Obituaries 09-18-2012

September 18, 2012
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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Coppola Retired Herald Delivery Driver and Teamsters Union Representative Pasquale A. “Pat” Coppola of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End, a retired Boston Herald Delivery Driver, died on September 13. He was 91 years old. Mr. Coppola was employed in the Delivery Department of the Boston Herald for more than...

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Hundreds of Students Move into the North End

September 11, 2012
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Hundreds of Students Move into the North End

Saturday, September 1 was a busier than usual day in the North End, as hundreds of college students began moving in. Some of the streets were crowded with U-Haul, Hertz and other types of vehicles, but the movement did not create any major disturbances as in the past. North End residents could be seen...

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Flames Gut Cooper St. Building

September 11, 2012
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Flames Gut Cooper St. Building

Boston Fire Fighters responded to a four-alarm fire, last Tuesday evening about 11pm, at 26 Cooper Street in the North End. A woman was seriously burned as she desperately ran through the flames to exit from her, third floor apartment. She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment according to EMS and fire...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakened the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Fighting Cancer with a Walk

September 11, 2012
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The neighborhoods in and around downtown Boston, including our own, were crowded Sunday with walkers and many, many observers and silent participants doing their thing to raise money for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. According to the Jimmy Fund, approximately $7.5 million was raised for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and 8500 men...

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Obituaries 09-11-2012

September 11, 2012
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Angelo ‘Gabe the Painter’ Virgilio North End Resident Angelo G. “Gabe The Painter” Virgilio of Boston’s North End died on August 31. The beloved husband of Lucy (DiOrio), he was the devoted father of Donna Marie Virgilio, Peter C. Virgilio and Elizabeth, all of the North End; dear brother of the late Anthony Virgilio...

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Hennigan Victorious over Dello Russo

September 11, 2012
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The North End’s Robert Dello Russo did well locally but overall didn’t score as well as hoped and ended up losing the political race for the Criminal Clerk of the Suffolk Superior Court to incumbent Maura Hennigan. Dello Russo was again attempting to unseat Hennigan, The Jamaica Plain Democrat got 63 percent of the...

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Campatelli upsets LaMattina for Register of Probate

September 11, 2012
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North End City Councillor Sal LaMattina lost a very close race to East Boston’s Patty Campatelli last Thursday. When all the ballots were counted, LaMattina’s supporters were stunned by the results, which showed Campatelli winning by a more than 500 vote margin out of a near 30,000 votes that were cast. LaMattina received 879...

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Commercial trash pick-up bill foiled

September 11, 2012
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An ordinance, filed in the Boston City Council several months ago that would give the City of Boston the authority to regulate the times that commercial trash can be picked up in the City, is in limbo and appears it will not find its way out of the Council’s Government Committee. The home rule...

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Waterfront Neighborhood Association’s Summer Party

Waterfront Neighborhood Association’s Summer Party

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Association’s Summer Party was held last week at the Pilot House. Pictured at the event are, NEWRA ZLC Co-Chair and Past President Victor Brogna, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Dorothy Keville, Sue Beneviste, NEWRA Sergeant-at-Arms James Salini, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and City Councilor Felix Arroyo.

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Sweet Reveals Freedom Trail Cupcake to Benefit the Freedom Trail Foundation

Sweet Reveals Freedom Trail Cupcake to Benefit the Freedom Trail Foundation

Boston’s upcoming Charter Day, which marks Boston’s 382nd birthday, will also serve as the launch date for Sweet’s first ever Freedom Trail cupcake! Boston’s premier cupcake shop, Sweet, and the Freedom Trail Foundation have partnered to create a custom designed edible topper that can be a decorative add-on to a variety of freshly baked...

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

North End residents going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is...

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Noise Ordinance Public Hearing to Be Set

It appears that the Boston City Council Government Committee is planning to hold a public hearing in late September or early October regarding the public nuisance ordinance filed by Councilor Sal LaMattina at the request of his North End/Waterfront constituents. The bill targets loud noise parties and late night/early morning disturbances stemming from people...

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Clerk of Courts Race Draws Interest in Hennigan/Dello Russo

Voters in the North End participating in the September 6 primary have two choices in the contest for the position of Criminal Clerk of the Suffolk County Superior Court. Two Democrats are running for the post, present clerk Maura Hennigan and former Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Superior Court Robert Dello Russo. This is...

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The Labor Day Weekend

The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Obituaries 09-04-2012

Sandra DeLuca North End Resident Sandra C. DeLuca of the North End of Boston died on August 27. She was the beloved daughter of the late Nick and Viola (Luisi) DeLuca and loving sister of Anthony N. DeLuca of the North End of Boston. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Leonard’s Church, Boston...

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St. Anthony’s Feast

St. Anthony’s Feast

The North End celebrates the 93rd annual St. Anthony’s Feast.

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Pride Week Bocce Tournament Winners

August 28, 2012
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Pride Week Bocce Tournament Winners

One of the most popular activities held at the annual North End Pride Week coordinated by North End Against Drugs is the Bocce Tournament held at Langone Park. This year the tournament was conducted in memory of the late North End resident Johnny Paolo, who actually coordinated the event each year for NEAD. Replacing...

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Woman Assaulted/Robbed on Hanover Street

August 28, 2012
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While walking down Hanover Street, near Commercial Street,a female victim reported to police she was pushed from behind by a female subject about 11:15pm. Reportedly, a fight ensued between both females with the suspect’s boyfriend intervening, apparently tossing the victim down on the pavement and punched her in the face. According to a District...

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New Intersection Campaign Underway

August 28, 2012
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Based on an existing state motor vehicle law which prohibits drivers from entering an intersection when the vehicle will not be able to pass directly through it to the other side, a “Don’t Block the Box” campaign has been introduced in the City of Boston. A collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO...

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Rat Poison Ingested by Local Dogs

August 28, 2012
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An incident occurred recently when local dogs ate some rat poison that was loosely left out on Greenough Lane. Both dogs consumed a fair amount of the blue colored rat poison and ended up at the Angel Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. Team members of RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) all...

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The Summer of 2012

For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Obituaries 08-28-2012

Anthony Natola Of Malden, formerly of the North End Anthony J. Natola of Malden, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on August 19. He was the devoted husband of the late Marietta (Ruggiero) Natola; beloved father of Marie Natola, Anthony Natola Jr., and Loretta Sullivan and her husband, William, all of Malden and the...

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Lawyers Appeal Dimasi Conviction

August 28, 2012
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An appeal has been filed by former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi’s lawyers to hopefully overturn the life-long North End resident’s conviction or corruption chargers. Last week in a petition, reportedly 100 pages long, DiMasi’s lawyers argued that the U.S. District Court Judge failed to properly explain to jurors the definition of corruption...

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