Teens raise funds to battle Breast Cancer

November 8, 2010
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Teens raise funds to battle Breast Cancer

Members of the Nazzaro Community Center Teen Program, under the direction of one of the parents Captain Roseann Romano, spent the better part of October planning a fundraiser for the "Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure" endeavor to help battle breast cancer. The group raised $2,200, about $800 short of their goal,...

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Crime rises a little in North End

November 8, 2010
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Crime rises a little in North End

Boston Police Area A-1 Commanding Officer Bernard O’Rourke and Sergeant Tom Lema told residents at last week’s NEWNC Public Safety meeting that year to date there were 50 more crimes committed in the North End than last year. However, the figure does not involve major crimes like homicide, armed robberies or rapes, of which...

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NEWRA Committee targets Gassy for repairs

November 8, 2010
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One of the many goals being undertaken by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee is to document the history of DeFillippo Park (Gassy) on Prince Street and the ultimate renovation of the park for use by all residents of the neighborhood. Committee Chair Anne M. Pistorio told the Review that...

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NEAA/Nazzaro Center CYO teams being formed

November 8, 2010
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Once again the Nazzaro Community Center and the North End Athletic Association are preparing for still another CYO basketball season with six different teams with some practices underway and others about to begin, according to the Center’s Director Carl Ameno. "The CYO season begins statewide on the weekend after Thanksgiving, so there’s still ample...

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To the victors go the spoils

Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli scored solid victories in their respective re-election bids. The North End voted overwhelmingly for both incumbents. The North End voted this way for these two because, frankly, they are everywhere all the time, and are accessible and answer all requests and calls. But the leadership they...

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Obituaries 11-08-2010

William Torsiglieri Of Weymouth, formerly of the North End William J. Torsiglieri of Weymouth, formerly of the North End of Boston, entered into eternal life on October 27. He was 85 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Frances P. (Orlandella); devoted father...

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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

November 1, 2010
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Craigie Drawbridge construction starts Nov. 6

Representatives from MassDOT were recently in the North End advising of construction plans and potential traffic impacts relating to the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project scheduled to start in early November 2010. Project Manager Basttir Madamidola, MassDOT representative John Romano, Boston Transportation Al Vilar and Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office were available at the...

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Halloween Parties in the North End

November 1, 2010
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Halloween Parties in the North End

Three successful Halloween parties were held in the North End last week. All three parties attracted numerous local families and were fun filled events. On Friday Team Saturday ROC held a terrific Halloween Haunted House in Polcari Playground. On Saturday the Madonna Della Cava held their annual Halloween Party and Parade on Hanover and...

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Parcel 7 & 9 meeting cancelled

November 1, 2010
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MassDOT has cancelled its Parcel 7 & 9 RFP Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 at the Mariners House, according to agency representative John Romano. Reportedly, the public meeting was discontinued in order that MassDOT could compile more needed information, requested at prior meetings. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to...

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NEAA baseball team ends season with a win

November 1, 2010
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Sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) the North End Little League baseball team ended its Fall Ball season in Medford with a good 7-6 overall record, losing and winning a game on the road. The team’s four game winning streak was hauled in a close loss 9-7 on Saturday. However, the North...

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Get Out and Vote

The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

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Obituaries 11-01-2010

Oliviero Federico North End resident Oliviero Federico of Boston’s North End died on October 27. He was 83 years old. The loving husband of Maria Federico, he was the cherished brother of Filomena Federico of Argentina, the late Domenico and Pierino Federico, Giulia Tomasilli and Regina Tecca. He is survived by many loving nieces...

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Grossman tours North End

October 25, 2010
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Grossman tours North End

State Treasurer candidate Steven Grossman made a campaign visit to the North End last week. He ate a great lunch here and then for dessert, he received the endorsements of State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMatinna and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Grossman and the others ate together with a number of local...

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Winter Mechanical Street Cleaning starts Dec. 1

October 25, 2010
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Winter Mechanical Street Cleaning starts Dec. 1

Frank O’Brien, Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, recently addressed members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee meeting on the City’s plans to extend mechanical street cleaning in the North End through the four winter months starting on December 1. O’Brien made it perfectly clear that mechanical street cleaning...

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Patrick and Baker come full circle in the North End

October 25, 2010
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Charlie Baker’s visit here Sunday brought him back to where the campaign began many months back. He had just hired his campaign director when he first came to the North End to meet with local people last November. Then he sipped coffee with a group of influential North Enders at a time held in...

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NEAA Sponsors Small Fry Basketball League at Nazzaro Center

October 25, 2010
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The North End Athletic Association, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is once again partnering with the Nazzaro Center sponsoring the popular Small Fry Basketball League at the Center. The league, for boys and girls ages 5-13, consists of two divisions. The younger division 5-8 year olds will use 8 foot baskets and meet most Saturdays...

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Down to the wire

With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Obituaries 10-25-2010

Louis ‘Gino’ Siciliano Retired Educator and Administrator Louis J. “Gino” Siciliano of Melrose died on October 7 at his home following a brief illness. He was 85 years old. Mr. Siciliano was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere from 1950 until 1980 when he and his family moved to Melrose where...

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Elephants on Hanover Street

October 21, 2010
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Elephants on Hanover Street

Nine elephants, and four clowns from Ringling Brothers Circus enchanted hundreds of local children and their parents as well as visitors to Hanover Street Thursday morning. At about 11:30 a.m., the elephants made their way from outside the Coast Guard Base onto Hanover Street for a triumphant march to a table loaded with bananas,...

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FOCCP Columbus Day celebration attracts hundreds

October 21, 2010
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FOCCP Columbus Day celebration attracts hundreds

While this year’s Columbus Day main activities took place on the other side of the tunnel in East Boston, that didn’t stop the Friends of Christopher Columbus from holding their Annual Columbus Day Celebration at the popular park. Hundreds of people were at the park for the opening day parade which was led by...

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Governor visits North End Sunday

October 21, 2010
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Governor visits North End Sunday

About the only thing that could take many people away from their televisions and the New England Patriots game Sunday afternoon was Governor Deval Patrick who came to the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street for a anti-drug rally at the famous location. About 150 parents and their children gathered at the Improv to eat...

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NEWRA ZL&C Committee has full agenda

October 21, 2010
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There are six agenda items scheduled at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 7pm at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. Paul Barker is seeking to change the legal occupancy and use of the first floor at 65 Salem Street from retail with take-out to restaurant...

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NEAA Baseball Team evens record at 5-5

October 21, 2010
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Winning two weekend games 7-1 and 10-5, the North End Athletic Association Little League team (9-10 year olds) evened their record to 5-5 in the Medford Fall Ball League. In the first game (Saturday) the North End team broke out on top in the first inning with two outs, JC Pezzuto singled reached second...

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Hanover Street shines

The constant crush of humanity trekking from one end of Hanover Street to the other makes this neighborhood Boston’s busiest. When one considers how much less space there is in the North End than on Newbury Street and environs, for instance, the ongoing miracle of the North End is easier to understand. This is...

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