Out with the Old; in with the New

It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-27-2011

Kayla Noel Walsh Everett resident Kayla Noel Walsh of Everett died unexpectedly on December 20 after a courageous battle with chronic illness. She was 22 years old. She was the devoted and caring daughter of Elena Cacciola-Walsh of Everett and Michael Walsh of Westwood; proud sister of Michael and Jenna Walsh, both of Everett;...

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Cooking in the North End: Since 1975, Buonopane Has Been Sharing Her Favorite Italian Recipes

Cooking in the North End: Since 1975, Buonopane Has Been Sharing Her Favorite Italian Recipes

Walk into the cooking section of any bookstore  and you’ll see Marguerite DiMino Buonopane smiling back at you. Buonopane, a legendary chef whom the Boston Herald called “the best cook in Boston’s North End” appears with arms folded on the cover of her own book “The North End Italian Cookbook,” now in fifth all-new...

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Thirty-two New Apartments Approved in North End

December 20, 2011
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Thirty-two New Apartments Approved in North End

All three requests before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting received an 8-0 vote in favor of the applications. The Council favored zoning relief changes to four North End buildings including 51-53 North Washington Street the site of the former Joe Tecce’s Restaurant for Michele Holdings, LLC. Once the building is complete, all...

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Rep. Michlewitz Appointed Committee Chairman

December 20, 2011
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Rep. Michlewitz Appointed Committee Chairman

House Speaker Robert DeLeo has appointed State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose district includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Election Laws. “I am truly honored to be named Chairman of the Election Laws Committee. I am excited to start working with the committee and to take on this new...

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Committee Calls for More Trash Enforcement

December 20, 2011
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Discussions on setting some priorities and goals for NEWRA Clean Streets Committee kept going in circles as the committee could not create any objectives. Household trash placement, dirty streets and much needed enforcement by the City of Boston Code Enforcement took up most of the discussion throughout the community meeting that only attracted about...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Obituaries 12-20-2011

Stanley Gizzi Of Melrose, formerly of the North End Stanley A. Gizzi of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died on December 12. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Betty J. (Darrah) Gizzi; devoted father of Patricia Coburn of Melrose and Dennis M. Horgan and his his wife Carolyn of Wakefield;...

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North End Christmas Parade Attracts Hundreds

December 13, 2011
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North End Christmas Parade Attracts Hundreds

The holiday spirit was flowing and children’s faces were glowing when Santa Claus arrived at Puopolo Park by helicopter to participate in the 41st Annual North End Christmas Parade presented each year by the North End Athletic Association. Hundreds of North Enders residents and former North End residents and friends turned out for the...

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City Funding Requested for Park Repairs

December 13, 2011
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City Funding Requested for Park Repairs

Several topics were discussed at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Committee chair Ann Pistorio reported that the Snow Hill wall is finally completed and the City has started excavation for the new Tot Lot in DeFilippo playground which should be completed...

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Thirty-two Housing Units Supported by NEWRA

December 13, 2011
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Thirty-two Housing Units Supported by NEWRA

Michele Holdings LLC by a slim vote of 15-13 received support from the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association to create 32 units of housing in four different buildings in the North End. The site includes: 55 Cooper Street, 57-59 Cooper Street and 45-51 North Washington Street, formerly Joe Tecce’s Restaurant. Space will be made for...

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Clean Streets Committee to Set Goals

December 13, 2011
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Priorities and goals will be the topic of discussion at tonight’s (12/13/11) NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting. The Committee has many items on their plate and they have been working hard to make some headway on many fronts. Chairman David Grant has asked members to present goals and priorities at the Tuesday, December...

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Businesses Call for Extended T Hours

December 13, 2011
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Boston bars and restaurants are calling for late-night weekend T schedules to beef-up business. They believe businesses are missing out on millions of dollars worth of customer spending when the T shuts down at midnight on weekends. Lawmakers are reportedly being pushed to extend subway service to 2am with the idea of the extended...

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The End of Occupy Boston

Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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Obituaries 12-13-2011

Thomas Malvarosa, Sr. Of Dorchester, formerly of the North End Thomas M. Malvarosa, Sr. of Dorchester, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on November 2. A Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department employee for more than 13 years, he was the beloved husband of Thomas M. Malvarosa, Jr. of Dracut, Nancy A. and her...

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Two North End Students Win Best-in-show at Recent Prestigious Furniture Competition

Two North End Students Win Best-in-show at Recent Prestigious Furniture Competition

Budding custom furniture makers Charles Ambriano, 21, and Juan Pablo Blanco, 28, took top honors in two different furniture making categories at the 16th annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show held recently in Providence, Rhode Island. Ambriano’s hand crafted drum table (shown) was awarded Best in Show for a traditional furniture piece created...

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Crime Continues to Drop in North End

December 6, 2011
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Crime Continues to Drop in North End

Crime in the North End continued to drop over the past 30 days according to a District A-1 Boston Police Report presented at a Public Safety meeting held last week in the Nazzaro Community Center. While auto theft went from none to three over this period, larceny from a motor vehicle dropped from twelve...

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Santa Featured in North End Christmas Parade

December 6, 2011
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Santa Claus and his friends are coming to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood to spread Christmas cheer and to participate in the 41st North End Athletic Association Christmas Parade which will venture up and down many local streets. It all starts with the arrival of the jolly old gent by helicopter at 1pm at Puopolo...

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NEWRA Committee Meets Tonight Dec. 6

December 6, 2011
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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee will hold its annual monthly meeting tonight Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Polcari Park, the Prado and other public spaces issues will be discussed as well as the new fence on Snow Hill Street....

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SHINE Offers Assistance with Senior Drug Plan

December 6, 2011
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North End/Waterfront seniors should call ABCD’s “SHINE” Program for free counseling about their Medicare drug plan choices before the Federal Program, deadline for coverage ends on December 7. ABCD “SHINE” recommends seniors get medication coverage and save hundreds of dollars this year. Reportedly, one senior who called “SHINE” was paying $800 a month for...

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Remembering the Past

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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The Occupiers of Boston

The protesters in Dewey Square have been put on notice by the city that their days might very well be numbered. With the onset of winter – and temperatures about to drop – the protesters will be hard pressed to struggle through the difficulties imposed upon by the New England winter. The city has...

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Obituaries 12-06-2011

Anna Benvenuto North End Resident Anna (Diecidue) Benvenuto of Boston’s North End died on November 30. She was 103 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Rose (Graffeo) and Leonardo Diecidue, she was the loving wife of the late Vincenzo Benvenuto; beloved mother of Mary Piazza and her husband, Stephen of Peabody, Rose...

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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

December 2, 2011
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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

Early Saturday morning November 19 at approximately 4:30am Boston Police responded to a call-in report of someone breaking into cars on Endicott Street by smashing in the driver’s side windows. A local resident told police he witnessed the individual in the act and provided police a brief narrative of the incident taking place. The...

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