Monthly Archives: December 2013

Obituaries 12-17-2013

Dolores Paturzo Retired Revere Police Department Coordinator Dolores M. “Dee” (Ventola) Paturzo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on December 9 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 70 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, the daughter of...

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RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

Here are a few photos from RUFF’s last park pick up. Members met Saturday morning and spent about 2 hours cleaning up the park. With all the action the park has seen, the gravel has shifted from the back of the park to the front, creating bare spots. Participants grabbed shovels and buckets and...

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7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

Nineteen local boutiques, galleries, designer studios and sweet shops are participating in the 7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll in the North End on Friday, December 6, 6-11 pm. Explore neighborhood stores to find unique gifts for loved ones. The retail venues are diverse and personalized, and make an effort to sell distinct items. “If...

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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

December 2, 2013
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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

North End/Waterfront residents are clearly indicating that a change in the neighborhood’s trash system needs to be changed. Last week a petition, with almost 800 signatures of local residents, was presented to Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina by North End resident and business owner Toni Gilardi calling for a change in the time household...

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Proposed Cycle Track to Bring Bike Lanes up to Sidewalk Level

The North End “cycle track” proposal was presented this week to move the current bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue off the road and elevate them to be flush with the pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bike lanes will be replaced with a 10-foot wide, 2-way colored pathway along the waterfront side of...

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Changing North End Trash Time Has Merit

Changing the time frame for placing trash out is not only a good idea, it’s a terrific one. Currently, household trash is placed out after 5pm on the day before pickup, leaving trash out for 13 hours before it gets picked up. The change calls for residents to begin placing out household trash on...

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Councilor Yancey Heading the Wrong Way up a One-way Street

It’s crystal clear that school bus drivers organized and participated in an illegal contract strike on October 8 creating a public safety issue through the City of Boston and its school system. To boot, the school bus drivers did it without warning sending parents into a frenzy worrying about their children. Now Boston City...

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