Police & Fire

Weekly North End / Waterfront Police Blotter

Receiving Stolen Property 12/28/10          11:14am Male suspect to be summonsed to court for receiving stolen property after being stopped at Stillman and Endicott Streets. Larceny 12/29/10          7:30pm Female victim reports her backpack was stolen on Atlantic Ave. by an unknown person. The backpack contained her wallet, credit cards, license and personal belongings. View the entire Read More…


Whole Foods To Aid Local Food Pantry

Whole Foods Market Helps Seniors, Families in Need;
Hosts Food Drive to Benefit ABCD West End Food Pantry

Shoppers May Contribute to “Wish List” to Combat Hunger
on Saturday, January 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Shoppers at Whole Foods Market at Charles River Plaza, Boston, now have the opportunity to participate in an innovative approach to ensuring that West End neighborhood seniors on fixed incomes and others struggling in the current harsh economy have nutritious, appealing food on their tables.

The novel “Wish List” food program will help to stock the ABCD West End Food Pantry located inside the West End Public Library at 151 Cambridge Street. The demand for food at the pantry has skyrocketed in recent months and staff members from Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) are working with nearby Whole Foods Market to stock its shelves with healthy food for the seniors and families who depend upon it.

On Saturday, January 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whole Foods Market at 181 Cambridge Street, Boston, will have staff and volunteers from the ABCD North End/West End NSC distributing a “Wish List” to customers entering the store. The list is based on items that are frequently requested and that contribute to healthy nutrition. Shoppers are asked to consider purchasing one or more of the items from the list and then to leave donations with the ABCD crew on their way out of the store. The “Wish List” items will be highlighted on the shelves to make choices easy to find.

Whole Foods Market will also donate $500 worth of food from the “Wish List” which includes items that last on a shelf such as oatmeal, rice, dry beans, peanut butter and tuna fish.

Food & Drink

Best Espresso Martini at Lucca’s In North End According to Boston Magazine

Drink Up: Boston Magazine Announces Best Cocktails Around Boston Bar in the North End makes the best Espresso Martini in Boston In the January 2011 issue of Boston Magazine, the staff canvassed the city in search of the best cocktails in town to develop the ultimate guide to drinking in Boston. The article features the Read More…

Health & Environment

Corner Cafe Receives Good Neighbor Award

The owner of Corner Cafe on Salem Street, Richy “Shy” Loungo, was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award from the Clean Streets Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The monthly award is researched and voted on by committee members and awarded to local businesses that consistently keep their sidewalks Read More…

Real Estate

Parcel 7/9 RFP Committee Meeting on January 4th

Parcel 7 and Parcel 9 RFP Advisory Committee Tuesday, January 4th – 6:00pm 10 Park Plaza –2nd Floor, Conf. Room #5 Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott Soares will attend to discuss the plan for a new public market in Boston on Parcel 7’s ground floor.  He will also discuss the role of Project Read More…

Health & Environment Transportation

Local Blizzard and Snow TwitterFeed

The City of Boston declared a snow emergency and parking ban effective at 3:00pm today 12/26. Snow emergency streets in the North End are Hanover St., Cross St., Commercial St. and N.Washington St. Alternate parking lots open (unfortunately, none near the North End). Trash collection scheduled for Monday is delayed until Tuesday. For more visit Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Health & Environment

Harbor Association Update and New Year’s Eve Events

Vivien Li, Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association provides an update on TBHA including upcoming New Year’s Eve events. The update is shown below. Ms. Li also writes in this week’s Banker & Tradesman about rising sea levels with estimates in harbor levels to increase another 2 1/2 feet to 6 feet by the Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly North End / Waterfront Police Blotter

Vandalism 12/19/10          2:23am Male suspect damaged a parked Infinity (dent to rear door) on Hanover St. The suspect fled the area on foot after being confronted by a witness to the incident. Breaking & Entering – Residential 12/21/10          2:40am Victim reports his Hanover St. apartment was broken into through a side window, removed from apartment Read More…