Saturday’s rain

When the first rain in weeks finally fell Saturday afternoon, it came in a magnificent torrent. That rain caused the dried up grass, bushes and flowers to rejoice. The streets were swept clean of soot and dust. Everything was soaked and cooled off at the same time. In many neighborhoods there were floods and...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

Barbara Piso Of Beverly, formerly of the North End Barbara M. (Morgan) Piso of Beverly, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on July 3. She was the beloved wife of Peter R. Piso; loving mother of Peter B. Piso of Saugus and Dante C. Piso and his wife, Tina M., Quintiliani...

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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

July 8, 2010
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NEAA Dodgers split in North Adams Tournament

For twenty consecutive years, the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has taken a 13-15 year old baseball team to compete in a double-header against their counter parts from North Adams. In August, as part of the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) annual North End Family Pride Day, North Adams travels to Boston to play...

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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

July 8, 2010
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NEAA All Star game draws largest crowd ever

One of the largest crowds ever found their way to last week’s North End Athletic Association’s annual Little league All Star Game played at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The traditional game saw the East All Stars come out swinging enroute to a nine inning 18-5 win over the West All Stars. The popular...

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Year to year crime numbers down in North End

July 8, 2010
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Year to year crime figures are down about three percent in the North End according to Boston Police Area A1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke. O’Rourke also told residents at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety Committee monthly meeting that over the past 30 days there has been no major crime in the area referring to homicides,...

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Everyone is away

The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

Ida Forte, 86 North End resident Ida (Citroni) Forte of Boston’s North End died on June 28. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Annibale "Chick" Forte; cherished mother of Danny Forte, Kenneth Forte and his wife, Angela, of Wilmington, Mary Forte of the North End, Lawrence Forte...

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Lifetime Achievement – Robert Verrier, AIA

June 29, 2010
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Lifetime Achievement – Robert Verrier, AIA

Robert Verrier, the president and founder of the Architectural Team – one of the leading architectural firms in Boston – turned 70 this week. It is a birthday to note not just because he designed the modern version of Commercial and Battery wharfs, but rather, because his career as an architect has been exemplary...

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Tigers Capture NEAA Majors Baseball Crown

Tigers Capture NEAA Majors Baseball Crown

When it was all said and done, it was the Tigers that won the 2010 NEAA/Nazzaro Center Majors Baseball Championship with a 9-0 shutout of the Indians who led the 2 of 3 series one game to none. The Tigers came out swinging led by a first inning three run home run over the...

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Benevento’s opens in grand fashion

June 29, 2010
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Benevento’s opens in grand fashion

There’s another North End eatery, Benevento’s Original Brick Oven Kitchen and Bar, that officially opened on Salem Street last Wednesday, June 23. Well over 200 invited guests turned out for the grand opening that saw Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined owner Joe Bono for the traditional...

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First new dog initiative meeting held in North End

Butting heads with a Councilor Sal LaMattina fundraiser, the opening of a new North End restaurant and a totally beautiful summer evening, the New Dog Initiative meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center still managed to draw over 20 residents. The meeting was the first in a series of a humane educational forum on responsible...

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Two North End Food Vendors Open on Greenway

June 29, 2010
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Two North End businesses were among six food vendors selected to provide distinctive and affordable food options now being offered on the Greenway through the Conservancy’s new pilot program. Boston Pushcart offers a classic menu of hot dogs, Italian sausage, fresh-squeezed lemonade and much more. Joe Bono, owner of North End Restaurants, Al Dente...

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Musings on the coming of the 4th

It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Obituaries 06-29-2010

Salvatore Fischer North End resident Salvatore Fischer of the North End of Boston died on June 22. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a 25 year employee of the Boston Naval Ship Yard. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Tenore); father of Flavia Siuda and her husband,...

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North End/South End Baseball Little League Classic

North End/South End Baseball Little League Classic

Working with the NEAA, Representative Aaron Michlewitz has helped organize a North 2 South Baseball Classic Tournament between the North End Majors All Star team (15 players) and the South End Little League All Star team. Game one (7 innings) will be played on Friday, June 25 at 6pm at Langone Field on Commercial...

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World Cup

World Cup

By Sallie Katz The North End is always fun and exciting but every four years there is an added zing. This is of course is the World Cup. Four years ago it went beyond anyone’s expectations because Italy won. Every coffee bar is crowded with cheering fans. I’m sure everyone has their favorite. Mine...

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Stephen Passacantilli: A Die-Hard Community Activist

June 22, 2010
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Stephen Passacantilli: A Die-Hard Community Activist

Stephen Passacantilli, 35, a life-long resident of the North End and die-hard community activist is actively involved in neighborhood endeavors on a daily basis, including weekends and holidays. Passacantilli grew up living at Fountain Place, just off of Hanover Street, adjacent to the family business the Blue Front Restaurant, now closed. Stephen comes from...

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If the oil spill was here

June 22, 2010
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New Englanders, and especially Bostonians, tend to believe that our way of life, our traditions, our geography, our coastline and natural beauty and the changing of the seasons combine to make living one’s life in this area better and more preferable to anywhere else in the nation. New Englanders watching the tragedy unfolding down...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee Talks Trash

June 22, 2010
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Once again the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee continues to attract many residents to its monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Several members had numerous questions regarding Code Enforcement activities in the area. Some resident said to a City official at the meeting that there has not been enough ticketing of trash violations...

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The World Cup

If you’re a real North End resident of the Italian kind, then you are tending to live or die by the exploits of the Italian team and its best player, Andrea Pirlo. It is not looking good so far for Italy this time around in the World Cup. The Italian team is playing their...

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Keep Bunker Hill Day

North End residents aware of our connection to the Revolutionary War should contact the state senators on Beacon Hill who want to do away with Bunker Hill Day as a Suffolk County holiday. Let State Senate President Therese Murray know where you stand. Call her office. The effort by the legislature to do away...

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Our web site

The North End has a new place to read the news and to respond to the opinions expressed in the Regional Review. Our web-site, www.northendregionalreview.com, is up and running. We urge you to visit the site and express yourselves.

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Obituaries 06-22-2010

Christine Caruso Of Somerville, formerly of the North End Christine A. Caruso of Somerville, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on June 14. A former angel of the Madonna del Soccorso Society, she was the cherished daughter of Sal "Sonny" Caruso of Somerville and the late Rita (Marino); loving sister of Roseanne...

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Christopher Columbus Park is Well Used

June 17, 2010
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Christopher Columbus Park is Well Used

One of the most popular and beautiful areas to go to any day of the week, is the Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Visitors and local residents can always be found taking photos, viewing the harbor, sun bathing, jogging, relaxing, participating in park entertainment and activities or visiting the...

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