LaMattina Issues Letter Asking for Extension of City’s HazMat Ban

District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking Secretary LaHood and Administrator Ferro to extend the daytime ban of hazardous material trucks in the City of Boston. “Residents and business owners in Boston’s North End neighborhood, which I represent, are understandably concerned about giving free rein to hazmat trucks. This is a...

Boston Harbor Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Boston Harbor Waterfront Sail Boston, Inc., in conjunction with Conventures, Inc., is hosting the 2010 Boston Harbor Parade of Lights. After an 8-year absence, the parade of ships returns with over 30 large boats on Saturday, June 19, from 8:30 to 10 p.m.. The parade will feature over 30 brightly lit...

Island Global Yachting Takes Over Management of Boston Yacht Haven

Located on the harbor at the edge of Commercial Wharf, the storied Boston Yacht Haven is starting a new chapter through the hiring of Island Global Yachting (IGY) to manage the marina and hotel operations at the property. IGY manages 14 other marinas around the world, mostly...

New England Aquarium’s Vet Helping Oiled Turtles in Gulf

Many sea animals are in trouble because of the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. The New England Aquarium’s head vet, a.k.a. Dr. Turtle, is helping endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and blogging from the frontlines of this environmental disaster. Dr. Innis is working with a team of vets at the Aquarium of the Americas. He will be joined shortly by the...

Obituary: Antonette C. Crugnale of North End

Crugnale - Antonette C. (Passero), 67, of Boston’s North End, on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Loving daughter of Lena (DiAngelis) and the late Nicholas Passero. Beloved sister of the late Vincent A. Passero. Cherished aunt of Niki Ann Laakso of WI, and Vincent A. Passero Jr. of Boston. Great aunt of Grace Ann and Connor Jason Laakso of WI,...

LNG Photos – GDF Suez Neptune

Brendan O. sends in photos of the GDF Suez Neptune LNG tanker arriving and leaving Boston Harbor. The $330m GDF Suez Neptune, built in 2009, is the first of two 145,000 cubic meter sister vessels to be deployed on the Neptune Project, a “deepwater port”, some 22 miles northeast of Boston in Massachusetts Bay. The two vessels will transport...

North End Branch Library Weekly Events

Boston Public Library - North End Branch Events for June 6 - 12 Monday, Jun 7, 11:00 am Films for Children On Mondays, come and watch children films at the North End library. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Tuesday, Jun 8, 4:00 pm Chess for Kids Want to learn how to stregnthen your chess game? Drop...

Green Water Taxi Launches in Boston Harbor

At a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 3, 2010, Rowes Wharf Water Transport debuted Boston Harbor’s first and only all-electric, zero-emissions water taxi. Lowell Richards of Massport said the taxi complements what Massport is doing to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation resources. Guests were offered free rides. Refreshments were provided by Paul Jacques and the Boston Harbor Hotel....

NEWRA Meeting Agenda – June 10, 2010

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010 Time: 7:00 PM Location:  Nazzaro Center 30 North Bennet Street Reports: 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM •       President’s Report •       Reports from City Hall: -  Nicole Leo, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services -  Kathy Carangelo-McIsaac, Councilor Sal LaMattina’s Office •       Membership Committee •       Clean Streets Committee •       Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee •       Committee on Parks and Public Spaces “What’s Your Number” Returns to...

Republican Addivinola On Ballot Vs. Democratic Incumbent Petruccelli

Frank Addivinola is officially on the ballot as a Republican candidate for State Senate in the First Suffolk and Middlesex district which includes: Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Waterfront, Financial District, East Boston, Cambridge, Revere and Winthrop. The Secretary of State received 529 certified signatures which exceeds the 300 required signatures. Addivinola will take on incumbent Senator Anthony Petruccelli. Candidate...

North End Beach – Photos from 1927

As part of the burgeoning historical photo gallery on NorthEndWaterfront.com, we recently acquired some fascinating 1927 pictures of the old North End Beach/Park where now exists the Mirabella Pool, Puopolo Ball Fields and Langone Park. Besides the stylish bathing suits and masses of North End kids, notice the overhead tracks on Commercial Street in the background. Thanks to the efforts of Anne...

Obituary: Edward F. DiCenzo of North End

Edward Francis DiCenzo, age 80, of Boston’s North End, passed away on June 1, 2010. Mr. DiCenzo was a teacher in the Boston Public Schools for over 30 years and was a retired Colonel in the Army Reserves. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Anna (Riccotti) DiCenzo and his brother, Arthur DiCenzo. He is survived by his loving...