This week in the North End / Waterfront, we found these ‘notable news’ stories from other outlets.

I love what I do. I never thought I’d be where I am but now that I’m here, I love it.” - Carla Agrippino-Gomes. Photo by Scene Magazine.
“I never thought I’d be where I am but now that I’m here, I love it.” – Carla Agrippino-Gomes. Photo by Scene Magazine.

Getting to know Carla

Carla Agrippino-Gomes is the owner and general manager of Antico Forno, Terramia, and Cobblestone Café, all of which are North End restaurants. Being a “hands-on owner that cares” is the key to running a successful restaurant, according to Gomes, who is often the hostess on a Friday or Saturday night. Read more about her restaurants and leadership style at, Scene Magazine.

Residential Trash Volumes Way Down, Recycling Is Up

Statistics show that trash volumes in Boston have severely decreased over the past 10 years, while recycling has more than doubled in that time. Officials for the Boston Department of Public Works maintain that a lot of the decrease in trash has to do with what they don’t accept at the curb anymore, such as construction waste. Charlestown Patriot-Bridge has more on the data and the movement for a new trash transfer station.

In Boston, tracking data to score government progress

Take a peek into the operations effort being put forth by Mayor Walsh and the entire city of Boston. Utilizing technology through data and analytics, the city is hoping to bring cleaner and safer streets to residents with real-time reporting. PBS Boston has video coverage and more information.

Photo by NEBO, courtesy of The Boston Globe.
Photo by NEBO, courtesy of The Boston Globe.

An old photo of a familiar face at Nebo

Although Nebo moved out of the North End, the restaurant still represents the neighborhood with a photo above the bar of  Jimmy “Jumbo” Pallotta, the father of owners Carla and Christine Pallotta.  The Boston Globe has more on the photo of Pollatta, who was smoking a cigarette on their mom’s high school graduation day.

Luxe Valet Parking App Backs Out

Luxe, the valet parking service app, finds Boston streets too expensive to navigate and is withdrawing from Boston after only six months. The company wrote in an email that they are temporarily “pausing” services in Boston, yet they offer no date of return on the service. Commonwealth Magazine has more on the story.

Boston City Council approves BYOB

Not a single North End restaurant or eatery will be entitled to abbiding by the new BYOB regulations, but restaurants acrross the city will certainly benefit. With costly liquor licenses in high demand, the hope is to bring a spark to small neighborhood restaurants by giving their customers more options and making them more competitive, read more at, The Boston Globe.

Mivan & Stefania’s North End Engagement Session-North End Wedding Photographer 

With the likes of Caffe Dello Sport, and their photo opp starting at Christopher Columbus Park and going to Hanover Street and Boston Harbor, read the proposal story and view photos by Christian Pleva Images.

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