Crime Continues to Drop in North End

December 6, 2011
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Crime Continues to Drop in North End

Crime in the North End continued to drop over the past 30 days according to a District A-1 Boston Police Report presented at a Public Safety meeting held last week in the Nazzaro Community Center. While auto theft went from none to three over this period, larceny from a motor vehicle dropped from twelve...

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Santa Featured in North End Christmas Parade

December 6, 2011
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Santa Claus and his friends are coming to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood to spread Christmas cheer and to participate in the 41st North End Athletic Association Christmas Parade which will venture up and down many local streets. It all starts with the arrival of the jolly old gent by helicopter at 1pm at Puopolo...

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NEWRA Committee Meets Tonight Dec. 6

December 6, 2011
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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Parks and Open Spaces Committee will hold its annual monthly meeting tonight Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Polcari Park, the Prado and other public spaces issues will be discussed as well as the new fence on Snow Hill Street....

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SHINE Offers Assistance with Senior Drug Plan

December 6, 2011
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North End/Waterfront seniors should call ABCD’s “SHINE” Program for free counseling about their Medicare drug plan choices before the Federal Program, deadline for coverage ends on December 7. ABCD “SHINE” recommends seniors get medication coverage and save hundreds of dollars this year. Reportedly, one senior who called “SHINE” was paying $800 a month for...

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Remembering the Past

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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The Occupiers of Boston

The protesters in Dewey Square have been put on notice by the city that their days might very well be numbered. With the onset of winter – and temperatures about to drop – the protesters will be hard pressed to struggle through the difficulties imposed upon by the New England winter. The city has...

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Obituaries 12-06-2011

Anna Benvenuto North End Resident Anna (Diecidue) Benvenuto of Boston’s North End died on November 30. She was 103 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Rose (Graffeo) and Leonardo Diecidue, she was the loving wife of the late Vincenzo Benvenuto; beloved mother of Mary Piazza and her husband, Stephen of Peabody, Rose...

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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

December 2, 2011
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Police Apprehend Vehicle Break-in Thief

Early Saturday morning November 19 at approximately 4:30am Boston Police responded to a call-in report of someone breaking into cars on Endicott Street by smashing in the driver’s side windows. A local resident told police he witnessed the individual in the act and provided police a brief narrative of the incident taking place. The...

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The Longest Ride

December 2, 2011
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The Longest Ride

Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi makes the longest ride of his life beginning late in the evening the 29th or in the early morning on the 30th. He is heading to Lexington, Kentucky, where, on the 30th, he will present himself at the Federal lock-up, give himself up, and begin an 8...

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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

December 2, 2011
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Coppola Receives Good Neighbor Award from the Clean Streets Committee

Johanna Coppola of Margaret Street was recently presented the Good Neighbor Award for helping to keep the North End clean by clearing debris and clutter from the sidewalk and curb in front of her home. Coppola was selected by a closed ballot of several people and businesses that were nominated by the committee or...

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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

December 2, 2011
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Connect Historic Boston Initiative Launched

A Connect Historic Boston Initiative was recently launched by the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service are partnering to design pedestrian and bicycle connections between transit hubs at North Station, Aquarium and State Street Stations and the Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway. Other sites include, Visitor Centers at Faneuil Hall and...

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Obituaries 11-29-2011

Mary DeAngelis Of Medford, formerly of the North End Mary I. (Carbone) DeAngelis of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 21. She was the beloved wife of Euplio DeAngelis; devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis of Medford, Joseph DeAngelis and his wife, Susan, John DeAngelis and his wife, Rosemarie, all of Tewksbury;...

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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

November 22, 2011
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Household Trash/Dirty Streets Topic at Community Meeting

It was one of the largest crowds ever to attend a NEWRA Clean Street Committee monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. The main topics centered around household trash removal and dirty streets. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina attended the neighborhood meeting presenting an item involving a one colored City of Boston trash bag...

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City Hosts Tree Lighting at Prado

November 22, 2011
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Join Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for the 2011 Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 4 at 2:15pm in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Hanover Street across from St. Stephen Church. There will be an appearance by Santa Claus and his Reindeer, Snowmen, Gingerbread men and a host of other holiday...

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No Supermarket on Parcel 2A, B and C

November 22, 2011
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Construction has started on the second of four development parcels in the Bulfinch Triangle between Haymarket Station and North Station. The development reportedly will include retail on the first floor with apartments on several floors above. The first development project “Avenir” adjacent to Canal and Causeway Streets, along with portions of the MBTA’s North...

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Supporting Ricky

Supporting Ricky

Members of the Nazzaro Community Center Youth Program are shown dropping off 100 pounds of food and items and many letters which were sent to local North End soldier Ricky Scimeca who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. “We’re all Proud of you Ricky” was the message

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Thanksgiving 2011

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Obituaries 11-22-2011

John Tomasino Of Revere, formerly of the North End John M. Tomasino of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 13. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Marie (Terrazano) Tomasino with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of John...

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BRA Denies Community Group’s IAG Nominee

November 22, 2011
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So far after several attempts to nominate a person to represent them on the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has failed to do so because the Boston Redevelopment Authority has refused to accept the community group’s nominee for reasons of potential conflict of interest. Reportedly, the NEWRA nominees suggested to...

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North End/South End Soccer Event

North End/South End Soccer Event

On Sunday November 6th over 65 children ages 6 to 10 years old from both the NEAA and South End soccer programs got to gether to play 3 fun game sof soccer at Langone Park.  In an effort to get both of these great, growing programs together on the field, John Romano & Caroline...

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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

November 15, 2011
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Take-out/Beer and Wine Licenses Supported by NEWRA

Pouring rain didn’t stop numerous residents and others from turning out for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) November monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center. While there was a lot of discussion on local issues including committee reports, the Association voted to support two agenda items. By a vote of 22-1 the members...

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North End Beautification Committee Formed

November 15, 2011
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North End Beautification Committee Formed

Hoping to decorate the neighborhood throughout the holiday season, the newly formed North End Beautification Committee is currently soliciting funding and volunteers to join in a mission to preserve and enhance the aesthetic integrity of the historic neighborhood. “We hope to enrich the community through creative and innovative beautification enhancements,” Stephen Passacantilli, a committee...

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North End Teens Support Local Soldier

November 15, 2011
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A collection drive of goods and food, along with 55 personalized cards and letters created by the members of the Nazzaro Center Youth Program was recently mailed to North End soldier Ricky Scimeca who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. “The response to this endeavor was overwhelming,” Center Director Carl Ameno said. Two...

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Election Results

Last week’s citywide election results prove that the times are changing and that the electorate is changing with them. The top two vote-getters in the citywide At-Large race were Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo, two incumbents with extremely varied constituencies throughout the city. Although topping the ticket or coming in second in balloting doesn’t...

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