Daily Briefs Event Notices

Notable News: North End “Sand Garden”, Enjoying the Harborwalk, Eliot Preschool and More

Haven’t had much time to surf the web for the North End / Waterfront news this past week? Not to worry – we have gathered several interesting articles from alternative news sources and compiled them for you in this simple, convenient post. Start with the evolution of playgrounds in the United States since their beginning in 1885. What they Read More…

Business Community Event Notices Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Mayor Walsh Talks Business, Clean Streets, Tourism and Late Night Hours to North End Chamber of Commerce [Video]

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was the keynote speaker at this month’s meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce. “Breakfast with Marty” was held on Tuesday, April 1st at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. In addition to Chamber members, local elected officials and community leaders were invited. The crowd gave a round of applause to Read More…

Community People

Bud Ris, New England Aquarium Head, Steps Down; Nigella Hilgarth to Become President

The following news comes from the New England Aquarium regarding the resignation of Bud Ris, New England Aquarium CEO and President. Ris is also a North End resident. After 9 successful years at the New England Aquarium, CEO and President Bud Ris is turning the helm over to Nigella Hillgarth, head of San Diego’s Birch Read More…

Arts & Culture Schools

Sax Gordon Visits the Eliot School’s Kinder 1s

Recently, Gordon Beadle, “Sax Gordon” visited the Kinder 1’s at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Sax Gordon is “FANCY – “One of the best and most vibrant young sax players in the business”- Blues Revue, and travels the globe playing. He will be performing in Brookline on May 10. http://www.saxgordon.com/tours Gordon brought with him his Read More…

Transportation

National Grid Begins 8-Week Natural Gas Project on Commercial Street

The following news release comes from National Grid regarding construction work on Commercial Street, starting this week and lasting eight weeks, between Greenough Lane and Battery Street. Traffic will continue to flow in both directions, but parking restrictions will be in place. National Grid Enhances North End NATURAL Gas Service Project on Commercial St. in Read More…

Community Sports

Photo Gallery: 2014 Nazzaro – NEAA Youth Basketball Banquet Awards

The NEAA-Nazzaro Center Basketball League held its annual award banquet on Sunday, March 30th at Filippo’s Ristorante, celebrating its 41st season this year. The Knights and Small Fry Leagues are among the most popular programs run out of the Nazzaro Center. The various levels of the league provide winter long basketball instructional and (mildly) competitive Read More…

Commentaries Government Real Estate

Downtown View: Fix the Edges

Sorrowful, unloved City Hall Plaza. Broken bricks, a fountain filled with concrete, parked cars, a bunker of a T station and a dreadful-looking JFK building looming over it all. At least the bunker will soon disappear. As part of its two-year upgrade of the station, the MBTA will build a new, glass headhouse. It’s a Read More…