Hundreds Participate in North End Christmas Parade

Hundreds Participate in North End Christmas Parade

Sergeant Tom Lema with participants at the North End Christmas Parade.

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7-eleven No-show at NEWNC Meeting

December 17, 2013
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7-eleven No-show at NEWNC Meeting

Operators of the new 7-Eleven, 340 Hanover Street were asked to attend last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting to discuss their Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval for signage at the store formerly occupied by the White Hen Pantry but they were a no-show. Some Council members were not pleased that 7-Eleven...

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7-Eleven Outdoor Signage Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

December 17, 2013
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7-Eleven Outdoor Signage Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

Unlike not showing up for last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting, a representative from a contractor hired by 7-Eleven did in fact attend the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting also held last week. The representative explained what the outdoor signage would be at the new 7-Eleven at 240 Hanover...

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Callahan Tunnel Closure Set December 31

December 17, 2013
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MassDOT is preparing for the closure of the Callahan Tunnel for the full rehabilitation of its deck down to the steel supports (floor beams) and the pouring of a new deck. Other repairs that will take place will include the interconnected curb, which includes air exchange vents and the replacement of all the wall...

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Help Support St. John School

A benefit dinner fundraiser for St. John School will take place in January. One-hundred percent of the profits will be used to purchased equipment and repairs at the parochial school located in the North End. The benefit dinner will be held at Bricco’s Restaurant on Hanover Street hosted by DePasquale Ventures and the school...

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Just Dial 911 for Help!

Boston Police need cooperation and assistance to make the neighborhood safe place to live and work in. Residents can help police battle crime in the North End/Waterfront community by dialing 911 whenever a crime is witnessed that disturbs the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood. Calling 911 can also save a life, report a...

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Obituaries 12-17-2013

Dolores Paturzo Retired Revere Police Department Coordinator Dolores M. “Dee” (Ventola) Paturzo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on December 9 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 70 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, the daughter of...

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RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

RUFF Conducts Another Cleanup

Here are a few photos from RUFF’s last park pick up. Members met Saturday morning and spent about 2 hours cleaning up the park. With all the action the park has seen, the gravel has shifted from the back of the park to the front, creating bare spots. Participants grabbed shovels and buckets and...

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7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll

Nineteen local boutiques, galleries, designer studios and sweet shops are participating in the 7th Annual Holiday Shopping Stroll in the North End on Friday, December 6, 6-11 pm. Explore neighborhood stores to find unique gifts for loved ones. The retail venues are diverse and personalized, and make an effort to sell distinct items. “If...

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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

December 2, 2013
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Residents Call for Trash Time Change

North End/Waterfront residents are clearly indicating that a change in the neighborhood’s trash system needs to be changed. Last week a petition, with almost 800 signatures of local residents, was presented to Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina by North End resident and business owner Toni Gilardi calling for a change in the time household...

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Proposed Cycle Track to Bring Bike Lanes up to Sidewalk Level

The North End “cycle track” proposal was presented this week to move the current bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue off the road and elevate them to be flush with the pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bike lanes will be replaced with a 10-foot wide, 2-way colored pathway along the waterfront side of...

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Changing North End Trash Time Has Merit

Changing the time frame for placing trash out is not only a good idea, it’s a terrific one. Currently, household trash is placed out after 5pm on the day before pickup, leaving trash out for 13 hours before it gets picked up. The change calls for residents to begin placing out household trash on...

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Councilor Yancey Heading the Wrong Way up a One-way Street

It’s crystal clear that school bus drivers organized and participated in an illegal contract strike on October 8 creating a public safety issue through the City of Boston and its school system. To boot, the school bus drivers did it without warning sending parents into a frenzy worrying about their children. Now Boston City...

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Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Fight Against Cancer

Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Fight Against Cancer

Michelle Deveau, the Nazzaro Center’s Youth Worker, was the driving force in a bake sale/fundraiser that the center’s youth and a bunch of volunteers held as part of their Halloween party this past October 31st.  As a dedicated advocate of cancer research, Michelle and her family annually host a huge fundraiser at the Orient...

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NEWRA Committees Expresses No Objection to Three Requests

November 25, 2013
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting (Nov. 19) involved discussions on two items, a transfer of a beer and wine license and development of projects at the Boston Garden, 80 Causeway Street and the redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Modern Pastry Shop, 263 Hanover Street, John Picariello and Sara McGee have...

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Prince St. Restaurant Seeks to Extend License

November 25, 2013
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Artu Restaurant, 6 Prince Street, Nancy Frattaroli has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the licensed hours for non-live entertainment to 2am. No other license or business changes have been requested. The owner seeks to extend operation of one television and taped background music from 1am to 2am,...

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Wild Duck Expands Storage Space

November 25, 2013
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The Licensing Board for the City of Boston has approved a request by Sal DiGirolamo, manager of The Wild Duck, 92-96 Salem Street to expand the all alcohol beverage retail establishment into the basement to increase storage capacity. The store has operated without storage space or with limited storage, necessitating the use of retail...

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Cooper Street Legal Occupancy Change Requestedby

November 25, 2013
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Patricia Trodella is attempting to change the legal occupancy at 28-30 Cooper Street from a two family to a three family dwelling, allowing legal use of the first floor as a residence. Prior to a damaging fire a couple of years ago, the first floor commercial space and the second floor comprised of a...

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Community Groups Support Plans for Seasonal Outdoor Patio

November 25, 2013
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North End resident and businessman Frank DePasquale has purchased the restaurant formerly called Ida’s and the buildings at 2 Mechanic Street and 11 Board Alley. Plans down the road are to renovate the existing residential buildings for short term residential use. Apparently, the buildings are in dire need of repairs. DePasquale has also filed...

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A North End Dog Park Is Needed

RUFF, Responsible Urbanites For Fido,, is gathering support for the possibility of having a dog park on Parcel 12 just off Commercial Street. The need for a dog park has become a must situation that has to become a reality because pet-owners really have no place for their dogs to run and play and...

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North End Loud Parties Need to Be Eliminated

The recent Hanover Street loud party incident where three people were arrested on several charges is not the first incident of nasty people urinating from fire escapes and/or rooftops. There is even one incident of people tossing beer bottles at Boston Police Officers responding to loud parties being conducted by college students and young...

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NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

November 19, 2013
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NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Tom Tinlin told residents at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting that his department does investigate fraudulent handicap spots and placards and reports them to the proper authorities. The commissioner also addressed several parking issues including visitor’s parking, commercial parking, valet parking, signage and other related issues...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in the North End that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral...

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North End Committee Planning Beautification/holiday Event

November 19, 2013
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Members of the North End Beautification Committee are working with local shopkeepers to put together their annual tree planting event on Cross Street in conjunction with the North End Christmas Stroll. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Caffe Paradiso and a visit by Santa is also expected. The committee is hoping to...

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