Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Hockey Players at Tresca

NHL players Rick Nash (Boston Bruins) and Kevin Hayes (NY Rangers) with Chef Rich outside Tresca. Photo courtesy of Tresca. The Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 on Wednesday and will advance to play the Tampa Bay Lightning starting Saturday, April 28. Go Bs! “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send Read More…

Announcements Food & Drink

Downeast Cider “Back Porch” to Open on the Greenway at Dewey Square

East Boston’s Downeast Cider House will run a pop-up seasonal drinkery, “Downeast Back Porch on The Greenway” across from South Station at Dewey Square this summer. The Back Porch is expected to operate from late May through October on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday evenings, plus Saturdays and Sundays. The Back Porch will be setting up Read More…


How Can Massachusetts Take Action on Gun Violence? Downtown Progressives Forum Monday, April 30

By Lisa Green, North End mom and Co-Chair of Downtown Progressives. How Can Massachusetts Take Action on Gun Violence? A group will host a forum at the Nazzaro Center on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Living here in deep-blue Massachusetts, we can sometimes feel like the debates about gun control that take place around the country after tragedies Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Taste of the North End, Little League Opening Day, Dog Park Opening, 25 Tacos and Greenway Art Tour

Things to know for Friday Today is Friday, April 27 and if you absolutely can not wait until the next Taco Tuesday to get your taco fix…here are 25 Boston-area tacos to try, including Tenoch Mexican on Lewis Street.   Here’s everything you need to know for the weekend ahead… 11:00AM Meet the Musicians & Story Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Vandal Returns to Steal from Candle Boxes at St. Leonard’s Church

St. Leonard Church in Boston’s North End was recently vandalized, the latest in a series of damaging incidents over the years to steal money from church candle boxes. The incident was reported to have occurred at approximately 9pm on March 22nd. The suspect was caught in the act by Fr. Antonio Nardoianni using a rigid Read More…

Commentaries Featured

Downtown Journal: The Tourists Are Coming, The Tourists Are Coming!

Welcome to Downtown Journal! An occasional column about city life by Monica Collins Don’t get me wrong. I think tourists are indigenous to the North End/Waterfront. And like other indigenous creatures – seagulls, rabbits, rats and pigeons — I accept them as part of our environment and who we are. Kind of. I draw the Read More…

Arts & Culture

Carmelina’s Hosts NEMPAC for Spring Fundraiser [Photos]

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) had a full house of friends and supporters enjoying a delicious dinner, live music, and wine pairings this past Monday, April 23rd at Carmelina’s Ristorante. The spring fundraiser, “Cucina e Musica Italiana” was hosted by restaurant owner and chef, Damian DiPaola, who treated all attendees to Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Library Tiles Broken, Graffiti on Morton Street, and Possible Abandoned North End Car in East Boston

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at Broken Tiles in Front of North End Library “Broken tiles outside BPL North End Library.” The original 311 post can be found here. This case was Read More…

Event Notices

RUFF Spring Grand Opening of Prince Street Dog Park on April 28th

Please join RUFF and the City of Boston for the Spring Grand Opening of the dog park. We are planning a wonderful morning celebrating the beautiful new park. Water features will be turned on and all updates completed! Doggie photo-booth and lots of give-a-ways! You don’t want to miss this!