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City Council Discusses Relief for Restaurants: Liquor Licenses, Reducing Delivery Commission Fees

Restaurants and bars are among those businesses most severely impacted by the government’s COVID-19 shutdown restrictions. Due to physical distancing directives and stay-at-home advisories, restaurants have been forced to transition to pick-up and delivery services only, putting many in jeopardy of never being able to open again. As these businesses are integral to Boston’s neighborhoods Read More…

Photos & Videos

Hats Galore! Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Virtual Derby Party

The postponement of the Kentucky Derby did not stop some Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) from celebrating with a Zoom Derby Party. In the spirit of Derby Day, these fashionistas wore a variety of hats. There were bucket hats, fascinators, a French beret, and many bedecked, broad brimmed hats. A fun time was had Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Boston Named Among Worst Places to Quarantine, Wharf District Council Meeting, Neighborhood Walks

Today is Thursday, April 30 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: “Boston police arrested a man and charged him with breaking into a COVID-closed fitness club. He was also cited for bench-pressing without a spotter.” Here’s what else you need to know for today… 5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. The City of Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Should Masks Be Mandatory in Boston?

Starting Wednesday, April 29, face masks will be mandatory in the cities of Cambridge and Somerville; anyone in a public space without a face covering could receive a $300 fine. The order, an attempt to the slow the spread of COVID-19, applies to anyone over the age of two and includes individuals in restaurant/store pick-up Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Transportation

Reduced Traffic During Pandemic Prompts Discussion on Creating Safer Streets in Boston

While Boston’s streets have significantly emptied during the current public health crisis, City Councilors Michelle Wu (At-Large) and Liz Breadon (District 9) discussed options for using the reduction in traffic to reallocate street space to create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Many cities across the country have started expanding crowded sidewalks and increased Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Eliot School Shout Out to Nazzaro Center

The North End’s Eliot School gave a special shout out to the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) and Nazzaro Center for providing free, healthy meals for students every day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Massachusetts schools, including Boston Public Schools, are closed. In addition to the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, this Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: North End Businesses Prepare for Financial Burdens of Shutdown Extension; TripAdvisor Closes Boston Office, Reduces Workforce by 25%

Today is Wednesday, April 29 and Needham-based travel company TripAdvisor, Inc. has reduced its workforce by 25 percent, closing its Boston and San Francisco satellite offices due to the coronavirus, read more on The Boston Globe. Here’s what else you need to know for today… Notable News: North End Businesses Brace For Financial Burdens From Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Public Drinking in North Square, Basketball at Polcari Playground, Parking Spot Request on Hull St. & Commercial St., Mask Concerns

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. Public Drinking in North Square This 311 user says, “There are 7 people probably in their 20s, all gathered outside in the newly renovated North Square Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Tresca Donates Food to Mass General Healthcare Workers

Tresca, located at 233 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End, recently donated trays of Italian food to healthcare workers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The food was delivered by hockey star Ray Bourque. The hospital workers replied to the donation with the message, “Thank you Ray Bourque and Tresca for fueling our #mghblake12icu night crew!! Lots Read More…