Monthly Archives: August 2011

Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Afternoon sun highlights the splash of the fountain, defines the balconies on Long Wharf, and flatters the peo­ple strolling through Christopher Columbus Park. Photographers call this late day light the “golden hour.”

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Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

The North End / Waterfront community showed up in force on Tuesday at the first of four State hearings regarding the proposed re-routing of hazardous material pass-through trucks from downtown Boston to surrounding highways. Although the hearing was on the other side of town at State transportation headquarters, many North Enders came to tell...

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North End Little Leaguers Capture City Championship

August 30, 2011
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North End Athletic Association’s very successful 2011 baseball season was capped-off by a City League Little League Championship with a 7-3 victory over South Boston. The North End team completed a great run through the league, posting a 4-0 record in the regular season, with no games closer than five run victories. In the...

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Sexual Assault Topic at Public Safety Meeting

August 30, 2011
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It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that the main topic for this Thursday’s (September 1) NEWNC Public Safety meeting with Boston Police will be the recent sexual assault near Garden Court in the North End. A woman told police she was approached by a man who started to talk to her...

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Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Obituaries 08-30-2011

Edith Manni North End resident Edith (Marotta) Manni of Boston’s North End died on August 23. She was 87 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonetta (Gianelli) and Anthony Marotta; loving wife of the late Louis Manni; cherished mother of Verna Manni, Louis Manni, Annette Creelman, Maria Festa and Michael...

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Down to the Wire

August 30, 2011
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Down to the Wire

On September 8, Sal DiMasi will likely learn what his future is going to be about in a Federal courtroom on the Boston waterfront. Will he remain a free man while his case goes to appeal or will he be immediately ordered to jail? How many years will he be sentenced to serve? These...

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Opera Night on the Prado

Opera Night on the Prado

North End Against Drugs received a grant from the Boston Foundation’s My Summer In The City’s funding initiative.  NEAD worked with NEAMPAC and ROC Teen Saturday to put several events during the summer for North End Families, Teens and Seniors.  On July 15th, ROC put on one of their famous Movie Nights in the...

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Clean Streets Committee Looking to Jump-Start Programs

August 23, 2011
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Clean Streets Committee Looking to Jump-Start Programs

Frank O’Brien, Principal Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Works, told residents at NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting that the City is looking into adding additional streets to its posted Mechanical Street Cleaning Program.   “Many residents have requested that DPW add several streets to the program,” O’Brien said. “No parking and one-sided...

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Sexual Assault Sends Ripple of Fear Throughout Neighborhood

August 23, 2011
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The sexual assault near Garden Court and Fleet Street of a woman returning home early Sunday morning is being investigated by the police – who have increased patrols in the neighborhood to allay rising fears. Despite being Boston’s safest neighborhood, the North End has suffered from a long string of sexual assaults during the...

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