» Parks News & Views for Boston's North End & Waterfront Community Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:28:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Flipping the Switch at the Columbus Park Trellis Lighting [Photos] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:27:17 +0000

Kicking off the holiday season, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park hosted its annual trellis lighting on Monday night. A tradition in its 13th year, the iconic trellis was set aglow with blue and white lights, funded entirely by the all-volunteer FOCCP group […]]]> 5
Trellis Lighting on Monday, November 24th Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:25 +0000

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will celebrate a Boston holiday tradition with the twelfth annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises on Monday, November 24, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Local businesses and neighbors support the efforts of FOCCP, […]]]> 0
Neighborhood Reacts Negatively to Preliminary North Square Reconstruction Design [Meeting Video] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:23 +0000

At a public meeting on Wednesday night, North End residents and stakeholders harshly criticized a preliminary design for the reconstruction of North Square. Boston Public Works has budgeted $2 million to make site improvements for historic North Square. Centrally located in Boston’s North […]]]> 4
Dog Park Pilot at the Gassy Flights Supported by Neighborhood Council Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:27:32 +0000

A pilot dog park was presented this week to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) by Amy Hand and Leslie Horn from the local dog owners group, RUFF (Responsible Urbanites for Fido). RUFF is working with the Mayor’s Office of […]]]> 0
Greenway Conservancy Executive Director Provides Seasonal Update [Video] Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:53:18 +0000

Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Jesse Brackenbury, updated the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on end of season activities and introduced new members of the Conservancy staff. Michael Nichols is taking on the community affairs function for the […]]]> 0
Eliot School Students Plant Bulbs in Charter Street Park Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:41:33 +0000

City Suites/C.S. Management who maintains the Charter Street Park built in 1984 and have maintained it sends, held a “Bulb-A-Thon Planting” in the Park with fourth-grade students from the Eliot School. The firm did this ten years ago and is […]]]> 2
Last Chance for 2014 Gala Tickets to Benefit Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:08:13 +0000

Last chance to signup for this year’s fundraiser in support of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Friday, November 14th 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf Tickets: $150 (Tickets will NOT be mailed out – your name will […]]]> 0
Letter: Responding to North Square Design Proposal Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:33:37 +0000

Boston Public Works recently hired Beta Inc. to develop roadway and design improvements for North Square in Boston’s North End. The square marks the North End’s heritage as one of the nation’s first neighborhoods and is located on the Freedom Trail. A first look at the […]]]> 3
Poll: Should Christopher Columbus Park Be Renamed Tom Menino Park? Sun, 02 Nov 2014 22:32:18 +0000

A petition has been started by Commercial Wharf resident, Michael Cohen, to rename Christopher Columbus Park after the late Mayor Tom Menino. As of this writing, the petition has over 1,000 signatures with a goal of 10,000. The petition starts: The […]]]> 18
Concepts Discussed to Cover Greenway Ramp Parcels Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:08:39 +0000

Video: Review of Greenway Ramp Parcel Cover Study – October 29, 2014 A working session to develop ramp cover concepts for the I-93 Central Artery entrance/exit parcels on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway was held on Wednesday night at Boston […]]]> 0
North End Parks Volunteer Day on Rose Kennedy Greenway Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:10:34 +0000

We are recruiting 15-20 volunteers for a North End volunteer day on Friday, November 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm to plant bulbs and start fall clean ups. Our volunteer program allows us to accomplish a lot of important work and we hold […]]]> 0
RUFF Pilot Dog Park in Gassy Set for Spring 2015 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:12:33 +0000

North End RUFF, Responsible Urbanites for Fido, held their monthly meeting to provide information regarding a pilot program for a dog park in the flights of, “the Gassy” officially known as, DeFilippo Park. All of those in attendance at the Nazzaro Center were […]]]> 0
Photo Gallery: Columbus Day Celebration at the Park Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:20:21 +0000

The 2014 Columbus Day celebration brought out hundreds to the namesake park as kids of all ages joined in events hosted by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. In what has become an annual tradition, the free family day kicked off with a kids parade […]]]> 1
Columbus Day Family Celebration on Monday at Christopher Columbus Park Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:18:56 +0000

What was the name of one of Christopher Columbus’s ships? The Queen Mary, the Titanic or the Nina? That is one of the questions that will be part of a very unique “Scavenger Hunt” in Columbus Park on Monday, October […]]]> 0
North Square’s Sandro Carella Receives Good Neighbor Recognition Award Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:41:39 +0000

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for October 2014 was given to the Sandro Carella of North Square. The award was presented by Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). In accepting the award, Sandro […]]]> 0
Great Molasses Flood Memorial Could Cover Parcel 6 Ramps on Greenway Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:27:15 +0000

As State (MassDOT) and City (BRA) officials consider design solutions to cover the ramp parcels on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, North Ender and civil engineer, Bryan Webb, has put forth a conceptual plan for a Great Molasses Flood Memorial. The idea is […]]]> 2
RUFF Letter: Abutters Meeting for Pilot Dog Park at Flights in the Gassy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:02:18 +0000

The following is an invitation letter from Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) inviting community feedback from neighborhood residents at their next meeting at the Nazzaro Center on October 14th at 7pm. Hoping to address the growing need for an off-leash, safe […]]]> 0
Circus Advance Visit to Bring New Paint & Hockey Nets to DeFilippo Playground Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:18:50 +0000

In advance of the October 15-19th Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey visit to TD Garden, a few stars from the show are visiting Boston’s North End early to show local students from the Eliot and St. John schools how […]]]> 0
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Boston National Historical Park Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:31:43 +0000

Boston National Historical Park celebrated its 40th anniversary at the National Park Service visitor center in Faneuil Hall with a park themed sheet cake from Montilio’s Baking Company. President Gerald Ford signed the Boston National Historical Park Act on October […]]]> 0
Covering the Ramps on the Greenway [Video] Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:38:04 +0000

Design solutions and engineering challenges for covering the highway ramps on the Greenway were presented at Tuesday night’s public meeting at Boston City Hall hosted by MassDOT and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. As part of the Central Artery (Big Dig) […]]]> 0
Shinique Smith’s “Seven Moon Junction” Mural Completed on Rose Kennedy Greenway Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:22:39 +0000

The latest mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway has been finished featuring artist Shinque Smith’s “Seven Moon Junction.” The mural is the third of its kind at the Dewey Square location following the first by Brazilian artists Oz Gemeos and […]]]> 0
Sunday Afternoon Family Event at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:59:24 +0000

Join us for the SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE PARK FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS! Sunday, September 21, 2014 2-4 pm Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, Boston between Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Christopher Columbus Park Meet & Greet / For All […]]]> 1
Apply Now for 2014 Boston Blooms With Daffodils Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:27:40 +0000

News from Boston Parks and Recreation: The application process is now open for the 2014 Boston Blooms with Daffodils program. For more than a decade, Parks Partners have helped to plant hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs in public spaces throughout […]]]> 0
“Sons of Serendip” Go from Christopher Columbus Park to “America’s Got Talent” Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:01:47 +0000

While cruising Christopher Columbus Park at dusk earlier this summer, you may have noticed this quartet strumming away under the trees. This is one song they sang. They met at BU as grad students and are now teachers, an attorney […]]]> 0
Boston Ballet and the Swan Boats (Plus a Real Swan too!) Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:14:08 +0000

It was a classic Boston combination when the Boston Ballet dancers were seen on the iconic swan boats in the Public Garden. North End photographer, Brendan O’Brien, captured the scene recently as the group was doing a publicity shoot for […]]]> 1