Thanksgiving 2012

This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate free fall of price values has seen stabilization and housing...

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Committee to Discuss Four Agenda Items

November 20, 2012
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Four agenda items are scheduled for review and discussion at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee  November 27 monthly meeting scheduled for 7pm at the Mariners House, 11 North Square. 1.Head house extension plans. 2.The procedures involved in the purchase a restaurant. NEWRA policies on liquor licenses and neighbor notification...

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The Younger Seniors Halloween Party

The Younger Seniors Halloween Party

On Wednesday 10/31 Ida DePasguale and her team held a Halloween Party for over 50 members of the club. In attendance were State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli. A wonderful luncheon with food from Spinelli’s and a huge cake from Mike’s Pastry and a costume contest were part of the festivities....

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Local Mom, Nazzaro Center Team Up for Charity

Local Mom, Nazzaro Center Team Up for Charity

North End resident and Nazzaro mother Maria Shea teamed up with the Nazzaro Center to raise $2,000 for the Red Sox Foundation, the entity set up by the baseball team which supports, amongst other things, the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Institute. Ms Shea signed on as one member of the Red Sox team...

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Controversial Proposal Withdrawn at Next Community Meeting

November 13, 2012
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A controversial proposal relating to 3 Wiget and 92-96 Salem Street will be withdrawn at the December 11 Zoning Board of Appeal public hearing in an attempt to work with abutters who have registered numerous verbal and letters of opposition. Surprisingly, the owner’s representative made the announcement at last week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association...

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Council to Address Six Requests

November 13, 2012
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Six agenda items will be discussed and possibly voted on at the next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. NEWNC President Stephen Passacantilli encourages all residents to attend and express their opinions or to just learn of...

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NE Voters Helped the Democrats Win

The North End was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Sixty-three percent of North End voters supported Obama over Romney during the...

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Veteran’s Day

This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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This Weekend

Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is quickly approaching. There are two events this week that can get us into the Christmas spirit and help with some unique gifts. On Wednesday, Tom Kershaw and the Beacon Hill Civic Association are hosting the annual Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering on Wednesday night starting at...

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A Good Proposal

The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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Obituaries 11-13-2012

Carlo ‘Carlino’ Caso Of Medford, formerly of the North End Carlo “Carlino” Caso of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End and Passo di Mirabella, Italy, died on November 6. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Rachela Divina (DeSimone); son of the late Samuele and Maria (Moscaritolo) Caso; devoted father of Mary...

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

A couple of future North End firefighters attended the RUFF/Kids  Halloween Party.

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North End Withstands Brunt of Sandy

November 6, 2012
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North End Withstands Brunt of Sandy

Unlike other parts of the East Coast which was battered by Hurricane Sandy, the North End/Waterfront community was spared any real damage, injuries or reported deaths. Other than a tree uprooted on Hanover Street and some heavy surf pounding on the Waterfront the neighborhood escaped the wrath of Sandy. The Hanover Street tree incident...

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Councilor LaMattina’s District Largely Intact After Redistricting

The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. The North End, East Boston and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Councilor LaMattina/Police Praised by Residents

November 6, 2012
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Attendance at the monthly Boston Police District A-1 Public Safety meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center continues to grow. Last week’s public meeting drew about 50 residents that were provided crime statistics over the past 30 days. Residents asked many questions and make several suggestions to Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee, Sergeant Tom...

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V. Cirace and Sons Announce New Wine Tasting Room

V. Cirace and Sons, the award winning North End liquor store, recently added a new wine tasting room that offers full service seating, table service and pairings of fresh Italian foods. Lisa Cirace and her brother Jeff, third-generation owners of the popular North Street location, added the room because the wine tastings became so...

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Halloween

Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween.  Thousands of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoods to threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhoods.  We...

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Speaking of Sandy

Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Obituaries 11-06-2012

Frank ‘Frankie Pep’ Pepicelli North End Resident Frank A. “Frankie Pep” Pepicelli of the North End of Boston died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the loving long time companion of Roberta “Bobbie” Moriaty of Dorchester and loving father of Joseph and his wife, Anna Pepicelli of...

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Nice Day for a Ride…lunch

Nice Day for a Ride…lunch

Motorcyclist parked their motorcycles in the North End on a Saturday afternoon to have lunch.

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Boston Blooms : Friends of North End Parks to Fund 10,000 Daffodil Bulbs

Boston Blooms : Friends of North End Parks to Fund 10,000 Daffodil Bulbs

Boston will bloom, next  Spring with its Greenway resplendent in daffodils and crocuses, later a cornucopia of perennials and their colors thanks to the efforts of Mayor Thomas Menino, his “Boston Blooms” program and hundreds of volunteers and funding from the North End “Friends of North End Parks” (FOTNEP). City Parks throughout Boston are...

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Neighborhood Group Wants Representation

October 30, 2012
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Last September the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) advertised the Request For Proposals for planning services associated with the development of a new waterfront plan and Municipal Harbor Plan for the downtown waterfront area and for re-zoning of the corridor along the Greenway. Reportedly, the BRA received proposals in October and expects to select a...

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Friends to Hold Casino Night Fundraiser

October 30, 2012
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It’s that time of the year when the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) put together its annual fundraiser to support park projects throughout the year. This year FOCCP have organized a “Casino Night” at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Harbor View Ballroom with a cocktail hour, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, gaming...

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Working Sessions to Be Held on Noise Ordinance

October 30, 2012
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Responding to his constituents concerns regarding loud noise parties and disorderly groups in the North End, Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has filed an Ordinance relating to noise control in the City of Boston. North End/Waterfront residents have been complaining for a long time about the loud parties in apartments and rooftops that continue...

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