Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: North End Startups, Faneuil Hall Pushcarts, Rising Seas & Greenway Art

Many interesting stories were published or posted this week about the North End /Waterfront, so stay in the loop with this compilation of articles from alternate news sources that pertain to various issues, stories and reviews in the North End / Waterfront, making this your one stop shop of news.

Guest commentary: ​Finding talent and friends in the North End

The Seaport district of Boston seems to be getting all of the attention for locations from startup companies leaving plenty of room to overlook the North End as a viable and friendly home for startups alike. Despite the heavy restaurant scene and tourists, a startup that is currently located in the North End described the environment as “an ideal mixture of new-school convenience within traditional old-school Boston. Boston Business Journal has more.

Concept photo courtesy of, Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg. The Boston Globe
Concept photo courtesy of: Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg. The Boston Globe

Report offers ideas for a Boston beset by rising seas

If you have ever had longtime dreams of floating through Venice, you might not have to go too far for a similar experience. As Boston prepares for the rising sea levels due to climate change, some the city’s leading planning, architecture, and engineering firms are reporting that places in the Back Bay like Claredon Street could be turned into narrow waterways, to absorb the flooding and serve as a public amenity. Continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

New Public Art Curator Lucas Cowan is Bringing ‘Unexpected Surprises’ to the Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway has hired a new face to help increase public art and activity programming along the popular public space. Lucas Cowan will head this initiative after holding the position of Director of Public Art Programs at the Maryland State Arts Council. Read more about his background and vision at, BostInno.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe
Photo courtesy of Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe

Longtime Faneuil Hall merchants worry about future

With plans for extensive renovations to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, many merchants fear that the revamped buildings, by design, will not include a home for them. Harry Haralabatos and his family has sold barbecued chicken and shish kebabs at Faneuil Hall for 40 years, but he is worried if he has a future after the overhaul. Read the story at, The Boston Globe.

October 1 Ceremony at State House Kicks Off Italian American Heritage Month

A ceremony was held at the State House to kick off the 15th anniversary of Italian-American Heritage Month here in the Commonwealth. Several distinguished honorees were present, and a ceremony was held to celebrate the impact of Italian culture that continue to make an impact on American Society. Read more at, Bostoniano.

Photo by Jessica Bakes
Photo by Jessica Bakes

A Visit to Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End

After lunch on Salem Street at Antico Forno, this desert enthusiast went to Hanover Street to join the crowd at Mike’s Pastry and wait for an Italian desert. After standing in line for a giant peanut butter cannoli, read what the opinion was from, Jess Bakes.

Lauren + Kevin’s Engagement Session in the North End of Boston

Hitting the most popular spots of the North End neighborhood is this couple who had their engagement photos snapped in many familiar places. Whether it is on Salem Street by Monica’s or on Christopher Columbus Park, many residents will enjoy these photos. View at Snap Weddings.

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