North End Student to Participate in Statewide Spelling Bee

North End Student to Participate in Statewide Spelling Bee

Once again the Nazzaro Community Center will be sending one of its members to the Statewide Spelling Bee being held at Faneuil Hall. This year Shona Ortiz a sixth grade student at St. John School will do the honors with a chance to move onto the National Championship in Washington DC. “This the first...

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Bono Family Supports NEAD Family Dinner

-By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs will hold another Family Dinner/Family Talk with a special Italian meal prepared by Mary and John Romano consisting of macaroni, meatballs, sausages, salad and Mary’s world famous eggplant. Cookies will be served for desert and a guest speaker will discuss topics of the day. “All North End...

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Survey Says…North End Flowing with Liquor Licenses

-By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has released a survey tracking the number of alcohol licenses in the neighborhood as of January 18, 2011. The survey indicated there are 31 C.V. 7-day full liquor licenses, 41 C.V. 7-day beer, wine and cordials licenses and 18 C.V. 7-day beer and wine licenses, a total...

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The Beauty and the Reality

The incredible amount of snow that has fallen during December has added a touch of New England beauty to the neighborhood. With more snow predicted for the middle of the week, there is the chance for even more beauty. But the beauty, in reality, is a beast – and the beast has caused business...

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Turner Sentenced

Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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Obituaries 02-01-2011

Rudolph Sibilio Past Commander of VFW Post 144, North End Rudolph N. Sibilio of Malden died suddenly in Florida on January 22. He was the Past Commander of VFW Post 144 of the North End and a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was the beloved husband of Bernice D. (Lubinger) of...

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Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

Riccio Shows His Talents in Elite Squash Tournament at the University Club

By Cary Shuman Dave Riccio of Revere is well known as the owner of the Caffe Vittoria, a famous café located in the heart of the North End. But Riccio is also gaining prominence as an excellent squash player. Riccio is riding high in the sport after an outstanding showing in the Putnam Pro-Am...

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NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

NEWRA Supports Take-out Request/Says No to 1am Closure

By Phil Orlandella A proposal by Liz Ventura to change the use of Mercato del Mare to include take-out service at the fish market on 99 Salem Street was supported by NEWRA 29-0 at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. A request to change the closing hours at Tresca Restaurant,...

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NEWRA/ZLC Committee Meeting Tonight, Jan. 25

By Phil Orlandella Tonight’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Zoning Licensing and Construction Committee has five items on its agenda. Requests include living space changes, zoning for restaurant use, closing hour extensions and a full liquor license. The community meeting will be held at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. The committee is...

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NBSS Seeks Relocation to Old Police Station on North Street

By Phil Orlandella North Bennet Street School (NBSS) has reportedly grown out of its current space and has already moved two of their units to rented space in Arlington, according to the school’s President Miguel Gomez-Ibanez. Speaking at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, Ibanez...

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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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