Government

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Not Running for Petruccelli’s State Senate Seat

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has decided to stay in the House of Representatives and not run for the State Senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Michlewitz was considered one of the favorites to win the Senate seat in an upcoming Special Election next Spring. “After much discussion with family, friends and supporters, I have decided to Read More…

Government People

Anthony Petruccelli Resigns State Senate Seat; Special Election Likely

After a 16 year career in the Massachusetts Legislature, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced on Friday that he will be resigning his Senate seat in January 2016. The Senator will be assuming a role with Kearney, Donovan & McGee, P.C., a government relations and lobbying firm located on Court Street in downtown Boston.  “I love my job as a Read More…

Government Real Estate

Elected Officials Michlewitz, LaMattina & Petrucelli Take Stand Against Lewis Wharf Hotel Project

All three of the local elected officials representing the North End / Waterfront came out strongly today against the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel development project by JW Capital Partners, LLC. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Boston City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina issued the following letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority saying the proponent has Read More…

Real Estate

Haymarket Hotel Receives Elected Officials Support Amid Design Questions

Jockeying continues around the long-debated development project at Parcel 9 along the Greenway currently undergoing regulatory review. The Haymarket Hotel by developer Normandy Partners/Harbinger has been designated by land owner MassDOT and has most recently received support from the North End’s three primary elected officials, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina. We Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos

Video: Town Hall With State Elected Officials, Senator Petruccelli and Representative Michlewitz

The two elected State officials that represent the North End / Waterfront area held a Town Hall-style meeting this week at the Nazzaro Community Center. State Senator Anthony Pettruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz gave some introductory remarks about their legislative priorities and then dived into more local community issues through questions from the audience. Read More…

Event Notices Government

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz to Hold Town Hall Style Meeting

News from the Office of Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz: In an effort to more effectively reach out to their constituents, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz are welcoming members of the community to join them in a Town Hall style evening geared towards conversations addressing pressing community matters, neighborhood Read More…

Government

State Senator Petruccelli in Globe: Suffolk Downs Vote Belongs in East Boston

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli opines in the Boston Globe, “Suffolk Downs vote belongs in East Boston.” A better question for pollsters to ask would be, “If the casino development would have a disproportionate impact on your neighborhood, would you want the entire city to determine its fate?” I have a strong suspicion that most Bostonians Read More…

Government Schools

Photo of the Day: Eliot School’s Kindergarten Tours the State House

Ms. Hutchins’ Kindergarten class from the North End’s Eliot School received a behind the scenes tour on Monday morning of the Massachusetts State House from State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Pettruccelli. There was also this great view from the top!

Government

North End / Waterfront Votes For Obama (63%) Vs. Romney (37%); Supports Elizabeth Warren (53%) Over Scott Brown (47%)

The North End / Waterfront neighborhood voted decisively for “four more years” voting 63% for Democratic President Barak Obama versus 37% for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The result comes despite the former Governor of Massachusetts locating his national campaign headquarters at 585 Commercial Street in the North End. President Obama captured 79% of the vote Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Frattaroli Family Celebrates 35 Years at Lucia Ristorante on Hanover Street

Reminiscing about 35 years at Lucia Ristorante, the Frattaroli family hosted a grand celebration on Hanover Street on Wednesday evening.  Lucia owner Donato Frattaroli and brother Filippo served classic Italian favorites including a huge pancetta (pork roast) to hundreds of friends in attendance. Sister Anna was also on hand from the family as was Arturo, Read More…

Arts & Culture Community People Photos & Videos

Tony DeMarco Statue Unveiled at Historic Ceremony in North End [Photos]

There are two statues of famous North Enders in the neighborhood. Colonial patriot Paul Revere is honored in the Prado. And now, there is a bronze of Italian American boxing legend, Tony DeMarco, on the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street at the gateway to the North End. The pride of the North End, Read More…

Government

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli Gives Legislative Update to North End / Waterfront Residents [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association hosted State Senator Anthony Petruccelli for a legislative update. In the Senate since July 2007, he represents the First Suffolk Middlesex District that includes the North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. From Foreclosure and Health Care Reform to HazMat Trucks, Eliot School Read More…