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Established in 2009, is a community “hyperlocal” website created to share local neighborhood “news and views” about the North End and Waterfront area of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Post your announcements and events on the Community Forum or submit your news articles & photos via email to We are always looking for bloggers and columnists so please contact us if you are interested in being a regular contributor.

Neighborhood News

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 Community Calendar.

We hope that can fill some of the gap left by the major media that have cut back on neighborhood reporting. We focus on important community meetings as well as neighborhood events.

Commentaries and Opinions

Your contributions are most welcome on! Feel free to submit your own commentary for publication to

Discussion is encouraged through the comments section under each post and the community forum.

All opinions should be attributed solely to the individual post author and do not necessarily reflect the editors of or its other writers.

Photos and Videos

We live in a fabled and historic neighborhood with incredibly fascinating scenes happening everyday on the streets, in the parks and along the waterfront. Through photos and videos, this website will show off the amazing imagery of our urban landscape and its people.

Photos are also an important part of many articles to add a visual element and documentation of meetings and events. See our latest photos and videos here.

Who are we?

My name is Matt Conti and I am the founder and editor of I have lived in the North End/Waterfront area for nearly all of the past 20 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 part time community reporter. He is a recent Suffolk University graduate and North End resident.

Would you like to be a regular contributor or columnist? Contact Us.


Read at your own risk! This site is NOT intended to be a comprehensive news source. This is a community blog more than an investigative news site.  Please understand that we do not have the resources of a full-time news organization. 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 in our spare time. The website will not always be updated and 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 or audited.

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 is always appreciated.

More Disclosures

In 2013, we took over a North End directory website,, that includes advertising. On, there is currently no paid advertising or sponsored 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 relationships but cannot guarantee that conflicts do not exist.

Comments and Posting Policy

We encourage comments and posts on the forum, in accordance with our policy.

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