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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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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