Boston Police Public Safety Meeting to Address Crime

February 29, 2012
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Boston Police from District A-1 will hold a public safety meeting on the Thursday March 1, to present crime statistics, information and listen to residents grips and suggestions to deal with issues relating to the North End/Waterfront community. The meeting will be held in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on March...

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Restaurant Week a Bonanza for Consumers out to Dinner

February 29, 2012
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March signals the coming of restaurant week. This is the week that makes the winter season worth it if you dine outside of your own kitchen. From March 18 to 23 and March 25 to 30, Boston’s best restaurants will be offering tasty and price conscious menus for lunch and dinner. By every measure,...

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Thank you, Sal

The North End’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has been earning big points lately with a variety of initiatives that impact the residents of this neighborhood and the other neighborhoods he represents. Earlier this week the Boston Globe’s lead editorial praised LaMattina for his efforts to rid the city of unsightly satellite dishes saying...

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Is He Running?

Well known and popular North End advocate and lifelong resident – former owner of Dello Russo’s Funeral Home – Robert Dello Russo is apparently set to make the announcement that he is running for the Suffolk County Clerk of Courts seat presently held by Maura Hennigan. Dello Russo has been engaging neighbors and friends...

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Obituaries 02-28-2012

Sarah DelloRusso North End Resident Sarah DelloRusso of Boston’s North End died on February 17. She was 87 years old. The loving wife of the late Walter DelloRusso and cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinetta (Labrante) Galante, she leaves beloved children: Elaine DiGangi of Nahant and Walter DelloRusso of Martha’s Vineyard, cherished...

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EFSC Proposes to Move the Small Eliot K-8 School to Larger Locations

EFSC Proposes to Move the Small Eliot K-8 School to Larger Locations

The Eliot School Family Council (ESFC), a non-profit group that funds improvements and administrative leadership initiatives at the John Eliot K-8 School in the North End, voted last week to submit a proposal to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to expand the school from its current cramped location to two other locations in the...

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Will He Talk or Not?

February 21, 2012
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Will He Talk or Not?

Ex-speaker Sal DiMasi is in Rhode Island. He’s been on a tour that began in Kentucky, where he’s been serving out his sentence in a lock-up there. From Kentucky he was driven by bus in handcuffs and chains to Brooklyn and then from Brooklyn to Rhode Island, where he very likely testified before a...

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Northeastern’s North End Proposal

Northeastern’s North End Proposal

The closely layered streets and infrastructure of Boston’s North End were not built for cars. They were not built to hold 100 restaurants, or almost 10,000 residences. In the earliest decades of a budding nation, immigrants for Europe could not have imagined any of the hardships the commonwealth’s first neighborhood would face with the...

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Hanover Street Design Project to Take Place

February 21, 2012
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Northeastern University Senior Civil Engineering students are working on a Capstone Design Project, a required course for seniors, which is a culmination of their academic and co-operative experience. For their project the seniors have chosen Hanover Street, which includes evaluating, analyzing and re-designing the street to satisfy the needs of all potential users while...

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Fares are Rising

The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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The US Postal Service

Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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NEAA’s Youth Baseball and Soccer Banquet

Over 175 people filled the Nazzaro Cetner Gym to celebrate the NEAA’s Youth Baseball and Soccer Programs.  Awards were given to T-Ball, Minor League Baseball, 4/5 Year Old Soccer, 6 to 8 year old soccer and 9/10 year old soccer.  Over 150 awards in all. Special Thanks to Minor League Baseball Comissioner Steven Siciliano,...

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Obituaries 02-21-2012

Edward Hakim North End Resident Edward G. Hakim  of Boston’s North End died on February 8. He was 97 years old. The beloved son of the late Rose (Nassin) and Thomas Hakim, he was the loving husband for 65 years of Madeline (Etienne) Hakim; cherished father of Leona Morella and her husband, Anthony, Simone...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Art to Life

Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Art to Life

Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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Mare Opens with Fanfare

February 14, 2012
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Mare Opens with Fanfare

The new Mare Oyster Bar on Richmond Street opened with great fanfare and a large crowd late Friday afternoon. The new Mare replaces the old Mare with a much more pervasive sense of oyster bar than fish restaurant. Mares’ raw bar is perhaps the most exotic and well presented in the city, with a...

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Scams Target Boston Residents

February 14, 2012
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The City of Boston and Mayor Menino have denounced any relationship with a company called GE Security Systems, or Versatile Market Solutions, Inc. of Warwick, RI that are apparently attempting to scam Boston residents especially the elderly. Reportedly, victims are being offered a free prize which includes a large amount of money, a new...

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Highest Paid in Hub an Upside Down Mish Mash

The wages earned and paid to some city employees is an outrage to other city employees and to many residents and taxpayers unable to fathom how a police Lt. can earn $259,000 while Police Commissioner Ed Davis earned only $177,000. The top money earner in the city, School Superintendent Carol Johnson, presides over a...

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Obituaries 02-14-2012

Nunziato Orlando Fought Long and Courageous Battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Nunziato Orlando of East Boston died on February 7 after a long and courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was 33 years old. A 1996 graduate of St. Domenic Savio High School and a 1998 graduate of Newbury College, he was the...

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Sandwhich Shop Coming to 139 Richmond Street?

February 7, 2012
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Sandwhich Shop Coming to 139 Richmond Street?

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council will discuss and vote on four agenda items at their monthly meeting scheduled for Monday, February 13 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Robert Griffin has filed an application with the Zoning Board of Appeal for a zoning variance to expand the first floor unit living space into...

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Bread Made with Passion

February 7, 2012
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Bread Made with Passion

Down a nearly hidden alley off Hanover Street and set back among a host of brick buildings whose walls rise high above it, almost obscuring its entranceway, there is a new bakery. Bricco Panetteria is one of the newest North End incarnations brought to life by Frank DePasquale. However, it is his head baker,...

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Varano’s Famous Deli Files for Wine License

February 7, 2012
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Three agenda items will be discussed and voted on at this Thursday’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association monthly meeting will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street at 7pm. Robert Griffin has filed a zoning variance to expand the first floor unit living space into the basement at 9 Noyes Place....

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Combining Important Resources

If you are a businessman here or are seeking to come to this neighborhood with a plan you presently can expect to wait many, many months before anything meaningful will come of your request. The present structure of early non-binding permitting in this neighborhood forces business owners wishing to change some aspect of their...

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The Patriots

There is no way to describe the sense of loss we all feel having watched the Patriots go down in the Super Bowl. Were the Giants really better than us? We don’t think so. There is no crime in being the runner-up in the National Football League. Just getting there should be enough, we...

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Obituaries 02-07-2012

Jennie ‘Jay’ Montesano Of Everett, formerly of the North End Jennie “Jay” (Navarro) Montesano of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on February 1. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas; loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Doreen; sister of the late Margaret DiFillipo, Josephine Fama and Paul Navarro and...

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