Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Where are all the Little Italys?, Walsh’s Coffee, Goody Glover’s Closing and More!

Many articles and posts were published this week from alternate news sources, about various issues in the North End / Waterfront. Look no further, we have gathered and compiled all of these articles into one convenient post for your enjoyment.

Photo courtesy of Frank Franklin II, Associated Press
Photo courtesy of Frank Franklin II, Associated Press

Where Have All America’s Little Italys Gone?

In the wake of Seattle changing the name of Columbus Day to “Indigenous People’s Day” this article speaks to the way italian neighborhoods in major cities have been shrinking. Citing that New York and Chicago are diminishing while, “The North End in Boston is a great, great Italian neighborhood.”  NBC News has more on the decline of “Little Italy’s” across America.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and His Coffee

Mayor Marty Walsh was profiled about his coffee drinking habits, what he likes and dislikes when it comes to the caffeinated beverage that helps him get through the long days at City Hall. Although his usual cup of morning coffee is bought by his home or on the way to City Hall, the Mayor really enjoys Café Dello Sport in the North End for his espresso fix on “really long days.” The Boston Globe has more.

Photo by Angela Rowlings at The Boston Globe
Photo by Angela Rowlings at The Boston Globe

Class clowns free to play

Smiling kids filled DeFilippo Playground in the North End as kindergartener’s from the Eliot and St. John schools watched a close up demonstration previewing the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus ringmaster showcased Clown Alley friends, unicyclists, and more as kids watched a preview to “The greatest Show on Earth.” Read the story at, The Boston Herald.

Boston Layer-Lapse

This time-lapse video is unlike any other time-lapse you have seen. This is video assigns clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. These clocks could start at any point and time, moving at any rate. The result is a layer-lapse, a visual time dilation that makes the Boston scenes come to life an a completely different way. Watch the video at, Vimeo.

Boston is One of the Best Cities in the Country for Trick-or-Treating

Using a rating system broken down through several variables including candy amounts, safety risks, population index, home value and more, Boston comes in as the #7 best city in America for trick-or-treating. The database breaks down Boston as well, noting the North End as the 3rd best neighborhood for trick-or-treating, behind Beacon Hill and Back Bay. Continue reading at, BostInno.

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Beloved North End Pub, Goody Glover’s, is Closing at the End of the Month

It is no secret to North End residents, but along with J. Pace closing, so is Goody Glover’s, the bar on the corner of Salem and Cross Streets. After 11 years in the neighborhood, the bar will be closing for what is rumored to be a California-based chain called Peet’s Coffee. Read more at, BostInno.

North End Restaurant for sale

A North End restaurant is for sale with an asking price of $279,000. Located at a “high exposure corner,” with a current beer, wine, and cordials license, the restaurant currently has 30 seats and is on the market looking for a potential buyer. Read more details at, Business Mart.

Twilight Boutique and In-Jean-ius Boutique’s Fall Collection

Local North End boutique’s hit the neighborhood streets to capture their new line of fall collection clothing and accessories.  Christian Pleva Images has the photos that utilized local clothing, shoes, and makeup.

Napolean of the North End – Christopher Irvin

A story of a North End boy working as a garbage man, gets a little “neighborhood justice” from his father who catches wind of the boys lack of respect for the neighborhood. The tight streets, with heckling neighborhood residents who watched the boy spew garbage all of the street as garbage bags ripped. The story has just begun, read it in full at Plots With Guns.

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