Transportation

North End Loses Medford Street Parking to West End; Addressing the North Washington and Causeway Street Intersection

Resident Mike Regan raises some issues to Boston’s City Hall related to resident parking on Medford Street and the traffic situation at the North Washington Street intersection with Causeway and Commercial Streets. He shares them with the community here: 1) Since when did Medford Street in the North End become the West End? About a Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution comes from the editorial page of the Boston Globe. … gas and charcoal grills on roofs do pose fire hazards, as the blog NorthEndWaterfront.com recently noted. Massachusetts, Boston, and countless other Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Galaxy Quest: July 29th Sunday Night Summer Movie at Christopher Columbus Park

Sunday Night Summer Movies at Christopher Columbus Park Brought to you by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park July 15th through August 19th in the Park. This week’s movie on July 29th: Galaxy Quest The movies will start at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm). Feel free to bring popcorn or a picnic! This movie series is Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

“The Tooth Fairy” Movie at Gassy on Wednesday Night

The Tooth Fairy, Tooth Be Told is the movie at the Gassy – DeFilippo Park this Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Pizza is donated from Regina Pizzeria and there will be beverages and music. Bring your beach chairs and blankets. The fun starts at 7:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Boston Foundation and Boston Read More…

Arts & Culture

Roof Replacement Will Temporarily Close West End Branch Library

News from Boston Public Library regarding the temporary closing of the West End Branch Library on Cambridge Street from August 10-29, 2012 to replace the roof. The North End Branch at 25 Parmenter Street is the nearest alternative branch. The press release is shown below. The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, which Read More…

Police & Fire

Neighborhood Watch Initiative for The North End Fizzles Out

Many had high hopes for the Neighborhood Watch program initiated after May’s Public Safety meeting at The Nazzaro Center. In fact, the list of registrants rose to forty by two weeks before the first Neighborhood Watch meeting at the end of June. Unfortunately, turnout came in at a half dozen for that meeting itself. Richie¬†Montemanaro Read More…

Community Government

State Rep. Durant Urges MassDOT to “Wean” Greenway Conservancy from State Funds

Following Tuesday’s meeting by the Greenway Conservancy with their 5-year plan, State Representative Peter Durant (R-Spencer) issued the following letter to their regulator and landowner, Mass. Department of Transportation. MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey has stated his intention to wean the Conservancy from public funding within five years. The associated press release, shown below, notes the Read More…