Markey (D) and Gomez (R) Win in Low Turnout Special Election Primaries for U.S. Senate

Ed Markey (D) and Gabriel Gomez  (R) won their respective party primaries on Tuesday in a Special Primary Election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. (See voting results.) Markey defeated fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch on the Democratic ticket. For the Republicans, Gomez took the win over Michael Sullivan and Daniel Read More…

Photos & Videos

May 2013 NEWF Wallpaper Calendar

For May 2013, this month’s wallpaper calendar photo recognizes the “Boston Strong” and “North End Remembers” signs from the remembrances and vigils after the Boston Marathon bombings. The photo shows the famous Prado with the base of the Paul Revere statue surrounded by lit candles. Of course, feel free to make your own wallpaper from Read More…

Community Sports

North End Athletic Association Baseball Opening Day Remembers Carmen “Tilly” DeMartino [Photos]

It was Opening Day for the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This year’s event included four games at Langone Park on Commercial street with a pizza party and ceremony in memory of lifelong North End resident, Carmen “Tilly” DeMartino. Photos by Phil Orlandella. See more at

Event Notices

What’s Happening Tuesday 4/30/13: Hey, There’s An Election Today!

On the Calendar: There is a special primary election on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator John Kerry. See who’s running, get voting information and take part in our unofficial poll at the link below. Who will you vote for in Tuesday’s Special Primary Election? Polls are open from 7am-8pm. Read More…

Commentaries Government Police & Fire

Downtown View: Different Worldviews About Guns

By now, you’ve probably heard of Arkansas State Representative Nate Bell who tweeted “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?” By now, you’ve also heard the answer: “none.” I called Nate Bell and left a message on his voicemail. I Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

North End Resident Cooks With Chef Fabio Viviani on ABC’s “The Chew”

North End resident, Lisa, gets cooking with Fabio Viviani and Mario on “The Chew.” Chef Fabio, known for his appearance on “Top Chef,” makes Veal Milanese from Northern Italy and Eggplant Caponata from the South. The episode aired on April 25, 2013 and two clips are shown below. In Part 2, Fabio tells us the 3 Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Spring 2013 Daffodils at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground [Photo Gallery]

It finally feels like Spring and the daffodils are blooming in all their yellow glory. Every year, a neighbor reminds me to take photos of the daffodils at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. This gallery is the result. Enjoy! Photos by Matt Conti More daffodils!

Arts & Culture Business People Sports

North End’s Gino Colafella, Mario Di Leo, JoPino Scarcella and Italian Sports in the April 2013 Bostoniano

In the April 2013 issue of Bostoniano Magazine, we found some new articles featuring the North End and its people. Stefano Salimbeni interviews Gino Colafella from Johnny & Gino Barber Shop on Hanover Street. After his lifetime partner officially retired, North End barber Gino Colafella talks of his shop and the neighborhood that, over 40 Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Video: Eucharistic Congress Candlelight Procession Through North End by Hundreds of Young Catholics

[responsive_youtube] Scheduled just days after the Boston Marathon bombings, this year’s Eucharistic Congress candlelight procession through the North End almost didn’t happen. As described in a Boston Pilot article, organizers were sensitive to the demands of Boston Police coming off that week’s ordeal. Thanks to a willing police detail, hundreds of young adults were able Read More…


Study: North End Waterfront (Ward 3, Precinct 1) One of Top Eight Voting Precincts in Boston

The waterfront area of the North End, specifically Ward 3 Precinct 1, was one of the top eight precincts that “contributed the greatest turnout to the city’s overall vote total,” according to an analysis by Commonwealth Magazine of the 2012 Presidential election, “Where the votes are in Boston.” The article focused on areas of downtown Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

2013 Lantern Ceremony Keynote Address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Harvard University and New Yorker Magazine [Video]

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on the eve of Patriots’ Day, April 14, 2013, in Boston’s North End. Featured in this video is the keynote address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Dr. Lepore is introduced by the Vicar of the Read More…