Monthly Archives: January 2013

Push for Local Supermarket Continues

January 22, 2013
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The developer of the One Canal Projects (apartments) and a neighborhood supermarket has been filing applications for city approvals despite not having a supermarket in the development project, according to NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee co-chair David Kubiak. Reportedly, MassDOT the owner of the land, has stated that it will not approve the...

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Custom Designed Carousel Coming to the Greenway

January 22, 2013
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A custom carousel designed for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is in the making and should be in operation by Labor Day 2013. The carousel will be fully integrated into a new, lush landscaped park setting distinguished by a grove of trees. It will be installed in the Wharf District Parks opposite Faneuil Hall...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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Obituaries 01-22-2013

Lucia (Verrocchi) Frattaroli March 11, 1929-January 10, 2013 On Thursday, January 10th, Lucia (Verrocchi) Frattaroli passed away, surrounded by the many members of her loving and supportive family. Lucia will be remembered as the namesake of Lucia Ristorante and Bar, located both in the North End and in Winchester. But she will be forever...

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Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil

Dozens participated in a candlelight vigil to remember the Newtown, CT shooting victims.

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Area A-1 Sees 7% Spike in Part One Crime in ‘12

Editors note: The good news as reported in last weeks Review of the 10% decrease in crime in the North End, is offset by the district wide statistics just released. Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, saw an approximately 7-percent increase in violent and property crimes in 2012 from the...

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Baldwin Place Addition Tabled by NEWRA

January 15, 2013
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Once again, Dr. Anthony Bova’s request to add a fifth floor to 7 Baldwin Place, failed to obtain approval from the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association due to lack of a resolution with abutter MaryAnn D’Amato regarding loss of sunlight to her property. Months ago, Dr. Bova told NEWRA that he worked out something with...

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Local Eateries to Participate in Diabetes Benefit

January 15, 2013
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Eight North End Restaurants will participate in City Feast 2013 a city-wide dinner event featuring five-course dinners with wine to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. Local restaurants include: Antico Forno, Lucca, Lucia Ristorante, Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar and Ristorante, Taranta, Terramia and Tresca. Other restaurants participating are: Aura Restaurant, Strega Waterfront and...

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North End’s Waterfront Health Center Distributed More Flu Shots

After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the North End’s Waterfront Health Center distributed hundreds more Saturday as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino and the city’s Public Health Commission declared...

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