The Expanded Gaming Bill

September 20, 2011
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Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing expanded gaming in Massachusetts – that is – 3 casinos and a racino with slots. This is about the best bit of business performed for us by the House in quite some time. There is likely to be a casino at Suffolk Downs in...

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Obituaries 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Nicola Crugnale Of Medford, formerly of the North End Nicola Crugnale of Medford, formerly of the North End, died on September 13. He was the beloved husband of Claurinda (Crugnale); devoted father of Euliana Cardone of Medford; loving grandfather of Alfredo Cardone and his wife, Nicolina and Claudia and her husband, Italo; brother of...

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Student Parking

September 13, 2011
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Student Parking

Prince Street was continuously blocked when college students began moving into the North End.

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On Parade

September 13, 2011
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On Parade

North End Stanley Cup Parade with Boston Bruin Andrew Ference.

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NEWRA Committee Sets Sights on Prado

September 13, 2011
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NEWRA Committee Sets Sights on Prado

It appears that members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee are pleased with the work that the Boston Parks Department is doing with the rebuilding of the Snow Hill Street wall which abuts the DeFillippo Playground. The group expressed some concerns about the drainage in the playground but in...

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Hazmat Truck Route Comment Period Open

September 13, 2011
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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is calling on residents to urge MassDOT to put safety first and ban hazmat trucks from passing through Boston Streets. MassDOT is accepting comments until September 23 on the proposal to re-route these vehicles that residents feel is a public safety problem. Address letter to: Thomas J. Broderick,...

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Boston Police Address Crime Issues in North End

September 13, 2011
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Boston Police Lieutenant of Detectives Chuck Wilson, a former North End resident, told residents at a recent Public Safety meeting that the investigation of the sexual assault near Garden Court was ongoing and there are possible suspects in the case. He also advised residents to take precautions by being aware of their surroundings and...

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DiMasi Paying for His Mistakes

September 13, 2011
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Sal DiMasi will be going away to prison for at least 8 years following his sentencing in Federal District Court last week. His 16 minute “I am a broken man” speech to the court before sentence was announced by Judge Mark Wolf represented just about everything that was wrong about Sal’s defense of his...

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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. It was also a day...

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Sal DiMasi

September 13, 2011
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The trials and tribulations of Sal DiMasi’s life are not so different from our own. We mean that all of us make decisions in our lives about how we will go forward in our lives. Sal made his and must live with them as we make ours and must live with them, too. In...

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Hanover Street Reprise?

September 13, 2011
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Last Thursday marked the first time in its modern history that the entirety of Newbury Street was shut down to automobile traffic in order to host a fashion-fine automobile extravaganza. Herb Chambers, the automobile tycoon and fashion maven, showed what he is all about, bringing to the street about 40 of his finest automobiles,...

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Obituaries 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Louis Ficociello North End resident Louis Ficociello of Boston’s North End died on September 5. He was 83 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Marietta “Mary” (DeAngelis) and Benigno “Benny” Ficociello; cherished brother of Teresa Storella and her husband, Carmine of Medford, Gilda Liggiero of Medford, Evelyn Ficociello of the...

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Thank You, Whole Foods

Thank You, Whole Foods

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) thanks Whole Foods Market on Cambridge Street for heading up the outstanding “Wish-List” fundraiser on Aug. 20 to increase supplies in the ABCD West End Emergency Food Pantry, located in the Boston Public Library at 151 Cambridge St. ABCD NE/WE NSC (West End Senior Center)...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents the North End. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Josh Resnek of the Regional Review. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are...

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The End of Summer

The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Obituaries 09-06-2011

Rose Marie Veloso Of Medford, formerly of the North End Rose Marie T. (Palazzolo) Veloso of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 30. She was the beloved wife of the late Abilio E.; devoted mother of Joseph M. Veloso and Marie N. Veloso, both of Medford and loving grandmother...

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Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Afternoon sun highlights the splash of the fountain, defines the balconies on Long Wharf, and flatters the peo­ple strolling through Christopher Columbus Park. Photographers call this late day light the “golden hour.”

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Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

Local Residents Voice Opposition at First HazMat State Hearings

The North End / Waterfront community showed up in force on Tuesday at the first of four State hearings regarding the proposed re-routing of hazardous material pass-through trucks from downtown Boston to surrounding highways. Although the hearing was on the other side of town at State transportation headquarters, many North Enders came to tell...

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North End Little Leaguers Capture City Championship

August 30, 2011
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North End Athletic Association’s very successful 2011 baseball season was capped-off by a City League Little League Championship with a 7-3 victory over South Boston. The North End team completed a great run through the league, posting a 4-0 record in the regular season, with no games closer than five run victories. In the...

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Sexual Assault Topic at Public Safety Meeting

August 30, 2011
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It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that the main topic for this Thursday’s (September 1) NEWNC Public Safety meeting with Boston Police will be the recent sexual assault near Garden Court in the North End. A woman told police she was approached by a man who started to talk to her...

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Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Obituaries 08-30-2011

Edith Manni North End resident Edith (Marotta) Manni of Boston’s North End died on August 23. She was 87 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonetta (Gianelli) and Anthony Marotta; loving wife of the late Louis Manni; cherished mother of Verna Manni, Louis Manni, Annette Creelman, Maria Festa and Michael...

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Down to the Wire

August 30, 2011
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Down to the Wire

On September 8, Sal DiMasi will likely learn what his future is going to be about in a Federal courtroom on the Boston waterfront. Will he remain a free man while his case goes to appeal or will he be immediately ordered to jail? How many years will he be sentenced to serve? These...

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Opera Night on the Prado

Opera Night on the Prado

North End Against Drugs received a grant from the Boston Foundation’s My Summer In The City’s funding initiative.  NEAD worked with NEAMPAC and ROC Teen Saturday to put several events during the summer for North End Families, Teens and Seniors.  On July 15th, ROC put on one of their famous Movie Nights in the...

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