Vendors/Public Market Talking Apples and Oranges

June 3, 2014
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Based on several community and other public meetings, most people have the understanding the 184 year-old Haymarket Pushcart vendors and the nonprofit Boston Market Place have already worked out a formal memorandum of understanding outlining what each will see, where they’ll purchase the products and set up areas. Reportedly, the Boston Public Market will...

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North End Chamber Meeting, Today, June 3

June 3, 2014
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The North End Chamber of Commerce has some new changes in the making and information on new programs for its members that will be presented at today’s Tuesday, June 3 meeting being held at Saint Leonard’s Church Hall, 35 Prince Street at 3:30pm according to Vice-President Toni Gilardi who will chair the business related...

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Sidewalk Repairs Now a City Priority

Apparently, Mayor Walsh’s administration has launched a massive survey of the condition of approximately 1,700 miles of sidewalks throughout the city. It took a Herald review to point out the problem of heaving sloping, cracked concrete, brick and cobblestone responsible for dozens of payouts to people who have fallen to get the ball rolling....

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North End Public Safety Meeting June 5

June 3, 2014
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The District A-1 Boston Police North End Public Safety monthly meeting will be held this Thursday evening, June 5 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Police will report on crime statistics that have taken place over the past thirty days and compare them to the same time period from...

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NE Chamber Makes Structural Changes

June 3, 2014
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Some changes to the structure of the North End Chamber of Commerce have been made, according to an email issued by the business group. NECC has moved to a virtual Chamber that will focus on the use of social media and email as a communication method for its members. Entering the busy season the...

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Petrucelli Spearheads Bill to Strengthen Labor and Workforce Development

Senator Anthony Petrucelli, whose district includes the North End/Waterfront, championed passage of legislation intended to strengthen the laws related to labor and workforce development in the Commonwealth. The legislation amends Massachusetts law providing basic workplace protection for domestic workers through a transparent and inclusive set of laws necessary to protect this valuable workforce from...

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NEBC Deserved Newra Recognition

Keeping the North End clean and beautiful has been an ongoing process by the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) for several years now. The all volunteer community organization has managed to provide many related programs and projects geared toward a pleasing look to the neighborhood. NEBC was recently presented the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Cardinals Beat the Cubs 6 to 2

Nico Lacolla pitched three strong innings a couple that were one, two three. He gave up one run  had 4 strike outs.  Fran Rubino pitched the last three giving up only one run  recording 4 strike outs. Teto Santaniello went 3 for 4.  John D’amico, Fran Rubino, Nico Lacolla, all had at least one...

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Obituaries 06-03-2014

Stephen ‘Horse’ Foti Retired Dunkin Donuts Master Baker Stephen A. “Horse” Foti of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, entered into eternal rest after a brief illness on May 27. Stephen was born in Cambridge to the late George and Jean (Muscarella) Foti and was raised in the North End. He was a US...

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RUFF Hosts Dog Trainer Janet Vera

RUFF Hosts Dog Trainer Janet Vera

RUFF invited dog trainer Janet Vera to put on a free dog training session with North End dog owners. The event was a huge success. Between 10-15 dogs and their owners came out and practiced and learned techniques for reliable recall. RUFF thinks this was a valuable session because Janet was able to work...

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Elected NEWNC Members Begin Serving in June

May 28, 2014
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Elected NEWNC Members Begin Serving in June

Six elected North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Councilors will begin serving their two-year terms on the neighborhood group at the June monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Recently elected were: Marie Simboli, Anne Devlin Tagliaferro, Gennaro Riccio, John Pregmon, Ryan Kenney (all incumbents) and first time candidate Jessica Dello Russo. They will join Philip...

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NEWNC Write in Candidate Does Well

May 28, 2014
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NEWNC Write in Candidate Does Well

In the history of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election, no candidate ever won a seat on the neighborhood organization competing as a write in candidate. While this fact remains the same, the feat was almost accomplished during the 2014 election with Damien DiPaola securing 76 votes while finishing in seventh place....

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Salem Street business to re-open soon

May 28, 2014
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It took several times but finally a request by Saporo di Napoli/Rigoletto, 115 Salem Street has received support (8-1) by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to install restaurant equipment to make the establishment a restaurant with a bar. The owners have worked out things with the condo association to everyone’s satisfaction and the...

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The Juicery Coming to Cross Street

May 28, 2014
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Cross Street could have a new business this July if all goes well for owner Alex Vandermark who is applying for zoning relief to open a juice store “The Juicery” at 66A Cross Street, the former site of DePasquale Pasta Shop. (650 square feet) The business will only serve orders to go and it...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Crane Incident Could Have Been Worse

Lucky is the only word that describes the incident that involved a 100-foot crane tipping over on Commercial Street crashing on a vehicle and going through a chain-link fence at Puopolo Park baseball field in the North End. Reportedly, two people were injured but it could have been worse as the crane fell across...

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Obituaries 05-27-2014

Maria Calitri Alexander Owned and Operated Olde Harbour Travel in the North End Maria Calitri Alexander of Boston’s North End passed away peacefully on May 16. She was 90 years old. Maria was a proud USMC veteran who served during World War II from 1944 to 1946. She worked as a travel agent for...

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Crane Truck Tips on Commercial Street into Baseball Field

Crane Truck Tips on Commercial Street into Baseball Field

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, a crane truck tipped over onto Commercial Street in Boston’s North End with the boom smashing a truck and into the Puopolo Park baseball field. The driver and a passerby were taken to the hospital for evaluation, although it does not appear there were serious injuries. Fuel spilled over...

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Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award

May’s monthly North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association “Good Neighbor” Award was presented to the North End Beautification Committee for the non-profit’s ongoing efforts to help keep the community clean. Shown (l to r) Allison Seavey NEWRA member Janet Gilardi and Patricia Thiboutot.

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Council Supports Three Requests

May 20, 2014
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Following the usual protocol and committee reports, candidates for the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community elections held Saturday, May 17, had the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak for five minutes on issues relating to the area. Suffolk County Register of Probate candidate John Sepulveda attended the NEWNC meeting and also provided a...

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Movie Filming to Take Place in the North End

May 20, 2014
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A full day of filming will take place in the North End at different locations, Margaret, Unity and Tileston Streets on Thursday, May 29 from 6am to midnight possibly longer. Black Mass starring Johnny Depp will begin filming on Margaret Street and eventually moved to Unity and Tileston Streets for a second scene. The...

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Mirabella Pool Registration Underway

May 20, 2014
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One of the best public facilities in the North End is the Mirabella Pool. Each season, hundreds of members not only enjoy swimming and sunbathing, they participate in pool programs and social activities, sometimes called the rumor mill. Under the direction of Nazzaro Center Director, Carl Ameno and a very capable supporting staff the...

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Soon 2am Closing License Will Flourish in the Community

Issuing 2am closure licenses will become a part of the North End in the very near future. If they don’t already have 2am closure licenses just about every North End/Waterfront restaurant, lounge or bar will be requesting them sooner rather than later and there appears to be no way to stop them from swarming...

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Successful Ward Three Democratic Candidates Night

The Ward Three Democratic Committee did a great job presenting two state-wide candidates nights in the North End in the Nazzaro Community Center. It was a great opportunity to meet candidates for state-wide office, ask questions and listen to their positions related to the offices they are seeking. Chair person Jason Aluia and others...

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