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Rep. Michlewitz Named Vice-Chairman of Transportation Committee

-By Phil Orlandella State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose district includes, the North End/Waterfront neighborhood has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation for the 2011-2012 Legislative Session by House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The 3rd Suffolk District is a major sector for the transportation industry, of which, the impact of the Commonwealth of...

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Nazzaro Center Presents Artwork Awards

Nazzaro Center Presents Artwork Awards

-By Phil Orlandella Over 40 boys and girls ages 6-14, all members of the Nazzaro Community Center participated in an award ceremonystemming from a month long artwork contest held in conjunction with the Public Action for the Arts and Education agency. Each Participant was given a small piece of plywood, donated by Jim Shampine...

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North End Student to Participate in Statewide Spelling Bee

North End Student to Participate in Statewide Spelling Bee

Once again the Nazzaro Community Center will be sending one of its members to the Statewide Spelling Bee being held at Faneuil Hall. This year Shona Ortiz a sixth grade student at St. John School will do the honors with a chance to move onto the National Championship in Washington DC. “This the first...

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Bono Family Supports NEAD Family Dinner

-By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs will hold another Family Dinner/Family Talk with a special Italian meal prepared by Mary and John Romano consisting of macaroni, meatballs, sausages, salad and Mary’s world famous eggplant. Cookies will be served for desert and a guest speaker will discuss topics of the day. “All North End...

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Survey Says…North End Flowing with Liquor Licenses

-By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has released a survey tracking the number of alcohol licenses in the neighborhood as of January 18, 2011. The survey indicated there are 31 C.V. 7-day full liquor licenses, 41 C.V. 7-day beer, wine and cordials licenses and 18 C.V. 7-day beer and wine licenses, a total...

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Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

By Cary Shuman Dave Riccio of Revere is well known as the owner of the Caffe Vittoria, a famous café located in the heart of the North End. But Riccio is also gaining prominence as an excellent squash player. Riccio is riding high in the sport after an outstanding showing in the Putnam Pro-Am...

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NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

By Phil Orlandella A proposal by Liz Ventura to change the use of Mercato del Mare to include take-out service at the fish market on 99 Salem Street was supported by NEWRA 29-0 at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. A request to change the closing hours at Tresca Restaurant,...

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NEWRA/ZLC Committee Meeting Tonight, Jan. 25

By Phil Orlandella Tonight’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Zoning Licensing and Construction Committee has five items on its agenda. Requests include living space changes, zoning for restaurant use, closing hour extensions and a full liquor license. The community meeting will be held at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. The committee is...

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NBSS Seeks Relocation to Old Police Station on North Street

By Phil Orlandella North Bennet Street School (NBSS) has reportedly grown out of its current space and has already moved two of their units to rented space in Arlington, according to the school’s President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez. Speaking at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, Ibanez...

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Council supports two license transfer/1am closure

Council supports two  license transfer/1am closure

-By Phil Orlandella The turnout for last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting wasmuch larger than usual. That’s because NEWNC’s agenda has two requests for liquor license transfers and a change of a restaurant closing hour to 1am, seven days. A request for transferring the Common Victualler Wine and Malt Beverage with Cordials...

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