Receiving Stolen Property12/28/10 11:14amMale suspect to be summonsed to court for receiving stolen property after being stopped at Stillman and Endicott Streets. Larceny12/29/10 7:30pmFemale victim reports her backpack was stolen on Atlantic Ave. by an unknown person. The backpack contained her wallet, credit cards, license and personal belongings. View the entire police journal log (pdf).
Archive | December, 2010
Whole Foods Market Helps Seniors, Families in Need;
Hosts Food Drive to Benefit ABCD West End Food Pantry
Shoppers May Contribute to “Wish List” to Combat Hunger
on Saturday, January 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Shoppers at Whole Foods Market at Charles River Plaza, Boston, now have the opportunity to participate in an innovative approach to ensuring that West End neighborhood seniors on fixed incomes and others struggling in the current harsh economy have nutritious, appealing food on their tables.
The novel “Wish List” food program will help to stock the ABCD West End Food Pantry located inside the West End Public Library at 151 Cambridge Street. The demand for food at the pantry has skyrocketed in recent months and staff members from Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) are working with nearby Whole Foods Market to stock its shelves with healthy food for the seniors and families who depend upon it.
On Saturday, January 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whole Foods Market at 181 Cambridge Street, Boston, will have staff and volunteers from the ABCD North End/West End NSC distributing a “Wish List” to customers entering the store. The list is based on items that are frequently requested and that contribute to healthy nutrition. Shoppers are asked to consider purchasing one or more of the items from the list and then to leave donations with the ABCD crew on their way out of the store. The “Wish List” items will be highlighted on the shelves to make choices easy to find.
Whole Foods Market will also donate $500 worth of food from the “Wish List” which includes items that last on a shelf such as oatmeal, rice, dry beans, peanut butter and tuna fish.
Drink Up: Boston Magazine Announces Best Cocktails Around Boston Bar in the North End makes the best Espresso Martini in Boston In the January 2011 issue of Boston Magazine, the staff canvassed the city in search of the best cocktails in town to develop the ultimate guide to drinking in Boston. The article features the [...]
Check out the First Night Event Map for activities happening in Boston on New Year’s Eve. For the North End / Waterfront area, the most significant event is the fireworks display at midnight from a barge in Boston Harbor. New to First Night this year are programs at the brand new Modern Theatre and Paramount [...]
The owner of Corner Cafe on Salem Street, Richy “Shy” Loungo, was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award from the Clean Streets Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The monthly award is researched and voted on by committee members and awarded to local businesses that consistently keep their sidewalks [...]
150 North StreetThe Boston Herald’s Thomas Grillo interviews North End developer, Matteo Gallo, about the empty buildings at 150 North St. and 130 Richmond St. discussed last week in the paper. Gallo said the North St. building along the Greenway with the small gold dome, could be a boutique hotel or residential units. The Richmond [...]
Parcel 7 and Parcel 9 RFP Advisory CommitteeTuesday, January 4th – 6:00pm10 Park Plaza –2nd Floor, Conf. Room #5 Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott Soares will attend to discuss the plan for a new public market in Boston on Parcel 7’s ground floor. He will also discuss the role of Project for Public [...]
The City of Boston declared a snow emergency and parking ban effective at 3:00pm today 12/26. Snow emergency streets in the North End are Hanover St., Cross St., Commercial St. and N.Washington St. Alternate parking lots open (unfortunately, none near the North End). Trash collection scheduled for Monday is delayed until Tuesday. For more visit [...]
Vivien Li, Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association provides an update on TBHA including upcoming New Year’s Eve events. The update is shown below. Ms. Li also writes in this week’s Banker & Tradesman about rising sea levels with estimates in harbor levels to increase another 2 1/2 feet to 6 feet by the [...]
Eddie O. posts this North End photo on Flickr of the newly delivered Yellowbooks out in the trash piles on the same day they were delivered. “Took this picture on 12/17/10 (the first “recycling day” after the Yellowbooks were delivered). I could have taken DOZENS of pictures just like this one. What a HUGE waste [...]
Vandalism12/19/10 2:23amMale suspect damaged a parked Infinity (dent to rear door) on Hanover St. The suspect fled the area on foot after being confronted by a witness to the incident. Breaking & Entering – Residential12/21/10 2:40amVictim reports his Hanover St. apartment was broken into through a side window, removed from apartment was a laptop and [...]
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Jose Duarte’s Taranta Restaurant has received the MassRecyle award in the restaurant category. Every year MassRecycle recognizes a select group of individuals, businesses, municipalities and organizations for their leadership and innovation in promoting recycling and waste reduction by presenting them with the “Green Binnie’ Recycling Award. Winners are selected through a peer review process and [...]
Old North Church InsideThe Old North Church is running a “Donation Box Pew” to collect for area charities. In November, the church collected food and about $1,800 to support a Thanksgiving basket program at the St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Dorchester. In December, the Donation Box Pew was filled with Toys for Tots. The Donation [...]
