The notable news post is compiled from alternate news sources that pertain to various issues, stories and reviews in the North End / Waterfront, all for your one stop shop of news that will keep you in the loop. Be sure to check out a few collaborations of snapshots and reasons to visit the neighborhood. Also learn some history that may be a surprise to you while reading some local movie plans and news.
10 Social Media Snapshots of the North End
These 10 social media photos by locals and visitors do a great job of summing up some of the best the North End has to offer. Whether it’s the beautiful views, food, views of the waterfront, or even the basketball courts, the North End is well represented in this Boston.com social media photo collection.
Indie film focuses on Boston’s Italian mob
“God Only Knows,” a movie written by Reading native Emilio Mauro will fill a void of Boston crime movies that seem to only cover the neighborhoods and individuals in South Boston and Charlestown. Stating there has “never a film where the setting and backdrop is the Mafia, Italians or the North End.” Read article at the Boston Herald.
Black and free, woman bought Boston parcel in 1670
The first African-American landowner in Boston, male or female was in fact a woman named Zipporah Potter, a 17th century African-American woman who owned property in the North End at a time where Africans were enslaved in Boston. The spot is now a nice stretch of mowed grass on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Continue reading at The Boston Globe.
First Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger Pictures Emerge
With the first official confirmed film location on Margaret Street in the North End on May 29th, Johnny Depp will be playing the legendary mobster Whitey Bulger in the new Warner Bros. movie “Black Mass.” Don’t miss the photo of Depp in character at, Boston.com.
Boston Latin freshman wins global Intel science fair with cancer-risk software (Video)
A North End resident and freshman at Boston Latin has claimed top honors in the citywide science fair for the past three consecutive years has just added a world title to his resume. The 15-year-old Nathan Han, won the top prize and $75,000 last week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, the largest high school science research competition in the world. Continue reading at the Boston Business journal.
5 Reasons To Visit the North End
Everybody can find a reason to visit the North End neighborhood, these five reasons are enough to satisfy just about anyone. Whether you’re looking for history, architecture, feats, and of course the food, Boston.com gives you plenty of reasons to visit.
Is the Zakim Bridge the New CITGO Sign?
The famous CITGO sign has been a Boston icon for generations. Could this Boston landmark be taking a backseat to the Zakim bridge? Besides the beauty and functionality of the bridge, the lighting and location make it iconic compared to a “glorified advertisement for a gas station.” Read more at Boston.com.
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