Community Health & Environment

Lorraine Renda LaColla Receives Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award was recently presented to Lorraine Renda LaColla, a life long resident of the North End. The award was presented by NEWRA Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Lorraine grew up in the North End with the knowledge that there is only one way Read More…

Event Notices

Family Neighborhood Social and Clean-Up at Christopher Columbus Park

Join local neighbors and families at the Christopher Columbus Park playground to kick off Spring at the Family Neighborhood Social on Saturday, May 7th 11am – 1pm. Free pizza, “Touch a Truck” Firetruck – plus meet other families in the neighborhood.  

Arts & Culture Commentaries

Downtown View: Ducklings Then and Now

Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden with her eight ducklings. (Mrs. Read More…

Community Government

Nine Candidates Running for Six Open Seats on 2016 Neighborhood Council

Nine candidates have submitted papers to run for one of the six open seats in this year’s election for the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The candidates (in alphabetical order): Michael Bonetti – Hull St. Danielle D’Ambrosio – Hanover St. Luigi Natale – Salem St. John Pregmon*  – North St. Gennaro Riccio* – Hanover St. Anne Roach – Charter Read More…

Business Schools

Eliot Students Learn the Art of Mosaic Tile Design and Installation

Bostik, Inc. (, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, recently joined up with its strategic partner Artaic Innovative Mosaic, ( to host 15 elementary students from Boston’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School. The event took place at Artaic’s facility in the Boston’s Innovation District (located in the Seaport) for a hands-on, learning Read More…

Event Notices

Events: Haymarket Hotel, World Labyrinth Day, Good Morning America, Greenway Open Market!

The tulips are out! Technically Spring is here and there is nothing wrong with planning ahead. That is how the Sunday events post can help you get a jump on your week ahead! Tuesday, May 3 6:00pm Haymarket Hotel (Parcel 9) Community Meeting at Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street There will be a community meeting to discuss the latest design Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Debut at Greenway Rings Fountain [Photo Gallery]

The Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads public art exhibit by contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei (pronounced “eye way way”) has been installed around the Rings Fountain on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. The twelve bronze animal heads represent the Chinese zodiac in a similar way they once did at a water clock-fountain in Beijing’s gardens of Read More…

Community Schools

Scholarship Applications Available for North End Against Drugs Program

North End Against Drugs will be having our Annual Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program. Last year, North End Against Drugs in partnership with the Nazzaro Center and several generous donors gave out over $6,000 to North End students who applied. Monetary awards are given to students who attend tuition based schools and gift cards for Read More…