Obituaries 11-30-2010

Benedict Lentini Had 25-year career at Mass State Lottery Benedict C. “Ben” Lentini, a 60 year resident of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 18 following a brief battle with cancer at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was 82 years old. He was an alumnus of the Franciscan Seminary School...

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Mendoza family hosts fundraiser for Eliot School

November 22, 2010
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Mendoza family hosts fundraiser for Eliot School

Another successful fundraiser to benefit the Eliot School, organized by the Mendoza family, took place at their restaurant Vinoteca di Monica on Richmond Street. Last year, the Mendoza family hosted event raised $17,000 for the Charter Street School to purchase supplies and equipment. This year $20,000 was raised for a two-year total of $37,000....

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NEWRA says no to Bricco expansion

November 22, 2010
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NEWRA says no to Bricco expansion

Despite full support from abutters and other residents, the committee voted to oppose a plan by Frank DePasquale to expand Bricco Restaurant into the adjacent property he purchased from Nobile Insurance. The NEWNC also supported the request by a 10-0 vote. It appears that residents were concerned with additional noise on Hanover Street. "Bricco’s...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee seeks co-chairs

November 22, 2010
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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee seeks co-chairs

Several topics were discussed at the recent NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting including the announcement co-chairs Naomi Paul and Patricia Thiboutot are stepping down after a two-year stint on the active committee. The co-chairs were recognized by Councilor Sal LaMattina, DPW Assistant Commissioner Frank O’Brien, NEWRA’s new president Stephanie Hogue and every committee member...

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Remembering the way it was – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

November 22, 2010
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Remembering the way it was – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Thanksgiving 2010

Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Obituaries 11-22-2010

Frances Valvo Boston resident Frances M. (Cascio) Valvo of Boston died on October 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Valvo; loving mother of Michael Valvo of Haverhill; sister of Salvatore Cascio of Medford. A memorial mass was held in St. Stephens Church, Boston. Arrangements were by the Wm F. Spencer...

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Just a couple more minutes…

Just a couple more minutes…

Pagliuca’s Restaurant owner/chef Joe Pagliuca prepares some delicious Italian food at his Parmenter Street eatery. The restaurant has been recently expanded and attracts many customers including regulars like the Haymarket Pushcart Association Lunch Bunch.

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NEWNC supports Brico’s expansion

November 15, 2010
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NEWNC supports Brico’s expansion

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) pitched two 10-0 shut-outs at their recent monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. Council members voted 10-0 to support a request by Frank DePasquale owner of the property at 241 Hanover Street to expand his restaurant, Brico’s into the newly purchased property formerly Nobile Insurance Agency. The...

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LaMattina/Arroyo hold Veterans Services Hearings

November 15, 2010
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LaMattina/Arroyo hold Veterans Services Hearings

On the Monday before Veterans Day, Boston City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Felix G. Arroyo held a hearing at City Hall to ensure Boston veterans are provided with a safe and healthy environment when returning home from Iraq or Afghanistan. The hearing, attended by many veteran organizations, also concentrated on making sure veterans all...

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DA Conley discusses bullying issues with local students

November 15, 2010
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North End Against Drugs (NEAD), North End Community Health Center and District Attorney Dan Conley recently teamed up to advise 200 students from St. John and the Eliot Schools about bullying at St. John’s Hall. Assistant DA Gerry Stewart and other staff from Conley’s office introduced students in attendance to a presentation designed to...

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Nazzaro Center Small Fry League underway

November 15, 2010
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Small Fry Basketball is underway at the Nazzaro Community Center with four teams competing. This very popular basketball league officially got into action on October 30 and will run through March 12 when the championship game will take place. Starting times for the regular season games are 12noon and 2pm, beginning with a half...

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Menino shows strength, common sense on crucial issues

Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

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Obituaries 11-15-2010

Helen Pozniak GE retiree Helen L. (Yuknevich) Pozniak, a retired secretary, died early Thursday morning at the Winchester Hospital after a brief illness. She was 89 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, she was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara (Walauska) Yuknevich. She worked for many years at GE in...

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Teens raise funds to battle Breast Cancer

November 8, 2010
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Teens raise funds to battle Breast Cancer

Members of the Nazzaro Community Center Teen Program, under the direction of one of the parents Captain Roseann Romano, spent the better part of October planning a fundraiser for the "Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure" endeavor to help battle breast cancer. The group raised $2,200, about $800 short of their goal,...

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Crime rises a little in North End

November 8, 2010
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Crime rises a little in North End

Boston Police Area A-1 Commanding Officer Bernard O’Rourke and Sergeant Tom Lema told residents at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety meeting that year to date there were 50 more crimes committed in the North End than last year. However, the figure does not involve major crimes like homicide, armed robberies or rapes, of which...

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NEWRA Committee targets Gassy for repairs

November 8, 2010
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One of the many goals being undertaken by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee is to document the history of DeFillippo Park (Gassy) on Prince Street and the ultimate renovation of the park for use by all residents of the neighborhood. Committee Chair Anne M. Pistorio told the Review that...

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NEAA/Nazzaro Center CYO teams being formed

November 8, 2010
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Once again the Nazzaro Community Center and the North End Athletic Association are preparing for still another CYO basketball season with six different teams with some practices underway and others about to begin, according to the Center’s Director Carl Ameno. "The CYO season begins statewide on the weekend after Thanksgiving, so there’s still ample...

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To the victors go the spoils

Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli scored solid victories in their respective re-election bids. The North End voted overwhelmingly for both incumbents. The North End voted this way for these two because, frankly, they are everywhere all the time, and are accessible and answer all requests and calls. But the leadership they...

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Obituaries 11-08-2010

William Torsiglieri Of Weymouth, formerly of the North End William J. Torsiglieri of Weymouth, formerly of the North End of Boston, entered into eternal life on October 27. He was 85 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Frances P. (Orlandella); devoted father...

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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

November 1, 2010
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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

Representatives from MassDOT were recently in the North End advising of construction plans and potential traffic impacts relating to the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project scheduled to start in early November 2010. Project Manager Basttir Madamidola, MassDOT representative John Romano, Boston Transportation Al Vilar and Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office were available at the...

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Halloween Parties in the North End

November 1, 2010
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Halloween Parties in the North End

Three successful Halloween parties were held in the North End last week. All three parties attracted numerous local families and were fun filled events. On Friday Team Saturday ROC held a terrific Halloween Haunted House in Polcari Playground. On Saturday the Madonna Della Cava held their annual Halloween Party and Parade on Hanover and...

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Parcel 7 & 9 meeting cancelled

November 1, 2010
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MassDOT has cancelled its Parcel 7 & 9 RFP Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 at the Mariners House, according to agency representative John Romano. Reportedly, the public meeting was discontinued in order that MassDOT could compile more needed information, requested at prior meetings. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to...

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NEAA baseball team ends season with a win

November 1, 2010
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Sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) the North End Little League baseball team ended its Fall Ball season in Medford with a good 7-6 overall record, losing and winning a game on the road. The team’s four game winning streak was hauled in a close loss 9-7 on Saturday. However, the North...

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