Arts & Culture

NEMPAC Fall Schedule Starts September 14th

Fall is here, and NEMPAC has more to offer than ever before! New Children’s Courses -Kids Rock Band -Drama for Kids -Children’s Spanish Returning Children’s Courses -Family Music Makers: Little Music Makers -Family Music Makers: KIDSTOMPERS! -Yoga For Kids -Gymnastics -Children’s Italian New Adult Course -Music Improvisation for all Instruments Adult Italian & Private Music Read More…

Arts & Culture Food & Drink

Affleck’s “The Town” Films at Neptune Oyster

Yes, that was Ben Affleck filming at Salem Street’s Neptune Oyster today as he directs (and stars in) “The Town”, an adaption of Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves. Also starring in “The Town” is Mad Men’s Jon Hamm (Don Draper and Rebecca Hall (“Frost/Nixon”). Affleck plays a bank robber in a love triangle with FBI Read More…

Health & Environment Police & Fire

“Pipe Down Please” – New Motorcycle Noise Reduction Program

Boston Police unveiled a new voluntary program to reduce motorcycle noise on North End streets, called “Pipe Down Please.” The Boston initiative is mirrored after a successful program in Golden, Colorado named “Silence is Golden.” The police will be handing out cards requesting cooperation from bikers on the neighborhood’s residential streets. Police intend to initially Read More…

Event Notices

NEWRA Agenda for Thursday, September 10th, 7:00 pm, ABCD Center, 1 Michelangelo St

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:00 pm, ABCD Center, 1 Michelangelo Street ***NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING*** This meeting will be held at the ABCD Center at 1 Michelangelo Street (off Charter Street) This is a 1-time change as a courtesy to the flea market that will be held from 3pm-7pm Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Gassy Park’s “Melted” Swing Quickly Replaced

  North End infants and toddlers rejoice! In a piece of good news, the Parks Department replaced the vandalized swing at the DeFilippo Playground (“the Gassy”). Resident Emily Lapkin reported the damaged swing on the Neighbors for Neighbors social network site for the North End over the Labor Day weekend. She found matches around the Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Gassy Park Swings “Melted” by Vandals

Emily Lapkin reports via Neighbors for Neighbors: “I’m just writing to tell everyone the sad news that the infant/toddler swings at the “Gassy” park on Prince Street have been vandalized. Today we took our daughter there to play, and were greatly disappointed to find a pile of matches on the ground and partially melted/warped rubber Read More…

Event Notices

Parcel 9 Apartment Plan Sounds Close to Approval

There has been a series of articles and public comments leaning toward the conclusion that Parcel 9 will be awarded to Eastat Reality Capital and their residential plan for 78 apartments over a ground market. The site is along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway by the Haymarket pushcarts and Blackstone Street, one of the oldest Read More…

Community Real Estate

Debating Development & Conflict Issues at the Greenway Conservancy Meeting

Getting snapped at by the smug Peter Meade, Chair of the Conservancy’s Board, was the highlight of my night at the Greenway’s Annual Meeting held downtown on Tuesday, September 1st. In the public comment period, I summarized my comments on their proposed improvement and development protocols, imploring the Conservancy to incorporate basic conflict of interest Read More…