Community Event Notices

Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion Opening Ceremony on June 2, 2011

After 18 months of construction, the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance and National Park Service are putting on the final touches for the grand opening of the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway, across from Christopher Columbus Park. The Pavilion will serve as a gateway to the islands which are accessible from the ferry terminal Read More…

Police & Fire

Daytime Break-Ins on Salem St. Lead This Week’s North End / Waterfront Police Blotter

These are reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log for the North End / Waterfront area. Breaking & Entering – Residential 05/23/11              7:00am- 3:00pm Salem St. resident front door was forced open. U.S. currency and numerous pieces of jewelry were taken from the apartment. Breaking & Entering – Residential 05/23/11              9:50am -3:45pm Salem Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Stephen Puleo’s Guided Tour of 1919 Great Molasses Flood Site on North End’s Commercial St.

The National Fire Protection Association features Stephen Puleo, author of “Dark Tide,” who gives a guided tour in the video above of one of Boston’s most famous disaster sites – the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. The tragic event on Commercial St. claimed 21 lives and leveled a vast swath of the city’s North End Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Schools

Nazzaro Center’s Youth Program Band Performs & NEAD Awards Scholarships

On May 23, 2011, the Nazzaro Community Center presented “An Evening of Music” with performances by the Youth Program Band, instructed by Jeremy Sarzana and assistants John Romano and Zachary West. Click on the video above to view and listen to some of the band’s performances. After the Youth Program Band performance, North End Against Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Successful 2011 Book Sale Held by Friends of the North End Branch Library

The sun came out for the Friends of the North End Branch Library on Saturday for the Annual Book Sale fundraiser. Book and DVD donations came from far and wide, offering the public a huge selection on the Parmenter St. sidewalk. Proceeds go to the Friends group that help support the programs at the library. Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Taranta Restaurant on Hanover Street, Chronicle TV5 Episode, Part 7

In the final excerpt of the Chronicle TV5 episode on Hanover St., Taranta Restaurant is featured with Chef Jose Duarte’s Peruvian-Italian cuisine. Taranta is introducing quick-response (QR) squid ink fish monitoring and green, environmentally friendly technology. Taranta Restaurant – 210 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113, 617-720-0052 More at the Chronicle website. View previous excerpts of Read More…


Pirates & Patriots Launches on Boston’s Waterfront

Pirates and patriots alike were a part of Boston’s waterfront and the creation of our great city and country as we know it today.   Boston’s Freedom Trail® is bringing their stories alive by providing affordable and educational fun to visitors and residents.  Boston’s “must-see” history this year is enhanced with a NEW walking tour of Boston harbor, rebellious deeds of colonial agitators, global trade, embargoes, hijackings, and pirate pranks.  Sound familiar?  The Freedom Trail Foundation’s Pirates & Patriots 90-minute walking tour, with an 18th century costumed guide, launches on June 1 and is offered daily at 12:30 p.m. from the ArtsBoston booth at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Health & Environment

Green Tickets, Rats & Missing Spazzare Brooms Discussed at Clean Streets Meeting

Green Ticket Law – Code Enforcement Code Enforcement Officer, Chris Stockbridge, updated the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee on Green Ticket law enforcement in the North End. Stockbridge works the night shift and said they are finding 15-20 violations per night. He noted that bagging is better with less CVS-type bags being put out by residents. Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

ParkArts Landscape Watercolor Series Returns in June to Christopher Columbus Park

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its popular series of ParkARTS Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshops, presented in partnership with official sponsor and art supplier Blick Art Materials, during the month of June at two Boston locations. The series of eight workshops for budding artists ages nine and up is just one of Read More…