Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mr. DePasquale is Right

Last week, the North End’s single most significant businessman, Frank DePasquale, said that he welcomed the opening of a casino at Suffolk Downs, that it would help business and create new jobs and overall, he was looking forward to it. “I can’t wait for a casino at Suffolk Downs to open,” he told the...

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Obituaries 01-24-2012

Henry Francesconi Retired Salesman Henry J. Francesconi of Wakefield, formerly of Chelmsford and Revere, died on January 18 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He was 74 years old. Born in Boston on June 4, 1937, the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Fredericoni) Francesconi, he was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High...

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Last of the Nice Weather

Last of the Nice Weather

What a difference a week makes. Last week, visitors to the North End were shown eating and talking at outdoor tables on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This week, those tables are absolutely empty and no one has a thought of sitting outside. That’s New England for you!

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Interview: Frank DePasquale

January 17, 2012
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Interview: Frank DePasquale

In the North End of today Frank DePasquale is the neighborhood’s man for all seasons. Among others, he is the North End’s most significant individual restaurateur, Italian artisan bread baker, gelati specialist, real estate developer supreme and above all, an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He does it all. He does all of it well. He is...

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NEWNC Supports Beer and Wine with Liqueurs License

January 17, 2012
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NEWNC Supports Beer and Wine with Liqueurs License

A request for conditional use approval, expanded living space and a beer and wine with cordials license, highlighted the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. One of the largest crowds turned out filling the hall, many of them supporting the requests of Robert DelloRusso and Nick Varano. The...

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Monica’s Hosts Eliot School Fundraiser

January 17, 2012
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The Mendoza family of the North End will for the third consecutive year will host a four-course benefit dinner at one of their local businesses, Vinotesca di Monica on Parmenter Street with all the proceeds going to the Eliot School on Charter Street. The first two dinners raised $20,000 each and the Mendoza family...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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Obituaries 01-17-2012

Lt. Col Joseph Ciampa (Ret.) Air Force Officer and Educator Lt. Col. Joseph J. Ciampa (retired) born in the North End of  Boston on October 24, 1932, died at home surrounded by his family on January 7 after a brief battle with cancer, Col. Ciampa was a Master Navigator in the USAF for 21...

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Shopping for Price and Quality? Both Can Be Found at Haymarket

January 10, 2012
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Shopping for Price and Quality? Both Can Be Found at Haymarket

It does not matter which neighborhood in this city you call home, Haymarket beckons if you are price conscious and want quality. North Enders, Beacon Hill residents, Back Bay folks and residents of this city from just about every neighborhood descended on Haymarket all day Saturday. Taking advantage of the unusual warmth we’ve been...

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Lamattina Heads City Casino Comm.

On January 2, City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to another term as Ward I City Councilor. After the swearing in it was announced by At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy, who was elected to another term as Council President, that LaMattina would head up the city’s new committee to study gaming in Boston....

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