Menino Probably the Most Popular Mayor Ever

In less than a year, a legacy will come to an end, as Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 20 year reign as the city’s top elected official will come to an end. The five term mayor has always displayed willingness and dedication to make Boston a “World Class City”. He has certainly accomplished this...

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Parents Need to Talk to Teens Regarding Drinking

It’s vital that parents and teens sit down and talk about the risks of drinking. Discussing this topic with teens can be challenging, but being too strict could cause them to rebel. Open communications in a positive manner is a great way to start and makes it easier to come back to the topic...

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Obituaries 04-23-2013

Domenic Paternese North End Resident Domenic Paternese of Boston’s North End died on April 19. He was 97 years old. The loving husband of Gloria J. (Maccalone) Paternese, he was the cherished father of Brenda Corso and her late husband, Jerry, Donna Alessi and her husband, Richard, Michael Paternese and his wife, Anita, and...

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Dodecahedron Sculpture Reconfigured at Armenian Heritage Park

Dodecahedron Sculpture Reconfigured at Armenian Heritage Park

The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway was reconfigured on Sunday morning, April 7, 2013. The reconfiguration is the first time the sculpture has been changed since the park was dedicated in May 2012. The sculpture and its annual reconfiguration celebrates the immigrant experience – symbolic of...

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Board of Appeal Approves Salem Street Addition

April 16, 2013
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A proposal to build an additional story to 78-80 Salem Street to expand the first floor restaurant, Trattoria Pulcinella to the second floor was approved by the City of Boston Board of Appeal by a unanimous vote according to the owner’s Attorney William Ferullo. While owner Chris Young made all the necessary changes to...

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North Ender Hurling for Fitchburg State Falcons

April 16, 2013
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North Ender Hurling for Fitchburg State Falcons

North End resident Michael Martignetti is currently pitching for the Fitchburg State Falcons as a relief and sometimes spot starter on the 9-4-1 team. The Freshman, started his last game against Clark University hurling 5 solid innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 batters. Michael is a product of the...

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North End Baseball Opening Day/Quadruple-header

April 16, 2013
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A quadruple-header will kick-off the North End Athletic Association 2013 Baseball Opening Day at Langone Park, Commercial Street on Saturday, April 27 starting at 10am with two back to back Minor League games. Following the Minor League contests, the Majors (Little League) will also play back to back games starting at 2pm. This year’s...

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North End Benefits from Strong Elected Officials

The North End should be grateful it has three young elected officials that continuously respond to the issues facing the neighborhood, in a timely manner at that. Obviously, the community wants elected officials to play key roles in the welfare and quality of life issues and situations that need to be addressed, sometimes on...

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Neighborhood Committees Make Tough Decisions

It is without question tough to serve on community groups that are compelled to make decisions that directly affect the community they live in. It is simply no easy task telling a friend or neighbor that he or she cannot have a liquor license, expand their business, build higher or many other requests in...

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Obituaries 04-16-2013

Pasquale Bono Of Revere, Formerly of the North End Pasquale Bono of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on April 12. He was in his 94th year. A retired longshoreman and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Mary (DeCristoforo) Bono with whom he shared 55...

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Police Report North End Crime Down

April 9, 2013
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Police Report North End Crime Down

Once again District A-1 Boston Police, which includes the North End/Waterfront community, was the leader in crime reduction (30%) than any other district throughout the City, according to Captain Thomas Lee, District Commander. In the North End crime statistics, with the exception of breaking and entering, were down. However, police reported that an arrest...

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Neighborhood Council Supports Five Requests

April 9, 2013
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Neighborhood Council Supports Five Requests

Five requests relating to local projects were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held on Monday, April 1 at the Nazzaro Community Center. By a vote of 7-0 the Council supported a request by Louis Finnacharo to convert a three family residential building at 3 Garden Court to...

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Good Neighbor Award to Bricco and Frank DePasquale

Good Neighbor Award to  Bricco and Frank DePasquale

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for April 2013 was presented to Bricco Ristorante and owner Frank DePasquale, on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The presentation was made by NEWRA President, Jim Salini, and Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi outside Bricco Ristorante at 241 Hanover Street. In addition to being...

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DA Dan Conley Announced His Run for Mayor of Boston

DA Dan Conley Announced His Run for Mayor of Boston

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced his run for Mayor of Boston at a press conference last week. “Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead,” said Conley. “So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston....

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Vehicles Need to Be Moved for Street Cleaning to Be Effective

Due to weather related issues, the Department of Public Works (DPW) was forced to delay the North End Mechanical Street Cleaning program. The delay left the local streets in deplorable condition, through no fault of DPW. Currently, the street cleaning program is underway and beginning to make a clear difference. The program will continue...

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Join Boston SHINES for North End Clean Up

Boston SHINES will be in the North End on Saturday, April 27 to clean-up a few parks and playgrounds, like the group does each year. The participants will meet at the Prado at 9am where Boston SHINES will hand out gloves and other equipment and to coordinate volunteer assignments. This is a terrific opportunity...

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Obituaries 04-09-2013

Louise ‘Weezy’ Sabella Of Everett, formerly of the North End Louise M. “Weezy” (Polcari) Sabella of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on April 4. She worked at The Derby in Everett as a bartender and was the beloved mother of Charles A. Sabella and his wife, Mariacarmela Mallard-Sabella and Lori Ann Mangan...

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Mayor Menino Not Running for a Sixth Term

Mayor Menino Not Running for a Sixth Term

With an approval rating of over 70 percent and a better than 50 percent chance of beating any opponent that dared run against him in November, Mayor Thomas Menino, the only mayor a majority of Bostonians have ever known, gracefully bowed out of running for a unprecedented sixth term last Thursday at Faneuil Hall....

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Residents Seek to Extend Steriti Rink Season

Residents Seek to Extend Steriti Rink Season

A small, but dedicated group of parents and individuals joined with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) at a Tuesday meeting to work on a plan that would extend the seasonal use of the North End’s Steriti Skating Rink on Commercial Street. The issue reached a head...

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Local Elected Officials Support Parcel 9 Proposal

April 4, 2013
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All three elected officials that represent the North End have sent letter to MassDOT supporting plans by Cresset Group and DeNormandie Companies for the development of Parcel 9 in the Blackstone District. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for several reasons believe the Cresset Group and...

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North Street Vent Building Construction to Begin

April 4, 2013
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After numerous years of planning and several community meetings, MassDOT and the selected contractor, unveiled the final plans for the $5.5 million dollar rehabilitation of the North Street state owned Vent Building. At the third and final community meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center last week, the contractor G.V.W. Incorporated of East Boston,...

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North End Restaurant Week Underway

April 4, 2013
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Many popular North End eateries will be participating in the fourth North End Restaurant Week 2013, scheduled for two weeks. The first week began on Easter Sunday and will conclude on Friday, April 5. Week two starts Sunday, April 7 and runs through Friday, April 12. “The North End Chamber of Commerce is a...

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MassDOT Covered All the Basics

Several neighborhood meetings were conducted by MassDOT regarding badly needed repairs to its Tunnel Vent Building on North Street. At these public meetings, MassDOT clearly spelled out the entire scope of the project from start to finish with North End residents noting for safety reasons this is a must do project. MassDOT claims they...

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April Meeting Worth Attending

There are several community meetings being held during the month of April that pertain to the quality of life and other issues relating to the North End. Residents should consider attending and possibly getting involved with the goals and endeavors presented at these neighborhood meetings. Starting tonight, Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm the NEWRA...

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