Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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Obituaries 01-22-2013

Lucia (Verrocchi) Frattaroli March 11, 1929-January 10, 2013 On Thursday, January 10th, Lucia (Verrocchi) Frattaroli passed away, surrounded by the many members of her loving and supportive family. Lucia will be remembered as the namesake of Lucia Ristorante and Bar, located both in the North End and in Winchester. But she will be forever...

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Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil

Dozens participated in a candlelight vigil to remember the Newtown, CT shooting victims.

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Area A-1 Sees 7% Spike in Part One Crime in ‘12

Editors note: The good news as reported in last weeks Review of the 10% decrease in crime in the North End, is offset by the district wide statistics just released. Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, saw an approximately 7-percent increase in violent and property crimes in 2012 from the...

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Baldwin Place Addition Tabled by NEWRA

January 15, 2013
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Once again, Dr. Anthony Bova’s request to add a fifth floor to 7 Baldwin Place, failed to obtain approval from the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association due to lack of a resolution with abutter MaryAnn D’Amato regarding loss of sunlight to her property. Months ago, Dr. Bova told NEWRA that he worked out something with...

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Local Eateries to Participate in Diabetes Benefit

January 15, 2013
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Eight North End Restaurants will participate in City Feast 2013 a city-wide dinner event featuring five-course dinners with wine to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. Local restaurants include: Antico Forno, Lucca, Lucia Ristorante, Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar and Ristorante, Taranta, Terramia and Tresca. Other restaurants participating are: Aura Restaurant, Strega Waterfront and...

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North End’s Waterfront Health Center Distributed More Flu Shots

After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the North End’s Waterfront Health Center distributed hundreds more Saturday as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino and the city’s Public Health Commission declared...

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Obituaries 01-15-2013

Charles Vitale Late Proprietor of Puritan Fish Charles J. Vitale of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 6. The late proprietor of Puritan Fish Co., Boston Fish Pier and a member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Fishermans Club, he was the beloved husband of Rita (D’Ortona) Vitale with whom...

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Callahan Tunnel,Now a Dangerous Ride

Callahan Tunnel,Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from the North End you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects the North End to East Boston is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall...

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Yearly Crime Numbers Down in North End

January 8, 2013
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Yearly Crime Numbers Down in North End

Crime statistics in the North End over the past year (Dec. 2011 to Dec. 2012) have dropped ten percent according to District A-1 Boston Police Commanding Officer Thomas Lee. The Captain made the announcement at last week’s Public Safety monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center to about thirty or so residents in...

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Council Withdraws License Transfer Support

January 8, 2013
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Council Withdraws License Transfer Support

Support for a beer, wine and liqueurs license transfer request to the Salem Group LLC., which plans to open a cafe shop called Rigoletto at 115A Salem Street has been withdrawn by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council due to conflicting information regarding the building Condo Association’s approval. The group could not produce any letter...

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Nuisance Control Ordinance Passes

January 8, 2013
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Loud parties and gatherings cause significant behavior leading to sleep disturbances and anxiety creating a substantial disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of the neighborhoods throughout Boston. Loud apartment and rooftop parties have created excessive and unnecessary noise in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood for many years and residents have called for some action by elected...

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Salem Street One-Story Addition Opposed

January 8, 2013
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A proposal by Chris Young to construct a second floor addition at 78-80 Salem Street was opposed by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association and was taken off the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council agenda until further notice. Plans also call for extending the first floor restaurant “Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar and Ristorante” to the proposed second...

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Welcome Back,Mayor Menino

It’s nice to have Tom Menino back on the job We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation...

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Small Fry Basketball League Entering Second Half

January 8, 2013
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Small Fry Basketball is underway at the Nazzaro Community Center Gym with eight teams participating in the two division league sponsored in part by the North End Athletic Association. The all volunteer program is broken up into four Varsity and four Junior Varsity teams made up of boys and girls. A regular season will...

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Obituaries 01-08-2013

Pasquale ‘Pat’ Lochiatto Member of BC College Hall of Fame and Boston English Hall of Fame for Track and Field; Selected to Compete in 1956 Olympics, Former Proprietor of E.B. Lumber Yard Pasquale A. “Pat” Lochiatto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 3. A graduate of Boston College, Class 1955, he was  a U.S....

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Santa Arrives at the Nazzaro Center

Santa Arrives at the Nazzaro Center

Santa made an early visit to the Nazzaro Center last Wednesday and arrived with a sleigh full of gifts for the members there.

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Mother and Daughter Clean Deplorable Trash Situation

January 1, 2013
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Mother and Daughter Clean Deplorable Trash Situation

Fulton Street resident Janet Gilardi has “continuously” complained about the condition of Archway Street, which abuts her back yard, always being full of trash. “The City does not take charge in any way to help clean-up the area,” Gilardi said. “I’ve called Commissioner Glascock’s office and his staff finally took away a large recycle...

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Conservancy Executive Director Leaving

January 1, 2013
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Nancy Brennan, Executive Director of the Conservancy for the Rose Kennedy Greenway has accepted a position as Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Brennan will depart the Conservancy, effective January 15, 2013 to begin working at her new position on the West Coast. Brennan was hired on April 12,...

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Public Safety Meeting Jan. 3

January 1, 2013
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Boston Police, District A-1 will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting this coming Thursday, January 3 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Police will present crime statistics for the past thirty days and a yearly comparison as well. Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee, Commanding Officer of District...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Obituaries 12-31-2012

Mary Parziale Of Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End Mary C. (Piantedosi) Parziale of Palm Coast, Florida,  formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 21. She was in her 99th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore A Parziale with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of...

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North End Christmas Parade

North End Christmas Parade

Minnie Mouse in her horse drawn carriage.

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