Community Event Notices

Boston Foundation VP to Speak February 6th at Family Dinner for North End Against Drugs

North End Against Drugs will hold its’ next FAMILY DINNER/FAMILY TALK on Monday Feb. 6th at 5:30pm at the Nazzaro Community Center. North End residents, Nazzaro Center members and NEAA members are welcome. The dinner is free. The guest speaker will be Robert Lewis Jr. He is the Vice President for Programming at the Boston Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Event Notices

33rd Annual USS CONSTITUTION Model Shipwright Guild Exhibit Runs February 4 – March 24, 2012

33rd Annual USS CONSTITUTION Model Shipwright Guild Exhibit Hosted by the USS Constitution Museum – Sponsored by the Boston Marine Society If you build it, they will come… – Field of Dreams 1989 Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild display the finest of their craft at the USS Constitution Museum this winter.  The Read More…

Business Food & Drink Government People

Governing’s “The Boss of Boston” Highlights the Mayor’s Daily Travels Through the North End

Governing’s Zach Patton shadows Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and gives the rundown in a piece entitled, The Boss of Boston, that appears in the January edition. The article contains several references to the Mayor’s favorite (and not) places in the North End. Below are three neighborhood-related excerpts: Tom Menino needs a haircut. The longtime Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Event Notices

Shake the Tree Hosting NEMPAC Fundraising Party on February 1st

Shake the Tree is having a fundraising Wine & Cheese Shopping Party to benefit NEMPAC, the North End Music & Performing Arts Center. The event is on February 1, 2012, 7:00 pm at the shop, 67 Salem Street. NEMPAC’s mission is “to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding Read More…

Event Notices Food & Drink

2012 Boston Wine Festival Kicks Off And Runs Through March

The 2012 Boston Wine Festival kicked off this week at the Boston Harbor Hotel, located at Rowes Wharf. The annual event runs through March 30th. See their website for a calendar of events and how to purchase tickets. January is a big month for wine in Boston as the World Trade Center in the Seaport Read More…

Food & Drink Police & Fire Transportation

Boston Valet Parking Crackdown: 719 Inspections in Past Month

It is past time to get serious about enforcing valet parking regulations in the City of Boston, says Thomas T. Tinlin, Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department. A surge of complaints documented in recent media articles and attention from the city’s watchdog group has resulted in a major response by city officials. In an interview Read More…

Business Community People

NEWMA Group Featured in Downtown View Column

Founder and longtime publisher of the Beacon Hill Times, Karen Cord Taylor, turns her weekly column to the subject of digital groups that have formed in neighborhoods. Highlighted is the North End’s own NEWMA (North End / Waterfront Mothers Association) Google Group that currently has 645 members. The most active member and moderator is Jessica Read More…

Government Health & Environment Meetings Police & Fire Schools

Menino Pledges New School Assignment Process in “State of the City”

Mayor Thomas M. Menino used his annual “State of the City” address to focus on  the city’s schools. In particular, the Mayor promised major changes in the school assignment process within the next year. Finishing the Job on School Assignment Mayor Menino also discussed the building of school communities, pledging that one year from now, Read More…

Community Health & Environment

“Sticky, Stinky Berries” at Cutillo Park & What’s With the Knights?

A Citizens Connect user posts from Morton St. about the “sticky stinky berries” at Cutillo Park. Sticky stinky berries! And three christmas trees! Please clean out park before a big snow! On Universal Hub, where this was posted as the Complaint of the Day, an anonymous commenter adds another North End complaint: My North End Read More…

Business People Photos & Videos

Journalist Bob Skole in Video Profile by North End Stories

Journalist and North End resident, Bob Skole, is profiled in the latest installment of the digital narrative project, North End Stories. Skole worked for The Italian News, having interviewed Tony Bennett and the Defense Secretary for the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Check out all the entries at www.NorthEndStories.com.

Police & Fire

Parking Attendant Robbed at Knifepoint on Commercial Street

Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police District A-1 Journal Log are shown below: Robbery/ knife 01/10/12              5:10pm Male suspect displayed a knife and robbed a Commercial St. parking attendant of US currency. Suspect fled on foot up Fleet St. Disorderly Person 01/11/12              9:28am Male suspect arrested at Hanover and Charter Streets after causing a Read More…