Thanks for the Beautiful Flowers

September 20, 2011
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Thanks for the Beautiful Flowers

Neighborhood flower boxes cascade into perfection this time of year. Here’s a big, “Thank You!” to the gar­deners who have provided color and beauty for neighbors and visitors to enjoy.

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Hanover Street Take-out Restaurant Supported by NEWNC

September 20, 2011
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Hanover Street Take-out Restaurant Supported by NEWNC

A request by Philip Consolo for zoning relief to change a former Hanover Street bakery (Lyndells) to a small take-out restaurant and a request for a 7-Day Common Victualler License was supported by the NEWNC 7-0 at their monthly community meeting. The new 227 Hanover Street, Hot Tomatoes establishment will also provide delivery and...

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Greenway Hosts 9/11 Remembrance

September 20, 2011
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Greenway Hosts 9/11 Remembrance

NEWNC President Donna Freni, a member of the Greenway Leadership Council, recently updated residents on several topics related to the area located along Boston’s Waterfront. “The Greenway sustained very little damage from hurricane Irene,” she said. “Out of more than six hundred trees, the Greenway lost only four, three next to 125 Summer Street...

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World Car Free Day

September 20, 2011
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September 22nd is World Car Free Day. The event promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance. A car free Boston would be a far different place than it is today. A car free North End...

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Local Liquor Licenses Update

September 20, 2011
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Nonna’s Market, 293A North Street has been closed for about a year. The Licensing Board for the City of Boston has scheduled a hearing on an application to transfer the retail beer and wine license to a location outside of the neighborhood. “If transferred there will be ten retail licenses in the North End/Waterfront...

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Clean Streets Committee Sets Goals

September 20, 2011
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Trash, rodents and enforcement were the words echoing through the Nazzaro Community Center Hall at last week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting. Residents on several occasions expressed their concerns that there is not enough enforcement in the area to stop household trash from being placed out improperly. Rodent control was another issue of...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill

September 20, 2011
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Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing expanded gaming in Massachusetts – that is – 3 casinos and a racino with slots. This is about the best bit of business performed for us by the House in quite some time. There is likely to be a casino at Suffolk Downs in...

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Obituaries 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Nicola Crugnale Of Medford, formerly of the North End Nicola Crugnale of Medford, formerly of the North End, died on September 13. He was the beloved husband of Claurinda (Crugnale); devoted father of Euliana Cardone of Medford; loving grandfather of Alfredo Cardone and his wife, Nicolina and Claudia and her husband, Italo; brother of...

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Student Parking

September 13, 2011
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Student Parking

Prince Street was continuously blocked when college students began moving into the North End.

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On Parade

September 13, 2011
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On Parade

North End Stanley Cup Parade with Boston Bruin Andrew Ference.

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NEWRA Committee Sets Sights on Prado

September 13, 2011
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NEWRA Committee Sets Sights on Prado

It appears that members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee are pleased with the work that the Boston Parks Department is doing with the rebuilding of the Snow Hill Street wall which abuts the DeFillippo Playground. The group expressed some concerns about the drainage in the playground but in...

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Hazmat Truck Route Comment Period Open

September 13, 2011
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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is calling on residents to urge MassDOT to put safety first and ban hazmat trucks from passing through Boston Streets. MassDOT is accepting comments until September 23 on the proposal to re-route these vehicles that residents feel is a public safety problem. Address letter to: Thomas J. Broderick,...

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Boston Police Address Crime Issues in North End

September 13, 2011
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Boston Police Lieutenant of Detectives Chuck Wilson, a former North End resident, told residents at a recent Public Safety meeting that the investigation of the sexual assault near Garden Court was ongoing and there are possible suspects in the case. He also advised residents to take precautions by being aware of their surroundings and...

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DiMasi Paying for His Mistakes

September 13, 2011
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Sal DiMasi will be going away to prison for at least 8 years following his sentencing in Federal District Court last week. His 16 minute “I am a broken man” speech to the court before sentence was announced by Judge Mark Wolf represented just about everything that was wrong about Sal’s defense of his...

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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. It was also a day...

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Sal DiMasi

September 13, 2011
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The trials and tribulations of Sal DiMasi’s life are not so different from our own. We mean that all of us make decisions in our lives about how we will go forward in our lives. Sal made his and must live with them as we make ours and must live with them, too. In...

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Hanover Street Reprise?

September 13, 2011
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Last Thursday marked the first time in its modern history that the entirety of Newbury Street was shut down to automobile traffic in order to host a fashion-fine automobile extravaganza. Herb Chambers, the automobile tycoon and fashion maven, showed what he is all about, bringing to the street about 40 of his finest automobiles,...

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Obituaries 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Louis Ficociello North End resident Louis Ficociello of Boston’s North End died on September 5. He was 83 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Marietta “Mary” (DeAngelis) and Benigno “Benny” Ficociello; cherished brother of Teresa Storella and her husband, Carmine of Medford, Gilda Liggiero of Medford, Evelyn Ficociello of the...

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Thank You, Whole Foods

Thank You, Whole Foods

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) thanks Whole Foods Market on Cambridge Street for heading up the outstanding “Wish-List” fundraiser on Aug. 20 to increase supplies in the ABCD West End Emergency Food Pantry, located in the Boston Public Library at 151 Cambridge St. ABCD NE/WE NSC (West End Senior Center)...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents the North End. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Josh Resnek of the Regional Review. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are...

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The End of Summer

The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Obituaries 09-06-2011

Rose Marie Veloso Of Medford, formerly of the North End Rose Marie T. (Palazzolo) Veloso of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 30. She was the beloved wife of the late Abilio E.; devoted mother of Joseph M. Veloso and Marie N. Veloso, both of Medford and loving grandmother...

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Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Afternoon sun highlights the splash of the fountain, defines the balconies on Long Wharf, and flatters the peo­ple strolling through Christopher Columbus Park. Photographers call this late day light the “golden hour.”

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Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

The North End / Waterfront community showed up in force on Tuesday at the first of four State hearings regarding the proposed re-routing of hazardous material pass-through trucks from downtown Boston to surrounding highways. Although the hearing was on the other side of town at State transportation headquarters, many North Enders came to tell...

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