Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   Boston Barber Company celebrate its 10th anniversary Boston Barber and Tattoo Company, a popular business located on Salem Street recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of doing business on Salem Street. Owned and operated by local resident Bob Dello Russo, the business has professional staff located in a modern atmosphere. Boston...

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Maneuvering Fire Equipment Through North End Streets Can be Difficult

North End streets pose some problems with fire apparatus to maneuver, not only because of weather, cars jumping sidewalks on one lane streets, double parking on main streets and probably the biggest obstacle is parking on corners. The above mentioned impedes Fire Fighters from maneuvering their vehicles to get to a building to deal...

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Veterans Should Not Be Ignored for Any Reason

Veterans Assisting Veterans, an advocacy group, have slammed Massachusetts Democrats on National TV for supporting illegal immigrants while veterans are still in dire need of critical services. An open letter to the Herald sparked the advocacy group to speak out for veterans needs of all kinds. The letter singled out: US Senators Elizabeth Warren,...

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Frank DePasquale Honored

Frank DePasquale Honored

On February 27, 2017, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association held its annual Awards Dinner celebrating five leaders in the industry, including Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures as Restauranteur of the Year. A North End power-house, DePasquale is best known for his exceptional and award-winning North End restaurant concepts that include Bricco, Mare Oyster Bar and...

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Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is in danger of losing a substantial portion of its state funding but officials are meeting with the hope of maintaining the current funding structure. According to a front page story in Friday’s Boston Globe, the Greenway could lose 40 percent of its funding which is roughly $2 million...

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A Celebration in Style:Robert Dello Russo Marks His 10th Anniversary at Boston Barber & Tattoo

A Celebration in Style:Robert Dello Russo Marks His 10th Anniversary at Boston Barber & Tattoo

By Cary Shuman Robert Dello Russo is the owner, operator, and master barber at Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. at 113 Salem St. in the North End. He is proud to hold all three titles and rightfully so. Under Dello Russo’s creative and innovative guidance, Boston Barber & Tattoo has emerged as the busiest...

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Greenway Celebrates 8th Successful Year

By Phil Orlandella On February 23, 2009, the Greenway Conservancy began maintaining and programming. The well-used and very popular open space celebrated its eighth anniversary with staff, friends and uses under spring like conditions. Over the years, the Conservancy has provided many activities, events for the public to enjoy, like children’s programs, a play...

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North End Eateries Participating in Dine Out Boston

By Phil Orlandella A total of nineteen eateries from the North End, Waterfront and Beacon Hill are participating in this year’s Dine Out Boston sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) in partnership with American Express. This is the 16th year of Dine Out Boston and many Boston restaurants are providing...

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North End Demolition Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held tonight, March 7 at 7 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover Street, 60 Cross Street and 53 Salem Street in the North End. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the...

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Senator Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing

By Phil Orlandella Senator Joseph A. Boncore has been named Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing by Senate President Stan Rosenberg. Senator Boncore, whose district includes the North End, said “I am honored to chair this committee.” He noted, “It will be a great opportunity to work on the needs of both Greater...

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Registration Underway for Teen Summer Jobs

By Phil Orlandella Boston teenagers seeking a summer job can now register online at www.Youth.Boston.Gov. according to Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. She noted the following requirements: must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston, must turn 15 years old on or before Friday, August 18, 2017, cannot...

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Nempac Returns to Bijou de la Vida Gallery

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Concert Series will return to the intimate Bijou de la Vida Gallery in the North End for their final concert of the season, titled Embracing the Ethereal: A Musical Journey of French and Minimalist Works, on Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Bijou...

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St Francis House Flea Market and Bake Sale Set for April 7

North End Friends of St. Francis House will be having its Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale to support the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter.  The event will be on Friday, April 7th from 8am to 6pm and Saturday, April 8th from 9am to 1pm at the Nazzaro Center. So clean out your closets, storage units and cellars and donate...

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Improv Asylum to Host N.E.A.D. Vacation Family Show

The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street will once again host an awesomely funny Family Improv Comedy Show for North End Against Drugs (NEAD) during April School Vacation. This years’ show will be on Wednesday, April 19th at 12 Noon to 2pm.  Pizza will be served from 12 Noon to about 12:45pm. Seating for the...

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North End Library Upgrade Completed

A comprehensive maintenance upgrade has been completed at the North End Library. Maintenance included painting the ceilings and walls, updating interior and exterior lighting, repairing the inside plumbing and the exterior sidewalk masonry. A suggestion box will be added for users to contribute ideas for additional changes and new programs for the Friends of...

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Downtown View:Class Divides?

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I took the T over to Prudential Center. I wanted to check out Eataly, since I’d heard so much about it. Was it really a sign that tradition-bound Boston can handle the latest, greatest retail concept? Would it finally make the Pru cool? Would it edge...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Pot holes need to be repaired immediately While the state has a legal law to purchase pot conditionally, the Commonwealth and cities and towns have an obligation to repair potholes and there are plenty of those on the streets and highway roads. It appears it will take potluck to get most...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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City Planning Major Volunteer Cleanup Projects

A new high impact cleaning program “Love Your Block” will begin this April spearheaded by the City of Boston. Formally, “Boston Shines” the spring cleaning program encourages residents to improve their neighborhoods over the course of a weekend in April. Projects will include: community gardens, parks, public schools and sidewalks. The city will provide...

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Review Supports Shot-Term Rental Legislation

Legislation file by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz will go a long way toward resolving regulations dealing with short-term rentals in Massachusetts, especially in each individual neighborhood like the North End/Waterfront. If enacted, measures like public safety, protection for renters and residents, inspections, proper insurance, greater levels of transparency and access to information will be...

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Obituaries 03-07-2017

Rosina Mellace Of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End Rosina (Squillacioti) Mellace of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on March 1. She was 95 years old. Rosina came to the United States from Italy in 1962 and settled in Boston’s North End before moving to Revere in the early 1970’s. She was...

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Neighborhood Groups Oppose Winthrop Square Proposal

By Phil Orlandella Opponent after opponent continues trying to halt a proposal by Millennium Partners for a $1 billion 775-foot tower on the city owned garage site at Winthrop Square. Several neighborhood groups and individuals have for some time objected to the project’s violation of a State Shadow Law that limits shadows on new...

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Representative Michlewitz Files Short-Term Rental Legislation

By Phil Orlandella As he promised at neighborhood meetings, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has filed short-term rental legislation geared toward regulating as well as fostering the growth of the emerging technologies sector in Massachusetts. The Short-Term Rental Industry presents both challenges and opportunities and the legislation works to cover all of the issues while...

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NEWNC Postpones Action on Five-Story Building Request

By Phil Orlandella Urban Core Development will have to wait until next month (March), to receive approval or denial from the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for plans to build a new five-story, nine-unit residential dwelling at 173 Endicott Street. The construction also includes garage parking on the first floor and a roof deck....

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