Monthly Archives: July 2013

North End Stories Hosts “Pop-Up” Italian American Cultural Museum

North End Stories Hosts “Pop-Up” Italian American Cultural Museum

North End Stories hosted a ‘pop-up’ Italian-American Cultural Museum at the gateway to the North End, on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets. Earlier in the day, the group hosted a similar event in Uphams Corner on Dudley Street and Columbia Road. There were multi-media ‘exhibits’ to learn about the history of Italians...

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The Tunnel is Closing…. the Tunnel is Closing

North End residents and the business community need to prepare for the full closure of the Callahan Tunnel 24/7 for three and a half months. MassDOT will be engaging in major repairs in the tunnel and has recommended alternative routes to get to other cities and towns on the other side of the tunnel....

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Take a Real Good Look at Mayoral Candidates Before Voting

The direction the City of Boston will take over the next four years will be in the hands of one of the many candidates seeking to fill Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s seat at City Hall. Whoever emerges as the winner will obviously play a key role in keeping Boston “A World Class City” while...

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Obituaries 07-09-2013

Ralph Polci Of Boston’s North End Ralph J. Polci of Boston North End, died on Saturday, June 29. He was 72 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Cornelia (Venti) and Aurelio Polci; loving brother of Guy “Butch” Polci and his wife, Lydia and the late Christopher and Aurelio Polci, Jr.;...

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Third Annual Saint Padre Pio Procession in North End

Third Annual Saint Padre Pio Procession in North End

On Sunday, June 23, 2013, devotees of Saint Padre Pio held an Italian Mass and car­ried his statue from Saint Leonard Church throughout the streets of Boston’s North End. Accompanied by the North End Marching Band, this is the third year for the procession of Saint Pio, a relatively new saint can­onized by Pope...

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Community Group Seeks Final Plans for Hanover Street Development

July 2, 2013
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Community Group Seeks Final Plans for Hanover Street Development

Reportedly, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) lead architect, is reviewing the plans for a new six-story, 55-foot building proposal at 244-246R Hanover Street, formerly the site of the VFW Post #144, located between Ristorante Fiore and Spagnuolo Restaurant. Apparently, the developer has met with the BRA and the architect to modify the plans. The...

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Nazzaro Center Youth Program Honored

July 2, 2013
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Nazzaro Center Youth Program Honored

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) recently presented its “Good Neighbor” Award to the Nazzaro Community Center Youth Program for their outstanding efforts in cleaning up several parks and playgrounds. The teams participated in the recent Boston SHINES Clean-Up project on the Friday before the clean-up. Close to forty youths were involved in cleaning...

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NEWRA Committee Tracking Major Development Projects

July 2, 2013
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Several major redevelopment projects with heights of up to 600 feet, millions of square feet of residential, office and commercial space and thousands of residential units are planned in the North Station, Bulfinch and Government Center areas, according to David Kubiak, co-chair of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee. “The...

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Landlords Need to Control Trash Disposal

One way to stop the horrendous household trash problem, that currently exists in the North End, is for landlords to take more responsibility for tenants that are the culprits for the blatant mess that plagues North End streets and sidewalks. While city policy requires landlords to control this problem, it’s obvious that many of...

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Community Support Lacking at Public Hearings

Many North End/Waterfront residents get upset when the two local community groups take a stand in opposition regarding various proposals slated to occur in their neighborhood, only to have things overturned when they get to City Hall or other agencies. Residents need to remember that NEWRA and NEWNC only act as advisory groups. The...

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