Believe it or not, there has been more going on in the City besides it just another snow storm. An appeal has been submitted to Mayor Thomas Menino about the towers planned to go off of Causeway Street. A Christmas Carol came to the North End in a unique way. Hear the amazing story behind the chef of Whisk and catch up on what the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council has been up to. Whether you’re done cleaning your car off, shoveling the sidewalk or just trying to stay on your feet – check out the local buzz and don’t miss the video about “the little things in life.”
A reminder that a crime committed in Andover in 2011 which ended up in a North End Street is still ongoing. Many may remember when the Lexus SUV of Jack and Geraldine Magee was found in flames on a North End street. The couple had been shot, execution style in their Andover home. Read more at the North End Patch
The BRA director Peter Meade met with members of the city-appointed advisory panel which petitioned a letter to Mayor Menino urging the Mayor to “scale down” a proposal for $1 billion expansion of the TD Garden by Boston Properties. Six of the thirteen members of the impact advisory group are protesting the height of the tower, traffic impacts and the tax agreement. Read more at Boston Business Journal
Don’t miss this story on chef Jeremy Kean of Whisk, a North End restaurant that is helping ex-offenders get their lives back on track through a re-entry program that offers both food and food for the soul. Kean found himself in New Jersey’s Mercer County Correction Center after a run in with the law on drug charges. Read more about Jeremy Kean and Whisk at The Root
The North End’s Cocoanuts Boston hosted a chocolate tasting with a healthy twist. Three vendors were at the event – two were Boston based and one was from Brooklyn. Each of the companies featured chemical-free, handcrafted products with healthy elements. Take a look at these photos and treats at Lucie Wicker Photography
Last weekend in the North End, A Christmas Carol was center stage brought to the neighborhood by NEMPAC. The musical featured a twist with the character Scrooge being played by a 12-year-old female Scrooge. Hear more about the unique performance and learn more about NEMPAC. Continue the story at Boston.com
Don’t miss these old images of Boston from the British Library. An imagine showing the engraving of the three hills that gave Boston its original name and images of 17th-century colonial coinage and drawings of 18th and 19th century building on Salem Street. See these images at Universal Hub
When the idea of opening a health center at the old St. Catherine of Siena School in Charlestown, near the Bunker Hill housing project – it was overwhelmingly embraced by the neighborhood. The Globe columnist noted how the “North End Waterfront Community Health Center stepped forward to turn that idea into a reality, laying out a plan to open a health center in the old school and a pharmacy in a building nearby.” Read more at The Boston Globe
View the minutes from the December meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council see whats going on with 263 Hanover Street, Modern Pastry Shop, and see updates on the 340 Hanover Street, 7-Eleven.
Hear what North End residents say makes their life rich. Ask the question yourself, “How about you? What is the spice in your life that makes getting up in the morning worth the trouble for you?” Read into what gets Bradley Jay out of bed.