Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: “Transformational” Cross Street Changes, Menino Reflections, Best Breakfast, Pizza & More!

Below you will find all relevant news and posts that pertain to the North End / Waterfront. No matter how busy of a week you have had, the Notable News post always has you covered – a quick and easy way to keep up with local news! 

Sold: Parcel at 60-70 Cross Street and 198 Hanover Street across the Greenway. Read more at Boston Business Journal

New York investor eyes ‘transformational’ changes after buying prize Greenway parcel

The land and building at 60-70 Cross Street and 198 Hanover Street was sold last week to a New York based company that focuses on development of retail properties. The parcel was sold for $10.5 million and encompasses a building with retail space on Cross Street and a four-story apartment building behind it with a Salem Street address. Details at, Boston Business Journal.

Happy National Sandwich Day: Here are 10 of Boston’s Best Breakfast Sandwiches

People are constantly raving about the great restaurants in the North End that are serving up classic Italian dishes. It is not everyday that you hear the North End being praised for breakfast sandwiches. My Cousin’s Place on Hanover Street not only has great breakfast sandwiches, they are one of the best in Boston. Read more at, BostInno.

A Slice of America: The Best Pizzeria in Every State

If you had to take a guess where the best pizzeria in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is, you would have to assume the North End neighborhood of Boston. With so many powerhouses within the North End, can you pin-point which pizzeria takes the crown? Is it Regina’s, Umberto’s, Ernesto’s? Find out at the travel section of Yahoo!

Sarah Platanitis at Masslive.
Sarah Platanitis at Masslive.

A Market Tour of Boston’s North End

This post walks you through 15 different places and reasons to love the North End. It is the atmosphere, the pastries, the bakeries and smells that make this, “the most genuine “Little Italy” still in America today.” Read more at, Masslive.

Goody Glover’s Will Pours Its Last Pint

The only Irish pub in the Italian neighborhood of Boston is officially closed for business. After 11 years of, “no lines, no live bands and no gimmicks” the bar officially closed their doors on Halloween night. A west-coast based company called Peet’s Coffee & Tea is expected to take over the space. Read more at. Boston Eater.

The following articles pertain to the late Mayor Tom Menino:

Heslam: Five terms, two barbers

The late mayor Thomas M. Menino would go to Johnny and Gino’s barber shop in the North End every few weeks to get his hair cut and catch up. Whether it was a few jokes, the talk about traveling to Italy, or the generous tips he would leave, see how Menino was while getting his haircut. The story, with video at, The Boston Herald.

Boston students remember Menino as city’s ‘education mayor’

Students around the city reflect on the legacy of the longest-serving mayor of Boston. A student from the Eliot school in the North End spoke about how much he has learned about the late Mayor from Menino’s memoir. “I just love how much time and effort he put into the schools.” Read the story at, The Boston Globe.

The late Mayor Thomas Menino in 2001, photo by Matthew J. Lee, The Boston Globe
The late Mayor Thomas Menino in 2001, photo by Matthew J. Lee, The Boston Globe

Reflecting on Tom Menino’s natural leadership

This personal story from MIT’s president speaks about the persona and leadership of Mayor Menino, citing how he was a man who, “believed fiercely in giving real opportunity to all children.” Read this reflection from people who knew him as, “the grandfather of every child in the Boston Public Schools.” The story at, The Boston Globe.

Pride In Boston Helped Menino Unite The City, Say Many In The Italo-American Community

Mayor Menino was the first Italian American mayor in the history of Boston, but the Italian American community hopes Menino is remembered as everyone’s mayor. Italian-born Ralph Cattaneo at Caffe Dello Sport talks about the impact Menino had on the Italian community. Continue reading at, WGBH.

North End Residents Remember Tom Menino

This video features memories of the Italian-American Mayor Menino in the North End. At places like Johnny & Gino’s barber shop where he got his haircut, and stops for breakfast at My Cousin’s Place. View video on MSN.

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