Committee Supports Liquor License Transfer

December 25, 2012
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Massimo Tiberi’s plans to purchase Marco’s Restaurant at 233 Hanover Street was recently supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Executive Committee. The purchase requires the transfer of the existing beer, wine with cordials license with no changes to hours of operation, capacity or seating. “After confirming that the applicant had complied with NEWRA...

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Battery St. Resident to Serve on Board

December 25, 2012
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Robyn Reed of Battery Street has been named by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association as their designee to the Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors, according to NEWRA President Jim Salini. Reed, a ten year resident, is a representative of NEWRA and is currently employed as the Associate Dean of Admissions at the School of...

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Salem Street Proposals on Hold

December 25, 2012
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Two Salem Street proposals have been placed on hold until the applicants can present their plans to the community. Reportedly, both sets of plans are being revised and will be discussed at a future North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. NEWNC has already opposed one of the requests...

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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Obituaries 12-24-2012

Rocco Federico Of Malden, formerly of the North End Rocco Federico of Malden, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 18. He was the beloved husband of Carolina (Corsi); devoted father of Angelo Federico and his wife, Tricia of Stoneham and Margherita Federico and her husband, Sergio of Malden; loving grandfather of Rocco,...

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Spirited North End Christmas Parade

December 18, 2012
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Spirited North End Christmas Parade

Hosted by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA), the 42nd annual North End Christmas Parade made its way up and down community streets spreading holiday cheer and handing out candy and balloons. It all started with the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter at Puopolo Park with numerous families awaiting his touchdown. The jolly...

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RUFF Sets Membership and Activity Goals

December 18, 2012
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RUFF Sets Membership and Activity Goals

Many new goals are being established by RUFF for the upcoming months and the community group is seeking new members and current members to participate in future events, programs and fundraisers. Next month’s (January) meeting will be an important month as RUFF is hoping to have members volunteer for several committee positions, according to...

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Council Supports Two Liquor License Transfers

December 18, 2012
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Council Supports Two Liquor License Transfers

Two transfers of beer, wine and liqueurs licenses were approved by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held last week at the Nazzaro Community Center. Represented by Attorney William Ferullo, the Council supported a request by Frank DePasquale to transfer the wine, malt and liqueur license from Gelateria, 272 Hanover...

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Community Group Opposes Endicott Street Roof Deck

NEWRA at its monthly meeting discussed and voted on two requests involving the construction of a roof deck and the addition of a second floor for restaurant space. The association opposed, by a vote of 7-18 vote, a request by Jose Faria for zoning relief to construct a roof deck for private use for...

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A Mobile City Hall

City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Obituaries 12-18-2012

Michael Mercogliano Owner of Mike’s Pastry Michael Mercogliano of Saugus passed away on Tuesday, December 11 surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. The owner of Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End, he was the beloved son of the late Philomena (Caronia) and Michael Mercogliano; loving husband of Annette (Fiorentino) Mercogliano;...

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Buon Natale Stroll

Buon Natale Stroll

Hundreds came out for the *6th Annual Buon Natale North End Holiday Shopping Stroll* on Friday night. The North End retail shops stayed open late and welcomed residents and visitors with refreshments and discounts at over 20 boutiques, galleries and design studios in the neighborhood. The shops were decorated for the holidays and “passports”...

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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

December 11, 2012
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Police Report 30 Day Crime Statistics

For the first time in the past ten monthly public safety meetings there were no loud party complaints by residents to Boston Police. Lifestyle issues like loud party incidents were usually on the lips of residents at these meetings. However, there were concerns regarding breaking and entering numbers which went from two to eleven...

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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

December 11, 2012
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Local Artist Plans Wall Art for Gassy

North End artist Nathan Swain has been working with the Boston Parks Department and other agencies to produce wall art (murals) on the first and second levels of the DeFilippo Playground on Prince and Snow Hill Streets. Currently things appear to be going in the right direction to obtain city approval for the artwork...

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Fulfilling a Mission

Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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The Silent Killer

With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Obituaries 12-11-2012

Luigi ‘Dixie Lou’ Visconti Apostolic Blessing Recipient, Active in North End fraternal and charitable organizations Luigi “Dixie Lou” J. Visconti  of Boston’s North End died on December 4. He was 97 years old. An Army Medic during World War II, ‘Louie’ was a recipient of an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict for his long...

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Committee Discusses Local Parks and Playgrounds Needing Repairs

December 11, 2012
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Much needed repairs to Copps Hill Terrace located between Commercial and Charter Streets was one of several topics addressed at last week’s NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Reportedly, the Terrace, listed on the National Register, is in need of wall repairs, tree pruning and lighting....

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50,000 Lights Illuminate Columbus Park

December 4, 2012
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50,000 Lights Illuminate Columbus Park

Close to a thousand people attended the 10th Friends of Christopher Columbus Park holiday tradition lighting of the park’s trellises at a cost of $25,000. Michael Galvin, The City’s Chief of Public Property, on behalf of Mayor Thomas Menino threw the switch to transform the popular and well used park into a holiday wonderland....

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Local Soccer Teams Compete in South End

December 4, 2012
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Local Soccer Teams Compete in South End

Boys and girls ages 9-11 North End Athletic Association Soccer Teams recently ventured to the South End to compete against teams from that neighborhood. “This is the second time these two neighborhoods have gotten together to played a few games,” NEAA Soccer Director John Romano said. While the North End boys team lost 6-0...

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Committee Addresses Roof Deck Expansion

December 4, 2012
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Proposals to expand a head house and the purchase of a restaurant were discussed at the last NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting held at the Mariners House in North Square. 50 Snow Hill Street, David Thyresson has filed an appeal for zoning relief to expand the existing head house on the roof...

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Lovejoy Wharf Development Public Hearing Held

December 4, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) recently conducted a public hearing at City Hall regarding the development of Lovejoy Wharf proposing the rehabilitation of the existing 160 North Washington Street building into office space and the existing 131 Beverly Street building into residential apartments. The ground floors of the two buildings will continue to be...

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Mayor Menino

No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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