Health & Environment

Video: Boston’s Environmental Chief Discusses Climate Ready Boston Report

Boston’s Chief of Environment, Open Space, and Energy, Austin Blackmon, spoke about the latest Climate Ready Boston report at this week’s North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). As summarized in this previous post, the new assessment highlights the city’s vulnerability to rising sea levels. The comprehensive report (pdf) issued by the Climate Ready Boston initiative details how the rising tides Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

Wednesday Briefing: Magical Mystery Building, NEMPAC Concert, Mike’s Pastry in Somerville

Things to know for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Plan your schedule with the Community Calendar:  Wednesday, January 11 2:00pm Beacon Hill Village Presentation at One Beacon Street, 23rd Floor. “Home Modifications & Reorganizing for Accessibility” presentation, by Deborah Pierce, architect and author, hosted by Beacon Hill Village. The event is free. R.S.V.P by visiting to register online (registration is required). Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate

Video: Nursing Home Transfer Cheered at Neighborhood Council

Residents were in a congratulatory mood on Monday night as Spaulding (Partners Healthcare) presented plans that will keep open the North End Nursing and Rehab Center by transferring and ultimately selling the facility to Marquis Health Services (Tryko Partners). Spaulding President David Storto was met with a gracious reception from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), members of the neighborhood steering Read More…

Event Notices

Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to Cover Municipal Harbor Plan, 88NOWA hotel, Winthrop Square

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its Monthly Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Below, is the agenda that is set to cover the Municipal Harbor Plan proposed by the BRA/BPDA, 88NOWA hotel, and Winthrop Square. Contact and visit for more information.

Community Schools

Eliot Students Come Together for Giving Tree Project

At the Eliot K-8 Innovation School students have been learning about the power of philanthropy, and the value in giving our time and talents to help show others care and compassion. As a school we came together to practice this mission by participating in our first “Giving Tree Project”. Students had engaging discussions about ways to Read More…

Community Real Estate

Revisiting the Beginnings of North End Gentrification in the 1970’s

We revisit the ever present subject of North End gentrification with this 1979 article from American Preservation Magazine. The copy of the now-defunct magazine is courtesy of columnist Nick Dello Russo, with the article originally written by Dianne Dumanoski and photographs by Betsy Fuchs. Nick describes the backdrop, “Back in 1979, the North End was just starting to be gentrified Read More…

Photos & Videos

Downtown Photo: Snow Brings Out Rare White Squirrel in Public Garden

The rare white squirrel came out in the snow at the Public Garden this weekend, captured by Kathleen Cook. The squirrel is apparently not albino, but a “white morph” mutation of an Eastern Grey Squirrel.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Read More…

Community Daily Briefs Meetings

Monday’s Guide: NEWNC Meeting, Snowy Photos, Life in the North End!

Things you should know for Monday, January 9, 2017! Plan your events with the Community Calendar:  Monday, January 9 7:00pm NEWNC Monthly Meeting. Located at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street, this monthly meeting is open to the public and will cover various neighborhood reports, a nursing home update, and information from climate ready Boston, view the agenda. Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

North End Public Safety Meeting Report: 2016 Review, Bank Robbery, Uber Assaulted, Door Banger

Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the January 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period. 2016 Crime Incident Review -City-wide: Down 12% (larcenies & auto thefts are down). -District A-1: Down 2%. *2,591 Part 1 Crimes in District A-1 Read More…