Representative Michlewitz Endorses Richie for Mayor

June 26, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie has picked up the endorsement of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz whose district includes the North End/Waterfront community. “Charlotte is clearly the most qualified candidate in the field,” Michlewitz noted. “Her wealth of experience in the legislature, the Menino and Patrick administrations and in the non-profit world makes her uniquely...

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NEWRA Members Elect Officers

June 26, 2013
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At their June monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected officers. Once again Stephen Passacantilli was elected President, Philip Frattaroli was elected Vice-President and John Pregmon was elected Secretary. NEWRA is an elected community group that consists of twelve members.  

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Chamber Rekindles “Little Italy” Theme

June 26, 2013
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The North End Chamber of Commerce has rekindled the use of the label “Little Italy” on their taxi-top advertisement and official stationary. The Chamber is also planning a thirty-second commercial with the theme “My North End” for Comcast. The commercial will highlight what the North End businesses have to offer featuring various people and...

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It’s Time to Tackle Trash Problems

There are several Boston neighborhoods that would like to enjoy a three day trash pick-up that the North End has in place, but constantly abuses the perk. Household trash is consistently placed out on the sidewalks illegally by residents who could care less. At times there are televisions, refrigerators, mattresses, furniture, beer bottle cases...

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Don’t Forget to Vote-Today

Today, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 is the special election to replace former US Senator John Kerry in Washington DC. The eventual winner will serve a two-year term until the regular six-year term election is held. The Regional Review urges all Massachusetts registered voters to make the time to get to the polls to cast...

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NEAA Dodgers Ready to Defend Title

The NEAA Senior Dodgers (21u) opened defense of their Lou Tompkins All-Star Championship by thumping both Acton and Winthrop this weekend. The Dodgers opened in Acton and handed them a sound 7-1 loss. Greg Bilikas pitched 6 innings allowing only one hit and one walk. His pitching dominance was backed with rock solid defense...

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St. Anthony of Padua Procession

St. Anthony of Padua Procession

In celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast Day, a procession was held from Saint Leonard Church through the streets of Boston’s North End. Over four hours, the statue of Saint Anthony was carried on the shoulders of dedicated worshipers accompanied by the music of the North End Marching Band. At the end of the procession,...

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Feast Move Gets No Blessing from NEWNC

June 18, 2013
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Feast Move Gets No Blessing from NEWNC

A proposal to move Saint Joseph’s Feast from Hanover Street, where it has always been held, to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) was not supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Based on many abutters opposition for numerous reasons and the Society’s inability to provide a plan for the layout of the Prado,...

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Tigers Win 2013 Playoff Championship

June 18, 2013
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The Tigers, after winning the 2013 North End Athletic Association Divisional Championship, followed up their impressive regular season performance capturing the league’s playoff crown. “The Tigers looked like the best team in the league right from the start of the season,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti said. “Winning a championship is a great feeling...

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Callahan Tunnel Rehab Project Meeting June 20

June 18, 2013
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An information meeting will be held by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project. The project, which will have traffic impacts, includes rehabilitation of the tunnel’s deck, curb line, gutters and replacement of the wall panels. MassDOT project staff will present details and preliminary schedule information at the public...

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Chamber of Commerce Moving in the Right Direction

It appears that the North End Chamber of Commerce is moving forward in the direction of a diversified business group to promote the community in many ways, both in a business point of view and with a good working community relations agenda. The Regional Review has noted on several occasion that community residents, groups...

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Cleaner Streets Pilot Program

Keeping the North End sidewalks and curbs clean consistently is a monumental task to say the least. However, this could change for the better, at least for another few weekends, as the North End Beautification Committee, the North End Chamber of Commerce and MSA Mortgage Company have teamed up and hired two people to...

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Santa Maria Di Anzano Italian Religious Procession Held

Santa Maria Di Anzano Italian Religious Procession Held

Kicking off the first summer 2013 procession in Boston’s North End was the Societa Santa Maria di Anzano. The Italian religious procession was held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 starting at St. Leonard Church and continuing through the neighborhood streets to be honored by devotees. The procession coincided with the Festa Nazionale della Reppublica...

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Crime Rate Remains Down

June 11, 2013
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Crime Rate Remains Down

City of Boston District A-1 Police reports indicate that the crime rate in the North End is down for the fifth consecutive month. Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee reported that the North End once again has the lowest percentage of part one crimes than any other neighborhood throughout Boston. There were no reports of...

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Development Projects Filed with the BRA That Will Effect the North End

Development Projects Filed with the BRA That Will Effect the North End

Yet another development project that will change Boston’s skyline has been filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Last week, HYM Investment Group filed plans to replace the 11-story Government Center Garage with a with a 45-story apartment building and a 48-story office tower, a 24-story apartment building, a 23-story hotel and condominium building,...

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Three Voting Items on NEWRA Agenda

June 11, 2013
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A full agenda of the North End/Waterfront/Residents’ Association (NEWRA) monthly meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, June 13 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371-373 Hanover Street is seeking to transfer the malt, wine and cordial license from the now closed Nick’s Famous Deli, 66 Cross Street to Strega...

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NEWRA Pleased with Open Spaces Proposals

June 11, 2013
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Rachelle Revere Park, in North Square, funding for repairs has been placed in the 2014 City Budget according to Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina The announcement was made at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held last week at the Nazzaro Community Center. The MassDOT lot on Richmond...

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Tigers Capture Division Championship

June 11, 2013
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Coached by Dom DiCenso, the Tigers clawed their way to the 2013 North End Athletic Association Majors Divisional Championship. “The Tigers just put everything together each game,” NEAA Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti said. “The team’s overall performance resulted in a Divisional Championship.” “It was a great season for the Tigers players and their coaches,”...

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Much Needed Clean-Up Program Underway

A much needed Pilot Clean-Up Program has been established by the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC), the North End Chamber of Commerce and MSA Mortgage Company. The new crew will be cleaning up the neighborhood on Friday and Saturdays from 8am to 12pm. Working with the City of Boston Public Works Department the twelve-week...

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NEWRA Seeks New Membership

North End/Waterfront residents are encouraged to become members of NEWRA, a non-profit community agency dedicated to preserve the quality and life-style of the neighborhood. NEWRA meets monthly and has several committees including Zoning, Licensing and Construction, Parks and Open Spaces, Executive and of course membership which this article is all about. Numerous topics of...

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Welcome

Welcome

Owner Chef Lee Napoli is shown at Bread & Butter Bakery/Café, the North End’s newest business located at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets.

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Arroyo Secures Ballot Spot for Mayor

June 4, 2013
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Arroyo Secures Ballot Spot for Mayor

The City of Boston Elections Department has verified that Felix G. Arroyo has officially made the ballot for the Mayoral election that will take place on September 24 of this year. Arroyo’s campaign submitted 8,434 signatures, of which over 3,000 have been certified as registered voters in Boston, passing the mark to have his...

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Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up

June 4, 2013
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Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up

The North End is a busy district with all the restaurants, cafes, shops and historical sites but community streets and curbs are usually full of debris. In an effort to combat this situation, the North End Beautification Committee (NEBC) has developed a twelve-week pilot program that kicked-off on Memorial Day. The pilot program is...

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Spring Fling Gala Benefits Eliot School

June 4, 2013
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The Eliot School will hold a fundraiser “Spring Fling Gala” to support the school’s programs, interventions and enrichment that enables students to achieve academic excellence and build character and self-confidence that results in positive contributions to the community. Always an amazing evening, the event features a full course meal, a DJ and a bevy...

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