Monthly Archives: February 2018

North End Native Vincenza Raspa Celebrates 105th Birthday

North End Native Vincenza Raspa Celebrates 105th Birthday

Happy Birthday to North End native Vincenza Raspa, who just celebrated her 105th birthday! Vincenza was born in 1913 and grew up in the North End, attending local schools. She worked first at a canning factory in Boston for 30 years and later as a salesperson at Macy’s department store for 20 years. She...

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City Discusses Commercial Street Recreational Space Improvements

February 2, 2018
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It was a low turnout at the Nazzaro Community Center on January 23 considering the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPD) was presenting potential concepts (3) to initiate $4.5 million dollars to make some major changes to the entire recreational space located from the Steriti Skating Rink to the Mirabella Children’s Pool....

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Poor Construction Caused the Great Molasses Flood of 1919

February 2, 2018
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The Great Molasses Flood of Jan. 15, 1919 sent a 35-foot wave of molasses rolling down Commercial Street in Boston’s North End causing numerous deaths, massive destruction to property and the overhead train track rail that ran down the middle of the main street. It was reportedly the biggest disaster ever recorded in Boston...

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NEAA 2018 Baseball Registration is Now Underway

February 2, 2018
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“It’s that time of year for local youths to register to participate in the 2018 North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Program for players ages 4-21. How old participants are by April 30, will determine what division a player will be placed,” according to Commissioner Ralph Martignetti.             “The NEAA has a number of...

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Valentine Coffee House February 15

February 2, 2018
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North End friends and neighbors are invited to a Valentine Coffee House program at the North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30PM to 8PM.             The program “Love Is” will feature local talent, coffee, sweet treats and a fun filled evening of poetry and surprises.             The complementary...

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In Brief

February 2, 2018
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Black History Month Student Art Works Contest             The Mayor’s Office of Diversity, Arts and Culture, Boston Public Schools and media partner Boston 25 put out an open call for student artists to submit artworks inspired by landmarks related to black history in Boston in honor of February’s Black History month.             The purpose...

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City Officials Use New Tools to Prevent Tenants’ Displacement

February 2, 2018
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Two new resources to prevent displacement and eviction of tenants have been established by the Office of Housing Stability, according to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.             One of the new resources is geared toward landlords and the other toward tenants.             The guiding principle behind the resources is, if appropriated, information and mediation...

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NEMPAC Presents Annual “Amore” at Local Restaurant

February 2, 2018
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presents its annual and popular love-themed “Amore” opera dinner concert at Lucia’s Ristorante, 415 Hanover Street, North End on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7 PM.             The evening will include a three-course dinner paired with song, duets and trios about love from various musicals, operas, and...

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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Community News

Library Daily Book Sale Expanded             Friends of the North End Library have improved and expanded its daily book sale program. For details visit www.friendsnelibrary.org. Free English Classes Offered             Free English Classes are being offered at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, 1 Michelangelo Street. Open enrollment. Classes include education and...

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