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 a present this year by properly disposing their Christmas trees and used wrapping paper,” said Mayor Menino. “Our crews will recycle the trees by composting them, which is part of Read More…
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 “used his official position as speaker of the House to arrange for the passage of legislation in order to obtain financial benefits for himself and his co-conspirators.’’ The article notes Read More…
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 last-minute shopping for food (Pace’s, Mike’s, Salumeria Italiana) and gifts (torrone and pistachios for my dad, turtles and chocolate-covered cherries from the late, lamented Dairy Fresh). Then we split a Read More…
A trailer has been released for the “Made in Boston” movie, “Knight & Day” staring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The clip highlights several Boston locales in the movie formerly known as “Wichita.” Unlike “The Town,” the movie did not film in the North End although there were several traffic detours impacting the neighborhood as Read More…
Ring in the New Year on Boston Harbor!
See the website and download the First Night 2010 Program.
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.
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.
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.
She has walked the streets, researched the history, talked to the residents and visited the shops and restaurants. Now, Krista Firkins files her final report on the issues in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood as part of an Emerson College journalism project. Click here to read the series of articles by Firkin’s on various neighborhood issues. Read More…
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 St. to be Re-Branded as 7-Eleven Store
Thomas, from TeachingThomas.net, posted an album of holiday and snowstorm pictures of the neighborhood. See the full album at his website.
Merry Christmas to all the readers of NorthEndWaterfront.com! Maybe next year, I will have a holiday video just for the North End/Waterfront, but in the meantime here is one with some neighborhood scenes around the city. Now, I am going to get off the computer! Happy Holidays! –Matt
A fire broke out on Christmas Eve at the Hong Kong Restaurant/Bar in Quincy Market. The Chatham Street building was evacuated and no injuries were reported. The damage estimate is $400,000. View Channel 7’s video report.