Monthly Archives: October 2012

Of Canines and Things

A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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Obituaries 09-10-2012

Salvatore Orlando Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End Salvatore Orlando of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on September 29. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Mercurio and Grazia (Misuraca) Orlando; loving brother of Vito Orlando and his wife, Maria...

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At-large City Councilor Connolly Offers His Own Redistricting Plan

October 9, 2012
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Last week the Boston Public School Department released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in the North End but At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has released his own plan. Last week, John Connolly offered an alternative to BPS’s plan. Connolly met with State...

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Great Day at Apple Crest

October 2, 2012
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Great Day at Apple Crest

Just over 50 North End Against Drugs Family Members journeyed to Apple Crest Farms in New Hampshire to go on our Annual Apple Picking Trip. The sun was shining and it was not too hot so the weather was perfect.  Besides picking apples there was so much to do.  Some kids picked out their...

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Councilor LaMattina Applauds RUFF

October 2, 2012
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Councilor LaMattina Applauds RUFF

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, at the monthly meeting of RUFF, praised the group of concerned North End dog owners for their tireless efforts to work with other dog owners and residents to address related issues to help to make things better in the neighborhood. Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) have a reported membership...

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Public Safety Meeting October 4

October 2, 2012
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Residents are encouraged to attend this Thursday’s Public Safety meeting with Boston Police. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center with representatives from District A-1 Police, who will update residents on crime statistics over the past 30 days. The last meeting scheduled in September was cancelled due to the...

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FOCCP Presents Columbus Day Celebration

October 2, 2012
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a Columbus Day Celebration in the park featuring official ceremonies and a family kid-friendly day of events. The day begins with a parade through the park starting at 10am, followed by a ceremony at the statue of Christopher Columbus at 11am with Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli....

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Mayor Vetoes Amended Redistricting Plan

The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 was vetoed by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact and the North End would have remained in his...

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BPS Releases Several Proposals for Redistricting School Zones

The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools. BPS will present its findings and share the propsal at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6pm-8:30pm) at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St., Charlestown. Under the new school choice...

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Columbus Day

Monday the 8th is the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15th Century explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He...

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