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Boschetto’s Bakery Closing on Salem Street After 110 Years in North End

After 110 years in the North End, Boschetto’s Bakery has announced that it will close its doors on July 6, 2013 due to an “excessive raise in rent” at 158 Salem Street. Although the retail operation will shut down, a sign in the window announces the bakery will continue to supply commercial customers through an Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

32nd Annual Boston Harborfest Runs July 2 – 7, 2013

Boston Harborfest 2013 starts on Tuesday, July 2nd and wraps up on Sunday, July 7th with the popular Chowderfest. A schedule and link to the main event listings is shown below and there are over 200 daily events. Many North End / Waterfront organizations host events during the annual festivities. Note the 4th of July Read More…

Event Notices

Sunday, June 30, 2013 News & Views: NEMPAC Presents Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at Christopher Columbus Park

Neighborhood View of the Day: North End / Waterfront Events on the Calendar: The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presents a fully staged opera production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, to be performed in Italian with English subtitles. The opera will come alive during a FREE outdoor community outreach performance on Sunday, Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Independence Day Celebration at Christopher Columbus Park Brings Out Neighborhood Families [Photos]

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park held an Independence Day celebration in the park featuring a full day of fun family events on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Free activities included a parade through the park, led by Uncle Sam on stilts followed by entertainment from Big Joe the Storyteller, T-Bone the modern pied piper, Tanglewood Read More…

Health & Environment People Photos & Videos

AP: North End Resident and Marathon Amputee, Roseann Sdoia, “Strides Forward”

Roseann Sdoia, a North End victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, continues to make strides including intense physical therapy to replace her right leg with a prosthetic limb. The Associated Press’ Bridget Murphy filed a report on Boston.com including the video embedded above. On April 15, she saw a flash of light at her feet Read More…

Community Event Notices

ROC Teen Saturday Annual July 4th BBQ Pool Party 2013

It’s the annual ROC Teen Saturday Fourth of July BBQ at the Mirabella Pool, 12-7pm on July 4, 2012. There will be a free BBQ, Music, Water Slides, Entertainment – The Classics. All are welcome. Non-pool members may have to purchase a $3 1-day pass. The North End Pool sits on the harbor and a stone’s Read More…

Event Notices

Saturday, June 29, 2013 News & Views: Independence Day Celebration at Christopher Columbus Park

Neighborhood View of the Day: Saturday is the 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. This free celebration invites kids of all ages to decorate their bikes, scooters, strollers and themselves for an 11AM parade through Christopher Columbus Park. Other entertainment through the day will include visits by Big Joe Read More…

Photos & Videos

New England Aquarium News: Penguins Have Returned [Video]

After a “vacation” while their turf was rented out to the Giant Ocean Tank inhabitants, the African and rockhopper penguins are back in their colonies at Central Wharf. The New England Aquarium made this video of the penguins settling back into their exhibit. Read more at NEAQ.org.  

Business Community Photos & Videos

OFFICINA 189, “The Italian Shopping Experience” Opens on North Street

OFFICINA 189, the Italian Shopping Experience, is a new boutique that has opened at 189 North Street in North Square, across from the Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End. Officina translates from Italian to “workshop” and 189 is the address number on North Street. Owner Fabrizio Di Rienzo is from Milan and comes from Read More…

Transportation

Roadwork Postponed for Haymarket I-93N and Sumner Tunnel OnRamps

POSTPONED: Closure of Haymarket onramp to I-93 North and Sumner Tunnel onramp to I-93 North scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night is POSTPONED   The closures scheduled for Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. until Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. and Saturday, June 29, from 10 p.m. to Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. have Read More…

Transportation

Traffic Advisory: Sullivan Square Underpass (Route 99 South) Closed This Weekend

CHARLESTOWN/EVERETT – ALFORD STREET BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: SULLIVAN SQUARE UNDERPASS (ROUTE 99 SOUTHBOUND) TO CLOSE THIS WEEKEND Friday, June 28, at 7:00 PM to Monday Morning July 1, at 5:00 AM In order to continue reconstruction work of the Alford Street Bridge, MassDOT needs to close the underpass through Sullivan Square that carries Route 99 Read More…