Obituaries 10-21-2010

Victoria Lee Bova Of Revere, formerly of the North End Victoria Lee Bova of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 12. She was 50 years old. A former MBTA employee, she was the devoted mother of Ventura Malave of Revere; loving daughter of  Gilda (D’Iorio) and the late Joseph...

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Overall crime numbers flat in the North End

October 14, 2010
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Overall crime numbers flat in the North End

Boston Police District A-1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke and Sergeant Tom Lema presented crime information regarding the North End over the past 30 days at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. In general, with the exception of breaking & entering, crime in the community has flattened out. No major...

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DPW year-round mechanical street cleaning plan meets some opposition

October 14, 2010
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DPW year-round mechanical street cleaning plan meets some opposition

It was the quiet before the storm at last week’s Public Works Department community meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center as plans were presented for year-round Mechanical Street Cleaning program in the North End. The program, geared towards keeping the neighborhood streets and curbs clean, is scheduled to begin during the first week in...

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NEWRA Committee seeks – Polcari Playground improvements

October 14, 2010
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NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee discussed several neighborhood items at last week’s monthly public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Agenda items included working with Boston Parks Advocates to discuss community input on 2011 initiatives and a possible map project currently underway. BPA has neighborhood forums that provide valuable information on how...

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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

October 6, 2010
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Fall Activities At Columbus Park

It was a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston’s Waterfront as hundreds of people enjoyed games, picnicking and playground activities. The park has been continuously active throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons with numerous programs, events and activities for both young and old. These included face painting,...

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Consistency…route to rodent control

October 6, 2010
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Just when it appeared that some headway was being made in the race to control the rodent problem in the North End/Waterfront community, another rat appearance took place. Returning home from shopping, life-long North End resident, Janet Gilardi informed the Review that a large size rodent ran under a parked car in front of...

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Will the State Senate race heat up in the North End

By Emily Stypolkowski Special to the Regional Review Although the election season has been relatively quiet in the North End thus far, some residents say that as November approaches, the state senate race has the potential to raise the volume. Due to the lack of competition on both sides of the political spectrum, the...

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Street cleaning a balancing act

Elected officials and residents are struggling over how to keep the streets clean year round and provide the residents with cars the maximum amount of legal street parking spaces on any day. City officials announced last week that the North End will be the pilot case for year round street cleaning starting on December...

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Obituaries 10-06-2010

Josephine Helen Battista Lifelong North End resident Josephine Helen (Monaco) Battista, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on September 28. She was in her 94th year. A member of the Christian Mothers’ Society and several senior groups, she was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano Battista; loving and devoted mother of...

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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

September 30, 2010
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Reporting rat sightings ASAP gets quick responses

On Friday morning, September 17 local resident Janet Gilardi was informed by a friend and advised that a rat was walking around near his business on Fleet Street acting like he belonged there. Gilardi, like residents are consistently asked to do, called the Mayor’s Hot Line and reported the up-close and personal encounter with...

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Year round Mechanical Street cleaning meeting October 4

September 30, 2010
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One of the most discussed topics at North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings is the possibility of implementing year-round mechanical street cleaning, something the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) feels will make a big difference in keeping the neighborhood cleaner. If enacted on the scheduled date of Wednesday, December 1, DPW plans to...

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Chiofaro downsizes harbor garage towers plan

September 30, 2010
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Don Chiofaro has again cut back the size of his Aquarium Place project by 200,000 square feet but more importantly has trimmed the height of the twin towers he is hoping to build to 615 feet and 471 feet respectively. Chiofaro, the well known president of the company which bears his family name, said...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Emilio ‘Nemo’ Ciampa Of Medford, formerly of the North End Emilio “Nemo” Ciampa of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Rossi); devoted father of Joanna Ciampa and Phyllis Ciampa, both of Medford; brother of the late Albina Ruggieri, Clara...

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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

September 22, 2010
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NEWRA Clean Streets Committee addresses many issues at meeting

As usual, NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee attracted many concerned residents to its monthly meeting despite a change of revenue due to Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Discussions at the community meeting took on several topics including Code Enforcement, year round Mechanical Street Cleaning, several progress reports and the selection of the committee’s Good Neighbor Recognition Award....

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History of North End unfolding

September 22, 2010
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History of North End unfolding

Established in 2009, the North End Historical Society, a legally incorporated non-profit Massachusetts organization, has a clear mission to collect and preserve the historical record and material culture of Boston’s North End, to preserve, catalog and present these resources in service of the wider community through publications, lectures, educational programs and exhibits, according to...

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NEWNC supports Salem Street development plans

September 22, 2010
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For the second time during the past several months, David Crocini a resident of Salem Street, found himself before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council presenting plans to develop the property at 133 Salem Street. The site an unoccupied building was formerly the site of Sheldon’s Bargain Basement for many years. The structure was built...

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Corner Cafe regains softball crown

September 22, 2010
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Dominant pitching by Steve "Donuts" Passatempo and an air tight team defense played key roles in re-capturing the North End Men’s Softball League Championship by Corner Cafe over Waterfront Cafe. Corner Cafe wrapped up their season finishing in first place in the divisional season and went on to capture still another championship with scores...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Josephine Sylvester Of Lynnfield, formerly of the North End Josephine C. (Guarnacci) Sylvester of Lynnfield, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 14. She was 93 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward L. Sylvester; loving mother of Joanne Ripley of Lynnfield and the late Edward G....

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Good Neighbor Recognition Award

September 16, 2010
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Good Neighbor Recognition Award

NEWRA Clean Streets Committee members Janet Gilardi (2nd from right) and Professor Nancy Caruso (left) are shown presenting North Bennet Street School with the August Good Neighbor Recognition Award for helping to keep the community clean by continuously cleaning the sidewalk and gutter in front of the school. Accepting the Award is NBSS President...

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A beautiful mix

September 16, 2010
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A friend in from Sweden – a young man 22 years old from a small town outside of Malmo – made the grand tour of Boston last weekend. It began in the North End last Saturday about noon-time. Actually, it began with trying to find a parking space, which we found near the Lindemann...

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Suspect sought in three North End incidents

September 16, 2010
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Boston Police are still aggressively investigating a reported case of assault and battery on a North End woman in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 21 on the upper part of Salem Street, near Charter Street. Police have flooded the neighborhood with flyers containing a composite drawing and a description of the suspect....

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Crime down over the past 30 days

September 16, 2010
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Boston Police Area A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke told several North End residents at a NEWNC Public Safety Committee meeting that over the past 30 days crime in the area has flattened out. The big drop came in the number of breaking and entering crimes which soared the previous month. O’Rourke reported that...

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