Weekly Top Reads: Galleria Umberto Award, Development Planning, Vincenza’s 105th Birthday, Residents’ Association Updates, Councilor Edwards Appointed to Housing Trust, & Molasses Memories

This week's most popular articles on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured business awards, waterfront development planning, birthdays, government updates, historical events and more! Read on below to see the top posts from this past week. North End’s Galleria Umberto Receives 2018 America’s Classics Award from James Beard Foundation Quite an honor was bestowed upon the North End’s own Galleria Umberto as the James Beard...

Pirandello Society Italian Film: “Il Sole Dentro” (“The Sun Inside”)

Anna Rocca, Associate Professor of French & Italian at Salem State University, will introduce the 2012 film "Il Sole Dentro” (“The Sun Inside”) at this year’s annual Pirandello Society’s Italian film screening. The film, directed by Paolo Bianchini, is the story of two journeys – one true, the other imagined – and both extraordinary. Coffee and biscotti will be...

North End 2018 Baseball Registration Is Now Open!

It’s that time of the year – time to register for North End Athletic Association (NEAA) baseball! Children ages 4-21 (your age is determined by how old you will be on April 30, 2018) are eligible to play in our program. We have a number of programs we offer under the baseball umbrella. They are primarily based on age, but if...

Weekend Brief: Historic Restaurant Up for Sale, Lego Club, Italian Language Class, STEAM Saturdays, Book Presentation

Things to know for Friday The weekend is here, and you know what that mean - AFC Championships are just a day away! As Tom Brady and the Patriots are warming up for the big game, the temperatures will also be rising with an expected high of 47 degrees on Saturday and 46 degrees on Sunday.  As you may already know,...

We Are Boston’s Waterfront Discusses Future Planning, What We Can Do Now

We Are Boston's Waterfront hosted a community meeting with the Conservation Law Foundation on January 17, prompted by the recent storm flooding, to discuss the changes we are seeing to the waterfront and how we can plan for the future. Over 60 residents from the North End, Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods attended, packing the Golden Goose Cafe to capacity. https://twitter.com/WeAreWaterfront/status/953768375662141441 Deanna Moran, Director...

North End’s Galleria Umberto Receives 2018 America’s Classics Award from James Beard Foundation

Quite an honor was bestowed upon the North End's own Galleria Umberto as the James Beard Foundation selected the pizzeria to receive one of the five 2018 America's Classics awards. This national recognition is given to "regional establishments, often family-owned, that are cherished for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal." Galleria Umberto 289 Hanover Street, Boston Owners: Paul Deuterio and Ralph Deuterio North...

Graffiti On Commercial Street & Greenough Lane

An illegal graffiti strike recently hit Commercial Street / Greenough Lane over the past few days. "It seems like one new 'artistic piece' is arriving every other day," says Andy Finnegan who shares these photos. This, after many graffiti tags were seen in the neighborhood over the summer. A reminder that residents can report public issues such as graffiti using...

Historical Neighborhood Photo: Festival on Hanover Street

Ask any Bostonian about the North End and it is likely they’ll mention the festivals, or ‘feasts,’ organized each summer. These events are designed to honor patron saints of various regions throughout Italy and have brought hundreds of thousands to the area for almost a century! Here is an old photo of a festival on Hanover Street circa 1930. The...

What’s The 311? North End Library Sidewalk Repair, Snow Shoveling, North End Litter, and Rats on the Waterfront

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Sidewalk Outside Boston Public Library in Need of Repair "Sidewalk crumbling outside Bpl north end." The original 311 post can be found here and here. The cases were submitted and opened on January 16th, 2017....

Thursday’s Brief: Snowflake Design, Community Preservation Forum, Rene Rancourt Announces Retirement

Things to know for Thursday Welcome to NorthEndWaterfront.com - your hyperlocal destination for all the neighborhood happenings along the Waterfront and North End of Boston. We're here to keep you informed and involved in our historic neighborhood, and to share your thoughts and insider knowledge as residents and community members. Today's insider treat comes from the hearth & home of Mrs....

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent's Wharf, and vacant lots on Atlantic Avenue and...

From The Director’s Desk: Neighborhood Service Center’s Goals for 2018

January letter from Maria Stella Gulla, Director of ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center. It’s a wrap! As the books close on another holiday season and year, the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) wanted to gratefully acknowledge the local community-based organizations, our elected officials, and members of our community for their support throughout the year that have allowed us to deliver educational...