NEAA Spring Baseball Registration Underway

It’s that time of year! Despite the first snowfall this past weekend, the beginning of baseball registration is officially underway! The site is open, offering baseball for boys and girls ages 4-21 (age is determined as of 4/30/16). I am expecting more players than our program can support so please sign up as soon as possible. I am looking Read More…


Video: January Neighborhood Reports at Residents Association

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its monthly meeting on January 14, 2016. The first half hour was dedicated to various neighborhood reports and updates, summarized below in this video timeline. (00:00 in video) President’s Report and Introductions – Ford Cavallari (06:20) New All-Alcohol Licenses Update and Discussion [See also North End Restaurants Get a Jump Read More…

Event Notices

Events: MLK Day, Coffee & Conversation, North End Documentary Premiere!

Wishing a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to our readers, below is a list of scheduled events on our community calendar.  Monday, January 18 1:00pm MLK Day at Faneuil Hall “A Day of Service and Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” will feature family-friendly classical and spiritual pieces performed by BYSO’s Intensive Community Program, Read More…

Community Meetings

NEWNC Supports Mechanical Rooftop Unit on Fleet Street

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 8-0 to support a new mechanical unit attached to an existing roof deck at 57 Fleet Street in Boston’s North End. Presenting was Architect Steve Gallagher for owner Constantine Davides. Please view the above video for the complete presentation and discussion at the January 2016 NEWNC meeting.

Real Estate

BRA Board Defers Vote on Garden Garage Project in West End

At the January 14, 2016 board meeting for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the BRA deferred voting on the controversial Garden Garage redevelopment project. Director Brian Golden explained in a statement, “Our Board of Directors heard three hours of public testimony about the Garden Garage project at last night’s meeting. We appreciate that so many community Read More…

Real Estate

First Two Phases of Government Center Garage Redevelopment Approved

In its first meeting of the year on January 14, 2016, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the first two phases of the Government Center Garage redevelopment. The BRA news release is shown below. Residential and office components of massive Government Center Garage redevelopment set to move forward Total Project Cost: $209,000,000 for residential tower; $327,000,000 for Read More…


The Weekender: All-Alcohol Licenses, Street Light Antennas, Arrest and Larcenies, and More!

Reflecting on the past week at, view The Weekender, to make sure you caught the top stories in the neighborhood! Top 5 Posts of the Week: North End Restaurants Get a Jump on New All-Alcohol Licenses Since the city announced that 10 “unrestricted” liquor licenses will be available in Boston, several North End restaurants are pursuing Read More…


Molasses Flood Story Discussed at Residents Meeting

January 2016 Video: NEWRA President Ford Cavallari talks about the molasses still packed into the MBTA electrical conduits under the streets in Boston’s North End. January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Read More…

Business Community

Top Tweets of the Week: Greenway Art, MyStryde Training, 5am Fireman, Smells Like Italy!

A bye week for the Patriots could have only meant one thing, locals and visitors had to find other ways to keep occupied over the past week. See what folks were up to around the neighborhood! The Top 10 North End / Waterfront Tweets From This Week: New public artwork on @HelloGreenway stretches out longer Read More…


Gridiron Audibles: Moving on to the Chiefs

After 474 days, we’re finally moving on to Kansas City. And I, for one, wouldn’t have it any other way. When the Patriots divisional round matchup was confirmed following the Pittsburgh Steelers dramatic 18-16 win over the hapless Cincinnati Bungles, ahem I mean Bengals, fans across the 6-state region of New England let out a Read More…