Arts & Culture

“The Preservation Movement Then and Now” Exhibition

The West End Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, will present The Preservation Movement Then and Now (February 21- May 12, 2012). The exhibit outlines the story of the preservation movement in New England from its inception in 1863 through the present day. Independence Hall and Mount Vernon are architectural symbols of our nation’s Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Extensive Vandalism on the North End’s Harborwalk

A concerned resident sends in this disturbing account of extensive vandalism on Monday night, Presidents’ Day at the North End’s Puopolo and Langone parks by a large group of young individuals drinking on the Harborwalk. After the photos, the same resident provides an update on the response by City officials. Approximately 8:45 PM last night Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Travel Channel Features North End’s Italian Ice and Gelato

Bobby Eustace from Polcari’s Coffee serves up Italian Ice to the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmem who then heads over to Caffe Paradiso to see Antoinette and Adrianna DeStefano. (Watch the full clip.) Also, see Maria’s Pastry in a separate Travel Channel clip with the Top 5 Highlights in Boston. H/T to Matt Black for emailing Read More…

Business Community Photos & Videos

Bread Baking in the North End – A Series

The true night owls of the North End are the bread bakers that fill the restaurants’ breadbaskets and also sell bread (and more) to residents and visitors through their neighborhood retail shops. Revealing the dough story, from old to new, is’s Nicola Orichula who publishes a 4-part series on the people behind the North Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Video: Libiamo Chorus from La Traviata – NEMPAC Italian Opera Concert – February 2012

Video: “Libiamo” Chorus from La Traviata Violetta throws a lavish party to celebrate the recovery of her illness. Alfredo proposes his desire for Violetta and the crowd rouses celebration with a toast. Violetta: Sherri Snow, Alfredo: Fred VanNess, Chorus: Rebecca-Rapoport-Cole, Aleandra Dietrich, Abigail Krawson, Daniel Cyr, Marquis Fuse Over 130 music lovers cheered at the Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos Transportation

Hanover St. Redesign Project Ideas Presented by Northeastern Engineering Students

Video: Northeastern’s “Essential Engineering” team presents Hanover Street Re-Design ideas at a neighborhood meeting held on February 15, 2012 at the Nazzaro Community Center in the North End.

Real Estate

Ask Toni & Maria – Real Estate Column #9

“Ask Toni & Maria” is a real estate column written by Toni Gilardi and Maria DiTullio from Elite Boston Landmark Realty. Have them answer your questions in an upcoming column by emailing Q)   Hello Toni and Maria, I’m a first time home buyer and I was wondering how much money should I put aside Read More…