New Year’s Weekender: No Fireworks, Israel’s “North End” Flag, Fire on Hull St., New Parking Zones

Recap the top 5 posts on leading up to New Year’s 2017!

Can you believe it? No fireworks over the harbor to ring in 2017!

Why No First Night Midnight Fireworks over Boston Harbor? Not New York Enough

What? No First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor this year? Many others have been thinking the same thing, and it is not being taken lightly. After tons of speculation, the company in charge, Conventures Inc. confessed that organizers want a New York, Times Square-style event that is made for TV, Read the post for more.

New Parking Zones on Hanover St., Eliot School Lot and Commercial St. to Increase North End Resident Parking

As if the construction for cycle tracks and sewer work didn’t eat up enough of the resident parking spaces in the North End, there is good news on the horizon! The Boston Transportation Department recently released new parking zones for 2017 that return core spots around the neighborhood, view the post for a complete rundown of the new parking zones.

How a Jewish Banner from Boston’s North End Became Israel’s Official Flag

The Boston Globe highlighted a research paper that was released by a professor at Brandeis University, who drew a direct correlation between Israel’s flag and Boston’s North End. Dating back to 1892 when hundreds of Jewish North End immigrants marched a white flag with the blue six-pointed Star of David and two stripes down Hanover Street on Columbus Day.  Read the article for the local connection as the neighborhood transitioned from mostly Irish to a mix of Jewish and Italian immigrants.

Photo by Nicole Bake

Fire Erupts Christmas Morning on Hull Street

Folks on Hull Street may have woken up a little early this Christmas, as a 5 alarm fire broke out on the roof of 52 Hull Street, a building located at the corner of Snowhill Street. The call came in at 4:21 a.m as firefighters worked to put down the fire that had spread to all floors of the building, view the post for complete details of the blaze.

Neighborhood Photo: Festive Boat and Burned Out Building

The North End is such a festive place throughout the holiday season, and this boat docked off of Commercial Wharf certainly added to the holiday fun!  View the post to see how this boat, “Long Haul” got into the holiday spirit!

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