Majors Title

June 28, 2011
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Red Sox Capture Majors Title

How do you cap off an impressive 9-1 regular season record? By capturing the 2011 NEAA Majors Baseball Championship. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did by beating the Cubs 6-3 and 6-0. With the score tied at 3 Timmy Martin laced a gap shot that rolled to the fence for a three-run inside...

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MassDOT Presents Vent Building Demo Plans

June 28, 2011
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MassDOT Presents Vent Building Demo Plans

MassDOT held a public meeting in the North End last week to advise residents and the business community of its plans for a $6.5 million construction project to repair the Callahan Ventilation Building on North Street. State officials explained the dire need to repair this property due to major problems with the walls falling...

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Sidewalk Repairs Underway in the North End

June 28, 2011
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In case you haven’t noticed there is a lot of sidewalk repairs underway in the North End. The project calls for 15,000 square feet of local sidewalks to be repaired to make them safer for residents and the thousands of visitors that pass through the neighborhood and the Freedom Trail. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino,...

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Looking at the News: The Future is Grim for DiMasi

June 28, 2011
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It was a bad day for the North End last week when Sal DiMasi was convicted of seven out of nine counts in Federal Court. A Jury of his peers decided he is guilty and there really isn’t very much he can do about it. Of course, he can appeal and he will appeal...

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The Mayor and Nike

The Nike store on Newbury Street has removed window advertising enobling the use of drugs. Mayor Menino was absolutely within his rights to ask the company to remove the advertising which seemed to strongly endorse drug use. This wasn’t an effort by the mayor to stifle First Amendment rights. It was an effort to...

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Whitey’s Back

The capture of Whitey Bulger, the alleged commander and chief of the Irish mob in Boston, is being treated like a visit by the Pope. The hoopla surrounding Bulger’s arrest and return to Boston had the close-up effect of an M-80 going off. It made the recent Stanley Cup celebration, by comparison, look like...

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Obituaries 06-28-2011

Angelina Folino Lifelong North End resident Angelina P. (Pagliarulo) Folino, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on June 17. She was 100 years old. The loving wife of the late Charles Folino, she was the beloved sister-in-law of Frances Pagliarulo, cherished aunt of Francine Picardo, Marie Giordano and Charles Schiavone and is...

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The Cup Comes Home

The Cup Comes Home

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NBSS/Eliot School Issues Still not Resolved

-By Phil Orlandella A letter of support was sent to the Mayor, other elected officials, the Boston Finance Commission and the Boston Redevelopment Authority clearly indicating the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s concerns of the status of the Eliot School and the North Bennet Street School. NBSS has on several occasions indicated that unless they...

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North End Documentary in the Making

-By Phil Orlandella A $10,000 grant has been awarded to the North End Historic Society by the Baxter Foundation to produce an eight minute trailer about the North End. Kendall Productions has apparently started filming interviews with people with knowledge of the North End. According to James Pasto a member of the society, “The...

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