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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Obituaries 08-09-2011

Ralph Squillante Barber and Talented Percussionist Ralph Squillante of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 2 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, the son of the late Alfonso and the late Mary (DiMicchilo) Squillante, he was a US...

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It Was Not All Business: The North End Dodgers Took Time out from the Lafesta Baseball Exchange for a Little Fun

August 2, 2011
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It Was Not All Business: The North End Dodgers Took Time out from the Lafesta Baseball Exchange for a Little Fun

The North End Dodgers (13-15 year olds) Baseball team traveled to North Adams to participate in the 21st Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange, a two game series both home and away. The North Adams team will travel to the North End the first week in August for two games at Puopolo Park during North End...

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Four Public Meetings Scheduled on Routes for Hazmat Vehicles

August 2, 2011
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Following several public meetings a City of Boston study and numerous comments and letters sent to MassDOT, four public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the possible City of Boston’s proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material route on city streets. The City’s proposal to ban hazmat cargo vehicles from Boston’s streets, unless they have business on...

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House Passes Sales Tax Holiday Legislation: Tax Free Weekend Set for August 13 and 14

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz this week joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving legislation that would allow a state sales tax holiday on August 13th and 14th of this year to encourage consumers to shop at local businesses across the state. “With folks across the Commonwealth continuing to struggle through...

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Regarding Our National Government and Our Fragile Financial Lives

There is a very real and compelling connection between our financial lives as individuals and families and that of the national government. In the modern age, we individuals are only as strong as our national government. If the national government is weak, we are weak. If it is in debt and nearly broke –...

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North End Wins Final Regular Season Game 4-3

It’s the playoffs for the North End All Star team that finished the Suburban League with a 6-4 regular season record, good enough to be the number 2, 3 or 4 seed from their region. The North End avenged an early loss to Braintree and bounced back with a 4-3 win. Braintree scored in...

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