Daily Briefs

Weekend Guide: ‘MOAB’ North End Simulation, Lantern Ceremony, Happy Easter!

Things to know for Easter Weekend: Events for (Good) Friday: 10:30am Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration at West End Library. Caravan Puppets: Passage to Freedom Passover Celebration – Friday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy this interactive, professional puppet show that focuses on the values of freedom and choices, as told through the lens of the Read More…

People

North End Bombing Victim Roseann Sdoia to Marry Boston Fireman Who Saved Her

Former North End resident, Roseann Sdoia, lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing and is now engaged to the firefighter who saved her. Roseann Sdoia, 48, tells The New York Post that she and Boston firefighter Mike Materia were engaged on Nantucket in December. “He’s seen me on my worst day,” Sdoia told the New York Read More…

Health & Environment People Photos & Videos

AP: North End Resident and Marathon Amputee, Roseann Sdoia, “Strides Forward”

Roseann Sdoia, a North End victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, continues to make strides including intense physical therapy to replace her right leg with a prosthetic limb. The Associated Press’ Bridget Murphy filed a report on Boston.com including the video embedded above. On April 15, she saw a flash of light at her feet Read More…

Community People Sports

North End BINGO Fundraiser Honors Resident and Marathon Survivor Roseann Sdoia

North End BINGO fans came out on Sunday afternoon to the Nazzaro Community Center for one of our own, Roseann Sdoia. Seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, the North End resident had to have part of her leg amputated. After being released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital last week, Roseann was able to attend the Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos Police & Fire

North End’s Roseann Sdoia Gets Fire Department Escort Home After Release From Hospital

Roseann Sdoia, a North End resident that was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, was released from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday. She received a Fire Department escort home from Charlestown back to the North End. Roseann spoke about her recovery, shown in the TV news video below, at a press conference accompanied Read More…

Health & Environment People Police & Fire

Marathon Bombing Victim and North End Resident, Roseann Sdoia, Meets Hero and Guardian Angel, Shores Salter

Shores Salter, the young man that helped Roseann Sdoia, on the day of the Boston Marathon bombings was reunited with her at Spaulding Rehab Center for the first time on Saturday. Roseann, a North End resident, was severely injured in the bombings, losing most of her right leg. Roseann and Shores were separated soon after Read More…

Food & Drink Health & Environment People

North Street Grille Runs Successful Fundraising Campaign for Roseann’s Recovery Fund

After the Boston Marathon bombings, North Street Grille posted a fundraiser where appetizer sales went to Roseann Sdoia’s Recovery Fund through April 30th. Owner and North End resident, Robin Sidell, shares this update. Thank You everyone for your support. We raised over $2,100 for the Roseann Sdoia’s Recovery Fund. Roseann lives in the North End Read More…

Health & Environment People Police & Fire

North End’s Roseann Sdoia Gets Celebrity Support and Shares Story with 20/20 on Her Recovery from Marathon Bombings

As Roseann Sdoia continues her recovery from a serious injury in the Boston Marathon bombings, many have reached out to the North End resident including several celebrities. New England Patriots Tight-End, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, stopped by as did actor Kevin Spacey and several Red Sox players. See more photos at the Recovery Fund page where more than Read More…

Community Event Notices

BINGO Fundraiser in Support of Roseann Sdoia on Sunday, May 19th; Registration Open

Nazzaro Community Center will be hosting a BINGO fundraiser in honor of “Roseann Sdoia” a North End Resident who was severely injured at The Boston Marathon. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the explosions and has lost a leg at the knee. She has already undergone several surgeries with some to follow. It Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Reflection, Prayer and Song at Interfaith Vigil for Marathon Tragedy Victims Including North Ender, Roseann Sdoia [Photos]

A North End Interfaith Neighborhood Vigil and Remembrance Service was held on Thursday evening for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 and the brave men & women who responded to the tragedy. Special prayers were offered for the recovery of Roseann Sdoia, a North End resident, who was seriously injured Read More…