Monthly Archives: April 2012

The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

This year marks the 237th year of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012...

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Obituaries 04-17-2012

Carmen ‘Shorty McDuff’ Magnotta Of Everett, formerly of the North End Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta,...

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Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

The honeymoon is over in the North End for the newly assigned Boston Police District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee. At the April 5, 2012 neighborhood public safety meeting, approximately 70 residents and business owners erupted in a chorus of complaints regarding deteriorating quality of life conditions. An out-of-control St. Patrick’s Day in the North...

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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

April 10, 2012
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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

Dr. James McCarthy is the ninth president of Suffolk University who began his tenure at Suffolk on Feb. 1. He came to the university after serving for five years as provost and senior vice president at Baruch College of the City of New York. He is first and foremost an academic with a Ph.D....

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Historic Event Planned in the Prado April 29

April 10, 2012
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A historic event is in the planning stages to honor the famous sculpture Cyrus Dallin who created the statue of Paul Revere riding his horse located in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) located between St. Stephen Church and the Old North Church. This special event will be held in honor of Dallin’s contributions to...

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Neighbors Up in Arms over Noise and Other Matters

Last week’s monthly public safety meeting was packed with residents abhorrent of the type of behavior spawned by rowdies who leave some of the neighborhood’s bars from time to time being very noisy and urinating on the sidewalks. It appears that the city’s closure of Southie’s bars early in the day on the St....

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Obituaries 04-10-2012

Ralph ‘Rara’ Ruzzo North End Resident Ralph “Rara”Ruzzo of Boston North End, died on April 2. He was 66 years old. He was the beloved husband of Olympia M. (Ciampa) Ruzzo; loving father of Ralph P. Ruzzo Jr. and his wife, Janet and Roseann Ruzzo, all of Revere; cherished brother of Domenic Ruzzo of...

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New England Aquarium’s New Look

New England Aquarium’s New Look

If you visit the New England Aquarium (NEAQ) next fall you might be surprised to find a sand tiger shark, Myrtle the green sea turtle, and 800 different fish residing in the penguin exhibit. You will not, however, find any penguins. They will be at an off exhibit facility in Quincy, while the inhabitants...

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DePasquale Gives Lesson in Restaurant Marketing

April 3, 2012
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When Japan Airlines announced some months back it was going to expand its service from Boston to Tokyo and from Tokyo to Logan as soon as it took possession of the new Boeing 787, a few people listened up carefully and began drawing up their own plans. North End restaurateur Frank DePasquale was one...

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NEWNC Election Announcement

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is holding their annual election on Saturday, May 19, 2012, and all North End/Waterfront residents aged 18 and older are invited to seek election to one of the six seats to be filled. NEWNC is comprised of twelve North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to...

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