NEAD Fundraiser Set for Sterite Rink, January 29

January 3, 2012
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North End Against Drugs (NEAD) is putting together a fundraiser at the Sterite Skating Rink on Commercial Street which will include a good old fashion Bocce Tournament at the cost of $10 per player. Each player will receive a NEAD t-shirt and winners will receive trophies. Teams will be made up of four players...

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Crime Statistics Down for 2011

Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown North End and downtown, saw an approximately 13-percent reduction in violent and property crimes by year’s end as compared to 2010, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 26 of 2011, 2,843 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 3,254 during the...

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Development Will Continue

The North End is poised for another solid year of development and investment. There remains in this neighborhood a great number of older properties owned by longtime North End families which have not yet been rehabbed. In addition, the number of vibrant restaurant, cafe and small specialty stores that dot the neighborhood will not...

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Filene’s Basement

The final death knell for Filene’s basement last weekend is like a stab in the heart for those of us who grew-up with parents who considered Filene’s Basement every bit as good as brand name stores with the most expensive and high quality clothing and accessory items. If you are over 45, most likely...

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Obituaries 01-03-2012

Emilio ‘Red’ Marchionne Recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Bravery Emilio J. “Red” Marchionne of East Boston, formerly of Boston’s North End, died in Revere on December 26. A retiree of the Boston Naval Shipyard and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a  member of the National Association of the...

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NEAA Basketball at the Nazzaro Center

NEAA Basketball at the Nazzaro Center

Who needs the NBA!  The Nazzaro Center and the North End Athletic Association have teamed up once again to provide the neighborhood with one of the best in-house basketball programs in the city.  Bigger and better than previous years, the Small Fry League, as it is generally called, provides basketball for all age of...

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The French Cultural Center’s “A Taste of Bordeaux” Dinner

The French Cultural Center’s  “A Taste of Bordeaux” Dinner

The French Cultural Center (located at 53 Marlborough Street) hosted “Le Tour De France Viticole 2011”, A Taste of Bordeaux on Monday, November 21st , for 130 guests at The Chilton Club. The sold-out  benefit raised funds for the Center’s “Accent on Success” after-school program, providing French language instruction at the elementary level for...

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NEWRA Committee to Address 4 Requests

December 23, 2011
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Four items of request are scheduled for discussion at the next NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting, according to co-chair David Kubiak. In addition, the committee will present brief updates on five matters of concern. The agenda will include the following: Laz Parking is seeking renewal of its condition use permit at the...

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Out with the Old; in with the New

It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-27-2011

Kayla Noel Walsh Everett resident Kayla Noel Walsh of Everett died unexpectedly on December 20 after a courageous battle with chronic illness. She was 22 years old. She was the devoted and caring daughter of Elena Cacciola-Walsh of Everett and Michael Walsh of Westwood; proud sister of Michael and Jenna Walsh, both of Everett;...

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Cooking in the North End: Since 1975, Buonopane Has Been Sharing Her Favorite Italian Recipes

Cooking in the North End: Since 1975, Buonopane Has Been Sharing Her Favorite Italian Recipes

Walk into the cooking section of any bookstore  and you’ll see Marguerite DiMino Buonopane smiling back at you. Buonopane, a legendary chef whom the Boston Herald called “the best cook in Boston’s North End” appears with arms folded on the cover of her own book “The North End Italian Cookbook,” now in fifth all-new...

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Thirty-two New Apartments Approved in North End

December 20, 2011
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Thirty-two New Apartments Approved in North End

All three requests before the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council monthly meeting received an 8-0 vote in favor of the applications. The Council favored zoning relief changes to four North End buildings including 51-53 North Washington Street the site of the former Joe Tecce’s Restaurant for Michele Holdings, LLC. Once the building is complete, all...

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Rep. Michlewitz Appointed Committee Chairman

December 20, 2011
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Rep. Michlewitz Appointed Committee Chairman

House Speaker Robert DeLeo has appointed State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose district includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Election Laws. “I am truly honored to be named Chairman of the Election Laws Committee. I am excited to start working with the committee and to take on this new...

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Committee Calls for More Trash Enforcement

December 20, 2011
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Discussions on setting some priorities and goals for NEWRA Clean Streets Committee kept going in circles as the committee could not create any objectives. Household trash placement, dirty streets and much needed enforcement by the City of Boston Code Enforcement took up most of the discussion throughout the community meeting that only attracted about...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Obituaries 12-20-2011

Stanley Gizzi Of Melrose, formerly of the North End Stanley A. Gizzi of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died on December 12. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Betty J. (Darrah) Gizzi; devoted father of Patricia Coburn of Melrose and Dennis M. Horgan and his his wife Carolyn of Wakefield;...

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North End Christmas Parade Attracts Hundreds

December 13, 2011
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North End Christmas Parade Attracts Hundreds

The holiday spirit was flowing and children’s faces were glowing when Santa Claus arrived at Puopolo Park by helicopter to participate in the 41st Annual North End Christmas Parade presented each year by the North End Athletic Association. Hundreds of North Enders residents and former North End residents and friends turned out for the...

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City Funding Requested for Park Repairs

December 13, 2011
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City Funding Requested for Park Repairs

Several topics were discussed at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Committee chair Ann Pistorio reported that the Snow Hill wall is finally completed and the City has started excavation for the new Tot Lot in DeFilippo playground which should be completed...

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Thirty-two Housing Units Supported by NEWRA

December 13, 2011
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Thirty-two Housing Units Supported by NEWRA

Michele Holdings LLC by a slim vote of 15-13 received support from the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association to create 32 units of housing in four different buildings in the North End. The site includes: 55 Cooper Street, 57-59 Cooper Street and 45-51 North Washington Street, formerly Joe Tecce’s Restaurant. Space will be made for...

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Clean Streets Committee to Set Goals

December 13, 2011
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Priorities and goals will be the topic of discussion at tonight’s (12/13/11) NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting. The Committee has many items on their plate and they have been working hard to make some headway on many fronts. Chairman David Grant has asked members to present goals and priorities at the Tuesday, December...

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Businesses Call for Extended T Hours

December 13, 2011
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Boston bars and restaurants are calling for late-night weekend T schedules to beef-up business. They believe businesses are missing out on millions of dollars worth of customer spending when the T shuts down at midnight on weekends. Lawmakers are reportedly being pushed to extend subway service to 2am with the idea of the extended...

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The End of Occupy Boston

Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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Obituaries 12-13-2011

Thomas Malvarosa, Sr. Of Dorchester, formerly of the North End Thomas M. Malvarosa, Sr. of Dorchester, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on November 2. A Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department employee for more than 13 years, he was the beloved husband of Thomas M. Malvarosa, Jr. of Dracut, Nancy A. and her...

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Two North End Students Win Best-in-show at Recent Prestigious Furniture Competition

Two North End Students Win Best-in-show at Recent Prestigious Furniture Competition

Budding custom furniture makers Charles Ambriano, 21, and Juan Pablo Blanco, 28, took top honors in two different furniture making categories at the 16th annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show held recently in Providence, Rhode Island. Ambriano’s hand crafted drum table (shown) was awarded Best in Show for a traditional furniture piece created...

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