Health & Environment People

MaryAnn Contardo Tordiglione Receives Good Neighbor Recognition Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for February 2014 was presented to MaryAnn Contardo Tordiglione for her work in The Gassy, also known as DeFilippo Playground. The award was presented by NEWRA President Jim Salini and Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). MaryAnn designs little scenes at Read More…

Community Event Notices

Parks & Open Spaces Report at Residents’ Association Meeting [Video]

(00:00 in video) Anne Pistorio, Chair of the Parks and Open Spaces Committee for the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) reported on the status of North End parks. She also reported on her meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina where she presented a list of work needed at the Copp’s Hill Cemetary, the Read More…

Arts & Culture

Christmas on a Perfect July Evening in the North End

The Gassy, also known as DeFilippo Playground in the North End, was turned into a winter wonderland for the annual Christmas in July Movie Night, sponsored by ROC Teen Saturday. Organizer Steven “Virgil” Virgilio set up Christmas decorations, a bounce house and there was holiday music before the movie showing, Holiday Vacation. Free Regina Pizza Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos

Celebrating DeFilippo Playground’s Reopening at the Gassy with the Mayor [Photos]

Dozens of North End residents joined with Mayor Tom Menino on Friday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated tot lot and wall construction at DeFilippo Playground, commonly known as “The Gassy.” In a year-long series of community meetings, the City of Boston invested $933,000 to renovate certain Read More…

Community Event Notices Government

Park Opening and Coffee Hour with Mayor at DeFilipppo Playground, “The Gassy”

Join Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department as they celebrate the opening of the DeFilippo Playground and Wall in the North End. The park improvements were funded by the City’s Capital Improvement Plan. In addition to the festive Park Opening, guests will be able to participate in a Neighborhood Coffee Read More…

Community Event Notices

DeFilippo “Gassy” Playground Improvements to be Unveiled at Mayor’s Coffee Hour on June 22, 2012

News from the Mayor’s Office: Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join North End residents for a Neighborhood Coffee Hour and the official unveiling of more than $900,000 in improvements at DeFilippo Playground, the “Gassy,” on Friday, June 22, at 9:30 a.m. The annual Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak with Mayor Menino Read More…

Community Event Notices Government

Mayor’s North End Coffee Hour Set for June 22, 2012 at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground

Mayor Menino will hold his annual neighborhood coffee hour in the North End on June 22, 2012 at 9:30 am. The event will be in conjunction with the opening of the newly renovated play area at “The Gassy” formally known as DeFilippo Playground at 135 Prince Street.

Community Sports

Walking Through DeFilippo Park, “The Gassy”

NEWRA’s Parks & Open Spaces Committee toured DeFilippo Park on April 10th to brainstorm ideas for improving the open space for residents. Also known as “The Gassy,” neighbors complain the park does not get the attention of higher profile parks, despite its heavy use and dense surroundings. About 10 people showed up for the walkthrough, Read More…