Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for Wednesday: North End Noise, Pumpkin Painting, Lobster Roll Battle

Three Things to Know for Wednesday, October 26th! 1. Keeping us on schedule, the community calendar has the following for today: 6:00pm Open House for Friends of the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street. The community is invited to join us for an evening of light refreshments, volunteer opportunities and membership information. The Friends’ fundraising supports a Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

NEMPAC and Rep. Michlewitz Congratulate Marshall Music Scholarship Recipients of 2016-17

Congratulations Marshall Scholarship Recipients Alba-Lis Routhier-Gomez and Julianna Vitello The North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) is honored to continue to carry on the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts. The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its second year of awarding two Read More…


Neighborhood Photo: Early Voting at City Hall

Despite claims that early voting does not increase turnout, reports from City Hall indicate a steady stream of early voters in the first two days. Cynthia Malm shares this photo from Monday afternoon. See this post for specific early voting hours, including until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Real Estate

“Boston Stands With Italy” Brings Community Together to Raise Earthquake Relief Funds

Video: Boston Stands With Italy fundraiser on October 23, 2016, Steriti Rink, Boston’s North End, featuring scenes from the event, official program and music by Scansonati. Boston’s Italian community and local restaurants raised over $60,000 at “Boston Stands With Italy,” a fundraiser held on Sunday, October 23rd at Steriti rink in the North End. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health: Spreading Awareness About Domestic Violence

Along with several others, October is domestic violence awareness month. Domestic violence can be an extremely difficult issue to deal with, as many people have trouble coming to terms with the idea that their relationships may be unhealthy. Although it can be unpleasant, there are important questions you should ask: Does my partner ever… Put me Read More…

Community Event Notices

ABCD’s Community Heroes Celebration To Honor 19 Outstanding Volunteers Including North End Resident

Action for Boston Community Development will dedicate an evening of reverence, reflection, and celebration to honor 19 outstanding citizens who serve and uplift their communities as unsung heroes. Susan Price will be recognized for her exceptional contributions to ABCD North End/ West End food pantry. Susan Price has channeled resources and skills learned from ABCD Read More…


Vote Now! Everyday is Election Day With Early Voting October 24th – November 4th

Early Voting for 2016 General Election Many of you may remember the ridiculously long voting lines, where residents waited for hours to cast their vote for the 2012 Presidential Election. Taking those lines and wait times into consideration, State Election procedures have been altered for 2016 with the Boston Election Department approving an early voting plan! The early voting period Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

3 Things: Pumpkin Painting, Fall Decorations, New Instagram Account!

Three Things to Know for Monday October 24th! 1. Utilize the Community Calendar to plan your week: 3:15pm Pumpkin Painting on the Prado at Paul Revere Mall. Get artistic with NEMPAC in this fun and crafty event! Pumpkins will be sold for $5 each, provided by John at Prince Postale; paint will be provided. Bring the whole family and enjoy Read More…

Commentaries Schools

Life on the Corner: A City of Parishes

The Boston Globe recently had a wonderful article about nuns, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, ( Reading this brought back so many memories of the parochial schools and parishes in the North End and throughout Boston that existed sixty five years ago. At that time Boston was a city of ethnic tribes, Italians in the Read More…

Police & Fire

Video: Sidewalk Bandit Writes In Wet Concrete

The sidewalk bandit shown in the above video wrote in the wet concrete of the refinished sidewalks on Commercial Street in front of Union Wharf. The sidewalk was newly made as part of the North End cycle track project. The image below shows the sidewalk writing which appears to memorialize someone named “Bill Grifone”.