Daily Briefs Event Notices

Notable News Found Elsewhere: Pixability Moves to North End, One Canal Breaks Ground, Smoking Bans in Parks and Greenway Updates

Whether you’re traveling for the holiday or have some downtime around the house, take a few minutes and catch up on the neighborhood buzz! Read about a new business coming to the North End, how Boston is set to ban smoking in all city parks, the Greenway’s progress and a new $190 million tower being Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Taste of the North End Awards $20K to Local Non-Profits

Last week, Taste of the North End donated more than $20,000 to North End Against Drugs, NEMPAC, North End Athletic Association, the Nazzarro Center, Saint John School, Eliot School, ABCD, and Boston Youth Wrestling. The remainder of the proceeds went to North End Waterfront Health, which sponsors the event along with its founder and president, Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos

Photo Gallery: Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh helped flip the switch on Monday night turning on the thousands of blue lights to create Boston’s iconic holiday scene at Christopher Columbus Park. (See the video.) After leading a complete renovation of the park thirteen years ago, this will be Tom Menino’s last lighting as Boston Mayor. Read More…

Schools

Eliot School Thanksgiving Celebration

By Joy McDonald The Eliot K-8 had a fabulous Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, Nov. 22nd. Parents and friends came to the school to celebrate and feast with the students and teachers.  The Golden Goose generously donated 24 cooked turkeys for this special Eliot tradition.  Parents brought in sides and drinks for the potluck.  It was Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Schools

St. John School Students Celebrate First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving came a couple of days early at St. John School. On Tuesday, November 26th, the First and Second graders at St. John School celebrated Thanksgiving enjoying a delicious traditional feast after having learned about the holiday and its traditions. Faculty and parents helped serve a Thanksgiving lunch of turkey, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, corn bread, Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Fight Against Cancer

Michelle Deveau, the Nazzaro Center’s Youth Worker, was the driving force in a bake sale/fundraiser that the center’s youth and a bunch of volunteers held as part of their Halloween party this past October 31st. As a dedicated advocate of cancer research, Michelle and her family annually host a huge fundraiser at the Orient Heights Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Government Photos & Videos

Video: Trellis Lighting Countdown at Christopher Columbus Park

The annual trellis lighting at Christopher Columbus Park marked the start of the season during this Thanksgiving week. Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh helped flip the switch on Monday night turning on the thousands of blue lights to create Boston’s iconic holiday scene. The trellis lights are sponsored by the Friends of Christopher Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Family Dinner & Talk Features Guest Speaker Korey McIsaac [Photos]

North End Against Drugs packed the Nazzaro Center for its Family Dinner/Family Talk event on November 18th. In addition to a great dinner, long time NEAD participant Korey McIsaac gave an inspiring talk as the guest speaker. Born and brought up in the North End Korey grew up with NEAD. As a teenager he volunteered Read More…

Commentaries Community

Downtown View: More Than Destruction at This Museum

So you think you know all about the West End—how perfectly good brick buildings were leveled, how thousands of people were expelled, how streets were plowed away and the Rappaports made a killing. But that’s not the West End’s only story. There’s a little museum on Lomasney Way just a few steps northeast of the Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

ABCD North End/West End NSC Distributes Over 50 Turkeys at Thanksgiving Celebration

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Thanksgiving luncheon.  Over 75 members of the community, nearly all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, antipasto, turkey, lasagna, potato, vegetables, and pumpkin pie.  The NE/WE NSC’s Read More…

Community

The Latest & Greatest Brings a Tragedy, Commercial, Bike Lanes and Flood Insurance

As we look back on some of the articles over the past week, the North End lost a friend and many found out they are now in a flood zone. In case you don’t watch a lot of TV, check out the Wild Duck commercial. See what a stabbing suspect said and check out some of Read More…