Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Video: Amelia the Drone Tours the North End From the Sky

North End tours are nothing new, but here is one you probably haven’t seen yet. Brad Young takes “Amelia the Drone” on a sky tour from the North End rooftops, over the Greenway, Zakim Bridge and around the steeple of the Old North Church. The video was shot over four separate summer sunsets. (Music Don’t Stop Read More…

Community Government

Mayor’s Column: Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

A message from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to Read More…

Community People

Passacantilli Family Celebrates 20 Years of Volunteering at the Pine Street Inn

On Monday evening the Passacantilli family celebrated 20 consecutive years of volunteering by serving an evening meal to 246 men at Pine Street Inn. The tradition was started by Carol Passacantilli after her husband, Al passed away in 1994. Al always had a special affinity for Pine Street. For many years he donated clothing and Read More…

Police & Fire

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with Red Paint and “Black Lives Matter” Text

The white marble statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalized on Monday night at the namesake park on Boston’s North End waterfront. On the back of the foundation block, the words “Black Lives Matter” were written. A large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue. A trail of the Read More…

NEMPAC, Concert, Boston Waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park
Arts & Culture Event Notices

NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Waterfront in July!

NEMPAC is partnering once again with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events this summer season to bring this exciting music program to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and it is FREE to the community. The series is being generously supported by many exceptional sponsors. Audiences can look forward to an appealing array of music genres and Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Flying Cooling Tower

Gram looked out her window and saw this flying cooling tower being hoisted up on Commercial Street. “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.

Event Notices

Events: Boston Harborfest, North 2 South Baseball, Wild Women Lecture, Public Safety Meeting and July 4th!

The events of the week post is your weekly schedule calendar of local events and community happenings as lead into the 4th of July Weekend! Monday, June 29 5:30pm North 2 South All Star Baseball Game at Langone Park [Commercial Street, Boston] The Sixth Annual ‘North 2 South Baseball Classic’. Sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, the Read More…


Saint Agrippina Women’s Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

News from the Saint Agrippina Society: Hailing back to 1940, the Saint Agrippina Women’s Society is celebrating 75 years having survived through the generations and going strong today in their devotion. On Sunday June 28th, the society gathered in Boston’s North End for Mass at St. Leonard Church followed by an anniversary barbecue on Battery Read More…


Photo Gallery: Independence Day Celebration for Families

Getting a jump on the July 4th festivities, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) put on a family friendly event to celebrate Independence Day at the waterfront park, Saturday June 27th. Uncle Sam on stilts is always a hit during the kids parade around the park. Free American flags were handed out to all participants, who covered just about every age category. Read More…