Monthly Archives: December 2011

Santa Featured in North End Christmas Parade

December 6, 2011
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Santa Claus and his friends are coming to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood to spread Christmas cheer and to participate in the 41st North End Athletic Association Christmas Parade which will venture up and down many local streets. It all starts with the arrival of the jolly old gent by helicopter at 1pm at Puopolo...

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NEWRA Committee Meets Tonight Dec. 6

December 6, 2011
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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee will hold its annual monthly meeting tonight Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Polcari Park, the Prado and other public spaces issues will be discussed as well as the new fence on Snow Hill Street....

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SHINE Offers Assistance with Senior Drug Plan

December 6, 2011
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North End/Waterfront seniors should call ABCD’s “SHINE” Program for free counseling about their Medicare drug plan choices before the Federal Program, deadline for coverage ends on December 7. ABCD “SHINE” recommends seniors get medication coverage and save hundreds of dollars this year. Reportedly, one senior who called “SHINE” was paying $800 a month for...

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Remembering the Past

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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The Occupiers of Boston

The protesters in Dewey Square have been put on notice by the city that their days might very well be numbered. With the onset of winter – and temperatures about to drop – the protesters will be hard pressed to struggle through the difficulties imposed upon by the New England winter. The city has...

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Obituaries 12-06-2011

Anna Benvenuto North End Resident Anna (Diecidue) Benvenuto of Boston’s North End died on November 30. She was 103 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Rose (Graffeo) and Leonardo Diecidue, she was the loving wife of the late Vincenzo Benvenuto; beloved mother of Mary Piazza and her husband, Stephen of Peabody, Rose...

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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

December 2, 2011
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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

Early Saturday morning November 19 at approximately 4:30am Boston Police responded to a call-in report of someone breaking into cars on Endicott Street by smashing in the driver’s side windows. A local resident told police he witnessed the individual in the act and provided police a brief narrative of the incident taking place. The...

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The Longest Ride

December 2, 2011
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The Longest Ride

Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi makes the longest ride of his life beginning late in the evening the 29th or in the early morning on the 30th. He is heading to Lexington, Kentucky, where, on the 30th, he will present himself at the Federal lock-up, give himself up, and begin an 8...

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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

December 2, 2011
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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

Johanna Coppola of Margaret Street was recently presented the Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the North End clean by clearing debris and clutter from the sidewalk and curb in front of her home. Coppola was selected by a closed ballot of several people and businesses that were nominated by the committee or...

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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

December 2, 2011
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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

A Connect Historic Boston Initiative was recently launched by the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service are partnering to design pedestrian and bicycle connections between transit hubs at North Station, Aquarium and State Street Stations and the Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway. Other sites include, Visitor Centers at Faneuil Hall and...

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