Opinion

January 8, 2015
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Ted Tomasone never forgets his roots Once again, the Regional Review commands former North End resident Robert “Ted”, Tomasone for providing special activities in the community throughout the year. He coordinated the annual North End Christmas luncheon that benefits needy residents, families and seniors during the special season which were total successes. He also...

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Dance and Drama Students Perform Hansel and Gretel

Dance and Drama Students Perform Hansel and Gretel

Boston Community Collaborative dance and drama students performed an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Hansel and Gretel to a packed house at The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street. Ingrid Oslund’s adaptation, production and direction of the show was superb. She worked hard to pull it all off. St. John’s School hosted all of the...

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Central Artery Ramp Parcel Public Meeting Scheduled

Another public meeting (4th) to discuss the Central Artery Ramp Parcel Study has been scheduled by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Resulting from environmental commitments made as part of the Central Artery/Tunnel project, MassDOT is required to consider options for covering the open ramp portion of Central Artery/Tunnel Parcels...

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Public Safety Meeting Set for Thursday, January 8

The North End Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30pm. District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Kenneth Fong along with members of his staff will present Part 1 crime statistics that took place over the past 30 days. Police will also answer questions, listen to suggestions...

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WECA Honors North End Resident

December 31, 2014
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North End resident David Kubiak has been named as a life time honorary member of the West End Civic Association (WECA) membership. One on David’s many achievements has been the encouragement of cooperation among neighborhood associations to work towards common goals concerning the environment and infrastructure according to the WECA. David is a member...

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NEAA Christmas Parade Rolls in the Holiday Spirit

December 24, 2014
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NEAA Christmas Parade Rolls in the Holiday Spirit

Hundreds of people patiently awaited the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street in the North End. Santa visited the community for the annual North End Athletic Association (NEAA) North End Christmas Parade which wound its way through neighborhood streets spreading the holiday spirit, led by a Boston Police...

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North Bennet Street School Goes Solar

North Bennet Street School Goes Solar

The North Bennet Street School is the first participant in the Race to Solar program to install a solar energy system and complete energy efficiency upgrades. Race to Solar is a multi-city program to bring solar energy to nonprofits in Boston and Cambridge. The Race to Solar provider, SunBug Solar, installed a 50kW solar system...

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North End Beautification Committee Sets 2015 Goals

December 24, 2014
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A community based volunteer organization, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) has set its goals for 2015 events and projects. Plans call for banners for the entrances to the North End, benches for Cross Street planters and continued maintenance of these planters. Recipients of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Great Neighbor Award for...

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Officer Ted Boyle Honored at the Community Event

December 24, 2014
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Officer Ted Boyle Honored at the Community Event

When District A-1 Boston Police Community Service Officer Ted Boyle was announced as the recipient of the Fred “Uncle Fred” Carrangelo Award for his 20 years of outstanding service to the North End, he received a standing ovation from the 200 or so people that attended the annual North End Christmas Fund Benefit Lunch...

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North End Christmas Parade Sets the Holiday Spirit

The holiday spirit was spread through the North End as the 44th annual North End Christmas Parade hosted by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) made its way through the community. Hundreds of families found their way to Puopolo Park on Commercial Street to see Santa Claus arrive by helicopter and lead the seasonal...

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Downtown View Wishing Charlie Well

Charlie Baker won the gubernatorial race in November fair and square. I do not necessarily believe he won because he was a different candidate than he was four years ago. I do not necessarily believe he won because Martha Coakley was a weak candidate. Maybe she was, but maybe she wasn’t. Conventional wisdom is...

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Opinion

December 24, 2014
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More positive police stories should be published Police behavior continues to dominate the news. Protest, rallies, speeches and violence have and will continue to be covered extensively as they should be. However, there is never any positive stories produced about police action that is covered on a regular basis that reflect the many good...

