In addition to Boston’s celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day, many in the North End are recognizing March 17, 2011 for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. U.S. President Barak Obama has made an official proclamation to celebrate the anniversary. The Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, will mark [...]
Archive | March, 2011
by Marianne Aiello
Thirty years ago, physicians at the North End Community Health Center put down paper patient charts for good as the health center became the first in Massachusetts to begin using electronic medical records.
In 1981, the health center was chosen for a pilot program to adopt the then-new technology. No other community health center in the state was utilizing electronic medical records at that time.
“It was an exciting time because it was new, groundbreaking, and a pilot program,” says Diane Tanso, transportation supervisor at the health center.
The North End Music and Performaing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites you to participate in our Private Music Instruction program. This Spring, we will continue to offer guitar, voice, piano, saxophone, trumpet, percussion and violin lessons as well as improvisation and small adult ensemble classes. Children and adults, beginner or more advances musicians are all encouraged [...]
Responding to fan mail from an elderly resident, Shaquille O’Neal, surprised patients and staff for their Celtics Viewing Party on Monday night at the Spaulding North End Nursing and Therapy Center. TheBostonChannel.com has a photo slideshow.
NEMPAC has announced the ACT I Players’ upcoming performances of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond, directed by Lauren B. Nelson and starring the North End’s own Laurie D’Elia and Bill Lane. Four shows will be held on Sunday, 3/27, at 2pm and 7pm, Monday, 3/28, at 7pm, and Tuesday, 3/29, at 7pm, at the Improv [...]
North Enders are helping research the Italian estate left by Luciano Visocchi and willed to the City of Boston, recently reported by the Boston Globe. The article cites an estimated property value of $700,000 which also comes with the responsiblity to take care of the dogs and cats living there, a proposition not favored by [...]
News from The Old North Church, Boston, MA 617-523-6676, www.OldNorth.org 2011 OLD NORTH CHURCH MARDI GRAS GALA FUNDRAISER by RONALD T. DOUCETTE Christ Church in the City of Boston, known as, The Old North Church, successfully held a Mardi Gras Gala March 5th, 2011. More than 170 parishioners, friends, and North End residents enjoyed [...]
What are you planning? Bikes@Night Tour for ONEin3 North End with Urban AdvenTours When? April 6 at 6PM Where? Urban AdvenTours 103 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 More Info? Enjoy Boston’s beautiful waterfront as the sun sets. Look out at the harbor from Black Falcon Pier, take in the modern architecture of the Institute of Contemporary Art, and [...]
Teens were awarded a VIP Luxury Box at the Boston Garden this week as a result of the Roc Teen Saturday contribution in November feeding and entertaining the homeless at TD Gardens with Governor Deval Patrick & ex Bruins Cam Neely & Ken Hodge. Dennis Taylor (right photo) got his chance to sing Boston Garden [...]
North End artist Michael Dean has just completed his latest neighborhood streetscape, entitled “Walking up Hanover Past Mother Anna’s – North End.” View more of the portfolio on Flickr and contact the artist at email@example.com.
The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted to support two proposals from The Living Room, a restaurant, bar and lounge at 101-107 Atlantic Avenue in the Mercantile Building, on the corner of Richmond and Commercial Streets. In a vote of 5-3, the Neighborhood Council supported The Living Room’s request for an extension of its [...]
“Spazzare” means “to sweep” in Italian. In the North End, it is also the name of a new concept to clean up trash on the streets. “Spazzare!, Brooms of the North End” is being proposed by David Grant, the new Chair of the Clean Streets Committee, part of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association [...]
The Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association has posted its latest monthly report which was distributed at the March 10, 2011 meeting. The report is shown below and available on www.NEWRA.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee Report
March 10, 2011
Saint John School’s 116th Anniversary Gala is being held on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the United States Coast Guard Base on Commercial St. in the North End. This year we will be honoring three North End Legends for their continued support of the St. John School and their generosity to the North End [...]
Celebrate the 2nd Annual North End Restaurant Week Ring in Round two of Restaurant Week in Boston’s Best Italian Eateries WHAT: For the second year in a row, the North End is hosting its very own restaurant week following the very successful Boston Restaurant Week. The North End Chamber of Commerce has decided to offer [...]
Universal Hub reports from this week’s Licensing Board hearing regarding two unused licenses, one of which is a retail package store license for the short-lived Nonna’s on North Street: “The board agreed to give the owners of the shuttered Nonna’s Market on North Street in the North End 90 days to find an investor and [...]
Once again the North End Friends of Saint Francis Homeless Shelter will be having our Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale! We need donations of all kinds of household goodies for our flea market. So it is time to start your spring cleaning and HELP US HELP THE HOMELESS. We will be looking for: Books, [...]
The Living Room, located at 101-107 Atlantic Avenue, received a mixed result for its two application requests presented last night to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association.
