DePasquale Gives Lesson in Restaurant Marketing

April 3, 2012
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When Japan Airlines announced some months back it was going to expand its service from Boston to Tokyo and from Tokyo to Logan as soon as it took possession of the new Boeing 787, a few people listened up carefully and began drawing up their own plans. North End restaurateur Frank DePasquale was one...

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NEWNC Election Announcement

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is holding their annual election on Saturday, May 19, 2012, and all North End/Waterfront residents aged 18 and older are invited to seek election to one of the six seats to be filled. NEWNC is comprised of twelve North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to...

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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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Basketball Banquet a Slam-dunk

Every seat at every table was full for the Annual Nazzaro Community Center Basketball Banquet held at Filippo’s Ristorante. Center Director Carl Ameno was the Master of Ceremony and presented awards to Small Fry participants and to the traveling team players. Both the league and the traveling teams are very popular with the North...

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Obituaries 04-03-2012

Caroline Viscione North End Resident Caroline T. (Mazzaro) Viscione of the North End of Boston died on March 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Sr. ; loving mother of Sammy and his wife, Jenny Viscione of Burlington and the late Francis A. Jr. and his surviving wife, Julie of...

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Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

Leslie Clark is feeling more comfortable in her job thanks to a new shoe that is gaining popularity among health care professionals. A nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, Clark has been wearing Akesso professional footwear for a month and she gives the new product positive reviews. “I said I would give this new...

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Good Neighbor Award presented to Pam Donnaruma

Good Neighbor Award  presented to Pam Donnaruma

Pam Donnaruma (right), publisher of the Post-Gazette at 5 Prince St., is the March 2012 winner of the Good Neighbor Recognition Award, presented by NEWRA Clean Streets Committee member, Janet Gilardi (left).  The monthly award is voted by the committee and given to local businesses and property owners that consistently keep their sidewalk and...

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ZLC Committee Tonight/March 27

March 29, 2012
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ZLC Committee Tonight/March 27

The NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee will discuss three requests at tonight’s (March 27) meeting scheduled for 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. Matteo Gallo has filed a zoning appeal for conditional use to change the allowed use of the first floor from retail store to coffee shop at 236 Hanover...

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Back to Reality with Mark Twain

It was, we are certain, with great difficulty that most homeowners turned their heat on Saturday and Sunday due to the vastly changed weather situation. It is, forecasters predict, a condition appearing certain to continue for much of the week. All is not lost but then, everything about the heat we’ve experienced for the...

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Obituaries 03-27-2012

Lorraine Cefalo-Castiello Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston Lorraine Cefalo-Castiello of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 20 after a brief illness. She was 69 years old. Born in the North End of Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Philip and Rose Cefalo and...

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North End Library Fundraiser

North End Library Fundraiser

“The Magic of Reading” was the theme behind the 3rd Annual Fundraiser for the Friends of the North End Branch Library, held on March 8, 2012 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. It was a magical evening of cocktails, appetizers and big raffle prizes, all to support the neighborhood library. For more information on...

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Residents Call for More Trash Enforcement

March 20, 2012
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Residents Call for More Trash Enforcement

Residents at last week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center had only one thing on their minds, household trash placed out on the street illegally. They claimed it’s getting worse and there is no sign of it getting better unless the City starts to crack down with better enforcement....

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Baseball Season is Just Around the Corner

The sun is out, the fields are dry and baseball season is upon us! The NEAA is still taking registrations for our baseball programs but time is running out! NEAA baseball provides programs for players age 4-19 (age as of 4/30/2012). We start with tryouts for our Major League (ages 9-12) on Saturday March...

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Chaos Just Around the Corner

The transformer fire that plunged nearly the entirety of the Back Bay into darkness last week reveals how fragile our existence is and also how our lives can be altered dramatically in a matter of a few minutes. It also revealed how unprepared all of us are for life without electricity and to what...

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Obituaries 03-20-2012

Anna Zarella North End Resident Anna C. Zarella of Boston’s North End died on March 11. She is survived by her children: Paul M. Zarella and his wife, Rita, Carol A. Regan, Angela Zarella  and her partner, Cynthia Walsh and Michael R. Karnes; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Mary...

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Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

March 16, 2012
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Commercial St. Sewer Repairs to Take Place

A section on Commercial Street between Cross and Richmond Streets will be lined by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission the week of March 19. A majority of the sewers on various streets have already been cleaned and televised to determine their condition. Albanese D&S has been contracted to perform this work. Residents in...

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Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

Cyrus E. Dallin and the Prado Concern

The sculpted likeness of the American patriot Paul Revere should have been the first creation by illustrious sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin.  He arrived in Boston at nineteen unknown and fresh from Utah, with little money in his pocket, looking to make a name for himself. Soon after Dallin entered a local competition searching for...

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Takeout/Valet Parking Supported by NEWRA

March 16, 2012
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A request by David Veo who has filed an application with the Boston Board of Appeal to allow takeout service associated with his plans for a new Sandwich Shop (no seating) in the first floor retail space at 188 North Street received a 17-1 vote of support by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association at...

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DiMasi Going Back to Kentucky Prison

March 16, 2012
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For those of us who have had tremendous losses in our lives, there is no joy in reporting someone else’s demise. For the North End’s Sal DiMasi, this is a month of great strain and heavy loss. The Federal government shipped him from the lock-up in Kentucky to a lock-up in Rhode Island. The...

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NEWRA Comm. Has No Objection to Two Requests

March 16, 2012
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NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee in conjunction with its Executive Committee  have sent letters to the City of Boston Board of Appeal stating they have no objection to two requests presented to them. Tom Hawk has filed a zoning appeal to convert the last remaining commercial space at 100 Fulton Street, Fulton Court...

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Is the Winter Finished?

The clocks have been changed and we’ve gained an hour. The sun is out longer during the day and it comes out earlier in the morning. By all first appearances the cold has been pushed back. It is in a literal retreat. The warmer air of the past few days gives us all the...

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Obituaries 03-13-2012

Salvatore ‘Sully’ Cirino Of Tewksbury, formerly of the North End Salvatore S. “Sully” Cirino of Tewksbury, formerly of Medford, the North End, and Everett, died on March 1. He was 85 years old. A retired Tool and Die Maker at J.W. Moore Co in Everett, he was the beloved husband for 60 years of...

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A Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep

On a rainy and cool Saturday morning a staff person from the Pizzeria Regina on Thatcher Street is shown cleaning the sidewalk and curb in front of the popular eatery. Reportedly, the Regina does this every day. Good Neighbor

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Sheer Genius

Sheer Genius

It’s been two months. You’re due for a haircut. You flip through the latest issue of Vogue, debating which model-esque hairstyle you want to emulate, and call to make an appointment with whatever upscale Newbury Street salon you typically go to. But have you ever thought about the person creating that desirable look you...

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