Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steve Jobs

The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. The i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was not...

Read more »

The Parade

Everyone loves a parade appears to be a phrase more about the past than the present. The Columbus Day Parade held Sunday in the North End was sparsely attended, so sparsely attended that some observers said there were more cars towed than people watching the parade. Obviously, this is a simplification but we get...

Read more »

Columbus Day 2011

At the time he lived and sailed during the 15th Century there was no man dead or alive who was more gifted at navigating the seas than Christopher Columbus. When speaking or writing about him, the same things have been chronicled about him throughout the centuries. He was brave. He was bold. He was...

Read more »

Obituaries 10-11-2011

Jean Hastings Yres World Traveler, Scuba Diver and Devoted Red Sox Fan Jean Hastings Yres, long time resident of Charlestown, world traveler, scuba diver, and devoted Red Sox fan, died peacefully October 2 after a half-year struggle with cancer. She was 88 years old. She was born in Illinois in 1923, daughter of the...

Read more »

Team Nazzaro Vs. Breast Cancer-Round 2

Team Nazzaro Vs. Breast Cancer-Round 2

Members of the Nazzaro Center’s Teen Program will be raising funds again this year for the “Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure” endeavor to help battle breast cancer. Inaugurated last fall as a way for female members of the Nazzaro Center’s youth program to actively participate in a cause they believe strongly...

Read more »

Council Resolution Would Regulate Commercial Trash Pick-up Time

October 4, 2011
By
Council Resolution Would Regulate Commercial Trash Pick-up Time

Many individuals and community groups have contacted elected officials regarding noisy business trash pick-up taking place throughout the night. Residents from the North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Leather District and Chinatown are disturbed literally in the middle of the night by trucks emptying dumpsters at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning....

Read more »

Fall Health Tips for Children and Teens

October 4, 2011
By
Fall Health Tips for Children and Teens

Now that North End children and teenagers are back at school and hitting the playing field it’s a good time to review some fall safety and health tips for kids and teens. North End Waterfront Health’s pediatrician, Dr. David Tortorella, says a few simple tips will keep everyone in the family happy and healthy...

Read more »

Boston Police Combating Motor Vehicle Break-ins

October 4, 2011
By

Area A-1 Boston Police have mounted a “Leave It and Lose It” brochure campaign in an effort to reduce motor vehicle break-ins. The brochure is a cautionary reminder advising motorists not to leave vehicles unlocked, do not leave keys in the ignition and do not leave vehicles idling and unattended. The brochure, which has...

Read more »

Everyone Loves a Parade

The Columbus Day Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday October 9 following the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s annual family friendly activities at the park. The parade will begin about 1:00 p.m., following a brief ceremony and wreath laying by Mayor Menino at the statue of Columbus. The parade, which begins at...

Read more »

Hub Protests

Sitting in your North End condo or apartment and watching the news or hearing about the protests going on in the financial district makes you wonder – what is it all about? Why are all these young people protesting? What are they protesting? They are protesting economic hardship of ordinary Americans. They are also...

Read more »