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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Animal Health Clinic Held in North End

Animal Health Clinic Held in North End

Tim and Carmelo from RUFF.

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Six-story Cooper Street Building Proposed

March 26, 2013
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Six-story Cooper Street Building Proposed

Nine Cooper Street is the potential site of a new six-story building that will be fifty-five feet high, the limitation imposed in the North End. The owner, Elaine DiGangi has proposed six units of rental apartments of which the top two floors will be owner occupied and a roof-deck which will only be used...

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NEWRA/NEWNC Differ on Requests

March 26, 2013
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NEWRA/NEWNC Differ on Requests

A request by Billy Tse Restaurant to open a street sidewalk patio (20 seats) at 240 Commercial Street has one community group supporting the request and the other opposing it. The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council by a vote of 5-3 voted not to oppose the restaurant change. The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association by a...

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Two Parcel 9 Proposals Presented at Public Meeting

March 26, 2013
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Two final proposals for the development of Parcel 9 in the Blackstone District were presented at a public meeting held last week in the Mariners House in North Square. A joint venture between Cresset Group and DeNormandie Companies and Normandy Real  Estate Partners for the parcel development were revealed to the Parcel 7 and...

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North End Beautification Committee Making Things Happen

Local groups and leaders, elected officials, residents and the business community should jump on the North End Beautification Committee’s band wagon. While the neighborhood group is currently seeking non-profit status, it continues to service the community in many ways. The Committee’s goal and/or mission is to work closely with all parties within the community...

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Residents Need to Attend MassDOT Public Meeting

A very important public meeting regarding the MassDOT owned Callahan Tunnel Vent Building on North Street will be held tomorrow Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. At this meeting both MassDOT and the contractor will present and explain the much needed rehabilitation project that will have...

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