New Restaurant for 76 Salem St. Presented to NEWRA’s ZLC Committee

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Nick Cerundolo and his wife, Lisa, plan to open a new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Paesan’s at 76 Salem Street. As presented at the May 25th NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction committee meeting, they have applied to the Licensing Board for a new beer and wine license with closing hours of 11:00pm on Sunday-Thursday and midnight...

BWSC Meeting on Richmond Street Sewer Work

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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will hold a meeting at 145 Commercial Street (Christopher Columbus Plaza) at 6:00 PM regarding construction scheduled to begin on June 7, 2010, at Richmond Street, Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, to repair leaking sewers that may be causing groundwater depletion in the immediate area. An 18-inch sewer on Richmond Street, between Atlantic...

Video of HazMat Truck Running Red on Commercial St.

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When the haz-mat trucks were re-routed to Commercial St. last week, a North End resident pushed the walk button on the corner of Foster and Commercial Street only to find a J.P. Noonan gas tanker truck barrel right through the red light. He captured the video clip below. You can also hear the audible chirp for the visually impaired...

NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing Committee Agenda – Tuesday, May 25th

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Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee Meeting Agenda Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7:00 PM The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue Zoning and Licensing Applications 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM 76 Salem Street, formerly Paesano Restaurant, Nick Cerundolo plans to open a new restaurant in this long-vacant space and has applied to the Boston Licensing Board for a new beer and wine license with hours of operation...

2010 Celebration of Italian Republic Day

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FESTA NAZIONALE DELLA REPUBBLICA ITALIANA May 29-30st, 2010 Celebration of Italian Republic Day at Langone Park and Christopher Columbus Park in the North End! Saturday, May 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM – Bocce Tournament – Langone Park (North End) Boston. Sunday, May 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – “La Piazza Exhibit” – Christopher Columbus Park • A reproduction of a typical...

Youth Program Band Performs a “Tribute to Bobby D.”

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The Nazzaro Center’s Youth Program Band performed a “Tribute to Bobby D.” on Monday, May 24th to a large outdoor crowd. The band played under the direction of Musical Director Jeremy Sarzana and Junior Band Assistant John Romano. The program started with “Taps” in memory of Bobby DeCristoforo, a staunch supporter of the band, who always lived by the...

BRA Releases Final Draft Guidelines for Greenway Distrist Planning Study

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has released its Final Draft Use and Development Guidelines on the Greenway District Planning Study.  The full report can be viewed at the BRA website. See this previous post for more descriptions: BRA Presents its Final Draft Guidelines for Development Along the Greenway     Following a 30 day comment period, the BRA will present the Final Guidelines to the...

Haz-Mat Truck Ban Goes Back in Effect Monday, May 24 (For 45 Days at Least)

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One week after hazardous material (haz-mat) trucks showed up on the North End’s Commercial St., a City ban goes back in effect on Monday, May 24th for at least the next 45 days. Last week, the City of Boston received a 45-day extension of its daytime ban from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With the extension, trucks...

Weekly North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

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Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police blotter for the North End/Waterfront: Disturbing the Peace 05/15/10          1:13am Officers responded to a loud party on Hanover Street. After several attempts, officers were finally able to gain entrance. Three females were arrested for Minors in Possession of Alcohol, Keeper of a Disorderly House and Assault & Battery against a police officer. The student’s university...

Jury Tours Damage in Big Dig Case

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The jury came via bus today for a tour related to the Big Dig case regarding property damage of North End buildings. (Photos by Bruce McCue.)

“What’s Your Number?” Movie Receives Permit to Film to 2:00 am in North End

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Following a community meeting, city officials granted production executives for the romantic comedy, “What’s Your Number?” a permit to film from 7:00 am through 2:00 am on Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th. There will also be two days of setup starting Monday, May 24th and a clean-up day on Friday, May 27th. The City of Boston’s filming...

State House Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts

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News from the Office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Third Suffolk District: House of Representatives Passes Bill Allowing Drug Discounts Promises Cost Savings to Consumers through Prescription Drug Rebates (BOSTON) – State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday in passing legislation that would allow consumers to take advantage of prescription drug discounts in an...