Arts & Culture

Part 4 – “A Letter from Anna” Released

  North End Boston has released Part 4 – “A Letter From Anna,” from a six-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how Part 4 continues: The three Anzalone siblings shared a productive 1920s.  During that decade, many many babies were born: Ralph and Aurelia had baby they Read More…


Hanging the Holiday Garland

The Horticulture Committee of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) are busy sprucing up the park for the holidays. Shown above are Chair Mary Ann and Jeanine hanging holiday garland around the Rose Kennedy rose garden. (Photo by George Jancaterino, submitted by Alexa Hill). View recent FOCCP activities including the annual trellis lighting and the Read More…

Real Estate

McGrory on Chiofaro’s “Plan B”

Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory broke some news this week disclosing Don Chiofaro’s “Plan B” for the Harbor Garage site. The alternative plan complies with the City’s guidelines including a 200 foot height limit on the site between the Greenway, Boston Harbor, Aquarium and Harbor Towers. The plan calls for 300 residential units above the existing garage in a Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

Robberies and Loud Parties Discussed at Public Safety Meeting

Catching a church robber, cracking down on disruptive parties and an attempted robbery at the 7-11 were the highlights from this month’s NEWNC Public Safety meeting. Attending from the Boston Police, District A-1, were Captain Bernard O’Rourke, Sergeant Thomas Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle (pictured left to right above). Church “Poor Box” Robber Caught – Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Make Arrest in St. Leonard’s Church Robbery Case

Captain Bernard O’Rourke of Boston Police District A-1 confirmed at tonight’s Public Safety meeting that officers arrested Richard Shiner, 44, who was charged with the recent burglary of St. Leonard’s Church in the North End. Police issued a photo yesterday asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect who was found this morning on Read More…

Food & Drink

“Kitchen Nightmares” Comes to North End’s Davide Restaurant

According to the Boston Herald: Uber chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his “Kitchen Nightmares’’ to Boston this weekend. FOX-TV publicist Jennifer Sprague confirmed last night that the cantankerous chef will work his magic on Davide in Boston’s North End. Davide Restaurant is at 326 Commercial Street, across from Union Wharf. The producers need diners to Read More…

Police & Fire

Video of St. Leonard’s Church Robbery Leads to Arrest Warrant

At about 4:30pm, on Monday, November 29, 2010, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a break in at St. Leonard’s Church at 14 North Bennet Street. On arrival, officers spoke to church personnel who stated that the church had been broken into the night before. According to church personnel, several Read More…

Food & Drink

Licensing Board Schedules Hearing For Bricco Alcohol License Change

The Zoning Board of Appeal will hear the zoning part of Bricco’s expansion on December 7, 2010 at 9:30 am at City Hall, Room 801. The Licensing Board hearing could be deferred if the Board wants the applicant to return to the neighborhood groups. Related posts: Bricco Restaurant Expansion Receives Unanimous Support from NEWNC NEWRA Opposes Bricco Expansion