Monthly Archives: June 2011

Obituaries 06-21-2011

Vincent Buccieri North End resident Vincent J. Buccieri of Boston’s North End died on June 11. He was the cherished son of Anna (Manganiello) Buccieri of the North End and the late James; beloved brother of Anthony Buccieri and his wife, Patti, of Medford, Angela Passacantilli and her husband, Robert, of Medford, Paul Buccieri...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

In this fabulously colored Michael Clough photograph some of the well- known locals on their favorite corner are shown enjoying a summer day. Can you identify where in the North End this photograph was taken?

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Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

By Phil Orlandella A severe thunderstorm was enough to keep numerous residents from attending NEWRA monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Besides the usual committee reports, NEWRA’s agenda has three request items that required action votes. The Association voted 18-4 against a proposal by Peter McGinnis who is seeking zoning relief to...

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DiMasi Waiting

In the quiet of his home in a Commercial Street condominium, former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi has been pondering his fate. Where he spends the next 10 years of his life is on the line right now with a Federal jury about to decide his fate. It is hard to know where...

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New Tot Lot and Drainage Topics at next DeFilippo Meeting

By Phil Orlandella Another public meeting to discuss the potential design of the DeFilippo Playground, which borders Prince and Snow Hill Streets, is being proposed by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The suggested date is between June 27 and July 8 to discuss the Tot Lot with what’s referred to as...

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Neighborhood Parks Map in the Making

By Phil Orlandella Once its finally ready, NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee plans to widely distribute the Neighborhood Parks Map that include public places in the North End and along the Waterfront, according to committee chairperson Anne M. Pistorio. The maps will also be posted on NEWRA’s website www.newra.org. Local resident Sean Sanger...

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Boston Bikes Peddles Lane in Neighborhood

By Phil Orlandella Once again it was a low turnout of residents at a public meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center to hear a proposal by Boston Bikes to create a bike lane from the Greenway to Hull Street along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. Several other meetings produced very low attendance prompting NEWRA...

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The Rev. John Unni Sets a Wonderful Precedent

Father John Unni delivered a homily of historic proportion for a Catholic church in Boston at Sunday’s Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church in the Back Bay, The homily supported St. Cecilia’s gay and lesbian churchgoers as members of the much larger and more diverse congregation. Reverend Unni did not disappoint the men and women...

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