Monthly Archives: February 2012

Battery Wharf Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

February 29, 2012
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Battery Wharf Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

Robert Verrier, the enigmatic and gifted managing partner of The Architectural Team, who designed Battery Wharf among other projects in the North End, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For an architect, the award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalists. It is a major honor...

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North Bennet Street School and Eliot Parents Group Are the Only Two Bidders for North and Richmond Street Buildings

North Bennet Street School and Eliot Parents Group Are the Only Two Bidders for North and Richmond Street Buildings

Only two bids were received by the City of Boston for the North and Richmond Street buildings up for sale in the North End, according to multiple sources close to the situation. A property swap plus cash proposal was submitted by the North Bennet Street School and a “public interest” bid by the Eliot...

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Boston Police Public Safety Meeting to Address Crime

February 29, 2012
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Boston Police from District A-1 will hold a public safety meeting on the Thursday March 1, to present crime statistics, information and listen to residents grips and suggestions to deal with issues relating to the North End/Waterfront community. The meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on March...

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Restaurant Week a Bonanza for Consumers out to Dinner

February 29, 2012
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March signals the coming of restaurant week. This is the week that makes the winter season worth it if you dine outside of your own kitchen. From March 18 to 23 and March 25 to 30, Boston’s best restaurants will be offering tasty and price conscious menus for lunch and dinner. By every measure,...

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Thank you, Sal

The North End’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has been earning big points lately with a variety of initiatives that impact the residents of this neighborhood and the other neighborhoods he represents. Earlier this week the Boston Globe’s lead editorial praised LaMattina for his efforts to rid the city of unsightly satellite dishes saying...

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Is He Running?

Well known and popular North End advocate and lifelong resident – former owner of Dello Russo’s Funeral Home – Robert Dello Russo is apparently set to make the announcement that he is running for the Suffolk County Clerk of Courts seat presently held by Maura Hennigan. Dello Russo has been engaging neighbors and friends...

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Obituaries 02-28-2012

Sarah DelloRusso North End Resident Sarah DelloRusso of Boston’s North End died on February 17. She was 87 years old. The loving wife of the late Walter DelloRusso and cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinetta (Labrante) Galante, she leaves beloved children: Elaine DiGangi of Nahant and Walter DelloRusso of Martha’s Vineyard, cherished...

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EFSC Proposes to Move the Small Eliot K-8 School to Larger Locations

EFSC Proposes to Move the Small Eliot K-8 School to Larger Locations

The Eliot School Family Council (ESFC), a non-profit group that funds improvements and administrative leadership initiatives at the John Eliot K-8 School in the North End, voted last week to submit a proposal to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to expand the school from its current cramped location to two other locations in the...

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Will He Talk or Not?

February 21, 2012
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Will He Talk or Not?

Ex-speaker Sal DiMasi is in Rhode Island. He’s been on a tour that began in Kentucky, where he’s been serving out his sentence in a lock-up there. From Kentucky he was driven by bus in handcuffs and chains to Brooklyn and then from Brooklyn to Rhode Island, where he very likely testified before a...

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Northeastern’s North End Proposal

Northeastern’s North End Proposal

The closely layered streets and infrastructure of Boston’s North End were not built for cars. They were not built to hold 100 restaurants, or almost 10,000 residences. In the earliest decades of a budding nation, immigrants for Europe could not have imagined any of the hardships the commonwealth’s first neighborhood would face with the...

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