Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: De Niro at Limoncello, “Wicked High Tide,” Historic Cocktails, West End Tower, Pipelines vs. LNG

The North End / Waterfront is being talked about more than you would think and we capture it all, every week, right here. Scanning the web, utilizing search engines, and keeping up with local news outlets allows us to compile articles from alternative sources. 

Robert De Niro popped into Limoncello restaurant in the North End and posed with staffers Susan Lopez and Corrado Badolato. Photo courtesy of Limoncello, The Boston Herald.
Robert De Niro popped into Limoncello restaurant in the North End and posed with staffers Susan Lopez and Corrado Badolato. Photo courtesy of Limoncello, The Boston Herald.

Tracked Down: Robert De Niro at Limoncello

Robert De Niro, the famous actor from countless movies including “Goodfellas” and “The Godfather” stopped in the North End for dinner. Limoncello, located on North Street was the place where De Niro enjoyed fresh burrata, rosette pasta and sea bass. View the post at, The Boston Herald.

Will a 46-Story Tower Rise in the West End?

The West End neighborhood of Boston could soon be the home of a 46-story residential tower to be built atop a five-level parking garage. Although the proposal is still under review from the BRA, many West End residents are not happy with the plan. Read more about new West End developments and the changing nature of the West End. has more on the proposal.

Backlash Against Boston Space Savers


As first reported here on, a North End residents group, NEWRA, voted recently to ban space savers. The parking practice emerged as the talk of the winter snow this year, and is continuing even as the snow is melting. NEWRA President Ford Cavallari and Mayor Martin J. Walsh weigh in on the pros and cons of space savers at NECN.

Wash down history with these cocktails

When it comes to bars and restaurants in Boston, the North End / Waterfront area has no shortage of rich history and character. So much so that at places like Nebo, they feature a Molasses Flood Mojito, named after the 1919 disaster that took place in the North End. While Ward 8 in the North End has a cocktail named after the Ward 8 czar Martin Lomasney, a polarizing figure in North and West End politics in the 1800s. Read the full story at,  The Boston Globe.

Pipeline opponents say LNG is underutilized

The political scene has been discussing the possibility of a 124-mile Constitution Pipeline that would be inconvenient for some landowners, but would likely bring some relief from high natural gas prices. While officials from the LNG facility in Everett maintain that the facility is more than capable of meeting the rising demand for natural gas. Read the article at, The Boston Globe.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wiggs, The Boston Globe.
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wiggs, The Boston Globe.

North End condo feels like boutique hotel

Across the street from the Elliot K-8 School on Charter Street, this North End condo features traits similar to a “boutique hotel.” With recessed lights and sleek lines, the unit includes the rights to a 14-by-9-foot area on the roof approved for a deck. Read more about The Boston Globe “Home of the Week.”

Underwater Boston: Local Competition Plans For Rising Sea Levels

This six minute audio segment discusses and explores the Living With Water Competition of which calls for preparing the city for water levels rising and making the city more eco-friendly and efficient. Citing studies by the Boston Harbor Association and more, listen on Sound Cloud.

Hiking: There’s a bit of urban renewal on the Freedom Trail

As the weather begins to warm up, more and more visitors will head from all over the globe to walk Boston’s Freedom Trail. Citing the famous Old North Church on Salem Street in the North End as one of the highlights, the walk brings, “hours of good exercise, interesting sightseeing, a modicum of shopping and plenty of delicious food.” Continue reading at the Portland Press Herald.

Courtesy of The Boston Harbor Association.
Courtesy of The Boston Harbor Association.

February’s “Wicked High Tide” Predicts Average Mid-Century High Tide

The conversation about the impact of climate change on the Boston Waterfront is well underway. The tide is higher in winter months and after this brutal winter, flooding has already happened along sections of Boston’s waterfront. With up to two feet of sea level rise expected to occur as soon as 2050, read more about the tide effects at, The Boston Harbor Association.

Jeffries Point to get rooftop dining – and yoga

North End resident Philip Frattaroli’s proposal for turning the shuttered Oscar’s Woodworking building in East Boston into Cunard Tavern with rooftop seating, a yoga studio and four residential units, was approved. Continue reading about the proposal that was submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals at, UniversalHub.

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