A formal hearing against Platini and outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is expected to take place next month.Platini’s lawyer claims a lifetime ban is being sought against his client, a claim backed by FIFA investigatory chamber member, Vanessa Allard.
The North End OSIA has 113 people signed up and 50 people have already paid their full membership. They are expecting their charter in the next few weeks. The national president is coming in October for the swearing in of new members.Some of their short-term goals include:Raise money for scholarships for children of the North End.Supporting local sports organizations.Local events to bring the community together.A parade or block party for the neighborhood.Long-term goals:An Italian monument dedicated to immigrants and our Italian ancestors who came to America for a better life.An Italian cultural center.The North End OSIA has been approved to use the Nazarro Center temporarily. You do not have to be Italian to be part of the Sons & Daughters of Italy of the North End – you can be a “social member”.First year dues are $75. The majority goes to the national level to become an official member of the Order. After that it’s $50 a year. Applications are available at the Nazarro Center and you can mail them in to 30 N. Bennet Street. Checks should be made out to North End – OSIA.If you’re interested in joining or simply learning more, you can contact the North End OSIA via this Google form, Facebook, or by email at email@example.com.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Luigi Natale and Andrew Battaglia presented the new North End Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) to council members and attendees at the Neighborhood Council September meeting.The Order was originally started in the North End in 1905. It’s an Italian-American 501c3 charitable organization that preserves history and culture. Luigi and Andrew, along with several others, are bringing the chapter back to the North End.*Advertisement*