Monthly Archives: May 2014

RUFF Hosts Dog Trainer Janet Vera

RUFF Hosts Dog Trainer Janet Vera

RUFF invited dog trainer Janet Vera to put on a free dog training session with North End dog owners. The event was a huge success. Between 10-15 dogs and their owners came out and practiced and learned techniques for reliable recall. RUFF thinks this was a valuable session because Janet was able to work...

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Elected NEWNC Members Begin Serving in June

May 28, 2014
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Elected NEWNC Members Begin Serving in June

Six elected North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Councilors will begin serving their two-year terms on the neighborhood group at the June monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Recently elected were: Marie Simboli, Anne Devlin Tagliaferro, Gennaro Riccio, John Pregmon, Ryan Kenney (all incumbents) and first time candidate Jessica Dello Russo. They will join Philip...

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NEWNC Write in Candidate Does Well

May 28, 2014
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NEWNC Write in Candidate Does Well

In the history of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election, no candidate ever won a seat on the neighborhood organization competing as a write in candidate. While this fact remains the same, the feat was almost accomplished during the 2014 election with Damien DiPaola securing 76 votes while finishing in seventh place....

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Salem Street business to re-open soon

May 28, 2014
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It took several times but finally a request by Saporo di Napoli/Rigoletto, 115 Salem Street has received support (8-1) by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to install restaurant equipment to make the establishment a restaurant with a bar. The owners have worked out things with the condo association to everyone’s satisfaction and the...

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The Juicery Coming to Cross Street

May 28, 2014
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Cross Street could have a new business this July if all goes well for owner Alex Vandermark who is applying for zoning relief to open a juice store “The Juicery” at 66A Cross Street, the former site of DePasquale Pasta Shop. (650 square feet) The business will only serve orders to go and it...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Crane Incident Could Have Been Worse

Lucky is the only word that describes the incident that involved a 100-foot crane tipping over on Commercial Street crashing on a vehicle and going through a chain-link fence at Puopolo Park baseball field in the North End. Reportedly, two people were injured but it could have been worse as the crane fell across...

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Obituaries 05-27-2014

Maria Calitri Alexander Owned and Operated Olde Harbour Travel in the North End Maria Calitri Alexander of Boston’s North End passed away peacefully on May 16. She was 90 years old. Maria was a proud USMC veteran who served during World War II from 1944 to 1946. She worked as a travel agent for...

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Crane Truck Tips on Commercial Street into Baseball Field

Crane Truck Tips on Commercial Street into Baseball Field

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, a crane truck tipped over onto Commercial Street in Boston’s North End with the boom smashing a truck and into the Puopolo Park baseball field. The driver and a passerby were taken to the hospital for evaluation, although it does not appear there were serious injuries. Fuel spilled over...

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Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award

May’s monthly North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association “Good Neighbor” Award was presented to the North End Beautification Committee for the non-profit’s ongoing efforts to help keep the community clean. Shown (l to r) Allison Seavey NEWRA member Janet Gilardi and Patricia Thiboutot.

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