Marisa Iocco Receives NEWNC Support for New Salem Street Restaurant

In a vote of 8-1, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted to support a beer/wine license transfer for Marisa Iocco who plans to open “La Sosta Da Marisa” in the Spring of 2011. Ms. Iocco is applying for a transfer of the Grezzo Restaurant license from 69 Prince Street to open a new restaurant at 78-80 Salem...

New Trial Possible in 1986 Slye Park Double Murder

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that DNA evidence should be considered in whether a new trial is granted for the 1986 double murder of Frank Chiuchiolo and Joseph Bottari. The victim’s bodies were found in Slye Park (now known as Copps Hill Park) in the North End along Commercial Street. Frank DiBenedetto, Louis Costa and Paul Tanso were...

Six North End Restaurants to Hold CityFeast Diabetes Benefit on January 30th – Tickets Available

On January 30, six of the North End’s finest restaurants are joining together to celebrate the 6th annual CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes to support the Joslin Diabetes Center by hosting special five-course dinners with wine pairings.  This local event is a great way for North End residents to get involved in the fight against diabetes while also...

City Hall and Patron Spirits Launch “Underage Drinking Prevention” Campaign


This January, Patron Spirits (Patron tequila) is teaming up with City Hall to target underage drinking. The North End is among the areas being targeted to communicate the message not to provide alcohol to minors. Above is one of the billboards that will be going up around town.

Chief Operating Officer John McDonnell is also a North End resident. Patron Spirits was recently a major sponsor of the gala fundraiser for Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.

Neighborhood Council Supports Beer/Wine License Transfer for Damien DiPaola’s “Vito’s” at 54 Salem St.

In a vote of 6-3, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted last night to support Damien DiPaola’s application to transfer the beer and wine license at 54 Salem Street, formerly Eclano. DiPaola intends to open a casual restaurant named “Vito’s” at the same address with a 1:00 a.m. closing hour, as currently exists on the license. NEWNC...

NabeWise Adds the North End as a “Nabe”

The Internet continues to find the North End with the latest coming from Nabewise, a site that helps people who are moving find the best neighborhood for them. The term “nabe” is apparently the other side of “hood.” Get it? (Ed: Me neither.) Still, they are rolling out more “nabes” in Boston as well as other cities such as...

Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, the Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will present a free tribute concert in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2011, at 1:00pm at Faneuil Hall.  The program will feature a moving selection of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program, conducted by Marta Zurad.  

2010 North End Crime Incidents Up From Low Levels

District A-1 Police said that North End / Waterfront crime incidents trended up during 2010, although the overall numbers remain near multi-year low levels. The police reviewed the numbers with about 25 residents that attended the January 6th Public Safety meeting at the Nazzaro Center. There were 70 more crimes in 2010 versus the prior year bringing the total to...

State Commissions Study for Local Public Food Market Near Haymarket

The State has hired Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit consulting firm, to make recommendations for a public market near Haymarket to showcase “Made in Massachusetts” foods. The announcement was made at the fifth meeting of the Parcel 7 and 9 RFP Advisory Committee, a group of citizens tasked with creating guidelines for development on two parcels adjacent...

Final Meeting on DeFilippo Playground (“The Gassy) Wall Improvements on January 20th

DeFilippo Playground Community Meeting Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m. Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennett Street, North End, Boston The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a community meeting to finalize the design scheme for wall improvements along Snow Hill Street, DeFilippo Playground, located at 135 Prince Street, North End. This is the...

NEMPAC Winter Session Registration Now Open

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center Winter Session Courses  and Private Music Instruction registration is under way. To register online:  www.nempacboston.org.  Payments will be collected at your first class, or pay online. For more information, contact Becca Griffin, NEMPAC’s Executive Director at becca0923@yahoo.com.

Tour the Otis House Museum with the North End Historical Society

Otis House MuseumA new event from the North End Historical Society: On Wednesday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, West End Lorna Condon, the Curator of the Historic New England Library and Archives, will lead a rare and exclusive showing of photographs, advertisements, postcards, architectural drawings, and other bits of ephemera, with an emphasis...