Matt Conti an Active North End Resident

January 31, 2012
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Matt Conti an Active North End Resident

North End resident and neighborhood activist Matt Conti addressed North End issues in an exclusive interview with the Regional Review. Conti once an elected member of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council provided the community newspaper a candid point of view regarding several topics relating to the neighborhood. Conti is also very active and supports...

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Public Safety Meeting Feb.2

January 31, 2012
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The North End/Waterfront/Boston Police monthly Public Safety meeting will be held this Thursday, February 2 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke, Sergeant Tom Lema and/or Officer Ted Boyle will present a 30 day crime up-date for the neighborhood, crime prevention tips and answer questions...

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Shake the Tree Hosts NEMPAC Event Feb. 1

January 31, 2012
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will hold a Wine and Cheese Party, hosted by Shake The Tree, 67 Salem Street. A portion of all sales will go to help build this community program. NEMPAC provides courses in music, drama and Italian language for toddlers, children and adults and hosts a community...

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In Memoriam

Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Obituaries 01-31-2012

Rocco Balliro North End Resident Rocco A. Balliro of Boston’s North End died January 18. He was 75 years old. The son of the late Angela (Richardi) and Rosario C. Balliro, he was the brother of Mary Tzannos, Francis Bent, Lucille Winship, Rosario (Billy), Bruno Balliro, the late Josephine (Novello), Florence (Monteforte), Rosalie (Foy),...

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City Feast Gives Bostonians a Reason to Eat, Anything

City Feast Gives Bostonians a Reason to Eat, Anything

If you’ve been saying “no” to the bread basket since forming your resolutions for the New Year, here’s a loophole- the North End’s 7th Annual CityFeast. Boston’s favorite Italian neighborhood  is inviting food lovers to dine for a cause at a choice participating restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 29.  The unique event will include a...

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Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser at Lucia’s

Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser at Lucia’s

It was a big night for fundraising in the North End to support the Wounded Warrior Project, where friends and neighbors gathered at Lucia’s on Hanover St. on behalf of three soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan. Ricky Scimeca from the North End, along with friends Robert McCarthy, Justin Santoro and David McGrath are “rucking”...

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New West End Civic Association President No Newcomer to Area

New West End Civic Association President No Newcomer to Area

When Joseph McDonald – the newly appointed president of the West End Civic Association (WECA) – returned to the neighborhood in 2003, much had changed since urban renewal forced him and his family from their home more than 50 years earlier. “People didn’t live at home,” McDonald said of the West End during his...

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LaMattina/City Officials Inspect Local Parks

January 24, 2012
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Members of the NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee have toured DiFilippo Playground and Paul Revere Mall (Prado) with Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and representatives from the Boston Parks Department to assess the needs of the public spaces including structural repairs. Committee members Ann Pistorio and David Kubiak pointed out the damaged areas...

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The Patriots Super Bowl Bound

The New England Patriots pulled off a classic victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium. In a skin of their teeth victory following one of the team’s less than stellar performances, they beat the Baltimore Ravens in a thriller that came down to field goal kick the Ravens missed with 11 seconds remaining in the game....

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Mr. DePasquale is Right

Last week, the North End’s single most significant businessman, Frank DePasquale, said that he welcomed the opening of a casino at Suffolk Downs, that it would help business and create new jobs and overall, he was looking forward to it. “I can’t wait for a casino at Suffolk Downs to open,” he told the...

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Obituaries 01-24-2012

Henry Francesconi Retired Salesman Henry J. Francesconi of Wakefield, formerly of Chelmsford and Revere, died on January 18 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He was 74 years old. Born in Boston on June 4, 1937, the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Fredericoni) Francesconi, he was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High...

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Last of the Nice Weather

Last of the Nice Weather

What a difference a week makes. Last week, visitors to the North End were shown eating and talking at outdoor tables on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This week, those tables are absolutely empty and no one has a thought of sitting outside. That’s New England for you!

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Interview: Frank DePasquale

January 17, 2012
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Interview: Frank DePasquale

In the North End of today Frank DePasquale is the neighborhood’s man for all seasons. Among others, he is the North End’s most significant individual restaurateur, Italian artisan bread baker, gelati specialist, real estate developer supreme and above all, an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He does it all. He does all of it well. He is...

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NEWNC Supports Beer and Wine with Liqueurs License

January 17, 2012
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NEWNC Supports Beer and Wine with Liqueurs License

A request for conditional use approval, expanded living space and a beer and wine with cordials license, highlighted the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. One of the largest crowds turned out filling the hall, many of them supporting the requests of Robert DelloRusso and Nick Varano. The...

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Monica’s Hosts Eliot School Fundraiser

January 17, 2012
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The Mendoza family of the North End will for the third consecutive year will host a four-course benefit dinner at one of their local businesses, Vinotesca di Monica on Parmenter Street with all the proceeds going to the Eliot School on Charter Street. The first two dinners raised $20,000 each and the Mendoza family...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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Obituaries 01-17-2012

Lt. Col Joseph Ciampa (Ret.) Air Force Officer and Educator Lt. Col. Joseph J. Ciampa (retired) born in the North End of  Boston on October 24, 1932, died at home surrounded by his family on January 7 after a brief battle with cancer, Col. Ciampa was a Master Navigator in the USAF for 21...

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Shopping for Price and Quality? Both Can Be Found at Haymarket

January 10, 2012
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Shopping for Price and Quality? Both Can Be Found at Haymarket

It does not matter which neighborhood in this city you call home, Haymarket beckons if you are price conscious and want quality. North Enders, Beacon Hill residents, Back Bay folks and residents of this city from just about every neighborhood descended on Haymarket all day Saturday. Taking advantage of the unusual warmth we’ve been...

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Lamattina Heads City Casino Comm.

On January 2, City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to another term as Ward I City Councilor. After the swearing in it was announced by At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy, who was elected to another term as Council President, that LaMattina would head up the city’s new committee to study gaming in Boston....

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A January Quite Unlike Any Other in Recent Times

Saturday afternoon, the temperature rose into the 50’s, the sun shined brightly and it was genuinely warm – for the first week of January. Thousands toured the North End over the weekend without snow or ice or Arctic cold getting in the way of a good times. The restaurants and bakeries, cafes and shoppes...

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The Patriots

Many of the national sports mavens and experts do not give the Patriots much of a chance to make it to the Super Bowl. For the record, if the Pats don’t make it to the Superbowl this year, their stellar season will have meant absolutely nothing. After last year’s horrendous gaffe with the Giants,...

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Obituaries 01-10-2012

Margaret Prato Of Revere, formerly of the North End Margaret (Bentivegna) Prato of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 3. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Prato; loving mother of Anthony Prato of Salem and Paul Prato and his wife, Cynthia of...

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A Food Resolution

A Food Resolution

Editor’s note: Recently Chef Raymond Gillespie brought Salumeria Italiana (151 Richmond Street) to a cooking class at Boston Center for Adult Education. In a lively, interactive, hands-on class, Chef Raymond and the students made Polenta with Cacciatore Sauce, Asparagus Risotto, Orecchiete with Roast Cauliflower and Sundried Tomatoes, and Asparagus Risotto Cakes drizzled with Truffle...

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