Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Protests End in Violence, Boston Offices Set to Reopen Today, Book Discussion “The Dutch House”

Today is Monday, June 1, and last night Boston protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd began peacefully, but ended in violence and arrests. Read more on The Boston Globe. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 6:45PM: Boston Public Library Book Discussion: The Dutch House Ages 18+. Join this virtual discussion Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families Photos & Videos Schools

Rolling Parade for Class of 2020 North End Graduates [Photo Gallery]

A rolling Class of 2020 Graduation Parade was held on Saturday morning to recognize Boston North End seniors who have missed their formal ceremonies this year. Organized by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, dozens of vehicles made their way through the streets stopping at the homes of over 20 graduates. Seniors received commendations from the Massachusetts Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Cases Continue Positive Trend as Boston Prepares to Reopen Offices June 1st [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were 375 new COVID-19 cases citywide reported on the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard through May 29th, a 52% decrease in new cases from last week when Boston had 779 new cases. Boston’s Emergency Departments (ED) reported that 3.5% of all ED visits were for COVID-19-like illness (CLI). This is down from 4.5% the prior Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Temporary Bridge Fender System Work 6AM – 1AM; Lane Reductions Continue

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 31 – June 13, 2020. Travel Impacts N. Washington St. Inbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions across the bridge and additional lane reductions at Keany Square will continue. One lane across Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Dog Park Reopens, Police Blotter, St. Leonard’s Masses Resume, Liquor License Reform, Boston Parks Ranking, Memorial Day Photo Gallery

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured parks, pets, police reports, religion, businesses, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. North End Dog Parks Reopen RUFF North End announced the reopening of the Prince Street Dog Park at the Gassy (DeFilippo Flights area) and the Richmond Street Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

NEW Health Opens Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Site at Villa Michelangelo Senior Housing

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health opened a pop-up COVID-19 testing site at the Villa Michelangelo senior housing facility in the North End of Boston on May 28, 2020. The population of the Villa Michelangelo is 62 and above making them a high-risk population for COVID-19 infection. The testing site came to fruition after multiple residents Read More…

Arts & Culture

NEMPAC Moves 2020 Perform-a-thon Online to Benefit Music Scholarships

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will host its sixth annual Perform-a-thon for music scholarships and educational programs on Saturday, May 30, ALL DAY online through Zoom. For their Perform-a-thon, NEMPAC will schedule back-to-back performances throughout the entire day and are encouraging every student to participate. Using the same platform as our Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Boston Marathon Canceled, Food Trucks Return to Greenway on Monday, At-Home Cooking with Oldways

Today is Friday, May 29 and for the first time in its 124-year history the Boston Marathon has been canceled, read more on The New York Times. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 10:00AM Celebrating What Unites Us! At-Home Cooking with Oldways. Join the Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park for a Read More…

Business Featured Government Transportation

New “Healthy Streets” Program Will Expand Bus Stops, Create More Bike Lanes

As part of the City’s reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Walsh has announced a new “healthy streets” program that will reimagine streets to support businesses and restaurants, provide additional space for residents using public transportation, and accelerate the installation of bike lanes. The series of changes to Boston’s streets builds on Mayor Walsh’s Read More…

Business Featured Government

Boston’s Relief Fund Distributes Grants to Neighborhood Businesses

The City of Boston announced the distribution of $4 million last week to support small businesses impacted by closures, policies, or general loss of revenue due to the coronavirus. Small businesses were defined as having fewer than 35 employees and less than $1.5 million in revenue. Grants varied from $2,500 up to $10,000, depending on Read More…

Featured Government

Councilor Essaibi-George Makes Masks for COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Local Residents

City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George set up a mask-making operation out of her business Stitch House, a local yarn and crafting store in Dorchester, at the beginning of the City’s lockdown due to COVID-19. Word about the masks spread, and one of the sewing teachers at StitchHouse organized a grassroots mask-making effort—Boston Area Mask Initiative. Read More…