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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

July 8, 2010
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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

One of the largest crowds ever found their way to last week’s North End Athletic Association’s annual Little league All Star Game played at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The traditional game saw the East All Stars come out swinging enroute to a nine inning 18-5 win over the West All Stars. The popular...

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Year to year crime numbers down in North End

July 8, 2010
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Year to year crime figures are down about three percent in the North End according to Boston Police Area A1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke. O’Rourke also told residents at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety Committee monthly meeting that over the past 30 days there has been no major crime in the area referring to homicides,...

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Benevento’s opens in grand fashion

June 29, 2010
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Benevento’s opens in grand fashion

There’s another North End eatery, Benevento’s Original Brick Oven Kitchen and Bar, that officially opened on Salem Street last Wednesday, June 23. Well over 200 invited guests turned out for the grand opening that saw Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined owner Joe Bono for the traditional...

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Two North End Food Vendors Open on Greenway

June 29, 2010
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Two North End businesses were among six food vendors selected to provide distinctive and affordable food options now being offered on the Greenway through the Conservancy’s new pilot program. Boston Pushcart offers a classic menu of hot dogs, Italian sausage, fresh-squeezed lemonade and much more. Joe Bono, owner of North End Restaurants, Al Dente...

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Stephen Passacantilli: A Die-Hard Community Activist

June 22, 2010
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Stephen Passacantilli: A Die-Hard Community Activist

Stephen Passacantilli, 35, a life-long resident of the North End and die-hard community activist is actively involved in neighborhood endeavors on a daily basis, including weekends and holidays. Passacantilli grew up living at Fountain Place, just off of Hanover Street, adjacent to the family business the Blue Front Restaurant, now closed. Stephen comes from...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee Talks Trash

June 22, 2010
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Once again the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee continues to attract many residents to its monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Several members had numerous questions regarding Code Enforcement activities in the area. Some resident said to a City official at the meeting that there has not been enough ticketing of trash violations...

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Christopher Columbus Park is Well Used

June 17, 2010
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Christopher Columbus Park is Well Used

One of the most popular and beautiful areas to go to any day of the week, is the Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Visitors and local residents can always be found taking photos, viewing the harbor, sun bathing, jogging, relaxing, participating in park entertainment and activities or visiting the...

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NEWRA group discusses movie production

June 17, 2010
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Discussion on the return of the production crew for the movie "What’s Your Number?" to re-shoot a scene on Cooper Street was one of the agenda items for last week’s NEWRA monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Filming will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. using...

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NEWRA Committee addresses parks and playground issues

June 10, 2010
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A thunder storm cleared the neighborhood just in time for localities to make their way to the Nazzaro Community Center for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee’s monthly meeting last Tuesday evening. About 10-12 residents turned out for the neighborhood meeting to discuss several current issues. Chairperson Anne Pistorio told...

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NEWRA Opposes Hazmat Traffic in Community

June 10, 2010
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Votes to express the opinions of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association in regards to hazmat vehicles traveling through the neighborhood and plans for the Greenway District will be taken at the group’s June 10, 2010 monthly meeting to be held at the Nazzaro Community Center at 7pm. NEWRA is expected to overwhelmingly vote to...

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