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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Street Scene

Street Scene

Huge crowds lined the sidewalks and heavy traffic clogged Hanover Street over the weekend. Shown above is Hanover Street about 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar E Ristorante

August 21, 2012
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Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar E Ristorante

Giovanni Oliva’s Pulcinella Mozzarella bar and ristorante on Salem Street is a creation that puts to work 30 years of experience in the restaurant business. Pulcinella is trendy, Italian design conscious to a fault and the food prepared under the watchful eye of Chef Norik Massihi, brings to a new level Mediterranean style cuisine...

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Friends of North End Parks Formed

August 21, 2012
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Friends of North End Parks Formed

A new group of residents calling themselves “Friends of the North End Parks” has formed to beautify and care for parks within the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reportedly, the Friends will be mainly concentrating on Parcels 8, 10 and 12 adjacent to the Greenway and the North End. The group will register with the...

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Local Elected Officials Howling over RUFF

August 21, 2012
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Local elected officials like the formation of RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido). The group of dog owners (72) have caught the attention of many residents for their positive efforts to work together with the neighborhood to lesson and/or resolve any issues relating to dogs. The new group is made up of all licensed dog...

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The Changing Times

Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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Obituaries 08-21-2012

Arthur Timmons Retired Salesman Arthur A. Timmons died at his Everett home on August 12. He was 90 years old. One of six children born to the late Fred and Clara Timmons, he was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1940. He served in the military in the Merchant...

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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

August 14, 2012
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North End Pride Day at Langone Park

North End Pride Day, part of North End Against Drugs Annual North End Pride Week, attracted hundreds of people to Langone Park and the Bocce Courts. There was something to do for everyone including a free BBQ, games, face painting, crafts, musical entertainment, bocce, demonstrations and many other things. Pride Day has become a...

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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

August 14, 2012
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NBSS, RUFF and a Friends Group Featured at Community Meeting

While there were no voting items on the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association agenda, there were three interesting presentations involving the North Bennet Street School, RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) and a new group calling themselves Friends of the North End Parks. The latter appears to be a duplicate of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

August 14, 2012
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Dello Russo campaigning hard for Clerk of Courts

The North End’s Robert ‘Bobby’ Dello Russo, a retired former longtime clerk of the superior court, has been campaigning hard throughout Suffolk County for the Clerk of Court position against his former boss, Clerk of Courts Maura Hennigan. “I am working hard. I am bringing a message of hope. My effort is intended to...

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Loud Party Broken Up by Police

August 14, 2012
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In response to a request by an Endicott Street resident, District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema reported on a loud party at 64 Endicott Street. “At 2:43am two officers were dispatched to the Endicott Street building where a 911 caller reported that 20 individuals were singing and making noise,” according to Sgt. Lema....

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Greenway Bill Signed into Law

August 14, 2012
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The Greenway legislation filed by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is now on the books as law. While the bill left the funding issue alone, it brought the neighborhood into the picture by adding several community groups, changing the composition of the Conservancy Board of Directors. Both the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council and Residents’ Association...

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Parking, Again and Again

Because there will never be a return to yesterday in the North End, there is only the future to pay close attention to while maintaining some of the better aspects of the past. Seeking endless compromise over the set hours of the very few parking spaces on Hanover Street is a hopeless task doomed...

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North End Dodgers Take Home All-star Baseball Senior Championship

The North End Dodgers went into the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball Tournament of Champions as the #1 seed. In order to win the championship the Dodgers were going to need to win three games in three days against three stellar opponents. Led by the pitching of Greg Bilikas and Ryan Colbert and the all-around...

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Obituaries 08-14-2012

Theresa Cappello North End Resident Theresa (Pennachio) Cappello of the North End of Boston died on August 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew Cappello, Sr. and loving mother of Matthew Cappello, Jr. and his wife, Patricia C. Cappello of Boston and Terri and her husband, Scott White of Cambridge. She...

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High Gear Jewelry Awarded Best of Boston 2012

High Gear Jewelry Awarded Best of Boston 2012

High Gear Jewelry on Hanover St. was honored once again at the Best Costume Jewelry Shop by Boston Magazine for 2012. Now celebrating 22 years in business in the North End, owner Merille Wolfson continues to adorn her many loyal customers. High Gear is known for it’s impressive and ever changing selection of jewelry...

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Residents Call for Larger Noise Fines

August 7, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina has prepared an ordinance to increase fines for loud noise in the City of Boston up to $300. On many occasions and at numerous neighborhood meetings residents loudly complained about the outrageous noise stemming from roof-top parties and people passing through the community during late night and early morning hours....

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