Responding to fan mail from an elderly resident, Shaquille O’Neal, surprised patients and staff for their Celtics Viewing Party on Monday night at the Spaulding North End Nursing and Therapy Center. TheBostonChannel.com has a photo slideshow.
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There was a lot of ink spilled this week on the news that the YMCA has officially withdrawn from its plans to build on Parcel 6 of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Of course, this is hardly a surprise since the YMCA (1) had not raised any significant money for the project, (2) previously identified [...]
ONEin3 Boston, North End Skating Event
Saturday, February 12 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Steriti Memorial Rink, North End, Boston MA
It is time again for NEAA Baseball! This year we will again have programs for 4 to 12 Year olds, as well as Babe Ruth for 13 to 15 year olds and Dodgers Traveling teams for the older kids as well, more info to follow on this. Last year we had a great T-Ball [...]
The North End Columbus Day Committee held the 3rd Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Steriti Skating Rink. (View the photo gallery.) Shown above, left to right, Mike Magner, Jason Aluia, Blake Webber, Matt Bamonte, Layla and Daniel Petrigno, Louis Strazzullo and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz.The charity event [...]
The North End is one step closer to a more open Snow Hill Street with a new wall on the side of DeFilippo Playground, known as the “Gassy.” The existing brick wall is falling apart and needs to be completely replaced. A second community meeting was held this week with Project Manager Michele Folts from the [...]
Last year’s arrival of Santa by Helicopter in the North End / Waterfront.Santa arrives in the North End by helicopter at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 12, 2010, courtesy of the North End Athletic Association. Santa touches down at the ball field in North End Park (Puopolo Park) on Commercial Street. Joining Santa will be [...]
ROC Teen Saturday hosted its “bigger than ever” Haunted House and Carnival at the Nazzaro Center playground on Friday, October 29, 2010. Beantown Bootcamp’s John Wayman also presented a check to the Nazarro Center to support fitness-related children’s activities. Photos courtesy of Stephen “Virgil” Virgilio. See the photo gallery and their Facebook album.
Like to watch soccer in the North End? How about bringing the FIFA World Cup to Boston? Here is the link to sign the petition: http://www.gousabid.com/city/local/boston-ma Click image to enlarge.
This was the first year the North End Athletic Association organized a soccer program for kids ages 4 through 8. Here are some photos of the Fall 2010 sessions held at Langone Park. Thanks to John Romano for all the pictures. Click here to view all the photos in the gallery.
(Left to right) City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano & State Senator Anthony Petruccelli at the NEAA Baseball Banquet at TD Garden.
Christopher Columbus Park was booming and blooming this morning when Beantown Bootcamp and ROC Teen Saturday held a free bootcamp with nearly a hundred participants on the west lawn. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park were also busy preparing for a big day of events on Monday, October 11, starting at 10:45 am. All are [...]
The North End Athletic Association is nearing the end of its registration period for its Fall Soccer Program for children ages 4-5 and 6-8! Please let John Romano (email@example.com) know if your family is interested in participating for eight Saturdays beginning September 18th. Cost is $35 for the entire program (shin guards not included). It [...]
North End Against Drugs (NEAD) & Boston R.O.C.K.S. will continue to have free Arts & Crafts for Children ages 6 to 16 at the Mirabella Pool on Thursday 1-4 pm, August 26th. This weeks Sports Night will also be on Thursday August 26th at the Nazzaro Center with Al & Mikey Fud. Sports Night is [...]
Hello all. Registration is now open for Fall Weekday soccer in the North End! The schedule is as follows: Tuesdays, 9/7 – 12/21 (no class 11/23)10am – 2.5-3 year olds3:30pm – 3-4 year olds4:15pm – 5-6 year olds Thursdays, 9/9 – 12/16 (no class 11/11, 11/25)3:30pm – 2.5-3 year olds4:15pm – 4-5 year olds Fridays, 9/10 – 12/17 [...]
At the North End’s Langone Park, the Boston Globe’s Alex Katz profiles bocce regulars, Natale DeMarco, Salvatore Cucciniello and Jim Luisi. These days, as the blazing summer sun glimmers off the waters of Boston Harbor, the two are regulars at this North End park, taking to the bocce court at least three times a week. [...]
The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) is going to start a soccer program for the young kids in the neighborhood. There will be two age groups: I) NEAA Little Tykes Soccer – Ages 4 & 5 – Boys and Girls, this will be a clinic atmosphere, there will be teams but no official games. II) [...]
NECN reports on the 75th Anniversary of Suffolk Downs and the prospects for a casino resort at the East Boston/Revere racetrack. Owners unveiled pictures of a proposed casino this week (see the video clip). On the other side, NeighborsOfSuffolkDowns.org is asking for an independent cost analysis. Artist Rendering of Casino Resort Released by Suffolk Downs [...]
