The Boston Globe treks the Harborwalk, starting with the 4.5 miles from the Long Wharf through the North End to Charlestown. “Intimate gardens provide welcome oases at the ends of warehouses gone condo. But turn a corner, and you may see rotting pilings. Such juxtapositions are the soul of the Harborwalk. Though it has countless Read More…
Like a houseguest that was fun the first few days, but doesn’t seem to leave, “The Town” movie production will be filming again in the North End from October 20th through the 26rd. Below is the letter with street closings that is being handed out. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the Read More…
ABCD’s North End/West End NSC has nominated West End community activist Marie Cantlon for honors at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 35th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s underprivileged communities through voluntary leadership and service.
Marie Cantlon – Marie Cantlon may be small in stature but she is imposing in presence. The North End/West End NSC applauds Marie for her tireless advocacy on behalf of the residents of an often overlooked Boston neighborhood.
The English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes from the North End visited the state house to meet with Representative Aaron Michlewitz and to view the student profiles from the Boston Adult Literacy Initiative (ALI) on display in Doric Hall. The ALI is comprised of Boston adult basic education providers that receive funding from the Read More…
Attention to parishioners of St. Leonards, Sacred Heart, St. Stephens and St. Mary’s: We are in the process of requesting our Regional Bishop to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in our parish by the Fall of 2010. The Chancellery Office requires that we have not less than 15 candidates to the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please, Read More…
This week, Paul McMorrow writes two insightful articles in Banker & Tradesman regarding the fate of two parcels adjacent to the North End, Parcel 9 (abutting Haymarket/ Blackstone St) and Parcel 7 (garage with vacant space). Both parcels are in the long awaited, but still non-existent “Market District” across from the Greenway’s North End parks. Read More…
BPDNews.com has been expanded to incorporate the full menu of police tools open to the community. The new features include:
* Crimereports.com – This crime-mapping tool allows community members to visit a user-friendly website and quickly access public safety information specific to the selected neighborhood. (Note: Click the “Crime” option on the menu at the top of this page to see this tool relevant to the North End/Waterfront.)
* Citizenobserver – This community e-alert system allows residents
to sign up to receive texts and emails from their local district
on important public safety information and alerts distributed by
their district Community Service Officer.
* Neighbors for Neighbors.com – This is a local neighborhood-based
social networking site for people to connect and organize around
common interests. NorthEndWaterfront.com has a group on this site which you can join here.
* Twitter – The BPD is one of the first police departments in the
country to make use of the latest social media sensation, Twitter.
Here community members can sign up to receive frequent tweets on
important public safety information ranging from road closures to
motor vehicle accidents and much more.
* Text-A-Tip – The Boston Police is the first police department in
the country to utilize text messaging to allow community members
to send information anonymously to our CrimeStoppers Unit.
* Call The Cops – This is the department’s weekly cable show where
we strive to use that time to offer community members safety tips
and a recap of weekly events. We also try to use this opportunity
to personalize a specific unit within the department for people at
home. In other words, we might do a “Meet the Harbor Patrol”
segment or something on a K-9 officer – what it takes and how you
become one, etc.
The new BPDNews is our effort to bring all of these groundbreaking Virtual Community initiatives together in one place. In the days and months ahead you will see changes to the site that will reflect our commitment to using technology to inform the citizens of Boston, to enhance communication at the District and neighborhood level and to extend our efforts to use new technology to promote and implement our mission of community policing.
*BPDNews.com– The Boston Police Department’s Virtual Community*
The Greenway Leadership Council (GLC) represents the public’s interest in advising the Greenway Conservancy. The GLC is having their second meeting in two weeks on Tuesday, October 20th. The details and agenda are shown below. The meeting is open to the public. Rose Kennedy Greenway Leadership Council Meeting October 20, 2009 4:00 – 6:00 pm Read More…
The Greenway Leadership Council (GLC) met this week to review several Conservancy issues, including financial statements and a conflict of interest policy. There also was discussion about how the GLC should interact with constituents. The GLC is the advisory committee that was set up by legislation to consult on the activities of the Conservancy, the Read More…
Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police North End Journal Log: Fire 10/10/09 4:50am B.F.D. on scene of a building fire on Hanover St. All tenants evacuated, no injuries reported at this time, estimate of damage $300,000. B&E Non-Residential 10/13/09 7:00pm-7:00am Commercial St. business reports an unknown person broke the front glass door and removed Read More…
The North End Community Health Center is running a Children’s Flu Clinic to administer the H1N1 (Swine) Flu Vaccine.
Please call 617-643-8100 for an appointment.
The Center is also administering regular (seasonal) flu vaccines.
For more general information on the flu: www.flu.gov or the CDC site.
If your child is a patient of the North End Health Community Health Center, please consider taking advantage of the H1N1 Children’s Flu Clinic.
Halloween is right around the corner!!! For the second year, NEMPAC has decided to sponsor the ever-popular “Pizza Party on the Prado” following Trick-or-Treating. This was a huge success last year, and the kids had a ball! Thank you, Becca, for all you do to promote fun in our neighborhood! Halloween is a Saturday this Read More…