Health & Environment

ABCD & Boston Shine Sponsor Open Enrollment Event

There are very important changes in Medicare plans and it is vital that seniors are aware of them and get solid advice regarding the plan that meets their needs. Advocates have expressed fear that without this advice seniors may end up going to their pharmacies in January and finding that their medicine is not covered.  Read More…

Community Event Notices

Bright Lights for Winter Nights on Tuesday, December 21st

Bright Lights for Winter Nights, a free, all ages event, on Boston’s Rose F. Kennedy Greenway on Tuesday, December 21 from 4-7 PM. Tuesday will be a full moon and the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) so come on out and enjoy the parks by moonlight! Great Elm Tree on North End Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Cab Stand Makes History; City Switch Speed Record

The brand new Cab Stand on North St., at the corner of Commercial St., is no longer a Cab Stand. In record-breaking speed by the City of Boston, it has been transformed into a marked Handicap Ramp. Readers of this blog learned the story of the space a few days ago, when a handicap ramp was Read More…

People

Obituary: Stephanie Gallarelli (Langone) Bamonte

GALLARELLI BAMONTE, Stephanie (Langone) 71, of Boston’s North End, formerly of the West End, on December 9, 2010. Beloved daughter of the late Ada (Bradanese) and Michael J. Langone. Loving wife of Bernard Bamonte, Jr. Cherished mother of Michele Gallarelli and James J. Gallarelli. Loving grandmother of Amanda Mendoza and her husband Frank, Talia Thacher, Read More…

Arts & Culture Schools

Kathy St. George Performs to a Crowd at the North End Branch Library

Wednesday night, December 1st was very rainy, but 35-40 people showed up at the library for the concert by Kathy St. George and accompanist Jim Rice. Ms. St. George sang showtunes, a medley from a show she s done many times, Menopause the Musical and songs associated with Judy Garland. In a hilarious routine, she Read More…

Police & Fire

North End / Waterfront Weekly Police Blotter

Highlights from this week’s North End / Waterfront Police Blotter: Larceny / Shoplifting 12/03/10          1:10pm Female suspect arrested for shoplifting numerous items from a Hanover St. pharmacy. Larceny in a Restaurant 12/03/10          10:30pm Male victim reports a male suspect customer known to the victim stole his leather jacket from a coat rack in a Salem Read More…

Community Real Estate Sports

Exploring Options for the Snow Hill Street Wall Along the “Gassy”

The North End is one step closer to a more open Snow Hill Street with a new wall on the side of DeFilippo Playground, known as the “Gassy.” The existing brick wall is falling apart and needs to be completely replaced. A second community meeting was held this week with Project Manager Michele Folts from the Read More…

Business Food & Drink Real Estate

City’s Zoning & Licensing Boards Approve Bricco Expansion on Hanover St. and Paulie’s on Salem St.

Bricco Restaurant, owned by Frank DePasquale, received approval from the City of Boston for the proposed expansion at 239-241 Hanover Street. The Zoning Board of Appeal approved the zoning variance on Tuesday, December 8 and the Licensing Board approved the alcohol license change on Wednesday. Bricco’s alcohol license has a 2:00 am closing, 7 days Read More…

Community

Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Agenda for Monday, December 13

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood CouncilEmail: info@newncboston.orgWebsite: www.NEWNCBoston.org NEWNC AGENDA Monday, December 13, 2010, 7:00PMThe Pilot House, Lewis Wharf2 Atlantic Avenue 1.    Call to order & Roll Call 2.    Meeting Protocol 3.    Update from the Office of Neighborhood Services — Nicole Leo 4.    Report from the offices of local elected officials 5.    Committee reports        A.    Public Read More…

Community Government

NEWRA New Membership and Renewal Drive

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is holding its annual new membership and renewal drive. Join or renew your NEWRA Membership for 2011. All NEWRA memberships expire on December 31st.   Click here for the NEWRA membership form (pdf). Bring the form to a meeting or mail it to: NEWRA P.O. Box 130319 Read More…

Photos & Videos

“Puppy Soup” Wins Acclaim

North End resident and photographer, Chris Barton, was selected by Metro Photo Challenge as a finalist in the United States with her photo, “Puppy Soup.” With over 1200 photos in the contest, this is quite an honor. “Puppy Soup” by Chris BartonSee more at http://www.metrophotochallenge.com/us/profiles/cbarton/gallery. Chris’ work can also be seen at www.measuredinmoments.com.