Obituaries 07-19-2011

Charles Lepore Retired Boston School Custodian Charles D. Lepore of Boston died on July 8. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired Boston Public School custodian. He was the beloved son of the late Raffaele and Rosina (Maffeo) Lepore; devoted brother of Alfred Lepore of Boston, Americo Lepore of...

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Police Flyer Calls for Less Noise

A first of its kind handout calling for people to be courteous to North End/Waterfront residents by keeping the noise level down when visiting the community, especially late night and early morning hours. “Boston Police A-1 officers are distributing the flyers encouraging individuals to enjoy the North End and everything it has to offer...

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Crime Down in North End

Crime Down in North End

North End/Waterfront crime statistics are down from year to date and over the last 30 days, according to a District A-1 report presented by Boston Police Captain Bernard O’Rourke. O’Rourke told residents at the NEWNC Public Safety monthly meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center that crime statistics have been basically down over the past...

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NEAD Receives Grant for Summer Programs

North End Against Drugs has received a Boston Foundation Grant of $7,500 as part of the My Summer in the City Funding Initiative to collaborate with R.O.C. to show a Family Movie Night at DeFilippo Playground (Gassy). In addition NEAD will team up with North End Music and Performing Arts Center to conduct three...

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NEWRA Monthly Meeting July 14

NEWRA will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The agenda includes: Presidents’ Report, summer party update, Clean Streets Committee, Parks and Open Spaces Committee and Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee reports. There will be only one agenda item that requires a...

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The Dead of Summer

It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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North 2 South Classic Baseball Series Played

Last season the North 2 South Classic saw both teams win home games in Little League competition sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. This year the results were just a little different as the North End team managed a 4-4 tie at home but lost a close 1-0 game to the South End team...

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Obituaries 07-12-2011

Frank Cirignano Owned former Cozy Corner Restaurant in the North End Frank J. Cirignano of the North End of Boston, died June 30 in the Spaulding Nursing Center, Boston. He was 89 years old. Born in Italy, he lived most of his life in the North End. He was the proprietor of the Cozy...

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Good Neighbor Award Presented to Waterfront Cafe

July 8, 2011
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Good Neighbor Award Presented to Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe Bar and Grill was recently presented the “Good Neighbor” Award by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association for consistently cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the Commercial Street business. NEWRA has been presenting these awards to local businesses for about a year through the Clean Streets Committee nominating group. Each month...

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North End Waterfront Health Welcomes New Pediatrician

North End Waterfront Health Welcomes New Pediatrician

A new pediatrician just landed at North End Waterfront Health. David Tortorella, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who has immediate appointments available and is accepting patients from newborns to young adults. He is also a newly licensed pilot. Dr. Tortorella received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from St. Louis University,...

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The Fourth of July 2011

July 4 marked the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history. If you are the type who appreciates history, the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. If you are a European, there are celebrations that go back...

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NEAA Showcases Players in All Star Game

One of the North End Athletic Association’s special events is their annual Majors (Little League) Baseball All Star Game which was recently played at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The game attracted a good turnout but a downpour of rain cut the game short of the scheduled nine inning contest. This year, as it...

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Obituaries 07-06-2011

Mary Pucillo Of Everett, formerly of the North End Mary (Maduri) Pucillo of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 26. She was the beloved mother of Richard Pucillo of Revere and his late wife Joanne Pucillo; loving grandmother to three grandchildren and loving great-grandmother to three great-grandchildren; dear sister of Sam...

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Red Sox Capture Majors Title

June 28, 2011
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Red Sox Capture Majors Title

How do you cap off an impressive 9-1 regular season record? By capturing the 2011 NEAA Majors Baseball Championship. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did by beating the Cubs 6-3 and 6-0. With the score tied at 3 Timmy Martin laced a gap shot that rolled to the fence for a three-run inside...

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MassDOT Presents Vent Building Demo Plans

June 28, 2011
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MassDOT Presents Vent Building Demo Plans

MassDOT held a public meeting in the North End last week to advise residents and the business community of its plans for a $6.5 million construction project to repair the Callahan Ventilation Building on North Street. State officials explained the dire need to repair this property due to major problems with the walls falling...

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Sidewalk Repairs Underway in the North End

June 28, 2011
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In case you haven’t noticed there is a lot of sidewalk repairs underway in the North End. The project calls for 15,000 square feet of local sidewalks to be repaired to make them safer for residents and the thousands of visitors that pass through the neighborhood and the Freedom Trail. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino,...

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Looking at the News: The Future is Grim for DiMasi

June 28, 2011
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It was a bad day for the North End last week when Sal DiMasi was convicted of seven out of nine counts in Federal Court. A Jury of his peers decided he is guilty and there really isn’t very much he can do about it. Of course, he can appeal and he will appeal...

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The Mayor and Nike

The Nike store on Newbury Street has removed window advertising enobling the use of drugs. Mayor Menino was absolutely within his rights to ask the company to remove the advertising which seemed to strongly endorse drug use. This wasn’t an effort by the mayor to stifle First Amendment rights. It was an effort to...

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Whitey’s Back

The capture of Whitey Bulger, the alleged commander and chief of the Irish mob in Boston, is being treated like a visit by the Pope. The hoopla surrounding Bulger’s arrest and return to Boston had the close-up effect of an M-80 going off. It made the recent Stanley Cup celebration, by comparison, look like...

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Obituaries 06-28-2011

Angelina Folino Lifelong North End resident Angelina P. (Pagliarulo) Folino, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on June 17. She was 100 years old. The loving wife of the late Charles Folino, she was the beloved sister-in-law of Frances Pagliarulo, cherished aunt of Francine Picardo, Marie Giordano and Charles Schiavone and is...

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The Cup Comes Home

The Cup Comes Home

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NBSS/Eliot School Issues Still not Resolved

-By Phil Orlandella A letter of support was sent to the Mayor, other elected officials, the Boston Finance Commission and the Boston Redevelopment Authority clearly indicating the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s concerns of the status of the Eliot School and the North Bennet Street School. NBSS has on several occasions indicated that unless they...

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North End Documentary in the Making

-By Phil Orlandella A $10,000 grant has been awarded to the North End Historic Society by the Baxter Foundation to produce an eight minute trailer about the North End. Kendall Productions has apparently started filming interviews with people with knowledge of the North End. According to James Pasto a member of the society, “The...

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Fourteen Local Students Receive Scholarships

-By Phil Orlandella North End Against Drugs, the Nazzaro Community Center and several donors made it possible for fourteen local students to receive scholarships to help with their all important education. The awards were announced through a raffle held at the Center following a musical concert by the Nazzaro Center’s Band under the direction...

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