Commentaries Real Estate

Downtown View: Shade or Shadow?

Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from December, 2015 that attracted several comments. When I was 19 years old, I went to Wall Street. It was narrow, dark, secretive—worthy of the cash that I imagined rested behind those vault-like façades. It was my first encounter with shadows bestowing a sense of place, Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

North End Water and Sewer Work Continues in January 2017

The January 2017 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below, as part of Phase 2 of the multi-year North End Water & Sewer Project, including contact information and scheduling details. The second page shows the impacted streets that will continue for the next couple of years.  

Arts & Culture Schools

St. John School Holiday Recital Held

St. John School recital was held at St. Stephen’s Church under the direction of North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) teaching staff, Alexander Dietrich and Rebecca Whittington. NEMPAC partners with the school to offer K-4 through second grade for early music and movement education classes and grades 3-8 with choral programming. NEMPAC’s choral Read More…


Community Chat: RUFF Talks to Neighborhood Council About Dog Cleanup Initiatives

RUFF North End, the local dog owners group, held a community chat at the December meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) regarding dog issues in the neighborhood. RUFF leaders Leslie Horn and Anya Potter responded to questions about how to encourage irresponsible dog owners to pickup after their dog. The group has Read More…

Arts & Culture

NEMPAC Presents Handel’s Messiah Holiday Concert

     On Wednesday, December 14th North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presented its second annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” Part I at St. Stephens Church in the North End. The concert, featuring the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir, NEMPAC soloists, Eureka Musicians, and the St. Johns Honors Choir, was a resounding success, Read More…


The Weekender: Berlin Attack Hits Home, Stabbing Developments, No 2017 Harbor Fireworks & Christmas Puzzle!

Recap the top 5 posts on! Berlin Attack Hits North End As Frattaroli Family Mourns the Loss of Cousin Fabrizia Di Lorenzo Originally being reported as missing after the fatal Berlin Christmas market attack, the Frattaroli family later received confirmation that their cousin, Fabrizia Di Lorenzo was killed in the tragic attack. Read the full story for a statement issued by the family. Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Freeway’s Christmas Wishes

The North End’s own Freeway from the Post Gazette would like to wish everyone a very, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a caption (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.

Health & Environment

North End and Downtown on Regular Trash / Recycling Schedule Through Holidays

There will be no change to the Monday and Friday trash and recycling schedule through Christmas and New Year’s. Christmas trees can be placed curbside on January 2nd and 13th for composting. See the flyer below for more information.