Monthly Archives: August 2010

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...

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...

BRA Approves Greenway Guidelines With 200 Feet for Harbor Garage and...

There was one significant height revision on Tuesday night when the Board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the guidelines created through the...

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...

“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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

100th Fisherman’s Feast 2010

The Fisherman’s Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the...

North End Branch Library Weekly Events

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Fall Soccer Registration Now Open

Hello all. Registration is now open for Fall Weekday soccer in the North End! The schedule is as follows: Tuesdays, 9/7 - 12/21 (no class 11/23) 10am...