Council Elects Passacantilli President

June 21, 2012
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Council Elects Passacantilli President

The first monthly meeting, June 11, of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council with six new elected members elected officers. Elected were: President Stephen Passacantilli, Vice-President Jonathan Sproul and Secretary Bill Lane. The other Council members are: Marie Simboli, Philip Frattaroli, Tony Gilardi, David Marx, Jorge Mendoza, John Premon, Gennaro Riccio, Anne Devlin Tagliaferro and...

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Resident is Posting Trash/Loud Noise Signs

June 21, 2012
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Marie Montemorano has taken the initiative to deal with the loud noise and household trash issues in the North End. A life-long resident, Marie has decided to remind abusers in the neighborhood to wake up and smell the coffee by being good neighbors. Marie, a very out spoken person and community activist, has posted...

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Council Elects Officers/Votes on Several Requests

June 21, 2012
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The first order of business at the last North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting was to announce the election of officers. Elected were: President Stephen Passacantilli, Vice President Jonathan Sproul and Secretary Bill Lane. Passacantilli reported that Councilor Sal LaMattina is filing a nuisance ordinance that will allow the City to fine tenants for...

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FOCCP Host Tall Ships 4th of July

June 21, 2012
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a Tall Ships/4th of July celebration in the park that includes a parade through the park starting at 10am on Saturday, June 30. This special celebration event will be a day of family/kid events in the park that will include a magician, juggler, storyteller and face painting...

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More Police or Not?

There seems to be a split decision among those in the neighborhood who attended the monthly Public Safety meeting with Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee about whether or not more police presence is needed in the North End. Major crime statistics dropped in the North End for the last reporting period and there were...

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Scenes from NEAA Baseball Clinic

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has several baseball programs scheduled each spring. One of these programs is the Baseball Clinic for four-year olds, conducted by NEAA President and Clinic Director Dom Campochiaro, North End’s Mr. Baseball. Each Saturday morning, the clinic participants, about 20, show up at Langone Park on Commercial Street, about...

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Obituaries 06-19-2012

John Francis Gambale Lifelong North End Resident John Francis Gambale, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on June 12. He was 94 years old. He is survived by his brother, Enrico Gambale and his wife, Ida of Roslindale; his sister, Helen Maroni of New York and by many loving nieces and nephews....

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Center’s Program Director Excels

June 12, 2012
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Center’s Program Director Excels

Born and raised in the North End, Laurie D’Elia has always wanted to work with youth and teen programs, especially in her hometown where she grew up. Laurie got that chance about 19 years ago when she started a part time job at the Nazzaro Community Center on North Bennet Street working in the...

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Residents Want More Police Presence

June 12, 2012
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Residents Want More Police Presence

Besides the usual District A-1 thirty-day crime statistics presented by Captain Thomas Lee, the second half of the NEWRA Public Safety monthly meeting focused on the possible formation of a Neighborhood Watch to assist police with suspicious activities and crimes committed or about to take place. Crime statistics, especially larceny dropped from 13 to...

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Cardinals Post Perfect 10-0 Record Capturing Baseball Championship

June 12, 2012
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Posting a perfect 10-0 record, the Cardinals captured the 2012 North End Athletic Association Major League divisional title and are favorite to win the playoffs as well. Coached by John Pezzuto and Chris Marchi, the Cardinals were determined to win the league regular season championship but compiling a 10-0 record was the icing on...

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Little League Update: NEAA/Hillhouse Little League Teams Clash

June 12, 2012
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The NEAA Major’s baseball program played an intra-league series with the Hillhouse Little League baseball program last week. This was the first meeting of the two programs and hopefully the start of an annual event.  The four NEAA teams were matched up against the four Hillhouse teams in a two game series with each...

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Crime Watch or Not?

There is a bit of interest in the neighborhood being expressed by North End residents for a Neighborhood Watch. In the first instance, such an organization gives those who want to participate the opportunity to work with neighbors and the Boston Police Neighborhood Watch unit to communicate, work together and report incidents that are...

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Obituaries 06-12-2012

Anthony Luisi Of Stoneham, formerly of the North End Anthony D. Luisi of Stoneham, formerly of The North End of Boston, died on June 6. A past member Assunta Lodge, Knights of Columbus of the North End, he was the beloved husband of more than 50 years of Barbara ( Toscano) Luisi; devoted father...

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Freemasons at Copp’s Hill Cemetery

Freemasons at Copp’s Hill Cemetery

One of the enduring Memorial Day events in Boston’s North End is the annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. It is interesting to compare the similarity of today’s event to the 1908 service shown on the sign near the grave site. Prince Hall (c.1735-1807) was the founder of “Black...

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There is Always a First for Everything

June 6, 2012
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There is always a first for everything and the experience of being the first to do so is rewarding. For example take Gennaro Riccio  who became the first write in candidate to ever win a seat on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council capturing 120 of 239 votes or about fifty percent of the votes...

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New Council Ready to Take on the Task

June 6, 2012
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Anne Devlin Tagliafaro, the longest standing North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council member, topped the ticket in the recent community election picking up 138 of the 239 votes cast. Anne captured over sixty percent of the vote on her way to another two-year term on the Council which acts as an advisory board to City Hall....

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Five Items on Council Agenda

June 6, 2012
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Electing a new president will be the first order of business at the next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting to replace Donna Freni, who did not seek re-election in the recent NEWNC public election. NEWNC will also elect other officers and present several committee updates. Reports from elected officials or their designees will...

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Miracle of Miracles

The expanded K-8 Eliot School announced two weeks ago by the School Department and pushed for by Mayor Thomas Menino and the Eliot School Family Council comes as great news to this neighborhood. The Eliot School, under the direction of Principal Traci Griffith, has become one of the best public schools in Boston and...

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The Celtics

For Celtic’s fans, Sunday night’s victory over the Heat and LeBron James was a win to savor. Now its back to Miami where the Celtics face a very big challenge. Nearly everyone counted them out when they were down 2-0 in this series. Now nearly everyone is counting them out even after winning two...

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Obituaries 06-05-2012

Carmine Storella, Sr. Of Medford, formerly of the North End Carmine J. Storella, Sr. of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on May 29. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Teresa (Ficociello); devoted father of Carmine Storella Jr. and his wife, Irene of...

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Neighborhood Watch Discussion at Public Safety Meeting

May 31, 2012
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Neighborhood Watch Discussion at Public Safety Meeting

One of the big topics at the next NEWNC, Boston Police Public Safety meeting will be the possible formation of a Neighborhood Watch Program in the North End/Waterfront community. Carolyn MacNeil, Director of Neighborhood Watch Program for the Boston Police, will be at the public meeting to discuss what the program entails and how...

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North End Resident Runs for Cancer Society

May 31, 2012
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North End Resident Runs for Cancer Society

Jenna Pettinicchi of the North End participated in Boston’s Run to Remember Half Marathon as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation athlete in memory of a loved one. Pettinicchi dedicated her efforts on behalf of three special women in her life who have all been touched by cancer. Her mom, grandmother and aunt were all...

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New Hazmat Truck Rules Established

May 31, 2012
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Months ago residents of the North End/Waterfront community, based on the number of hazmat trucks buzzing up and down neighborhood streets, publically declared this situation a major public safety problem and organized the North End/Waterfront Hazmat Task Force to try to stop what they felt was an accident waiting to happen. Several meetings were...

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ZLC Committee Meeting Tonight-may 29

May 31, 2012
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Three agenda items, updates and other business will be addressed at the next North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting being held tonight, Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm in the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Zoning Appeals and License Applications 216 Hanover Street, Improv Asylum, Norm Laviolette has applied to...

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