Witnesses/911 Calls Will Help Resolve Unsolved Homicides

Unsolved homicides in Boston has certainly caught the eye of the general public and an outcry to resolve them can be heard throughout the City of Boston. Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office needs witnesses to come forward or call 911 in order to arrest and prosecute the people responsible for these...

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Boston Is Entitled to Casino Funds

Excluding Boston status as a surrounding community with the $1.6 billion Winn Casino project in Everett by the state Gaming Commission has Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh fuming, and rightly so. The Mayor called the move “a sham” and a snub of all the city taxpayers. We agree. As Walsh stated, “It just shows...

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Mitt. A Democrat?

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A Democrat? (first published in December, 2011 (It probably applies to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as well.) Our guy Mitt has met trouble lately in his...

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North End National Night out

North End National Night out

The 2014 National Night Out held in the North End attracted hundreds of participants to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) during North End Pride Week. Many activities, events and educational programs were held along with a free BBQ.

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Mayor Praises Gun Legislation

August 14, 2014
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The House and Senate made history with the passage of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will make neighborhood, streets and homes safer places to live, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh noted in a prepared statement. “With this legislation, the Commonwealth will once again be a national model for not only the contents of this bill...

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75 New Liquor Licenses Exclude North End

August 14, 2014
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It appears that the North End/Waterfront neighborhood will not be affected by legislation passed on Beacon Hill that would allow 75 new liquor license in the city. The bill, part of a broad economic package, clearly restricts the neighborhood from obtaining any of these new liquor license at this time. The bill also gives...

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Mayor Set Sights on Correcting Unsolved Homicide Cases

August 14, 2014
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In an attempt to deal with the alarming 336 unsolved homicides, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is moving forward to resolve the decade old problem which he inherited. The Mayor is asking police to review the way they probe homicides while the city explores new strategies to break the code of silence in neighborhoods...

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Substance Abuse and Recovery Bill Passes

August 14, 2014
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Substance abuse and recovery legislation has been passed by the Senate and House that will change the way Massachusetts will address and treat addicts and assist families that are dealing with the situation. Senator Anthony Petrucelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz who represent the North End supported the bill. Substance abuse does not discriminate it...

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Clock Stopped Ticking on 4am Closure Plan

August 14, 2014
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The Wednesday, July 31 deadline for passing bills in the state legislature ran out, the clock also stopped ticking on part of a bill that would have created a 4am closure for bars, restaurant and lounges in designated areas in the South Boston waterfront district. Mayor Martin Walsh has and will continue to support...

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Our Opinions

Getting illegal guns off the streets is a must Getting illegal guns off of Boston streets has to be given more priority by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Police Department. Guns are the number one weapon used in homicides, with a high percentage of unsolved murders relating to gun usage. Reportedly, gangs are responsible...

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A Month in the Country

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful...

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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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