Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

October 23, 2012
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Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

It was a terrific day for the North End as one of its native sons, Tony DeMarco former Welterweight Champ of the World (1955), was immortalized with a bronze statue placed at the entrance to the neighborhood where the champ lived on Fleet Street. Many of DeMarco’s friends, family, fans and local residents turned...

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Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Owner and Chef of Taranta Restaurant in the North End, Jose Duarte, was honored last week during a City Hall Celebration to mark Latino Heritage Month. The event marked the end of Latino Heritage Month in Boston and was sponsored by At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo inside the City Council Chambers. During the celebration,...

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No Developer Selected for Parcel 9

October 23, 2012
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A developer for the vacant parcel known as Parcel 9m has not yet been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) according to NEWRA co-chair of Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee David Kubiak. Parcel 9 is located between the North End Park and the Haymarket Pushcart Vendors area, bound by Surface Artery, Hanover,...

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Boston Public School Goals

At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Obituaries 10-23-2012

Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso ith whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife, Marllina...

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Five Requests on ZLC Committee Agenda

October 23, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee at tonight’s (10-23-12) monthly meeting has five agenda items open for discussion. The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The tentative agenda includes… 93 Endicott Street, Jose Faria, seeks zoning relief to construct a roof deck on the 4-story building for...

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Question 3

October 23, 2012
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North End residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical...

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One Canal Place Supermarket Stalled

October 23, 2012
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Trinity Financial Inc., the developer of the One Canal Place in the Bulfinch Triangle has not been able to reach an agreement with the supermarket to take over the first floor retail space in the proposed apartment building, according to a NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report. “The developer must obtain a lease...

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Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Hundreds of kids of all ages celebrated Columbus Day at the namesake waterfront park, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The scene included a very fun (and just the right length) parade around the park with community leaders and lots (and lots) of families.) FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines introduced...

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Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

A landmark event will take place in Boston’s North End on Saturday October 20, 2012. There, at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street, at 1 p.m., a bronze of Welterweight Champion Tony DeMarco will be unveiled. A favorite son of the city of Boston, Tony DeMarco grew up on Fleet Street in...

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