NEWNC President Passacantilli Resigns

February 18, 2014
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NEWNC President Passacantilli Resigns

Stephen Passacantilli has resigned his position as president and his elected seat on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council to work at his new job at City Hall. Stephen was presented a plaque by his colleagues for his many years of service on the Council. He has been a member for seven years and president...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Local Kids

While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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Boston Police Investigate Sexual Assault in the Area of Unity Street in the North End

At about 1:11am, on Saturday, February 15, 2014, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a report of a sexual assault in the area of Unity Street in the North End, according to a press release from the Boston Police Department. Upon arrival, detectives spoke with a female victim in her twenties who reported...

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Proponents of Household Trash Time Change Need to Express Support

Now that Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has established (as requested by residents) a public hearing at City Hall (Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.) to discuss the possibility of changing the time when household trash can be placed out for pickup, supporters of this change need to be on hand to speak in...

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Some of the Problem Is Within the Neighborhood

It’s one thing to have quality of life issues raised but on the other hand for the most part the community in general has supported all of these requests that are mainly responsible for the loud noise problem. The issue is not only people coming from the Waterfront, North Station or other businesses adjacent...

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Obituaries 02-18-2014

Guy Cappello, Jr. Popular Master Hair Stylist Guy Cappello, Jr. of Lynnfield, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on February 14 at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody. He was 92 years old. Mr. Cappello was born and raised in the North End and was educated in Boston Schools. He entered the U.S. Army in...

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St. Leonard’s Church Embarks on Major Renovation

St. Leonard’s Church Embarks on Major Renovation

In a letter to parishioners, Fr. Antonio Nardoianni, announced the most extensive, and expensive, renovation of the Saint Leonard’s Church since it was built in the late 1800′s. The preliminary estimate for repairs is “in the order of seven figures,” according to the parish. “The restoration is made urgent by the continuous deterioration of...

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Street trash piling up in North End

February 11, 2014
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Street trash piling up in North End

The gutters in the North End are full of trash and other debris and it’s unsightly to say the least. Local residents, business owners and elected member of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, Toni Gilardi has expressed her opinion claiming this is a direct result of… “Trash allowed on the streets overnight. Absentee landlords...

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North End Crime Statistics Remain Stable

February 11, 2014
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North End Crime Statistics Remain Stable

Based on a report handed out at last week’s District A-1 Boston Police North End Public Safety monthly meeting, Part 1 crime statistics, overall were about the same from the previous 30 days. Commanding Officer Captain Jim Hasson and Sergeant Tom Lema conducted the meeting that was attended by 30 plus residents. The only...

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Greenway Names Jesse Brackenbury Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the non-profit Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has named Jesse Brackenbury as the Conservancy’s Executive Director. Brackenbury joined the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy as Chief Operating Officer in December 2009 and assumed the role of acting Executive Director following the January 2013 departure of founding Executive Director Nancy Brennan. Prior...

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Full Liquor License Transfer on NEWRA Agenda

February 11, 2014
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Only one voting item is on this month’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association community meeting which will be held this Thursday, February 13 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center. Donato Frattaroli, new owner all of Davide Restaurant, 326 Commercial Street, has applied to the Licensing Board for the City of Boston for approval of...

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Police Need Better Equipment to Control Life Threatening Situations

Plans to arm some Boston Police with military style rifles continues to be a controversial issue but could be resolved in some manner by Mayor Marty Walsh and police Commissioner William Evans. The Commissioner is still seeking the green light from the Mayor to purchase 33 AR-15 rifles at a cost of $2500 each...

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Support Pilot Program for Dogs

A request to have a dog park pilot program on the North End Parcel 12 site is currently ongoing but much more support is needed to possibly accomplish this endeavor being spearheaded by Responsible Urbanites For Fido (RUFF). The non-profit organization already does so much to help keep the neighborhood clean by advising other...

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Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society Elects 2014 Officers

Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society Elects 2014 Officers

The Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society elected new officers, including President Danny Puccio, Vice-President Guy Zanelli, Treasurer Lorenzo Puccio and Secretary Tony Puccio. In a ceremony on Sunday morning at Sacred Heart Church, senior member Frank Longo performed the swearing in of the new officers. “I am very grateful and honored to have been...

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MFA Curator to Speak at NBSS

MFA Curator to Speak at NBSS

Darcy Kuronen, curator of musical instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will visit North Bennet Street School, a school that teaches instrument making, on February 20 at 6pm to talk about musical instrument making in Massachusetts at the Windgate Gallery, 150 North Street Boston. The event is free. Musical instrument making has...

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Guest Reader

Guest Reader

Mayor Martin Walsh was the guest reader at the Partners in Education Big Cheese reads event at the Eliot School on Thursday morning.

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District A-1 Public Safety Meeting Feb. 6

February 4, 2014
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Boston Police District A-1 will hold its monthly North End Public Safety meeting on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Part one crime statistics over the past 30 days will be provided by police. Police will also provide safety tips, answer questions and listen to suggestions...

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Could the North End 55-height Limitations Change?

Currently, the single most important guideline that needs to be protected in the North End is the 55 foot height limitation on buildings or proposed structures. The rule has been in place for many years and thus the neighborhood has maintain the regulation to the exact number. There seems to be no danger of...

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Strike Three for Cleaner Streets

A concentrated effort needs to be made in the North End to tackle a still growing trash problem in the North End. During the cold and snowy winter months, it seems to get even worse. Household trash and debris created by shoppers, diners and those visiting historical sites is without question the reason why...

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Stephen’s Run Presents Donation to NE Center for Homeless Veterans

Stephen’s Run Presents Donation to NE Center for Homeless Veterans

Organizers from the first Stephen’s Run 5K Road Race presented a $5,000 donation check on Tuesday to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Accepting the check was NECHV President and CEO Andrew McCawley with Boston Commissioner of Veterans Services, Francisco Urena. Representing Stephen’s Run was State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Matthew Imbergamo, Sandra Harcourt...

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Flaherty Hires North End Liaison

January 31, 2014
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Flaherty Hires North End Liaison

North End resident Maria Lanza has been hired by Boston City Councillor Michael Flaherty as a Community and Constituent Service Liaison. “I am excited to have a North End resident as part of my staff,” Councillor Flaherty said. “Maria’s work ethic and passion for helping people particularly her neighbors in the North End is...

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ROC Teen Saturday Supports NEAD

January 31, 2014
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ROC Teen Saturday Supports NEAD

At the last North End Against Drugs meeting, members were pleased to receive $5000 in donations from Steven Virgilio of ROC Teen Saturday. One of the donations ($3000) will be used for NEAD programs and events. The other ($2000) will be used for NEAD’s scholarship funds for local students.

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North End Brothers Receive NEWRA Award

January 31, 2014
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The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s January Good Neighbor Award was presented to two North End brothers, Bennett and Richard Molinari for their nine years of volunteer service making sure the street and sidewalk surrounding Sacred Heart Church is properly cleaned on a regular basis. “Bennett and Richard are totally deserving of this award for...

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Eliot School Spirit Skating Party at Steriti Rink

January 31, 2014
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An Eliot School Spirit Skating Party will be held at the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street on Saturday, February 1 from 2-4pm. Show school pride by attending and wearing your Eliot gear while gathering with family and friends for this free fun filled afternoon on the ice. This is a great opportunity...

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