Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Time Lapse Video: Greenway Echelman Sculpture Installation

Photographer Julian Tryba volunteered his time and talents to create this special time-lapse video showing the intricate installation of the Janet Echelman sculpture over the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Julian is well known for his time lapse work, most recently from the award winning Boston Layer Lapse. The Greenway Conservancy is hosting a public celebration under the sculpture next Read More…


Families Come Out for Tot Lot Cleanup and Social at Christopher Columbus Park

The Annual Playground / Tot-Lot Clean-up Celebration was held on Saturday, May 2nd at Christopher Columbus Park. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park joined with Boston Parks & Recreation to get the well-used space ready for the season. There was plenty of fun with children’s games and pizza from Benevento’s. The park and tot lot are great for Read More…


Flea Market & Bake Sale Raises Thousands for St. Francis House

The Nazzaro Center was once again transformed into a huge flea market and bake sale on Friday and Saturday by the North End Friends of St. Francis House. All proceeds benefit the Boylston Street homeless shelter. As usual, there were tons of treasures at the Nazzaro Center flea market alongside baked goods from Bovas Bakery, Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Downtown View: Curiouser and Curiouser

In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those cars sat there for two weeks. A South End resident said a car on her street last week was not towed. Again, the cigarette butts, doggie-doo Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Echelman Sculpture From Up High

The view of the Echelman Sculpture over the Greenway is quite the sight from all angles. Joanne Hayes-Rines shares this view from Harbor Towers.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a sentence (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.

Food & Drink Health & Environment

Ristorante Villa-Francesca Presented with Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for this month was awarded to Ristorante Villa-Francesca at 150 Richmond Street in Boston’s North End. The award was presented by President Ford Cavallari and Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Tomas Salmeron has been the owner of Villa Francesca for four years, shown here Read More…

Arts & Culture Health & Environment

Echelman Sculpture Rises Over the Greenway!

The highly anticipated Janet Echelman aerial sculpture has officially risen over the Greenway! Streets were closed in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 3rd, to allow for construction crews to hoist the piece of public art. The net LED sculpture sits above the Rose Kennedy Greenway, suspended from the Intercontinental Hotel, 125 High Street and One international Read More…

Event Notices

Events: Spring Cleaning, Parks Committee and Public Safety Meetings, “Dare to Dream” Auction & Gala

Too cold to go outside? That excuse no longer works! With spring in the air, the first full week of May 2015 brings several events and meetings to the North End / Waterfront:  Monday, May 4 5:00pm NEAD Scholarship Application Deadline – Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street Rules & Regulations Applicant must be a North End Read More…

Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Photo Gallery: 2015 Taste of the North End Honors Angela Menino, Filippo Frattaroli & Joseph Giangreggorio

Over 40 restaurants, pastry shops and vendors brought their world famous cuisine and beverages to the 22nd Taste of the North End held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Filling the Steriti Skating Rink to capacity, this was the fundraiser’s biggest year ever. Special honors were awarded to Angela Menino (TONE Supporter), Filippo Frattaroli (Restauranteur of the Year) and Read More…

Health & Environment

May 2015 Schedule for North End Sewer Project

Boston Water & Sewer Commission has issued the following schedule and update on the major North End Project with water main replacement and sewer rehabilitation. Significant work will occur this month on Hanover Street and Harris Street, as well as surrounding intersections. See the update below for details and contact information.