Community Group Supports Two Requests

Community Group Supports Two Requests

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association gave broad support to two new businesses planning to open in the North End. The group also heard legislative reform proposals regarding the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and management of the Greenway parks. The membership meeting was held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Nazzaro...

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Community Election Set for May 19

April 17, 2012
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It’s that time of the year again for the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council to conduct its annual community election. This year, six of twelve council seats are open for two-year terms. Elections will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street on Saturday May 19 from 9am-2pm. All ballots will be...

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Residents Call for North End Crime Watch

April 17, 2012
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Stemming from a recent North End Public Safety meeting, where residents expressed concerns regarding what they called a deteriorating quality of life situation, called for more police in the neighborhood. Captain Thomas Lee Commanding Officer of District A-1 Boston Police quickly responded with the request and placed extra police officers on Hanover Street. At...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

This year marks the 237th year of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012...

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Obituaries 04-17-2012

Carmen ‘Shorty McDuff’ Magnotta Of Everett, formerly of the North End Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta,...

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Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

The honeymoon is over in the North End for the newly assigned Boston Police District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee. At the April 5, 2012 neighborhood public safety meeting, approximately 70 residents and business owners erupted in a chorus of complaints regarding deteriorating quality of life conditions. An out-of-control St. Patrick’s Day in the North...

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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

April 10, 2012
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New Suffolk University President Nurturing Academic Excellence

Dr. James McCarthy is the ninth president of Suffolk University who began his tenure at Suffolk on Feb. 1. He came to the university after serving for five years as provost and senior vice president at Baruch College of the City of New York. He is first and foremost an academic with a Ph.D....

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Historic Event Planned in the Prado April 29

April 10, 2012
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A historic event is in the planning stages to honor the famous sculpture Cyrus Dallin who created the statue of Paul Revere riding his horse located in the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) located between St. Stephen Church and the Old North Church. This special event will be held in honor of Dallin’s contributions to...

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Neighbors Up in Arms over Noise and Other Matters

Last week’s monthly public safety meeting was packed with residents abhorrent of the type of behavior spawned by rowdies who leave some of the neighborhood’s bars from time to time being very noisy and urinating on the sidewalks. It appears that the city’s closure of Southie’s bars early in the day on the St....

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Obituaries 04-10-2012

Ralph ‘Rara’ Ruzzo North End Resident Ralph “Rara”Ruzzo of Boston North End, died on April 2. He was 66 years old. He was the beloved husband of Olympia M. (Ciampa) Ruzzo; loving father of Ralph P. Ruzzo Jr. and his wife, Janet and Roseann Ruzzo, all of Revere; cherished brother of Domenic Ruzzo of...

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New England Aquarium’s New Look

New England Aquarium’s New Look

If you visit the New England Aquarium (NEAQ) next fall you might be surprised to find a sand tiger shark, Myrtle the green sea turtle, and 800 different fish residing in the penguin exhibit. You will not, however, find any penguins. They will be at an off exhibit facility in Quincy, while the inhabitants...

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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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