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Boston’s Fire Fighting Bachelors Auctioned Off to Benefit Local 718’s Fill the Boot for MDA Fund


Who:     Boston Fire Fighters Local #718, 10 Boston Fire Fighter bachelors, Boston Cannons LAX dance team and the Muscular Dystrophy Association

What:    $10 at the door, which includes two drinks courtesy of Bacardi and Sam Adams, access to the patio cook out and the chance to win a date with one of Boston’s most eligible fire fighters

When:    Cook out 4-8 p.m., auction 8-10 p.m., Thursday June 9

Where:   Dillon’s Restaurant and Bar, 955 Boylston St. Boston


Obituary: Marie Napoleone of the North End

NAPOLEONE-Marie, 94, of Boston’s North End, on Monday May 16, 2011. Marie worked at the Charlestown Naval Ship Yard and upon her retirement became receptionist at the Sacred Heart Church in the North End where she was a devoted parishioner. Cherished daughter of the late Giulia (DiBerto) and Settimio Napoleone. Loving sister of Umberto “Al” Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Announcing the 2011 Greenway Food Vendors

 News from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy ( is expanding last year’s popular food vending program on the Greenway, and today announced the names and locations of the finalists and the food they will be serving. The expansion is based on the success of 2010’s successful pilot program. This year, Read More…


Obituary: Michael A. Nazzaro Jr., Former State Representative Credited with Saving the North End

NAZZARO, Hon. Michael A., Jr., A well-respected and prominent member of the North End of Boston, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was 85. Born on June 2, 1925 on North Street in Boston’s North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Camelio) Nazzaro. He later lived with his Read More…

Food & Drink

BostonZest Contributes Neptune Oyster’s Hot Lobster Roll as Sandwich of the Day on Serious Eats

Photo by Penny Cherubino. BostonZest contributed the Sandwich of the Day on Serious Eats, featuring the Hot Lobster Roll from Neptune Oyster on Salem Street in the North End. “The Lobster Roll at Neptune Oyster in Boston’s North End is a spoiler. It will make you think twice about ordering other versions of this New Read More…


Obituary: Louis Casale of the North End

CASALE Louis, 92, of Boston’s North End, on Wednesday, December15, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Clara (Maraccini), fatherof Ralph Casale and his wife Janice, Ken Casale and his partnerShirley Barry, Lois (Casale) Hanks and her husband Tom, and TomCasale, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren. Louis worked for many years as Read More…


Matt Lauer Visits North End’s Eliot School

Today Show co-host Matt Lauer visited the John Eliot K-8 School on Thursday. Lauer was greeted by Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker-Griffith. Lauer flew to Boston to conduct interviews at the Eliot on the importance of Kindergarten. The segment should air the week of September 27th on Read More…

Arts & Culture

San Giusto – Italian Ship Visits Boston

The prestigious Italian Navy training ship San Giusto docked in Boston this weekend and open to the public. On Saturday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said a Mass aimed at Boston’s Italian community. The amphibious ship is making a four-day port visit during a training cruise that has taken second-year midshipmen from the Italian Naval Academy to Read More…

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Local Artist Has Ideas For Callahan Tunnel Vent Building

The following post comes from Nathan Swain, a local artist and North End resident, who has some ideas for the Callahan Tunnel vent building as part of the upcoming facade reconstruction. Readers may remember Nate from his work on the Salem St. Powerhouse where he painted large murals on the “windows” of the barren Edison building, making it Read More…