Congratulations to Jennifer Phelan who won this year’s “Boston’s Best” award by the Improper Bostonian for her Pilates Fusion Class at North End Yoga. She is at North End Yoga at 256 Hanover St. on the following days:Mondays- 12:00-12:45pmTuesdays- 7:15 – 8:15pmThursdays- 7:15-8:15pm (This is the Pilates Fusion class that won.)More information at www.northendyoga.com or [...]
North End Against Drugs has once again received a $5000.00 grant from Mayor Menino and Boston Center for Youth and Families to provide summer programming for North End youth ages 6 to 16. “We are extremely grateful to Mayor Menino and the staff of BCYF for giving us the opportunity to provide summer programming for [...]
NECN reports today from the Mirabella Pool in the North End.
Roving photographer Bruce McCue catches some less than desirable images around the Greenway’s Parcel 13 and Mercantile Wharf. Rose Kennedy Greenway Parcel 13 is being well-used as a practice field for Boston Glider’s segway tour customers. (Photo: B. McCue)Ride a bike, kill a tree. (Photo: B. McCue)
The brainchild of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz (D-Mass.), the North2South Baseball Classic is an All-Star baseball exchange that seeks to bring together two prominent Boston neighborhoods, the North End and South End. The mission of the North2South Baseball Classic is to annually unite these neighborhoods in the spirit of friendly competition and good will. The [...]
On June 25th and 28th, the North End will meet the South End in the spirit of baseball through the first “North 2 South Baseball Classic.” Sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, the classic will be played by the Little League All-Star teams from the North End Athletic Association and South End Baseball. Rep. Michlewitz [...]
Brendan O. shows a striped bass that was caught and released, traumatized but unharmed, adjacent to Logan Airport. It was caught by casting an artificial lure.
The 2006 crowd outside the old Hanover St. Caffe Graffiti. The cafe has moved to Cross Street. (Photo by jen_m_stewart on Flickr.) As always, the North End is a popular destination to watch the World Cup. Boston.com lists several destinations throughout the city, highlighting two in the neighborhood at Café Dello Sport on Hanover St. [...]
Festa Della Repubblica – Italian Republic Day There was serious bocce at the May 30th tournament at the North End bocce courts on Commercial Street. The following day, an Italian style “piazza” was set up at Christopher Columbus Park with food, espresso and music. Bocce trivia: When I stopped by the tournament, the teams were [...]
NEMPAC Board Members & Bocce Organizers: Court Clayton, Bethany Botto & Jon Sproul. The 3rd Annual NEMPAC (North End Music & Performing Arts) Bocce Tournament was held on May 27, 2010 at the Langone Park bocce courts and on the indoor courts in Steriti Rink. There was pizza donated by Pizzeria Regina, beverages donated by [...]
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual NEMPAC Bocce Tournament on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm in the Steriti Rink’s Bocce Courts on 561 Commercial Street. If you’ve been before, then you know that you don’t want to miss this great event. If you [...]
It is Boston Bike Week so here are a couple of special events from the bike shop at Urban AdvenTours at 109 Atlantic Avenue. See their blog at www.urbanadventours.com/blog for more information. The first tour is free and open to the public.
Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 & 20: Urban AdvenTours Bike Week Open House Then Rollin’ Out
In Celebration of Boston Bike Week and because we want everyone on two wheels to get out and enjoy the fun, Urban AdvenTours will be hosting our “Bike Week Open House and Rollin’ Out” events. We’ll be providing FREE, basic tune ups, introducing you to our new Show Room in the North End, and leading an evening bicycle tour of Boston.
Basic tune ups — which include checking tire pressure, tightening parts and lubricating components– will be from 5:00pm – 5:45pm. This will be followed by a brief tour of our spaces and description of our programs. At 6:00pm, we will depart for the Bikes@Night tour. The tour will be an hour-and-fifteen-minute loop that will depart and finish at the shop. This is a great introduction for learning how to ride in the city!
You will need a bicycle in good working condition to attend the ride and helmets are required. Don’t have a bike? No worries. Bicycles are available to rent from the shop; we just ask you schedule one in advance to ensure you’ve got a ride!
Did we mention this event is FREE and open to the public?! Urban AdvenTours is located on Atlantic Ave in the Mercantile Mall building with a Show Room at 109 Atlantic Ave and Headquarters at 103 Atlantic Ave. For further information, contact the Urban AdvenTours shop by phone (617.670.0637) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday, May 23: Urban AdvenTours Paul Revere Ride to Freedom
Departs at 9am from 103 Atlantic Ave.; Price: $75
The Urban AdvenTours Paul Revere Ride to Freedom follows the path of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. On this special edition tour, bicycles replace horses as you ride back in time and recount the opening days of the American Revolution hour by hour over a 25 mile route.
VOTE TO HELP US WIN SOME MONEY FOR OUR BASEBALL PROGRAMS: The City of Boston Credit Union sponsored a contest for local baseball organizations. The first step was by lottery and we entered the Nazzaro Center Baseball Program and we were one of 5 finalists chosen. The next step involves voting by e-mail. Of the five [...]