Obituaries 12-27-2016

Gene Anthony ‘Geno’ Vadala US Postal Service retiree Gene Anthony ‘Geno” Vadala, a resident of Revere for 49 years, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away after a brief illness at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he was schooled in the North...

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46th North End Christmas Parade

46th North End Christmas Parade

North End children are excited to watch the 46th North End Christmas Parade.

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Remembrance

Remembrance

On the deck of the USS Cassin Young, National Parks of Boston Supt. Michael Creasey, Franklin Van Valkenburgh (North End resident and grandson of USS Arizona Capt. Franklin Van Valkenburgh), Lt. Commander Timothy Anderson, EXO for the USS Constitution, State Veterans Secretary Francisco Urena, Commander Davies, and Lt. Commander Cassin Young II. The group...

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North Square RFP Available for Public Space Art Project

By Phil Orlandella Renovations to North Square have taken another step in the right direction as a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a public art project in the area that includes the Paul Revere House and the Rachel Revere Park. The area also includes a church, several restaurants and businesses. Public Works Department (DPW)...

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NEWRA Supports Fourth Story Addition

By Phil Orlandella During its last monthly community meeting for 2016 held in the Nazzaro Community Center      the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) agenda included a request for an additional story to a three-story building, a change of occupancy to install a seven-foot chimney, and a Municipal Harbor Plan proposed by the BRA/BPDA. NEWRA...

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NEMPAC Executive Director Receives Boston SPARK Award

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Executive Director Sherri Snow was one of three finalists for the City of Boston SPARK Award in the category of Community Building and Neighborhood Improvement, which is presented and honors millennials for their contribution to the city. Snow is the SPARK that makes...

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Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal Opposition Continues

By Phil Orlandella It appears that the battle between Save Our North End Waterfront (SONEW), a group of residents, and the potential developers of a major hotel on Lewis Wharf has rekindled itself with the gloves being put back on again and the battle lines drawn. Michael Maine, leader of the group and a...

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NE/WE NSC Delivers Turkeys to Seniors

By Phil Orlandella About 140 turkeys were distributed to North End and West End families by the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center for the Thanksgiving season. Senator Joe Boncore, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and Councilors Sal LaMattina and Jack Zakim donated turkey gift cards and holiday baskets. Other sponsors were: LaFamiglia Giorgio’s (30 turkeys),...

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City Street Speed Limit Reduced to 25 Miles Per Hour

Based on a bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker last summer, the City of Boston has adopted a new default speed limit of 25 mph starting January 9, 2017 on city streets. The measure, supported by the legislature, including Senator Joe Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, gives cities and towns across the state the...

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December Happenings at Boston Public Market

December happenings at Boston Public Market Get in the spirit of the Boston Public Market (BPM) with weekly live holiday tunes, Christmas trees sold on the plaza, family-friendly classes, demonstrations, holiday meal ingredients, pasta of the month, festive seasonal events and much more. Check out the market’s 40 vendors locally sourced and produce seasonal...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Tis the season for petty crimes Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a time of giving but it can also be a time of taking, especially for Grinches that are looking to destroy the spirit of the holiday. These nasty people are called thieves and they will attempt to...

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NE/WE NSC Needs Financial Support to Assist Elderly

By Maria Stella Gulla Many of the 1,400 clients we serve annually in the North End, West End and surrounding neighborhoods are elderly immigrants who are non-English speaking, home-bound, disabled, and alone.  They are the “hidden poor”. Our elderly residents are once again facing hunger in a time of economic uncertainty, rising rents and...

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Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

The Christmas season is only a sleigh ride away with holiday spirit spreading throughout the neighborhood like a beautiful white snow fall. It’s a joyous time for sharing during a special time of the year. Families and friends will get together for Christmas lunch, dinner or parties in celebration of love and remembrance. It’s...

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AirBNB Regulations Bill Should be Passed

A bill filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz with some of his colleagues in the House, attempts to create solid policies directed at Airbnb (short term rentals) is not geared to stop the process but to regulate the system and create a sense of public safety and liability. The measure is not to be...

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Basketball Clinic at Nazzaro Center

Basketball Clinic at Nazzaro Center

Joey Cincotti, 7, and Leo Griffen, 8, battle for the ball.

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Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary About the North End Through the Years

Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary About the North End Through the Years

by Matt Conti Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story had its neighborhood premiere recently on Hanover Street at St. Stephen’s Church. The documentary film chronicles the North End from the immigration era to modern times. This is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the...

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NEMPAC Executive Director Finalist for SPARK Boston Impact Awards

NEMPAC Executive Director Finalist for SPARK Boston Impact Awards

By Phil Orlandella North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Sherri Snow is a finalist in SPARK Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s millennial engagement program, Impact Awards. She has been nominated by the general public in the category of Community Building and Neighborhood Improvements for her leadership role in the non-profit organization. Two...

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NEWNC Supports Three Agenda Requests

By Phil Orlandella Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support three requests at the recent monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz updated NEWNC on three issues related to the community. Save Our North End Waterfront presented information on a draft policy change related...

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Mayor Walsh Hosts Italian American Heritage Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined hundreds of North End residents and local elected officials, Senator Joe Boncore, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Councilor Sal LaMattina at the Coast Guide Base to commemorate the accomplishments of Italian Americans throughout history and their viable contributions to the City of Boston’s culture and growth. The...

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Another Successful NEAD Family Dinner

By Phil Orlandella As usual, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held another highly successful NEAD Family Dinner/Family Talk at the Nazzaro Community Center which was filled wall-to-wall with local residents. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh did a fantastic job as the event’s guest speaker. Attendees enjoyed a nice meal, a beverage and desserts provided...

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City Releases Imagine Boston 2030 Draft Plan

An Expanding Opportunity, Imagine Boston 2030’s draft plan of priority action areas and major initiatives that apparently will support a thriving city by expanding opportunity, supporting a dynamic economy, enhancing quality of life and preparing for climate change has been put forth by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. More than 12,000 residents apparently helped shape...

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NEAA North End Christmas Parade December 11

By Phil Orlandella The arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street will kick off the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 46th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 11 at 1 PM. (Rain date: December 18) Santa will greet everyone once he is officially on the ground and proceed to...

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North End Christmas Fund Luncheon

By Phil Orlandella Fillipo’s Ristorante Ballroom, 283 Causeway Street, North End will be the site of the annual North End Christmas Fund Luncheon on Thursday, December 15 at 12 noon. The holiday special event will benefit North End families and senior citizens during the holiday season. By your ticket early, admittance by ticket only...

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Boston Officials to Allow Self-Driving Vehicles

The City of Boston, in partnership with nuTonomy, will begin testing autonomous or self-driving cars in the Seaport District by the end of 2016. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh simultaneously approved the testing through executive orders. Once testing begins, the city’s Boston Transportation and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics will...

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