Neighborhood Watch Committee First Meeting an Attendance Disaster

July 3, 2012
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A meeting (private to members only) was coordinated bay North End resident Brian Brandt to discuss the possibility of establishing a Neighborhood Watch in the neighborhood turned out to be a bust as only seven members, including Brandt showed up, according to the Nazzaro Center sign-in log. An email sent to the Review by...

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Local Women Elected Officers of Catholic Group

July 3, 2012
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Five North End women were recently installed as officers of Court Ausonia 781 at a recent ceremony held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The newly elected officers are: Regent-Margurita Farmusa, Vice-Regent-Peg Capobianca, Treasurer-Michele Morgan, Financial Secretary-Sonia Frissora and Secretary-Doris Sennott. Six Courts of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas assembled for installation...

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The 2012 Fourth of July

This year’s Esplanade Fourth of July celebration will likely be one of the largest in recent years. The combination of great music and fireworks, hundreds of thousands of people joining together and entertainment beyond compare – and all of this free to the public – makes the annual celebration something to behold. In the...

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Obituaries 07-03-2012

Pietro Trombetta North End Resident Pietro Trombetta of Boston’s North End died on June 25. He was 86 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Maria (DeSantis) and Domenico Trombetta; loving husband of Gilda (Indiciani) Trombetta; beloved brother of Concetta “Connie” Tarantelli, Marco Trombetta, Dora Almonte, and Silvia Sanelli and is...

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Mayor Holds Coffee Hour/ Dedicates Tot Lot

Mayor Holds Coffee Hour/ Dedicates Tot Lot

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was in the North End last week holding his annual Coffee Hour and dedication of the new Tot Lot in DiFilippo Playground on Prince Street.

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ZLC Committee Meets Tonight June 26

June 26, 2012
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ZLC Committee Meets Tonight June 26

Three agenda items are scheduled to be discussed at tonight’s (6/26/12) monthly meeting of NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee starting at 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The Mendoza family, all North End residents, have applied to the Licensing Board to add cordials to the existing malt and wine license at...

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Undefeated Cardinals Win NEAA Playoffs

June 26, 2012
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The Saint Agrippina Cardinals won the NEAA little league championship, capping off the best season of the NEAA only league.  The Cardinals won all ten regular season games and followed that up by winning all three of their playoff games. The game started off poorly for the Cardinals, as the Tigers scored five runs...

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Board to Decide on Salem Street License

June 26, 2012
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Cafe Lil Italy’s proposal to the Licensing Board for the City of Boston for a new Malt/Wine and Liqueurs License will be heard by the Board at a public hearing on Wednesday, June 29 at 10am in Boston City Hall, Room 809A. The Cafe is located across the street from the Old North Church...

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Baldwin Place One-story Addition Proposed

June 26, 2012
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An appeal for zoning relief to change the legal occupancy at 7 Baldwin Place has been filed by Anthony Bova to the City of Boston Board of Appeal with a scheduled hearing on Tuesday, August 7. The applicant seeks to change the property from five residential apartments to six residential apartments, adding a one-story...

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A Time to Punish and a Time to Forgive

Recent news that the North End’s Sal DiMasi has been diagnosed by prison doctors with stage four cancer is sobering and depressing at the same time. It is more depressing than sobering. It makes the tragedy and the reality of his incarceration that much harder to comprehend. Di Masi was convicted of conspiracy and...

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Pedicab Tour

Pedicab Tour

There are walking tours, bicycle tours, Segway tours through the North End, now there are Pedi Cab tours as well.

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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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