The North End says goodbye to a friend and says hello to Ward 8, a new restaurant on North Washington Street. The usual suspects in the news – trash and casinos are back on the front burner. Watch the video on the Haymarket project and see what all the buzz has been about!
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Be sure to catch the video: This is the second of four parts of The Haymarket Project, telling the stories of the diverse array of vendors in Boston’s Haymarket. This section interviews vendors in the Boston Market Terminal and features archival images from the early twentieth century. Vendors interviewed in Part Two include Otto Gallotto, Joseph Omessimo and Frank Pennacchio. Click here to View Post
Get the scoop on Ward 8 Restaurant & Bar, the new creation designed from the ground up by Nicholas Frattaroli. Connecting the North End and Bulfinch Triangle in the West End, the location at 90 N. Washington Street is geared for both the Garden crowd as well as a neighborhood crowd. We stopped in before the Grand Opening dinner crowd arrived on Monday night to snap some photos and see how it all turned out. The space was recently vacated by NEBO that moved to Atlantic Wharf but it bears little resemblance to that eatery. The centerpiece of Ward 8 is a 30-seat white marble cocktail bar surrounded by an 70+ seat dining area. One wall is lined with black leather and mirrors and a Ward 8 brick logo fashions the brick on the other side. Click here to View Post
Universal Hub reports from Tuesday’s Boston Licensing Board hearing regarding an altercation between Boston Police and David Riccio about chairs in the street in front of Caffe Vittoria on Hanover Street. North End cigar smoker fumes at cops who tell him he can’t set up chairs in front of a hydrant. Click here to View Post
Be sure to read this OPINION: Bostonians complained about it in the 1920s. We still complain about it. It’s so common and yet so difficult to solve. Maybe new Mayor Marty Walsh’s team can put the matter to rest. We’re talking trash. Boston is dirty compared to other American and European cities. “We moved into the city nine years ago,” said one resident, “but we have been in Massachusetts for 36 years, and I cannot remember a time when we didn’t think Boston was dirty.” They only place I’ve been that had more trash strewn about than my home town was Kolkata (Calcutta). Click here to View Post
If you didn’t see the news, read this obituary of Benjamin A. “Benny” Fuccillo, of the North End of Boston, who passed at 77 years of age, on Nov. 26, 2013. Loving brother of Anna and her husband Anthony Gaeta of the North End. Loving uncle of Joseph A. and his wife Mary Gaeta of Peabody and Maria A. Gaeta also of Peabody. Grand uncle of Alexandra and Anthony. Devoted son of the late Alfred and Mary (Sarno) Fuccillo. Late member of the St. Mark’s Society of the Sacred Heart Church and late U.S. Postal worker. Click here to see the Obituary
If you missed the meeting, watch the video of the The North End Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on December 3, 2013 at the St. Leonard Church Hall in Boston’s North End. A meeting summary and video timeline is shown below so you can skip to topics of interest. Click here to View Post