People

Obituary: Anthony T. Mendez of Boston’s North End and Wareham

Anthony Thomas Mendez (May 5, 1939 – April 10, 2015) of Boston’s North End and Wareham, on April 10, 2015. Beloved husband of Esta-Lee Fisher Mendez. Funeral from the Boston Harborside Home 580 Commercial St. Boston on Wednesday April 15th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Leonard Read More…

Community Event Notices

Video: NEWRA Reports on Multiple Neighborhood Issues

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its April 2015 monthly meeting on Thursday night. As is typical, NEWRA executives and committee chairs provided a rundown of recent news and announcements on a myriad of neighborhood subjects. (00:00 time in video) President’s report – Ford Cavallari Boston Shines is on Saturday, May 9th, 9am Read More…

Business

Lenny Aronov Joins Gino and Johnny’s Barbershop

Johnny and Gino’s Barbershop on Hanover Street has a new employee. Lenny Aronov has forty years of experience, twenty of those at Guy’s Men Salon, also on Hanover Street. Since Johnny Cammarata retired, Gino Collafella has been working alone, and he is excited not to have to work solo in probably the oldest barbershop in Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Celtics Fan Mace’s Car Driver at Fleet and Moon Street, Complete A-1 Report

The following report is from this week’s District A-1 Boston Police blotter: Assault & Batter / Deadly Weapon (Mace) 04/04/15  ~  5:37pm Male victim reports that he was dropping off a fare from his 2005 Lincoln Town car at Fleet and Moon Streets when he was approached by a male suspect wearing a white Celtics Read More…

Business

Top 10 @NorthEndBoston Tweets of the Week: Greenway Gardening, #Flooding, Salem St Throwback, Hubway Returns

Want to see a few signs of spring? Jogging outside, gardening on the Greenway, and Hubway bike racks returning to the neighborhood! With your tweets, be sure to tag us @NorthEndBoston to make the weekly top 10! The Top 10 North End / Waterfront Tweets From This Week: [View the story “New Story” on Storify]

Business Health & Environment Police & Fire

Sewer Work Closes North End Business District

After a major flooding incident on Tuesday, problems continued Wednesday with the ongoing Boston Water & Sewer project resulting in the closing of both Hanover and Salem Streets in the North End. According to BWSC, the situation on Hanover Street was caused by a water main break that was still leaking on Wednesday. The brown and muddy color was Read More…

Community

Scores of Kids Come Out for Third Annual Neighborhood Egg Hunt

A little bit of rain did not intimidate the scores of children last Friday who took part in the third annual egg hunt hosted by Boston Community Collaborative. This year’s hunt was generously sponsored by The Living Room and The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Special thanks and recognition to the dozen-ish older kids who came Read More…

Real Estate

Haymarket Hotel Receives Elected Officials Support Amid Design Questions

Jockeying continues around the long-debated development project at Parcel 9 along the Greenway currently undergoing regulatory review. The Haymarket Hotel by developer Normandy Partners/Harbinger has been designated by land owner MassDOT and has most recently received support from the North End’s three primary elected officials, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina. We Read More…

Community

Winter Extended, Thanks to P.A.L., NEAA and NEAD

Once again, the Nazzaro Center teamed up with the Police Activities League, the North End Athletic Association and North End Against Drugs to provide families and friends of the North End with an incredible grand finale to the center’s ski program, a week-end of skiing at arguably the best ski resort in the east, Killington Mountain. After various day trips run by the Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Chairing Converse, Rising Waters, Nick Varano, Chef Nightly and Bruins Religion

Taking every story into account from all over the area, below is what’s left after skimming the web and social media outlets for articles, media, and other news posts. Enjoy! Chairing Converse: Jim Calhoun Talks New Headquarters, Expansion moves As the area surrounding the North End continues to see buildings shooting up on every corner, new Read More…

Government

Big Crowd Comes Out to Support Rep. Aaron Michlewitz

“When I walked in, I thought he was running for President,” quipped the Wild Duck’s Sal DiGiralamo about the large crowd gathered at Tuesday night’s fundraiser for State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End). The annual event at Ward 8 Restaurant & Bar brought out plenty of North End residents, local business owners and a host of Boston political figures including House Speaker Read More…

Health & Environment

Boston Water & Sewer Work Floods Hanover Street

Extensive street flooding on Tuesday morning closed down Hanover Street along the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. The problem came about as part of the current sewer work in the neighborhood. Philip Frattaroli captures the scene in the tweet below saying, “Like a trip to Venice without the flight!” The North End: Like a trip to Venice without the flight! Read More…