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Notable News: Monica’s Pizza Coming, Pino Gets World Series Ring, Climate Change, Valuable Condos & More!

Take a moment to stay in the loop with this compilation of articles from alternate news sources that pertain to various issues, stories and reviews in the North End / Waterfront, making this your one stop shop of news.

Pino Irano, owner of Piccolo Nido’s on North Street. Photo by Bostoniano

Piccolo Nido’s Pino Irano Gets World Series Ring

Having been in business for over 20 years, Pino Irano has seen his fair share of famous people eating at his North End restaurant Piccolo Nido’s. Larry Lucchino, President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox personally gave Irano an official World Series ring for his “contributions” to the organization over the past 10 years. Read more at, Bostoniano.

Greater Boston Video: Climate Change Threat To Historical Artifacts

The Boston Waterfront continues to be threatened by sea levels rising from the result of climate change. However, land is not the only thing that is threatened by the water rising. Historical artifacts and historical sites in Boston could be compromised, along with the “original coastline.” WGBH News has the video coverage.

Has Development Made The Seaport District Any Better Looking?

The 1,000 acre seaport district of Boston, spanning from the Moakley Courthouse to the Boston Convention Center, has seen significant development over the past several years. The Seaport continues to grow, but some fear that the development is falling short. Read more at, The Boston Harbor Association.

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Monica’s expanding to pizza in the basement. Photo by Boston Eater

Monica’s Mercato Pizza to Open in a Few Weeks

The North End will be getting another pizza place to add to the plethora of existing pizza joints. Opening below Monica’s Mercato on Salem Street, the shop underwent renovations and the expansions is “almost ready.” Whether you are looking for a full pizza or just a slice, Boston Eater has the story.

The Most Valuable Square Feet in the Boston Condo Market

The North End / Waterfront has some of the best real estate in the City of Boston. In particular, this Prince Street condo features a glass wall that leads to a private terrace. Or, a condo unit on Battery Street boasts three garaged parking spaces, three private decks, and harbor views. View at Curbed Boston.

After casino license victory, Steve Wynn takes conciliatory tone

During an interview at Bricco restaurant in the North End, Wynn spoke about his reaction to the casino bid that he had won. Feeling a glimpse of sympathy for Mohegan Sun who lost the casino bid, this is much more than just another casino for Wynn. Read the story at,  The Boston Globe

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Courtesy of Nathan Storring

BSA: The North End

Take a look at this scaled model of the North End that illustrates the patchwork and layout of the neighborhood. View model at from Nathan Storring.

Boston-based Talko, led by Ray Ozzie, unveils new communication app

Entrepreneur Ray Ozzie and a small team are set to debut their new iPhone app called Talko, an app that aims to blend old-fashioned voice calls with things that modern smartphones can do, like adding photos and text to the conversation. The company is headquartered in Boston’s North End, and has raised at least $4 million from investors. Read more at, Beta Boston.

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