“Chance” is a black cat that lives on Endicott Street and has been missing since around 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21st. He is described as looking like “Prince” (from Postale), but is likely very frightened as he is not used to being in the street. Owner Janine Coppola is desperately trying to find him [...]
North End dog owners are rejoicing at the opening of the renovated dog run and park on Richmond Street adjacent to the Callahan Tunnel ramp. The new layout was designed to be easier to maintain without all the mud, trash and blight issues of the park’s former condition. Owned by the State, the Massachusetts Department [...]
Two little brother & sister puppies are coming to Massachusetts to find their forever homes. North Ender Rosina Fabbo tells us that a former family that adopted from her years ago had to put down their dog and wanted to adopt another Puerto Rican pup. Since they were paying for a kennel and didn’t want [...]
As part of the Mayor’s Boston Shines event, the Mass Department of Transportation is teaming with RUFF and the Mayor’s office to give the Richmond Street park a facelift. The Mass DOT will be putting down all new ground cover in the park, as well as adding new plantings and fences within the park. Work [...]
The Eliot School Daisy Girl Scout troop spent Thursday afternoon on the Prado with RUFF, Responsible Urbanites for Fido. North End dog owners, Sarah, Holly & David, stopped by to teach the girls about the responsibilities that come with owning a dog in the city. The Eliot School Daisy Girl Scouts are led by North [...]
After spending Friday on the waterfront, it was a long weekend in the North End for the Wild Turkey with several sightings. Shown above in front of Caffe Vittoria, Tim Griffin saw it on Easter morning walking on Hanover Street. “He sauntered right by Mike’s Pastry crossing from Prince Street by St. Leonard’s Church,” Tim [...]
Atlantic Avenue had its share of animal sightings today. First, the famous Downtown turkey was seen around Lewis Wharf, captured by roving photographer and local business owner, Bruce McCue. Later in the day, Bruce also saw something more seasonally appropriate, the Easter Bunny.
RUFF held its monthly parks cleanup this Sunday morning at 9am. The group met and cleaned up the Prado, Charter St. Park and the ball fields. They also hung RUFF signs at several locations to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to the community. RUFF stands for Responsible Urbanites for Fido and welcomes dog owners [...]
Despite the bad weather on Tuesday night, the Dog Licensing and Rabies Clinic was a big success with over 30 dogs showing up at the event for licensing and vaccinations. Cats were also welcome to receive vaccinations. The open clinic was held at the Nazzaro Center on March 19, 2013, put on by Boston Animal [...]
The latest dog poop quagmire is at the North End baseball fields, shown in these photos by Stefan Modzelewski. Taken at Puopolo Field on Commercial St., he appropriately notes “the photos speak for themselves.” The fields are posted “No Dogs” but this is obviously not the case. A trash barrel or a big belly compacter [...]
As they do every month, the RUFF group was out on Sunday morning for a neighborhood cleanup. Now that most of the snow has melted, this is the worst time of year for litter and poop on the streets and in the parks. Despite the filth, I caught them smiling here after having collected several [...]
For years there has been a very bad trend In our beloved neighborhood we call the North End Bad dog owners would just leave their mess Annoying neighbors and creating a lot of stress Dog owners or not it was time to put up a fight And address the irresponsible owners to make things right [...]
There are plenty of night owls in the North End, but the type seen on Saturday is rare indeed. A barred owl was spotted on Prince Street across from the DeFilippo Playground (“The Gassy”) tot lot yesterday. The owl was injured so the Animal Rescue League responded and took it for treatment, according to WCVB.com. [...]
Freeway is at it again, with his Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive. Help Freeway support the MSPCA of Boston and drop a donation off at the Post-Gazette at 5 Prince St. in the North End. Food, toys, grooming supplies, beds, blankets and more will be accepted. Check out the MSPCA wishlist. The office is open 9am-5pm [...]
A neat way to see the Shark and Ray Touch Tank at the New England Aquarium through this video clip taken by staff using a new camera in the tank. More at NEAQ.org.
The kids did extremely well this year by trick-or-treating in the North End on Halloween with nearly all businesses and many residences participating in the neighborhood tradition. After a fun afternoon, families gathered on the Prado for the annual pizza party, organized by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. NEMPAC thanks Pizzeria Regina for [...]
It’s Doggie Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st. Bring your dog and join RUFF in the Prado – Paul Revere Mall at 5:00 pm on Halloween night. We will be teaming up with “Kids Halloween in the Prado” for a fun event for all. Doggie Trick-or-Treating will follow at 6:30 pm around the neighborhood, concluding with [...]
It was RUFF Love as the Responsible Urbanites for Fido reached out this Saturday to help North End dog owners and the community, through their monthly clean-up followed by a meet and greet event on Cross Street. The next big event for RUFF is Doggie Halloween.
