NEWRA Flirts with Relevancy Following Shaky Meetings

Last week’s often contentious North End Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting devolved from something supposed to be mirroring a fair and organized forum into something unfair, disorganized and so blatantly personalized by some of the parties present there, that NEWRA officials would do well to take a much closer look at itself and where it...

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Obituaries 05-15-2012

Francesco Mammoli Of Norwood, formerly of the North End Francesco A. Mammoli of Norwood, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on May 3. He was 56 years old. The cherished son of the late Michele and Caterina (Zmak) Mammoli, he leaves his brothers John and Lawrence Mammoli, and his sister Luisa (Mammoli)...

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Neighborhood Watch Kickoff Meeting

May 15, 2012
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North End/Waterfront residents have been calling for the creation of a Neighborhood Watch Program at several Boston Police/North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety meetings. On many other occasions the called for a Neighborhood Watch Program has been expressed over and over again. In the past several attempts to form what was then called a...

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Yes to One Liquor License: No to Another

May 15, 2012
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Last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting began with discussions on Hanover Street congestion. Both vehicle and pedestrian traffic problems were presented by NEWRA members and other residents in attendance. Many residents liked the idea of designation areas for truck deliveries and valet parking. They also thought having delivery trucks dropping off...

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Community Council Election-may 19

May 15, 2012
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While only six residents filed nomination papers for six available seats on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC annual election will take place even though all six candidates will be victorious securing a two-year term on the Council. NEWNC decided to hold the election because of the possibility of write-in candidate votes. The community...

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Seasonal Sidewalks and Hanover Street

May 9, 2012
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Seasonal Sidewalks and Hanover Street

The newest idea city planners and civil engineers have suggested for Hanover Street are seasonal sidewalks – that is – sidewalks that extend to the extent that parked cars are removed from the equation on Hanover Street during the spring summer and early fall. Extended sidewalks allow for dining on sidewalks, one of the...

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Parcel 9 Comment Period Set

May 9, 2012
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MassDOT will be accepting public comment on the four proposals received for the development of Parcel 9 in the North End. The 30-day public comment period runs through June 3. Parcel 9 is located between the John Fitzgerald Surface Road and Blackstone Market near the Haymarket Pushcart vendors area. Four proposals have been received...

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Loud Noise Topic at Public Safety Meeting

Last week’s North End Public Safety meeting with Boston Police wasn’t as hostile as the month before. It was probably a 2.2 on the richter scale but it did pose some challenges regarding noise, noise and more noise. There was also talk of creating a Neighborhood Watch, which has been attempted several times in...

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Voices of Discontent Must Be Understood

Another very contentious neighborhood meeting last week brought out a gathering of residents, many of them angry and frustrated by noise, drunkenness, unruliness and all forms of behavior that impose upon the quality of life that most residents living in the North End deserve and demand. There were a number of very unhappy residents...

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Obituaries 05-08-2012

Anthony Leo Of Stoneham, formerly of the North End Anthony V. Leo of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and Boston’s North End, died on April 28. He was 84 years old. He was the beloved husband of Clara F. (Biagioni); devoted father of Kathryn J. Leo-Nyquist and her husband, David of Shelburne, VT; Patricia Leo...

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Loud Noise Topic at Public Safety Meeting

May 9, 2012
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Last week’s North End Public Safety meeting with Boston Police wasn’t as hostile as the month before. It was probably a 2.2 on the richter scale but it did pose some challenges regarding noise, noise and more noise. There was also talk of creating a Neighborhood Watch, which has been attempted several times in...

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Honors Walkway Library Benefit Program Continues

May 2, 2012
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Honors Walkway Library Benefit Program Continues

The Friends of the North End Library are once again taking orders for Phase II of the Honors Walkway program which entails placing a brick with a message on the floor in the library located at 25 Parmenter. The community project is geared toward raising funds for the many programs, projects and activities at...

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Baseball Opening Day: a Grand Slam

May 2, 2012
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Baseball Opening Day: a Grand Slam

It was Opening Day last Saturday for the North End Athletic Association 2012 Baseball Season. Two Minor League and games were played before the official ceremony took place and two Major League games were played following the ceremony. This season the league honored the late Robert “Bobby” Simboli for his many years of service...

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Community Celebration Held in Prado

May 2, 2012
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Community Celebration Held in Prado

Hundreds of people turned out for the North End Community Celebration of the placement of the Paul Revere Statue, its sculptor Cyrus Dallin and the historical park the community has labeled the “Prado”. The idea of this neighborhood and historical event started with a suggestion by David Kubiak and members of the NEWRA Parks...

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Crime Watch: the Topic at Next Public Safety Meeting

May 2, 2012
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A North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council/Boston Police District A-1 will conduct a community public safety meeting on Thursday May 3 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting is geared toward police presenting crime figures from the past 30 days, make suggestions on crime prevention and listen to the neighborhood...

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Delivery Schedules Must Be Timed Properly

There are very few things more aggravating to residents and business owners on Hanover Street than deliveries made by trucks off-loading goods after 12:00 p.m. And it isn’t just Hanover Street. It is Salem Street and a half dozen streets where restaurants need to be resupplied by their vendors. The trucks making such deliveries...

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Aaron Michlewitz

The recent fundraiser held in the North End for the friends of Representative Aaron Michlewitz was a great success. Hundreds of his friends and neighbors attended. The crowd was an eclectic mix of  North End residents – old and young, men and women, lifelong North Enders and newcomers, the well to do and those...

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Obituaries 05-01-2012

Frank ‘Duke’ DeLuca North End Resident Frank “Duke” J. DeLuca of Boston’s North End died on April 19. He was 94 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Antonio DeLuca and Rosina Ciacia; loving companion of many years of the late Sabatina “Santa” Devito; beloved brother of Marco Lerra and the...

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Marathon Weekend

April 24, 2012
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Marathon Weekend

Local families took advantage of the warm weather during the Marathon weekend visiting the kid’s play area at Langone Park.

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Several Beer/Wine Licenses Sought

April 24, 2012
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Tonight’s (4/24/12) North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting has four agenda items relating to beer and wine licenses, opening of an ice cream store and take-out for a new restaurant. Information obtained from this committee meeting will be referred to NEWRA’s monthly committee meeting scheduled for Thursday May 10...

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North End Restaurant Week Attracts Thousands

April 24, 2012
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North End Restaurant Week Attracts Thousands

“A huge success”. That is the way North End Chamber of Commerce Chairman Frank DePasquale described the 2012 North End Restaurant Week which attracted thousands of patrons to this very popular yearly event. “The total effort put into Restaurant Week was overwhelming and the results were overwhelming as well,” DePasquale said. “The North End...

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Residents Register Trash Complaints at Public Meeting

April 24, 2012
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Residents Register Trash Complaints at Public Meeting

Like District A-1 Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee, Assistant to the Department of Public Works Commissioner Frank O’Brien, was hammered by residents at the NEWRA Public Safety Committee meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center last week. Instead of crime, O’Brien was the target of what residents called dirty streets and sidewalks relating to...

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The Future of Hanover Street

Much has been talked about throughout the neighborhood recently about what exact changes will be coming to Hanover Street before the end of the decade. Important here is that nothing has gone beyond the discussion level so far and should not without all parties who find Hanover Street important to their lives having a...

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Obituaries 04-24-2012

Philip Lamonaca Of Randolph, formerly of the North End Philip A. Lamonaca of Randolph, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 17. He was 72 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Joseph and Linda (Fusco) LaMonaca; loving husband of Bridget (McBride) LaMonaca; beloved father of Lisa Blakely and her...

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