Monthly Archives: December 2017

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

On Monday, Nov. 20 thousands gathered in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park during the 15th annual holiday trellis lighting.

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Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Last week’s a three-alarm fire at 282 Hanover Street was caused by careless disposal of smoking material in the second-floor bedroom according to the Boston Fire Department that responded to the 1 a.m. blaze. Two people died and three others were injured and taken to the hospital. One man died in the building while...

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North End Christmas Fund Luncheon Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella Fillipo’s Ristorante Ballroom will be the site of the 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon to benefit local families and seniors. The special holiday event will begin at 12 noon at 283 Causeway Street with several elected officials and other dignitaries expected to attend. Donation for the community event is $20.00...

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NEWNC Supports Three North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Three voting items were on the agenda of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held November 13 at the Nazzaro Community Center. In addition, Alex Goldfeld of the North End Historical Society presented facts about the local organization and its activities. A request by owner of 3 Pond Place,...

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North End Public Safety Meeting Set for Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella First-hand information relating to Part 1 Crime will be reported by District A1 Boston Police at the next North End Public Safety meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 7 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer William Fong and his staff will update statistics from the month of...

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Man Arrested for Assault in North End

by Phil Orlandella District A1 Police following information from a female’s call that she was allegedly indecently assaulted by a male suspect in Boston’s North End on Friday, November 17 at 2:30 a.m. jumped into action, after the victim provided more information and with checking cameras in the area. They quickly apprehended a Randolph...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Martinez Named HHS New Chief Marty Martinez who has spent his life serving residents and their communities has been named by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as the new Chief of the City’s Health and Human Services cabinet. “Marty will take on a leading role in ensuring a thriving, equitable Boston for...

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Old North Church and Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

The Old North Church & Historic Site announced it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Winners were announced this past week at the 14th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society held at the...

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ISD Board to Review North End Requests

By Phil Orlandella Several proposals related to the North End community will be heard by the Boston Inspectional Services (ISD) Department Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 28 starting at 10:30 a.m. This is a public hearing and comments will be accepted by the Board. Anthony Virglio plans to renovate the existing basement at...

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Nazzaro Center/NEAA Basketball Season Starts

The Nazzaro Center/NEAA basketball program is in full swing now that all 4 components, the Instructional, the Junior Varsity, the Varsity and the Division 1 Leagues (teens) have all tipped off. The Instructional League (ages 4-6ish) the JV (grades 2 through 4) and the Varsity (grades 5-7) all play on Saturdays. The Instructional meet...

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