The Summer of Our Discontent

Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

Read more »

Obituaries 08-16-2011

Rudolph Celani Of Revere, formerly of the North End  Rudoph F. “Rudy” Celani of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 6. He was the beloved husband of the late Wanda J. (Alunni); father of John of California, Edward and his wife, Eliane of East Boston, Wanda and her husband,...

Read more »

North End Family Pride Day a Huge Success

August 9, 2011
By
North End Family Pride Day a Huge Success

North End Family Pride Day, part of North End Family Pride Week, was another huge success with hundreds of people showing up for the popular and largest attraction of the seven day neighborhood endeavor. Numerous agencies were represented including North End Against Drugs, North End Community Health Center, Museum of Science, STEP, Save the...

Read more »

New Cello Instructor Hired

August 9, 2011
By
New Cello Instructor Hired

Emma Davis-Oeth has been hired as the new Cello Instructor at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. “Emma’s enthusiasm, knowledge of teaching and her extensive performance experience will make her a great addition to our school and community,” said Sheri Snow Private Musical Instructor Coordinator. Emma recently finished her Master of Music...

Read more »

23 North End/Waterfront Eateries Participate in 2 Week Promotion

August 9, 2011
By

More than 200 of the region’s best restaurants including 23 from the North End/Waterfront community will participate in Restaurant Week Boston scheduled between August 14-19 and August 21-26. Diners can take advantage of prix fixe three course dinners for $33.11, three course lunches for $20.11 and two course lunches for $15.11 in Boston’s Historic...

Read more »

Snow Hill Wall Demolition Completed

August 9, 2011
By

The very heavy downfall didn’t wash out the NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Chairperson Anne Pistorio advised the committee of several things that have already occurred and others that are about to happen. She noted that two trees on Snow Hill Street and Cleveland Place...

Read more »

Night out Washed Out

Inclement weather dampened the North End National Night Out festivities scheduled in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Hanover Street. Hundreds of people usually attend this annual event that features everything from a free BBQ to entertainment. Due to other activities scheduled during the week as part of North End Family Pride Week, the...

Read more »

Bike Sharing for Boston a Novel Transportation Venture

Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

Read more »

Playoff Round-Up

North End 10-Medfield 3 Spotting Medfield a three run first inning lead the North End came back scoring in every inning but the 1st for a 10-3 victory moving on to the next playoff round versus an 8-2 Newton Central. Starting pitcher Lorenzo Pantaleo struggled in the 1st and 2nd innings but along with...

Read more »

Obituaries 08-09-2011

Ralph Squillante Barber and Talented Percussionist Ralph Squillante of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 2 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, the son of the late Alfonso and the late Mary (DiMicchilo) Squillante, he was a US...

Read more »

It Was Not All Business: The North End Dodgers Took Time out from the Lafesta Baseball Exchange for a Little Fun

August 2, 2011
By
It Was Not All Business: The North End Dodgers Took Time out from the Lafesta Baseball Exchange for a Little Fun

The North End Dodgers (13-15 year olds) Baseball team traveled to North Adams to participate in the 21st Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange, a two game series both home and away. The North Adams team will travel to the North End the first week in August for two games at Puopolo Park during North End...

Read more »

Four Public Meetings Scheduled on Routes for Hazmat Vehicles

August 2, 2011
By

Following several public meetings a City of Boston study and numerous comments and letters sent to MassDOT, four public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the possible City of Boston’s proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material route on city streets. The City’s proposal to ban hazmat cargo vehicles from Boston’s streets, unless they have business on...

Read more »

House Passes Sales Tax Holiday Legislation: Tax Free Weekend Set for August 13 and 14

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz this week joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving legislation that would allow a state sales tax holiday on August 13th and 14th of this year to encourage consumers to shop at local businesses across the state. “With folks across the Commonwealth continuing to struggle through...

Read more »

Regarding Our National Government and Our Fragile Financial Lives

There is a very real and compelling connection between our financial lives as individuals and families and that of the national government. In the modern age, we individuals are only as strong as our national government. If the national government is weak, we are weak. If it is in debt and nearly broke –...

Read more »

North End Wins Final Regular Season Game 4-3

It’s the playoffs for the North End All Star team that finished the Suburban League with a 6-4 regular season record, good enough to be the number 2, 3 or 4 seed from their region. The North End avenged an early loss to Braintree and bounced back with a 4-3 win. Braintree scored in...

Read more »

Pool Event a Big Success

July 26, 2011
By
Pool Event a Big Success

Sponsored by The Highland Street Foundation, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Rockin Pool Party was held at the Boston Center’s Youth Families Mirabella Pool on a hot Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of North End residents, families and pool members attended the summer event that featured a free cookout, swimming games, giveaways and summer programming information. His...

Read more »

Picking-up After Dogs Not Occurring in North End

July 26, 2011
By
Picking-up After Dogs Not Occurring in North End

Inspectional Service Department for the City of Boston Chief Hearing Officer Michael B. Mackan and Tim McCarthy of Public Works attended the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting and presented information and answered questions relating to North End/Waterfront issues like trash and the dog droppings problem that residents felt has gotten out of hand....

Read more »

Community Wants Hazmat Vehicles Re-routed Outside City

July 26, 2011
By

A letter of support to re-route hazardous cargo trucks out of Boston, especially the North End/Waterfront narrow and densely populated streets has been forwarded to the State Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration U.S. Department of Transportation by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association. The letter signed by NEWRA President Stephanie Hogue...

Read more »

Two Beer and Wine Licenses on Hold

July 26, 2011
By

According to a report issued by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report two beer and wine requests by local businesses have been rejected without prejudice because licenses were not available at the time. Volle Nolle Restaurant, 351 Hanover Street and Cafe L’il Italy, 178 Salem Street. Both NEWRA...

Read more »

DiMasi Waiting to Hear His Fate

July 26, 2011
By

On September 8, the North End’s Sal DiMasi will stand in a Federal Courtroom and have a sentence pronounced upon him. It will be, by a wide margin the worst moment of his life. And for those of us who consider him a friend and a good guy, it is a horrible moment coming...

Read more »

Rents Up; Sales Down

The real estate marketplace in June and July is sputtering just a bit compared with statistics for the same period last year according to a variety of sources who compile real estate sales information as well as rental information. Sales of existing properties are down about 15 percent and condo sales are down a...

Read more »

North End Team Wins 11-1/Tied for Top Spot

A convincing 11-1 victory over North Weymouth placed the North End Suburban team in a virtual 4-1 tie with Pembroke in the Region 1 Division. The game was called due to the slaughter rule after the 4th inning as the North End team led by 10 runs. Thomas Marchi led off the game with...

Read more »

Obituaries 07-26-2011

Giovanna Falcucci Of Revere, formerly of the North End Giovanna (Rinaldo) Falcucci of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on July 18 following a long illness at the Don Orione Nursing Center of East Boston. She was 81 years old. A Revere resident for more than 25 years, she came to the United...

Read more »

Painting the Town…

Painting the Town…

There is something timeless about coming across a watercolor artist in the park. This talented woman was concentrating on the Christopher Columbus Park scene she was creating.

Read more »