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“Viva Saint Agrippina” a must see for lovers of the North End

July 14, 2010
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“Viva Saint Agrippina” a must see for lovers of the North End

Christopher DiNunzio’s Viva Saint Agrippina is a compelling documentary which focuses on the stories of those who have felt moved by the saint. It is a documentary detailing how the members of the Saint Agrippina Benefit Society, founded in 1914 in the North End, has been hosting the annual feast given in her name....

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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

July 8, 2010
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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

For twenty consecutive years, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has taken a 13-15 year old baseball team to compete in a double-header against their counter parts from North Adams. In August, as part of the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) annual North End Family Pride Day, North Adams travels to Boston to play...

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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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Lifetime Achievement – Robert Verrier, AIA

June 29, 2010
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Lifetime Achievement – Robert Verrier, AIA

Robert Verrier, the president and founder of the Architectural Team – one of the leading architectural firms in Boston – turned 70 this week. It is a birthday to note not just because he designed the modern version of Commercial and Battery wharfs, but rather, because his career as an architect has been exemplary...

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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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First new dog initiative meeting held in North End

Butting heads with a Councilor Sal LaMattina fundraiser, the opening of a new North End restaurant and a totally beautiful summer evening, the New Dog Initiative meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center still managed to draw over 20 residents. The meeting was the first in a series of a humane educational forum on responsible...

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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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World Cup

World Cup

By Sallie Katz The North End is always fun and exciting but every four years there is an added zing. This is of course is the World Cup. Four years ago it went beyond anyone’s expectations because Italy won. Every coffee bar is crowded with cheering fans. I’m sure everyone has their favorite. Mine...

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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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If the oil spill was here

June 22, 2010
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New Englanders, and especially Bostonians, tend to believe that our way of life, our traditions, our geography, our coastline and natural beauty and the changing of the seasons combine to make living one’s life in this area better and more preferable to anywhere else in the nation. New Englanders watching the tragedy unfolding down...

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