Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Boston’s Oldest Homes, Frozen Pipes, Rising Tide Prep., Ward 8 Graffiti!

The action and activity never stops in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood, so why would published articles be any different?

Photo by Eric Lumsden,
Photo by Eric Lumsden, courtesy of Boston Curbed.

The Boston Area’s Oldest Surviving Houses, Mapped

Profiling some of the oldest houses throughout the Boston area, the Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End is among the “oldest abodes.” Between the North End, Dorchester, and Salem, Curbed Boston has more on the oldest surviving homes in the area.

North End St. Joseph Society to honor its patron on Catholic TV

This coming Saturday, February 27th, the St. Joseph’s Society of Boston’s North End can be seen nationwide on the CatholicTV Network. Italian immigrants organized the society in Boston’s North End in 1925, The Pilot has more details on the ceremony and viewing options.

The Boston Globe
Photo courtesy of Nick Frattaroli, The Boston Globe.

Who graffitied the walls at North End’s Ward 8?

When Matthew Zaremba did Graffiti at Ward 8 in the North End, each piece possessed hidden meanings to honor the family of the restaurants owner, Nick Frattaroli. Rather than being direct with photos or menu items, Frattaroli was looking for “street style.” Read The Boston Globe for more on the meaning of the graffiti.

Wormser Advises How to Turn the Tide on Boston Flooding

Julie Wormser, executive director of The Boston Harbor Association warned that rising sea levels may be unavoidable, but “resilience and creativity could be the keys not only to surviving, but thriving.” The Boston Harbor Association has more on Wormser’s recent lecture and presentation at Clark University.

Frozen pipes serve up frustration for Boston restaurants

Winter in Boston seems to be getting more and more treacherous, especially with the record breaking cold a few weeks ago that caused pipes to burst in several restaurants, forcing them to temporarily close. Among the effected restaurants were Pagliuca’s Restaurant in the North End, continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Government Center station re-opens next month – with colored lights

Take a look at the lights that will be part of the new Government Center T stop at, UniversalHub.

The Government Center T station that has been under construction for the past two years is set to open in late March. The MBTA reported that the station will feature programmable and multi-colored lights, UniversalHub has more on the usage of these lights.

Nazzaro “Pops” in on “Mary”

During February school vacation, the Nazzaro Center took a field trip to the Wheelock Family Theater to see Mary Poppins. Kids enjoyed the songs, dance routines, special effects and visuals, the Nazzaro Center has photos from the event.

PR Agency Matter Communications Comes to North End

Hoping to enable both client and employee expansion in the region, Matter Communications is opening a new office in Boston’s North End. The agency was named the “Top Place to Work” by the Boston Globe in 2014 and 2015, read the article at, Business Wire.