Prezza Closed for Repairs; Rapid BFD Saves Da

A one alarm fire as fires go is not a big thing. But when the one alarm fire is on Fleet Street in the North End, the rough equivalent of the army, navy and air force is sent out to take care of the problem lest it should turn into something else entirely. This...

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Obituaries 07-17-2012

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Costello Family formerly owned North End Shoe Factory Lucia “Lucy” (Barbati) Costello, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on July 4 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a former member of the St....

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Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Around the city, all summer long, free events invite us to grab a picnic and spend a few hours enjoying a concert, movie, play, or festival. As you plan to take advantage of these opportunities, here are a few places around the city where you can find good food near popular venues. Hatch Shell...

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North End Library Honors Three Friends

July 16, 2012
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North End Library Honors Three Friends

Three people were recently named Emeritus Friends of the North End Library at their June meeting. Christine Bergstrom was named President Emeritus, Dorothy Raymond, Treasurer Emeritus and Peter Greene, Secretary Emeritus by the library’s Executive Committee. In this the 20th anniversary year of the Friends of the North End Library the Committee honored the...

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North End Team Faces-off Against Team from Italy

July 16, 2012
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A selected team made up of North End Athletic Association Little Leaguers had the rare opportunity to play a baseball team from another country, Italy, at Langone Field on Commercial Street. The team from Italy has made stops in New Jersey and New York before heading to Boston’s North End to compete against some...

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The Heat, the Humidity, the Dead of Summer; Nothing Keeps Visitors Away from North End

It is for all intents and purposes the dead of summer – that wonderful moment in the New England weather cycle when there is just as much summer in front of us as already behind. In neighborhoods like  the North End,  Beacon Hill and Back Bay, thousands of residents in those storied areas have...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Commentary by Phil Orlandella

Martignetti a Baseball Giant Volunteers make the North End Athletic Association click. They are the heart and soul of the non-profit community organization that has been providing programs for North End residents for over 50 years. One of those volunteers, who works hard in the NEAA Baseball Program, is Prince Street resident Ralph Martignetti...

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Obituaries 07-10-2012

Philip DeMinico North End Resident Philip E. DeMinico of Boston’s North End died on June 27. He was 90 years old. He leaves his loving sister, Edith F. Sorrenti of Medford, many dear nieces and nephews and several loving friends. He was the son of the late Pietro and Josephine (Tedesco) DeMinico; brother of...

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Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is shown giving out free plants to local residents at his Coffee Hour in the North End at DiFilippo Playground.

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Joi of Summer Benefits Nazzaro Center

July 3, 2012
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Joi Salon & Spa Escape will hold a benefit event, “joi of summer” to benefit the Nazzaro Community Center programs. The salon, located at 2 Atlantic Avenue will offer several services for a $20 donation with the proceeds going to the popular and well utilized Center at 30 North Bennet Street. The theme is...

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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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