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Notable News Found Elsewhere: Graffiti, Public Food Market, Italian Immigration and More!

See what mobile app may help you stay in touch with your fitness goals this year around the North End. This week, many mourn the loss of longtime Channel 5 anchor, Chet Curtis at the local funeral home. Also, graffiti has made its way from Boylston Street to the North End. Bostoniano brings an insightful interview with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo while we look back at some Italian crime history. Strega is looking for a new location in the Back Bay, but don’t miss the update on the Boston public food market set to get under construction soon! 

Courtesy of BostInno, Photo by Nate Boroyan
Courtesy of BostInno, Photo by Nate Boroyan

Boylston St. Trolley Tag Spotted in the North End?

See why transit police detectives are looking for the people responsible for tagging “CIGA” on a light pole on Moon Street and on two historic trolleys. Workers spent a full night scrubbing the graffiti away while detectives looked through security footage. See the tag on the Trolley and read more at BostInno.

News stars say goodbye to Chet Curtis

Several Boston broadcast news stars stood outside in the North End on Tuesday, January 28th, to mourn the loss of longtime Boston news anchor Chet Curtis. Curtis was the anchor for Channel 5 for decades. Read The Boston Herald to see what news stars came to pay their respects to the popular anchor.

Interview with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo 

Since his election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1990, current House Speaker Robert DeLeo has always made a point to promote his Italian-American heritage. Growing up in East Boston, DeLeo has been involved in the Italian-American culture throughout his entire life. Read the interview in its entirety at Bostoniano.

Photo Courtesy of The Boston Globe, DAVID L. RYAN/ GLOBE STAFF
Photo Courtesy of The Boston Globe, DAVID L. RYAN/ GLOBE STAFF

Boston public food market set for construction

Construction is set to begin on a public food market right next door to the Rose Kennedy Greenway in hopes of opening in early 2015. The market will offer food directly from local farmers, ranchers, wine makers, and fishermen. This spring, some vendors will begin selling products in an outdoor plaza right along the Greenway. Read more at The Boston Globe.

Italian immigrants and violent crime

See how five prominent Italians and Italian Americans responded to a question raised in 1901: “Is the Italian More Prone to Violent Crime than Any Other Race?” The question was raised due to their high rate of violent crimes against persons. Read the responses and more at Bostoniano.

Courtesy of Boston.com
Courtesy of Boston.com

Keeping Resolutions by Staying Accountable with Mobile Apps

See why Petrol Designs has created the North End Mobile Yoga App to help people pursue their goals or resolutions. The app allows users to not only search and book classes, but it also aims to help consistent attendance. The app is free and available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Get more details and check out other fitness apps at Boston.com.

Strega seeks to replace Whiskey Park at Park Plaza Hotel

The restaurateur Nick Varano is seeking to expand Strega to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The space was previously occupied by Whiskey Park, Varano hopes to open the steak house as early as this fall. Read more at the Boston Business Journal.

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