Obituaries 10-30-2012

Rose Lunetta North End Resident Rose (Rossetti) Lunetta of the North End of Boston died on Octobert 16. She was the loving mother of James and his wife, Gina Lunetta of Virginia and loving sister of Evelyn Capone of Winchester and the late Mary DiGiovani, Frank Rossetti, Angelina Gallardo, Esther Gomes, Benny Rossetti, Connie...

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Eliot School Celebrates 300th Anniversary

October 23, 2012
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Eliot School Celebrates 300th Anniversary

Hundreds of students, families, facility, friends and elected officials were on hand last Saturday at the Prado and the school’s play area to celebrate the popular school’s 300th anniversary and their eventual movement to the North Bennet Street School for additional class space.

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Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

October 23, 2012
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Bronze Unveiled in Honor of Champ Tony DeMarco

It was a terrific day for the North End as one of its native sons, Tony DeMarco former Welterweight Champ of the World (1955), was immortalized with a bronze statue placed at the entrance to the neighborhood where the champ lived on Fleet Street. Many of DeMarco’s friends, family, fans and local residents turned...

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Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Taranta Restaurant Owner Honored During Latino Heritage Month

Owner and Chef of Taranta Restaurant in the North End, Jose Duarte, was honored last week during a City Hall Celebration to mark Latino Heritage Month. The event marked the end of Latino Heritage Month in Boston and was sponsored by At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo inside the City Council Chambers. During the celebration,...

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No Developer Selected for Parcel 9

October 23, 2012
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A developer for the vacant parcel known as Parcel 9m has not yet been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) according to NEWRA co-chair of Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee David Kubiak. Parcel 9 is located between the North End Park and the Haymarket Pushcart Vendors area, bound by Surface Artery, Hanover,...

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Boston Public School Goals

At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Obituaries 10-23-2012

Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso ith whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife, Marllina...

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Five Requests on ZLC Committee Agenda

October 23, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee at tonight’s (10-23-12) monthly meeting has five agenda items open for discussion. The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. The tentative agenda includes… 93 Endicott Street, Jose Faria, seeks zoning relief to construct a roof deck on the 4-story building for...

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Question 3

October 23, 2012
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North End residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical...

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One Canal Place Supermarket Stalled

October 23, 2012
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Trinity Financial Inc., the developer of the One Canal Place in the Bulfinch Triangle has not been able to reach an agreement with the supermarket to take over the first floor retail space in the proposed apartment building, according to a NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report. “The developer must obtain a lease...

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Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Columbus Day Activities at the Park

Hundreds of kids of all ages celebrated Columbus Day at the namesake waterfront park, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The scene included a very fun (and just the right length) parade around the park with community leaders and lots (and lots) of families.) FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines introduced...

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Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

Boxing Champ Tony DeMarco Bronze Unveiling Set for Oct 20

A landmark event will take place in Boston’s North End on Saturday October 20, 2012. There, at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street, at 1 p.m., a bronze of Welterweight Champion Tony DeMarco will be unveiled. A favorite son of the city of Boston, Tony DeMarco grew up on Fleet Street in...

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District A-1 Reports Crime Statistics

October 16, 2012
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Crime is apparently down in the North End over the past year according to District A-1 Boston Police report that clearly lists a drop from 189 to 160 reported crimes. During the month of September 2012, there was a substantial decline in larceny from motor vehicles from 20 to 4. Auto theft was also...

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Physician Prescribed and Assisted Suicide

October 16, 2012
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North End residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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Eliot School 300th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

October 16, 2012
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A kick-off celebration for the Eliot School’s 300th Anniversary will be held in the Prado, Charter Street and in the school yard on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 5pm (rain date Sunday, October 21). Hosted by the Eliot Family Council, the free event will include games, food, bake sale, crafts, raffle and a...

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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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