Downtown View: Fear All Around

It is surprising that Bostonians are such a fearful lot. West Enders have so effectively communicated their fears about crossing on foot at Leverett Circle to their local politicians that we’re going to waste millions of taxpayer dollars building a pedestrian overpass that will, unless you hit every don’t walk sign, take longer to...

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Little League Update

South End Little League wins 7-1 The first of the North2South two-game tournament was won by the South End Little League team 7-1 over the North End Little League team. The game, sponsored by Representative Aaron Michlewitz was held at Langone Field in the North End. The second game will be held in the...

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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

June 24, 2014
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New Owners at Endicott Street Ice Cream Shop

Students from Saint John School visited Rizzutto’s Dip It Sweet Ice Cream Shop on Endicott Street and really enjoyed themselves. Gary and Lisa Rizzutto own the ice cream shop which also serves lunch, hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and other selections of food. “They have a clean and friendly shop and keep the area...

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Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

Old North Church Restoration in Planning Stages

The last major restoration of the church was in 1912. All of the systems in the church: heat, electric, sprinklers, alarm, light, sound, and ventilation are functional, but significantly out of date and not up to current building codes.  The masonry in the crypt needs significant repairs and the crypt should be dehumidified.  Old...

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NEMPAC Opera Production at Faneuil Hall

June 24, 2014
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Opening night is quickly approaching for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Opera Production of Die  Feldermaus by Strauss in English. Once again, NEMPAC will  be performing in historic Faneuil Hall fully-staged and with a full orchestra  under the musical direction of Dr. Tiffany Chang and directed by Adrienne Boris. Founded...

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Old North Honors Eliot School 8th Grader

For years, Old North has welcomed students and their families from both the North Bennett Street School and the Eliot School for their end-of-year ceremonies. Recently the Eliot School 8th graders held their moving-on ceremony at the church.  Last year, the church began honoring an outstanding 8th grade history student with small gift from...

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Humans Have Added to the Messy North End Problem

While Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) continues to make a solid effort to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to the neighborhood to pickup after their pets, it seems that the warmer weather has helped add to the problem. Public playgrounds and parks are beginning to feel the brunt of the unhealthy situation created...

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Residents Want Quality of Life Issues Dealt with Soon

Quality of life issues in the North End is a top priority for residents who want some relief from these every day inconveniences, especially on weekends and holidays. Residents have advised City Hall, Boston Police and elected officials that the many related incidents need to be addressed more vigorously or the situation will only...

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Obituaries 06-24-2014

Joseph Fabiano, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of the North End Joseph G. Fabiano, Sr. of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 11 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 61 years old. Joey, who was raised in the North End of Boston, worked for many years at Winthrop Centre Auto Body....

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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

June 16, 2014
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New Commercial Street Restaurant Opposed by NEWRA

Twice last week a request to change the legal occupancy at 420 Commercial Street (former gas station) was opposed, this time by the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 26 to 12. Nicole Griffith, one of the property owners of Comserv LLC, applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal for...

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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

June 16, 2014
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City Officials Explain New Trash Pickup Schedule Here

Residents were updated on the City’s plans to decrease the household trash pickup days from three to two. Robert W. DeRosa, superintendent of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Waste Reduction Division and Frank O’Brien PR Administrative Assistant PWD Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services spoke at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly...

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Councilor LaMattina Seeks More Hockies in North End

June 16, 2014
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Boston City Counselor Sal LaMattina told residents at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that he has requested at least two street sweepers (Hockies) be placed in the North End on a yearly basis to help keep the neighborhood as clean as possible “These Hockies, if approved, will make a huge difference in keeping...

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NEWNC Opposes Commercial Street Restaurant Proposal

June 16, 2014
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Nicole Griffith of Comserv LLC, owners of 420 Commercial Street applied to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal to change the legal occupancy at the former gas station and Segway operating site in order to lease the property to North End resident Damien DiPaola  who is proposing an Italian Restaurant on the...

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School Committee Supports Policy Protecting Pregnant Students

A policy that articulates Federal Title 1X anti-discrimination protections for pregnant and parenting students was unanimously voted on by the Boston School Committee. The Expectant and Parenting Students Policy includes sensible guidelines for flexible attendance policies and other reasonable accommodations for pregnant students. It also requires schools to designate expectant and parenting student liaisons,...

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Does the North End Have Any Clout at City Hall

Now that the Mayor has declared decreasing North End household trash pickup days from three to two, it appears that a community request to have trash placement out on the sidewalks after 6am on the day of pickup is down the drain. This idea had a lot of support from the community, a petition...

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NEAA Senior Dodgers Open up 21U Season with 5-0 Win

The 21 and Under NEAA Dodgers kicked-off their 2014 season with a solid 5-0 victory over Stoneham. Greg Bilikas, pitching like he was in mid-season form, dominated the Stoneham team going 6 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits and striking out 8. Kurt Martin came in and pitched an uneventful 7th inning. The Dodgers...

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Obituaries 06-17-2014

Doris Licata Worked as a Stanley Home Products Saleswoman Until Last Year Doris Licata of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 10 at Boston’s Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital. She was 94 years old. Doris was an active and devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a long time member of Neo...

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World Cup Fever Hits the North End: Soccer Tournament Begins This Week

World Cup Fever Hits the North End: Soccer Tournament Begins This Week

The FIFA World Cup begins this week and the North End is excited and ready to join in the quadrennial celebration of soccer’s greatest tournament. National pride and international bragging rights are at stake as teams representing 32 countries convene in Brazil to determine which nation has the best soccer team in the world....

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Quality of Life Issues Raised at Police Meeting

June 10, 2014
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Quality of Life Issues Raised at Police Meeting

Quality of life issues were the main topic at the June Boston Police North End Public Safety Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Loud parties continue to be the key problem presented to police. While police have made several arrests and fines were given to tenants, the problem continues according to...

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NEAA Family Baseball Day a Huge Smash

June 10, 2014
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NEAA Family Baseball Day a Huge Smash

While weather continuously caused the cancellation of the North End Athletic Association Opening Day baseball festivities, the organization after several attempts finally managed to get in a great baseball day and the games, a free barbecue and raffle to benefit the non-profit group was held at Langone Field on Commercial Street. And estimated crowd...

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Mayor Holds Coffee Hour in the North End

June 10, 2014
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Mayor Marty Walsh held the 16th annual North End/Waterfront Coffee Hour in Christopher Columbus Park. Numerous local residents turned out to meet with the Mayor to discuss several issues related to public parks and other community issues. Participants were provided with free Dunkin’ Donut and coffee and treats and fresh fruit from Whole Food...

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Trash Collection Schedule

Apparently, North End residents are not pleased with Mayor Martin J Walsh’s decision to cut the neighborhoods household trash pickup days from three to two to save money based on the estimated cost to do trash pick-up. The Mayor also cited environmental reasons for the major change in the community’s trash collection schedule. For...

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Best Ever Baseball Event

It was the biggest and best one day baseball program ever held in the North End, coupled with a family day barbecue. Members of the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) coordinated a great and fun filled day for players, families, friends and neighbors at Langone Field on Commercial Street. An estimated 400 people participated...

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NEAA T-ball Program a Hit For 4 and 5 Year Olds

NEAA T-ball Program a Hit For 4 and 5 Year Olds

Pictured are some of the North End children participating in the North End Athletic Association T-Ball program for 4 and 5 year old boys and girls that is underway at Langone Field. The program, sponsored by the NEAA and is coordinated each week by Jim Carey and several volunteer Dads who coach with him....

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