Monthly Archives: January 2012

A January Quite Unlike Any Other in Recent Times

Saturday afternoon, the temperature rose into the 50’s, the sun shined brightly and it was genuinely warm – for the first week of January. Thousands toured the North End over the weekend without snow or ice or Arctic cold getting in the way of a good times. The restaurants and bakeries, cafes and shoppes...

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The Patriots

Many of the national sports mavens and experts do not give the Patriots much of a chance to make it to the Super Bowl. For the record, if the Pats don’t make it to the Superbowl this year, their stellar season will have meant absolutely nothing. After last year’s horrendous gaffe with the Giants,...

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Obituaries 01-10-2012

Margaret Prato Of Revere, formerly of the North End Margaret (Bentivegna) Prato of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 3. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Prato; loving mother of Anthony Prato of Salem and Paul Prato and his wife, Cynthia of...

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A Food Resolution

A Food Resolution

Editor’s note: Recently Chef Raymond Gillespie brought Salumeria Italiana (151 Richmond Street) to a cooking class at Boston Center for Adult Education. In a lively, interactive, hands-on class, Chef Raymond and the students made Polenta with Cacciatore Sauce, Asparagus Risotto, Orecchiete with Roast Cauliflower and Sundried Tomatoes, and Asparagus Risotto Cakes drizzled with Truffle...

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NEAD Fundraiser Set for Sterite Rink, January 29

January 3, 2012
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North End Against Drugs (NEAD) is putting together a fundraiser at the Sterite Skating Rink on Commercial Street which will include a good old fashion Bocce Tournament at the cost of $10 per player. Each player will receive a NEAD t-shirt and winners will receive trophies. Teams will be made up of four players...

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Crime Statistics Down for 2011

Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown North End and downtown, saw an approximately 13-percent reduction in violent and property crimes by year’s end as compared to 2010, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 26 of 2011, 2,843 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 3,254 during the...

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Development Will Continue

The North End is poised for another solid year of development and investment. There remains in this neighborhood a great number of older properties owned by longtime North End families which have not yet been rehabbed. In addition, the number of vibrant restaurant, cafe and small specialty stores that dot the neighborhood will not...

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Filene’s Basement

The final death knell for Filene’s basement last weekend is like a stab in the heart for those of us who grew-up with parents who considered Filene’s Basement every bit as good as brand name stores with the most expensive and high quality clothing and accessory items. If you are over 45, most likely...

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Obituaries 01-03-2012

Emilio ‘Red’ Marchionne Recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Bravery Emilio J. “Red” Marchionne of East Boston, formerly of Boston’s North End, died in Revere on December 26. A retiree of the Boston Naval Shipyard and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a  member of the National Association of the...

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