The Weekender: Elephant Stroll, Sewer Work, Wharf Hotel Under New Ownership

It could be anything from local stories to development plans, or simply just North End / Waterfront news.  Regardless, we put together the most popular posts on, allowing you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood. 

Top Posts This Week:

Elephant Lunch on Hanover Street
Elephant Lunch on Hanover Street

The North End Welcomes Elephants for Brunch

With the circus in town, the North End welcomed four Asian elephants to the neighborhood. With the help of a police escort and roads being blocked off, the animals and their handlers trekked down Commercial Street to Hanover Street, where they were greeted with North End hospitality. View Post

Battery Wharf Hotel Losing Fairmont Brand After Property Sale

Westmont Hospitality Group will be taking the reins on the hotel property that is currently known as the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. According to a statement, the waterfront property is losing the Fairmont brand on October 27th, which will then turn to The Battery Wharf Hotel & Spa. View Post

Notable News: Where are all the Little Italys?, Walsh’s Coffee, Goody Glover’s Closing and More!

Did you spend most of the week running around, traveling, or simply having a hectic schedule where you missed all the news? No worries, this compilation will give you all the relevant news stories about the North End / Waterfront from multiple sources. Read Post

Sewer Liner on Street (NEWF Photo)
Sewer Liner on Street (NEWF Photo)

Extensive Sewer Work to Begin in North End – Street List

Beginning in November 2014, sewer rehabilitation work will be taking place all over the North End neighborhood. Boston Water & Sewer Commission will be conducting the work that is expected to last through November 2015. Read More for the specific streets that will be impacted, along with details on scope of work.

USS Constitution to Get Underway on Friday Morning for Final Time Until 2018

“There’s always tomorrow” is a saying that no longer applies to the USS Constitution, for a few years at least. Not to worry, the boat is being dry docked for necessary restoration work that will last throughout 2018. The ship took its last voyage on Friday, view post for photos and more coverage.

Editor’s Pick:

1899 in Boston's North End.
1899 in Boston’s North End.

Neighborhood Image: 1899 Aerial of the North End

This neighborhood image of the North End, dating back over 100 years may catch many by surprise. If you think the neighborhood is jam-packed today, take a look at how tightly packed the buildings were in 1899. View Post