Wednesday’s Brief: Feast Traditions, Gassy Movie Night, Moving-In, Freedom “Trail”

Things to know for Wednesday Events for Wednesday, August 23rd: 3:00pm Coloring in the Courtyard at North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street. Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring! Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored. Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. View the event posting. 5:30pm Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Croquet...

Neighborhood Photo: Former Mayor Ray Flynn at Fisherman’s Feast

Former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn and his wife Kathy visited the Fisherman's Club over the weekend at the 107th Annual Fisherman's Feast. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Submit your best photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.  

Life on the Corner, Scollay Sq. Part 1

Why is Robert Burns in Winthrop Square?? Boston was once the most walkable of all American cities. It was a city of low rise buildings and meandering streets filled with businesses and small shops which led a walker to a number of interesting squares, each with a character of its own. Post Office Square was the business center of the...

City Seeks Poll Workers for Upcoming Elections

            There are 255 precincts in the City of Boston and plenty of voters who may need some help with procedures and/or information on election day. The Boston Election Department requirements are: Must be a registered voter (unless you are volunteering as an interpreter), attend 2-hour training. Poll workers help out in numerous ways including: Getting voting locations ready for voters,...

Joi of Summer Event Raises Money for North End Against Drugs Programs

On Thursday August 10, Joi Salon and Spa at 2 Atlantic Ave held their 4th Annual Joi of Summer fundraising event. For the second year in a row, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) was the recipient of the funds collected. There were great appetizers donated by The Living Room and an awesome raffle with prizes donated by the following businesses:...

I Love Boston Sports Re-releases ‘The Last Laugh’ and ‘Crossing the Charles’ for Limited Edition Runs

BOSTON, MASS. (August 21, 2017)— I Love Boston Sports (ILBS), the Boston-based creative force behind the most recognizable and distinctive Boston-inspired sports art on the market, is re-releasing remastered versions of two of their best sellers – ‘The Last Laugh’ and ‘Crossing the Charles.’ The Crossing the Charles is the most popular piece in a series of art celebrating the...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh Speaks to Standing Room Only Crowd in the West End

Over 100 people crowded into the Amy Lowell Community room to hear Mayor Martin J. Walsh address the West End Civic Association, prior to their scheduled summer meeting on Monday night, August 14, 2017. The event was open to the public, attracting a wider audience than anticipated. The Mayor was peppered with a wide range of questions from traffic...

Tuesday’s Guide: St. Anthony Week, Harbor Cruise, Expanding Liquor Licenses?

Things to know for Tuesday Events for Tuesday, August 22nd 6:30pm Sunset Harbor Cruise with Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf. Boarding begins at 6:30pm. The boat leaves the dock near the Marriott Long Wharf at 7:00pm and returns at approximately 10:00pm. There will be complimentary Hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes! This is...

Photo Gallery: Fisherman’s Feast Grand Procession and Finale

The 107th Fisherman’s Feast featured the Grand Procession of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca through the streets of Boston’s North End on August 20, 2017. The Fisherman’s Feast is the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival and one of the largest with four days of festivities on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets. The tradition goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca,...

Downtown View: A Recipe for Cooking

Karen is taking a summer break. This column on a remarkable business incubator appeared last January. Take one old hot dog factory. Add two big kitchens, eight convection ovens, 12 food truck spaces, several 15-gallon mixers, a frying pan logo, a 1,800 square-foot refrigerator and 45 start-ups. Stir in $15 million of public money, tax credits and donations. Cook for...

Judge Orders Community Service and Feast Essay to Teens Arrested in North End

Following the arrests in the North End by Boston Police District A-1 last Friday and Saturday nights, 28 youths appeared in Boston Juvenile Court on Monday, August 21st. Four were 15 years old, twelve were 16 years old, and twelve were 17 years old. Coincident with the Fisherman's Feast going on this weekend, most of the arrests were made in...

Boston City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Releases Transportation Infrastructure Policy Proposal and Endorsement by MBTA’s Local 435 Union

Candidate for Boston City Council Lydia Edwards released a transportation infrastructure policy proposal this week with recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, parking issues, and public transportation deficiencies. “I have a vested interest in increasing the quality of life of my district neighbors who deal with the same traffic congestion and parking issues as I do on a daily basis,” Edwards...