Monthly Archives: March 2012

Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

March 16, 2012
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Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

A section on Commercial Street between Cross and Richmond Streets will be lined by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission the week of March 19. A majority of the sewers on various streets have already been cleaned and televised to determine their condition. Albanese D&S has been contracted to perform this work. Residents in...

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Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

The sculpted likeness of the American patriot Paul Revere should have been the first creation by illustrious sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin.  He arrived in Boston at nineteen unknown and fresh from Utah, with little money in his pocket, looking to make a name for himself. Soon after Dallin entered a local competition searching for...

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Takeout/Valet Parking Supported by NEWRA

March 16, 2012
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A request by David Veo who has filed an application with the Boston Board of Appeal to allow takeout service associated with his plans for a new Sandwich Shop (no seating) in the first floor retail space at 188 North Street received a 17-1 vote of support by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association at...

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DiMasi Going Back to Kentucky Prison

March 16, 2012
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For those of us who have had tremendous losses in our lives, there is no joy in reporting someone else’s demise. For the North End’s Sal DiMasi, this is a month of great strain and heavy loss. The Federal government shipped him from the lock-up in Kentucky to a lock-up in Rhode Island. The...

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NEWRA Comm. Has No Objection to Two Requests

March 16, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee in conjunction with its Executive Committee  have sent letters to the City of Boston Board of Appeal stating they have no objection to two requests presented to them. Tom Hawk has filed a zoning appeal to convert the last remaining commercial space at 100 Fulton Street, Fulton Court...

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Is the Winter Finished?

The clocks have been changed and we’ve gained an hour. The sun is out longer during the day and it comes out earlier in the morning. By all first appearances the cold has been pushed back. It is in a literal retreat. The warmer air of the past few days gives us all the...

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Obituaries 03-13-2012

Salvatore ‘Sully’ Cirino Of Tewksbury, formerly of the North End Salvatore S. “Sully” Cirino of Tewksbury, formerly of Medford, the North End, and Everett, died on March 1. He was 85 years old. A retired Tool and Die Maker at J.W. Moore Co in Everett, he was the beloved husband for 60 years of...

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A Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep

On a rainy and cool Saturday morning a staff person from the Pizzeria Regina on Thatcher Street is shown cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the popular eatery. Reportedly, the Regina does this every day. Good Neighbor

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Sheer Genius

Sheer Genius

It’s been two months. You’re due for a haircut. You flip through the latest issue of Vogue, debating which model-esque hairstyle you want to emulate, and call to make an appointment with whatever upscale Newbury Street salon you typically go to. But have you ever thought about the person creating that desirable look you...

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Bernard O’Rourke Promoted to Police Headquarters: Replaced by Captain Thomas Lee in District A-1

Bernard O’Rourke Promoted to Police Headquarters: Replaced by Captain Thomas Lee in District A-1

Bernard O’Rourke, longtime Boston Police Captain of District A-1 including the North End, has been promoted to BPD headquarters as Assistant Chief to Superintendent William Evans, in charge of all 2,400 uniformed officers throughout all 11 city districts. Bernie O’Rourke has about 35 years with the Boston Police, 18 years in District A-1 and...

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