Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: LaMattina and Busing, Old-School Restaurants, St. Anthony’s Destination, Fact Sheet and More!

This week, we bring you articles with famous neighborhood destinations, St. Anthony’s Feast and a story including the impact of inner-city busing on City Councilor Sal LaMattina when he was a teenager. All these articles and then some are below for you to keep up with the latest!

Did busing slow Boston’s desegregation?

Robert Lewis Jr. aka Junior, a black civic leader in East Boston, remembers the few people who stood by him when police carted his mother off for protecting her house; Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of them. Read the story of the impact busing had on racism in Boston and the impact on the relationship between LaMattina and Junior at, The Boston Globe.

Photo courtesy of Zagat
Photo courtesy of Zagat.

12 Classic Old-School Boston Restaurants

Do you think the North End area is a good place for food? How about three of the top 12 “classic old-school” restaurants in the city being in the area of the North End/Waterfront! Read details about Pizzeria Regina’s, Union Oyster House and James Hook Lobster at, Zagat.

Neighborhood fact sheet: North End

Touching upon the nuts and bolts of the North End, take a look at this fact sheet about the neighborhood. Did you know that 80.2% of people living in the North End have bachelor degrees or higher? Or that the highest-rated delivery spot on Yelp is Pauli’s on Salem Street? We’re not sure we agree with all of the “facts” but read them for yourself at, Real Estate.

Summer Survey: St. Anthony’s Feast Travel

Survey results derived from asking New England adults to choose among 10 destinations across New England that they are likely to visit in August, The North End’s St. Anthony’s Feast came in at number 4! Read more on the survey and the results at Irving Oil.

Photo courtesy of Eleven Interiors.
Photo courtesy of Eleven Interiors.

Rooms with a view

The real estate scene in the North End and the rest of Boston continues to change everyday and the decor and themes of units are no different. Take the interior design concept of this ninth floor condominium in the North End, complete with a “Caesarstone topped peninsula” in the kitchen. Continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Regan Communications alleges hack by IT contractor

Regan Communications, the public relations agency that is headquartered on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End, is seeking $150,000 in damages for a New York information technology firm that hacked Regan’s computer system after being fired from the job for making inappropriate comments to female staffers. Read The Boston Globe for more information on the breach that left this communications firm without access to e-mail via smartphone for 39 hours.

Photo courtesy of Aram Boghosian, The Boston Globe.
Panza on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Photo courtesy of Aram Boghosian, The Boston Globe.

10 restaurants in the North End you need to try

Restaurants are one of the key factors for driving tourism in the North End neighborhood, but could you narrow down the list of “must try” restaurants with so many heavy hitters in the area? Read the list at for their 10 must try establishments that are (hint* hint*) not all Italian.

Did you come across anything that should be on this list? Great! Send us an email if you find any interesting articles!