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Obituaries 12-23-2014

Laura Cantalupo Of Revere Laura L. (Capodilupo) Cantalupo of Revere died on December 9 in her 101st year. The beloved wife of the late Alfred, she was the devoted mother of Patricia Gaeta of Revere and step daughter Mary Ann Murphy and her husband, Donald of Waltham; loving grandmother of Paul Gaeta of Revere,...

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Nazzaro Youth Can Do

Nazzaro Youth Can Do

The Nazzaro Center has just concluded its annual can drive by amassing an astounding 323 cans and other packaged foodstuffs in just a little over three weeks!   This was truly a remarkable exercise in civic enterprise by the 90+ youth members of the center, members who ranged in age from 6-18 years old....

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Nazzaro Community Center Basketball Programs

Nazzaro Community Center Basketball Programs

The Nazzaro Center has just recently begun its basketball programs for all-ages, but there is still plenty of room for anyone wishing to sign up.  They offer basketball from October through February for all levels of boys and girls ages 4-17. The cost is only $25 for the season, free if you are already a...

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It’s Certainly Not Chump Change

Saying he was “troubled” by the findings of a Herald report citing a pattern of apparent bid splitting by the city’s Property Management Development and took issue with the department’s director Michael Galvin’s characterization of the payouts as “chump change” the Mayor has publicly stated he will discuss allegations with the Commissioner. The departments...

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New Licensing Board Should Benefit Neighborhood

Three new members to the City of Boston’s Licensing Board have been appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Licensing Board regulates alcohol, food, hotels/inns, lodging houses, fraternities/dormitories, billiards/pool tables/sippio, bowling alleys and fortune teller licenses. The newly-constituted Licensing Board is one of a series of efforts that the Walsh Administration has made to...

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Downtown View

When our children were young, they asked what their father, a lawyer, did at work. I told them, “He gives advice to people.” But that was hardly an adequate explanation. They eventually learned what lawyers do through family discussions, visits to his office, and their expanding notions of the world as they grew older....

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Rink/Restaurant/Lounge Slated for City Hall Plaza

December 23, 2014
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Boston City Hall Plaza, a really barren area, could be converted it into a winter wonderland with an Olympic sized ice skating rink and a large glass restaurant and lounge overlooking the rink. Reportedly, the Frozen Harbor skating ring and a 20,000 square foot Polar Bar will open soon on the Plaza, according to...

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NEWNC Supports Three Requests

December 23, 2014
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During its last monthly meeting of the year, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) addressed three requests and heard  a presentation on Faneuil Hall Market by Susan Loungo of the Faneuil Hall Market Vendors regarding possible impacts on the North End community. Loungo told the Council that the new owners are already displacing tenants...

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NEWRA/Abutters Trash Battery Street Proposal

December 23, 2014
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A request by the owner of 16-18 Battery Street to change the legal occupancy from nine residential units to ten residential units, construct a one-story addition and a roof deck was opposed by abutters and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a 26 to 3 vote at last week’s monthly meeting held in...

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Opinion

December 23, 2014
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Dom Campochiaro was one of a kind The passing of life-long North End resident Dom “Dom DiMaggio” Campocchiaro, commonly known as “Dom the Electrician” or “Coach Dom” had a devastating effect on his family, friends and the hundreds and hundreds of people he touched during his life. For better then 50 years, Dom has...

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Launch Party of Three Day Rule

Launch Party of Three Day Rule

Kerri Axelrod (RIGHT) of the North End, with Jonathan Jonas, Head of Operations for The Purple Carrot, attended the VIP Launch Party of Three Day Rule, Boston’s newest white-glove matchmaking service at towne stove + spirits on November 19. Three Day Rule’s CEO and co-founder, Talia Goldstein and Boston matchmaker, McKenzie Faucher were on...

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Boston Selected for Prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Grant

Boston has been selected as one of 35 cities from around the world to be invited to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network, a project of the Rockefeller Foundation, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. 100RC supplies its member cities with tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to build resilience to the challenges...

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