Part 3 of “A Letter From Anna” Released

North End Boston has released Part 3 - “A Letter From Anna,” from a six-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how Part 3 continues: Mercifully, the sea was calm so Anna’s voyage was bearable. By early 1921, the stream of Italian immigrants from southern Italy and Sicily had ebbed somewhat. Many days...

Co-Chairs Step Down from NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee

Naomi Paul and Patricia Thiboutot are stepping down as co-chairs of the Clean Streets Committee, part of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association. Citing time and family issues, the surprise announcement was made by Naomi at yesterday’s committee meeting which was attended by approximately 25 neighborhood residents. After two years as co-chairs, Naomi and Patricia will continue to...

16th Annual Christmas Program for North End Children

Merry Christmas St. Agrippina DiMineo Benefit Society 16th Annual Christmas Program for North End children Santa Claus is coming with gifts for all the nice boys & girls. On Sunday, December 12th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM @ St. Agrippina’s Chapel @ 459 Hanover Street. * All who wish to attend please call 617- 363- 2678 between November 22nd and December 5th. To confirm...

Strega Ristorante Wins Good Neighbor Recognition Award From NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee

The NEWRA Clean Streets Committee awarded its Good Neighbor Recognition Award to the Strega Ristorante at 379 Hanover Street. The monthly award is researched and voted on by committee members and awarded to local businesses that consistently keep their sidewalks and gutters clean of trash and debris.   Accepting the Good Neighbor Recognition award for Strega were owner Nick Varano (2nd...

An Evening of Music at St. Leonard Church on Saturday, November 27

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT ST. LEONARD CHURCH Join us on Saturday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Leonard Church on Hanover Street for a wonderful evening of music featuring Fr. Vit Fiala, OFM, cellist, Fr. Tom Washburn, vocalist, and Amy Vinisko, pianist. Fr. Vit Fiala, O.F.M., is former cellist with the award winning National Theatre in Brno, Czechoslovakia, as...

North End Community Volunteer Honored at ABCD Dinner

North End community volunteer Rebecca Mattson is congratulated by keynote speaker Victoria Reggie Kennedy at the annual Community Awards Dinner of Action for Boston Community Development. Mattson made her mark managing numerous redevelopment projects in the city, including Boston Garden and Trinity Place. Vacating her former role as chief operating officer at Raymond Property Co., Mattson formed a new firm,...

NEMPAC President Makes the Case for North End Theater

Matthew Black, the relatively new President of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), writes an “Open Letter to the North End.” After a visit to the newly remodeled Modern Theater, Matt is looking to build momentum for performing arts space in the neighborhood. “I will not buy into the logic that there is no money for a...

Obituary: Angelo “Harry” Lepore of the North End

LEPORE, Angelo “Harry” Of Boca Raton, FL and Boston’s North End, November 11. Beloved son of the late Raffaele and Rosina (Maffeo) Lepore. Devoted brother of Charles Lepore and Alfred Lepore both of Boston, Americo Lepore of Woburn, the late Domenic, Anthony, and Nicholas. Also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews and many dear friends in Florida. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home,...

Parcel 7 and 9 RFP Committee Schedules 4th Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Invites you to the 4th meeting of the: Parcel 7 and Parcel 9 RFP Advisory Committee Wednesday, November 17th – 6:00pm Mariner’s House –11 North Street, Boston The purpose of the advisory committee is to advise MassDOT in their preparation for Request for Proposals for the development and use of both parcels. Parcel 7 is located between Hanover Street and...

Boston.com Rolls Out North End Website

As part of its rollout of “Your Town” hyperlocal websites, Boston.com has released its North End website, along with sites for several other Boston neighborhoods. Boston.com is the web presence of the Boston Globe and owned by the New York Times. Using a (free) strategy of featuring local blogs, NorthEndWaterfront.com articles are being included as links in its news feed....