Monthly Archives: June 2012

Freemasons at Copp’s Hill Cemetery

Freemasons at Copp’s Hill Cemetery

One of the enduring Memorial Day events in Boston’s North End is the annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. It is interesting to compare the similarity of today’s event to the 1908 service shown on the sign near the grave site. Prince Hall (c.1735-1807) was the founder of “Black...

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There is Always a First for Everything

June 6, 2012
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There is always a first for everything and the experience of being the first to do so is rewarding. For example take Gennaro Riccio  who became the first write in candidate to ever win a seat on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council capturing 120 of 239 votes or about fifty percent of the votes...

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New Council Ready to Take on the Task

June 6, 2012
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Anne Devlin Tagliafaro, the longest standing North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council member, topped the ticket in the recent community election picking up 138 of the 239 votes cast. Anne captured over sixty percent of the vote on her way to another two-year term on the Council which acts as an advisory board to City Hall....

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Five Items on Council Agenda

June 6, 2012
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Electing a new president will be the first order of business at the next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting to replace Donna Freni, who did not seek re-election in the recent NEWNC public election. NEWNC will also elect other officers and present several committee updates. Reports from elected officials or their designees will...

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Miracle of Miracles

The expanded K-8 Eliot School announced two weeks ago by the School Department and pushed for by Mayor Thomas Menino and the Eliot School Family Council comes as great news to this neighborhood. The Eliot School, under the direction of Principal Traci Griffith, has become one of the best public schools in Boston and...

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The Celtics

For Celtic’s fans, Sunday night’s victory over the Heat and LeBron James was a win to savor. Now its back to Miami where the Celtics face a very big challenge. Nearly everyone counted them out when they were down 2-0 in this series. Now nearly everyone is counting them out even after winning two...

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Obituaries 06-05-2012

Carmine Storella, Sr. Of Medford, formerly of the North End Carmine J. Storella, Sr. of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on May 29. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Teresa (Ficociello); devoted father of Carmine Storella Jr. and his wife, Irene of...

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