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NEAD Back to School Dance Party Swings

By Phil Orlandella While no one was selected to compete in “Dancing of the Stars”,  North End Against Drugs (NEAD) still held a successful Back to School Dance Party in Polcari Playground adjacent to the Nazzaro Community Center. “The playground was filled with students from the neighborhood, their parents and of course the Eliot...

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NEMPAC Showcases Local Musicians at Art Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) brings classical music to a contemporary art setting in its inaugural concert for the 2017-2018 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series, “Boston Composers: Then and Now”! The concert on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. will feature local and professional musicians performing pieces by...

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New Nursing Home Owners Discussed Plans at NEWNC Meeting

By Phil Orlandella An all-out community endeavor to prevent the North End Nursing Home from closing and transporting local seniors to other facilities in Boston or the home of their choice has paid off. Local residents, community organizations and elected officials worked together to save the Fulton Street building to accommodate North End residents....

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Old North Foundation Presents Speaker Series ‘The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools’

Old North Foundation Speaker Series Class and Forms presents The Landscape of Colonial Boston’s Public Schools with speaker J.L. Beil on Wednesday, November 1 at 6pm at the Church, 173 Salem Street. For details email congregation@oldnorth.com. Colonial Boston took pride in its free public schools, which educated young Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock,...

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North End Activist Victor Brogna Can Play a Tune

Every month the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) features an interesting senior, like Victor Brogna. As a child, Victor grew up visiting the North End, which he permanently made his home in 1993.  His father had two sisters who lived at 97 Endicott Street for most of their lives. The...

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NEAA Soccer Bake Sale Benefits Hurricane Victims

By Phil Orlandella The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) fall soccer program held a bake sale at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street during its weekly schedule to benefit UNICEF USA. All the proceeds will provide disaster relief for the children of Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria. Gillian Steele Fisher and his...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.  Passacantilli recently topped the ticket in the Municipal Preliminary Election held on September 26. Passacantilli said,...

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Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

Tomasone Recipient of Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award

By Phil Orlandella Former North End resident and community activist Robert “Ted” Tomasone, Clerk Magistrate of Somerville District Court, was honored with the Ted Williams Home Run for Humanity Award at the Boston Area Church League annual Fellowship luncheon held at the Back Bay Hilton. Tomasone has dedicated his life helping the North End/Boston...

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From Nazzaro Center to Uncle Sam

From Nazzaro Center to Uncle Sam

By Carl Ameno Nicholas Ryan Shea, current West End resident, former North End resident and lifelong Nazzaro Center member, has enlisted in the Army and is currently in Ft. Jackson SC undergoing his 10-week basic combat training stint. Nicholas, a graduate of the Eliot and East Boston High, has qualified to train as a...

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Passacantilli Wins Preliminary,Edwards takes Charlestown and Eastie in Close Election

By John Lynds and Seth Daniels The North End’s Stephen Passacantilli topped the ticket in the District 1 City Council race during last Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. While Passacantilli held a narrow vote margin over challenger Lydia Edwards from East Boston after all the votes were tallied last week, he has an impressive showing in...

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