Many on Hand for Chamber Street Cleanup Campaign

October 1, 2013
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Many on Hand for Chamber Street Cleanup Campaign

It was a sunny Saturday morning for the North End Chamber of Commerce’s first community streets cleanup campaign. The business community, residents and representatives from local organizations or agencies turned out for the community endeavor, about 100 people took part. Chamber Vice President Toni Gilardi said, “It was great to see so many people...

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Artist Matthew Richie Completes Greenway Mural

Artist Matthew Richie Completes Greenway Mural

Artist Matthew Richie painted the finishing touches on Friday afternoon to complete the new 70 foot mural titled Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II) at Dewey Square on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. The mural program is a partnership between the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. “I wanted to...

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North End Voters Backed LaMattina

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 1186 votes in the North End and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In the North End the closest to LaMattina was Gannon...

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Rep. Michlewitz Encourages Participation in Stephen’s Run

October 1, 2013
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There is still time to register for the first annual “Stephen’s Run” scheduled for Sunday, October 13. The 5K race will be run in memory of former North End resident and Vietnam veteran Stephen Perez who was tragically murdered at the age of 23. Check in for the event will begin at the Prado...

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North End Hosts Columbus Day Parade

October 1, 2013
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The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will feature the Boston Police and Fire Honor Guard, military personnel, antique vehicles, marching bands, drum and bugle corps, neighborhood groups, color guard and floats and much more. Held on this side of the tunnel this year, the parade will begin at City Hall at 1pm on Sunday, October...

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It’s Election Crunch Time

Now that the September Primary is over, the residents of Boston have less candidates to vote for in the November final election. The mayoral race has been cut down to two candidates. Voters can only cast one ballot to elect the city’s top person. The At-Large Boston City Councilor contest has been reduced to...

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NEWRA/NEWNC/NECC Leaders Need to Meet on a Regular Basis

While this suggestion has been made by the Regional Review many times, it’s important that the community newspaper present it again. Having the leadership of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association(NEWRA), the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) meet on a regular basis might take the edge off...

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North End Hosts Columbus Day Parade

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee has put together what seems to be a good Columbus Day Parade for spectators to view and enjoy. Held in the North End every other year, the parade includes several marching bands, antique vehicles, military personnel, Boston Police and Fire Honor Guard, drum and bugle corps, color...

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Obituaries 10-01-2013

Eda Raia Shawmut Bank Retiree Eda (Buonasaro) Raia of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere and the North End of Boston, died on September 26 at Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell. She was 84 years old. A long time clerk at Shawmut Bank in Boston, she was born and raised in the North End before moving...

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Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony Celebrated in Boston’s North End

September 24, 2013
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Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony Celebrated in Boston’s North End

A Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony was presented in the North End this weekend as the Boston Friends of Montefalcione, Avellino welcomed Don Paolo, pastor of the Cheisa Di Sant’ Antonio in Montefalcione, Italy. On Sunday, September 15, 2013, a special viewing was held with the Saint Anthony Society and Saint Leonard Parish including...

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RUFF Growing, Receives Community Award

September 24, 2013
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RUFF Growing, Receives Community Award

Back in July 2012, Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) began with a group of 12 people and has since grown to 229 North End dog owners. From a grass roots volunteer concerned residents, RUFF is currently raising funds and holds charity status. “The first year has truly been a learning experience for us,” Amy...

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NEWRA Calls for BRA Project Review

September 24, 2013
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The Design Review Manager for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has not responded to a phone message left for him more than a month ago by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), according to NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee co-chair David Kubiak. “There is still no news from the BRA, the Mayor’s Office...

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Stephen’s Run Will Be Held in Memory of Former North Ender

September 24, 2013
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In memory of former North End resident Stephen Perez, who died tragically, a 5K run through the historic North End and downtown Boston will be held, according to State Representative Aaron Michlewitz who is spearheading the fundraiser which will benefit the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and the Rosanne Sdoia Recovery Fund, a...

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RUFF Still Going Strong

September 24, 2013
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RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) continues to be “Good Neighbors”. The dog owners continue to do monthly clean-ups at various parks and playgrounds. Their campaign to advise other pet owners of their duties and responsibilities to pick-up after canines is gaining some momentum as the community appears to be somewhat cleaner. Education and actions...

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Today is Primary Day

September 24, 2013
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It’s time to make a choice and get to the polls to express your point of view in several races that take place in the City of Boston, today, Primary Day, Tuesday, September 24. Polls are open until 8pm, so there is plenty of time to get to them and cast a ballot for...

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Honoring Santa Rosalia Di Palermo in North End

September 17, 2013
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Honoring Santa Rosalia Di Palermo in North End

The Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society of Boston honored their patron Saint Rosalie with a mass and street procession through the North End on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. Santa Rosalia is also known as The Little Saint. According to the story, Rosalia...

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NEWNC Upset by Commissioner No-show

September 17, 2013
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NEWNC Upset by Commissioner No-show

After taking off August, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was back in session last Monday, September 9 addressing two agenda items and presenting several committee reports. Before the reports and agenda were discussed, some of the Board members expressed a negative opinion regarding Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Tom Tinlin cancelling his appearance before...

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NEWRA Supports Legal Occupancy Change

September 17, 2013
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NEWRA Supports Legal Occupancy Change

Only one voting request was on the agenda at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center last week. The membership voted 24-10 to support a plan to change the legal occupancy at 6 Foster Street from three to four apartments by adding a fourth floor to the...

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Salem Street Bike Route Planned

September 17, 2013
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Boston Bikes, part of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens by seeking to make the city a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for everyone, plans to install bike paving markings on Salem Street from cross to Charter Streets this...

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Captain Lee, Sergeant Lema and Officer Boyle Should Be Commended

September 17, 2013
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District A-1 Boston Police Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Thomas Lema and Officer Ted Boyle do an admirable job working with North End/Waterfront residents and the business community making the neighborhood the safest area in the City of Boston. Official reports indicated the neighborhood crime rate (part 1) have dropped 22 percent since...

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LaMattina Calls for Public Safety Study

September 17, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has suggested that the Mayor and the Boston City Council conduct a study that would combined the North End/Waterfront and Charlestown neighborhoods into one police district with its own captain. The Councilor has raised the idea in both communities at public hearings. Stemming for residents calling for better police...

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Gigi Reppucci in the Flower Pot Garden at the Polcari Playground

September 10, 2013
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Gigi Reppucci in the Flower Pot Garden at the Polcari Playground

Life-long North End resident Gigi Reppucci in the flower pot garden at the Polcari Playground next to the Nazzaro Center. Gigi, on a daily basis waters and preserves the flowers which he set up in the playground.

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Residents Call for Better Police Response

September 10, 2013
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Residents Call for  Better Police Response

Lack of police response, late police response and the attitude of some police responders was expressed by North End residents at last week’s Boston Police Public Safety meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Over 50 residents turned out for the monthly meeting with many of them complaining about this situation to Commanding Officer...

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North End Chamber of Commerce Honors Commissioner Davis

September 10, 2013
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North End Chamber of Commerce Honors Commissioner Davis

North End Chamber of Commerce guest speaker Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis received a standing ovation at the business communities monthly meeting for his outstanding job as Boston’s top-cop and for his solid efforts during the unfortunate Boston Marathon bombing incident. The commissioner spoke mainly regarding public safety in the North End, including the...

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