The Parade

Everyone loves a parade appears to be a phrase more about the past than the present. The Columbus Day Parade held Sunday in the North End was sparsely attended, so sparsely attended that some observers said there were more cars towed than people watching the parade. Obviously, this is a simplification but we get...

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Columbus Day 2011

At the time he lived and sailed during the 15th Century there was no man dead or alive who was more gifted at navigating the seas than Christopher Columbus. When speaking or writing about him, the same things have been chronicled about him throughout the centuries. He was brave. He was bold. He was...

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Obituaries 10-11-2011

Jean Hastings Yres World Traveler, Scuba Diver and Devoted Red Sox Fan Jean Hastings Yres, long time resident of Charlestown, world traveler, scuba diver, and devoted Red Sox fan, died peacefully October 2 after a half-year struggle with cancer. She was 88 years old. She was born in Illinois in 1923, daughter of the...

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Team Nazzaro Vs. Breast Cancer-Round 2

Team Nazzaro Vs. Breast Cancer-Round 2

Members of the Nazzaro Center’s Teen Program will be raising funds again this year for the “Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure” endeavor to help battle breast cancer. Inaugurated last fall as a way for female members of the Nazzaro Center’s youth program to actively participate in a cause they believe strongly...

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Council Resolution Would Regulate Commercial Trash Pick-up Time

October 4, 2011
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Council Resolution Would Regulate Commercial Trash Pick-up Time

Many individuals and community groups have contacted elected officials regarding noisy business trash pick-up taking place throughout the night. Residents from the North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Leather District and Chinatown are disturbed literally in the middle of the night by trucks emptying dumpsters at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning....

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Fall Health Tips for Children and Teens

October 4, 2011
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Fall Health Tips for Children and Teens

Now that North End children and teenagers are back at school and hitting the playing field it’s a good time to review some fall safety and health tips for kids and teens. North End Waterfront Health’s pediatrician, Dr. David Tortorella, says a few simple tips will keep everyone in the family happy and healthy...

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Boston Police Combating Motor Vehicle Break-ins

October 4, 2011
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Area A-1 Boston Police have mounted a “Leave It and Lose It” brochure campaign in an effort to reduce motor vehicle break-ins. The brochure is a cautionary reminder advising motorists not to leave vehicles unlocked, do not leave keys in the ignition and do not leave vehicles idling and unattended. The brochure, which has...

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Everyone Loves a Parade

The Columbus Day Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday October 9 following the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s annual family friendly activities at the park. The parade will begin about 1:00 p.m., following a brief ceremony and wreath laying by Mayor Menino at the statue of Columbus. The parade, which begins at...

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Hub Protests

Sitting in your North End condo or apartment and watching the news or hearing about the protests going on in the financial district makes you wonder – what is it all about? Why are all these young people protesting? What are they protesting? They are protesting economic hardship of ordinary Americans. They are also...

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Terry Francona, the Red Sox and the Way of the World

All weekend, wherever you went in the North End on Hanover Street for a coffee and some conversation, the firing of Red Sox manager Terry Francona was at the top of the A-list of breaking news. Bostonians tend to treat sports as though sports was about important world events. Francona’s end was like the...

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NEAA Youth Soccer

September 27, 2011
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NEAA Youth Soccer

About 60-70 youth registered for the Soccer Program which will take place at both Langone and Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street.

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Monica’s Receives Good Neighbor Award

September 27, 2011
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Monica’s Receives Good Neighbor Award

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Clean Streets Committee recently presented  their “Good Neighbor” Award to Monica’s on Richmond Street. Each month the committee selects a local business that continuously helps keep the neighborhood clean by sweeping the sidewalk and curb in front of their place of business. Committee members presented the award to Jorge...

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NEAD Community Awards Banquet/October 21

September 27, 2011
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North End Against Drugs (NEAD) is seeking nominations for its Community Awards Banquet. “Nominees must be deserving individuals, businesses or organizations who have made  living, working or playing in the North End better,” President John Romano said. Only one person can be nominated in each category. Form on page 8. The Banquet is scheduled...

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Paul Revere House Receives Funds Needed for Repairs

September 27, 2011
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In an attempt to repair ongoing storm weather infiltration at the historic Paul Revere House and the adjacent Pierce/Highborn House located at North Square, the oldest public square in the United States, the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior has awarded the Memorial Association $543,000. The funding will also be used to...

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Hanover Street in the Fall

September 27, 2011
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A walk down Hanover Street when the leaves are falling and it is still warm enough to be in short sleeves at the end of September makes life worth living. A stroll through Paul Revere Park with a mixture of people – old locals and gawking tourists – seated playing a card game or...

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Sal DiMasi

September 27, 2011
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For the North End’s Sal DiMasi, the former Speaker of the House, things are going from bad to worse. Last week, Judge Mark Wolf ruled that he must give himself up and report to prison on November 16. DiMasi will not be allowed to stay out on bail – a free man- while his...

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The Patriots

September 27, 2011
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That was a fabulous game, the Patriots loss to Buffalo with three seconds to go. The Pats were 7 point favorites. So if you bet based on the victory they achieved the week before, that’ll teach you…to bet. There is always next week.

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Obituaries 09-27-2011

September 27, 2011
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Alec Alexander Retired Boston Police Officer Alec J. Alexander of Boston’s North End died on September 21. He was 91 years old. A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired Boston Police Officer, he was the beloved son of the late Alessandro and Ella (Schiavone) Alexander; loving husband of Maria...

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Thanks for the Beautiful Flowers

September 20, 2011
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Thanks for the Beautiful Flowers

Neighborhood flower boxes cascade into perfection this time of year. Here’s a big, “Thank You!” to the gar­deners who have provided color and beauty for neighbors and visitors to enjoy.

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Hanover Street Take-out Restaurant Supported by NEWNC

September 20, 2011
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Hanover Street Take-out Restaurant Supported by NEWNC

A request by Philip Consolo for zoning relief to change a former Hanover Street bakery (Lyndells) to a small take-out restaurant and a request for a 7-Day Common Victualler License was supported by the NEWNC 7-0 at their monthly community meeting. The new 227 Hanover Street, Hot Tomatoes establishment will also provide delivery and...

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Greenway Hosts 9/11 Remembrance

September 20, 2011
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Greenway Hosts 9/11 Remembrance

NEWNC President Donna Freni, a member of the Greenway Leadership Council, recently updated residents on several topics related to the area located along Boston’s Waterfront. “The Greenway sustained very little damage from hurricane Irene,” she said. “Out of more than six hundred trees, the Greenway lost only four, three next to 125 Summer Street...

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World Car Free Day

September 20, 2011
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September 22nd is World Car Free Day. The event promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance. A car free Boston would be a far different place than it is today. A car free North End...

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Local Liquor Licenses Update

September 20, 2011
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Nonna’s Market, 293A North Street has been closed for about a year. The Licensing Board for the City of Boston has scheduled a hearing on an application to transfer the retail beer and wine license to a location outside of the neighborhood. “If transferred there will be ten retail licenses in the North End/Waterfront...

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Clean Streets Committee Sets Goals

September 20, 2011
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Trash, rodents and enforcement were the words echoing through the Nazzaro Community Center Hall at last week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting. Residents on several occasions expressed their concerns that there is not enough enforcement in the area to stop household trash from being placed out improperly. Rodent control was another issue of...

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