Transportation

Callahan Tunnel Overnight Closure December 26th; Full Closure Starts December 27th

MassDOT to Motorists: Plan Ahead for I-93 Restrictions through Boston Complete Overnight Closure of I-93 Southbound is Thursday, December 26 into Friday, December 27 This coming Thursday, overnight into Friday, December 27, preparations for the closure of the Callahan Tunnel require the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to conduct a complete lane closure of Interstate 93 Read More…

Community Food & Drink People

Nick Varano Spends Afternoon at the Italian Home for Children

The owner of the North End’s The Varano Group known for his longstanding Strega Restaurants, Nick Varano and his family spent the afternoon visiting with children at The Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, delivering toys for the children from their wish lists. In what has become an annual tradition, Nick and his daughter, Read More…

People

Obituary: Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo of Boston’s North End

Memorial Services will be announced at a later time for Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo, who died on Monday, December 9th, 2013 following a valiant battle with lung cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston, at 70 years. Born & raised in Boston’s North End, she was an alumna of the former Julie Billiart Catholic Central Read More…

Event Notices Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos Transportation

North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting [Video]

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile continuous Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Schools

St. John School After School Drama Club and Dance Club Perform Christmas Numbers

St. John School’s after school drama club entertained a large audience of Christmas revelers on Thursday, December 19th with their first ever play, which was a holiday re-telling of Scrooge’s First Christmas by Charles Dickens. The students performed several scenes from the much loved Christmas Classic following ‘Scrooge’ and his encounters with the ghosts of Read More…

Community Government Real Estate

Bartlett Place “Parklet” Back on Track, Topping Off Salem Street Renovation

On Friday, work is back on track at the Bartlett Street “parklet” off Salem Street. Crews are installing brick-like tile sheets over the asphalt. According to neighbor Mark Bernier, it looks “fantastic” and is a big improvement to what has been a literal dumping corner of the neighborhood. After years of playing second fiddle to Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment Police & Fire

Major Street Light Outages Continue in North End

We reported last week on increasing street light outages in the North End especially on Hanover Street. Unfortunately, the situation has deteriorated further. Extended sections of Hanover Street are now without street lights and there are several outages on Prince Street among other locations. There is one bright spot, however, as the new acorn lights Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: A Quiet Week for Local Law Enforcement

Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log indicate a quiet week for Police in the area. The Police Journal Log is listed below for the North End / Waterfront area, courtesy of BPD District A-1. 12/14/2013 20 HENCHMAN ST  – TRESPASSING 12/15/2013 5 PRINCE ST – INVESTIGATE PERSON 12/16/2013 00 N WASHINGTON ST Read More…

Daily Briefs Event Notices

North End News Found Elsewhere: British Library Images, Garden Project Appeal, Murder Update and the Little Things

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 Read More…

Event Notices Government Photos & Videos Real Estate

Hook Lobster Presents Early Stage Development Plans on Northern Avenue Parcel [Video]

Hook Lobster presented at Wednesday’s Municipal Harbor Planning meeting as the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee consider recommendations for zoning along the Greenway corridor. Since a 2008 fire at the property, the family business has been operating out of a small one-story wood framed building on Atlantic Avenue surrounded by surface Read More…