Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Columbus Day Celebration Parade

Columbus Day Celebration Parade

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Parade was held Sunday. In the photo above, a float depicting the Santa Maria is shown on Hanover Street during the parade. Fore more photos of the parade,

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Mayoral Candidate Connolly Picks up Key Endorsements

Mayoral Candidate Connolly Picks up Key Endorsements

Mayoral candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, picked up two key North End endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of North End State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina. Michlewitz, who endorsed Charlotte Golar Richie during the Primary...

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NEWRA Elects Officers to One-year Terms

October 15, 2013
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NEWRA Elects Officers to One-year Terms

At their monthly meeting last week held in the Nazzaro Community Center membership of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted unanimously to elect five NEWRA officers for the 2013-14 one-year terms. NEWRA with a membership of approximately 300 elected the following officers: President Jim Salini (second and last term), Vice President Ford Cavellari, Treasurer...

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LaGalleria 33 Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

October 15, 2013
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LaGalleria 33 Receives NEWRA Good Neighbor Award

LaGalleria 33, 125 Salem Street was the recipient of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Award. The eatery was presented the community award for continuously cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the business. “Rita and Lisa make it their business to help keep the North End clean of debris,” NEWRA...

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Three North End Requests Have Hearing Dates

October 15, 2013
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Nancy Frattaroli, manager of Artu located at 6 Prince Street, has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the hour of operation on the eatery’s entertainment license that allows for a cassette player, radio, television and widescreen television from 1am-2am. “The business has a 2am closing license,” according to...

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Turn the Sadistic Animal Abuser in

Anyone with information on the culprit that viciously abused the dog called “Puppy Doe” should ,pick-up the phone immediately and turn in the person(s) that conducted the totally uncalled for cowardly abuse that resulted in the canine being euthanized. The Quincy related incident of dog torture has thousands of people upset and rightly so,...

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Fill the Boot Stolen

Stealing the North End Fire Station Boot, with money in it for the Muscular Dystrophy Fund, is outrageous and hopefully the culprit is apprehended. The Regional Review would love to publish the person(s) name so the neighborhood knows who this idiot is. While some teen from the Nazzaro Community Center and an anonymous donor...

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NEWRA Elects Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). It’s important that residents step to the plate as leadership on the community volunteer organization that works for the betterment and preservation of the neighborhood. Being in a position to make decisions that directly impact the neighborhood is not an easy...

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Bike Markings Will Follow Salem Street Repaving

October 11, 2013
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Once the repaving of Salem Street, from Cross to Charter Streets is completed, the City of Boston will be installing bike pavement markers on the entire street. The repaving process will apparently begin the week of October 15 and a completion date has not been confirmed. Shared lane markings are pavement markings that designate...

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Connolly/LaMattina Chamber Speakers

October 11, 2013
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Connolly/LaMattina Chamber Speakers

Mayoral candidate John Connolly and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina were guest speakers at last week’s North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) monthly meeting. Saint Leonard’s Hall on Prince Street was filled to capacity with North End residents and members of the business community to listen to the guest speakers and Chamber business. Connolly...

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Mangia Mangia Supports Neighborhood Endeavors

October 11, 2013
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Mangia Mangia Supports Neighborhood Endeavors

One of the oldest North End eateries is not located on Hanover Street or Salem Street it’s on Endicott Street. For almost 27 years, (this December) Mangia Mangia has been serving breakfast and lunch to local residents and other customers from 6am-3:30pm. Mangia Mangia, 147 Endicott Street is still being patronized by many local...

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North End Crime Rates Still down

October 11, 2013
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The first order of business at last week’s Boston Police Public Safety meeting was the announcement that District A-1 Commanding Officer Thomas Lee has left the Boston force to take the Chief of Police position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Residents commended Captain Lee for the outstanding job he did as the top cop in...

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The Columbus Day Parade Is on Sunday

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Parade  will begin at 1 PM on Sunday  at Boston City Hall and make its way through downtown Boston on its way to the North End. Held in the North End every other year, the parade includes several marching bands, antique vehicles, military personnel, Boston Police and Fire...

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Our Opinions

Voter Turnout Was Horrendous There were winners and losers in the City of Boston Primary Elections, however the turnout of registered voters was horrendous, especially with the large number of candidates running for political office. A mayoral, At-Large and District City Council seats were up for grabs, yet the turnout was dismal. For some...

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Downtown View: The Challenges of Housing

Mayor Menino has set a goal of building 30,000 more units of housing by 2020, even though he won’t be mayor for most of that time. Governor Patrick set a goal last year of building 10,000 new units of multi-family housing during the same time period. So Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and the...

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Obituaries 10-08-2013

Charles Micciche Retired Letter Carrier of Middleton, formerly of the North End Charles Micciche of Middleton, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on October 2. He was 92 years old. Charles was a US Army veteran of World War II and a Sergeant in the 94th Fighter Control Squadron. He received the American Theater...

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Many on Hand for Chamber Street Cleanup Campaign

October 1, 2013
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Many on Hand for Chamber Street Cleanup Campaign

It was a sunny Saturday morning for the North End Chamber of Commerce’s first community streets cleanup campaign. The business community, residents and representatives from local organizations or agencies turned out for the community endeavor, about 100 people took part. Chamber Vice President Toni Gilardi said, “It was great to see so many people...

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Artist Matthew Richie Completes Greenway Mural

Artist Matthew Richie Completes Greenway Mural

Artist Matthew Richie painted the finishing touches on Friday afternoon to complete the new 70 foot mural titled Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II) at Dewey Square on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. The mural program is a partnership between the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. “I wanted to...

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North End Voters Backed LaMattina

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 1186 votes in the North End and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In the North End the closest to LaMattina was Gannon...

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Rep. Michlewitz Encourages Participation in Stephen’s Run

October 1, 2013
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There is still time to register for the first annual “Stephen’s Run” scheduled for Sunday, October 13. The 5K race will be run in memory of former North End resident and Vietnam veteran Stephen Perez who was tragically murdered at the age of 23. Check in for the event will begin at the Prado...

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North End Hosts Columbus Day Parade

October 1, 2013
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The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will feature the Boston Police and Fire Honor Guard, military personnel, antique vehicles, marching bands, drum and bugle corps, neighborhood groups, color guard and floats and much more. Held on this side of the tunnel this year, the parade will begin at City Hall at 1pm on Sunday, October...

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It’s Election Crunch Time

Now that the September Primary is over, the residents of Boston have less candidates to vote for in the November final election. The mayoral race has been cut down to two candidates. Voters can only cast one ballot to elect the city’s top person. The At-Large Boston City Councilor contest has been reduced to...

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NEWRA/NEWNC/NECC Leaders Need to Meet on a Regular Basis

While this suggestion has been made by the Regional Review many times, it’s important that the community newspaper present it again. Having the leadership of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association(NEWRA), the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) meet on a regular basis might take the edge off...

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