Obituaries 11-06-2012

Frank ‘Frankie Pep’ Pepicelli North End Resident Frank A. “Frankie Pep” Pepicelli of the North End of Boston died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the loving long time companion of Roberta “Bobbie” Moriaty of Dorchester and loving father of Joseph and his wife, Anna Pepicelli of...

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Nice Day for a Ride…lunch

Nice Day for a Ride…lunch

Motorcyclist parked their motorcycles in the North End on a Saturday afternoon to have lunch.

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Boston Blooms : Friends of North End Parks to Fund 10,000 Daffodil Bulbs

Boston Blooms : Friends of North End Parks to Fund 10,000 Daffodil Bulbs

Boston will bloom, next  Spring with its Greenway resplendent in daffodils and crocuses, later a cornucopia of perennials and their colors thanks to the efforts of Mayor Thomas Menino, his “Boston Blooms” program and hundreds of volunteers and funding from the North End “Friends of North End Parks” (FOTNEP). City Parks throughout Boston are...

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Neighborhood Group Wants Representation

October 30, 2012
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Last September the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) advertised the Request For Proposals for planning services associated with the development of a new waterfront plan and Municipal Harbor Plan for the downtown waterfront area and for re-zoning of the corridor along the Greenway. Reportedly, the BRA received proposals in October and expects to select a...

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Friends to Hold Casino Night Fundraiser

October 30, 2012
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It’s that time of the year when the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) put together its annual fundraiser to support park projects throughout the year. This year FOCCP have organized a “Casino Night” at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Harbor View Ballroom with a cocktail hour, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, gaming...

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Working Sessions to Be Held on Noise Ordinance

October 30, 2012
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Responding to his constituents concerns regarding loud noise parties and disorderly groups in the North End, Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has filed an Ordinance relating to noise control in the City of Boston. North End/Waterfront residents have been complaining for a long time about the loud parties in apartments and rooftops that continue...

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Community Group Creates Liquor License Policy

October 30, 2012
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In an attempt to ensure businesses holding beer, wine, cordials and full liquor licenses individually and collectively will not cause harm to abutters or the neighborhood, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has adopted a policy limiting the number of licenses in the community to 91. This is a NEWRA policy not a Licensing Board...

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Boston Police Public Safety Meeting-nov. 1

October 30, 2012
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District A-1 Boston Police will hold its annual Public Safety Committee monthly meeting to advise residents of crime statistics that occurred over the past 30 days. Police will also offer crime related prevention tips, address community concerns and listen to residents suggestions. The meeting offers the public first hand information and the opportunity to...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Obituaries 10-30-2012

Rose Lunetta North End Resident Rose (Rossetti) Lunetta of the North End of Boston died on Octobert 16. She was the loving mother of James and his wife, Gina Lunetta of Virginia and loving sister of Evelyn Capone of Winchester and the late Mary DiGiovani, Frank Rossetti, Angelina Gallardo, Esther Gomes, Benny Rossetti, Connie...

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Eliot School Celebrates 300th Anniversary

October 23, 2012
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Eliot School Celebrates 300th Anniversary

Hundreds of students, families, facility, friends and elected officials were on hand last Saturday at the Prado and the school’s play area to celebrate the popular school’s 300th anniversary and their eventual movement to the North Bennet Street School for additional class space.

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Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

October 23, 2012
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Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

It was a terrific day for the North End as one of its native sons, Tony DeMarco former Welterweight Champ of the World (1955), was immortalized with a bronze statue placed at the entrance to the neighborhood where the champ lived on Fleet Street. Many of DeMarco’s friends, family, fans and local residents turned...

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Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Owner and Chef of Taranta Restaurant in the North End, Jose Duarte, was honored last week during a City Hall Celebration to mark Latino Heritage Month. The event marked the end of Latino Heritage Month in Boston and was sponsored by At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo inside the City Council Chambers. During the celebration,...

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No Developer Selected for Parcel 9

October 23, 2012
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A developer for the vacant parcel known as Parcel 9m has not yet been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) according to NEWRA co-chair of Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee David Kubiak. Parcel 9 is located between the North End Park and the Haymarket Pushcart Vendors area, bound by Surface Artery, Hanover,...

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Boston Public School Goals

At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Obituaries 10-23-2012

Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso ith whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife, Marllina...

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Five Requests on ZLC Committee Agenda

October 23, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee at tonight’s (10-23-12) monthly meeting has five agenda items open for discussion. The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The tentative agenda includes… 93 Endicott Street, Jose Faria, seeks zoning relief to construct a roof deck on the 4-story building for...

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Question 3

October 23, 2012
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North End residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical...

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One Canal Place Supermarket Stalled

October 23, 2012
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Trinity Financial Inc., the developer of the One Canal Place in the Bulfinch Triangle has not been able to reach an agreement with the supermarket to take over the first floor retail space in the proposed apartment building, according to a NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report. “The developer must obtain a lease...

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Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Hundreds of kids of all ages celebrated Columbus Day at the namesake waterfront park, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The scene included a very fun (and just the right length) parade around the park with community leaders and lots (and lots) of families.) FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines introduced...

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Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

A landmark event will take place in Boston’s North End on Saturday October 20, 2012. There, at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street, at 1 p.m., a bronze of Welterweight Champion Tony DeMarco will be unveiled. A favorite son of the city of Boston, Tony DeMarco grew up on Fleet Street in...

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District A-1 Reports Crime Statistics

October 16, 2012
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Crime is apparently down in the North End over the past year according to District A-1 Boston Police report that clearly lists a drop from 189 to 160 reported crimes. During the month of September 2012, there was a substantial decline in larceny from motor vehicles from 20 to 4. Auto theft was also...

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Physician Prescribed and Assisted Suicide

October 16, 2012
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North End residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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Eliot School 300th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

October 16, 2012
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A kick-off celebration for the Eliot School’s 300th Anniversary will be held in the Prado, Charter Street and in the school yard on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 5pm (rain date Sunday, October 21). Hosted by the Eliot Family Council, the free event will include games, food, bake sale, crafts, raffle and a...

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