Eliot School 300th a Reason to Celebrate

The Eliot School is the oldest public elementary school in the United States – and it is among the best with a strong commitment by many hundreds of parents of North Enders who have attended the school over the years or who are attending right now and who will attend in the years to...

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The Patriots

We are watching the undoing of the Patriots this year. With each loss comes the disbelief that this is happening as the Pats are not supposed to lose. Yet, despite the losses this year, they are tied with the Jets and playing the Jets next weekend for first place! In the end, it is...

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Obituaries 10-16-2012

Grace DeInnocentis Of Malden, formerly of the North End Grace C. (Damiano) (Savini) DeInnocentis of Malden, formerly a long-time resident of the North End, died on October 9. She was the devoted wife of the late Gaetano “Guy” Savini and Angelo DeInnocentis; mother of Sandra Robson of Revere, Stephanie Savini of Malden, and the...

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Two North End girls brought their pet gold fish to the Blessing of the Animals.

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Copps Hill Burial Ground Restoration

October 9, 2012
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Copps Hill Burial Ground Restoration

An update on the restoration of Copps Hill Burial Ground, that is flanked by three North End streets and a housing development, was presented at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Kelly J. Thomas of the Historic Burial Grounds Initiative Design...

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Residents Express Concerns Regarding Community Disturbances

October 9, 2012
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Residents Express Concerns Regarding Community Disturbances

The September monthly North End Public Safety meeting with District A-1 Boston Police was cancelled due the primary election, the Nazzaro Community Center was the polling site. The cancellation left a sixty day gap in the reporting of crime statistics and an opportunity for residents to express their opinions, make suggestions and pick-up first...

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Trade School Relocation Moving Forward

October 9, 2012
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It appears that in eleven months or so, North Bennet Street School will have all the paperwork signed and its design prepared and should be able to move into its new place of business on North Street. The longtime North End Trade School, once it is said and done, will move into the old...

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Of Canines and Things

A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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Obituaries 09-10-2012

Salvatore Orlando Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End Salvatore Orlando of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on September 29. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Mercurio and Grazia (Misuraca) Orlando; loving brother of Vito Orlando and his wife, Maria...

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At-large City Councilor Connolly Offers His Own Redistricting Plan

October 9, 2012
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Last week the Boston Public School Department released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in the North End but At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has released his own plan. Last week, John Connolly offered an alternative to BPS’s plan. Connolly met with State...

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Great Day at Apple Crest

October 2, 2012
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Great Day at Apple Crest

Just over 50 North End Against Drugs Family Members journeyed to Apple Crest Farms in New Hampshire to go on our Annual Apple Picking Trip. The sun was shining and it was not too hot so the weather was perfect.  Besides picking apples there was so much to do.  Some kids picked out their...

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Councilor LaMattina Applauds RUFF

October 2, 2012
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Councilor LaMattina Applauds RUFF

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, at the monthly meeting of RUFF, praised the group of concerned North End dog owners for their tireless efforts to work with other dog owners and residents to address related issues to help to make things better in the neighborhood. Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF) have a reported membership...

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Public Safety Meeting October 4

October 2, 2012
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Residents are encouraged to attend this Thursday’s Public Safety meeting with Boston Police. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center with representatives from District A-1 Police, who will update residents on crime statistics over the past 30 days. The last meeting scheduled in September was cancelled due to the...

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FOCCP Presents Columbus Day Celebration

October 2, 2012
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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host a Columbus Day Celebration in the park featuring official ceremonies and a family kid-friendly day of events. The day begins with a parade through the park starting at 10am, followed by a ceremony at the statue of Christopher Columbus at 11am with Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli....

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Mayor Vetoes Amended Redistricting Plan

The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 was vetoed by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact and the North End would have remained in his...

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BPS Releases Several Proposals for Redistricting School Zones

The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools. BPS will present its findings and share the propsal at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6pm-8:30pm) at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St., Charlestown. Under the new school choice...

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Columbus Day

Monday the 8th is the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15th Century explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He...

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Register to Vote

Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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The Patriots and the Red Sox

For a few minutes Sunday afternoon, it appeared as though the Patriots were going to tank the way the Red Sox have managed to lose 90 games this year. The Red Sox started off as potential champions only to end up at the bottom of the standings in nearly every way. The Pats, who...

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Pilates in the Park

September 25, 2012
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Pilates in the Park

Over 200 people attended the 2nd Annual Pilates in the Park on Saturday, September 8th in the Rose Kennedy Greenway in front of the North End. Hosted by Jennifer Phelan Pilates and sponsored by ZICO Coconut Water this free community class highlighted Phelan’s award- winning Pilates Fusion workout. Gifts were donated by ZICO Coconut...

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Former North Ender Honored for Heroic Act

September 25, 2012
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Former North Ender Honored for Heroic Act

The former North Ender responsible for saving dozens of lives during a terrible fire on Chelsea Street in East Boston back in April was honored recently at the State House for his heroism. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray presented Paul Antonino, 53, of Wakefield with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery...

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Local Eateries Help Make Restaurant Week a Success

September 25, 2012
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Local Eateries Help Make Restaurant Week a Success

Two hundred and four restaurants, including twenty three from the North End/Waterfront, participated in Summer Restaurant Week with over three million in restaurant revenue generated throughout the cities and towns that participated in this popular promotion. In addition to the restaurant revenues complied last August, twenty thousand dollars was raised for charitable partner, Melmark...

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Cooper Street Resident Arrested

September 25, 2012
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A North End man was recently arrested and charges with drugs and firearm possession. A series of other charges were also levied on the Cooper Street resident. Boston Police had received information from multiple sources that the suspect was involved in dealing large amounts of marijuana and cocaine. A drug purchaser, after being stopped...

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The Great Cannoli Robbery

September 25, 2012
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Just when we think we’ve been through everything life has to offer, there comes the robbery of a cannoli from Bova’s Bakery on Salem Street. Without going into particulars, let it be said here that no one, absolutely no one needs to grab a long sharp knife and threaten anyone in Bova’s for a...

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