The Latest & Greatest: Pastries, Parades & Parties

An exciting week will always bring exciting news. Modern Pastry confirms their expansion, the Columbus Day Parade turned out huge crowds and we have some great photo’s from our very own, Matt Conti. The Police Blotter always seems to bring some interesting, yet disturbing stories. Don’t miss a beat – check out what you might have missed!

Come Saturday – Go Sox!

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2013-10 | Columbus Day Parade in North End-4172Crowds Come Out for North End Columbus Day Parade; Featuring Bands, Floats, Military, Italian-American Groups (and a Wedding!)
The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade took place in the North End. The parade included Boston Police and Fire honor guard, military personnel and vehicles, marching bands, drum & bugle corps, antique cars, neighborhood groups, color guard, floats and thousands of other participants. Read More

Modern Pastry Shop Confirms Expansion Into Former Piccola Venezia
Modern Pastry Shop is taking over the vacant space of Piccola Venezia and hopes to open by the holiday season.  Read More

North End Segway Tour Operator Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection; Faces Year-End Deadline to Move
Boston by Segway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to deal with increasing fines from the City of Boston. The company has repeatedly run afoul of a 2011 ordinance regulating Segway tours. Total fines owed have reached nearly $200,000. The bankruptcy filing shows over $300,000 in total debt on the business. Read More

Police Blotter: Salem Street Roof Party Broken Up
Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log are shown below for the North End / Waterfront area, courtesy of BPD District A-1. Read More
Photo Gallery: Columbus Day Celebration Gala Honors Mayor Thomas M. Menino
The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee hosted an evening of celebration and commemoration on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf. The reception featured music, prizes, refreshments and cocktails. This year’s honored guest was Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Menino is the 2013 recipient of the Committee’s 2013 Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award.  Read More<

Editor’s Picks:

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting; Talks Bike Lanes and Development [Video]
The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has a new slate of officers for the 2013-2014 term. The 2013-14 NEWRA Executive Committee includes four new officers with President Jim Salini returning for a second year. Read More

Photo Gallery: Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Host Family Fun Day Celebration
There was no better place to be on Columbus Day than the namesake park where a big crowd of kids and families joined in a celebration hosted by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.  Read More

Stephen’s Run 5k Road Race in North End a Great Success [Photos]
The first Stephen’s Run 5K Road Race took place on Sunday, October 13th and was welcomed with over 100 runners and dozens of volunteers. The road race was held in honor of Stephen Perez and to benefit the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans and the Rosanne Sdoia Recovery Fund. Read More

Enjoy the Weekend! 

2 Replies to “The Latest & Greatest: Pastries, Parades & Parties

  1. Somehow I have not been receiving my northend newsletter.
    kindly research and resume this newsletter–It’s only been a few days but I miss it so. I look forward to reading it each morning with my coffee.
    Keep up the great work It is much appreciated.


    anthony degregorio

    1. Hi Anthony,
      Thanks for your comment. And, thanks to those that emailed similar notes.

      We did some site upgrades over the weekend so we didn’t send out a Sunday newsletter. You should have received one on Monday morning.

      In addition to the email newsletter, posts can also be viewed directly on the website at We also distribute through our Facebook page and Twitter list.

      I’m thrilled that the NEWF newsletter has become a part of our readers’ routine. I feel obliged, however, to remind folks that the website and newsletter are part-time community effort so we will occasionally miss a day or two. We try to give advance warning if we are not going to publish for a vacation, etc.

      Thanks again for all your support!

      Matt Conti, Editor

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