Sweet Reveals Freedom Trail Cupcake to Benefit the Freedom Trail Foundation

Sweet Reveals Freedom Trail Cupcake to Benefit the Freedom Trail Foundation

Boston’s upcoming Charter Day, which marks Boston’s 382nd birthday, will also serve as the launch date for Sweet’s first ever Freedom Trail cupcake! Boston’s premier cupcake shop, Sweet, and the Freedom Trail Foundation have partnered to create a custom designed edible topper that can be a decorative add-on to a variety of freshly baked...

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

North End residents going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is...

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Noise Ordinance Public Hearing to Be Set

It appears that the Boston City Council Government Committee is planning to hold a public hearing in late September or early October regarding the public nuisance ordinance filed by Councilor Sal LaMattina at the request of his North End/Waterfront constituents. The bill targets loud noise parties and late night/early morning disturbances stemming from people...

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Clerk of Courts Race Draws Interest in Hennigan/Dello Russo

Voters in the North End participating in the September 6 primary have two choices in the contest for the position of Criminal Clerk of the Suffolk County Superior Court. Two Democrats are running for the post, present clerk Maura Hennigan and former Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Superior Court Robert Dello Russo. This is...

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The Labor Day Weekend

The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend –  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Obituaries 09-04-2012

Sandra DeLuca North End Resident Sandra C. DeLuca of the North End of Boston died on August 27. She was the beloved daughter of the late Nick and Viola (Luisi) DeLuca and loving sister of Anthony N. DeLuca of the North End of Boston. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Leonard’s Church, Boston...

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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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