North End Library Dedicates “Honors Walkway”

The Friends of the North End Branch Library are very proud of their new “Honors Walkway” and want to share the good news of its completion and dedication with the neighborhood. This is a true example of cooperation between the library staff, volunteer residents, generous donors and the contribution of neighborhood business owners. The walkway Read More…

Community Real Estate

Dizzying Development Discussion At Greenway Meeting

It was a whirlwind tour of potential Greenway development projects at the October 20th meeting of the Greenway Leadership Council (GLC). The tour director was Linda Jonash, Director, Planning and Design, from the Greenway Conservancy. At the second meeting in as many weeks, the GLC and Conservancy are catching up the review of several projects. Read More…


“Old Ironsides” Sails for 212th Birthday

Click image to view Boston Herald’s Photo Gallery. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)SHOTS FIRED! No, that is not from a police report. It was from the 17-gun salute given by the USS Constitution today in Boston Harbor. The outing into the harbor was for Old Ironsides’ 212th birthday. The world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still Read More…

Arts & Culture

Pumpkin Painting on the Prado

From NEMPAC (North End Music and Performing Arts Center): PAINTING PUMPKINS ON THE PRADO Thursday, 10/22 3-5pm Here’s the details: Who:  You and your kid(s) What:  Painting Pumpkins on the Prado When:  Thursday, 10/22, 3 ish – 5 ish Where:  The Prado, right outside the NEMPAC bldg Why:  Just for fun. Suggested donation $5/kid. Let Read More…

Health & Environment Real Estate

Trash Compactors to be Installed on Parcel 9

At the October 19th Neighborhood Council meeting, Peter Gori of the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced that trash compactors would soon be installed on Parcel 9. The compactors would be used to help control the trash problem around the Haymarket vendors. The equipment would be installed on concrete pads. A question was raised as to whether Read More…

Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

NEWNC “Tables” Confusing Plan for Cross Street Sidewalk Area

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) had a perplexing discussion at its October meeting regarding the proposed sidewalk plan in front of the former Martignetti’s Liquors site. The Cross Street sidewalk property is owned by the state’s new transportation department, that has absorbed the now defunct, Turnpike Authority. The BRA’s Peter Gori presented a plan Read More…

Real Estate

Lovejoy Wharf – Still Looking for Love

A news report is out this morning saying that the owners of Lovejoy Wharf, near North Station, are throwing in the towel, or at least looking for a way out. Boston Business Journal’s Michelle Hillman writes, “Industry sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said the current owners — Ajax Investment Partners LLC, AIG Global Real Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

NEMPAC Film Festival To Feature North End/Waterfront Residents

The first annual North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Film & Music Festival will feature a collection of performances from North End/Waterfront residents. The festival will screen a short film entitled “Viva! Saint Agrippina Di Mineo” that documents the Saint Agrippina Feast, owner of the Wild Goose and North End resident, Sal D’Girolamo, plays the lead role in short film The Audition, and North End musicians Jeremy Sazranzo, Gary Fieldman and Sandro Carella will perform in the band, Crosstown.  The event will take place this Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm at the Hard Rock Café Boston located on 22-24 Clinton St.

Along with the above performances of North End/Waterfront residents, there will be seven other short films screened at the festival and there will also be two other musical performances from jazz musician, Harvey Diamond, and NEMPAC Instructor, Greg de Bourgknecht. Along with the film screenings and musical performances, the event will include question & answer sessions with the filmmakers, cast and crew and there will be a special guest appearances from local filmmakers, Dave McGlaughlin and Frank Ciotta.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door with cash or credit card for $10 or they can be purchased in advance by calling NEMPAC at (617) 227-2270.   All proceeds from tickets sales will go directly toward supporting NEMPAC’s mission of providing affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods.  There will also be a cash bar and full food menu available for purchase.  If you would like additional information about the event,  please contact Jonathan Sproul at (617)519 -3106 or via email at

Government Health & Environment

Green Ticket Bill Needs Support

NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee is asking residents and merchants to send in the following letter in support of the Green Ticket Bill to our State representatives. The Green Ticket Bill is an important step in improving the trash problem in the neighborhood.
Download the Letter (also pasted below):
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Here is a summary of the House Bill #3588 (Green Ticket Bill) and testimony from the City’s Inspectional Service Department (ISD) that explains why the bill is so important. House Bill #3588 is anticipated to be favorably voted out of Committee but still has a bit to go.