Monthly Archives: June 2012

FOCCP Host Tall Ships 4th of July

June 21, 2012
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a Tall Ships/4th of July celebration in the park that includes a parade through the park starting at 10am on Saturday, June 30. This special celebration event will be a day of family/kid events in the park that will include a magician, juggler, storyteller and face painting...

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More Police or Not?

There seems to be a split decision among those in the neighborhood who attended the monthly Public Safety meeting with Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee about whether or not more police presence is needed in the North End. Major crime statistics dropped in the North End for the last reporting period and there were...

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Scenes from NEAA Baseball Clinic

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has several baseball programs scheduled each spring. One of these programs is the Baseball Clinic for four-year olds, conducted by NEAA President and Clinic Director Dom Campochiaro, North End’s Mr. Baseball. Each Saturday morning, the clinic participants, about 20, show up at Langone Park on Commercial Street, about...

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Obituaries 06-19-2012

John Francis Gambale Lifelong North End Resident John Francis Gambale, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on June 12. He was 94 years old. He is survived by his brother, Enrico Gambale and his wife, Ida of Roslindale; his sister, Helen Maroni of New York and by many loving nieces and nephews....

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Center’s Program Director Excels

June 12, 2012
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Center’s Program Director Excels

Born and raised in the North End, Laurie D’Elia has always wanted to work with youth and teen programs, especially in her hometown where she grew up. Laurie got that chance about 19 years ago when she started a part time job at the Nazzaro Community Center on North Bennet Street working in the...

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Residents Want More Police Presence

June 12, 2012
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Residents Want More Police Presence

Besides the usual District A-1 thirty-day crime statistics presented by Captain Thomas Lee, the second half of the NEWRA Public Safety monthly meeting focused on the possible formation of a Neighborhood Watch to assist police with suspicious activities and crimes committed or about to take place. Crime statistics, especially larceny dropped from 13 to...

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Cardinals Post Perfect 10-0 Record Capturing Baseball Championship

June 12, 2012
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Posting a perfect 10-0 record, the Cardinals captured the 2012 North End Athletic Association Major League divisional title and are favorite to win the playoffs as well. Coached by John Pezzuto and Chris Marchi, the Cardinals were determined to win the league regular season championship but compiling a 10-0 record was the icing on...

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Little League Update: NEAA/Hillhouse Little League Teams Clash

June 12, 2012
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The NEAA Major’s baseball program played an intra-league series with the Hillhouse Little League baseball program last week. This was the first meeting of the two programs and hopefully the start of an annual event.  The four NEAA teams were matched up against the four Hillhouse teams in a two game series with each...

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Crime Watch or Not?

There is a bit of interest in the neighborhood being expressed by North End residents for a Neighborhood Watch. In the first instance, such an organization gives those who want to participate the opportunity to work with neighbors and the Boston Police Neighborhood Watch unit to communicate, work together and report incidents that are...

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Obituaries 06-12-2012

Anthony Luisi Of Stoneham, formerly of the North End Anthony D. Luisi of Stoneham, formerly of The North End of Boston, died on June 6. A past member Assunta Lodge, Knights of Columbus of the North End, he was the beloved husband of more than 50 years of Barbara ( Toscano) Luisi; devoted father...

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