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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Second Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic

Little League teams from the North End Athletic Association and the South End Baseball League will play a two game tournament series, one game at each other’s field on Sunday June 26 and Tuesday June 28. Sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz the second annual North 2 South Baseball Classic games will start at...

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The City’s Response to the Bruins Victory was on the Mark

Some sports purists and civil libertarians said they felt let down by Boston’s official response to the Bruin’s Stanley Cup victory last week. They were miffed because crowds weren’t allowed to get out of hand on the night of the victory or to roam freely throughout the city burning cars and breaking windows and...

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Indians Claw Tigers 10-6

Lead off Tigers hitter Mike Leavitt legged out a double, took third on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on an RBI groundout by Jackson Stanton for a 1-0 first inning lead over the Indians in a NEAA Majors Baseball contest at Langone Park. The tribe tried to answer back in the home...

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NEAA Majors All Star Game June 25

The North End Athletic Association will conduct its annual Major’s Youth Baseball All Star Game on Saturday, June 25 starting at 7pm at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. “The nine inning family event, which showcases all of the talented girls and boys who play in the 9-12 year old league,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner John...

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NEAA Junior Dodgers Post 3-0 Record

The NEAA Junior Dodgers traveling baseball team ran their record to 3-0 with a 8-5 win over the Parkway Nationals. Dodgers pitcher Vincent LoPriore hurled a complete game striking out eight batters for the team’s third win in a row. LoPriore also had a good day at the plate with three hits. Anthony Coppolla...

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Cardinals Beat Cubs 2-1

The Cardinals took over second place in the North End Athletic Association Majors Baseball League edging the Cubs 2-1. Cubs took a quick first inning 1-0 lead on a walk to Colman Shea and a triple by Michael Pittore who was cut down at the plate trying to stretch his hit into an inside...

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NEAA Freshman Dodgers Drop 2

The Freshman NEAA Dodgers traveling baseball team dropped the last two games 8-7 to the Mission Hill Blue Jays and were completely trounced by their long time rivals the South End Astros in the second weekend contest. Dodger pitcher Richard Perez struggled with his control and some suspect defense and fell behind 4-0 in...

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Red Sox/Cubs in Championship Series

The first place Red Sox played their way into the NEAA Majors baseball finals shutting out the Indians 4-0 gaining a spot in the 2 out of 3 games Championship Series against the Regional Review Cubs who knocked off the favorite St. Agrippina Cardinals. Five Red Sox pitchers, Lorenzo Pantaleo, Anthony Ruzzo, Timmy Martin,...

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NEAA Dodgers Start Season

The NEAA Dodgers have kicked off their 2011 baseball season. The Dodgers play in the RBI (reviving baseball in the inner-city) League which is sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox. This year the Dodgers will field teams at all three levels. The Dodger’s Freshmen team is comprised of 13-14 year...

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Obituaries 06-21-2011

Vincent Buccieri North End resident Vincent J. Buccieri of Boston’s North End died on June 11. He was the cherished son of Anna (Manganiello) Buccieri of the North End and the late James; beloved brother of Anthony Buccieri and his wife, Patti, of Medford, Angela Passacantilli and her husband, Robert, of Medford, Paul Buccieri...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

In this fabulously colored Michael Clough photograph some of the well- known locals on their favorite corner are shown enjoying a summer day. Can you identify where in the North End this photograph was taken?

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Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

Head House Expansion Proposal Rejected by NEWRA

By Phil Orlandella A severe thunderstorm was enough to keep numerous residents from attending NEWRA monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Besides the usual committee reports, NEWRA’s agenda has three request items that required action votes. The Association voted 18-4 against a proposal by Peter McGinnis who is seeking zoning relief to...

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DiMasi Waiting

In the quiet of his home in a Commercial Street condominium, former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi has been pondering his fate. Where he spends the next 10 years of his life is on the line right now with a Federal jury about to decide his fate. It is hard to know where...

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New Tot Lot and Drainage Topics at next DeFilippo Meeting

By Phil Orlandella Another public meeting to discuss the potential design of the DeFilippo Playground, which borders Prince and Snow Hill Streets, is being proposed by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The suggested date is between June 27 and July 8 to discuss the Tot Lot with what’s referred to as...

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Neighborhood Parks Map in the Making

By Phil Orlandella Once its finally ready, NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee plans to widely distribute the Neighborhood Parks Map that include public places in the North End and along the Waterfront, according to committee chairperson Anne M. Pistorio. The maps will also be posted on NEWRA’s website www.newra.org. Local resident Sean Sanger...

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