Trash Pickup on Saturday Instead of Friday This Week

There will be no trash pick-up on Friday, the Christmas holiday. Instead, the trash and recycling pick-up has been re-scheduled for Saturday, December 26. Next...

Officials Meet for Cross St. Sidewalk Walkthrough

Public officials met last week for a walkthrough of the Cross St. sidewalk plaza area to discuss a potential reconfiguration of the traffic and...


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City of Boston Declares Snow Emergency

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009....

LaMattina Proposes 6am-9am Window for Residents to Put Out Trash

District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina attended the December neighborhood council (NEWNC) and the Clean Streets committee (NEWRA) meetings this week proposing a "morning-only"...

City Issues Cold Weather Alert

***Cold Weather Alert***

Temperatures to reach teens, single digits with wind chill; City urges residents to stay warm, be cautious with portable heating devices

             Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston is taking all steps to keep residents safe and warm as temperatures with wind chill are expected to dip into the teens and single digits for the remainder of this week.  Projecting the coldest weather in Boston so far this season, forecasts for today, Thursday, and Friday indicate rapidly falling temperatures and wind gusts that could exceed 20 miles per hour.  Given the cold snap, Mayor Menino urged residents to check on the well-being of their elderly or disabled neighbors, be mindful of homeless individuals that may need assistance, and practice caution when using portable heating devices such as space heaters.

NEWNC December Meeting Report

Here is the short version of the news from the December 14th North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. Watch for future posts with more...

Cross St. Sidewalk Walkthrough – Tuesday, Dec 15th

As part of the ongoing consideration for the reconfiguration of the Cross St. sidewalk in front of the former Martignetti's Liquors site, there will...

NEWNC Adds Councilor LaMattina to Dec. 14th Agenda to Discuss Rodent Problem

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has revised its agenda for Monday's 12/14/2009 meeting to add an update by District 1 City Councilor Sal...

Tree Grants for Non-Profits

Are you a non-profit that wants to plant trees?

The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.

Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010.  Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper.  Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010.  For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to

Free H1N1 Flu Shots at North End Health Center

Free H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic Tuesday, December 15th 5-7 p.m Hanover Street (corner North Bennett) Adults 18-64 years old. You do not need to be insured or a patient...

Swim League Seeking Youth Participants


Swim Team Experience Not Necessary

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, is currently enrolling youth participants in a citywide competitive swimming league.

The annual league involves boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants must be able to swim one length of the swimming pool. The league is a developmental league and serves as an introduction to swimming competitively for most young swimmers so experience on a swim team is not necessary. The regular season meets are held on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., beginning on January 8th and the last one is scheduled for March 26th .

To sign up to participate, contact the center directly or call Boston Centers for Youth & Families at 617-635-4920 x2150 and speak with Tony Rosario, Aquatics Manager.