Health & Environment

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 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…

Government Police & Fire

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 “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…

Business

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 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…

Arts & Culture Business Transportation

“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 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…

Arts & Culture Business Event Notices

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:


WELCOME TO FIRST NIGHT 2010

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.

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices Government

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.

Business Community Food & Drink Police & Fire Real Estate

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 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…

Real Estate

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 filing that there must be “secret” plans to redevelop the site. Northern Bank had a $10.1 million mortgage and ended up with the 4.5 acre property after the Yovette Mumford filed Read More…