The Winter of 2011

One gets the rather strong feeling that the Winter of 2011 is destined to be a memorable one. With another week of January remaining, with the temperature slipping below zero and with more snow forecast for later in the week, February is looking to be an extension of everything that has come before. Not...

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Obituaries 01-25-2011

Jean Abrams Roberts Of Belmont, formerly of Boston Jean Abrams Roberts of Belmont, formerly of Boston, died on December 30 after a long illness. She was 91 years old. She was born in Bradford, PA in 1919 and graduated from Skidmore College in 1940 with an English major. She subsequently moved to Boston, where...

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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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LaMattina named City Council VP

LaMattina named City Council VP

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was chosen by Council President Stephen Murphy to serve as the Council’s Vice President Monday, possibly setting up a future presidency run for LaMattina at the end of Murphy’s two year term. LaMattina is the popular city councilor representing the North End – and doing it well....

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Local Pee Wee Basketball League Rolling Along

Local Pee Wee Basketball League Rolling Along

By Phil Orlandella After six weeks of play, the Nazzaro Center/North End Athletic Association Pee Wee BasketballLeague is heading into its second half of the season and the excitement couldn’t get any greater according to Center Director Carl Ameno. “The enthusiasm level has nothing to do with wins and losses but rather with the...

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The Mayor’s Address

Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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The Snowstorm’s Residue

All of us have noticed the huge amounts of snow that fell on us, and the giant snow piles created by plows with virtually nowhere to put it. Automobiles in our neighborhoods on some streets will not move for the remainder of the winter due to the sheer weight and volume of the snow...

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Obituaries 01-18-2011

Giuseppe ‘Joseph’ Guarino Of Medford, formerly of the North End Giuseppe “Joseph” Guarino of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 7. He was the beloved husband of Luminosa (Moscarito) Guarino; devoted father of Joanne Guarino and Raymond Guarino, both of Medford; dear brother of the late Gelsomina, Adelina, Regina and Marcello...

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Neighborhood sees a Slight Increase in Crime

Neighborhood sees a Slight Increase in Crime

-By Phil Orlandella Crime in the North End/Waterfront community was up slightly over the past year and over the last 30 days. Reportedly, the increase during both timeframes were due to a period where a wave of break-ins were occurring more frequently. However, no major crimes, like homicides, sexual assaults or deaths occurred. December statistics...

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North End Featured at Special Showing

-By Phil Orlandella The North End will be featured at a rare and exclusive showing of photographs, advertisement, postcards, architectural drawings and other bids of ephemera at the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street. Curator Lorna Condon will explain the memorabilia and guide the way to a tour of the historic 1796 mansion, which...

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Ad Campaign Aimed at Curbing Underage Drinking

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with Patrón Spirits is initiating a month-long “Underage Drinking Prevention” campaign in January to remind people not to serve or provide alcohol to minors. The initiative will include advertising materials and messages from the national “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign, sponsored...

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Obituaries 01-11-2011

Salvatore ‘Fernando’ Cardone North End resident Salvatore “Fernando” Cardone of Boston’s North End, died on Monday, January 3. He was 78 years old. The cherished son of the late Angelina (Gabuzza) and Mario Cardone, he was the loving brother of Rose Rossi, Irene Pasto, and Paul, Victor, and Sebastian “Sibby” Cardone and is also...

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Prepare Your Shovels

All the local weathermen and ladies agree – there is a major storm bearing down on us and preparing to land along the length of our coast and inland beginning late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. We urge all homeowners and business owners to clear your sidewalks and walkways or to face the possible...

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Mayor Thomas Menino

Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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Nightmare in Tuscon

It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get-together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more ominous...

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A Look Back

A Look Back

Back in the 60s and 70s, the comb played an important role in the North End as depicted by the two young men shown above. Being well groomed anddapper was the norm back in the good old days, especially on the North End’s main street, Hanover Street. Every Sunday morning, the men of the...

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DeFilippo Park Topic of Discussion at Committee Meeting

By Phil Orlandella NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee has moved its public meeting from Tuesday, January 4 to Tuesday January 11 to hopefully attract more residents to discuss the rehabilitation of DeFilippo Park on Prince Street. The Committee for months has made it public that they are attempting to spearhead a plan to...

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BWSC neighborhood meetings

By Phil Orlandella Representatives from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will be in the North End at the North End Library to assist their customers in a wide-range of categories. Meetings will be held at the library 25 Parmenter Street from 10am to 12 noon on Thursdays January 6 and February 3. Representatives...

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Ringing in 2011

New Year’s Eve was a big win for restaurant, café and shop owners of every kind in the North End. The North End was host to large and boisterous crowds as the New Year’s Eve partying got underway. Overall, North End retailers said it was a very good year in 2010. If the hearty...

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Resolutions

During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

Salvatore Amoroso Past member of Mariners House of The North End Salvatore J. Amoroso of East Boston died on December 23. A US Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, he was a Life Member of the DAV and a past member of the Mariners House, North Square, North End of Boston. He was the devoted father of Steven of...

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NEAA Christmas Parade Best Ever

NEAA Christmas Parade Best Ever

-By Phil Orlandella Hundreds of local residents, families and friends turned out for the traditional NEAA North End Christmas Parade which saw the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. The 40th annual holiday event made its way through the community spreading seasonal cheers. Many bands, horse drawn carriages,...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Obituaries 12-28-2010

Delsia D’Arrigo North End resident Delsia H. (Francescone) D’Arrigo of Boston’s North End, formerly of Somerville, died on December 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Biagio D’Arrigo; devoted mother of Domenic D’Arrigo and his wife, Wanda, of Minnesota, and Donna Lauria of Saugus; loving grandmother of Dana, Evan and Diana D’Arrigo,...

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