Obituaries 08-20-2013

Ida DeAngelico Longtime Waitress for Salenora Catering Inc. Ida (Montagna) DeAngelico, a 55 year resident of Revere, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on August 12. She was 82 years old. She was born and raised in Boston’s North End where she attended school and lived until moving to Revere 55...

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Madonna Della Cava Feast

Madonna Della Cava Feast

The 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast with the exposition of the image of the Madonna was held this weekend on Hanover and Battery Streets. Four bands were on hand with traditional songs of cele­bration including the NorthEast Italian Band, St. Alfio’s Band, Sons of Italy Drum Corps and the Defenders. The image of Maria...

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North Square Main Topic at NEWRA Meeting

August 13, 2013
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North Square Main Topic at NEWRA  Meeting

The main topic discussed at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting last week centered around North Square. One presentation that was clearly opposed was the placing of 19 Hubway rental bikes in the chained-off area of North Square by the City. Residents felt it would be dangerous for bikers riding on cobblestones,...

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Archeologist Unearths Artifacts in North End

August 13, 2013
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Archeologist Unearths  Artifacts in North End

Artifacts that can hopefully provide a better look at 1700 Boston were uncovered in Boston’s North End. This past spring, during two-weeks of digging, city archeologist Joseph Bagley and a group of volunteers collected thousands of items behind the Clough House from the early neighborhood days. Reportedly, the whole back yard at 21 Unity...

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Surveys Says…: More Police Presence Wanted in the North End

August 13, 2013
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An electronic survey, with close to 300 responses, clearly indicated more police presence is wanted in the North End. District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema was given the results of the survey at the recent Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center which was attended by over 50 residents. A copy...

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MassDOT Designates Developer for Central Artery Parcel 9

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced that MassDOT has selected Normandy Real Estate Partners as the developer of Central Artery Parcel 9, located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at North and Hanover streets in Boston’s emerging Market District. Normandy’s proposed development calls for a 180-room, mid-market...

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Residents Balk at Franchise

There seems to be a storm brewing in the North End relating to franchise chains re-occupying vacant local stores. The possibility of a second 7-Eleven franchise has prompted a petition opposing the Hanover Street opening at the site currently occupied by the White Hen Pantry The other 7-Eleven store is also located on Hanover...

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Dodgers Pitcher Hurls No-hitter

Local Superstar Vincent Lopriore threw a no-hitter striking out 15 in a playoff game for the 21u NEAA Dodgers in the Lou Tompkins league. Lopriore was dominant with his blazing fastball, hard running slider and over the top curveball. The team from Maynard tried all different approaches to handle Lopi but nothing worked. “I’ve...

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Government Center Garage Plans Gaining Local Support

August 7, 2013
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Government Center Garage Plans Gaining Local Support

Development of the Government Center Garage has lingered for years with no resolve for far too long according to proponents for the newest proposal on the table submitted by The HYM investment Group. The multi-million, mix use project has the support of local elected officials, North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) conditionally. To date, the...

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Residents Call for More Police Presence

August 7, 2013
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Residents Call for More Police Presence

More police presence in the North End was clearly expressed by residents at last week’s District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Over fifty residents told sergeant Tom Lema that the greatest need in the community is additional police patrols especially to control the current growth of...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Chamber Planning Many Community Endeavors

It should be noted that the North End Chamber of Commerce is making every effort to become more and more involved with community activities. One of the endeavors currently being planned is a major street clean-up in conjunction with the City of Boston involving Chamber members, volunteers and the Department of Public Works. The...

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Neaa Senior Dodgers Move into Final Four of Tompkins Tournament

The NEAA Senior Dodgers (21u) have moved into the final four for the Lou Tompkins All-Star baseball Tournament of Champions.  In order to get to the final 4, the Dodgers had to come out of a double elimination bracket that consisted of the #1, #4, #5 and #8 seeds. On Tuesday July 30,  the...

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Obituaries 08-06-2013

Rosario ‘Billy’ Balliro Decorated Korean Veteran, Revere Businessman Rosario C. “Billy” Balliro died at his Revere residence following a brief illness on July 23. He was 78 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he attended Boston Schools and entered the US Army during the Korean Conflict in September of 1952, serving...

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Boston Police Public Safety Meeting Set for August 1

July 30, 2013
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Boston Police Public Safety Meeting Set for August 1

District A-1 Boston Police will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The July meeting was cancelled because it fell on the 4th. Police will report on the past thirty days of part one crimes that have occurred...

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Residents Challenge Pinkberry Signage

July 30, 2013
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Residents Challenge Pinkberry Signage

North End residents and the business community are questioning the final signage design and several other items relating to the opening of the new Pinkberry on Hanover Street. Signage seems to be the major concern. The claim is the current exterior sign is not what the neighborhood approved. Both North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)...

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Public Safety Topic at Chamber Meeting

July 30, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, Captain Tom Lee, Sergeant Tom Lema, Detective Chuck Wilson and Stephen Tocco of the Wynn Casino will be the guest speakers at the next North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 at 3:30pm at St. Leonard’s Hall on Prince Street. Other agenda items...

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Feasts Attract Thousands of Visitors

North End feasts are traditions dating back many years. The season started off with several processions of patron saints and from July and August many societies will conduct numerous feasts on Hanover, Battery, North, Fleet, Thatcher and Endicott Streets. Working closely with the City of Boston, the societies have controlled the feasts by closing...

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Salem Street Starting to Look Good

Salem Street refurbishing by the City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) has made a difference to the busy street. Sidewalk repairs and new lighting help improve the appearance of the one-way street that leads to the Old North Church, and there is more to come. DPW is expected to re-pave the street...

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NEAA Senior Dodgers Post Dominant Regular Season

The NEAA Senior Dodgers have a 21 and under team in the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball league. As we approach the end of the regular seasons the Dodgers have clinched first place. The 21u team is 15-1-1 and have been dominant all year. This team won the championship last year and is trying to...

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FOCCP Seeks Better Crossroads Circle

July 23, 2013
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FOCCP Seeks Better Crossroads Circle

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are undertaking  a major task to improve the Crossroads Circle into a mini park with benches, trees, stone walk and some sort of irrigation system. FOCCP have already secured $30,000 from two sources and plans to raise another $50,000 needed to complete the project that will enhance the...

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Officials Support New Proposal for Government Center Garage

July 23, 2013
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Officials Support New Proposal for Government Center Garage

A major multi-million dollar development project on the outskirts of the North End neighborhood at the Government Center Garage has the support of the community’s elected officials. State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Boston City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina have sent letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expressing their support for...

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3 Robberies Reported on Hanover St.

July 23, 2013
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Since the first of the year, there have been three reported robberies on Hanover Street, according to District A-1 Boston Police Sergeant Tom Lema. One robbery occurred at 4:10am in the vicinity of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway by Cross Street. The victim stated that he was going into the North End to eat...

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57 Snow Hill St. Request Denied by Appeals Bd.

A request by James Ferrara to expand the existing roof-top head house at 57 Snow Hill Street was denied by the City of Boston Board of Appeal. Numerous abutters turned out to oppose the proposal for several reasons. The proposal called for an increase of living space from 52 to 245 square feet. Plans...

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