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North End Population Totals 10,131 Per 2010 Census Neighborhood Zoning District Data

Please note: This post replaces a previous article that used rough census tracts where the numbers were muddied by a large Downtown tract that overlapped with part of the North End neighborhood. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Research Division has published more refined neighborhood data for the North End zoning district as defined by the Read More…

Health & Environment

Spazzare Poll: Skepticism on Broom Program Mixed With Willingness to Give It a Try

Related posts: Spazzare! Brooms of the North End – New Initiative by the Clean Streets Committee Clean Streets Committee: “The Brooms are Coming! The Brooms are Coming!” Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. Polls are offered for those readers interested in expressing an opinion. The results are representative only of those self-selected Internet users. Read More…


Obituary: Michael A. Nazzaro Jr., Former State Representative Credited with Saving the North End

NAZZARO, Hon. Michael A., Jr., A well-respected and prominent member of the North End of Boston, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was 85. Born on June 2, 1925 on North Street in Boston’s North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Camelio) Nazzaro. He later lived with his Read More…


State Representative Aaron Michlewitz Launches Updated Website

Press release from the Office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz: State Representative Aaron Michlewitz recently launched an updated website, The website plans to actively inform constituents on news about the Third Suffolk District, as well as events involving Representative Michlewitz, and future volunteer and campaign activities. “The website site will allow us to interact Read More…


ABCD Tax Counseling for Senior Citizens

Seniors: Visit ABCD Tax Counseling for Elders Program Site to Access Significant Tax Credits

ABCD Tax Services are Free and Easily Accessible!

Local senior citizens may be eligible to receive up to $970 from the state government through the “Circuit Breaker Tax Credit”. This credit is available to all eligible seniors who pay unsubsidized rent or property taxes and is retroactive for three years. The “Circuit Breaker” offers a tremendous financial opportunity for those who qualify.

Seniors can apply for the Circuit Breaker and receive other tax services at ABCD’s downtown headquarters, 178 Tremont St., Boston, near the Green, Orange, Red and Silver lines! Services are also available at neighborhood sites throughout the City of Boston. For more information, call 617-348-6588.

Seniors should be aware of reports that a local preparer is charging $50 to process the Circuit Breaker credit without determining whether seniors are eligible for it. As a result, some seniors end up having to return the money to the state Department of Revenue and incurring penalties and fees. Seniors who are faced with this problem can work with ABCD and the state Department of Revenue to refund the money and have the penalties reversed.

Event Notices

2010 U.S. Census Shows North End / Waterfront Residents Grew 11.3% Over Last 10 Years

Please note that this post has been replaced by a new post using recently released neighborhoood zoning district data published by the BRA Research Division. The numbers originally published used rough census tracts that included much of the Downtown area in the North End numbers. The new BRA data is more refined and uses traditional Read More…


NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Agenda for March 29

Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee Meeting Agenda Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 7:00 PM The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue       Zoning and Licensing Applications   No new applications were submitted in time for review at this meeting.     Updates, Discussion and Recommendations 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM   The ZLC Committee will Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly Police Blotter for North End/Waterfront

Highlights from this week’s North End/Waterfront Police Blotter: Breaking & Entering – Residential 03/23/11    8:30am-1:00pm Victim reports her Sheafe St. front door was forced open. Removed from the apartment was jewelry. Larceny (Bike) 03/24/11    1:30am-7:30am Victim reports his Trek mountain bike (silver & blue) was stolen from a locked street sign on Lewis St.

Business Community People

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Receives Estate Funds

In a small windfall, three liquidating estate trusts have directed $21,089 to the City of Boston for the maintenance of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, located in the North End. While details are sketchy, the names of the trusts imply the funds come from descendents of those interred there, including the naming Copp’s Family. The willed Read More…


Obituary: Louis Marino of the North End

MARINO, Louis “LuLu” Of Boston’s North End, March 17. Devoted son of the late Brigida and Charles Marino. Beloved brother of Anna Guarino of Medford and the late Edward Marino. Loving uncle of Anna Salamanca, Joe Guarino and the late Charles Guarino. Also survived by his dear great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully Read More…