Pilates in the Park

September 25, 2012
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Pilates in the Park

Over 200 people attended the 2nd Annual Pilates in the Park on Saturday, September 8th in the Rose Kennedy Greenway in front of the North End. Hosted by Jennifer Phelan Pilates and sponsored by ZICO Coconut Water this free community class highlighted Phelan’s award- winning Pilates Fusion workout. Gifts were donated by ZICO Coconut...

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Former North Ender Honored for Heroic Act

September 25, 2012
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Former North Ender Honored for Heroic Act

The former North Ender responsible for saving dozens of lives during a terrible fire on Chelsea Street in East Boston back in April was honored recently at the State House for his heroism. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray presented Paul Antonino, 53, of Wakefield with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery...

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Local Eateries Help Make Restaurant Week a Success

September 25, 2012
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Local Eateries Help Make Restaurant Week a Success

Two hundred and four restaurants, including twenty three from the North End/Waterfront, participated in Summer Restaurant Week with over three million in restaurant revenue generated throughout the cities and towns that participated in this popular promotion. In addition to the restaurant revenues complied last August, twenty thousand dollars was raised for charitable partner, Melmark...

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Cooper Street Resident Arrested

September 25, 2012
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A North End man was recently arrested and charges with drugs and firearm possession. A series of other charges were also levied on the Cooper Street resident. Boston Police had received information from multiple sources that the suspect was involved in dealing large amounts of marijuana and cocaine. A drug purchaser, after being stopped...

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The Great Cannoli Robbery

September 25, 2012
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Just when we think we’ve been through everything life has to offer, there comes the robbery of a cannoli from Bova’s Bakery on Salem Street. Without going into particulars, let it be said here that no one, absolutely no one needs to grab a long sharp knife and threaten anyone in Bova’s for a...

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DeMarco Bronze Notes Champion’s Achievements

September 25, 2012
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It is altogether fitting and just that a bronze statue of Tony DeMarco will finally be placed on Cross Street after nearly four years of planning. DeMarco was one of the great fighters performing in the ring brilliantly and with flaming fury during boxing’s golden era. DeMarco was perhaps the finest and toughest welterweight...

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Senator Petruccelli in Good Form

September 25, 2012
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The appearance by Senator Anthony Petruccelli at the recent meeting of the North End Waterfront Resident’s Association was vintage Petruccelli. As the guest speaker, Senator Petruccelli showed why he remains so popular and well respected here. It is because he is informed and he understands the needs of his district, which includes the North...

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Obituaries 09-25-2012

September 25, 2012
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Michael Fonzo Businessman, Philanthropist and Horse Breeder Michael A. Fonzo of Gloucester died on September 13. Born on February 5, 1930 in Boston, ‘Mike’ was raised in the North End of Boston and Chelsea in a family with four sisters and one brother. He graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1947,...

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Tony DeMarco Bronze to Be Placed in North End

September 18, 2012
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Tony DeMarco Bronze to Be Placed in North End

After four years in the planning stages, a statute of 1955 Welterweight Champion of the World Tony “The Flaming Fury of Fleet Street” DeMarco will finally be placed in the North End on Cross Street, the entrance to the neighborhood, for all to see. National Italian Hall of Fame New England Chapter Bill Spadafora,...

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Romula Art, an Original in the North End

September 18, 2012
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Romula Art, an Original in the North End

Romula is an emerging artist. She uses no brushes, or models, and paints only with her fingers and hands. Her medium is oil and acrylic on canvas. Her first love is sculpting-so she uses her hands to sculpt the paint, and tell the stories. She is evolving her story telling to larger-scale murals. Romula...

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Resident’s Association Supports Three Requests

September 18, 2012
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A new CV 7-Day malt and wine license, a malt and beverage addition and the transfer of a take-out license were all supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their monthly meeting held last week. In addition, NEWRA guest speaker was Senator Anthony Petrucelli whose district includes the North End/Waterfront. NEWRA also...

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Cannoli Robbery in the North End

September 18, 2012
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The North End has had its share of crime in the past but there has never been an armed robbery for a cannoli until last week when Boston Police responded to a call at 3:38am on Thursday, September 13 for a person with a knife at Bova’s Bakery on Salem Street. Police found Robert...

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Bartlett Place Improvements in the Making

September 18, 2012
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Potential plans to make public use of the City owned section of Bartlett Place was discussed at a recent meeting scheduled by the City of Boston Public Works Department held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Numerous residents attended the public meeting to hear the City’s plans and to offer suggestions for the estimated $110,000...

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Traffic, Again

September 18, 2012
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Saturday afternoon in the North End and all was well. Thousands of strollers and tourists crowding the sidewalks. Many more sipping coffee at cafes or waiting in long lines to get into favored restaurants. At Mike’s, the line was so long and so thick with people, strollers had to go off the sidewalk into...

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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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