Monthly Archives: July 2013

Government Center Garage Plans Merit Consideration

The development of the Government Center Garage has received an awful lot of attention over the years. Original plans were simply over scaled and they were not accepted by the neighborhoods adjacent to the under used and unsightly parking garage. A new scaled down proposal submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) by HYM...

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Obituaries 07-23-2013

Geraldo ‘Gerry’ DiBenedetto Lifelong North End Resident Geraldo “Gerry” DiBenedetto, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on Thursday, July 18. He was 44 years old. The cherished son of the late Maria D’Ascoli and Frank DiBenedetto, he was the loving brother of Frank DiBenedetto, Anna Duarte and her husband, Jose, Gilda Nocera,...

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Greenway Supermarket and Garage Projects Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

July 18, 2013
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Greenway Supermarket and Garage Projects Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

While there were no voting items on the agenda at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting, the Nazzaro Community Center hall was filled to capacity with residents seeking information on three important issues or proposals that impact the neighborhood. Rose Kennedy Greenway update was presented by NEWRA representative to the Conservancy...

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Deveau to Help Consalvo in Boston Mayor’s Race

Deveau to Help Consalvo in Boston Mayor’s Race

After 13 years in Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s office, Chief of Staff Ed Deveau will leave his post to become mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Deveau, who started out as a summer intern when Petruccelli was a State Representative, followed Petruccelli to the Senate where he has served as chief of staff since...

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Annual Procession

Annual Procession

The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday afternoon at the annual procession in Boston’s North End. The society was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Featuring Saint Alfio’s Band and the Northeast Italian Band, the procession started at St. Leonard’s Church at the corner of Hanover &...

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Our Opinions

West End Pantry cupboards are bare The West End Pantry, located in the West End Library, is seeking donations to continue to service about 120 clients per month. It’s important to keep this valuable program open to help needy people by providing them some food. Reportedly, the pantry’s cupboards are bare, so donations are...

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Downtown View: Boom Times Need Infrastructure

Boston’s economy is back. People want to live in the city rather than commute from far off places. That’s the recipe for new office and residential development. But are Boston and the Massachusetts legislature ready to make it happen without burdening us with grid-lock and frustration? A new proposal is from the HYM Investment...

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Looking at the News: Mayor Menino’s final backyard BBQ a testament to his true legacy

Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Several Development Items on the NEWRA Agenda

July 9, 2013
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Several Development Items on the NEWRA Agenda

Several important updates will be presented at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting this coming Thursday, July 11 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Topics will include the Greenway, an affordable neighborhood supermarket and the Government Center Garage Redevelopment Project. In addition, there will be reports by NEWRA President, the Membership...

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West End Student Selected to Mayor’s Youth Council

July 9, 2013
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West End Student Selected to Mayor’s Youth Council

West End resident Heather Forbes of Hawthorne Place has been selected to serve on Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Youth Council over the next year. The sixteen year old of Boston Latin School will represent the North End and West End communities. Why do I want to be on the MYC 2013-2014? I am...

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