Obituaries 03-26-2013

Sara Favuzza Federal Reserve Bank Retiree Sara G. Favuzza, a retiree of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a lifelong resident of the North End, passed away peacefully on March 7. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Cimino and her husband, Joseph. She will be missed by all who knew her.  

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Long Awaited Downtown School Announcement at 585 Commercial Street

Long Awaited Downtown School  Announcement at 585 Commercial Street

It was a celebratory mood at Friday’s official announcement by Mayor Tom Menino that the City of Boston is acquiring the North End / Waterfront property at 585 Commercial Street to be renovated for a new K-8 public school in Downtown Boston. Since the news came out yesterday, it was disclosed that the City’s...

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NEWNC Says No to New Restaurant with Takeout Service

March 19, 2013
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Due to several unanswered questions dealing with the vent system, parking and other items, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-3 to oppose a request by Alvaro Sandoval to obtain a variance for takeout service for a new Mexican Restaurant-Tenoch at 1-3 Lewis Street formerly Nick’s Tavern. Plans call for a 22 seat...

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NEWRA Opposes Outdoor Patio and Second Floor Restaurant Addition

March 19, 2013
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Four agenda items of community interest drew an unexpected large crowd to the Nazzaro Community Center last week for the monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association. The Council by an 18-19 vote opposed a request by Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street to add twenty seasonal seats for an outdoor sidewalk patio....

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New Streets Added to Street Cleaning Program

Mechanical Street Cleaning in the North End may begin this week as the Boston Public Works Department is undergoing a street condition survey based on the snow left on the streets. This year, new streets will be posted for sweeping including: •              Battery Street, from Hanover to Endicott Thursdays 8am-12pm. •              Clark Street, from...

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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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Leave North End Trash Pickup Days the Same

Why the City of Boston feels that two household trash pickup days is better than three is not comprehensible. Three is always better than two when it comes to most things. Simply put, the North End population is growing, with more families moving into the neighborhood. That adds up to more household trash, so...

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Potential Parcel 9 Projects to Be Discussed

Two potential developers for Parcel 9 in the North End will present Request For Proposal plans at a MassDOT/Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Development of this parcel of land has been an ongoing discussion for years and hopefully residents and...

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Downtown School

The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many downtown families of the more than 2,000 school age children that have...

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Obituaries 03-19-2013

Lucy Rago Of Everett, formerly of the North End Lucy A. (Bucchino) Rago of Everett, a former resident of Boston’s North End, died peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 96 years old. The daughter of the late Cosmo and Maria (DelVecchio) Bucchino, Lucy was born and raised in Boston’s...

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The Hard Rock Café Held a Fundraiser for the St. John’s School

The Hard Rock Café Held a Fundraiser for the St. John’s School

The Hard Rock Café held a fundraiser for the St. John’s School in the North End. Donations were greater than $20,000.00. Councilor LaMattina was in attendance.

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Police to Pursue Charges Against Suffolk Student

March 12, 2013
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Police to Pursue Charges Against Suffolk Student

Boston Police District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee told North End residents at a Public Safety meeting that the City plans to move forward with the assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest that took place at 28 Fleet Street during a reported loud party. The Fleet Street...

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Parcel 9 Proposals to Be Presented at Public Meeting

March 12, 2013
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Two final proposers for the development of Parcel 9 located between John Fitzgerald Surface Road and Blackstone Street, adjacent to the Haymarket Pushcart Vendors, will present their responses to Addendum 3 of the Parcel 9 Request For Proposal (RFP) at an upcoming Advisory Committee meeting. The lot is currently vacant and there has been...

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Tunnel Vent Building Rehab Meeting Set for March 27

March 12, 2013
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation staff and the contractor for the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building (North Street) Rehabilitation Project will be at a public meeting to present the details and schedule of the project. The  meeting will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm. Besides...

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North End Crime Statistics Continues to Drop

March 12, 2013
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Once again the crime statistics have decreased in the North End according to a report issued by District A-1 Boston Police. Actually, during the first quarter, the district’s crime rate dropped 33%, the best numbers recorded in any other districts throughout the City, according to Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee. Representative Aaron Michlewitz at...

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Student Jobs Are Important

Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the amount of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Public Works Department Responsive to Community Suggestions

It’s not easy making everyone happy with developing something in the North End. However, it appears that the City of Boston Public Works Department (PWD) has done just that with its rehabilitation project at Bartlett Place a small area just off Salem Street. Following a public meeting to obtain suggestions from residents relating to...

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Obituaries 03-12-2013

Frank Buscanera US Postal Service Retiree, Past Member of K of C of the North End Frank Buscanera of East Boston died on March 4. He was in his 87th year. A late employee of the US Postal Service, he was a past member of Knights of Columbus of the North End and St....

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Residents Support Bartlett Place Plans

March 5, 2013
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Residents Support Bartlett Place Plans

North End residents, including abutters, supported the Department of Public Works (DPW) plans for Bartlett Place at a public meeting last week. At a community meeting held September 11, 2012, residents explained what they didn’t want in the small area just off Salem Street. DPW presented new plans for the area that abuts some...

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NEWNC Says No to Segway Proposal

March 5, 2013
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By a unanimous 9-0 vote the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted to oppose a request by Frances Lauria for zoning relief to change the use of the property at 420 Commercial Street to include Segway rentals and retail of Segway accessories. Currently the use of the property is coded for a gas station, parking...

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Not Afraid to Speak Her Mind

March 5, 2013
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Two males, approximately in their twenties, reportedly verbally abused a North End senior when she asked them not to park in a handicap space in a housing project parking lot, according to an email sent to the Regional Review by the victim. Apparently both males were intoxicated  six footers who gave the four foot,...

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Local Non-profits Partner to Raise Money for Parks on Earth Day

Five local non-profits are partnering to create and promote “Give 5% for Earth Day” – a program asking local retailers to pledge five percent of their proceeds to Boston-area public parks on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Charles River Conservancy, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, The Esplanade Association (TEA), the Friends of the Public Garden...

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RUFF is Wagging the Tail

RUFF (Responsible Urbanites For Fido) has become a viable North End community volunteer organization that is getting things accomplished in the neighborhood. In less than a year, RUFF has established itself as a community group that takes their responsibilities as dog owners seriously. The group has organized monthly Sunday morning parks and playgrounds clean-ups....

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Group Leaders Doing the Job

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) President Stephen Passacantilli and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Jim Salini are doing and admirable job running their respective community group’s monthly meetings. The meetings are conducted in a professional manner and before everything is said and done, everyone is fully informed of the subject at hand, and...

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