Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Tecce’s Wins $8.5 Million, Acting Coach Gilardi, Rosso B. Closes, $4 billion Garage Makeover

Catch up on all the North End / Waterfront happenings in this week’s Notable News post!

Joe Tecce’s Ristorante & Caffe at 61 N. Washington St. (Photo: Google View)
Former Joe Tecce’s Ristorante at 61 N. Washington St. (Google archive)

Joe Tecce’s Restaurant wins $8.5 million for Big Dig disruptions

The Big Dig took the North End neighborhood by storm with heavy amounts of construction. Joe Tecce’s Restaurant claims that business decreased 50% and sued the Commonwealth in 2004. Tecce’s filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and closed. Now, a jury awarded the restaurant $8.5 million in a suit the State said it will appeal. Read more on suit and the restaurant that was once a North End landmark at, The Boston Globe.

Anthony Gilardi: Acting Coach

North End native Anthony Gilardi has has built a reputation in Los Angeles for being one of the best acting coaches in California. Since leaving his construction company in Boston and moving west 15 years ago, Gilardi has not forgotten growing up in the North End where he remembers “playing in the street and messing around in school.” Read the article at the Huffington Post.

Faneuil Hall drops plan for street performer fees

It was a proposal that was not recieved well by local performers in Faneuil Hall. Many city councilors spoke up for the performers who were looking at a possible permit “fee” of anywhere up to $2,500 a year. The blowback was taken seriously and the management company has opted out of the fee proposal. The Boston Globe has more on the story.

Using unlicensed radio frequencies, NetBlazr is beaming access to the Web around Boston. Photo by David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.

Wireless ISP NetBlazr targeting high-end apartments, expansion to Rhode Island

Aiming to offer residents an internet provider besides the major companies like Comcast, Verizon, and RCN, this new Allston based start up NetBlazr has started installing “small dish-like antenna’s” to select buildings in the North End of Boston and several other neighborhoods. Read the story at, Beta Boston.

Shakespearean taunting does not advance Olympic debate

Thomas Schiavoni of the North End writes that our “city on the hill” is turning into “a city at the till,” due to the rhetoric used in the 2024 Olympic debate. Continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Photo courtesy of David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.

Developers proposing $4 billion Boston garage makeover

To put it lightly, this is basically called “downtown Boston’s $4 billion garage makeover.” The vision for the Government Center Garage is to build a skyscraper that would include some commercial and residential space, along with ground-floor shops. Read the article at, The Boston Globe.

Rosso B. in Boston Has Closed

Rosso B., the new pizzeria on Blackstone street has already closed its doors. The new location across from Haymarket was not open for long before the store was seen with a “closed” sign up throughout the day. Read more on the developments at, Boston Restaurant Talk.

A North End afternoon with Josh & Aasimah

You have not seen a wedding stroll through the North End yet this year? Rest assured, they will certainly be coming! A couple who currently live in the North End took their engagement photos as they spent the afternoon, “wandering through the bustling streets.” View the photos and read more at, Briana Moore Photography.

Any other interesting reads from the past couple of days? Shoot us an email or leave a comment below!