Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up

June 4, 2013
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Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up

The North End is a busy district with all the restaurants, cafes, shops and historical sites but community streets and curbs are usually full of debris. In an effort to combat this situation, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) has developed a twelve-week pilot program that kicked-off on Memorial Day. The pilot program is...

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Spring Fling Gala Benefits Eliot School

June 4, 2013
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The Eliot School will hold a fundraiser “Spring Fling Gala” to support the school’s programs, interventions and enrichment that enables students to achieve academic excellence and build character and self-confidence that results in positive contributions to the community. Always an amazing evening, the event features a full course meal, a DJ and a bevy...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina to Face Two Challengers in Upcoming Election

North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who ran unopposed in 2011 will face two challengers in the upcoming city election. In 2011 LaMattina finished up with 4,158 votes in Ward I, which included the North End, Charlestown. He will square off against two Eastie residents, Brian Gannon and John Ribiero Jr. during the Sept....

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Police Public Safety Meeting June 7

June 4, 2013
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Boston Police Area A-1 will hold its monthly Public Safety meeting this coming Thursday, June 7 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Ted Boyle will attend the public meeting and provide the crime statistics in the North End that...

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Parks and Open Spaces Committee Meeting Tonight June 4

June 4, 2013
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NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Several issues will be discussed relating to repairs and maintenance in local parks, playgrounds and other public open spaces. The committee recently met with Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Boston Parks...

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Neighborhood Council Needs to Be Consistent

Now that the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election is over, it’s time for the Council to get back to their volunteer work representing the neighborhood as an advisory group to several public agencies that eventually make the final decisions on proposals related to the small and historic community. There are many projects...

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Residents Need to Attend Neighborhood Meetings

Residents, especially abutters, should be attending NEWRA and NEWNC monthly meetings to express their point of view on proposals, developments, projects and other requests that directly impact the neighborhood. Believe it or not, all of the items discussed and voted on at these public meetings can have an effect on the quality of life...

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Obituaries 06-04-2013

Robert Joseph Bova Of Boston’s North End, formerly of Revere Robert Joseph Bova of Boston’s North End, formerly of the West End and Revere, passed away on May 22 following a long battle with leukemia. He was 77 years old. Born and raised in the West End, Robert attended the Winchell, Peter Faneuil and Blackstone...

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Bingo Fundraiser Held for North End Bomb Victim

May 21, 2013
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Bingo Fundraiser Held for North End Bomb Victim

North End Strong Bingo Fundraiser was hosted by the Nazzaro Community Center raising money to help Roseann Sdoia, a North End resident, defray the cost of her medical bills. Roseann was severely injured, losing her leg, during the Boston Marathon bombings. She also suffered other injuries. She has already undergone several surgeries with more...

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FOCCP Want Homeless Issue Dealt With

May 21, 2013
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FOCCP Want Homeless Issue Dealt With

A 30 year old homeless person was apparently pushed into the harbor in Christopher Columbus Park (April 24) following an alleged argument with another homeless person and subsequently died. Boston Police responded to the site just after noontime and did everything possible according to witnesses. Police are apparently conducting a death investigation. The incident...

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Council Supports Regina Cordials Request

May 21, 2013
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Council Supports Regina Cordials Request

While the Boston Bruins were winning the seventh game of their playoffs with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was tucked away in the Nazzaro Community Center Hall making decisions on three agenda items scheduled for a vote. Baldwin Place Realty Trust (Pat Coppola and Louis Finacharo) scored a 8-0...

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Mixed-use Development Planned for Causeway St.

Mixed-use Development Planned for Causeway St.

A Boston development team has filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week to build a 600 ft. mixed-use tower to serve as the gateway to the TD Garden on Causeway Street. If approved by the BRA the project at 80 Causeway St. would mark the second large scale mixed-use...

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A Total Community Effort

Congratulations to the six residents that were elected to serve a two-year term on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Board. In addition, thanks to the candidates that didn’t get elected for taking part in this important community endeavor that acts as an advisory group to several City of Boston departments. A special thank...

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Master Plan Needed to Address Open Spaces Issues

Just like every other neighborhood throughout the City, the North End/Waterfront is in dire need of some major renovations to its parks, playgrounds and other public open spaces. The situation at DeFilippo Playground (Gassy) on Prince Street is not a very good one. The three levels are a disgrace. They are continuously used as...

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NEAA Little League Baseball

In a game that show cased the powerful offense of the Tigers it was the fine pitching of their 8year old pitcher, Amanda Forziati that stole the show.  Amanda pitched 2 2/3 solid innings allowing just two runs en route to the Tigers victory.  Not to be undone 8 year old Daniel Toscano made...

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Tot Lot Cleanup and Party Brings out Families to Christopher Columbus Park

Tot Lot Cleanup and Party Brings out Families to Christopher Columbus Park

Hundreds of parents and neighbors pitched in at the annual Friends of Christopher Columbus Park tot lot cleanup. This year’s event was expanded to a full blown family social for kids of all ages. Boston Fire brought out Engine 8 and let the kids shoot water from the fire hose into Boston Harbor. Big...

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Nazzaro Center Employee Presented the Good Neighbor Award

May 14, 2013
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Nazzaro Center Employee Presented the Good Neighbor Award

The May “Good Neighbor Award” is presented by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association to a person or business that helps keep the community clean has been given to Clarke Hazelwood, Maintenance Supervisor at the Nazzaro Community Center. Clarke makes sure the Center’s trash is placed out properly on the day before pick-up. In addition,...

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Taste of the North End

Taste of the North End

2013 Taste of the North End Award Recipients Barbara Summa and Matt Conti.

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Committee Seeks Improvements to Local Parks and Open Spaces

May 14, 2013
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More than 60 North End residents turned out for last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Antonia Pollak were invited to discuss several issues, concerns and answer questions relating to future...

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Voters Need to Turn out in Force

Now that the special election to nominate a Democrat and a  Republican candidate to compete for the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy is over, it’s time for voters to decide who should represent them in Washington. Having a solid go to guy serving Massachusetts is extremely important for many reasons...

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Treat the North End Like Your Neighborhood

The warmer weather is finally here and not a moment too soon. People are now enjoying the various parks in the North End and especially the Greenway. Thousands of visitors are expected to visit, the North End to shop, dine and go to the many historical sites the neighborhood has to offer. North End...

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NEAA Little League Baseball

Game One: Tigers Vs Cubs On a glorious Saturday afternoon, the NEAA kicked off their 2013 Little League Baseball Season with the early season favorite Tigers playing against a very young but inspired Cubs team.  The Cubs surprised early, a thunderous double by Soto got the game started.  He later scored on a fielder’s...

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Obituaries 05-14-2013

John Colvario Retired Truck Driver John Colvario of Winthrop, formerly of the North End of Boston, died May 9 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge. He was 66 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Madeline (Carterano) and Joseph Colvario, he lived in the North End of Boston before moving...

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Police Report North End Crime Down 25%

May 9, 2013
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Police Report North End Crime Down 25%

District A-1 Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee and Officer Ted Boyle were given a rousing round of applause relating to police actions following the Boston Marathon bombings at last week’s North End Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Residents presented them with BPD Boston Strong t-shirts. Captain Lee spoke about the...

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