Business Food & Drink

LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe Plans to Offer Homemade Ice Cream

Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe at 57 Salem St., plans to introduce homemade ice cream adding to its current decadent selection of cupcakes, candy and baked goods. Owner Sandra Russo, represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, brought her take-out license application this week to the Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Read More…

Real Estate

Two Sides to Boston’s Proposed Energy Scoring Ordinance

The City of Boston has proposed an energy scoring ordinance that would rate condominiums, apartments and commercial buildings with an eye toward impacting property valuations so that owners are incentivized to invest in energy saving technologies. The Greater Boston Real Estate Board has come out strongly against the proposed ordinance questioning its energy scoring effectiveness Read More…

Real Estate

February 2013 North End / Waterfront Real Estate Sales

$250,000-$349,000 16 Foster St. #9: 1 bed, 1 bath with 408 Sq.Ft. sold for $290,000 $350,000-$549,000 65 E. India Row #38D: 1 bed, 1 bath with 757 Sq.Ft. sold for $515,000 $550,000-$700,000 480 Commercial #5A: 2 bed, 1 bath with 1032 Sq.Ft. sold for $634,000 500 Atlantic #16s: 1 bed, 1.5 bath with 864 Sq.Ft. Read More…

Event Notices

Six North End Streets Added to Street Sweeping Program

The following information comes from Boston Public Works Department regarding the addition of six new North End streets to the mechanical sweeping program. North End street sweeping starts the week of March 11th, but the new streets will have a grace period until April 1, 2013. New Posted Street Sweeping The Boston Public Works Department Read More…

Event Notices

NEWF Thursday 2/28/13: Bartlett Place Improvements Meeting at 6:00 PM Tonight

Here is today’s roundup of “news and views” for the North End / Waterfront area. Neighborhood View of the Day: Boston Archives posted this as a “mystery photo” yesterday. If you live in or near the North End, you probably recognize the street configuration which has not changed much. If you are stumped, find the Read More…


Boston School Choice Advisory Committee Selects No Zone Home-Based/A Plan

The Mayor’s External Advisory Committee on Student Assignment has recommended the “no zone” Home-Based/A school choice plan that creates a list of schools for each student based on his or her family’s home address. In this model, each student has at least six choices based on school quality. Read more on how Home-Based/A works. Eliot School Read More…


Local Sequester Impacts [Storify Slideshow]

The sequester is coming! The sequester is coming! On March 1, 2013, $85 billion of automatic spending cuts go into effect. The following Storify slideshow collects some of the related local impacts, cartoons and political posturing. [View the story “Sequester Impacts” on Storify] Sequester Impacts Storified by· Wed, Feb 27 2013 16:09:21 How spending Read More…

Government Health & Environment

Neighborhood Council Hammers Public Works on North End Trash Problems [Video]

Members of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) expressed strong disappointment with the trash situation in the North End to city officials. Frank O’Brien, Public Works Department, reviewed the recent North End Trash Survey results that confirmed residents desire to keep 3 days of weekly trash pickup. Although the survey reflected a rising Read More…


Friends of the North End Library Annual Fundraiser Set for March 7, 2013; Tickets Available

The Friends of the North End Branch Library invite you to their 4th Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, 6:30pm-9:00 pm. It’s an evening of cocktails, appetizers and raffles to support your neighborhood library. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at