It was a full house at the 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon as hundreds assembled at Filippo’s Ristorante for the annual charity event. The tradition raises thousands of dollars enabling the group to send out over 200 checks to North End seniors, low-income residents and families in need during this Christmas season. City Councilor Lydia Edwards and former Councilor Sal LaMattina joined with other dignitaries to celebrate and honor those who serve the community.

Receiving honors this year:

Olivia Scimeca
Uncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian Award
Anna Gaeta
Private Ernest J. Natale Community Service Award

The Christmas Fund Committee is led by Robert “Ted” Tomasone, John Romano of the North End Athletic Association and James Luisi of North End Waterfront Health. The committee includes members from local non-profit agencies: North End Athletic Association, North End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Community Center, North End Waterfront Health, North End Seniors, ABCD Head Start Program and North End / West End ABCD Service Center. For the last several years the luncheon has been held at Filippo’s Ristorante and the committee would like to thank the Frattaroli Family for all of their help and support in making the luncheon a huge success.

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