Maria Lanza a Solid Community Person

In her second candidacy, Maria Lanza topped the ticket in the yearly North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election picking up over fifty percent of the votes cast by residents. Lanza was the youngest person elected to serve on the Council in 2013 missing the top spot by just seven votes. Born and raised...

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Obituaries 05-26-2015

Giuseppe Fruciano Retired mason Giuseppe Fruciano of Revere died on May 19 at the Anne Mark Nusing Home. He was 90 years old. Giuseppe immigrated to the United States from Augusta, Italy and settled in Boston’s North End before moving to Revere. He worked many years as a mason. The beloved husband of 65...

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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

May 21, 2015
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Maria Lanza Tops Ticket:NEWNC Election Draws 381 Voters

Nine candidates, including one write-in, were vying for six seats (two-year terms) on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in last Saturday’s 2015 community elections held in the Nazzaro Community Center from 10am to 2pm. The candidates drew 381 residents to the poll site where once it was closed, the ballots were counted publicly....

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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

May 21, 2015
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Boston Public Market Update Presented at NEWRA Meeting

There were no voting items on last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center but many members still attended. Zoning, Licensing and Construction Chair Victor Brogna presented a lengthy report on requests before the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal. He noted that NEWRA’s Executive Committee...

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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

May 21, 2015
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NEWNC Supports Two Requests

Two agenda items were voted on at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meetings held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Nick Leo, who purchased 414 Commercial Street, was seeking to gain zoning relief to change commercial space (North End Chiropractic) to residential use. Currently the building contains eight residential units. The space...

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Support North End Small Businesses

No one needs to be reminded of the nasty 2015 winter season that created massive problems and budget strains across the state including small businesses. While North End businesses have since weathered the winter season, it is taking a toll on the usual economic status, especially on the weekends when the community is very...

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National Fingerprint Background Checks a Must

A plan adopted as an amendment to the House’s budget proposal would require prospective foster parents to pass a national fingerprint background check before being allowed to take in at- risk kids should be passed when both branches meet to hash out any differences including those on specific amendments. The amendment would be a...

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Downtown View:City Life Is A Sharing Life

So many people decide to move into the city—what might they be expecting? Convenient trips to the movies, the opera, the symphony, the theater. Walk-to restaurants, bars, parks and libraries. Shops and supermarkets that make deliveries. All these benefits exist. The most frequent activity, though, may be a surprise to a former suburbanite shedding...

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USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

USS Constitution on Dry Dock for Three Years

The USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, has been undergoing a much needed restoration and will not be leaving dry dock for the next three years. The restoration will close the USS Constitution Museum to tourists that visit the ship until it enters dry dock on May 19....

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Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

Luongos Celebrate 67th Anniversary

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 Walter and Grace Luongo celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.  Walter met Grace in 1947 and were married in 1948. They are life long residents of the North End. Walter who will be celebrating his 90th birthday in May has served our country in World War II from 1943 to...

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Spring Day on the Greenway

Spring Day on the Greenway

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Public Hearing on BRA Development Policy Scheduled

May 7, 2015
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor, will hold the first public hearing on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community benefits agreement. At the request of Councilor Ayanna Pressley, the first hearing will focus on the Inclusionary Development Policy and obligations for developer payments to the...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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NEAA Baseball Runs on Sponsorships

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Program is a well organized league that provides much needed recreational activities to over 150 local players. The program includes: Majors and Minor League teams and a T-Ball program. Players have a full regular-season, playoffs, and All Star Game, participation in several tournaments in other parts of...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those cars sat there for two weeks. A South End resident said a car on her street last week was not towed. Again, the cigarette butts,...

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Sports 05-05-2015

NEAA U21 Dodgers playing big roles in college sports  The NEAA U21 Dodgers have several players doing big things for their college teams. Two lifelong North End men, who have played in the NEAA baseball program since age eight, are getting ready to wrap up their seasons and return to the Dodgers for summer...

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Eliot School Students’ Model Now on Display at City Hall

May 7, 2015
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Eliot School Students’ Model Now on Display at City Hall

Boston Public Schools kindergarteners, included the Eliot School in the North End, created models demonstrating how to make Boston a more accessible, vibrant and engaging place, which will be on display at City Hall until May 1. The Our Boston exhibit is part o f the 21st Annual Youth Arts Month, a citywide showcase...

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Baseball Opening Day Ceremony a Grand Slam

May 7, 2015
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Baseball Opening Day Ceremony a Grand Slam

Needless to say, this season’s North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Opening Day was another huge success. A Grand Slam at that. Hundreds of family, friends and neighbors turned out for the all day schedule of games, two Majors and three Minor League games. A free barbecue was enjoying and a terrific raffle with...

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Dog Park Preparations and Opening Scheduled for May 1

May 7, 2015
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RUFF will host the opening of the North End dog park at the DiFilippo Park (Gassy) on Friday, May 1 along with the City of Boston Parks Department. Free pizza will be served. The community group is very excited to see the dog park come to fruition and hopes lots of people will stop...

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Greenway Improvement Project Starts

May 7, 2015
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The Greenway’s North End improvement project is underway with the initial removal of the boxwoods and the beginning of the fallow period in the boxwoods beds has occurred. Construction began on April 6. Some restoration work and updates made to the pergola on both Parcel 8, the Northerly Park, and Parcel 10, the Southerly...

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New Time Set for Public Safety Meeting

May 7, 2015
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The next District A-1 Boston Police North End Public Safety meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. not the usual 6:30 p.m. on a trial basis on May 7. The Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street will still be the location. District A-1 Commanding Officer Ken Fong and his staff will be available...

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Notifying Police of Crimes Is Valuable Information

While Boston Police say every bit of information is crucial in the fight against crime, a recent study indicates that the Crime Stopper’s Hotline that allows anonymous callers and text messages to police has only led to a handful of arrests between 2012 and 2014. Over the past ten years, Boston Police have been...

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Ruff’s Endeavor for a Dog Park Becomes a Reality

The opening of a pilot dog park in DiFilippo Park (Gassy) on Prince Street is a giant step forward toward keeping the North End clean and healthy. This long-standing endeavor’s positive results is due to the endless work of Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF), a non-profit volunteer group of people that reside in the...

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Downtown View:Big Question

Do San Diego residents experience joy? I don’t know the answer and I’m not sure I would believe a SanDiegoan if they told me. I’m talking about the sublime feeling, the rush, the pure happiness we Bostonians feel when the sun comes out and the temperature rises to 65 degrees. We take a walk....

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