Event Notices Health & Environment

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

In case you see Boston plunge into darkness tonight, don’t worry … it’s just Earth Hour 2010 where participating businesses and residents will turn off their lights for an hour. The international campaign is intended to bring awareness to climate change . The City of Boston has signed on to participate.  Organized by the World Read More…


Citywide Rally to Support the Neighborhood Library Branches on Sunday March 28th

A timely rally is being organized to support the neighborhood branches of the Boston Public Library, with support for the North End Library Branch.  The event is Sunday, March 28th at 12:00 pm as part of the Citywide Friends rally at the Central BPL Library in Copley Square. The Friends of the North End Branch Read More…

Arts & Culture Schools

Spring Opera Series at West End Community Center

It’s a little out of the North End, but folks often ask about opera and this series looks pretty good. It is at the West End Community Center, 150 Staniford Street. Cost for Spring Opera Series is only $150 per person, but space is very limited. Call 617-670-1900 to register. Spring Opera Serieswith Angelo Mammano, Read More…

Community Government Schools

Mayor’s Youth Council Accepting Applications

News from City Hall on the Mayor’s Youth Council is accepting applications. Below is the press release and information on how to apply. Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that applications for the Mayor’s Youth Council are now being accepted until April 15th. Mayor Menino established the Council in 1994 to provide Boston’s young people Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

Highlights from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log for the North End/Waterfront area: Vandalism 03/19/10          10:15pm Concierge of a Prince St. condo building reports a male suspect threw a brick through the rear lobby window and fled on foot. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/19/10          11:30pm Male victim reports an unknown male suspect stole his cell Read More…

Arts & Culture Schools

NEMPAC Spring Session Registration

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center Spring Session Courses and Private Music Instruction registration is under way. To register online:  www.nempacboston.org.  Payments will be collected at your first class. All the Best, Becca Griffin, NEMPAC AND don’t forget about our upcoming SPRING FLING – only 17 more days. ______________________________________________________ COURSES FOR KIDS: Family Read More…

Arts & Culture Food & Drink

TV Pilot Filming at Grand Canal

Wondering about all the commotion on Canal Street? Loaded Gun reports … “Crews with the made-in-Massachusetts TV pilot for ABC called “Boston’s Finest,” starring Katee Sackhoff from “Battlestar Galactica” and “ER” alum Goran Visnjic, has taken over The Grand Canal pub located at 57 Canal Street in Boston’s Haymarket area.”

Arts & Culture Community Schools

Update – Boston Public Library Budget Crisis & Potential Branch Closures

There continues to be quite a bit of activity regarding the budget crisis and potential branch closures of the Boston Public Library. Here are a few items of interest. First, is a note from the President of the Friends of the North End Branch Library: “Thanks to all our neighbors who are rallying for the Read More…

Business Transportation

Segway Hearing at City Hall Questions Sidewalk Use

Adam Gaffin reports on today’s Segway hearing at City Hall. “Matt Dailida, a Segway consultant, blamed all the Segway perception problems in Boston on Boston Gliders <in the North End>, which he said is in no way associated with Segway. Later, he called Boston Gliders’ operation “appalling.” <City Councilor> “LaMattina, who called for the hearing, Read More…

Community Schools

North End’s Ross Garrity Brings Home the R-A-V-I-O-L-I in City’s Spelling Bee

The North End’s Ross Garrity, 13, won Boston’s Spelling Bee on Saturday earning him a trip to the national level competition. Appropriately, the Boston Latin 7th-grader won by spelling “ravioli” as his final word. Ross is a repeat winner from 2008 in the city’s competition. He is the son of Ilene Gladstone and the late Judge Read More…