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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His Best Foot Forward – Dr. Campo celebrates his 20th anniversary at North End Foot Center

His Best Foot Forward – Dr. Campo celebrates his 20th anniversary at North End Foot Center

By Cary Shuman Dr. Frank Campo is a great role model for young people everywhere. If you work hard each day and do well in school, you can attain your dream. After excelling as a student at Christopher Columbus High School in the North End and Northeastern University, Campo left the area to attend...

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NEWRA group discusses movie production

June 17, 2010
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Discussion on the return of the production crew for the movie "What’s Your Number?" to re-shoot a scene on Cooper Street was one of the agenda items for last week’s NEWRA monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Filming will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. using...

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The contract is signed; now what will follow?

The signing of the Boston firefighters’ contract is not the beginning of the end. It is, as Sir Winston Churchill once said, the end of the beginning. Negotiating downward the 19% pay raise in order to assuage an angry public and a reticent but nervous Boston City Council, has galvanized the belief that every...

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The World Cup

Some of us who try to appreciate the grandeur and the tradition of World Cup Soccer have been experiencing difficulty in watching and listening by the buzz-saw of irritating noise caused by the vuvuzela, a plastic trumpet available to any and all fans. ESPN and ABC are trying to make adjustments to their broadcasts...

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Little League Report

Indians Number One With the Tigers on their tail and the Red Sox close behind, the Indians with coach Al Vilar at the helm, captured the 2010 NEAA/Nazzaro Center Majors Baseball Championship. Other games during the week… Sox 10-Indians 7 The ongoing battle between the Red Sox and Indians for first place went to...

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Obituaries 06-16-2010

Antonette Crugnale North End resident Antonette C. (Passero) Crugnale of Boston’s North End died on June 6. She was 67 years old. She was the loving daughter of Lena (DiAngelis) and the late Nicholas Passero; beloved sister of the late Vincent A. Passero; cherished aunt of Niki Ann Laakso of Wisconsin and Vincent A....

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What the future holds

June 10, 2010
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If media activity in the Boston Globe regarding Don Chiofaro’s dream and the future of the Greenway as expressed in the coming Armenian Memorial is a measure of what is to follow, then we are in for very interesting times along the North End Waterfront. First, Chiofaro. During the past three weeks we have...

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NEWRA Committee addresses parks and playground issues

June 10, 2010
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A thunder storm cleared the neighborhood just in time for localities to make their way to the Nazzaro Community Center for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee’s monthly meeting last Tuesday evening. About 10-12 residents turned out for the neighborhood meeting to discuss several current issues. Chairperson Anne Pistorio told...

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NEWRA Opposes Hazmat Traffic in Community

June 10, 2010
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Votes to express the opinions of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association in regards to hazmat vehicles traveling through the neighborhood and plans for the Greenway District will be taken at the group’s June 10, 2010 monthly meeting to be held at the Nazzaro Community Center at 7pm. NEWRA is expected to overwhelmingly vote to...

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Firefighters offer inadequate

Let’s face it. If Boston’s firefighters were asking for a 19% raise and the economy was flying and unemployment was low and business expansion was robust, would anyone care? But the economy is retrograde. It is weak and ineffectual when compared to three years ago. In fact, the national economy and the local economy...

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Majors season coming to an end

June 10, 2010
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Regular season baseball for the NEAA/Nazzaro Center Majors will conclude this week and the playoffs will begin. An All Star Game will also be played. Indians 10-Cardinals 8 In a very competitive up and down battle, between the Cardinals and the Indians, saw 18 runs cross the plate as the Tribe beat the Cardinals...

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Obituaries 06-09-2010

Edward Francis DiCenzo Retired Boston teacher and Army Reserve Colonel Edward Francis DiCenzo of Boston’s North End died on June 1. He was 80 years old. Mr. DiCenzo was a teacher in the Boston Public Schools for more than 30 years and was a retired Colonel in the Army Reserves. He was the son...

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