North End Little Leaguers Capture City Championship

August 30, 2011
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North End Athletic Association’s very successful 2011 baseball season was capped-off by a City League Little League Championship with a 7-3 victory over South Boston. The North End team completed a great run through the league, posting a 4-0 record in the regular season, with no games closer than five run victories. In the...

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Sexual Assault Topic at Public Safety Meeting

August 30, 2011
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It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that the main topic for this Thursday’s (September 1) NEWNC Public Safety meeting with Boston Police will be the recent sexual assault near Garden Court in the North End. A woman told police she was approached by a man who started to talk to her...

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Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Obituaries 08-30-2011

Edith Manni North End resident Edith (Marotta) Manni of Boston’s North End died on August 23. She was 87 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonetta (Gianelli) and Anthony Marotta; loving wife of the late Louis Manni; cherished mother of Verna Manni, Louis Manni, Annette Creelman, Maria Festa and Michael...

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Down to the Wire

August 30, 2011
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Down to the Wire

On September 8, Sal DiMasi will likely learn what his future is going to be about in a Federal courtroom on the Boston waterfront. Will he remain a free man while his case goes to appeal or will he be immediately ordered to jail? How many years will he be sentenced to serve? These...

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Opera Night on the Prado

Opera Night on the Prado

North End Against Drugs received a grant from the Boston Foundation’s My Summer In The City’s funding initiative.  NEAD worked with NEAMPAC and ROC Teen Saturday to put several events during the summer for North End Families, Teens and Seniors.  On July 15th, ROC put on one of their famous Movie Nights in the...

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Clean Streets Committee Looking to Jump-Start Programs

August 23, 2011
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Clean Streets Committee Looking to Jump-Start Programs

Frank O’Brien, Principal Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Works, told residents at NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting that the City is looking into adding additional streets to its posted Mechanical Street Cleaning Program.   “Many residents have requested that DPW add several streets to the program,” O’Brien said. “No parking and one-sided...

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Sexual Assault Sends Ripple of Fear Throughout Neighborhood

August 23, 2011
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The sexual assault near Garden Court and Fleet Street of a woman returning home early Sunday morning is being investigated by the police – who have increased patrols in the neighborhood to allay rising fears. Despite being Boston’s safest neighborhood, the North End has suffered from a long string of sexual assaults during the...

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The Crowds, The Noise, The Congestion, The Laughter and Good Eating are Worth it

With the St. Anthony’s Feast nearly upon us (August 26-28), it is as good a time to take stock of the summer fading away and what it has brought us. It has been a good summer with solid business for nearly all the North End’s many businesses. Especially when one considers the difficulties of...

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Another Assault

The sexual assault over the weekend of a young woman walking home early in the morning of a new day is a reminder to us all that we live in the city and that in the city there are real nut cakes who are unable to control themselves. We are grateful that no one...

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Obituaries 08-23-2011

Phyllis Stevens Of Mission Hill, formerly of the North End Phyllis T. (Albanese) Stevens of Mission Hill, formerly of the North End, died on August 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Lt. Charles C. (BFD). For information and guestbook: www.gormleyfuneral.com. William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600 - Carolina Indiciani Of Medford,...

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Boston Boxing Legend Tony DeMarco Releases Autobiography in North End

Boston Boxing Legend Tony DeMarco Releases Autobiography in North End

Event: Former undisputed Welterweight Champion, Tony DeMarco, receives Man of the Year award and releases his new autobiography. Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011 Time: Approximately 8:45 p.m. Place: Madonna del Soccorso “Fisherman’s Feast”, Fleet St. & Lewis St., North End, Boston MA Many people know him as “The Champ” or simply as Tony. Some...

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Public Restrooms Main Topic at Newra Meeting

Public Restrooms Main Topic at Newra Meeting

One of the agenda items at last week’s NEWRA monthly meeting was public toilets in the community, or lack of thereof. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina was invited to the NEWRA meeting to discuss this issue which residents have reportedly expressed concerns. The Councilor told residents that he wanted to help out but needs...

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North End Pride Week Attracts Hundreds

North End Pride Week Attracts Hundreds

North End Pride Week, despite some weather setbacks, was still another terrific week-long event filled with something for everyone to do or participate in. Hundreds of people turned out for the numerous activities, events and programs. This event is a true North End tradition.

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NEAA Dodgers Teams Make the Playoffs

Sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) the three Dodgers traveling Baseball teams put together a solid 2011 season. Each team played well enough to make the playoffs in the RBI Baseball League sponsored by the Red Sox. Ralph Martignetti who coordinated the Dodgers Baseball Program and coached as well said, ” The...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Obituaries 08-16-2011

Rudolph Celani Of Revere, formerly of the North End  Rudoph F. “Rudy” Celani of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 6. He was the beloved husband of the late Wanda J. (Alunni); father of John of California, Edward and his wife, Eliane of East Boston, Wanda and her husband,...

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North End Family Pride Day a Huge Success

August 9, 2011
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North End Family Pride Day a Huge Success

North End Family Pride Day, part of North End Family Pride Week, was another huge success with hundreds of people showing up for the popular and largest attraction of the seven day neighborhood endeavor. Numerous agencies were represented including North End Against Drugs, North End Community Health Center, Museum of Science, STEP, Save the...

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New Cello Instructor Hired

August 9, 2011
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New Cello Instructor Hired

Emma Davis-Oeth has been hired as the new Cello Instructor at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. “Emma’s enthusiasm, knowledge of teaching and her extensive performance experience will make her a great addition to our school and community,” said Sheri Snow Private Musical Instructor Coordinator. Emma recently finished her Master of Music...

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23 North End/Waterfront Eateries Participate in 2 Week Promotion

August 9, 2011
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More than 200 of the region’s best restaurants including 23 from the North End/Waterfront community will participate in Restaurant Week Boston scheduled between August 14-19 and August 21-26. Diners can take advantage of prix fixe three course dinners for $33.11, three course lunches for $20.11 and two course lunches for $15.11 in Boston’s Historic...

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Snow Hill Wall Demolition Completed

August 9, 2011
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The very heavy downfall didn’t wash out the NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee monthly meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center. Chairperson Anne Pistorio advised the committee of several things that have already occurred and others that are about to happen. She noted that two trees on Snow Hill Street and Cleveland Place...

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Night out Washed Out

Inclement weather dampened the North End National Night Out festivities scheduled in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on Hanover Street. Hundreds of people usually attend this annual event that features everything from a free BBQ to entertainment. Due to other activities scheduled during the week as part of North End Family Pride Week, the...

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Bike Sharing for Boston a Novel Transportation Venture

Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Playoff Round-Up

North End 10-Medfield 3 Spotting Medfield a three run first inning lead the North End came back scoring in every inning but the 1st for a 10-3 victory moving on to the next playoff round versus an 8-2 Newton Central. Starting pitcher Lorenzo Pantaleo struggled in the 1st and 2nd innings but along with...

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