Police & Fire

Small Fire at Salem & Parmenter Caused by Smoking Disposal

It has not been a good year so far for fires in the North End. Last month, it was the hoverboard fire on Hanover Street, and a utility room fire on North Street before that. This weekend, Boston Fire Department said “careless disposal of smoking material” caused a small blaze early last Saturday morning in the rear of Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

NEMPAC Hosts Summer Soirée – White Party on June 2nd

NEMPAC HOSTS SUMMER SOIRÉE | WHITE PARTY JUNE 2 FROM 6 TO 9 PM A Magical Evening of Live Music, Food and Drinks on the Prado The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites art lovers to their Summer Soirée | White Party fundraiser on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 6 to 9 Read More…


North End Resident, Stephen Borelli, Announces Candidacy for Governor’s Council

News release regarding candidacy of Stephen Borelli for Governor’s Council: Former Police Sergeant Stephen Borelli announced his candidacy for Governor’s Council for the 6th District. With over 30 years of experience as a special investigator, law enforcement officer and an Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Attorney Borelli brings an enthusiastic, community-centered voice to this year’s Democratic primary. Read More…

Arts & Culture Kids & Families

Nazzaro Center + PAAE Conduct Annual Art Contest

The Nazzaro Center, with help from Public Action for the Arts and Education (PAAE), recently completed its 10th annual art contest, a program that involved over 40 boys and girls ages 6-14 working on art projects over the course of six months, culminating with an awards ceremony at the Center in May. Three prizes were Read More…

Community Kids & Families People Schools

St. John School Kickin’ For Education Teachers vs. Students Soccer Match

In what was billed as the match of the school year, St. John School held a teachers vs. students soccer match last Friday, May 20th at Puopolo Park. The soccer match was part of our 4th Grade fundraising writing assignment where the students had to come up with ideas on how they can help with Read More…

Community Daily Briefs Meetings

3 Things & Photo: Cooper Street Scene, NEWRA ZLC Meeting, Unique Summer Getaway?

Tuesday, May 24th, Here are Three Things You Should Know: 1. Mark the calendar for these local happenings later tonight: Tonight at 7:00pm, the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) will have their monthly Zoning, Licensing & Construction committee meeting at the Mariner’s House, located at 11 North Square. This month, Monica’s Mercato Pizza is on the Read More…


Downtown View: Pockets of Diversity

A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits into contemporary urban life was Read More…


Tigers Battle Their Crosstown Rival Cubs

by Luigi Natale The Tigers and Cubs have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. This Saturday afternoon showdown was destined to be memorable, and boy, was it ever! The commissioner, Ralph Martignetti, moved the game to the earlier 1:30 slot, clearly for the TV coverage. Luigi Natale’s Tigers and Dan Shea’s Cubs Read More…

Event Notices

Monica’s Mercato Pizza (130-130B Salem Street) on Zoning and Licensing Agenda for May 24th

The Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has issued its agenda for its May 24, 2016 meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square. The public is welcome to attend.  

Community Daily Briefs

3 Things & Photo: Change Ringing Bells, Easy Morning, North Square Sunset!

Three Things to Know for Monday, May 23, 2016: 1. A few news clippings from over the weekend:  Change Ringing Bells: What, How, and Why This Old North Church “newbie” profiles, “what are change ringing bells, and how do they work?” Everything from their origins in the English countryside to the wheel mechanism, and the Read More…