Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Guide: March 1st, Cycle Tracks, Boston Winter Closing, Ash Wednesday

March is here! What you should know for Wednesday: Thoughts on the Commercial Street bike path? View this post on Instagram I love the smell of new bike path in the evening. #bikeboston #carfreecommute #bikepath A post shared by Steven Hopengarten (@shopengarten) on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:09pm PST Plan your events with the Community Read More…

Transportation

Reinstallation of Hubway Bike Stations Begins

This past Monday, February 27, marked the beginning of the reinstallation of 127 New Balance Hubway Bike Share Stations in Boston. The Boston Transportation Department expects the majority of stations to be reinstalled by mid-March, with all stations completed by April. Hubway members can keep track of the progress and check the status of each station at thehubway.com. Read More…

Photos & Videos

Photo: Summer Weather at Children’s Winter Festival

Grandma Tina Bergeron brings the kids to the Children’s Winter Festival with summer-like weather. Pictured are John Jairo, 8, of East Boston, Layla Paci, 8, of Winthrop and Esmee Sicotte, 7, of Holyoke.  A crowd estimated at 12,000 took advantage of the warm temperatures for the annual event hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Read More…

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Tuesday’s Briefing: Goodbye February, #MysteryPhoto, Struggling Seniors, Caffe Dello Sport Reopens

Things to know for Tuesday: Caffe Dello Sport reopened after renovations:  View this post on Instagram Caffe Dello Sport reopened this week on Hanover Street after renovations. Brighter with lots of white marble. Of course, Futbol (soccer) still on the screen! #caffedellosport #northend #cafeculture #espresso #soccerbars #futbol A post shared by NorthEndWaterfront.com (@northend.waterfront) on Feb 24, 2017 Read More…

Commentaries

Downtown View: Uninhabitable

Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a short growing season; shallow soil too close to the underlying granite for successful farming, few natural resources beyond timber, and then there Read More…

Community

Poll: What Do You Think of the Redevelopment Plans for Cross Street?

There is a community meeting on March 7th regarding the demolition of the buildings on Cross Street, between Hanover & Salem Street. Old timers will remember the location as Martignetti Liquors. Since then, the various storefronts have turned over several times. New owner Charter Realty has presented preliminary plans for a 5,500 sq. ft. commercial development Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

NEMPAC Kicks Off Its Annual “Pledge Me” Perform-a-thon Campaign!

February 27th marks the beginning of NEMPAC’s annual “Pledge Me” Perform-a-thon Campaign, with the goal of raising $2,500 in pledges for Children’s Music Scholarships. The Perform-a-thon, NEMPAC’s Annual Fundraising Concert, will take place on Saturday, April 8th at THE KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, featuring a four hour straight show of NEMPAC students and Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Red-Tailed Hawk, Neighborhood-Based Liquor Licenses, Record Temperatures

Your Monday Briefing: Neighborhood Photo: A Red-Tailed Hawk! Notable News Articles: City pressing state for more neighborhood-based liquor licenses City officials are pressing state lawmakers to add dozens more liquor licenses in Boston that would be designated for the city’s less affluent communities. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz says that officials are hoping to give other Read More…

Government

Ward 3 Democrats Host 2017 Caucus

The Nazzaro Center was the site for the Ward 3 Democratic Committee as they held their annual caucus to elect delegates to the State Convention. The delegates will meet at the convention to discuss priorities of the party agenda over the next few years. Ward members and delegates live throughout all of Ward 3, which includes the North Read More…

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The Weekender: Henchman Graffiti, Baby Boutique, 1969 Restored Aerial Video

Recapping the top neighborhood news of the week, take a look at the 5 posts that drove the most traffic! Tagger Hits North End’s Henchman Street Do you recognize this man? The video of this man shows him tagging several buildings on Henchman Street and has been sent to Boston Police, view the post for more information. Read More…

Event Notices

Community Meeting: Demolition of Cross Street Buildings

198 Hanover St/60 Cross St/53 Salem St Article 85 Demolition Delay Community Meeting Tuesday, March 7th 2017 7:00pm Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennet St This community meeting is being held as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover St, 60 Cross St, and 53 Salem St, Boston, Read More…