Three Requests on ZLC Committee Agenda

October 18, 2011
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Three requests will be discussed at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting. A new owner is seeking to take over G’Vanni Restaurant located at 2A Prince Street and is seeking the transfer of the business and C.V. Malt and Wine License with Cordials to operate at the same location. Frank DePasquale...

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Crime Statistics Down 15% in North End

October 11, 2011
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Crime Statistics Down 15% in North End

District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Bernard O’Rourke told North End/Waterfront residents, at a recent Public Safety Committee meeting, that crime in the neighborhood was down fifteen percent on a year to year basis. He also pointed out that residents need to call 911 immediately for police to respond in a timely manner. See something…Say...

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Columbus Day Parade and Other Activities Held

October 11, 2011
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Columbus Day Parade and Other Activities Held

The parade was held on this side of the Summer/Callahan Tunnels this year with the annual parade making its way through the North End/Waterfront community. Before the parade the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park held many activities at the popular public facility. Some of the activities included games, face painting and much more.

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Memorial Dedication Held in Honor of the 1st Italian American Boston Patrolman Killed in the Line of Duty

October 11, 2011
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Memorial Dedication Held in Honor of the 1st Italian American Boston Patrolman Killed in the Line of Duty

A special memorial dedication was held last week in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in honor of Patrolman Andrew B. Cuneo who back in 1921 was the first Italian American Boston Police Officer killed in the line of duty attempting to disarm a man of Hanover Street. While in the North End, Officer Cuneo...

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NEWNC Monthly Meeting Set for October 12

October 11, 2011
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Tomorrow night’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting (Oct. 12) agenda includes a presentation by Boston Water and Sewer Commission on an upcoming project in the neighborhood. The community meeting will also contain three voting items. Hanover Street Nominee Trust has filed applications with the City of Boston Board of Appeal seeking to subdivide...

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Steve Jobs

The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. The i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was not...

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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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