Commentaries

Copp’s Hill Moment: Pandemics and Graveyards

The three-month closure of Boston’s parks and cemeteries during the covid-19 outbreak led to the remarkable reappearance of Copp‘s Hill in its natural state. They’re gone now, likely never to reappear — wildflowers and meadow grass swaying gently in the harbor breezes on the lower slopes of an ancient graveyard. During the three-month shutdown of Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Boston and the North End’s Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Global Bloomsday 2020 Film [Video]

Boston’s The Here Comes Everybody Players perform using words from James Joyce’s Ulysses in a 2020 short film named, A New Day Will Be, to celebrate Bloomsday, which is June 16th. The 3 1/2 minute film includes a clip from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Boston’s North End (1:42-1:45), featuring actor Donal O’Sullivan. Other performers Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Tree Request on Copp’s Hill, Commercial St. Light Out, Dead Animal on Library Roof

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. New Tree Requests at Intersection Of Copp’s Hill Ter & Commercial St This 311 user writes, “Our North End Girl Scout troop would like some trees Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Boston Tea Party Participants Honored with Commemorative Grave Markers in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative, placed commemorative markers at the gravesite of twenty-five known Boston Tea Party participants at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in the North End on Friday morning. A total of sixty-three gravestones across Boston were marked by Read More…

Community Featured Police & Fire

Vandalism at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Two saplings planted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground were recently severed at ground level by a vandal with a saw. The intentional destruction of the irreparably-damaged oak and elm occurred in separate incidents over a two-week period, the last one likely carried out between Wednesday, July 10 Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Rep. Michlewitz Secures State Funding for North End Parks

As part of the first budget State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has introduced as the new Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Representative allocated funding for Christopher Columbus Park, Copp’s Hill Terrace and Cutillo Park in the North End. More details in the release below. On April 25, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Government

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Recommended for Community Preservation Act Funding

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground has been recommended to receive $104,400 as part of the spring pilot program for the City’s Community Preservation Act funding. This program will fund ready-to-go projects focused on historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is one of 35 recommended projects, selected by the Community Preservation Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

We all know that the North End is full of history… well this week’s photo of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is a visual representation of that past. It was founded in 1659 and during that time over 10,000 merchants, artisans, craft people, and slaves were buried here, making it the largest colonial burying ground in Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Snowy Sunday Morning at Copp’s Hill

Early Sunday morning at Copp’s Hill following last night’s snowstorm. Submitted by Paul Foster. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Submit your interesting photos by taging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.