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Boston City Council Votes in Favor of New Fire Cadet Program

The Boston Fire Department is looking into creating a cadet program in an effort to make the department more diverse. The department appeared before the city council in a hearing to discuss the proposed program. Currently, the department is about 72 percent white males. According to the Chief of Diversity Danielson Tavares, fire cadet programs Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: The First Summer Sunset

Nature celebrated the first day of summer with a breathtaking sunset captured in this photo overlooking Boston’s North End, Converse shoes world headquarters & the iconic Leonard P. Zakim Memorial Bridge. June 21st was also the longest day of the year with the sun setting at 8:25 p.m. Photo submitted by Bob Somerville. “Neighborhood Photo” is Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: St. Anthony’s Mass, Greenway Light Show, North End Master Chef, Trash Changes, NEWRA Reports & Eliot 8th Grade Promotion

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured cultural celebrations, local celebrities, summer events, meeting reports and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. St. Anthony’s Feast Centennial Mass & Celebration [Photo Gallery] A centennial Mass commemorating the 100th St. Anthony’s Feast was held last weekend at Saint Leonard’s Church. Following Read More…

Community Featured

City Celebrates the Start of One Congress

Rainy and wet weather couldn’t change the delighted spirits for the groundbreaking of One Congress Street. The new building located at the Government Center garage will be a 600-foot-tall, 1 million square foot office tower in the Bullfinch Crossing Project. When it’s completed, it will be the tallest office building in the city. The building Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Encore Opening Weekend, Summer Fitness Series, Father’s Day Celebration, Friday Films, Milena Origgi

Today is Friday, June 21 and if you’re craving something sweet as you head into the weekend, be sure to check out one of CBS’ picks for Boston’s 5 most popular bakeries, see the full list here. Here’s what you need to know for this weekend… 6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp in Christopher Columbus Park. Read More…

Featured Meetings

Boston Public Works Explains New Trash / Street Sweeping Schedule for the North End

Brian Coughlin, Superintendent of Waste Reduction for the City of Boston Department of Public Works joined the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association June meeting to discuss changes to the city’s trash and recycling pick-up, beginning July 1st. Starting July 1, Capital Waste will return to Boston as the City’s trash collector. Trash pick-up will Read More…

Government

Boston City Council Votes to Strengthen the Trust Act

During the regular city council meeting, Councilor Josh Zakim proposed new amendments to strengthen Boston’s Trust Act.  The Trust Act is a citywide ordinance that prevents Boston Police from detaining immigrants on the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “It’s important to stand up for our values,” said Zakim during the meeting.  The Read More…

Announcements People

A Tribute to Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1858. He was one of nine children of Michele Puccini and Albina Magi. The Puccinis were established in Lucca as a musical dynasty by Puccini’s great-great grandfather, also named Giacomo. Music ran in his blood. Puccini is the Italian opera composer whose music makes us all fall Read More…

Schools

Eliot School Students Perform in Lowry at Play

Students in Kinder 2 through Grade 4 at Boston’s Eliot School in the North End recently put on a theater / movement production of Lowry at Play. Led by their teacher, Mr. Murphy, the students had a great time showcasing their interpretation of movement and spoken world. The production took place at Copps Hill Terrace, Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Social Highlights This Week: North End Doors and Summer Evenings

Check out our weekly social media highlights from residents and visitors in the area. To be featured, tag us  @northend.waterfront on Instagram, @northendboston on Twitter, @northendwaterfront on Facebook. Use hashtags #northendboston or #bostonwaterfront. North End Doors Summer Evenings: Furry Feature: It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com! Keeping this website going takes Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Encore Opening to Forgo Fireworks, Yoga-Lates, Adventures at Sea, NEMPAC Opera Project, Spectacle Island Fireworks

Today is Thursday, June 20 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper to start your day: “After the MBTA experienced continued derailments and delays, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city’s transportation infrastructure has reached a state of urgency – as evidenced by the record number of commuters reaching puberty while waiting for Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Thacher St. Broken Lights; Graffiti on Salem St.; Dog Waste Overflowing at Dog Park; Noisy Helicopters After Bruins Loss

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 311.boston.gov. Street Light Broken at Thacher St. & N. Washington St. This 311 user asks, “Do you think you could do something to these lights in the Read More…