North End Stories has released its latest video as part of a developing “digital narrative” project. In this video Corrine Testa, a lifelong North End resident, recalls what it was like growing up in the North End and shares what she and her friends did after school and on the weekends in the 1940s. See [...]
Archive | February, 2012
The March 2012 calendar is out for the North End Branch Library. It is shown below and also available as a pdf file here.
The following notice is the March 7, 2012 agenda for the Boston Conservation Commission hearing held at City Hall, Room 801. Emphasis is added to North End / Waterfront related issues. PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing [...]
Due to adverse weather forecast—posted sweeping for Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the North End is cancelled. NO-TOW notifications will be going out. Mechanical sweeping will resume next week. More details.
A March 12th foreclosure auction date has been set for a 2-bedroom condo on Salem St. owned by a North End and Revere developer. Thomas Grillo reports in the Boston Business Journal: Steven Fustolo, who withdrew a proposed 5-story condominium building at North Margin and Stillman streets (34 Cooper St.) in the North End following [...]
Update: Due to the adverse weather forecast, street sweeping on March 1, 2012 has been canceled and will resume on Tuesday, March 6th. Don’t get towed! Mechanical street sweeping resumes in the North End in March 2012. Details below from the Public Works Department. Sweeping in the North End and South End has been expanded [...]
The Jewish Community Relations Council announced that it is awarding its annual Legislative Achievement Award to State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. “We are thrilled to honor Representative Aaron Michlewitz with our Legislative Achievement Award” said Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council in a press release. “Representative Michlewitz has been a consistent and [...]
Disco Party – North End Style Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:30pm until 12:00am Fishermen’s Club, Fulton Street Please join us for a fun filled evening! Great Music …Dance Dance Dance!!!! “DJ MICHAEL LOPI” Appetizers by Billy Tse Drinks (Cash Bar) A 50/50 Raffle DoorPrizes (Please make sure you take your admission ticket with you) & [...]
There are many Boston blogs with pretty streetscape photos. The new blog by North End-based artist Nathan Swain is not like that. By now, you probably know Nate’s work. He did the Salem St. powerhouse building windows, the greenery walls in St. Leonard’s Peace Garden and Polcari’s rolldown door, just to name a few. Last [...]
While getting a sandwich, I captured this quick photo of the new folks that took over The Cheese Shop a few months ago on Fleet Street. Robert Malerba is the new owner of the shop, keeping the same “The Cheese Shop” name. They have a Facebook page with more information.
Making Magic at the North Bennet Street School, by Yvonne Abraham of the Boston Globe, features the North End trade school. Entering the 127-year-old trade and craft school on the corner of Salem and North Bennet streets in the North End is like going back in time. Furniture-making students bend over benches, creating intricate inlays [...]
We asked you whether the Wharf District has established itself as a neighborhood. With less than 20% answering “yes” most think it might in time with 30% saying “never.” Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results are representative only of self-selected NorthEndWaterfront.com website visitors. This poll is now closed. A new poll is [...]
The first Made-in-America sculpture is housed in the Old North Church. Boston not Philadelphia, nor New York, nor Washington D.C. can say it has the first American-made Carrara bust of George Washington, Father of our Country. Had the American Revolution not intervened, more London-made memorials might have come to Boston to join the Scheemakers, Cheere, [...]
Boston.com Town Correspondent, Jeremy C. Fox, publishes a photo article of Downtown Boston’s cast iron buildings, starting with the oldest cast-iron building in New England, the McLauthinlin Building at 120 Fulton St. In the 2008 revised edition of the “AIA Guide to Boston,” Susan and Michael Southworth write that cast-iron architecture didn’t catch on in [...]
Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police District A-1 journal log for the North End / Waterfront area: Larceny from Motor Vehicle 02/18/12 10:00pm -10:00am Victim reports his 2005 Saab had a laptop, GPS, sunglasses and backpack stolen from the vehicle while parked on Thatcher St. Larceny in a Building 02/20/12 4:00pm -8:00pm Victim reports [...]
We have received indications that MassDOT, the State’s transportation agency, is a week or so away from a decision on our permanent Boston area hazmat truck route. The North End Hazmat Task Force encourages you to remind MassDOT how you feel about this decision. You may sign the letter below with an email of your [...]
Over 175 people filled the Nazzaro Center Gym to celebrate the NEAA’s Youth Baseball and Soccer Programs. Awards were given to T-Ball, Minor League Baseball, 4/5 Year Old Soccer, 6 to 8 year old soccer and 9/10 year old soccer. Over 150 awards in all. Special Thanks to Minor League Baseball Commissioner Steven Siciliano, T-Ball [...]
Recently, Bulfinch Triangle has become quite the surprising and unexpected center for contemporary art, especially due to several motivated MassArt students. In an empty storefront on Friend Street, Susan Metrican, a female grad student out of MassArt, has curated a modern and inviting pop-up art exhibition — Hung Jury – an exhibition of 12 male artists that have re-examined [...]
