St. John School Holds Successful Fundraiser at Fairmont Battery Wharf

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The St. John School Development Committee held its annual fundraiser on November 18, 2010 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf. Honorees included Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Jeff Cirace, V. Cirace & Son Inc. and Michael Gackstetter, Battery Wharf. The guest speaker was Dr. Ernest Collamati, Regis College. Also speaking were Sister Eileen and Lisa Santarpio. SJS Alumnus Jason Aluia...

NEWRA Opposes Bricco Expansion – Supports Paulie’s, Laz Parking and Cooper St. Renovation

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The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 10-21 to oppose the capacity addition at Bricco Restaurant at this week’s meeting. Bricco’s application is being made by owner Frank DePasquale at 239-241 Hanover Street. The expansion would add 47 seats to the existing 120 through an expansion on the ground floor into an abutting building formerly owned by...

North End / Waterfront Weekly Police Blotter

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Highlights from this week’s Boston Police journal log for the North End / Waterfront area: Larceny (Bike) 11/16/10          2:00pm-645pm Victim reports unknown person stole his full suspension (silver) bike from a street sign to which it was locked to on Sheafe Street. Vandalism 11/18/10          10:30pm-7:15am Victim reports his parked 1986 Mercedes 560sl on Commercial St. had the front passenger side window broken. View the complete journal...

Cooking with Frank Imbergamo

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Frank Imbergamo, North End native, is featured on Wicked Local Medford cooking his famous chicken parmesan. View the video clip below. Frank has a cookbook available on BarnesandNoble.com at this link.

North End’s “Acquire” Owner Among Boston’s Most Stylish

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The North End owner of “Aquire” and interior designer, Nikki Dalrymple, made this year’s Boston Globe’s list of the Top 25 Most Stylish People. In the write-up, Nikki talks about the North End as a style destination: We now have 20-odd boutiques here. I’ve always seen the potential in the North End, but I didn’t know it would turn into...

Christmas Concert at Old North Church

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Sound the trumpets!  The Old North Church Choir and Orchestra heralds the holiday season with a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 12th, at 5:00 pm, at the Church, 193 Salem Street in Boston’s North End.  Under the baton of Music Director and Organist, Dr. Libor Dudas, the choir will perform Reinhard Keiser’s Christmas Oratorio and Christoph Graupner’s Magnificat.  The...

Obituary: Frances M. (Cascio) Valvo of the North End

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VALVO, Frances M. (Cascio) Of Boston Oct. 16th. Beloved wife of the late Paul Valvo. Loving mother of Michael Valvo of Haverhill. Sister of Salvatore Cascio of Medford. A memorial mass will be held in St. Stephens Church 401 Hanover St. Boston on Saturday, November 20th at 4:30 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Wm F. Spencer Funeral Home 617-268-0855.

Parcels 7 & 9: Advisory Committee Moves to Next Stage

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What did we learn this week at the fourth MassDOT Parcel 7 & 9 RFP Advisory Committee meeting? The good news is that the process is moving to Stage 2 (Ed: feels like Stage 22) which brings it out of the philosophical thinking stage into a more practical, decision stage. The bad news is a lack of consensus on...

Voting Summary of NEWRA Meeting

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These are the highlights from tonight’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). This was the first meeting led by new President, Stephanie Hogue. North End Winter Street Sweeping Pilot Program - Similar to her visit to the neighborhood council last week, Commissioner of Public Works, Joanne Mazzaro, gave an informational update regarding the recent compromise on...

Snow Hill Street Wall at DeFilippo Playground Community Meeting

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The second community meeting for the re-design of the Snow Hill Street Wall at DeFilippo Playground has been set for Monday, December 6 at 6:30 at the Nazarro Community Center. This meeting will discuss three design alternatives that were developed from community input from the first meeting that was held in September. Future meetings will be held to specifically discuss...

Obituary: Donna M. Riordan of the North End

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RIORDAN, Donna M. In the North End, Nov. 15, 2010. Beloved mother of Michelle Harrison, grandmother of Jonathan Harrison, sister of Marion Mellon, Regina Towner and the late Edna Parker and Charles Riordan, sister in law of Margaret Riordan, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Mass in St. Leonard Church, Prince and Hanover Sts. Monday, Nov. 22, at 9:45 am. Relatives and...

Obituary: Patricia “Pat” Anne Dinard of the North End

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DINARD, Patricia “Pat” Anne, Longtime resident of the North End, Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 12, 2010. Pat’s passions included traveling, knitting, fashion, reading and cooking. A graduate of Simmons College, Pat worked at Ropes & Gray for 27 years where she made lifelong friends. Daughter of Mary and Peter, Pat is survived by cousin, Marianne and nieces, Michi and...