Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

Leslie Clark is feeling more comfortable in her job thanks to a new shoe that is gaining popularity among health care professionals. A nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, Clark has been wearing Akesso professional footwear for a month and she gives the new product positive reviews. “I said I would give this new...

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Good Neighbor Award presented to Pam Donnaruma

Good Neighbor Award  presented to Pam Donnaruma

Pam Donnaruma (right), publisher of the Post-Gazette at 5 Prince St., is the March 2012 winner of the Good Neighbor Recognition Award, presented by NEWRA Clean Streets Committee member, Janet Gilardi (left).  The monthly award is voted by the committee and given to local businesses and property owners that consistently keep their sidewalk and...

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ZLC Committee Tonight/March 27

March 29, 2012
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ZLC Committee Tonight/March 27

The NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee will discuss three requests at tonight’s (March 27) meeting scheduled for 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Matteo Gallo has filed a zoning appeal for conditional use to change the allowed use of the first floor from retail store to coffee shop at 236 Hanover...

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Back to Reality with Mark Twain

It was, we are certain, with great difficulty that most homeowners turned their heat on Saturday and Sunday due to the vastly changed weather situation. It is, forecasters predict, a condition appearing certain to continue for much of the week. All is not lost but then, everything about the heat we’ve experienced for the...

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Obituaries 03-27-2012

Lorraine Cefalo-Castiello Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston Lorraine Cefalo-Castiello of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 20 after a brief illness. She was 69 years old. Born in the North End of Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Philip and Rose Cefalo and...

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North End Library Fundraiser

North End Library Fundraiser

“The Magic of Reading” was the theme behind the 3rd Annual Fundraiser for the Friends of the North End Branch Library, held on March 8, 2012 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. It was a magical evening of cocktails, appetizers and big raffle prizes, all to support the neighborhood library. For more information on...

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Residents Call for More Trash Enforcement

March 20, 2012
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Residents Call for More Trash Enforcement

Residents at last week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center had only one thing on their minds, household trash placed out on the street illegally. They claimed it’s getting worse and there is no sign of it getting better unless the City starts to crack down with better enforcement....

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Baseball Season is Just Around the Corner

The sun is out, the fields are dry and baseball season is upon us! The NEAA is still taking registrations for our baseball programs but time is running out! NEAA baseball provides programs for players age 4-19 (age as of 4/30/2012). We start with tryouts for our Major League (ages 9-12) on Saturday March...

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Chaos Just Around the Corner

The transformer fire that plunged nearly the entirety of the Back Bay into darkness last week reveals how fragile our existence is and also how our lives can be altered dramatically in a matter of a few minutes. It also revealed how unprepared all of us are for life without electricity and to what...

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Obituaries 03-20-2012

Anna Zarella North End Resident Anna C. Zarella of Boston’s North End died on March 11. She is survived by her children: Paul M. Zarella and his wife, Rita, Carol A. Regan, Angela Zarella  and her partner, Cynthia Walsh and Michael R. Karnes; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Mary...

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Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

March 16, 2012
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Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

A section on Commercial Street between Cross and Richmond Streets will be lined by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission the week of March 19. A majority of the sewers on various streets have already been cleaned and televised to determine their condition. Albanese D&S has been contracted to perform this work. Residents in...

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Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

The sculpted likeness of the American patriot Paul Revere should have been the first creation by illustrious sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin.  He arrived in Boston at nineteen unknown and fresh from Utah, with little money in his pocket, looking to make a name for himself. Soon after Dallin entered a local competition searching for...

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Takeout/Valet Parking Supported by NEWRA

March 16, 2012
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A request by David Veo who has filed an application with the Boston Board of Appeal to allow takeout service associated with his plans for a new Sandwich Shop (no seating) in the first floor retail space at 188 North Street received a 17-1 vote of support by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association at...

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DiMasi Going Back to Kentucky Prison

March 16, 2012
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For those of us who have had tremendous losses in our lives, there is no joy in reporting someone else’s demise. For the North End’s Sal DiMasi, this is a month of great strain and heavy loss. The Federal government shipped him from the lock-up in Kentucky to a lock-up in Rhode Island. The...

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NEWRA Comm. Has No Objection to Two Requests

March 16, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee in conjunction with its Executive Committee  have sent letters to the City of Boston Board of Appeal stating they have no objection to two requests presented to them. Tom Hawk has filed a zoning appeal to convert the last remaining commercial space at 100 Fulton Street, Fulton Court...

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Is the Winter Finished?

The clocks have been changed and we’ve gained an hour. The sun is out longer during the day and it comes out earlier in the morning. By all first appearances the cold has been pushed back. It is in a literal retreat. The warmer air of the past few days gives us all the...

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Obituaries 03-13-2012

Salvatore ‘Sully’ Cirino Of Tewksbury, formerly of the North End Salvatore S. “Sully” Cirino of Tewksbury, formerly of Medford, the North End, and Everett, died on March 1. He was 85 years old. A retired Tool and Die Maker at J.W. Moore Co in Everett, he was the beloved husband for 60 years of...

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A Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep

On a rainy and cool Saturday morning a staff person from the Pizzeria Regina on Thatcher Street is shown cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the popular eatery. Reportedly, the Regina does this every day. Good Neighbor

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Sheer Genius

Sheer Genius

It’s been two months. You’re due for a haircut. You flip through the latest issue of Vogue, debating which model-esque hairstyle you want to emulate, and call to make an appointment with whatever upscale Newbury Street salon you typically go to. But have you ever thought about the person creating that desirable look you...

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Bernard O’Rourke Promoted to Police Headquarters: Replaced by Captain Thomas Lee in District A-1

Bernard O’Rourke Promoted to Police Headquarters: Replaced by Captain Thomas Lee in District A-1

Bernard O’Rourke, longtime Boston Police Captain of District A-1 including the North End, has been promoted to BPD headquarters as Assistant Chief to Superintendent William Evans, in charge of all 2,400 uniformed officers throughout all 11 city districts. Bernie O’Rourke has about 35 years with the Boston Police, 18 years in District A-1 and...

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Commercial Trash Pick-up Times Discussed

March 8, 2012
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While discussions centered around a Home Rule Petition that would regulate commercial trash collection times throughout the City of Boston, no official suggestions were determined at a recent Boston City Council hearing. The Home Rule Petition was filed by Councilors Felix Arroyo and Mike Ross based on numerous complaints by residents, including North End/Waterfront...

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Thirty Local Eateries Participate in Upcoming Restaurant Week

March 8, 2012
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Thirty North End/Waterfront eateries are participating in Restaurant Week Boston, more than last year’s participants. Restaurant Week takes place March 18-23 and March 25-30 and features, prix fixe three course dinners for $33.12, three course lunches for $20.12 and two course lunches for $15.12. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity....

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The Winter That Wasn’t

The Winter of 2012 is almost history and there has been virtually no snow, no freezing cold for weeks at a time, no parked cars buried in the drifts nor are their mounds of trash buried in the ice that usually collects along the gutters and on the sidewalks. All of this translates into...

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Sal in Rhode Island

Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi has requested the court to consider his request to make his recent transfer to a federal facility in Rhode Island a permanent thing. Why not, we wonder? What would be the problem with allowing Sal to be in a Rhode Island lock-up instead of being in a...

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