NEWRA voted 40-4 to oppose a closing hour extension from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on its all-alcohol beverages license (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and private events only). However, NEWRA members voted 26-17 to support the addition of a disc jockey (D.J.) to The Living Room’s existing entertainment license.
First, owner John Hauck and Attorney Michael Overson presented the 2:00 a.m. closing hour application, similar in content to that heard at the ZLC Committee meeting. They said that their customers have asked for a later closing hour and the extension to 2:00 a.m. would not have a negative impact on the neighborhood. The establishment currently has a 1:00 a.m. license for 7 days a week for its restaurant, bar and lounge located on the corner of Atlantic Ave., Richmond Street and Commercial Street.
NEWRA President Stephanie Hogue reiterated the organization’s policy not to support closing hour extension requests later than 11:00 p.m during the week and midnight on weekends.
This week’s incidents from the Boston Police Journal Log for the North End / Waterfront area:
Male suspect arrested on Hanover St. after being involved in a previous disturbance inside a restaurant; and then getting into an altercation with responding officers.
Attempted Breaking & Entering
Prince St. apartment resident reports an unknown person attempted to gain entry into her apartment, visible damage to front door.
Victim reports an unknown person stole her purse from the front porch of her building as she helped a guest bring items into her apt.
Reminder: After a 2 week warning period, the City will start parking enforcement for the posted street sweeping program in the North End on March 15, 2011. “The Public Works Department wants to ensure that the streets are clean but we don’t want to have to ticket or tow residents of the North End to [...]
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Shown below are the schematics discussed at this week’s community meeting regarding the renovation of DeFilippo Playground (the “Gassy”), courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Also shown are photos of play equipment for different age groups. The primary contact for the project is Cathy Baker-Eclipse at the Parks Department, Cathy.Baker-Eclipse@cityofboston.gov.
This was the second in a series of community meetings to discuss proposed improvements. The project includes a renovation of the park playground and drainage, which currently includes play equipment with resilient surfacing, fencing, drainage structures, trees, benches and paving. I was not at the meeting but if anyone has some discussion points/issues, feel free to use the comment section.
The next meeting will be Monday, April 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
The 2011 (ähts): The Boston Arts Festival Call to Visual and Craft Artists is now available for download (pdf). The festival will be entering its 9th year and will be returning to its original format as a two-day festival. The 2011 festival will be held Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th. There will be a specially built artist village in [...]
PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing in Boston City Hall, Room 801 on March 16, 2011 to review the following projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests [...]
A message from the ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center: Deep cuts to Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding threaten to close Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and all 13 of its sites, including your neighborhood ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC). This would wipe out vital [...]
At the March 2011 North End Public Safety held this week, District A-1 Police reported that year-to-date crime incidents are down over 30% from last year, thanks to a little help from Mother Nature. During the last 30 days in the North End / Waterfront area, there were no homicides, sexual assaults or robberies. There [...]
NEBO’s Pallotta sisters, Christine and Carla from the North End, won the “Throwdown!” against Chef Bobby Flay with their vegetable lasagna dish on the Food Network show which aired this week. In addition to the Pallottas, there are plenty of North End personalities that appeared for the taping of the show. An excerpt from the [...]
North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association NEWRA Meeting Agenda Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street Reports 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM President’s Report Meredith Weenick: City of Boston Health Insurance Reform Efforts Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee Parks and Open Space Committee Zoning and Licensing Applications [...]
Pasta Beach is located at 30 Rowes Wharf on Atlantic Ave. in the former location of Rudi’s. Owners Gianni and Susan Ropolo make their home in Torino Italy. They are committed to offering authentic Italian food and feature true Naples Style Pizza -Verace Pizza Napoletana that is baked in an original Italian oven. (Pizza originated in [...]
Assault & Battery02/26/11 11:00pmFemale victim reports she was punched in the face by an unknown female suspect after a verbal altercation inside of a Hanover St. café. Breaking & Entering – Residential 02/28- 03/02/11 1:00pm-6:30pmNo. Hudson St. resident reports an unknown person pried open the front door and removed a set of keys and a [...]
North End Against Drugs will be kicking off our annual Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program for North End Youth in the next few weeks. Last year, we gave out approximately $7,500.00 in scholarships and would like to do the same or more this year. We already have several thousand dollars committed and are looking [...]
It’s March and that means time for Winter Restaurant Week. There are more than two dozen North End / Waterfront restaurants participating this year. Even better, it is actually 2 weeks running through the dates of March 6-11 & 13-18, 2011. This year’s price structure is:
2 Course Lunch – $15.11
3 Course Lunch – $20.11
3 Course Dinner – $33.11
(Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuities.)
Restaurant Week Boston® is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express twice a year, providing locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Participating restaurants design 3-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Some offer a 2-course lunch to satisfy diners looking for a faster and lighter lunch option.