Freeway invites all dogs to stop by the Post Gazette at 5 Prince Street for a Halloween treat on Tuesday, October 30th or Wednesday, October 31st. See the details below.
Old North’s annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony brought dozens of pets and humans to the Prado despite the drizzly weather on Sunday afternoon. The service commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Rev. Steve Ayers, Vicar, and Rev. Matt Kruger, Asst. Vicar, of the Old North Church gave [...]
Ah, Saturday morning! My favorite time of the week. No work, no responsibilities, bright sunshine and a great day to be alive. I think I’ll go get a morning coffee for myself and my wife before I take my 5 year old out to play. I get dressed, open my front door, step onto the [...]
Are you missing the fuzzy, long-tailed, beady-eyed rodents? According to residents, the earthly creatures are few and far between these days and showing up much less than at this time last year. The update came at Tuesday night’s meeting with John Meany, Director of Environmental Services at the City’s Inspectional Services Department. The meeting was [...]
There are 197 licensed pit bulls in Boston, according to Boston Animal Control. Last year, there were 47 reported pit bull biting incidents. About 40% of dogs taken in by the city’s animal shelter are pit bulls. The Herald has more numbers and the reaction from Boston officials.
The North End dog group, known as RUFF (Responsible Urbanites for Fido), sent out a warning to all dog owners (and parents) about two dogs having eaten loose rat poison on Greenough Lane. There was an incident this past weekend where loose rat poison was left out in Greenough Lane. Dogs are very attracted to [...]
The newly formed North End dog owners group, Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) gave a presentation on the mission and planned programs of the group at this week’s NEWRA meeting. RUFF recently held its first Sunday morning cleanup and welcomes everyone to the next one on August 18th, 9am – meet on the Prado. RUFF [...]
The newly formed North End dog group, Responsible Urbanites for Fido or RUFF, held an inaugural Sunday morning cleanup and hopes to make it a monthly community event. Some non-dog owners also helped out, including NEWRA’s President, Stephanie Hogue. The Residents’ Association hosted a meeting last month with city officials that spurred discussion regarding a [...]
The poll results are in for preferred areas to locate new dog parks in the North End / Waterfront area. The space that received the most votes was behind the Steriti Rink, off Commercial Street. Other favored spots include the existing gated area on Richmond Street, Christopher Columbus Park’s west lawn, Greenway Parcel 12 by [...]
A meeting of the minds occurred on Tuesday between dog owners, park advocates and city officials, giving life to the long-discussed idea of a North End dog park. The Parks and Open Spaces Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted an open discussion on dogs in neighborhood parks on July 11, [...]
A North End / Waterfront resident that prefers to stay anonymous submitted this photo of “Fido Cooling Off at Columbus Park” for today’s Neighborhood Photo. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. The North End’s fabled streets and the phenomenal views of the waterfront are literally “picture perfect.” To have your photo featured, [...]
“More of the same vulgarities,” says Vincent Santaniello who sends in this photo from yesterday of a dog owner with his unleashed pet on the Puopolo Park ballfields. Residents have suggested additional signs be posted. Janet Gilardi finds this graphic “no poop” lawn sign that might get the point across. (Ed: Is anyone else worried [...]
Vincent Santaniello continues to raise awareness about dog “caca” on North End ballfields and sends in this “on the scene” photo with a judgement by a neighborhood kid on the issue.
Dozens of North End residents joined with Mayor Tom Menino on Friday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated tot lot and wall construction at DeFilippo Playground, commonly known as “The Gassy.” In a year-long series of community meetings, the City of Boston invested $933,000 to renovate certain [...]
Despite the recent uproar over dog “caca” on North End baseball fields, a parent sends in these photos of dog owners continuing to use the ball fields to walk their pets despite “No Dogs” signs. I let this one woman know dogs aren’t allowed on baseball fields. She said,”even if they just run around?” I [...]
After the unfortunate passing of Tobie V., his legacy will live on with two new additions, Chico and Montie. They are both Certified Therapy Dogs and are already visiting the North End Spaulding Rehab and Nursing Home on a regular basis, where the folks there already love them. Thanks to DonnaMarie V. for sharing the [...]
I had not heard the word “caca” in a long time, but when I read the following message it became pretty clear. This letter sent in to neighborhood parents from Vincent Santaniello has caused an uproar through email chains and the local NEWMA Google group. The discussion started with the problems at the baseball fields [...]
Tobie V 6/28/01-4/18/12 Tobie was a totally unique and amazingly devoted dog to his caretaker and companion, DonnaMarie. He was a constant source of unrequited love to her. He squeezed a tremendous amount of joy-giving into his decade amongst both people and fellow canines and cats as well as his avian brothers – all with [...]