Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

June 24, 2014
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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

Students from Saint John School visited Rizzutto’s Dip It Sweet Ice Cream Shop on Endicott Street and really enjoyed themselves. Gary and Lisa Rizzutto own the ice cream shop which also serves lunch, hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and other selections of food. “They have a clean and friendly shop and keep the area...

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Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

The last major restoration of the church was in 1912. All of the systems in the church: heat, electric, sprinklers, alarm, light, sound, and ventilation are functional, but significantly out of date and not up to current building codes.  The masonry in the crypt needs significant repairs and the crypt should be dehumidified.  Old...

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NEMPAC Opera Production at Faneuil Hall

June 24, 2014
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Opening night is quickly approaching for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Opera Production of Die  Feldermaus by Strauss in English. Once again, NEMPAC will  be performing in historic Faneuil Hall fully-staged and with a full orchestra  under the musical direction of Dr. Tiffany Chang and directed by Adrienne Boris. Founded...

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Old North Honors Eliot School 8th Grader

For years, Old North has welcomed students and their families from both the North Bennett Street School and the Eliot School for their end-of-year ceremonies. Recently the Eliot School 8th graders held their moving-on ceremony at the church.  Last year, the church began honoring an outstanding 8th grade history student with small gift from...

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Humans Have Added to the Messy North End Problem

While Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to make a solid effort to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to the neighborhood to pickup after their pets, it seems that the warmer weather has helped add to the problem. Public playgrounds and parks are beginning to feel the brunt of the unhealthy situation created...

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Residents Want Quality of Life Issues Dealt with Soon

Quality of life issues in the North End is a top priority for residents who want some relief from these every day inconveniences, especially on weekends and holidays. Residents have advised City Hall, Boston Police and elected officials that the many related incidents need to be addressed more vigorously or the situation will only...

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Obituaries 06-24-2014

Joseph Fabiano, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of the North End Joseph G. Fabiano, Sr. of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 11 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 61 years old. Joey, who was raised in the North End of Boston, worked for many years at Winthrop Centre Auto Body....

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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

June 16, 2014
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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

Twice last week a request to change the legal occupancy at 420 Commercial Street (former gas station) was opposed, this time by the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 26 to 12. Nicole Griffith, one of the property owners of Comserv LLC, applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal for...

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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

June 16, 2014
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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

Residents were updated on the City’s plans to decrease the household trash pickup days from three to two. Robert W. DeRosa, superintendent of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Waste Reduction Division and Frank O’Brien PR Administrative Assistant PWD Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services spoke at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly...

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Councilor LaMattina Seeks More Hockies in North End

June 16, 2014
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Boston City Counselor Sal LaMattina told residents at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that he has requested at least two street sweepers (Hockies) be placed in the North End on a yearly basis to help keep the neighborhood as clean as possible “These Hockies, if approved, will make a huge difference in keeping...

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