Monthly Archives: November 2012

This Weekend

Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is quickly approaching. There are two events this week that can get us into the Christmas spirit and help with some unique gifts. On Wednesday, Tom Kershaw and the Beacon Hill Civic Association are hosting the annual Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering on Wednesday night starting at...

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A Good Proposal

The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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Obituaries 11-13-2012

Carlo ‘Carlino’ Caso Of Medford, formerly of the North End Carlo “Carlino” Caso of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End and Passo di Mirabella, Italy, died on November 6. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Rachela Divina (DeSimone); son of the late Samuele and Maria (Moscaritolo) Caso; devoted father of Mary...

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

A couple of future North End firefighters attended the RUFF/Kids  Halloween Party.

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North End Withstands Brunt of Sandy

November 6, 2012
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North End Withstands Brunt of Sandy

Unlike other parts of the East Coast which was battered by Hurricane Sandy, the North End/Waterfront community was spared any real damage, injuries or reported deaths. Other than a tree uprooted on Hanover Street and some heavy surf pounding on the Waterfront the neighborhood escaped the wrath of Sandy. The Hanover Street tree incident...

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Councilor LaMattina’s District Largely Intact After Redistricting

The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. The North End, East Boston and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Councilor LaMattina/Police Praised by Residents

November 6, 2012
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Attendance at the monthly Boston Police District A-1 Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center continues to grow. Last week’s public meeting drew about 50 residents that were provided crime statistics over the past 30 days. Residents asked many questions and make several suggestions to Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Tom...

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V. Cirace and Sons Announce New Wine Tasting Room

V. Cirace and Sons, the award winning North End liquor store, recently added a new wine tasting room that offers full service seating, table service and pairings of fresh Italian foods. Lisa Cirace and her brother Jeff, third-generation owners of the popular North Street location, added the room because the wine tastings became so...

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Halloween

Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween.  Thousands of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoods to threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhoods.  We...

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Speaking of Sandy

Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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