Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar E Ristorante

August 21, 2012
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Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar E Ristorante

Giovanni Oliva’s Pulcinella Mozzarella bar and ristorante on Salem Street is a creation that puts to work 30 years of experience in the restaurant business. Pulcinella is trendy, Italian design conscious to a fault and the food prepared under the watchful eye of Chef Norik Massihi, brings to a new level Mediterranean style cuisine...

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Friends of North End Parks Formed

August 21, 2012
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Friends of North End Parks Formed

A new group of residents calling themselves “Friends of the North End Parks” has formed to beautify and care for parks within the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reportedly, the Friends will be mainly concentrating on Parcels 8, 10 and 12 adjacent to the Greenway and the North End. The group will register with the...

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Local Elected Officials Howling over RUFF

August 21, 2012
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Local elected officials like the formation of RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido). The group of dog owners (72) have caught the attention of many residents for their positive efforts to work together with the neighborhood to lesson and/or resolve any issues relating to dogs. The new group is made up of all licensed dog...

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The Changing Times

Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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Obituaries 08-21-2012

Arthur Timmons Retired Salesman Arthur A. Timmons died at his Everett home on August 12. He was 90 years old. One of six children born to the late Fred and Clara Timmons, he was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1940. He served in the military in the Merchant...

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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

August 14, 2012
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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

North End Pride Day, part of North End Against Drugs Annual North End Pride Week, attracted hundreds of people to Langone Park and the Bocce Courts. There was something to do for everyone including a free BBQ, games, face painting, crafts, musical entertainment, bocce, demonstrations and many other things. Pride Day has become a...

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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

August 14, 2012
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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

While there were no voting items on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association agenda, there were three interesting presentations involving the North Bennet Street School, RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) and a new group calling themselves Friends of the North End Parks. The latter appears to be a duplicate of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

August 14, 2012
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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

The North End’s Robert ‘Bobby’ Dello Russo, a retired former longtime clerk of the superior court, has been campaigning hard throughout Suffolk County for the Clerk of Court position against his former boss, Clerk of Courts Maura Hennigan. “I am working hard. I am bringing a message of hope. My effort is intended to...

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Loud Party Broken Up by Police

August 14, 2012
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In response to a request by an Endicott Street resident, District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema reported on a loud party at 64 Endicott Street. “At 2:43am two officers were dispatched to the Endicott Street building where a 911 caller reported that 20 individuals were singing and making noise,” according to Sgt. Lema....

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Greenway Bill Signed into Law

August 14, 2012
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The Greenway legislation filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is now on the books as law. While the bill left the funding issue alone, it brought the neighborhood into the picture by adding several community groups, changing the composition of the Conservancy Board of Directors. Both the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council and Residents’ Association...

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Parking, Again and Again

Because there will never be a return to yesterday in the North End, there is only the future to pay close attention to while maintaining some of the better aspects of the past. Seeking endless compromise over the set hours of the very few parking spaces on Hanover Street is a hopeless task doomed...

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North End Dodgers Take Home All-star Baseball Senior Championship

The North End Dodgers went into the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball Tournament of Champions as the #1 seed. In order to win the championship the Dodgers were going to need to win three games in three days against three stellar opponents. Led by the pitching of Greg Bilikas and Ryan Colbert and the all-around...

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Obituaries 08-14-2012

Theresa Cappello North End Resident Theresa (Pennachio) Cappello of the North End of Boston died on August 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew Cappello, Sr. and loving mother of Matthew Cappello, Jr. and his wife, Patricia C. Cappello of Boston and Terri and her husband, Scott White of Cambridge. She...

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High Gear Jewelry Awarded Best of Boston 2012

High Gear Jewelry Awarded Best of Boston 2012

High Gear Jewelry on Hanover St. was honored once again at the Best Costume Jewelry Shop by Boston Magazine for 2012. Now celebrating 22 years in business in the North End, owner Merille Wolfson continues to adorn her many loyal customers. High Gear is known for it’s impressive and ever changing selection of jewelry...

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Residents Call for Larger Noise Fines

August 7, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina has prepared an ordinance to increase fines for loud noise in the City of Boston up to $300. On many occasions and at numerous neighborhood meetings residents loudly complained about the outrageous noise stemming from roof-top parties and people passing through the community during late night and early morning hours....

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Councilor Lamattina Files Nuisance Ordinance

August 7, 2012
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Public nuisance problems continue to plague the North End, especially on weekends but things appear to be getting somewhat better as Boston Police have concentrated more patrols in and near hot spots residents have identified. In addition, District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has filed a nuisance control ordinance that if enacted will...

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Shooting Near Greenway Still Under Investigation

August 7, 2012
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Boston Police continue to investigate the shooting death of a man in the Waterfront area near the Boston Harbor Hotel and the New England Aquarium. Shots took place near the Greenway. The victim was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. After police responded to a report of shots fired, they...

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Young Couple Create Disturbance in Playground

August 7, 2012
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Two young unidentified people, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, delayed the monthly Boston Police Public Safety meeting by about forty minutes until police resolved the problem. First they were spotted on a bench in the Polcari Playground acting strangely and a local resident waiting for her children to...

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North End Crime Statistics Down, Again

August 7, 2012
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Sergeant Tom Lema, following a disturbance that delayed this month’s Boston Police Public Safety meeting, presented crime statistics based on the past 30 days. Once again the crime numbers were down in the neighborhood according to a report handed out at the community meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center on North Bennet Street....

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The Long Hot Summer

The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. In fact, as all of us are completely aware, this has been a long hot summer – perhaps the hottest in recent memory. In other parts of the nation, states are experiencing drought conditions this...

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Obituaries 08-07-2012

Stephen Summa Of Chelsea, formerly of the North End Stephen R. Summa of Chelsea, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on July 25 after a long illness. He was the son of the late Gaspar and Helen (Forte) Summa of the North End; devoted father of Gina and Steven Summa; loving grandfather...

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New Tot Lot Gets Lots of Usage

August 1, 2012
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New Tot Lot Gets Lots of Usage

The newly renovated Tot Lot at DiFilippo Playground on Prince Street gets a lot of use by local residents. Boston Parks and Recreation Department worked with local residents and held several neighborhood meetings to obtain information and suggestions from the neighborhood. Commonly known as the Gassy the playground is a place for residents to...

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No Concrete Decision on Parcel 9 Development

August 1, 2012
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It’s been sometime since four proposals have been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the potential development of the Central Artery Parcel 9. There has been no recent news regarding MassDOT making any concrete decision on a developer selection for the land located between the North End Parcel 10 and the section...

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Salem Street Construction Delayed

August 1, 2012
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It appears that the owner of 92-96 Salem Street (aka 1 Wiget Street) attempted to have plans passed by the City of Boston Board of Appeal, last week, for a zoning variance related to the proposed demolition of a one-story structure on the back portion of the parcel along Wiget Street and construction of...

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