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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Weekender: Henchman Graffiti, Baby Boutique, 1969 Restored Aerial Video

Recapping the top neighborhood news of the week, take a look at the 5 posts that drove the most traffic! Tagger Hits North End’s Henchman Street Do you recognize this man? The video of this man shows him tagging several buildings on Henchman Street and has been sent to Boston Police, view the post for more information. Cataldo’s Baby Boutique Opens on Prince Street...

Community Meeting: Demolition of Cross Street Buildings

198 Hanover St/60 Cross St/53 Salem St Article 85 Demolition Delay Community Meeting Tuesday, March 7th 2017 7:00pm Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennet St This community meeting is being held as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover St, 60 Cross St, and 53 Salem St, Boston, MA. The purpose of this meeting is to...

Cleaning up Grafitti on Henchman Street [Photos]

North End rep. at the Mayor's Office, Maria Lanza, followed up on the tagging of several buildings on Henchman Street arranging for "grafitti busters" from the City of Boston's Property Management group to remove the errant spray paint in Boston's North End.

Boston Public Market Open House on March 2nd, 4-7pm

Our big Open House event next Thursday, 3/2. The event free, open to the public, and will feature the best of the BPM experience for new or current customers, including vendor demos and samples, KITCHEN program previews, live music, Sip & Shop bar, contests and giveaways, and more.

Weekend Guide: 1909 #FlashbackFriday, Sen. Boncore Appointment, Glassware Banned?

Welcome to the weekend! #FlashbackFriday to 1909 in the North End:  https://twitter.com/bplboston/status/824633282595786752 Did you catch these articles? Should glassware be banned from local bars? City officials say there are no plans to ban glassware at bars after a series of assaults, which is "great news” to Donato Frattaroli, who owns Il Molo in the North End. The Boston Globe has more on the speculation around banning glassware...

Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing

(Photo from The General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
News from the Office of State Senator Joseph Boncore: Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing Senate President Rosenberg appoints Boncore to Chair Housing, Vice Chair of Transportation, Health Care Financing Senate President Rosenberg named Senator Joseph A. Boncore Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing last Wednesday. “I am honored to chair this committee; it will be a great opportunity to...

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Skinny “Spite” House on Hull Street

At 44 Hull Street, stands the Skinny "Spite" House across from Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Enjoy putting together this jigsaw picture puzzle with 50 pieces. The story goes that two brothers in 1874 fought over inherited land from their late father. When one brother was away serving in the military, the first brother built a large home, leaving the soldier...

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles...

Thursday’s Briefing: Food Safety Reports, NBSS Woodworking, Sfizi Reopening as Aquapazza

Happy Thursday! Start with today's brief: A must see for North Enders! Click the video above to see Mark "Bazooka" DeLuca running through the North End, paying tribute to Tony DeMarco and then other Boston legends as he runs through the streets. DeLuca is the undefeated middleweight (16-0, 10KOs), U.S. Marine Afghan Veteran who will headline the St. Patrick's Clash II...

New Family Show “Frannie” at Improv Asylum (Free Tickets!)

The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street in the North End is producing a new kids show that goes live this Sunday.  They are offering free tickets to the first show (as a way to get the word out) and would love to fill it with North End families. http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/frannie.aspx The show is called Frannie and is a musical parody of Annie.  It has a lot...

Safety at Home and On the Streets

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION. Beacon Hill Village presents “Safety at Home and On the Streets,” a two-part program that will begin with a discussion of home safety and falls prevention by Adam Lipman, physical therapist and program manager at CareTenders Home Health. The second part of the program will be presented by Robert Luongo, City of Boston Community...

Restored 1969 Aerial Video of Boston Harbor, Waterfront and Islands

https://vimeo.com/174398217 Video note: Forward through first minute which is black. Fans of dirty old Boston will enjoy this recently restored aerial video of 1969 footage, focusing on the harbor islands and waterfront. The film was shared by former North End resident (Fulton St.) and co-creator Larry Rosenblum along with Derek Lamb and producer Stanley Jacks. Larry explains, This film was produced as part...