Obituaries 08-12-2014

Louis ‘Gigi’ Capozzi North End Resident, formerly of Revere Louis A. “Gigi” Capozzi of the North End of Boston, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on August 3. He was the beloved husband of Florence ( Sarno) Capozzi with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; loving father of Claire Marrone and her husband, Dennis...

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First Sunday

First Sunday

The First Sunday Afternoon at the Park for Families and Friends will be hosted by the American Heritage Foundation on the Greenway with games for kids, special guests, live music, free ice cream and a walk through the Greenway, Columbus Park, Faneuil Hall Market Place and the Waterfront. For details email info@armenianheritagepark.org.

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Philip’s Salon Receives Good Neighbor Award

August 8, 2014
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Philip’s Salon Receives  Good Neighbor Award

Philip’s Salon on Hanover Street has been selected by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has received the August “Good Neighbor” Award for their work in helping to keep the North End clean by sweeping the area in front of the Salon and removing trash and debris. For several years, NEWRA, has been selecting...

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Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert

August 8, 2014
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Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert

Essex Harmony, an auditioned Danvers-based mixed chamber specializing in “Singing School” early American choral music and contemporary American choral music, founded in 2006, will perform at the next Old North Foundation Songs of Liberty Concert. The musical group will perform an exciting and poignant William Billings music that includes song selections that demonstrate the...

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NEAA/Hill House Little League Ousted in Semi-finals

August 8, 2014
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Although the NEAA/Hill House 10-year-old Little Leaguers won their way into the Mayor’s Cup baseball tournament semi-finals, they found themselves against a very strong South End team and were eliminated in a must win game 8-4. The team earned their way into the semi-finals posting a 1-1 record before losing in the one game...

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Numerous Activities Scheduled for Pride Week

August 8, 2014
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There are still many free activities and programs planned for the rest of the week as part of North End Against Drugs 25th annual North End Family Pride Week which includes North End Family Pride Day on Sunday, August 10 starting at 12 noon. Activities that are planned are a movie night, a jamboree,...

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Give Veterans a Shot at Working

Providing summer jobs in the building trades for gang members in partnership with the unions has many drawbacks despite all the rhetoric put forth by Mayor Martin Walsh. “Operation Exit” which is designed to eventually place these known gang members into apprenticeships in the building trades will not deter crime as the Mayor and...

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If Everything Falls into Place, Boston Should Host Summer Olympics

Mayor Martin Walsh has set his sights on having Boston named as the host city of the 2024 Summer Olympics and is actively promoting the city with the governing body USOC, which makes the ultimate decision on what city will be selected. Reportedly, the mayor’s administrative staff is committed to gain a full understanding...

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Mayor Endorses Arroyo Candidacy

Former Boston City Councilor and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo has been endorsed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in the race for Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court. Arroyo is one of six candidates including incumbent Patty Campatelli on the ballot for the Democratic Party’s primary election scheduled for September 9....

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Miracles Do Happen

Dear Editor: Two and a half years ago I was in a coma for five days following surgery. After the fifth day I woke up to find my family were all there. They were the ones who told me what had happened. I was in total disarray. While I was in Intensive care I...

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The Society of San Rocco Procession

The Society of San Rocco Procession

The Society of San Rocco held their 2014 procession on Sunday, July 20th through the streets of Boston’s North End. Portuguese dancers from Rancho Folclorico de Peabody accompanied the procession as did the Roma Band and Northeast Italian Band.

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BWSC Scheduling North End Repairs

August 2, 2014
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Starting late August or early September, Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will begin major improvements to drains, sewers, excavated repairs, non-excavated repairs, point repairs, pipelining placement and lining repairs throughout many North End streets. The project could run until 2015 and cost millions of dollars to complete. While BWSC plans to do everything...

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NEWNC Member Pushes for July Public Safety Meeting

August 2, 2014
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The July 3 Boston Police North End Public Safety Committee monthly meeting was canceled because police had too much to do dealing with Fourth of July activities, North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chairperson David Marx has made numerous attempts to have the meeting rescheduled to another day in July, to no avail....

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North End Family Pride Week Set for August 4-10

August 2, 2014
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A wide range of free activities and events have been scheduled for this year’s 25th North End Against Drugs/Nazzaro Community Center North End Family Pride Week in memory of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo, a NEAD Board member and community activist. It all starts on Monday, August 4 and concludes with North End Family Pride...

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Public Library Returns Fence to Blacksmith’s Family

August 2, 2014
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Several years ago, (2007) an ornate iron fence surrounded the North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. During renovations of the library, the iron fence built by blacksmith George D’Addario and donated to the library was taken down to create garden space based on community input. The fence was stored at the Central Library on...

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National Night out to Be on August 5

August 2, 2014
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A great community event National Night Out (NNO) will take place at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) with a wide-range of free activities and a BBQ. Each year North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the Boston Police coordinate NNO as part of NEAD’s North End Family Pride Week. Tuesday, August 5 neighborhood activities also...

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North End Family Pride Week Has Something for Everyone

During the week of Monday, August 4 to Sunday, August 10 North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will conduct its 25th annual North End Family Pride Week at various venues throughout the North End, cumulating with the North End Family Pride Day on Sunday, August 10 at Langone Field. The seven day community event has...

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BWSC Major North End Project Needs Community Cooperation

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is planning major repairs and improvements on numerous North End streets in the near future. Like the mechanics street cleaning program imposed by the city, residents will need to pay attention to dates, times and locations of these projects before they occur and be prepared to move vehicles...

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Downtown View: Citizen Bob

You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t want anyone...

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Madonna Delle Grazie

Madonna Delle Grazie

The statue of Madonna Delle Grazie was presented on Sunday July 13th at the annual procession in Boston’s North End.

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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

July 25, 2014
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BWSC Planning Major Repairs in North End

A major sewer and drain improvement project is being planned in the North End by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), according to Irene F. McSweeny, P.E. Director of Construction. She outlined the three phase project at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting and will do the same at the North...

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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

July 25, 2014
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NEWNC Opposes Hanover Street Restaurant Relocation

A request by Charles Berry, manager of 204 Hanover Street LLC, to change the occupancy at 204 Hanover Street from one apartment, one office and one store, to two apartments and one restaurant, with basement use was opposed by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s monthly meeting held in the Nazzaro...

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City Officials/police to Cleanup Gassy

July 25, 2014
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After several visits to the DeFilippo Playground (Gassy), Boston Police and the Parks Department have indicated both physical changes and removing undesirables from the public space are needed, according to Nicole Leo of the Mayor’s Office. She also claimed that Mayor Walsh has been briefed and has requested something be done. For some time,...

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Two Apps Available to Make Parking Easier

July 25, 2014
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Finding a parking spot in the North End could get a bit easier now that a company called Haystack has launched a mobile app that lets Apple iOS and Android users buy and sell street parking spaces in real time. The system offers new hope for motorist looking for hard to find parking on...

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