Community Food & Drink

NEWRA Café Nuovo Letter

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has issued its “Support, with conditions” letter, shown below, to the Licensing Board. The letter follows last week’s NEWRA meeting and describes its voting process. NEWNC, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council, voted in July to support the license as presented with a midnight closing, 7 days/week. Both neighborhood groups are Read More…

Community Health & Environment

North End Children’s Center Looking for Toys

The North End Children’s Center at the North End Community Health Center is looking for replacement toys and equipment. See the note below from Director Tim Clifford. (Via the NEWMA bulletin board.) I want to thank all of you who kindly offered to help us with replacing our lost supplies and toys. On June 6th, Read More…

Real Estate

BRA Approves Greenway Guidelines With 200 Feet for Harbor Garage and 55 Feet at Fulton St. Lot

There was one significant height revision on Tuesday night when the Board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the guidelines created through the Greenway District Planning Study. Instead of the previously presented height range of up to 85 feet high for the Fulton St. parking lot (Parcel 11B), the BRA ceded to the public Read More…

Event Notices Photos & Videos

NEWRA Summer Party Photos

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its Annual Summer Party at the Pilot House on August 18, 2010. NEWRA Executives present at the function included President Mark Paul, Vice-President Stephanie Hogue, Treasurer Sanjoy Mahajan and Secretary Katie Kulikowski. In addition, active committee chairs in attendence included Naomi Paul and Patricia Thiboutot from Read More…

Arts & Culture Schools

“Greetings from Boston” Postcard Exhibition

Old North (Christ) Church, Copps Hill, Boston, Mass. [front]

“Greetings from Boston” Postcard Exhibition Now Open
Boston Public Library displays classic postcards

BOSTON — August 17, 2010 – Greetings from Boston is a new Boston Public Library exhibition of vintage postcards that colorfully captures the unique feel, important architecture, and cultural history of early twentieth-century Boston. The city’s thriving neighborhoods are on display, as is the story of America’s long-standing passion for postcards.
Souvenir picture postcards made their American debut in 1893. By the early 1900s, the United States was in the throes of a postcard craze. In 1908 alone, Americans mailed more than 677 million cards. These new cards generated immediate appeal as inexpensive keepsakes and an economical means of communication. Although the “Golden Age” of postcards ended with World War I, postcard collecting is still one of the most popular hobbies in the world.

Arts & Culture Community

Celtic Night at Christopher Columbus Park

It was a Celtic Night on Tuesday with Laura Cortese at Christopher Columbus Park bringing ancient fiddle styles to pop songs. Opening the music night was the Gilcrhist Trio.    Next up for the end of the City’s Waterfront Performing Arts Series are the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), “A bawdy parody of the plays written Read More…


NEWRA’s August Meeting Roundup

There were plenty of neighborhood tidbits at this week’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting, with an extended President’s report by Mark Paul and numerous committee reports. College students will be moving back into the neighborhood in early September. Residents are advised to report problems early in the semester to the Problem Properties TaskForce. Mark Read More…

Health & Environment

New Public Works Commissioner Visits NEWRA

A highlight of this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association ( was the discussion with Joanne Massaro, the recently appointed Commissioner of the Boston Public Works Department (PWD). Also in attendance was PWD neighborhood representative, Frank O’Brien, who regularly attends NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee meetings. Commissioner Massaro talked about her commitment Read More…

Arts & Culture

San Giusto – Italian Ship Visits Boston

The prestigious Italian Navy training ship San Giusto docked in Boston this weekend and open to the public. On Saturday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said a Mass aimed at Boston’s Italian community. The amphibious ship is making a four-day port visit during a training cruise that has taken second-year midshipmen from the Italian Naval Academy to Read More…