Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas Tree Collection: January 4-15

The Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees for two weeks beginning January 4th. "I hope that every Boston resident will give the environment...

Globe Reports on Court Filing in DiMasi Case

The Globe summarizes a new court filing by prosecutors in the case against former House speaker and North End resident, Sal DiMasi. Prosecutors say DiMasi...

A Proper Bostonian’s Christmas Eve in the North End

A Proper Bostonian recounts a North End tradition: "It's been our tradition to spend the afternoon of Christmas Eve in the North End, doing some...

“Knight & Day” Trailer

A trailer has been released for the "Made in Boston" movie, "Knight & Day" staring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The clip highlights several...

First Night 2010

It is time to make your First Night plans! In the North End/Waterfront area, the biggest event will be the midnight fireworks on Boston Harbor. Christopher Columbus Park is generally the largest gathering point for the fireworks, although almost anywhere on that side of the Harborwalk will have a good view (the barge is already out there sitting in the harbor). The Boston Harbor Association has also arranged for multiple activities:
Ring in the New Year on Boston Harbor!

In the North End, Paul Revere House, New England Aquarium, the Improv Asylum and the Fairmont Hotel also have specials highlighted in the brochure. Faneuil Hall is also a designated site for First Night. The Examiner highlights several nightlife spots having special New Year's Eve events in and around Faneuil Hall.

See the website and download the First Night 2010 Program.

Here is the official First Night 2010 information:


First Night 2010 is our 34th celebration of the arts and community in Boston. Since 1976, this signature event has served our great city by attracting audiences from near and far to enjoy and take part in a spectacular festival that inspires creativity as it begins a new year filled with promise.

First Night is proud to present an amazing group of performers and visual artists who truly represent the richness of Boston’s cultural landscape. Our celebration features longtime audience favorites like the interactive FedEx Family Festival, colossal ice sculptures, the Mardi Gras style Metro Grand Procession, the Boston 4 Productions Family Fireworks and the Frank Ward and Cape Dairy Midnight Fireworks, along with new and exciting performances and exhibitions. To enjoy the festivities you just need to purchase a button which are $18 each at any of our button retailers.

MBTA New Year’s Information

The MBTA is providing extra transit services on New Year's Eve including FREE service after 8:00 p.m.   Extra MBTA Police will patrol the system to assist with crowd control and safety.  Visit the MBTA website for more information.

City Hosting Inauguration Weekend Events


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                 For More Information Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461

City to host fun, free events for residents during Inauguration 2010 Weekend

Free public skating at Frog Pond in addition to family open houses, book giveaways, & live performances at libraries

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will sponsor a series of free public events in honor of the City’s 2010 Inaugural events.  In the weekend leading up to the Inauguration of Mayor Menino and City Councilors, residents will have the chance to take advantage of free public skating at both the Frog Pond and Fenway Park in addition to a number of events, including open houses, book giveaways, and live performances, at branches of the Boston Public Library.  Mayor Menino and City Councilors will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Monday, January 4 at Faneuil Hall.

Emerson Student Files Final Report on the Neighborhood

She has walked the streets, researched the history, talked to the residents and visited the shops and restaurants. Now, Krista Firkins files her final...

Yacht Haven Conspiracy Theories Abound

The condo association at Commercial Wharf remains skeptical of the $9.9 million price being paid for the adjacent Yacht Haven, claiming in a court...

Hanover St. 7-Eleven Robbed at Knife Point

Boston Police tweeted at 5:45pm on Saturday, Dec. 26th: ARMED ROBBERY: 408 Hanover Street, 7-Eleven robbed at knife point.   See also: White Hen Pantry on Hanover...

Snowy Neighborhood Photos

Thomas, from, posted an album of holiday and snowstorm pictures of the neighborhood. See the full album at his website.

Christmas in Boston

Merry Christmas to all the readers of! Maybe next year, I will have a holiday video just for the North End/Waterfront, but in...