It was a night of charitable giving on Tuesday as Taste of the North End celebrated with its supporters and community groups that benefit from TONE’s fundraising. Donato Frattaroli hosted the evening at Lucia Ristorante and credited the North End restaurants, cafes and food/drink suppliers that take part in the annual Taste of the North End event. (See photos from the May 2012 TONE.) After delicious food and drinks, TONE co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi presented checks to several neighborhood charities and non-profits.

North End Waterfront Health is the largest beneficiary of Taste of the North End, supporting health programs and charity services. Other non-profits that received contributions include North End Head Start, St. John School, Eliot School, North End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Center, North End Athletic Association, St. Leonard Church, St. Steven’s Church and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.

North End Against Drugs Board Members Rosina Fabbo and John Romano accept donation from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

Traci Walker Griffith, Eliot School Principal, accepts the contribution from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

From the left, Carl Ameno (Nazzaro Center), Rosina Fabbo and John Romano (NEAD), Becca and Tim Griffin (NEMPAC)

 

From the left, Lydia Torres and Traci Walker Griffith from the Eliot School with Mary Wright from North End Waterfront Health

 

Pam Donnarumma, Louie Graffeo, Principal Karen McLaughlin and Lisa Santarpio from St. John School

 

Pictured- Joe Piantedosi, Jonathan Marks, Jim Economides and Lino DiSchino

 

Pictured- Tom Russo (Russo Imports), Rosa Moccia, Jean Sweeney, Giovanni Ciccono and Chuck Mclane (Sysco)

 

NEMPAC’s Executive Director Rebecca Griffin accepts donation from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

North End Waterfront Health

 

Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli of Lucia Ristorante and Jim Luisi, CEO of North End Waterfront Health

 

On the right, Marilyn Frissora of North End Head Start with Joe Frissora

 

Carl Ameno (center) of the Nazzaro Center accepts donation from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

From Caffe Paradiso, Katia DeStefano and Rita DeStefano with Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography

 

Saint John Principal, Karen McLaughlin, accepts donation from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

Marilyn Frissora of North End Head Start accepts donation from Taste of the North End co-chairs, Donato Frattaroli and Jim Luisi

 

The next generation on the way to taking over, existing head of the Taste of the North End, Donato Frattaroli and nephew Philip Frattaroli of <a href=”http://ducalipizza.com”>Ducali.</a>

 Photos by Matt Conti. Download and order prints here.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Matt,

    You provide a great service to our little village-in-the-city neighborhood of the North End of Boston.

    We can always count on you to know what’s happening, what just happened and what’s coming right up.
    Your reporting is timely, efficient and interesting.

    Grazie !

    Margaret Ris ( NEMPAC Board member)

  2. It’s great to see business owners giving back to the community. We never hear about this stuff even though it happens all the time.

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