R.U.F.F., Responsible Urbanites for Fido, have started a petition to support their efforts for a pilot dog park on Parcel 12 of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Dear Members of the North End/Waterfront Community, RUFF invites you to sign this letter of support for a dog park on Parcel 12 of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. […]
The North End RUFF team continues to be active despite the colder weather. Members met this week and spent about 2 hours cleaning up the Richmond Street dog run. With all the use the park has seen, the gravel has shifted from the back to the front, creating bare spots. With shovels and buckets, the […]
Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) President Leslie Horn and Chairperson Amy Hand have started a series of outreach discussions with community groups regarding a dog park pilot concept for Parcel 12 on the Greenway. Parcel 12 is the highway ramp parcel that runs parallel to Cross Street and Surface Road on the Greenway adjacent to […]
Freeway’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive This Thanksgiving make a difference! Donate pet food and supplies to help Freeway support a local shelter. Your generosity can go a long way in supporting the needs of these deserving animals! Drop your donation off at the Post-Gazette, 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston by Tuesday, November […]
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily circus came to town with the annual pachyderm pilgrimage on their way to TD Garden. As a special treat on Thursday, the elephants were given a traditional North End lunch on Hanover Street. See the photos in this gallery. [View the story "Circus Elephants Eat in the North […]
Despite the rainy weather, Old North’s annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony brought plenty of pets and humans to the Prado on Sunday afternoon. The service commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Rev. Steve Ayers, Vicar of the Old North Church, gave readings from scripture and prayers. New […]
Freeway says PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 6th HALLOWEEN PARTY FUNDRAISER. It is a special fundraiser that my human companion are going to attend at the Knights of Columbus at 545 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA next to the fire station on Friday October 25, 2013 from 7:30-11:30 pm. It is being held in memory of […]
This raccoon trapped itself in the deep end of the North End’s Mirabella Pool on Wednesday morning. Pest control was called in to get him out. Once the pole was lowered to try and hook him, he scampered up the pole far enough to reach the ladder and ran off. (Ed: Maybe it was wondering […]
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 3:00 PM In the Prado – Paul Revere Mall All pets and their friends invited. See more photos from last year.
Responsible Urbanites for Fido, also known as RUFF, gave an informative update to residents at the September 12, 2013 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association. Updates were provided on their efforts to promote responsible dog ownership as well as safe and healthy recreational venues for dogs, dog owners and the community. RUFF […]
The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for September 2013 was presented to North End RUFF, Responsible Urbanites for Fido by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The award was announced by NEWRA President, Jim Salini, and presented by NEWRA Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi, at the September 12, 2013 monthly meeting. The monthly award […]
RUFF held its monthly North End clean up at Richmond Street park this month. The team pulled up weeds from the flower beds, trimmed overgrowth coming through the fence, swept and removed all brush from the sidewalk and replaced old signs. We are excited to have a dog run and are happy to see folks […]
Update, August 27, 2013 – Chico didn’t make it. He got up onto a highway and when cornered by would-be rescuers, fear got the best of him and he jumped up over a wall which turned out to be a sixty foot drop. The State Police returned his remains so he could be cremated. Our […]
The folks at Pinkberry had quite an exciting week with the Grand Opening of the North End store on Hanover Street. Amid all the hubub, a pink pig came by the new shop. Hearing oinks on Boston’s famous main streets is not uncommon these days as shown by a recent Newbury Street sighting. Pinky enjoyed […]
For the past two weeks I’ve had a dog. Leo is a year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, with exactly the temperment (calm) he is supposed to have. Dog owners always want to know the breed and the dog’s name, as I now know, so that’s why I’m giving you this information. He has made me […]
After a “vacation” while their turf was rented out to the Giant Ocean Tank inhabitants, the African and rockhopper penguins are back in their colonies at Central Wharf. The New England Aquarium made this video of the penguins settling back into their exhibit. Read more at NEAQ.org.
The RUFF North End Dog Group held the first “RUFF Reading Hour” on the Greenway featuring author Robert Dinsmoor of Does Dixie Like Me? The Saturday morning reading hour included family time with some child friendly dogs for entertainment and petting. Phil Orlandella was at the event and shared these photos.
It’s a lot of fun to bring Fido to the park and lay out on the grass. But when all the lawn areas at Christopher Columbus Park are open and inviting, would you select the one spot literally within INCHES of the “No Dogs, Please” sign? The sun was beaming down, I took out my […]
North Enders have seen just about seen everything in the neighborhood, but the latest “attraction” – an enormous group of bees – is the talk of the town. The swarm has taken up residence on a building awning at the corner of Prince and Salem Streets, above Dino’s Cafe across from Bova’s Bakery. It’s not […]
Update May 26th: Chance was found close to home, safe and sound! “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 […]
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 […]