Public Works has announced that street sweeping for the North End Pilot Program has been cancelled for:Thursday December 23, 2010. Residents do not need to move their cars.
The Herald’s Thomas Grillo writes about increasing pressure on the City of Boston to do something with the empty buildings on North and Richmond Streets in the North End. “The Boston Finance Commission wants to know why Mayor Thomas M. Menino has failed to market two adjacent properties near the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at [...]
As part of its “Bright Lights for Winter Nights” event on December 21, 2010 the Greenway Conservancy hosted the 2nd annual tree lighting of the Great Elm in the North End Greenway parks. The Great Elm was the first tree planted on the Greenway and remains the largest of the young parks. Enjoy the pictures [...]
Kevin Cullen, a columnist for the Boston Globe, writes about the situation at St. Mary’s Chapel in Casa Maria Apartments on Endicott Street. This is the first Christmas since the chapel closed a few months ago. St. Mary’s has just one Mass a week, on Saturdays, and Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, and [...]
Heidi, The Journalism Student, posts about one of Michele Topor’s North End market tours, guided by Jim Becker. She also made a narrated photoshow video that you can view below. Here’s something I didn’t know … olive oil is not only heart-healthy, but also a pain killer! Read the full post.
Cristiane Guglielmo sends in these action shots from yesterday’s Children’s Holiday Recital. The event was held at the Old North Church and sponsored by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC).
The Mayor’s Office and Department of Public Works have announced that North End Street Sweeping is cancelled for Tuesday, December 21, 2010 due to adverse weather conditions. Residents do not need to move their cars. This cancellation applies to the pilot program in the North End that extended street sweeping through the end of December [...]
The annual North End Christmas Parade was held on Sunday, December 19, 2010, a week later than usual due to bad weather last weekend. This is the 40th year for the parade, sponsored by the North End Athletic Association. Santa made his dramatic entrance from the sky in a helicopter. After touching down on the [...]
The North End Columbus Day Committee held the 3rd Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Steriti Skating Rink. (View the photo gallery.) Shown above, left to right, Mike Magner, Jason Aluia, Blake Webber, Matt Bamonte, Layla and Daniel Petrigno, Louis Strazzullo and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz.The charity event [...]
The annual North End Christmas Fund Luncheon was held on December 16, 2010 at Filippo’s Restaurant to benefit the North End families and elderly. This year Al Natale was honored for his service to the North End. Visits were also made by elected officials, Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Councilor Sal LaMattina. View all the photos. View the photo [...]
North End Boston has released the final part of “A Letter From Anna,” from a multi-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how the final Part 5 begins: In 1944, on a quiet Saturday morning, a tragedy that Anna was never to recover from, happened. Michael Pelosi was [...]
The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council is getting more involved in the parking and traffic situation in the North End. The new Parking and Traffic Committee is being chaired by Ryan Kenny, a second year member of the council. To kick off their efforts, the committee heard from James Mansfield, Community Affairs Director from [...]
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CASALE Louis, 92, of Boston’s North End, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Clara (Maraccini), father of Ralph Casale and his wife Janice, Ken Casale and his partner Shirley Barry, Lois (Casale) Hanks and her husband Tom, and Tom Casale, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Louis [...]
Liz Ventura of Mercato del Mare presents to the Neighborhood Council. (Photo by Matt Conti) Mercato Del Mare, the North End Fish Market (www.northendfish.com), at 99 Salem Street received unanimous support from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council to change the use of the building’s basement level to add take-out in addition to its [...]
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Highlights from this week’s police blotter for the neighborhood: Vandalism12/10/10 12:40amHanover St. fire house reports the front garage door glass panel was broken, witnesses report 2 individuals involved fled towards Battery St. Larceny from MV12/12/10 10:46amVictim reports on Thacher St. an unknown person broke the drivers side rear window of a 2008 Mercedes C300 and [...]
PADOVA, Rosa (Ferrigno) Of the North End formerly of Sicily Italy on Dec.15. Beloved wife of Antonio Padova. Devoted mother of Paola Giacalone and her husband Lorenzo of East Boston and the late Alfonso Padova. Loving Grandmother of 7 Grandchildren. and adored Great Grandmother of 3 Great Grandchildren. Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial [...]
Great Elm Tree in North End Greenway Parks (Feb. 2010, Photo by Matt Conti)The tree lighting for the Great Elm Tree in the North End Greenway parks will take place on Tuesday, December 21st at 4:30 p.m. as part of “Bright Lights for Winter Nights.” Refreshments will be served. The Great Elm is the largest [...]
Great gathering of young Onein3ers of the North End and surrounding neighborhoods of Boston. Generously hosted by Four Winds Bar and Grill on Commercial St and coordinated by Brian Johnson and Carrie Huisingh as well as Onein3’s lead manager, the BRA’s own Devin Cole. The evening flourished with talented individuals who thrive when participating within [...]