Arts & Culture

Poll Results: You Like Street Art on Blank Building Walls and Storefront Doors

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Arts & Culture

“Boston Bronze & Stone Speak To Us,” New Monument Book by Joseph R. Gallo Jr.

“Boston Bronze and Stone” by Joseph R. Gallo, Jr.Joe Gallo alerts us to his newest book, “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us,” a guidebook to the bronze and stone monuments throughout the City of Boston. In the North End / Waterfront, we immediately recognize “Dolphins of the Sea” by Katherine Lane Weems and “Paul Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Real Estate

Greenway Billboards: One Down, Six More To Go

The recent dismantling of a billboard structure along the Greenway is being well-received by those who hate the outdoor advertising platforms. Nearly all of the Greenway billboards were put in place when the Central Artery overhead expressway was still in place. Now that the Greenway parks have replaced the artery, should the billboards remain? One Read More…


Obituary: Ignazio “Jerry” Catania of the North End

Ignazio “Jerry” Catania, age 94, of Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully in his home on October 12, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Mirabella) Catania. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Nicholas Catania, Richard Catania, Patricia Smith and Nicholas Catania, Jr.. Funeral services will be held Read More…

Business Food & Drink Government Health & Environment

State and City Officials Move to Stop Nighttime Commercial Trash Pickup

State representatives, including the North End’s Aaron Michlewitz, are proposing an “emergency law” whereas municipalities (i.e., City of Boston) would be allowed to regulate commercial/private trash pickup, including businesses, restaurants and cafes. A hearing on the State legislation is scheduled for October 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the State House, Room A-1. City Councilor Read More…

Sports Transportation

City Moving Forward With “Standard” Bike Lane in North End; No Reduction in Parking

A standard bike lane, Option 2, was selected for the North End along Atlantic Ave. & Commercial St. (Source: Boston Bikes) After a series of community meetings last Spring and Summer on various concepts for a North End bike lane, the City of Boston has decided to install a “standard” lane in order to avoid Read More…

Business Community Government People

NEWRA Elects Officers at Annual Meeting; Stephanie Hogue Re-Elected President

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) re-elected Henchman Street resident, Stephanie Hogue, for a second term as President of the organization at this week’s Annual Meeting held on October 13, 2011. Long-term NEWRA executive Victor Brogna is stepping down as Vice-President and the position is currently vacant. New to the executive ranks is Read More…


U.S. Coast Guard and 90 Commercial Wharf Repairs on Agenda for Boston Conservation Commission

The Boston Conservation Commission is holding a public hearing in Boston City Hall, Room 801 on October 19, 2011. Of relevance to the North End / Waterfront area are the following agenda items: 6:30 PM Notice of Intent from the United States Coast Guard for waterfront repairs, including the cleaning and recoating of a steel Read More…

Business Event Notices Schools

“Blue Fish – From Sicily to Boston” Event on October 18th at North End Branch Library

La Federazione Siciliana del Massachusetts welcomes the Region of Sicily, the Italian Costal Marine Institute of Italy IAMC(CNR) in presenting Pesce Azzuro, project Blue Fish. The event will be held at the North End Branch Library on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 12: 00 PM / Noon. Please contact Francesco Daniele at 617-817-2547 if you Read More…