Monthly Archives: December 2012

Community Group Opposes Endicott Street Roof Deck

NEWRA at its monthly meeting discussed and voted on two requests involving the construction of a roof deck and the addition of a second floor for restaurant space. The association opposed, by a vote of 7-18 vote, a request by Jose Faria for zoning relief to construct a roof deck for private use for...

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A Mobile City Hall

City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Obituaries 12-18-2012

Michael Mercogliano Owner of Mike’s Pastry Michael Mercogliano of Saugus passed away on Tuesday, December 11 surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. The owner of Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End, he was the beloved son of the late Philomena (Caronia) and Michael Mercogliano; loving husband of Annette (Fiorentino) Mercogliano;...

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Buon Natale Stroll

Buon Natale Stroll

Hundreds came out for the *6th Annual Buon Natale North End Holiday Shopping Stroll* on Friday night. The North End retail shops stayed open late and welcomed residents and visitors with refreshments and discounts at over 20 boutiques, galleries and design studios in the neighborhood. The shops were decorated for the holidays and “passports”...

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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

December 11, 2012
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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

For the first time in the past ten monthly public safety meetings there were no loud party complaints by residents to Boston Police. Lifestyle issues like loud party incidents were usually on the lips of residents at these meetings. However, there were concerns regarding breaking and entering numbers which went from two to eleven...

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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

December 11, 2012
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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

North End artist Nathan Swain has been working with the Boston Parks Department and other agencies to produce wall art (murals) on the first and second levels of the DeFilippo Playground on Prince and Snow Hill Streets. Currently things appear to be going in the right direction to obtain city approval for the artwork...

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Fulfilling a Mission

Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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The Silent Killer

With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Obituaries 12-11-2012

Luigi ‘Dixie Lou’ Visconti Apostolic Blessing Recipient, Active in North End fraternal and charitable organizations Luigi “Dixie Lou” J. Visconti  of Boston’s North End died on December 4. He was 97 years old. An Army Medic during World War II, ‘Louie’ was a recipient of an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict for his long...

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