Senator Petruccelli Named Committee Chair

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, whose district includes the North End, has been named by Senate President Therese Murray as Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Aside from the Ways and Means Committee, this is the second most important committee in the Senate. It appears the Senator is moving his way up the Senate...

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Spelling Bee Contest Winners Moving On

Congratulations to the local students that captured their local Spelling Bee contest at the Nazzaro Community Center and will move on to the Boston Finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest which will be held at the Rabb Lecture Hall at the Copley Square Library this March 16. The Regional Review was proud...

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Health Center Steps Up to the Plate

Thus far, the North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) has provided two sessions of free flu shots to North End residents during a time of a nasty flu outbreak in Boston. During this time hundreds of localities received much needed flu shots. The Center should be commended for their immediate action to this serious...

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Obituaries 02-12-2013

Mario Cacici Of Boston’s North End Mario Cacici of Boston’s North End passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on February 1 with family by his side. His loving family includes his devoted sister and caretaker Anita Cacici of the North End and brother Bob Cacici and his wife, Marina, of Miami, Florida. He also leaves...

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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Sets Legislative Agenda for New Session

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Sets Legislative Agenda for New Session

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz set his legislative agenda for the new session, filing over 20 bills on various issues ranging from the Election Laws reform, gun control, increasing safety standards for highway tunnels, and eliminating unnecessary fees imposed on Boston residents. “These pieces of legislation are reflective of a wide variety of diverse issues...

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Citizens Bank Foundation Supports Paul Revere Association Project

February 5, 2013
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Citizens Bank Foundation Supports Paul Revere Association Project

Citizens Bank Foundation has made a $30,000 grant to the Paul Revere Memorial Association’s Capital Campaign. The Association has been raising funds and working on a phased construction effort to rehabilitate an abutting 1835 two-family structure located in Lathrop Place in the North End. Eventually the building will be turned into an Education and...

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Sen. Petruccelli Re-appointed Chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services

Sen. Petruccelli Re-appointed Chairman  of the Joint Committee on Financial Services

East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was again appointed chairman of the second most important committee in the Massachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Senate President Therese Murray made Petruccelli’s appointment. ”Last Thursday I was appointed by the Senate President...

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Local Roots; An Urban Farmers Market Opens on Hanover St.

Local Roots; An Urban Farmers  Market Opens on Hanover St.

The words “local, sustainability and relationships” describe the experience that three native North Enders want to bring to the neighborhood with the grand opening this week of Local Roots Market on Hanover Street. Local Roots is an urban, farmers market where fruit is “fast food” and the specialized grocery is offering regionally sourced vegetables,...

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Thank You, Citizens Bank

From the Old North Church to Cobbs Hill Burial Ground, every street and alleyway that one walks in our neighborhood is a trip in history. And one of the most significant historic sites is the Paul Revere House in North Square that attracts more than 250,000 visitors a year. Currently, The Paul Revere Association...

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Obituaries 02-05-2013

Matteo Plagenza Of Chelsea Matteo Plagenza of Chelsea died on January 25. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Corea) Plagenza; the devoted father of Linda List and her husband, Eric of Tewksbury and Joanne Colella and her husband, Dick of Norwell; dear...

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Freezing temperatures, snow accumulation and forecasts for more of the same might have most people shutting in until spring, but for the Nazzaro Center ski program, winter weather is wonderful.  The center, in partnership with the North End Athletic Assoc. (NEAA) and Youth Enrichment Services (YES) has just returned from a trip to Loon...

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Three Choices to Improve BPS Offered

Last Wednesday the Boston Public School Department (BPS) presented the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s results for an improved school choice system. At the meeting members of the EAC said they will be looking at three options for school choice. The three options are a ten-zone option, and two home-based options that...

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NEWNC Survey Targets Trash/Recycling

January 29, 2013
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North End residents are being asked to take a very brief survey regarding how to improve the trash pickup and recycling procedures in the community. The survey is being conducted by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on its website www.newncboston.org. Questions posed on the survey ask about residents preferences for the number of...

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Boston Police to Hold Public Safety Meeting

January 29, 2013
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District A-1 Boston Police will hold its monthly Public Safety meeting on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Ted Boyle will update residents on the past 30 days crime statistics. Police will also address questions and...

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The Way of the Future

In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Obituaries 01-29-2013

Anna Edelstein Travel Was Her Passion Anna P. (Sutera) Edelstein of Revere died on January 17. She was 83 years old. Anna’s passion was travel. She toured several countries and loved to share stories of her journeys with family and friends. The beloved wife of Marvin Edelstein, she leaves her niece Lucy Giorgio-Pirkey and...

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RUFF Forced to Abandon Gassy Levels Clean-up

January 22, 2013
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RUFF Forced to Abandon Gassy Levels Clean-up

While RUFF is still awaiting its non-profit status the community group is planning potential fundraising events anticipating approval from the Federal Government. The group conducts monthly meetings at the Nazzaro Community Center, besides establishing fundraisers is attempting to put together events for members like a Doggie Play, where local pooches can get together and...

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Neighborhood Council Supports Full Liquor License

January 22, 2013
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Neighborhood Council Supports Full Liquor License

By a vote of 8-1, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) supported a request by Gerry Riccio for a full liquor license at Gennaro’s 5 North Square Restaurant, 5 North Square. At this time there is no license available. Earlier, at the monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, Boston Police District A-1...

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Police Arrest Suspect for Church Break-in

January 22, 2013
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A 37 year old man was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, January 14 for breaking and entering of St. Leonard Church on Hanover Street according to District A-1 Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee. The area commanding officer said, “Detectives executed a warrant on Richard Shiner and recommended he be held in custody.” As...

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NEWRA Committee Supports Liquor License Transfer

January 22, 2013
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Two letters, of no objection, were sent to the Licensing Board by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee regarding local requests, according to committee co-chair David Kubiak. The committee determined that the applicant, Frank DePasquale, has complied with NEWRA’s Notification Policy and that no significant neighbor concern or significant impact...

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Push for Local Supermarket Continues

January 22, 2013
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The developer of the One Canal Projects (apartments) and a neighborhood supermarket has been filing applications for city approvals despite not having a supermarket in the development project, according to NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee co-chair David Kubiak. Reportedly, MassDOT the owner of the land, has stated that it will not approve the...

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Custom Designed Carousel Coming to the Greenway

January 22, 2013
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A custom carousel designed for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is in the making and should be in operation by Labor Day 2013. The carousel will be fully integrated into a new, lush landscaped park setting distinguished by a grove of trees. It will be installed in the Wharf District Parks opposite Faneuil Hall...

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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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