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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Indians Top Cardinals 17-3

The Indians topped the Cardinals 17-3 on a beautiful night for baseball under the lights in the nightcap of the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) majors double header.  The Indians benefited from the efforts of a tight pitching staff led by veteran Brianna Woods, and featured the pitching debuts of rookies Sam Griffin, Liam...

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Making the North End Shine

Making the North End Shine

The rain on Saturday morning did not deter these hearty residents from cleaning the North End.

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Salem Street Business Occupancy Change Supported

May 13, 2014
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Salem Street Business Occupancy Change Supported

Ristorante Rigoletto, 115-117 Salem Street, received support (23-7) by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to expand its occupancy to include restaurant use. The premises is currently permitted for coffee shop, pastry shop and ice cream shop. Seating capacity is 40 and the hours of operation 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days a...

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NEWNC Election Is on Saturday

May 13, 2014
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Seven candidates have been certified to run in the 2014 North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) elections this coming Saturday, May 17 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street from 10 AM to 2 PM. There are six seats open for two-year terms. Voters can vote for up to six candidates. Residents must...

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RUFF Offers Dog Training

May 13, 2014
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Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) has lined up a great dog trainer, Janet Vera, to do some sessions with the neighborhood group, according to President Leslie Horn. Vera is a professional dog trainer and canine behavioral specialist currently working with some North End dog owners. “RUFF hopes Janet will become a great addition to...

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Feasts Attract Thousands of Visitors to the North End

A huge attraction to the North End each year are the many religious feasts held throughout the neighborhood. Local societies have been coordinating these events in honor of their patron Saints for many, many years on the streets of the North End. For some time now, the societies have been working with the City...

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Second State-wide Candidates Night

Another candidates night has been scheduled by the Ward 3 Democratic Ward Committee for state-wide candidates seeking election. All Democratic candidates running for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General have been invited to attend, deliver brief remarks and answer questions posed by Ward 3 residents. The Committee and its chairperson...

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Indians/Cubs Tie 5-5; Opens Baseball Season

The Indians versus Cubs had a great game to start off the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 2014 season. The Cubs starting pitcher Francis Shea made the first out ofthe season, handling a sharp comebacker from Indian Sam Griffin. The Indians dug in and scored two runs when Charlie Griffin drove the first one...

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Boston Public Market Coming Soon to Space at Haymarket T Station

Boston Public Market Coming Soon to Space at Haymarket T Station

In Boston alone, farmers markets have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and Massachusetts ranks third in the nation in number of farmers markets per person. The Boston Public Market, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, hopes to improve upon these statistics even more. With a nearly final 85-year lease for an...

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Taste of the North End

Taste of the North End

More than thirty North End eateries and local beer and wine distributors showcased a wide-range of food and beverages at the 21st Taste of the North End.

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Greenway Community Representative Presents Update to NEWRA

May 5, 2014
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North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Community Representative on the Greenway Conservancy, Robyn Reed, presented a report relating to the Greenway at the last NEWRA monthly meeting. Robyn’s update was as follows.  “I responded to Dave Kubiak’s question from the March meeting regarding the lease extension that the Greenway has with the DOT. Our current lease...

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NEAA Baseball Opening Day Activities Set for May 10

May 5, 2014
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Rain dampened the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Opening Day activities. NEAA Baseball Director Ralph Martignetti was forced to re-schedule the festivities to Saturday, May 10 with the entire league playing games. This year, opening day will be played in memory of Ralph DeMarco a life-long member of the Association. Besides the Little,...

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