Community Real Estate

221-227 Commercial Street Presents ATM Variance

Kevin Curry, co-owner of 221-227 Commercial Street, presented to the NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee to add an ATM machine as an approved use for the property at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Commercial Street. Current zoning includes a car wash, gas and service station, and drop off/pick up laundry. The location is currently leased to Read More…

Community Sports

2010 NEAA Youth Baseball League Opening Day – Saturday, May 1st

North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Youth Baseball League Opening Day – Saturday, May 1st Langone Park, Commercial Street Official Ceremonies start at 12:30 pm Double Header: 1:00 pm Indians vs Cubs; 3:30 pm Red Sox Vs Cardinals 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Players Barbecue – In Memory of Frankie Vilar More information at

Food & Drink

Caffe Graffiti Presents Outdoor Patio Plan to NEWRA’s ZLC Committee

Caffe Graffiti (64 Cross Street) presented to NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee in order to add outdoor patio service to its existing indoor malt, wine & cordials license. Luigi DeMarco attended with his attorney on Tuesday, April 28, 2010. The application was already approved at the April 14th Licensing Board hearing where a temporary Read More…


Parks Department Announces 2010 Garden Contest

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hines (617) 635-4587 PARKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES 2010 GARDEN CONTEST Two new categories added Boston’s local gardeners have until July 16 to register for Mayor Menino’s 2010 Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsors Comcast and the Boston Herald. Launched 14 years ago as part of Mayor Thomas Read More…

Community Event Notices Transportation

Bike Event at Christopher Columbus Park – Sunday May 2nd

There is a bike event this Sunday at Christopher Columbus Park from 11am to 3 pm. Here is the information from the sponsors: Come kick off Bike Month with Urban AdvenTours this Sunday in Christopher Columbus Park from 11am to 3pm. That’s right across the street from the Urban AdvenTours Headquarters and Show Room on Read More…

Government Schools

Team BPS Looking for 100 Ambassadors

The Boston Public Schools Office of Welcome Services has established a new team (a volunteer corps: Team BPS) to encourage more families to become part of the Boston Public Schools — understanding that the more people who are involved and invested, the better the schools will be for all kids.

It’s just a twice a year commitment — and in return you get many things, including a deeper connection to the community of people in Boston who believe in public education. We are reaching out to those folks who have real experiences in the schools: parents of BPS kids (current or grads), alumni, BPS teachers, community partners who work in the schools, and more. Team BPS is a Call to Action to help spread the word about the many good things happening in our schools and for our students.

Help us reach our goal of 100 ambassadors signed up by the time we announce Team BPS in early May! Join Team BPS by May 5 and receive an invite to join the Mayor and the Superintendent at the official launch of the program on May 8 at the Copley Library!

It takes just 3 or 4 minutes to fill out this online interest form:

Business Health & Environment

V. Cirace & Son and Salem Street True Value Win First “Good Neighbor Recognition Awards”

The April 2010 winners of the “Good Neighbor Recognition Award” are V. Cirace & Son and Salem Street True Value Hardware. These are the first awards as part of a new monthly program sponsored by NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee ( The awards are determined by the committee with the goal of recognizing businesses in the Read More…


Surprise Fireworks on Harbor For Liberty Mutual Conference

Who knew that risk managers could make so much noise? The Monday night fireworks caught residents by surprise when the booms starting going off around 9pm. Liberty Mutual (yes, the one receiving $16 million in tax breaks from the city) hired Atlas Fireworks to shoot off a big fireworks show from a barge in Boston Harbor. The event was to Read More…