Archive for August, 2015

Friends of the North End Bocce Match

August 21, 2015
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Friends of the North End Bocce Match

On Sunday morning THE FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END staged a bocce match featuring the ”Duffel Bags” against the Red Team. The Red Team made up of Gus Pesaturo, Vito Aluia, Sam Viscione, Joe Testa and Victor Passacantilli soundly defeated The ”Duffel Bags and claimed the championship for this summer’s day  tournament. The consolation...
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Madonna Della Cava Society Annual Feast

August 21, 2015
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Madonna Della Cava Society Annual Feast

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh marched with members of the Madonna Della Cava Society at its annual feast on Sunday, Aug. 9, in the North End. City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina also joined in the festivities with members of the organization and carried the saint as part of the procession. It’s the first time in more...
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Crime Statistics Level in the North End

August 21, 2015
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Part One Crime statistics remained the same during the month of June 2015 as they did during June 2014 according to a report issued by District A-1 Boston Police. The only change was an additional increase from 1 to 2 in the category of aggravated assault. A victim was pushed in front of a...
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290 North Street Occupancy Change Withdrawn

August 21, 2015
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According to Boston Neighborhood Service Liaison Maria Lanza, a North End resident, the request by Patricia Muse and Leonardo Caruso to change the legal occupancy at 290 North Street from a single unit to five residential units, renovate and expand into the basement was withdrawn by the applicant reportedly due to opposition from abutters....
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Pizzeria Regina Recognized for Community Support

August 21, 2015
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Last week, the Pizzeria Regina received special recognition from the city and state for their community support over 10 years for the North End Movie Nights held in DiFilippo Park (Gassy) on Friday evenings. The extremely popular North End eatery was applauded for the countless pizzas donated to community summer activity as well as...
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From Our Readers

August 21, 2015
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Praises Simboli Commentary Dear Editor We are grateful to Marie Simboli for her heartfelt and candid exposure of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering of NEWNC and the workings of its closed executive sessions beyond public view. Council members’ motives have been purposely cloaked by their refusal to fill a vacant seat with an otherwise-qualified runner-up candidate...
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Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

August 21, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary, we reflect on how far...
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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown Crossing?

August 21, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...
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Mayor Committed to End Human Trafficking and Dealing with Climate Change

August 21, 2015
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Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences a conference to discuss human trafficking and climate change was held at Vatican City with leaders from around the world, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The workshops entitled “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” brought...
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BRA Action Plan Addresses Concerns

August 21, 2015
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Since last year, an independent review of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and an action plan to address concerns that were uncovered during the study have been announced. For many years, the North End/Waterfront neighborhood has not been happy with some of the projects that BRA have approved despite community opposition or request to...
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