Hazmat trucking routes study underway

August 25, 2010
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NEWRA President Mark Paul advised residents at the group’s recent monthly meeting that there is an ongoing campaign to prevent hazardous cargo vehicles from passing through any North End street. Until a final decision can be made by the Federal Government based on a technical study to evaluate routes for these trucks, access is...

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St. Anthony’s Feast

A neighborhood celebration for 91 years, over the past 40 years, the St. Anthony’s Feast has grown from year to year almost without pause. What was once something exclusive to the residents of the North End who were largely Italian many years ago, has become the one event of the year in the neighborhood...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

David Belliveau, 33 Of Revere, formerly of the North End. David M. Belliveau of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly on August 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old. Born in Cambridge, he lived his early years in Boston’s North End. He moved...

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Saint La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is carried down the street during the 100th year of the Fisherman’s Feast.

Saint La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is carried down the street during the 100th year of the Fisherman’s Feast.

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NEWRA Opposes new Salem Street Restaurant

August 18, 2010
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NEWRA Opposes new Salem Street Restaurant

There was only one voting item on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting agenda and a presentation by newly appointed Boston Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro. Commissioner Massaro spoke for about 20 minutes and answered questions relating to her department’s responsibility, plans and goals. She noted that because of budget cuts, her...

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Craigslist Killer’s suicide, can it be called justice?

August 18, 2010
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North Enders throughout this neighborhood in discussions over coffee and to themselves watching the television news all had thoughts about the Craigslist Killer who apparently killed himself in his jail cell over the weekend. How he did it doesn’t matter. The deed has been done. He ended his miserable life rather than face life...

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Rash of Break-ins to be Discussed at NEWNC Public Safety Meeting

August 18, 2010
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Since the beginning of July 2010, District A-1 has been the scene of an increase in "Breaking and Entering" to North End/Waterfront homes and businesses according to Boston Police Sgt. Tom Lema. Although not officially confirmed, many residents believe the break-ins are the work of drug users. Break-ins and other crime related issues will...

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Two Salem Street Proposals on NEWRA/NEWNC Agendas

August 18, 2010
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Two requests for legal occupancy changes on Salem Street will be on the NEWRA and NEWNC monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center this September 2010. The potential owner/developer of 133 Salem Street (formerly Sheldon’s Discount Store) is seeking to change the legal occupancy from retail to retail on the first floor and four...

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The BRA and the neighborhood

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has come up with new guidelines that limit any Harbor Garage development to 200 feet. Whether or not developer Donald Chiofaro gets the go ahead or not, whomever develops the garage will be bound by the same rules. In addition, the BRA and a local committee made up of residents...

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Fisherman’s Feast at 100; Now on to St. Anthony’s

The 100th Anniversary of the annual Fisherman’s Feast in the North End is something to note and to celebrate. The Society of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca sponsors the feast, which has its roots in Sicily. Legend has it that 16th Century fishermen asked the Madonna del Soccorso, Our Lady of Help, to protect...

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Obituaries 08-18-2010

Bernadette Webb Of Winthrop, formerly of the North End Bernadette E. Webb of Winthrop, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on August 10. She was 56 years old. The beloved daughter of the late Domenica (Cerullo) and William J. Webb Sr., she was the cherished mother of Gabriella Webb-Durham of Winthrop and her fiancé,...

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North End Pride Week a huge success

August 12, 2010
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North End Pride Week a huge success

North End Pride Week and Pride Day, 8 days of activities, events and programs was held at various venues throughout the neighborhood last week. Hosted by North End Against Drugs in conjunction with the Nazzaro Community Center and several other local agencies, funded by donations from corporations, organizations, grants and personal contributions to the...

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Arts Series at Columbus Park

August 12, 2010
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A mixture of artistic genres including opera, American Standards, jazz, Celtic music and theatrical performances will take place at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. The entertainment series, sponsored by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, is part of Mayor Menino’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events 8th Annual Waterfront Performing Art...

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NEAA/TD Bank Family Baseball Game

August 12, 2010
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Twenty or so children and their parents squared-off last Saturday at Langone Park for the Annual North End Athletic Association/TD Bank Annual Family Baseball Game. The fun-filled game, as usual wound-up as a tie, featured food, refreshments and prizes provided by TD Bank. Both teams had game t-shirts, parents blue and kids yellow, also...

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Cross Street traffic restrictions announced

August 12, 2010
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A new program to restrict vehicle access along Cross Street from Hanover Street to Salem Street in the North End is in effect. Under this program, vehicles will no longer have access to the center sidewalk area. Residents at several neighborhood meetings scheduled by Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the Boston Transportation Department...

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NEWRA Committee discusses waterfront public access

August 12, 2010
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The main topic of discussion at last week’s NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center was public access space along the Waterfront and North End. Following a tour of the entire area with residents and Deputy Director Patrice Todisco of the Boston Harbor Association, the group is raising...

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DiMasi’s pension reinstated

The old adage that an indictment is not a conviction has never been truer following the decision of a Boston Municipal Court judge overturning the state pension authority’s ruling that suspended former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi’s pension. In other words, DiMasi’s pension has been reinstated – and if you read the judge’s...

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The tax free weekend

We urge all our readers and those who have major retail items to purchase to take advantage of the sales tax free weekend coming up. In this instance, the state legislature has done retailers a great service by taking away the tax in order to stimulate sales. By doing so, retailers will grab sales...

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NEWRA Continues August Meetings

August 4, 2010
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August is usually a very slow month for neighborhood meetings. For example the North End Athletic Association, North End Against Drugs, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council and Friends of the North End Library will not hold their regular or committee meetings during the month. On the other hand the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association plans to...

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Legislature Approves Foreclosure and Mortgage Fraud Protection Bill

August 4, 2010
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Final consumer protection legislation has been sent to the Governor from the Senate and House that protects both homeowners and tenants from mortgage fraud and arbitrary evictions. Home foreclosure continues to rise in the Commonwealth in spite of the improving economy. "The economic climate has made it difficult for many residents to keep their...

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The Boston Foundation Supports NEAD

August 4, 2010
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North End Against Drugs has received a $2,000 grant from The Boston Foundation. The grant, part of the Foundation’s "My Summer in the City" Grant Program will be used to off-set the cost for Family Pride Week which is currently underway with events and activities scheduled through Sunday, August 7. "NEAD is very grateful...

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The perfect summer

Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Obituaries 08-04-2010

Filomena Cutone, 90 Of Stoneham, formerly of the North End Filomena (Casciano) Cutone of Stoneham, formerly of the North End, died on July 28. She was 90 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Michele Cutone; devoted mother of Antonietta Cutone and her husband. Guido, of Italy, Olga Berardinelli and her...

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Pizzeria Regina named best in Boston

Pizzeria Regina named best in Boston

By John Lynds On Monday, during the final taping of the Food Network’s new show ‘Food Feuds’ the network named Pizzeria Regina, the pizzeria that started in the North End and grew to 15 restaurants comprised of 13 fast-service, high-volume pizzerias under the Regina name, best pizza in Boston. The Food Network said it...

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