Arts & Culture Featured

Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana Celebrated in the North End

The 73rd Anniversary of the Italian Republic was celebrated at the annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana on June 2, 2019, held outdoors with a “Piazza Italia” at Christopher Columbus Park. Kicking off the event was Boston’s Italian Consul General Federica Sereni with local dignitaries. The day long festa featured various exhibits, children’s games and Italian treats. Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Needles on Stillman Street, Hanover Street Noise Complaints, and Prado Planter Used for Trash

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 Needles Found on Stillman Street This 311 user writes that “Multiple needles” were found on Stillman Street. The original 311 post can be found here. The Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: North End Stucco Building

A lovely stucco building and antique lamppost is tucked away in the North End on the corner of Lewis Street and North Street. Photo submitted by Pearson O’Meara. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your Read More…

Event Notices

Prado / Paul Revere Mall Reopens on June 4th with Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will unveil nearly $3 million in improvements to Paul Revere Mall in the North End with a Neighborhood Coffee Hour on Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.  The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Mayor of Flavortown, Kick-Off to Pride Month, Summer Garden Reading Party, Ancient and Honorable Parade, North End Baseball, Northern Ave Bridge Meeting

Today is Monday, June 3rd and on the heels of last week’s announcement of Guy Fieri opening a Tequila Cocina near the TD Garden, the Mayor of Flavortown was spotted around the city for both business and pleasure this past weekend. Fieri and Boston chef Ken Oringer were even spotted together at Pauli’s in the Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

114th Feast Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano [Procession Photos]

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies in the North End

Boston Police are reporting that District A-1 officers arrested a suspect wanted in connection of three recent armed robberies in the North End, including the one previously reported at Bob’s Grocery. The suspect had a loaded gun at the time of his arrest, which was made around 9pm on Friday night by patrolling officers in Read More…


Book Discussion Club: “Swamplandia!”

June’s book is Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia! (2011), featuring twelve-year-old Ava who ventures into the mysterious “underworld” of a Florida swamp in order to save her family’s dynasty of alligator wrestling. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Swamplandia! depicts a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that Read More…


North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) Construction Look-Ahead June 2, 2019 – June 15, 2019

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). TEMPORARY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION DESCRIPTION: Continued demolition of the western (Charles River side) sidewalk on the bridge and construction of the temporary bridge bents and abutments. Work on the temporary bridge above the Tudor Wharf walkway Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Schooner in Boston Harbor

Schooner Adventure, Gloucester, MA sailed into Boston Harbor this week. Photo by Gerri Palladino. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.