People Police & Fire

Berlin Attack Hits North End As Frattaroli Family Mourns the Loss of Cousin Fabrizia Di Lorenzo

After days of waiting by the phone, the Frattaroli Family of Boston’s North End have received confirmation their cousin Fabrizia Di Lorenzo was killed in the tragic Berlin Christmas Market terror attack on December 19th.  The family has issued the following statement: We are heartbroken to learn that our beloved cousin, Fabrizia Di Lorenzo, was killed in the Read More…

People Police & Fire

North End’s Frattaroli Family Relative Missing After Berlin Christmas Market Attack

December 22, 2016 update: Fabrizia Lorenzo has been confirmed killed in the attack by Berlin authorities. Please see this updated post. Relatives of Fabrizia Lorenzo in Boston’s North End are praying for their missing cousin following the attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany. The Frattaroli family have released the following statement: Our cousin, Fabrizia Read More…

Police & Fire

Local Author’s Books Parallel Nuclear Smuggling Terror Threats

Jim Ring, resident of Boston’s North End and author of Necessary Assets, was ahead of the curve when he brought light to the issue of a black market in nuclear material and the threat that it represents to the United States. Last week, the Boston Herald published an Associated Press story and SkyNews video about the Russian Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Necessary Assets: Keeping Our Perspective

It is difficult to follow news of the recent Paris terrorist attack without having our own negative emotional response. We feel anger, disgust at the barbarity of the event, helplessness, and yes, even fear. We again must face the fact that life is truly fragile and terrorism is a concrete threat to all no matter Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

From Al-Qaeda Offshoot to Caliphate

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (IS) advertises its murderous, brutal, and inhuman behavior to the world through its internet postings and social media. They offer video tapes of their outrageous conduct including two beheadings of captured news reporters. IS does what every terrorist aspires to achieve; instill fear in anyone who would oppose Read More…

Arts & Culture

Retired FBI Agent and Local Author James Ring Talks “Necessary Assets” at North End Library

In front of a neighborhood audience, author and retired FBI agent James Ring described the “inspired” fiction of his novel, Necessary Assets, at a Saturday afternoon book reading hosted by the Friends group at the North End Branch Library. A longtime North End resident, Ring incorporated many neighborhood features into the book despite the broader Read More…

Arts & Culture

Local Former FBI Agent, James Ring, Publishes Terror Plot Novel, “Necessary Assets”

Necessary Assets is a newly published novel that hits home by James Ring, former FBI agent and longtime resident of Boston’s North End. Fresh off the press (and Kindle), the fictional terror plot centers on an unusual alliance between a modernized Sicilian Mafia and retired FBI agent character, Mark Patrick. The reader travels with the Read More…

Event Notices Police & Fire

Terror Precautions and Auto Thefts / Larcenies Discussed at Public Safety Meeting [Video]

Video: North End Public Safety Meeting, May 2, 2013 at the Nazzaro Community Center with Boston Police District A-1 District A-1 Boston Police Captain Thomas Lee and Officer Teddy Boyle hosted the May 2013 North End Public Safety meeting. After the recent Marathon bombings, residents expressed great appreciation for the efforts of the Boston Police Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Commentary: A Reflection For Boston

The electronic signs over the expressway and interstate this weekend flashed in sequence: “We are one Boston.” “Thank you to all.” We’ve had 9/11 when planes flew out of Boston into New York’s twin towers. We’ve had the Boston Strangler(s). We’ve had the Great Molasses Flood. The anarchist bombing of a North End fire station. Read More…