The Weekender: Celeb Visit, Development Opposition, Nursing Home Hearing, Political History!

Below are the top 5 posts from this week on!

Neighborhood Photo submitted
Neighborhood Photo submitted by Lorena DiLorenzo Lanza.

Neighborhood Photo: Rob Lowe Visits Pizzeria Regina Friends

Posing for a few photos with friends, actor Rob Lowe stopped by to visit Pizzeria Regina in the North End, view the post.

Residents Oppose Cross Street Development Plan at Former Martignetti’s Site

Facing heavy opposition from neighborhood residents, Charter Realty and Development attended another neighborhood meeting as they continue to present their proposal for a residential/commercial building at 53 Salem Street and 64-66 Cross Street. The project is within the zoning guidelines and has apparently been approved for design by the BRA, read the article for more on the proposal and neighborhood opposition.

The longstanding vegetable stand at Salem & Cooper Streets was being setup again on Saturday morning. (Photo by Jason Aluia)
The longstanding vegetable stand at Salem & Cooper Streets was being setup again last Saturday morning. (Photo by Jason Aluia)

Follow-up: Longtime Vegetable Stand Returns to North End

After a brief stint away due to enforcement closure, the homegrown vegetable stand at the corner of Salem & Cooper Streets is back in business. The Tammaro family who have a Billerica farm has run the stand for over 45 years, read the post.

North End Nursing Home Hearing at Boston City Council Brings All Parties to the Table

The Boston City Council chamber was packed with neighborhood residents and officials as they voiced their opposition to the closure of the North End Nursing Home. The BRA confirmed that restrictions on the property, designated under urban renewal, must be used for a nursing home, view the post for more on the passionate opinions from neighborhood residents and officials.

Five North End Restaurants Apply for All-Alcohol Licenses

Crudo Boston, Carmelina’s, Strega Ristorante, Antico Forno, and Terramia Ristorante are the five North End restaurants that are seeking new and upgraded all-alcohol licenses that recently became available at the Boston Licensing Board. Each license is valued at upwards of $300,000, read the post for more on the process.

Ward 3 Flyer
Ward 3 Flyer

Editor’s Extra:

Life on the Corner: Vote Often and Early

After extensive research, Nicholas Dello Russo profiles the political history within the North End neighborhood. Beginning with the waves of Italian immigrants arriving at the end of the nineteenth century, the political scene was dominated by the Irish, who knew the importance of law. Italians were accustomed to a very different political climate, view the post for more on the Ward 3 Democratic committee and the impact of the Langone Family.