Baseball Opening Day: a Grand Slam

May 2, 2012
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Baseball Opening Day: a Grand Slam

It was Opening Day last Saturday for the North End Athletic Association 2012 Baseball Season. Two Minor League and games were played before the official ceremony took place and two Major League games were played following the ceremony. This season the league honored the late Robert “Bobby” Simboli for his many years of service...

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Community Celebration Held in Prado

May 2, 2012
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Community Celebration Held in Prado

Hundreds of people turned out for the North End Community Celebration of the placement of the Paul Revere Statue, its sculptor Cyrus Dallin and the historical park the community has labeled the “Prado”. The idea of this neighborhood and historical event started with a suggestion by David Kubiak and members of the NEWRA Parks...

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Crime Watch: the Topic at Next Public Safety Meeting

May 2, 2012
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A North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council/Boston Police District A-1 will conduct a community public safety meeting on Thursday May 3 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting is geared toward police presenting crime figures from the past 30 days, make suggestions on crime prevention and listen to the neighborhood...

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Delivery Schedules Must Be Timed Properly

There are very few things more aggravating to residents and business owners on Hanover Street than deliveries made by trucks off-loading goods after 12:00 p.m. And it isn’t just Hanover Street. It is Salem Street and a half dozen streets where restaurants need to be resupplied by their vendors. The trucks making such deliveries...

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Aaron Michlewitz

The recent fundraiser held in the North End for the friends of Representative Aaron Michlewitz was a great success. Hundreds of his friends and neighbors attended. The crowd was an eclectic mix of  North End residents – old and young, men and women, lifelong North Enders and newcomers, the well to do and those...

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Obituaries 05-01-2012

Frank ‘Duke’ DeLuca North End Resident Frank “Duke” J. DeLuca of Boston’s North End died on April 19. He was 94 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Antonio DeLuca and Rosina Ciacia; loving companion of many years of the late Sabatina “Santa” Devito; beloved brother of Marco Lerra and the...

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Marathon Weekend

April 24, 2012
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Marathon Weekend

Local families took advantage of the warm weather during the Marathon weekend visiting the kid’s play area at Langone Park.

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Several Beer/Wine Licenses Sought

April 24, 2012
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Tonight’s (4/24/12) North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee monthly meeting has four agenda items relating to beer and wine licenses, opening of an ice cream store and take-out for a new restaurant. Information obtained from this committee meeting will be referred to NEWRA’s monthly committee meeting scheduled for Thursday May 10...

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North End Restaurant Week Attracts Thousands

April 24, 2012
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North End Restaurant Week Attracts Thousands

“A huge success”. That is the way North End Chamber of Commerce Chairman Frank DePasquale described the 2012 North End Restaurant Week which attracted thousands of patrons to this very popular yearly event. “The total effort put into Restaurant Week was overwhelming and the results were overwhelming as well,” DePasquale said. “The North End...

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Residents Register Trash Complaints at Public Meeting

April 24, 2012
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Residents Register Trash Complaints at Public Meeting

Like District A-1 Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee, Assistant to the Department of Public Works Commissioner Frank O’Brien, was hammered by residents at the NEWRA Public Safety Committee meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center last week. Instead of crime, O’Brien was the target of what residents called dirty streets and sidewalks relating to...

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The Future of Hanover Street

Much has been talked about throughout the neighborhood recently about what exact changes will be coming to Hanover Street before the end of the decade. Important here is that nothing has gone beyond the discussion level so far and should not without all parties who find Hanover Street important to their lives having a...

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Obituaries 04-24-2012

Philip Lamonaca Of Randolph, formerly of the North End Philip A. Lamonaca of Randolph, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 17. He was 72 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Joseph and Linda (Fusco) LaMonaca; loving husband of Bridget (McBride) LaMonaca; beloved father of Lisa Blakely and her...

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Invasion of the Greenway, by Pillows

Invasion of the Greenway, by Pillows

Beds around the world went pillow-less last weekend. Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day, and in cities from London to Taiwan, parks filled with flash mobs armed with the seemingly innocent household object in every shape size and color. Bostonians celebrated the invasion of fluff and feathers on the North End’s Rose Kennedy Greenway-...

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Community Group Supports Two Requests

Community Group Supports Two Requests

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association gave broad support to two new businesses planning to open in the North End. The group also heard legislative reform proposals regarding the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and management of the Greenway parks. The membership meeting was held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Nazzaro...

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Community Election Set for May 19

April 17, 2012
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It’s that time of the year again for the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council to conduct its annual community election. This year, six of twelve council seats are open for two-year terms. Elections will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Saturday May 19 from 9am-2pm. All ballots will be...

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Residents Call for North End Crime Watch

April 17, 2012
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Stemming from a recent North End Public Safety meeting, where residents expressed concerns regarding what they called a deteriorating quality of life situation, called for more police in the neighborhood. Captain Thomas Lee Commanding Officer of District A-1 Boston Police quickly responded with the request and placed extra police officers on Hanover Street. At...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

This year marks the 237th year of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012...

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Obituaries 04-17-2012

Carmen ‘Shorty McDuff’ Magnotta Of Everett, formerly of the North End Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta,...

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Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

The honeymoon is over in the North End for the newly assigned Boston Police District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee. At the April 5, 2012 neighborhood public safety meeting, approximately 70 residents and business owners erupted in a chorus of complaints regarding deteriorating quality of life conditions. An out-of-control St. Patrick’s Day in the North...

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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

April 10, 2012
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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

Dr. James McCarthy is the ninth president of Suffolk University who began his tenure at Suffolk on Feb. 1. He came to the university after serving for five years as provost and senior vice president at Baruch College of the City of New York. He is first and foremost an academic with a Ph.D....

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Historic Event Planned in the Prado April 29

April 10, 2012
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A historic event is in the planning stages to honor the famous sculpture Cyrus Dallin who created the statue of Paul Revere riding his horse located in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) located between St. Stephen Church and the Old North Church. This special event will be held in honor of Dallin’s contributions to...

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Neighbors Up in Arms over Noise and Other Matters

Last week’s monthly public safety meeting was packed with residents abhorrent of the type of behavior spawned by rowdies who leave some of the neighborhood’s bars from time to time being very noisy and urinating on the sidewalks. It appears that the city’s closure of Southie’s bars early in the day on the St....

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Obituaries 04-10-2012

Ralph ‘Rara’ Ruzzo North End Resident Ralph “Rara”Ruzzo of Boston North End, died on April 2. He was 66 years old. He was the beloved husband of Olympia M. (Ciampa) Ruzzo; loving father of Ralph P. Ruzzo Jr. and his wife, Janet and Roseann Ruzzo, all of Revere; cherished brother of Domenic Ruzzo of...

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New England Aquarium’s New Look

New England Aquarium’s New Look

If you visit the New England Aquarium (NEAQ) next fall you might be surprised to find a sand tiger shark, Myrtle the green sea turtle, and 800 different fish residing in the penguin exhibit. You will not, however, find any penguins. They will be at an off exhibit facility in Quincy, while the inhabitants...

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