North Bennet Street School Graduates 91 at Old North Church Ceremony.

North Bennet Street SchoolNews from the North Bennet Street School: An enthusiastic crowd of families, staff and well-wishers packed the Old North Church last Friday to celebrate the class of 2011 as they graduated from North Bennet Street School. At total of 91 students received diplomas signifying their success in one of the school’s eight Read More…

Police & Fire

Beware Angry Birds on Harborwalk Between Burroughs and Union Wharves

A complaint on Citizens Connect to the Mayor’s 24-hour hotline is reporting: “A very aggressive bird (bluejay maybe) attacks anything, human or dog, that comes through this part of the Harborwalk between 40 Battery and Union Wharf. Can animal control do something about it?” The iPhone report also includes the photo of the territory, shown Read More…

Community Event Notices

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Celebrates 10th Anniversary

 News from Friends of Christopher Columbus Park:

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Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, with activities planned in the Park each month for the rest of the year.

The all-volunteer non-profit group was founded in July 2001 by a small group of North End / Waterfront business people and neighbors whose mission was to further the utilization, care, preservation, maintenance, enhancement and improvement of the Park.

“Over the last ten years, the growth of this neighborhood organization and its impact on the Park has been dynamic,” says current President Joanne Hayes-Rines. “Since its beginning with just 12 founding members, FOCCP has grown tremendously, with more than 200 members today. We have an incredibly involved and active membership and wonderful support from local businesses.”

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Santa Maria Di Anzano 2011 Procession Through the North End

Santa Maria Di Anzano was honored today with its annual procession on the first weekend in June through the streets of the North End. Sponsored by the Societa Santa Maria Di Anzano Inc., the procession starts the summer tradition of religious festivals and feasts. The video above captures scenes from today’s procession which started and Read More…

Police & Fire

Burglaries Spike While Overall Crime Decreases

Overall crime incidents are down 13% year-to-date in the North End / Waterfront area. However, Boston Police District A-1 are seeing a contradiction in recent crime reports. Burglaries and break-ins are on the rise, while every other crime category is showing improvement. At the June 2011 North End Public Safety Meeting held this week, Captain Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Photos & Videos

Video: Flash Forward Festival Brings Contemporary Photography to Boston

Watch the video for an interview with MaryAnn Camilleri, Director of the Flash Forward Festival and scenes from the galleries and exhibits. Find out how the festival came to Boston’s waterfront at the Fairmont Battery Wharf and how Flash Forward fulfills its mission to support emerging photographers. The festival ran for four days with lectures, Read More…

Event Notices

1st Annual “Girl” Friends of the North End

All present and former North Enders are invited to attend the first “Girl” Friends of the North End to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm, St. John’s School Hall (Moon St., North End, Boston). Complete Dinner: $30.00 per person Deadline for purchasing tickets is August 1, 2011. Come renew old acquaintances, Read More…

Police & Fire

Marijuana Smoking and Shoplifting On This Week’s Police Blotter

Incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log for the North End / Waterfront area: Drugs / Possession of Marijuana 05/31/11              10:49am Police officers patrolling the park at Snowhill and Sheafe streets came upon 2 male suspects who were smoking marijuana. The officers held the marijuana which was contained inside a thermos as evidence. The Read More…

Business Community Photos & Videos Real Estate

Harbor Islands Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, June 2, 2011, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to open the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in the Wharf District parks. The pavilion will serve as a gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands national park area and the ferry terminal at Long Wharf. The video above highlights the Read More…

Community Meetings Police & Fire

“Keep the Noise Down” Cards to be Handed Out in the North End by Boston Police

Boston Police at District A-1 are printing “Keep the Noise Down” cards to hand out to North End visitors in an effort to reduce frequent noise complaints by residents. The noise issue is a regular “quality of life” topic at the North End public safety meetings. Residents complain that loud groups of people “disturb the Read More…