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Obituary: Anna (Ciampa) Guarino of Boston’s North End

Anna (Ciampa) Guarino, 81, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2021. She was born in Montefalcione, Avellino, Italy, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Antonietta (D’Amore) Ciampa. She was a devote Catholic and a member of St. Leonard Church Choir, loved cooking and shopping at the “old” downtown Read More…

Business Commentaries

Taking Stock of the North End During the COVID Era as We Turn the Page to 2021

By Bernie Sapienza For anyone who lives or works here, we all know how intrinsically tied together the business and residential communities are in the North End. Over the past five decades, the North End has had a few transformational events—the harbor clean-up of the 70s and the Big Dig of the 90s come to Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicles Vandalized; Wallet Stolen

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny 12/23/201:30 – 3:00 p.m.Male suspect approached the female victim inside a Hanover Street pharmacy asking her questions. The suspect suddenly walked away and the victim noticed her wallet, which was on top of the shopping cart, Read More…

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Obituary: Mary A. (Varricchio) Kocincki, Formerly of Boston’s North End

Mary A. (Varricchio) Kocincki of Danvers, formerly of Charlestown and Boston’s North End, age 93, passed away on December 24th. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Kocincki. Loving mother of Kenneth Kocincki of Charlestown. Also, survived by her sister Anna Anderson and her husband Perry of CA and many loving nieces and nephews.  Born on Read More…

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Obituary: Sophie A. (DeFeo) Mercadante of Boston’s North End

Sophie A. (DeFeo) Mercadante of Boston’s North End passed away on December 29, 2020.  She is the loving daughter of the late Raffaele and Maria (Carifio) DeFeo. Beloved wife of the late Joseph “Pino” Mercadante. Adored mother of Ralph Mercadante of the North End. Cherished grandmother of Unique Mercadante Payne and Joseph Mercadante. Dear sister of Anthony DeFeo and Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

“On a Goodly Square”: Sacred Heart Italian Mission to Boston’s North End

By Jessica Dello Russo By the year 1870, a decade after Garibaldi’s conquest of the Two Sicilies and the year the young nation of Italy was at long last successful in the capture of Rome, several hundred families and individuals formally recognized by the United States as “Italian” could call Boston home. The city had Read More…

Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Old Bridge 100% Demolished; Vibratory Hammer Work Continues

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the weeks of December 27, 2020 – January 9, 2021. Vibratory Hammer Noise Impacts  A vibratory hammer is being used to install the five cofferdams which will be needed to build the piers Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Disturbing the Peace/Resisting Arrest on Hanover St.; Larceny from Boutique

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Disturbing the Peace12/15/20           8:36 p.m.Male suspect arrested for disturbing the peace, disorderly, assault & battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, and assault & battery after a confrontation in and outside of a Read More…

Featured People Police & Fire

Officer Frederick “Teddy” Boyle to Retire

District A-1 Boston Police Department (BPD) Officer Frederick “Teddy” Boyle announced that he will be retiring in February 2021.  Officer Boyle, a resident of the North End, has been with the BPD for over 34 years. As District A-1 liaison to the North End / Waterfront, Boyle provides the weekly police blotters and presents at the public safety Read More…

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Obituary: Robert “Bob” D’Attilio, Sacco & Vanzetti Case Scholar

Robert “Bob” D’Attilio, international scholar of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, died November 19, 2020 at his home at the age of 85. The son of Dominic and Josephine (Giuseppina Gianiorio), Italian immigrants from the town of Navelli in the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy, Bob attended Medford High School and was a graduate in Read More…