Knights (18 and Under) Representing North End in New England Regional Basketball Tournament

The 18 and under North End Knights basketball team won the Greater Boston CYO Championship and the Eastern Massachusetts State Tournament last weekend. The team is moving on to play in the New England Regional Tournament from April 1-3rd in Bridgeport, Connecticut. To help offset expenses, the team has set up a GoFundMe page.  

Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: BRA Makeover, Venus Rendering, Hub Plaza, Parking Fines, Govt Center T Opens!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! What an action-packed week for news around the North End / Waterfront. BRA to hire outside help to craft a zippier brand identity The Boston Redevelopment Authority is trying to clean up its image that has been built up (or down) over the past 60 years. Hoping to bring “an organizational Read More…

Arts & Culture Kids & Families

“A Slice of Shakespeare” Performed at St. John School Stage

Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) is extremely proud of its drama and dance students for their amazing performance of “A Slice of Shakespeare”, an original play written, choreographed and directed by Miss Ingrid Oslund. The play was performed at the St John School stage on Thursday evening, March 17. Within this original piece, our youngest performers, Read More…

Business Photos & Videos

Easter Lambs Arrive at Sulmona Meat Market

Easter brings many things, including the lambs to the Sulmona Meat Market on Parmenter Street in Boston’s North End. Joe Vozzella shares these photos of their arrival with longtime owner Domenic Susi hard at work.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a sentence (or Read More…

Event Notices

ZLC Meeting: Nail Salon (Fleet St.), North End Oyster (Salem St.), Lucia’s Ristorante (Hanover St.)

The next Zoning, Licensing & Construction meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hear the following applications on March 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor.

Commentaries Real Estate

Downtown View: The Seaport. Is Anyone There?

Last week this column was about fish. This week there are other matters to consider about the seaport surrounding the Seaport District. The first is the most heralded. “The harbor cleanup really only finished in 2011,” said Julie Wormser, executive director of the Boston Harbor Association. “The harbor has had an incredible renaissance. It is Read More…

Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Lucia Ristorante Receives Unanimous Support for License Transfer

Filippo Frattaroli opened Lucia Ristorante in 1977 and is now applying for a transfer from his brother Donato Frattaroli to once again take over as proprietor of the landmark restaurant at in Boston’s North End. Lucia’s is located at 415 Hanover Street on the corner of Harris Street. The establishment celebrated 35 years in operation in 2012. Read More…

Community Event Notices Kids & Families People Schools

St. John School’s Vinnie O’Byrne Finishes in 5th Place in BCYF Citywide Scripps Spelling Bee

Congratulations go to out to 6th grader Vinnie O’Byrne who represented St. John School in Saturday’s Boston Centers for Youth and Family Citywide Scripps Spelling Bee. The spelling bee was held at the Mildred Avenue Community Center. Vinnie finished in 5th place out of twenty students for the spelling bee that went 36 rounds before crowning Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photos: Double Rainbows Galore!

A few waterfront neighbors shared the incredible double rainbows after last week’s storm.  First, Ann Moritz sends this one between Commercial and Lewis Wharves: And, Paula Luccio shares this one among the boats in Boston Harbor:   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a sentence (or Read More…

Event Notices

Events: Easter Week, Abutters Meetings, RUFF Fundraiser, Carousel Opens, Egg Hunts and More!

Take a look at the scheduled events for this week, and always be sure to check our community calendar at your convenience! Monday, March 21 Government Center T Station Re-Opens 6:00pm Urban Cantina Abutters Meeting 74-76 Salem Street Applicant seeking to transfer the existing CV 7-Day Malt & Wine Beverages with Cordials License from the Urban Cantina Inc. to a Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Taste of the Future at Old North

Abutters to the Old North Church added a neighborly touch to their scaffolding during renovations. The ode to Old North is appropriate as the historic landmark prepares for its own renovation in the years ahead. (Photo by Stephen Ayres, Old North Church Vicar and Executive Director of Old North Foundation)   “Neighborhood Photo” is a Read More…