Thursday’s Brief: Star Market to Open Friday, Biannual Urban Renewal Update, NEMPAC Fall Soiree

Today is Thursday, September 19 and "Boston city councilors agreed to consider drafting an ordinance that would prohibit protesters from wearing masks or other identity-hiding disguises at political protests – unless they dressed as good guy superheroes like Spider- and Batman." - Ben Alper. Here's what else you need to know for today...

Polcari’s Coffee Featured on OnlyGood TV [Video]

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Polcari's Coffee on the corner of Salem and Parmenter Streets in the North End was recently featured on the YouTube channel OnlyGood TV. Shop owner Bobby Eustace narrates this 8 minute video where he talks about the history of the 87-year-old shop. Eustace took over the shop from Ralph Polcari, son of the founder,...

Boston Planning and Development Agency Releases Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors recently approved adoption of the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at their September Board Meeting. The Guidelines, which build on Mayor Marty Walsh's Climate Ready Boston (CRB) initiative, are intended to serve as a reference for residents, business owners and developers. The goal...

Old North Church Presents Garden Improvement Proposal for Community Preservation Grant

The Old North Church Foundation is seeking support for a Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant to supplement its own fundraising as part of renovations for its North garden area, along with accessibility and related infrastructure renovations. Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, Vicar and Executive Director of the Foundation, presented to North End / Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA) at...

North End Athletic Association Singing Comedian Show

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will host singing comedian impressionist Joey Voices live on October 8 at 12pm at the Nazzaro Center. See the full event notice below.

Reader Poll: Is the New N. Washington St. Bus / Bike Lane Improving Transit?

https://poll.fm/10411642 The North Washington Street bus / bike lane was implemented a few weeks ago to help ease congestion and increase safety along this busy corridor. The lane is in effect 24/7 inbound from the Charlestown Bridge to Haymarket. https://twitter.com/BostonBTD/status/1166694778895048704 In a...

Mary Goiosa Receives Good Neighbor Award

Mary Goiosa was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for her efforts in keeping the North End neighborhood clean. Mary Goiosa (right) receives the award from Recognition Chair Janet Girardi. Mary Goiosa waters the Fulton Street trees when there isn't enough rain. She has been out there every day with...

Columbus Day Parade Returns to North End; Committee to Honor Giangregorio Brothers with Service Award

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee is returning to the North End for the 2019 parade on October 13, and will be hosting an evening of celebration and commemoration the preceding Friday, October 11, at Ristorante Filippo. The reception will feature music, prizes, raffle items, refreshments and cocktails.Tickets are limited. They are $55...

North End Music & Performing Arts Center’s Fall Soirée | Party on the Prado Sept. 19

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC)'s Fall Soirée | Party on the Prado will take place on Thursday, September 19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the newly renovated Prado outside NEMPAC's headquarters. It wouldn't be a NEMPAC event without a series of performances. The Soirée has an exciting line-up of live musical entertainment, including: Rebecca Jean Smith (vocals &...

Wednesday’s Brief: Boston Common Coffee Closes Last Location, What Unites Us, LEGO Club, Summer Shred, Old North Speaker Series

Today is Wednesday, September 18 and Boston Common Coffee Cafe, which opened its first cafe in the North End in 2004, has closed their last remaining cafe, read more on Eater Boston. Here's what else you need to know for today... 10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us: Latin America at Armenian...

Community Preservation Program Reviewed at Residents Meeting [Video]

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Community preservation was the topic of a presentation at this month's North End / Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA). Thadine Brown, director of community relations, City of Boston, provided an overview of how the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding is being used for projects related to historic preservation, parks and open spaces, and affordable housing. With the State...

Homeless Musician Nico Receives Replacement Violin After Being Robbed

Locals, music lovers, and good samaritans responded to the story of Nico, the homeless musician, who was robbed at knifepoint of his 125 year-old violin given to him by his late mother. After weeks of organizing, a group of benefactors was able to gift Nico with a replacement violin, his sole source of income.