The Longest Ride

December 2, 2011
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The Longest Ride

Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi makes the longest ride of his life beginning late in the evening the 29th or in the early morning on the 30th. He is heading to Lexington, Kentucky, where, on the 30th, he will present himself at the Federal lock-up, give himself up, and begin an 8...

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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

December 2, 2011
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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

Johanna Coppola of Margaret Street was recently presented the Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the North End clean by clearing debris and clutter from the sidewalk and curb in front of her home. Coppola was selected by a closed ballot of several people and businesses that were nominated by the committee or...

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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

December 2, 2011
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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

A Connect Historic Boston Initiative was recently launched by the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service are partnering to design pedestrian and bicycle connections between transit hubs at North Station, Aquarium and State Street Stations and the Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway. Other sites include, Visitor Centers at Faneuil Hall and...

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Obituaries 11-29-2011

Mary DeAngelis Of Medford, formerly of the North End Mary I. (Carbone) DeAngelis of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 21. She was the beloved wife of Euplio DeAngelis; devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis of Medford, Joseph DeAngelis and his wife, Susan, John DeAngelis and his wife, Rosemarie, all of Tewksbury;...

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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

November 22, 2011
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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

It was one of the largest crowds ever to attend a NEWRA Clean Street Committee monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. The main topics centered around household trash removal and dirty streets. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina attended the neighborhood meeting presenting an item involving a one colored City of Boston trash bag...

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City Hosts Tree Lighting at Prado

November 22, 2011
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Join Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for the 2011 Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 4 at 2:15pm in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Hanover Street across from St. Stephen Church. There will be an appearance by Santa Claus and his Reindeer, Snowmen, Gingerbread men and a host of other holiday...

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No Supermarket on Parcel 2A, B and C

November 22, 2011
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Construction has started on the second of four development parcels in the Bulfinch Triangle between Haymarket Station and North Station. The development reportedly will include retail on the first floor with apartments on several floors above. The first development project “Avenir” adjacent to Canal and Causeway Streets, along with portions of the MBTA’s North...

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Supporting Ricky

Supporting Ricky

Members of the Nazzaro Community Center Youth Program are shown dropping off 100 pounds of food and items and many letters which were sent to local North End soldier Ricky Scimeca who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. “We’re all Proud of you Ricky” was the message

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Thanksgiving 2011

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Obituaries 11-22-2011

John Tomasino Of Revere, formerly of the North End John M. Tomasino of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 13. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Marie (Terrazano) Tomasino with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of John...

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BRA Denies Community Group’s IAG Nominee

November 22, 2011
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So far after several attempts to nominate a person to represent them on the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has failed to do so because the Boston Redevelopment Authority has refused to accept the community group’s nominee for reasons of potential conflict of interest. Reportedly, the NEWRA nominees suggested to...

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North End/South End Soccer Event

North End/South End Soccer Event

On Sunday November 6th over 65 children ages 6 to 10 years old from both the NEAA and South End soccer programs got to gether to play 3 fun game sof soccer at Langone Park.  In an effort to get both of these great, growing programs together on the field, John Romano & Caroline...

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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

November 15, 2011
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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

Pouring rain didn’t stop numerous residents and others from turning out for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) November monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. While there was a lot of discussion on local issues including committee reports, the Association voted to support two agenda items. By a vote of 22-1 the members...

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North End Beautification Committee Formed

November 15, 2011
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North End Beautification Committee Formed

Hoping to decorate the neighborhood throughout the holiday season, the newly formed North End Beautification Committee is currently soliciting funding and volunteers to join in a mission to preserve and enhance the aesthetic integrity of the historic neighborhood. “We hope to enrich the community through creative and innovative beautification enhancements,” Stephen Passacantilli, a committee...

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North End Teens Support Local Soldier

November 15, 2011
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A collection drive of goods and food, along with 55 personalized cards and letters created by the members of the Nazzaro Center Youth Program was recently mailed to North End soldier Ricky Scimeca who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. “The response to this endeavor was overwhelming,” Center Director Carl Ameno said. Two...

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Election Results

Last week’s citywide election results prove that the times are changing and that the electorate is changing with them. The top two vote-getters in the citywide At-Large race were Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo, two incumbents with extremely varied constituencies throughout the city. Although topping the ticket or coming in second in balloting doesn’t...

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Obituaries 11-15-2011

Anna Chirichiello North End resident Anna R. (Poupolo) Chirichiello of Boston’s North End died on Nov. 7. She was 84 years old. She was the daughter of the late Angelo Poupolo and Domenica (Bucci); beloved wife of the late Rocco J. Chirichiello; loving mother of John Chirichiello and the late Carol Settipane-Curran; grandmother of...

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Armenian Heritage Park Under Construction

Armenian Heritage Park Under Construction

Armenian Heritage Park, a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth from Massachusetts Armenian-Americans, is under construction on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston. For further information about the Park and the Party at the Other Park! – Fenway Park – to benefit the Endowment, please visit www. Armenian Heritage Park.net

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Crime Statistics Decrease 13 Percent in the North End

November 8, 2011
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Crime Statistics Decrease 13 Percent in the North End

Year-to-date crime figures in the North End have dropped 13 percent with 39 fewer incidents from January 1 to October 31, 2011, according to a report issued by Boston Police Captain Bernard O’Rourke, Commanding Officer District A-1. The Captain told residents at the NEWNC Public Safety Committee monthly meeting that crime statistics are down...

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Community Groups Seek Mall Repairs

November 8, 2011
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Community Groups Seek Mall Repairs

Once again discussions centered around the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) at last week’s NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Matt Black, a member of the Friends of the Prado, gave the committee an overview of the condition of the Mall which is on the Freedom Trail...

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NEAD Community Service Awards Winners for 2011

2011 Robert Decristoforo President’s Award: Matt Conti 2011 Barbara Decristoforo Senior Award: Lillian Ferullo & Mary Anne Tordiglione 2011 Emily Pugliano Public Service Award: Nicole Leo 2011 John Dexter Award Unsung Hero Award: Rebecca Griffin 2011 Uncle Fred Carangelo Organization Award: Friends of the North End Library 2011 N.E.A.D. Alumnus Award: John Pagliuca 2011...

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Get Out and Vote

Today is Election Day and if you are a registered voter you should get out to vote. Although no political positions directly representing Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End are being contested, Tuesday’s municipal election features a very hotly contested At-Large City Council race. Beacon Hill’s city council representatives, District 8’s Mike...

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The Turning Back of the Clock

This weekend marked the turning back of our clocks one hour as all of us know. That one hour taken away causes the sunset in the weeks to come near to 4:30 p.m. – a truly ungodly hour for a sunset. What’s worse is the hour of sunrise. At this point in time, we...

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NEAA Basketball at the Nazzaro Center

Who needs the NBA!  The Nazzaro Center and the North End Athletic Association are teaming up once again to provide the neighborhood with one of the best in-house basketball programs in the city.  Bigger and better than previous years, the Small Fry League, as it is generally called, will consist of three divisions covering...

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