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Neighborhood Photo: Construction Progress at Langone & Puopolo Parks

Langone Park (established 1973) and  Puopolo Playground (established 1893) along Commercial Street during the renovation. A steel beam mobile dangles in the overcast as a construction worker guides it to safety. Boulders are laid for the effects of rising sea level and storm protection. Photo and caption by Elizabeth Norton. Construction began last summer on a Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Construction Resumes at Langone & Puopolo Parks

Renovation of the fields at Langone and Puopolo Parks along Commercial Street in Boston’s North End has recommenced as the state begins its gradual reopening. Massachusetts has entered phase one of the four-step plan to reopen the state following the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting May 18, places of worship, manufacturing and construction Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Construction Halted at Langone & Puopolo Parks

As of March 16, 2020, the City of Boston temporarily paused construction projects as part of the efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. This includes the renovations of the Langone & Puopolo Fields in the North End along Commercial Street. Construction began last summer on a project to renovate the parks, putting in synthetic Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Beach Returns to Langone Park

As work continues on the Langone Park and Puopolo Field renovations, NorthEndWaterfront.com reader Paul Foster jokes that the old North End beach has returned! See photos of the beach that existed along this stretch of the North End waterfront nearly 100 years ago here. Photo submitted by Paul Foster. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Read More…

Event Notices Featured Health & Environment

Langone & Puopolo Parks Renovations to Begin July 1

The long awaited renovations of Langone Park and Puopolo Playground on Commercial Street in the North End are finally here! Work will begin the week of July 1, 2019. The Boston Parks & Recreation Department began the community process to propose improvements to the parks back in October 2017. Two final design concepts were publicly Read More…

Announcements Commentaries

Op-Ed: A Request to Reconsider Artificial Turf at Puopolo Park

North End resident John Modzelewski recently submitted a letter to Parks Commissioner Christopher Cook urging a reconsideration of the decision to use artificial turf at the soon-to-be-renovated Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. Read the letter in its entirety below. Click to enlarge. Read an earlier letter by Modzelewski to the project manager, as well as Read More…

Community Government

Boston Approves Community Preservation Act Projects

The Boston City Council approved projects for the community preservation act.  The Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides funds for acquisition, creation, preservation and enhancement of open space, historic resources and affordable housing in Boston. The City of Boston voted in favor of the act in 2016 with 74 percent of residents voting for CPA. This Read More…

Featured Government

Langone Park and Knights of Columbus Hall Recommended for Community Preservation Funding

The Knights of Columbus Hall and Langone Park are two of 56 projects Mayor Walsh has recommended for funding through the Community Preservation Act. $1,960,500 is being recommended to the Knights of Columbus to convert their 41 N. Margin St. building into 23 affordable housing apartments for seniors, including three units of housing for homeless Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured Photos & Videos

2018 North End Christmas Parade Brings Santa by Helicopter [Photos]

The 47th North End Christmas Parade brought Santa to the neighborhood in first class fashion via his own helicopter. The chilly but sunny weather brought out hundreds to the waterfront’s Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Two marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Read More…

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Vandalism of Harborwalk Behind Langone Park

Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, the fenced area of the Harborwalk behind Langone Park was vandalized. Fence supports and even some of the fences themselves were tossed over the railing into the Harbor. Photos submitted by Janine Coppola. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via Read More…

Featured Kids & Families Sports

City to use Artificial Turf at Puopolo Fields in North End

Despite some opposition, artificial turf will be used at the Puopolo Fields on Commercial Street with natural grass remaining at Langone Park’s little league field, according to a community letter issued by Boston Parks Commissioner, Chris Cook. A stretch of natural grass will also be added along the Harborwalk for passive activities. The change will Read More…