Community People

Sixth Annual Cousins Christmas Brunch

Michele Tirella is a lifelong resident of the North End and for the past 6 years, she has organized a Cousins Christmas Brunch on the first Sunday of December.  This year, there were 4 generations of cousins from the North End that attended the Christmas Brunch at the Langham Hotel, Cafe Fleuri on Sunday, December 5th. Seated Read More…


Passengers With Paws Program Launches at Logan

Pet owners can feel safer bringing their pets to Logan. Massport Fire Rescue, based on emergent trend and an in depth survey, has designed and implemented a first of its kind in the country “Passengers with Paws” Pet Safety First Aid Program at Boston Logan International Airport. “The demographic data compiled by the comprehensive needs Read More…

Community Real Estate

Elite Boston Landmark Realty Collecting Toys for Tots

The folks at Elite Boston Landmark Realty at 350 Commercial Street invite the community to a “Toys for Tots” holiday benefit event this Thursday, December 9 from 6-10PM where cocktails and appetizers will be served. They are also collecting toys between 9-6pm Monday Through Friday and also on Saturday and Sunday from 10-2PM through December 17th.

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Christmas Tree Lighting and Trolley Tour on the Paul Revere Mall in the North End

The City of Boston’s Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting attracted dozens of neighborhood children to meet Santa and enjoy the festivities. The event was held on the Paul Revere Mall, also known as the Prado along Hanover Street. Mayor Menino is still in the hospital, so District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina introduced Santa Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

24-Hour Globe Santa Benefit at Improv Asylum, “No Rest for the Wicked Funny”

About 200 people crowded into the Improv Asylum’s North End theater on Hanover Street for a 24-hour non-stop benefit show this weekend. The Improv Asylum’s co-owners Norm Laviolette and Chet Harding hosted this year’s Globe Santa benefit, “No Rest for the Wicked Funny” sponsored by the Boston Globe. This was the 6th year for the Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Photos & Videos

Library Open House Features Music, Food and Neighborly Fun

The Friends of the North End Branch Library held a jam-packed open house on December 4th with music from Al Natale’s Jazz Band and food from Il Panino Express and Mike’s Pastry. There was also a raffle with over a dozen donated goods and services.   Nino Sambataro made a terrific 3-minute video of the Read More…


Buon Natale Holiday Stroll Brings Out Shoppers to North End

The 4th Annual Buon Natale Holiday Shopping Stroll brought out the shoppers to the North End boutiques, shops and galleries. The event was held on Friday night, December 3rd, where retailers offered significant sales and discounts for stroll shoppers. The annual stroll gives shoppers the opportunity to enjoy the holiday hospitality of the North End Read More…

Community Event Notices Health & Environment

Nazzaro Center Fundraiser for Cystic Pyborosis

The Nazzaro Community Center held a fundraiser on Saturday, December 4, 2010 to raise money for the cure and treatment of cystic fibrosis. There was a bake sale, children s activities, a raffle and visit from Santa. Below are some photos from the event. (Photos by Matt Conti. Click the images to enlarge.)  

People Schools

North End Resident Wins Best of Show at Prestigious Furniture Competition

Budding custom furniture maker Austin Campbell of the North End took top honors for student work at the 13th annual Fine Furnishings Show held recently in Providence, Rhode Island. Campbell’s serpentine corner table was awarded Best of Show for a traditional piece created by a student – one of dozens of traditional and contemporary student Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Greenway Issues RFP for 2011 Mobile Food Vendors

An announcement from the Greenway Conservancy: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for high-quality food/beverage vendors on the Greenway. You can download the RFP and submission forms from the Conservancy’s website at The 2010 vending pilot program generated a tremendous response, and the Conservancy now seeks vendors Read More…