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Notable News: North Ender Heals After Marathon, Jumpstarting the Waterfront, Townhouse Sells and Easter’s Pizza Chiena

Haven’t had much time to surf the web for the North End / Waterfront news this past week? Not to worry – we have gathered several interesting articles from alternative news sources and compiled them for you in this simple, convenient post.

Credit: The Associated Press
Roseann Sdoia on her commute, photo credit: The Associated Press

A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Roseann Sdoia, who lost her leg standing at the finish line, climbs all 18 steps, six stairs going into her North End building, before climbing 12 more steps into her apartment. Rather than finding a new place to live, Sdoia stayed in the old North End building that has large, heavy doors, a tough situation for an amputee. Going to physical therapy twice a week in Charlestown, she hopes to reclaim a hobby she loved doing before her injury, running. Read more at Boston.com.

Waterfront revival sought by City Hall

A City Hall plan aims to boost Boston’s waterfront, a part of the city that planners say has fallen short of its potential. Between the North End and Fort Point Channel, the Boston Redevelopment Authority released their plan for new parks, additional water taxi stops, and piers that would expand access to the water. In addition, restaurants, outdoor cafes, floating docks, and spaces for music concerts and festivals would be added to Boston’s waterfront The Boston Globe

Joseph locilento, General Manager at the North End Italian butcher shop Bricco Salumeria, shows off his Pizza Chiena . Staff Photo by Nancy Lane
Joseph locilento, General Manager at the North End Italian butcher shop Bricco Salumeria, shows off his Pizza Chiena. Photo by Nancy Lane

Specialty pizzas a popular tradition at Easter gatherings

With Easter weekend just days away, Italian-Americans in New England talk pizza. Not just any style of pizza, a pizza far different from the usual, Pizza chiena, Pizza dolce and pastiera Napoletana. Pizza chiena has North Enders looking forward to Easter Sunday, learn more about the savory quiche pie, “a deep-dish mixture of Italian meats and cheeses baked with eggs between pizza dough,” at The Boston Herald.

Consider This Your Essential Guide to Boston’s 38 Top Shops

In a list of shops from all across Boston, the North End landed two of the top six. OFFICINA 189, the North Street stop that can guarantee that no one else is stocking their Italian imports. Owner Fabrizio Di Rienzo came from Milan, boasting niche products including custom bikes, silver jewelry, and obscure fragrances. Shake the Tree on Salem Street boutique with home trinkets, scents, books, accessories, and clothes galore. Read the story and see the full list at Boston.racked.com.

North End restaurateur Frank DePasquale plans to open an as-of-yet unnamed seafood restaurant in June, photo by: Kerry J. Byrne

New seafood restaurant will help remake hidden corner of North End

North End restaurateur Frank DePasquale is adding another addition to Board Alley, a small path off of Hanover Street. DePasquale opened Bricco Panetteria in 2012 on Board Alley, and earlier this year he added Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shop. Next up, he’s opening a seafood restaurant that will offer a unique vantage point. With a patio sitting above the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel and views of the Boston skyline, the restaurant will have no frontage on Hanover Street. It will be accessible only via Mechanic Street, a narrow dead-end off of Hanover, through a backdoor entrance of Bricco Salumeria. The Boston Herald

April 21st, 2014, The 237th Reenactment of the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes

Patriot’s Day brings reenactments of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. Get details on the reenactments that begin Sunday night before Patriot’s day with a service at the Old North Church. Get details at nationallancers.org.

Here’s What Volle Nolle’s Revamped Menu Looks Like

Volle Nolle, the North End sandwich shop that closed for much of late 2013 is back, returning without sandwiches. Chef Sebastian Martinez is switching the focus to “tapas-style food” and cordial-based cocktails. With the menu changing daily, the desert menu is sure to turn some heads. Check out Boston Eater to read more and view the complete new menu.

The UPS Store – franchise business for sale, North End Boston, Massachusetts

Condo’s and apartments are usually the “for sale” items in the North End, this time its the UPS franchise on Commercial Street. The price tag is at $199,000, read the rest of the sale details at franchiseresales.com.

Photo courtesy of Boston Curbed

Titanic Discount for Townhouse on the North End Waterfront

This 2,786-square-foot townhouse on Commercial Street was originally listed for $3,995,000 but closed for $3,067,000. What seemed like a smash-hit sale when it dropped in April 2013, with new construction, direct garage access, 30 windows, a view of the harbor and a private roof deck to boot. Despite all the bells and whistles of modern urban luxury living, the townhouse took a whopping 347 days to officially sell. Read more at boston.curbed.com.

Canal Street mystery: How did man’s face get covered in blood after he left the bar with a troubled past?

Grand Canal, located at 57 Canal St., is defending itself against allegations its bouncers beat up a patron short after 2am on March 16th. In a hearing before Patricia Malone, the city commissioner of consumer affairs and licensing, the bar said that it had nothing to do with the man having his head cracked open after he was turned away at closing time. At the hearing, BPD Det. William Gallagher read a police report in which the victim said that after he was asked to leave the bar at 2 a.m., the bar’s Asian manager had five white bouncers escort him around the corner of Canal and New Chardon, where they allegedly beat him to a pulp. Read the story in its entirety at UniversalHub.

Boston police rush to help as 6 attacks unfold

According to police, officers responded Wednesday night to calls for help after a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people in downtown Boston and Boston Common. Continue reading at The Boston Globe.

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