Councilors Arroyo, Ross to Hold Hearing on Noisy Nighttime Trash Collection – Home Rule Petition Would Allow City to Regulate Commercial Trash Pick Up – On Monday, February 27, 2012, the Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a hearing on regulating commercial trash collection times. Currently, garbage trucks collecting trash in the [...]
“Ask Toni & Maria” is a real estate column written by Toni Gilardi and Maria DiTullio from Elite Boston Landmark Realty. Have them answer your questions in an upcoming column by emailing email@example.com. 1. Hi Toni and Maria , I am selling my condo in the Back Bay. I do not have smoke detectors. My [...]
The North End Historical Society will host a presentation of “The Unofficial Archivist” on Tuesday, February 28. Archivist and Cultural Heritage Consultant Melissa Mannon will discuss the beginning steps for creating a family archive with a focus on personal narrative and the preservation of personal papers. According to Mannon, “Many irreplaceable materials that help tell [...]
Oyster Shucking Sushi in Boston’s North End at Mercato Del Mare March 10, 2012 – Oyster Shucking Lessons 99 Salem St., 5:30pm-7:30pm For the second time, MOP has teamed up with Keri and Liz of Mercato del Mare, a North End Fish Market, for oyster shucking lessons from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Come learn how [...]
This video features introductory comments by North End Music & Performing Arts Center President, Matt Black, and Program Director Sherri Snow. At the 2:50 mark, view the performance of “Bella Figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto. Playing Gilda is Abigal Krawson, Maddalena is played by Alexandra Dietrich, Duca by Fred VanNess and Rigoletto by Daniel Cyr. In [...]
WBUR’s Here and Now interviews Deborah Kops on her new children’s book about the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End along Commercial Street. This bizarre tragedy has been written about before, but Kops decided to tell the story partly through the eyes of children who lived through it. “Disaster books are almost [...]
Friends of the North End Branch Library 3rd Annual Fundraiser, The Magic of Reading, is being held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, starting at 6:30 pm.
The West End Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, will present The Preservation Movement Then and Now (February 21- May 12, 2012). The exhibit outlines the story of the preservation movement in New England from its inception in 1863 through the present day. Independence Hall and Mount Vernon are architectural symbols of our nation’s [...]
A concerned resident sends in this disturbing account of extensive vandalism on Monday night, Presidents’ Day at the North End’s Puopolo and Langone parks by a large group of young individuals drinking on the Harborwalk. After the photos, the same resident provides an update on the response by City officials. Approximately 8:45 PM last night [...]
Bobby Eustace from Polcari’s Coffee serves up Italian Ice to the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmem who then heads over to Caffe Paradiso to see Antoinette and Adrianna DeStefano. (Watch the full clip.) Also, see Maria’s Pastry in a separate Travel Channel clip with the Top 5 Highlights in Boston. H/T to Matt Black for emailing [...]
Valentino Capobianco, Male College Representative to the Democratic State Committee today formally announced his candidacy for Democratic State Committeeman representing the first Suffolk and Middlesex Senate district.
The North End Friends of St. Francis House will have their Annual Flea Market & Bake Sale on Friday March 16th from 9am to 6pm and Sat March 17th from 9am to 1pm at the Nazzaro Center.
The true night owls of the North End are the bread bakers that fill the restaurants’ breadbaskets and also sell bread (and more) to residents and visitors through their neighborhood retail shops. Revealing the dough story, from old to new, is Bostoniano.info’s Nicola Orichula who publishes a 4-part series on the people behind the North [...]
Video: “Libiamo” Chorus from La Traviata Violetta throws a lavish party to celebrate the recovery of her illness. Alfredo proposes his desire for Violetta and the crowd rouses celebration with a toast. Violetta: Sherri Snow, Alfredo: Fred VanNess, Chorus: Rebecca-Rapoport-Cole, Aleandra Dietrich, Abigail Krawson, Daniel Cyr, Marquis Fuse Over 130 music lovers cheered at the [...]
Video: Northeastern’s “Essential Engineering” team presents Hanover Street Re-Design ideas at a neighborhood meeting held on February 15, 2012 at the Nazzaro Community Center in the North End.
“Ask Toni & Maria” is a real estate column written by Toni Gilardi and Maria DiTullio from Elite Boston Landmark Realty. Have them answer your questions in an upcoming column by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Q) Hello Toni and Maria, I’m a first time home buyer and I was wondering how much money should I put aside [...]
Matthew in Boston posts a bunch of North End street photos on Flickr, including this one of a Charlestown resident’s car. He adds this caption: “License plate “TOWNIE” parked on a sidewalk. What can I say? Too perfect, really.” Via Universal Hub and posted under Creative Commons.
Assault / Deadly Weapon 02/11/12 7:30pm Male juvenile suspect went to a Prince st apt. and was involved in a altercation with 2 male juvenile victims. At this time the suspect pulled out a black pellet gun and threatened the victims with it , the victims were able to take the gun away from the [...]