Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hanover Street Design Project to Take Place

February 21, 2012
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Northeastern University Senior Civil Engineering students are working on a Capstone Design Project, a required course for seniors, which is a culmination of their academic and co-operative experience. For their project the seniors have chosen Hanover Street, which includes evaluating, analyzing and re-designing the street to satisfy the needs of all potential users while...

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Fares are Rising

The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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The US Postal Service

Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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NEAA’s Youth Baseball and Soccer Banquet

Over 175 people filled the Nazzaro Cetner Gym to celebrate the NEAA’s Youth Baseball and Soccer Programs.  Awards were given to T-Ball, Minor League Baseball, 4/5 Year Old Soccer, 6 to 8 year old soccer and 9/10 year old soccer.  Over 150 awards in all. Special Thanks to Minor League Baseball Comissioner Steven Siciliano,...

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Obituaries 02-21-2012

Edward Hakim North End Resident Edward G. Hakim  of Boston’s North End died on February 8. He was 97 years old. The beloved son of the late Rose (Nassin) and Thomas Hakim, he was the loving husband for 65 years of Madeline (Etienne) Hakim; cherished father of Leona Morella and her husband, Anthony, Simone...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Art to Life

Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Art to Life

Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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Mare Opens with Fanfare

February 14, 2012
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Mare Opens with Fanfare

The new Mare Oyster Bar on Richmond Street opened with great fanfare and a large crowd late Friday afternoon. The new Mare replaces the old Mare with a much more pervasive sense of oyster bar than fish restaurant. Mares’ raw bar is perhaps the most exotic and well presented in the city, with a...

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Scams Target Boston Residents

February 14, 2012
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The City of Boston and Mayor Menino have denounced any relationship with a company called GE Security Systems, or Versatile Market Solutions, Inc. of Warwick, RI that are apparently attempting to scam Boston residents especially the elderly. Reportedly, victims are being offered a free prize which includes a large amount of money, a new...

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Highest Paid in Hub an Upside Down Mish Mash

The wages earned and paid to some city employees is an outrage to other city employees and to many residents and taxpayers unable to fathom how a police Lt. can earn $259,000 while Police Commissioner Ed Davis earned only $177,000. The top money earner in the city, School Superintendent Carol Johnson, presides over a...

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Obituaries 02-14-2012

Nunziato Orlando Fought Long and Courageous Battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Nunziato Orlando of East Boston died on February 7 after a long and courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was 33 years old. A 1996 graduate of St. Domenic Savio High School and a 1998 graduate of Newbury College, he was the...

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