Event Notices

Saturday News & Views: Feasts, Festivals, HazMat, Coffee and the Photo of a Champion


What’s Going On Saturday, August 18, 2012:

It’s Day 3 of the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast happening on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets. Saturday highlights include a NEMPAC play of the history of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca at 2pm. Singer Linda Rose goes on stage at 5:30pm, DJ Sal Bartolo at 6pm, Franco Corso at 8pm and The Hitmen at 9:15pm. For more details on the feast and schedule, see the society website at FishermansFeast.com.

The West End Children’s Festival is also on Saturday from 12-3 pm on Thoreau Path. See the poster.

View details and more community happenings on the Events Calendar.

What’s Popular on the Blog:

See our photos from the Thursday night opening of the Fisherman’s Feast and Blessing of the Fishing Waters.

Not So Popular, But Still Important:

We give an update on the HazMat Truck issue with yet another route study coming and a suburban-sided Globe article.

Just For Fun:

Has the Mayor found his North End coffee shop? The latest photo evidence.

Featured Series:

Check out NorthEndStories.com for some Saturday storytelling by North Enders.

Neighborhood Photo:

We caught up with the North End’s “Fury of Fleet Street,” Tony DeMarco, on Friday at the Fisherman’s Feast where he was signing his book, “Nardo – Memoirs of a Boxing Champion.” DeMarco is the former World Welterweight Boxing Champion and received the Italian-American award last year at the feast. (See the video).

Tony DeMarco at the 2012 Fisherman’s Feast (Photo by Matt Conti)

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