Founder of NorthEndWaterfront.com, hyperlocal community "news & views" serving Boston's North End, Waterfront and Downtown. Also, photographer at MattConti.com and editor of NorthEndBoston.com.
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Blue Trellis Lights Shine Once Again

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department continued the tradition of annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday night. Park goers will also get to listen to a holiday soundtrack as they walk under the trellis. This year represents the 18th year Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Photo Gallery: VFW North End Post 144 Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The North End Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 144 held their annual ceremonies to honor and remember the U.S. military veterans of the North End. Prayers, wreath laying, and remembrances took place on the Paul Revere Mall (Prado). Following the ceremonies, the veterans attended mass at St. Leonard Church with Fr. Michael Della Penna. Read More…

Featured Food & Drink Real Estate

New Boutique Hotel Project Proposed in North End on Greenway

Cross Street Ventures LLC has filed a Letter of Intent with city officials to build a six-story hotel between Salem and Endicott Streets along Cross Street in Boston’s North End. We spoke with the principal of 6M Development, Bill Caulder, who is also a longtime resident and parent in the neighborhood. Caulder previously worked on Read More…

Business Community Featured

Editor’s Note: Winding Down our Community News Project

After nearly 12 years, NorthEndWaterfront.com will be winding down over the next few months and cease publishing in January 2021.  This announcement comes with great respect and much gratitude to our strong and supportive readership. Simply put, the site has over-stretched our technical and spare-time limits as an ad-hoc operation. Year after year, I wondered Read More…

Featured People

Greenway Conservancy’s Brackenbury Departing for Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

After 11 years with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury is departing for New York to become CEO of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Brackenbury will remain with the Conservancy for another seven months to oversee the transition while its Board conducts a national search for a new director. Brackenbury joined Read More…

Government Photos & Videos

Ed Markey at Aquarium to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Coming off of his recent US Senate victory, Ed Markey stopped by the New England Aquarium on Saturday morning to speak against the Trump administration’s policies regarding offshore oil drilling. Also speaking at the event was Heather O’Brien of 617 Harbor. In attendance were State Sen. Joe Boncore and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. “Neighborhood Photo” Read More…

Featured People

Anthony Martignetti Passes Away, Well Known for Prince Spaghetti Commercial in North End

Anthony Martignetti, well known for his part in the famous Prince Spaghetti commercial, has passed away at age 63. It was 1969 when 12-year-old Martignetti filmed the commercial as the boy running through the neighborhood while his mother (played by Mary Fiumara) yelled out “Anthony! Anthony!” from a window on Powers Court. He later worked Read More…