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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Greenway activities should be made public, beforehand

September 16, 2010
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Making the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway work for everyone is a full-time job that needs some serious input from the neighborhood and the business community. Everything that takes place on the Greenway has a direct affect on residents that live in the area and merchants that operate there. Reportedly, some residents feel that events...

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Man’s inhumanity to man

September 16, 2010
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The murder last week in Boston of a pizza delivery man – a 58 year old father working a second job to better his family – stands out as one of the worst tragedies among a long stream of them recently. He was called to a home on a pretense by two young men...

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Burning the Koran

September 16, 2010
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North Enders have strong opinions on politics, about food, symphony, opera, the Red Sox and on and on. Many of us also have strong opinions about radical Islam, and those who would cut our heads off, blow up our children, plant bombs at a funeral or wedding or maybe even send a 7 year...

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Phyllis Daly, 89 North End resident Phyllis M. Daly of Boston’s North End died on September 7. She was 89 years old. The loving daughter of the late Francesca (Didio) and Salvatore Baglio Sr., she was the cherished wife of the late William P. Daly; beloved sister of Joseph Baglio and his wife, Mary,...

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New N.E. Boutique

September 10, 2010
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New N.E. Boutique

Autumn Driscoll manager of Clutch the North Ends newest exclusive designer boutique located at the corner of Cooper and Endicott Street.The new boutique features high end accessories including Fendi, Louis, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Tods, Burberry and Valentino.

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North End novel now available in local stores

September 10, 2010
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The Virgin Knows, a novel published in 1995, when the North End during the 70s was mostly Italian and hundreds of people were moving into the neighborhood because it was recognized as a safe place to live, is now out in paperback and for sale in the North End. The novel has two women...

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NEWRA To Elect Officers

September 10, 2010
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The names of North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association members that will be nominated to serve as officers for one-year terms will be presented at the community group’s September 16 monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center at 7pm. Nominations for the five positions, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Sgt. at-arms will also be accepted...

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NSTAR presents NEAD with $5,000 check

September 10, 2010
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NSTAR Gas and Electric Company Executive Walter Salvi has presented North End Against Drugs President John Romano with a $5,000 check enabling the longtime neighborhood group to continue to provide educational programs and activities for local residents during the upcoming year. NEAD and NSTAR have worked together for many years to develop programs that...

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The cleaning up never ends

September 10, 2010
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One season has ended with a bang. Another season is now upon us. The perpetual mess on the sidewalks and streets remain. The cleaning operation so much a part of the city’s business continues but it is not enough. It is never enough. Last weekend’s weather didn’t help the situation, either. The summer tends...

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Forgetting to pay their taxes

September 10, 2010
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There have been a spate of articles recently about politicians who have failed to pay taxes on their political accounts. It is incomprehensible to us that politicians seeking the approval of angry voters would tend to be among the most careful among us when it comes to paying their taxes. Wrong. In fact, the...

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Obituaries 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Henrietta ‘Etta’ Pagano Of Medford, formerly of the North End Henrietta “Etta” Pagano of Medford, formerly of the North End, died on September 1 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Frank Pagano of Medford; loving mother of Eileen Forziati and dear grandmother of Mario and Richard Forziati, all of Peabody;...

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North End Little Leaguers 1-1 in Tournament Play

North End Little Leaguers 1-1 in Tournament Play

The North End Little League team, coached by Al Vilar, was recently at it again playing in still another baseball tournament this season. This time around, the team ventured to Malden to participate in the Pacitti Cup Tournament, win or go home event game against the Dorchester Cedar Grove team. Both teams battled throughout...

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NEWRA Committee raise clean streets concerns

NEWRA Committee raise clean streets concerns

Some members of NEWRA Clean Streets Committee recently told DPW Assistant Commissioner Frank O’Brien that although a lot of time and effort has been placed in the neighborhood, the North End is still filthy. Residents noted that mechanic street cleaning is not getting the job accomplished because there is not any real enforcement in...

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Salem Street assault spurs warning

August 25, 2010
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A brazen assault of a North end woman in the early morning Saturday on Salem Street has prompted Boston Police to issue a warning for women to be careful after dark. The assault Saturday at 3:30 a.m. was described by police as an assault and battery on a Salem Street resident. Police withheld the...

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Hazmat trucking routes study underway

August 25, 2010
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NEWRA President Mark Paul advised residents at the group’s recent monthly meeting that there is an ongoing campaign to prevent hazardous cargo vehicles from passing through any North End street. Until a final decision can be made by the Federal Government based on a technical study to evaluate routes for these trucks, access is...

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St. Anthony’s Feast

A neighborhood celebration for 91 years, over the past 40 years, the St. Anthony’s Feast has grown from year to year almost without pause. What was once something exclusive to the residents of the North End who were largely Italian many years ago, has become the one event of the year in the neighborhood...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

David Belliveau, 33 Of Revere, formerly of the North End. David M. Belliveau of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly on August 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old. Born in Cambridge, he lived his early years in Boston’s North End. He moved...

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Saint La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is carried down the street during the 100th year of the Fisherman’s Feast.

Saint La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is carried down the street during the 100th year of the Fisherman’s Feast.

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NEWRA Opposes new Salem Street Restaurant

August 18, 2010
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NEWRA Opposes new Salem Street Restaurant

There was only one voting item on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting agenda and a presentation by newly appointed Boston Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro. Commissioner Massaro spoke for about 20 minutes and answered questions relating to her department’s responsibility, plans and goals. She noted that because of budget cuts, her...

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Craigslist Killer’s suicide, can it be called justice?

August 18, 2010
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North Enders throughout this neighborhood in discussions over coffee and to themselves watching the television news all had thoughts about the Craigslist Killer who apparently killed himself in his jail cell over the weekend. How he did it doesn’t matter. The deed has been done. He ended his miserable life rather than face life...

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Rash of Break-ins to be Discussed at NEWNC Public Safety Meeting

August 18, 2010
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Since the beginning of July 2010, District A-1 has been the scene of an increase in "Breaking and Entering" to North End/Waterfront homes and businesses according to Boston Police Sgt. Tom Lema. Although not officially confirmed, many residents believe the break-ins are the work of drug users. Break-ins and other crime related issues will...

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Two Salem Street Proposals on NEWRA/NEWNC Agendas

August 18, 2010
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Two requests for legal occupancy changes on Salem Street will be on the NEWRA and NEWNC monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center this September 2010. The potential owner/developer of 133 Salem Street (formerly Sheldon’s Discount Store) is seeking to change the legal occupancy from retail to retail on the first floor and four...

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