Does Weekend Storm Speak Volumes About Winter to Come?

Most of us heard the lament loudly and clearly over the weekend about the snow coming so early, preceding even this week’s Halloween celebration. In more ways than we care to conjure up, snow this early and so plentiful in nearly all of Massachusetts except for Boston and the coastal area, is a bad...

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In Dewey Square

The protestors in Dewey Square are finding out exactly what kind of devotion to task it takes to camp outside in Boston as the winter sets in. We are reminded of General George Washington’s troops doing the same here and in Cambridge during the winter of 1775 and during a number of winters that...

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Obituaries 11-01-2011

Rose Marie Logiudice Former North End Resident Rose Marie (Marciante) Logiudice of Reading, formerly of Cambridge and the North End of Boston, died on October 21. She was 83 years old. She was the beloved wife of Vincent Logiudice; devoted mother of Angelo Logiudice of Cambridge, John Logiudice of Cambridge and Karyn Logiudice of...

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Tirella Receives Good Neighbor Award

October 25, 2011
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Tirella Receives Good Neighbor Award

Each month the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee recognizes a local business or resident as a Good Neighbor for continuously cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business or dwelling. Michele Tirella has been selected to receive the October 2011 award for her daily cleaning on several streets...

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Clean Streets Committee Still Battling Household Trash Problems

October 25, 2011
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Clean Streets Committee Still  Battling Household Trash Problems

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee continues to do its part educating the community on how they can contribute to keeping neighborhood streets and gutters clean and how to properly put out trash and recycle during the designated hours, according to committee member Janet Gilardi. Many efforts and programs have been attempted...

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Government Center Garage Plans to Be Filed

October 25, 2011
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expects the new owner of the Government Center Garage site will file a Project Notification Form (PNF) sometime before the end of the year, according to a North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report. This will apparently trigger the commencement of the BRA’s Article 80 Large...

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North End Halloween Party and Parade

October 25, 2011
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The Madonna Della Cava Society will hold its 60th Halloween North End Party and Parade on Hanover and Battery Streets his weekend, Saturday, October 29 from 1-3pm with a rain delay on Sunday, October 30, same time, same location. The special spooking party is held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism...

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At the Museum of Science…

If you have an interest in ancient Italian history and culture then you need to get yourself over to the Museum of Science for the Pompei exhibit. Get a glimpse of daily life in Pompei before the explosion of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. There are hundreds of artifacts – even body casts – which...

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Bricco’s Seeks Take-out

One of local entrepreneur Frank DePasquale’s signature restaurants, Bricco, is seeking a take out license. The Hanover Street restaurant would like customers to be able to purchase food to go, bread and pastries, et cetera from a new bakery to be added to the premises. Mr. DePasquale has shown over the years that he...

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Biking the North End Closer to Reality

Within a few months, the city will be making public plans for a bike lane from Atlantic Avenue to Hull Street. In a way, this is a virtual revolution that is destined to change driving habits and the persona of the North End itself. While Atlantic Avenue to Hull Street by itself isn’t inclusive...

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Obituaries 10-25-2011

Ignazio ‘Jerry’ Catania North End Resident Ignazio “Jerry” Catania of Boston’s North End died peacefully in his home on October 12. He was 95 years old. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Mirabella) Catania and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Nicholas Catania, Richard Catania, Patricia Smith and...

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Greenway Reflection

Greenway Reflection

On beautiful fall days this fountain adds sparkle, movement, and reflection to the North End. According to the Greenway  Conservancy,“This  fountain harkens back to a century ago when a canal connected the harbor to important industrial operations.”A map from 1722, shows a canal, called the Mill Creek, running through this location.

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Happy Birthday, Josephine

Happy Birthday, Josephine

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz congratulates life-long North End resident Josephine Gaeta who recently celebrated her 102nd Birthday.

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NEWRA Supports Take out Restaurant/Elects Officers

October 18, 2011
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NEWRA Supports Take out Restaurant/Elects Officers

Besides the election of officers, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted 29-1 to allow Philip Consolo to change the first floor of the formerly LuLu’s and Lyndell’s Bakery at 227 Hanover Street to a small take out restaurant “Hot Tomatoes” and to obtain a 7-Day Common C.V. license for retail food service. Attorney Daniel...

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Small Fry Basketball Registration Underway

October 18, 2011
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Small Fry Basketball Registration Underway

The popular North End Athletic Association/Nazzaro Community Center Small Fry Basketball League for boys and girls is underway at the Center located at 30 North Bennet Street for several age groups. Players ages 5-14 will play Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and afternoons. A full schedule will be made available shortly. There will also be...

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And Speaking of Crime … Statistics

The North End has the enviable distinction of being Boston’s safest neighborhood. And so it did not come as a surprise that statistics released by the Boston Police Department last week revealed that crime is down substantially this year as compared with the same period for last year. Across the board, everything was down....

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Worth the Wait

The special memorial dedication held two weeks ago in honor of Boston’s first Italian/American policeman killed in the line of duty was a long time coming. Even in a world where it sometimes takes years to bestow honors on those who deserve them, the honor bestowed upon Patrolman Andrew Cuneo was a wait of...

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Obituaries 10-18-2011

Phyllis DeNictolis Boston Parking Officer Phyllis DeNictolis of Boston’s North End died on October 11. She was 62 years old. Mrs. DeNictolis worked as a parking officer for the City of Boston and was a long-time member of Madonna Dellacava Women’s Society. She leaves her loving son, Vincent DeNictolis and his father, Michael DeNictolis,...

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Three Requests on ZLC Committee Agenda

October 18, 2011
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Three requests will be discussed at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting. A new owner is seeking to take over G’Vanni Restaurant located at 2A Prince Street and is seeking the transfer of the business and C.V. Malt and Wine License with Cordials to operate at the same location. Frank DePasquale...

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Crime Statistics Down 15% in North End

October 11, 2011
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Crime Statistics Down 15% in North End

District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke told North End/Waterfront residents, at a recent Public Safety Committee meeting, that crime in the neighborhood was down fifteen percent on a year to year basis. He also pointed out that residents need to call 911 immediately for police to respond in a timely manner. See something…Say...

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Columbus Day Parade and Other Activities Held

October 11, 2011
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Columbus Day Parade and Other Activities Held

The parade was held on this side of the Summer/Callahan Tunnels this year with the annual parade making its way through the North End/Waterfront community. Before the parade the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park held many activities at the popular public facility. Some of the activities included games, face painting and much more.

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Memorial Dedication Held in Honor of the 1st Italian American Boston Patrolman Killed in the Line of Duty

October 11, 2011
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Memorial Dedication Held in Honor of the 1st Italian American Boston Patrolman Killed in the Line of Duty

A special memorial dedication was held last week in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in honor of Patrolman Andrew B. Cuneo who back in 1921 was the first Italian American Boston Police Officer killed in the line of duty attempting to disarm a man of Hanover Street. While in the North End, Officer Cuneo...

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NEWNC Monthly Meeting Set for October 12

October 11, 2011
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Tomorrow night’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting (Oct. 12) agenda includes a presentation by Boston Water and Sewer Commission on an upcoming project in the neighborhood. The community meeting will also contain three voting items. Hanover Street Nominee Trust has filed applications with the City of Boston Board of Appeal seeking to subdivide...

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Steve Jobs

The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. The i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was not...

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