The Summer of 2012

It is impossible to know what awaits us at the beginning of another summer of our lives. With Memorial Day past us, the mystery of the coming summer is upon us in full force. The death last week of Robin Gibb brought to mind the four or five summers of our lives when disco...

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Sports 05-29-2012

Indians beat Cubs The Indians and Cubs played a very entertaining game last night.  The Indians scored 6 runs in the first inning on a walk by Vinny Coppola a single by Jase Cherchi a two run triple by Nick Shea who stole home a walk to Zach Taieb a base hit by Antonio...

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Obituaries 05-29-2012

Grace Pace Clothing Designer, Owned Styles N’Fashion in Everett Grace M. (Squatrito) Pace of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on May 17 in the Union Hospital in Lynn. She was 80 years old. Born in the North End of Boston, she lived in Everett for many years before moving to Lynnfield. She was a...

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Healing on the Prado

Healing on the Prado

This North End resident found the perfect spot to keep her leg elevated while she recovers from a running injury.

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Council Supports Four Local Requests

May 23, 2012
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Council Supports Four Local Requests

Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) presented their president Donna Freni with a plaque thanking her for her service to the Council and the community. Freni has decided not to seek another two-year term on the Council for personal reasons but she vowed to return. NEWNC resident and Traffic Committee Chair Ryan...

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Mayor Produces Deal for North Street Property

May 23, 2012
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North End residents on many occasions expressed their concerns regarding possibly losing the North Bennet Street School and the much needed expansion of probably the best public school in Boston, The Eliot School on Charter Street. NBSS has told the community that unless they find a bigger space to operate their classes they would...

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Police Set Loud Noise/Disorderly Goals

May 23, 2012
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In a letter to North End/Waterfront residents, Area A-1 Boston Police Commanding Officer Thomas Lee outlined goals to deal with loud noise and disorderly issues, that residents have made him and his Community Service Officers Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Ted Boyle, aware of. Listed below are several goals police will undertake to respond...

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The Weekend in Review

The crowds were bigger. The lines were longer. The parking was more difficult but the feeling all in all in the North End was that this is a neighborhood to relish and to enjoy, with everyone mixing together, with virtually no crime or ugly scenes on a picture postcard late Spring New England weekend....

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Obituaries 05-22-2012

Mario Parlante Of Revere, formerly of the North End Mario Parlante of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on May 14. He was the loving father of Carmela Julianello of Medford, Donna DelViscovo of Winthrop, Elean Sanfilippo of Throop, PA and the late Frank Parlante; beloved grandfather of 10, great grandfather...

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Four Building Proposals Submitted for Parcel 9

May 23, 2012
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Four building proposals have been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the development of the vacant parcel known as Central Artery “Parcel 9″, located between the Greenway Park Parcel 10 and the section of Blackstone Street used by the Haymarket push cart vendors. All four proposals have been presented to residents...

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Franklin Park Exhibit

Franklin Park Exhibit

Zoorassic Park a new Franklin Park exhibit will open on May 26. The exhibit is an animatronic dinosaur display that will transport visitors back to prehistoric times

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Completion of a Market District Discussed

Completion of a Market District Discussed

Many North End residents, Bostonians, and visitor alike pass by the triangular segment of land sandwiched in-between Blackstone Street and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, known as Parcel 9. The vacated triangle, owned by Massachusetts department of Transportation (MassDOT) is highly coveted real estate. Developers contesting for the petite 43,139 square foot parcel -just...

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NEWRA Flirts with Relevancy Following Shaky Meetings

Last week’s often contentious North End Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting devolved from something supposed to be mirroring a fair and organized forum into something unfair, disorganized and so blatantly personalized by some of the parties present there, that NEWRA officials would do well to take a much closer look at itself and where it...

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Obituaries 05-15-2012

Francesco Mammoli Of Norwood, formerly of the North End Francesco A. Mammoli of Norwood, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on May 3. He was 56 years old. The cherished son of the late Michele and Caterina (Zmak) Mammoli, he leaves his brothers John and Lawrence Mammoli, and his sister Luisa (Mammoli)...

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Neighborhood Watch Kickoff Meeting

May 15, 2012
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North End/Waterfront residents have been calling for the creation of a Neighborhood Watch Program at several Boston Police/North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety meetings. On many other occasions the called for a Neighborhood Watch Program has been expressed over and over again. In the past several attempts to form what was then called a...

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Yes to One Liquor License: No to Another

May 15, 2012
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Last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting began with discussions on Hanover Street congestion. Both vehicle and pedestrian traffic problems were presented by NEWRA members and other residents in attendance. Many residents liked the idea of designation areas for truck deliveries and valet parking. They also thought having delivery trucks dropping off...

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Community Council Election-may 19

May 15, 2012
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While only six residents filed nomination papers for six available seats on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC annual election will take place even though all six candidates will be victorious securing a two-year term on the Council. NEWNC decided to hold the election because of the possibility of write-in candidate votes. The community...

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Seasonal Sidewalks and Hanover Street

May 9, 2012
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Seasonal Sidewalks and Hanover Street

The newest idea city planners and civil engineers have suggested for Hanover Street are seasonal sidewalks – that is – sidewalks that extend to the extent that parked cars are removed from the equation on Hanover Street during the spring summer and early fall. Extended sidewalks allow for dining on sidewalks, one of the...

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Parcel 9 Comment Period Set

May 9, 2012
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MassDOT will be accepting public comment on the four proposals received for the development of Parcel 9 in the North End. The 30-day public comment period runs through June 3. Parcel 9 is located between the John Fitzgerald Surface Road and Blackstone Market near the Haymarket Pushcart vendors area. Four proposals have been received...

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Loud Noise Topic at Public Safety Meeting

Last week’s North End Public Safety meeting with Boston Police wasn’t as hostile as the month before. It was probably a 2.2 on the richter scale but it did pose some challenges regarding noise, noise and more noise. There was also talk of creating a Neighborhood Watch, which has been attempted several times in...

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Voices of Discontent Must Be Understood

Another very contentious neighborhood meeting last week brought out a gathering of residents, many of them angry and frustrated by noise, drunkenness, unruliness and all forms of behavior that impose upon the quality of life that most residents living in the North End deserve and demand. There were a number of very unhappy residents...

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Obituaries 05-08-2012

Anthony Leo Of Stoneham, formerly of the North End Anthony V. Leo of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and Boston’s North End, died on April 28. He was 84 years old. He was the beloved husband of Clara F. (Biagioni); devoted father of Kathryn J. Leo-Nyquist and her husband, David of Shelburne, VT; Patricia Leo...

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Loud Noise Topic at Public Safety Meeting

May 9, 2012
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Last week’s North End Public Safety meeting with Boston Police wasn’t as hostile as the month before. It was probably a 2.2 on the richter scale but it did pose some challenges regarding noise, noise and more noise. There was also talk of creating a Neighborhood Watch, which has been attempted several times in...

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Honors Walkway Library Benefit Program Continues

May 2, 2012
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Honors Walkway Library Benefit Program Continues

The Friends of the North End Library are once again taking orders for Phase II of the Honors Walkway program which entails placing a brick with a message on the floor in the library located at 25 Parmenter. The community project is geared toward raising funds for the many programs, projects and activities at...

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