Boston SHINES Cleans Up North End

Boston SHINES Cleans Up North End

Boston SHINES annual North End Clean-Up Program attracted many local residents who helped beautify the neighborhood by picking up debris from parks and streets. In addition, the community’s local officials, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Councilor Sal LaMattina participated in the clean-up projects.

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North End Societies Host Neighborhood Candlelight Vigil & Procession

North End Societies Host Neighborhood Candlelight Vigil & Procession

The North End Societies, known worldwide for the famous summer feasts and religious processions, joined together on Sunday for a solemn walk and vigil in remembrance and prayer for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. The candlelight vigil, sing-a-long and procession started on Endicott Street at the St. Anthony’s Club...

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Champ DeMarco Book Signing in the North End

Champ DeMarco Book Signing in the North End

Caffe Victoria on Hanover Street, North End was the site of a book signing by former Welterweight Champion of the World (1955) Tony DeMarco, a former Fleet Street resident. Copies of DeMarco’s autobiography “Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion” were available for purchase at the Italian Caffe. DeMarco who is often spotted in the...

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DePasquale Venture/DJ Steve Aoki Donate $10,000 to One Fund Boston

World renown DJ Steve Aoki recently teamed up with Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures to hold a fundraiser for The One Fund Boston at Umbra Prime, Franklin Street, Boston. Both Aoki and DePasquale donated $5,000 each to this worthy cause that will benefit the victims of the Patriot’s Day Boston Marathon bombings. “It was...

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Commercial Street Outdoor Patio Approved

Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street, has received approval from the Licensing Board of the City of Boston to open a 20 seat outdoor patio with a closing time of 12 midnight. The two North End community groups were split on this request. By a vote of 5-3, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)...

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Scholarships Available for North End Students

North End students should be signing-up for scholarships being provided by North End Against Drugs Michelina and Raymond Costa fund. This is the ninth year these scholarships will be presented to K-8 grades, high school, preschool and college students. Applications can be picked up at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street and...

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Help Beautify North End Parks

Friends of The North End Parks are residents and other interested citizens who want the dream of beautiful parks to become a reality. Their goals are to beautify the parks so the community has world class gardens, engage the community so they can enjoy being involved in their parks and create a space that...

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Daffodil Day at North End Park

Daffodil Day at North End Park

The Friends of the North End Parks joined with the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and North End Beautification Committee for the 1st Annual Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 14, 2013. The event celebrated the beauty of Spring on the Greenway with daffodils, music, poetry and fun. City Councilor Sal LaMattina led the ribbon...

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Northender Injured Severely in the Marathon Bombing

Northender Injured Severely in the Marathon Bombing

The North End community is rallying around longtime North End resident Roseann Sdoia who was severely injured during last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. Friends and family of Sdoai have established a website on gofundme.com with the goal of raising $750,000 for Sdoai’s recovery. Already the group has raised $213,281 as of Monday. Sdoai was...

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Candlelight Vigil in the North End

Candlelight Vigil in the North End

North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz during the candlelight vigil in the North End to honor the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.

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Two New North End Businesses Approved

The City of Boston Board of Appeal has approved a request to open a Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt store with take-out at 285 Hanover Street. NE Frog Pond LLC will operate the business until 11pm on weekdays and 12 midnight on weekends. In addition, the Board approved a request by Alvaro Sandoval to open a...

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Menino Probably the Most Popular Mayor Ever

In less than a year, a legacy will come to an end, as Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 20 year reign as the city’s top elected official will come to an end. The five term mayor has always displayed willingness and dedication to make Boston a “World Class City”. He has certainly accomplished this...

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Parents Need to Talk to Teens Regarding Drinking

It’s vital that parents and teens sit down and talk about the risks of drinking. Discussing this topic with teens can be challenging, but being too strict could cause them to rebel. Open communications in a positive manner is a great way to start and makes it easier to come back to the topic...

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Obituaries 04-23-2013

Domenic Paternese North End Resident Domenic Paternese of Boston’s North End died on April 19. He was 97 years old. The loving husband of Gloria J. (Maccalone) Paternese, he was the cherished father of Brenda Corso and her late husband, Jerry, Donna Alessi and her husband, Richard, Michael Paternese and his wife, Anita, and...

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Dodecahedron Sculpture Reconfigured at Armenian Heritage Park

Dodecahedron Sculpture Reconfigured at Armenian Heritage Park

The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway was reconfigured on Sunday morning, April 7, 2013. The reconfiguration is the first time the sculpture has been changed since the park was dedicated in May 2012. The sculpture and its annual reconfiguration celebrates the immigrant experience – symbolic of...

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Board of Appeal Approves Salem Street Addition

April 16, 2013
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A proposal to build an additional story to 78-80 Salem Street to expand the first floor restaurant, Trattoria Pulcinella to the second floor was approved by the City of Boston Board of Appeal by a unanimous vote according to the owner’s Attorney William Ferullo. While owner Chris Young made all the necessary changes to...

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North Ender Hurling for Fitchburg State Falcons

April 16, 2013
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North Ender Hurling for Fitchburg State Falcons

North End resident Michael Martignetti is currently pitching for the Fitchburg State Falcons as a relief and sometimes spot starter on the 9-4-1 team. The Freshman, started his last game against Clark University hurling 5 solid innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 batters. Michael is a product of the...

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North End Baseball Opening Day/Quadruple-header

April 16, 2013
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A quadruple-header will kick-off the North End Athletic Association 2013 Baseball Opening Day at Langone Park, Commercial Street on Saturday, April 27 starting at 10am with two back to back Minor League games. Following the Minor League contests, the Majors (Little League) will also play back to back games starting at 2pm. This year’s...

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North End Benefits from Strong Elected Officials

The North End should be grateful it has three young elected officials that continuously respond to the issues facing the neighborhood, in a timely manner at that. Obviously, the community wants elected officials to play key roles in the welfare and quality of life issues and situations that need to be addressed, sometimes on...

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Neighborhood Committees Make Tough Decisions

It is without question tough to serve on community groups that are compelled to make decisions that directly affect the community they live in. It is simply no easy task telling a friend or neighbor that he or she cannot have a liquor license, expand their business, build higher or many other requests in...

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Obituaries 04-16-2013

Pasquale Bono Of Revere, Formerly of the North End Pasquale Bono of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on April 12. He was in his 94th year. A retired longshoreman and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Mary (DeCristoforo) Bono with whom he shared 55...

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Police Report North End Crime Down

April 9, 2013
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Police Report North End Crime Down

Once again District A-1 Boston Police, which includes the North End/Waterfront community, was the leader in crime reduction (30%) than any other district throughout the City, according to Captain Thomas Lee, District Commander. In the North End crime statistics, with the exception of breaking and entering, were down. However, police reported that an arrest...

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Neighborhood Council Supports Five Requests

April 9, 2013
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Neighborhood Council Supports Five Requests

Five requests relating to local projects were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their monthly meeting held on Monday, April 1 at the Nazzaro Community Center. By a vote of 7-0 the Council supported a request by Louis Finnacharo to convert a three family residential building at 3 Garden Court to...

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Good Neighbor Award to Bricco and Frank DePasquale

Good Neighbor Award to  Bricco and Frank DePasquale

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for April 2013 was presented to Bricco Ristorante and owner Frank DePasquale, on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The presentation was made by NEWRA President, Jim Salini, and Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi outside Bricco Ristorante at 241 Hanover Street. In addition to being...

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