Council Supports Two Liquor License Transfers

December 18, 2012
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Council Supports Two Liquor License Transfers

Two transfers of beer, wine and liqueurs licenses were approved by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held last week at the Nazzaro Community Center. Represented by Attorney William Ferullo, the Council supported a request by Frank DePasquale to transfer the wine, malt and liqueur license from Gelateria, 272 Hanover...

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Community Group Opposes Endicott Street Roof Deck

NEWRA at its monthly meeting discussed and voted on two requests involving the construction of a roof deck and the addition of a second floor for restaurant space. The association opposed, by a vote of 7-18 vote, a request by Jose Faria for zoning relief to construct a roof deck for private use for...

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A Mobile City Hall

City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Obituaries 12-18-2012

Michael Mercogliano Owner of Mike’s Pastry Michael Mercogliano of Saugus passed away on Tuesday, December 11 surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. The owner of Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End, he was the beloved son of the late Philomena (Caronia) and Michael Mercogliano; loving husband of Annette (Fiorentino) Mercogliano;...

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Buon Natale Stroll

Buon Natale Stroll

Hundreds came out for the *6th Annual Buon Natale North End Holiday Shopping Stroll* on Friday night. The North End retail shops stayed open late and welcomed residents and visitors with refreshments and discounts at over 20 boutiques, galleries and design studios in the neighborhood. The shops were decorated for the holidays and “passports”...

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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

December 11, 2012
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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

For the first time in the past ten monthly public safety meetings there were no loud party complaints by residents to Boston Police. Lifestyle issues like loud party incidents were usually on the lips of residents at these meetings. However, there were concerns regarding breaking and entering numbers which went from two to eleven...

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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

December 11, 2012
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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

North End artist Nathan Swain has been working with the Boston Parks Department and other agencies to produce wall art (murals) on the first and second levels of the DeFilippo Playground on Prince and Snow Hill Streets. Currently things appear to be going in the right direction to obtain city approval for the artwork...

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Fulfilling a Mission

Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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The Silent Killer

With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Obituaries 12-11-2012

Luigi ‘Dixie Lou’ Visconti Apostolic Blessing Recipient, Active in North End fraternal and charitable organizations Luigi “Dixie Lou” J. Visconti  of Boston’s North End died on December 4. He was 97 years old. An Army Medic during World War II, ‘Louie’ was a recipient of an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict for his long...

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Committee Discusses Local Parks and Playgrounds Needing Repairs

December 11, 2012
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Much needed repairs to Copps Hill Terrace located between Commercial and Charter Streets was one of several topics addressed at last week’s NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Reportedly, the Terrace, listed on the National Register, is in need of wall repairs, tree pruning and lighting....

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50,000 Lights Illuminate Columbus Park

December 4, 2012
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50,000 Lights Illuminate Columbus Park

Close to a thousand people attended the 10th Friends of Christopher Columbus Park holiday tradition lighting of the park’s trellises at a cost of $25,000. Michael Galvin, The City’s Chief of Public Property, on behalf of Mayor Thomas Menino threw the switch to transform the popular and well used park into a holiday wonderland....

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Local Soccer Teams Compete in South End

December 4, 2012
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Local Soccer Teams Compete in South End

Boys and girls ages 9-11 North End Athletic Association Soccer Teams recently ventured to the South End to compete against teams from that neighborhood. “This is the second time these two neighborhoods have gotten together to played a few games,” NEAA Soccer Director John Romano said. While the North End boys team lost 6-0...

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Committee Addresses Roof Deck Expansion

December 4, 2012
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Proposals to expand a head house and the purchase of a restaurant were discussed at the last NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting held at the Mariners House in North Square. 50 Snow Hill Street, David Thyresson has filed an appeal for zoning relief to expand the existing head house on the roof...

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Lovejoy Wharf Development Public Hearing Held

December 4, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) recently conducted a public hearing at City Hall regarding the development of Lovejoy Wharf proposing the rehabilitation of the existing 160 North Washington Street building into office space and the existing 131 Beverly Street building into residential apartments. The ground floors of the two buildings will continue to be...

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Mayor Menino

No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Obituaries 12-04-2012

Salvatore Anastasi Of Revere, formerly of the North End Salvatore J. Anastasi of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 26. He was 62 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Nancy (Esposito) and John Anastasi; loving brother of Louise DeCristoforo and her husband, Joseph and Donna DeCotis and...

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North End Holiday Stroll is December 7

North End Holiday Stroll is December 7

The 6th Annual Buon Natale North End Holiday Stroll will be held Friday, December 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nineteen boutiques, shops, galleries and speciality stores will try to entice shoppers with discounts, gifts with purchase, cocktails, refreshments and much more during the stroll. Marian Klausner, owner of Shake The Tree, says...

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Local Eatery Voted Best Brunch in Boston

November 30, 2012
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Local Eatery Voted Best Brunch in Boston

Ferrara’s Kitchen + Bar on Salem Street is one of, if not the busiest place to enjoy breakfast in the North End. Many local residents can be seen frequently dining at the eatery that was voted Best Brunch in Boston by Open Table. Open widows, a beautiful decor and a community atmosphere, makes Ferrara’s...

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Council Denies Second Floor Restaurant Addition

November 30, 2012
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Council Denies Second Floor Restaurant Addition

It was a busy evening at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting as several requests were discussed and voted on and two information presentations were presented. John Romano of MassDOT and Jeff MacLean the Location Manager for a TV pilot explained what will be happening in the community relating to their agencies. Romano advised...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

With the holiday season now upon us, we urge our readers to remember to be aware of your surroundings as you race from a holiday party to planning for friends and family visiting to just coming back with your Christmas shopping.  This piece of advice is all the more relevant with the recent home...

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Holidays Are in Full Swing

Thanksgiving has come and with it a few added pounds around the waist have been gained.  Now, the race is on for Christmas.  If you drive around the neighborhood, Christmas lights and decorations are already out on homes.  This is only the calm before the storm of events that will get you into the...

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Support North End Holiday Street Decorations

Holiday street decorations are in the making as the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) is undergoing a financial campaign to dress up the neighborhood for the upcoming festive season. NEBC is a community based volunteer organization that is seeking to preserve and add to the beauty of the historic North End through creative and...

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