Health & Environment Schools

Back to School Tips from NEW Health

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator for North End Waterfront Health It’s back to school and time to think about what your child may need to make a smooth transition from summertime to school hours and rules. Here are some things to consider before that first day of school: Immunizations need to be up to Read More…


North End Students Win BC High Awards

William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following students from the North End  received special awards at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863.  The school enrolls Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Shadow Art

Bob Somerville sends in shadow art from the corner of North & Lewis Streets. “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.

Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Chiofaro Tax Break, Black Mass Movie, Airbnb, First Night Changes, Feast Pics & More!

Between the warm weather and the Labor Day Weekend festivities, you must have a lot to catch up on. No problem, these articles posted below will get you up to speed in no time! Developer seeks tax break for waterfront towers Developer Don Chiofaro and city officials have discussed the possibility of Chiofaro receiving a tax break from the city Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Video: Battle of the Barges Fireworks Over Boston Harbor

The Battle of the Barges fireworks show over Labor Day weekend brought back dueling barges to Boston Harbor lighting up the waterfront from end to end. This video shows a bit of the show and the how the North End and Seaport anchored barges were synchronized. The fireworks were organized by The Boston Harbor Association as the Read More…

Event Notices

NEWRA to Hear Wiget St Plan and Dog Park Update; Urban Renewal Discussion

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00 pm at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. A detailed agenda is shown below. NEWRA has also issued a call for nominations for its executive positions of Vice President and Secretary. Interested members can talk to Read More…

Event Notices

Neighborhood Photo: Labor Day Sunset Marks Mirabella Pool Closing

The sun has literally set in the Labor Day image that marks the seasonal closing of the Mirabella Pool in Boston’s North End. Photo by Matt Conti. “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.

Commentaries Government

Downtown View: Donald O’Trump

It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something. At Read More…


Salon D’Emilio Receives Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for this month was awarded to Salon D’Emilio at 141 Richmond Street in Boston’s North End. The award was recently presented by Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Emilio D’Ambrosio has been doing business at this location for 23 years. He has been a hair stylist since 1974.  Read More…

Event Notices

Events: Harvest Picnic, TONE Bocce, Santa Rosalia Procession, Meetings for FOCCP, NEWRA, Parcel 11A, and Lewis Wharf!

The upcoming week will host some highly contested meetings in the neighborhood! Besides the meetings, there are plenty of other events to enjoy the neighborhood and get into the fall season. Tuesday, September 8 6:30pm FOCCP Meeting – Friends of Christopher Columbus Park – Mariner’s House Located at 11 North Square, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will host Parks Read More…

Arts & Culture Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Fireworks Gallery: Battle of the Barges over Boston Harbor

Bringing back dueling fireworks, the Boston Harbor Association and several private sponsors, hosted a classic “Battle of the Barges” spectacular not seen in Boston since the year 2000. Fireworks barges anchored off the North End and Seaport illuminated the sky with synchronized volleys of lights and fury, all set to music broadcast live on MAGIC 106.7 and televised Read More…


The Weekender: Photo and Drone Footage of St. Anthony’s Feast, St. Lucy’s Feast, Notable News Articles, Real Estate Sales

Wishing everyone a happy Labor Day Weekend! Take a break from all the weekend activities to catch up on the “must reads” from this past week. Top Posts of the Week: Dancing in the Streets at the 94th St. Lucy’s Feast [Photos] Matt Conti was on hand for the 94th St. Lucy’s feast, following the procession through the North End streets, Read More…