Monthly Archives: July 2012

Obituaries 07-17-2012

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Costello Family formerly owned North End Shoe Factory Lucia “Lucy” (Barbati) Costello, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on July 4 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a former member of the St....

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Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Around the city, all summer long, free events invite us to grab a picnic and spend a few hours enjoying a concert, movie, play, or festival. As you plan to take advantage of these opportunities, here are a few places around the city where you can find good food near popular venues. Hatch Shell...

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North End Library Honors Three Friends

July 16, 2012
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North End Library Honors Three Friends

Three people were recently named Emeritus Friends of the North End Library at their June meeting. Christine Bergstrom was named President Emeritus, Dorothy Raymond, Treasurer Emeritus and Peter Greene, Secretary Emeritus by the library’s Executive Committee. In this the 20th anniversary year of the Friends of the North End Library the Committee honored the...

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North End Team Faces-off Against Team from Italy

July 16, 2012
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A selected team made up of North End Athletic Association Little Leaguers had the rare opportunity to play a baseball team from another country, Italy, at Langone Field on Commercial Street. The team from Italy has made stops in New Jersey and New York before heading to Boston’s North End to compete against some...

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The Heat, the Humidity, the Dead of Summer; Nothing Keeps Visitors Away from North End

It is for all intents and purposes the dead of summer – that wonderful moment in the New England weather cycle when there is just as much summer in front of us as already behind. In neighborhoods like  the North End,  Beacon Hill and Back Bay, thousands of residents in those storied areas have...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Commentary by Phil Orlandella

Martignetti a Baseball Giant Volunteers make the North End Athletic Association click. They are the heart and soul of the non-profit community organization that has been providing programs for North End residents for over 50 years. One of those volunteers, who works hard in the NEAA Baseball Program, is Prince Street resident Ralph Martignetti...

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Obituaries 07-10-2012

Philip DeMinico North End Resident Philip E. DeMinico of Boston’s North End died on June 27. He was 90 years old. He leaves his loving sister, Edith F. Sorrenti of Medford, many dear nieces and nephews and several loving friends. He was the son of the late Pietro and Josephine (Tedesco) DeMinico; brother of...

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Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is shown giving out free plants to local residents at his Coffee Hour in the North End at DiFilippo Playground.

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Joi of Summer Benefits Nazzaro Center

July 3, 2012
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Joi Salon & Spa Escape will hold a benefit event, “joi of summer” to benefit the Nazzaro Community Center programs. The salon, located at 2 Atlantic Avenue will offer several services for a $20 donation with the proceeds going to the popular and well utilized Center at 30 North Bennet Street. The theme is...

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