Established in 2009, NorthEndWaterfront.com is a community “hyperlocal” website created to share local neighborhood “news and views” about the North End and Waterfront area of Boston, Massachusetts. The original idea for this website was to report on community meetings and events in the neighborhood. In brief, we are a community bulletin board (with awesome photos)!
We can’t do it alone! This is only a part-time project for us so we depend on the community to help us get the word out. Post your announcements and events on the Community Forum or submit your news articles & photos via email to email@example.com. We are always looking for bloggers and columnists so please contact us if you are interested in being a regular contributor.
Use our contact form to share your suggestions and feedback.
This site attempts to inform and comment on the “micro-news” and “goings on” that make living in our historic neighborhood so special. Information from various neighborhood groups, community organizations, local residents and businesses is always welcome. Find out about upcoming meetings and events on the Calendar.
This is a community blog more than an investigative news site. We hope that NorthEndWaterfront.com can fill some of the gap left by the major media that have cut back on neighborhood reporting. Please understand that we do not have the resources of a full-time news organization.
Commentaries and Opinions
We welcome contributions and opinions from the community. Discussion is encouraged through the comments section and forum. As is the nature of blogs, we occasionally share our ‘views’ or two cents on various issues where we can add perspective but we do not feel the need remark on everything. Feel free to submit your own commentary for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All opinions should be attributed solely to the individual post author and do not necessarily reflect the editors of NorthEndWaterfront.com or its other writers.
Photos and Videos
We live in a fabled and historic neighborhood with incredibly fascinating colonial streets, parks, plazas, statues, buildings and a picturesque waterfront. Through photos and videos, this website will show off these amazing scenes. Photos are also an important part of many articles to add a visual element of the meeting or event.
Read at your own risk!
This site is NOT intended to be a comprehensive news source. We assume no liability for harm as a result of comments or posts made by others, nor the inaccuracy of attributed sources.
This is a part-time project that we do mostly in our spare time. Please understand that the website will not always be updated and that some information will be incomplete. We strive to be accurate, but the information herein should not be relied upon and we assume no liability for errors. Please also be aware that our web polls are not scientific.
Most posts are written by a single person and we do not have the luxury of a dedicated editorial staff to proofread everything. We do our best, but occasionally in haste typos, grammar errors etc. will slip through. If you do spot a typo, a nicely worded correction via our contact form will be appreciated.
Share our News and Photos … But, Please Credit Us!
You are free to share this work for non-commercial purposes with attribution to NorthEndWaterfront.com, preferably including a link back. Unless otherwise noted, this content is licensed under a Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Use the Contact Form for commercial requests.
Who are we?
My name is Matt Conti and I am the founder and editor of NorthEndWaterfront.com. I have lived in the North End/Waterfront area for nearly all of the past 19 years (I left briefly, missed the neighborhood and moved back). I attend many community meetings and am involved in several neighborhood groups. I do not represent or speak on behalf of any particular organization. This is a part-time, hobby-like project for me.
Conor Finley is our regular, part time community blogger. He is also a Suffolk University student and North End resident.
Other regular contributors:
- Jason Aluia – St. Anthony’s Society, Ward 3 Democrats President, North End resident
- Marc Hordon – Health and Fitness expert, Hordon Health
- Carmela Laurella – Real Estate sales, CL Waterfront Properties
- Ralph Martignetti – Commissioner, North End Athletic Association (NEAA)
- John Romano – President, North End Against Drugs (NEAD)
- Domenic Piso – North End resident
- Thomas Schiavoni - North End resident and writer
- Bob Skole – North End resident and former Italian News reporter
- Karen Cord Taylor – Downtown View columnist
- Community Contributions – Old North Church, St. John School, Eliot School, FOCCP, FONEBL, FOTNEP, NEMPAC, Paul Revere House, NEWRA, NEWNC, NEW Health, Faneuil Hall Marketplace
- Individual neighbors from in and around the North End / Waterfront send us individual pieces all the time! Thank you!
Would you like to be a regular contributor or columnist? Contact Us.
In 2013, we took over a North End directory website, NorthEndBoston.com. This site contains advertising, including some from local businesses that are occasionally included in our articles here. We mitigate potential conflicts between the sites by managing them separately with minimal overlapping content.
The North End / Waterfront is a relatively small and tight knit community, so many of our contributors have other interests and ventures that could be perceived as a conflict of interest. When it is relevant, we ask folks to disclose such conflicts.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions.