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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MBTA announces $22 million in accessibility improvements to Science Park/West End Station

MBTA announces $22 million in accessibility improvements to Science Park/West End Station

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey joined elected officials and members of the West End community at the Science Park/West End Station Thursday to announce $22 million in accessibility improvements to the station, including the construction of two elevators that will provide access from a new street level lobby to the train platforms at the...

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Rep. Michlewitz supports Drug Discount Bill

June 5, 2010
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Ward III State Representative Aaron Michlewitz (North End/Waterfront) and his colleagues in the House passed legislation that would allow consumers to take advantage of prescription drug discounts in an effort to lower medical costs. “The cost of prescription drugs are increasingly becoming more and more unaffordable for consumers,” Michlewitz said. “With this bill, Massachusetts...

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Commercial Street hazmat vehicle route stalled

June 5, 2010
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A controversial move allowing hazmat vehicles a new route up and down Commercial Street to gain access to Interstate 93 is on hold, at least for now. Actually the new route went into effect on Monday, May 17, but a 45-day extension has been granted to the City of Boston by the federal government...

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Majors entering final weeks of divisional play

June 5, 2010
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It’s well past the midway point of the 2010 North End Athletic Association/Nazzaro Community Center Majors baseball season and the games continue to be exciting and competitive. In just a few weeks, the league will begin its playoff season with all five teams participating in post-season play to crown this year’s baseball championship team....

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The awakening of the city council

Tuesday afternoon in the Council Chambers at city hall, 1:00 p.m. marks the time when the Boston City Council regains some of its lost relevancy as it takes up the first of a number of measures dealing with the firefighter arbitration ruling. That recent ruling giving Boston’s firefighters a 19% raise amounting to $20,000...

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Obituaries 06-02-2010

Olga Capossela North End resident Olga (Baldassari) Capossela of Boston’s North End died on May 19. She was 91 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Carmine; devoted mother of Marguerite and her husband, Angelo Buonopane, of the North End, Josephine Amatucci of Wolfboro, NH, Domenic Capossela of the North End,...

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Eight North End/Nazzaro Center students accepted to Boston Latin

Eight North End/Nazzaro Center students accepted to Boston Latin

By Phil Orlandella Several Nazzaro Center members and North End students have passed this year’s Boston Latin School exam and will attend the elite school this coming September 2010. If all goes well, Max Agin, Solomon Taieb, Jenny Peterlin, TJ Shea, CJ Valdez, Aimee Chan and Julia Vitello will be a part of the...

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Clean Streets Committee on top of all the issues

Clean Streets Committee on top of all the issues

By Phil Orlandella NEWRA Clean Streets Committee at last week’s monthly meeting formed a sub-committee to nominate local residents and businesses to receive the group’s "Good Neighbor" Award for their efforts to keep the neighborhood clean. The award recognizes those who continuously clean the sidewalk and curbs in front of their place of residence...

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North End Movie Filming Begins Tomorrow, May 26

North End Movie Filming Begins Tomorrow, May 26

By Phil Orlandella Numbers Productions, Inc. will begin filming several movie scenes on North End streets on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 & 27. Filming will take place from 7am to 2am. Set-up for the movie entitled "What’s Your Number?" took place this past Monday and Tuesday. In conjunction with city officials, the production...

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NEAA/Nazzaro Center Majors completes third week of competition

By Phil Orlandella Some exciting baseball games were played last week at Langone Park during the NEAA/Nazzaro Center Majors third week of competition. Tigers 8-Red Sox 2 In a rematch of last year’s championship series the Tigers got some revenge by knocking the Red Sox from the unbeaten ranks with a 8-2 win over...

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