Business Commentaries

Isabel’s Prince St. Laundry, a Community Friend in Boston’s North End

The most important community spots are often the least celebrated. When I first moved to the North End in 1991, the Italian section of Boston had largely gone unchanged for decades. It was the affordable part of Boston back then. My street level two-bedroom apartment at 4A Prince (currently the location of the restaurant Artu) was Read More…

Community People

Distributions Make Holidays at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center Merry and Bright

Buone Feste! December was a time filled with holiday distributions for the seniors and families that the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) serves. Although sadly due to COVID-19 there was no December holiday party, staff strove to create feelings of joy and delight in some surprises during this unprecedented year. Thanks to Read More…

Health & Environment

Sign Up for NEW Health’s Community Health Newsletter

NorthEndWaterfront.com has been an incredible resource for the community over the past decade. The site gave NEW Health the opportunity to share important news, events, and health education information in a timely fashion. Now that the year is winding down and we are fast approaching the day when NorthEndWaterfront.com will cease publication, we would like Read More…

People

Obituary: Mary A. (Varricchio) Kocincki, Formerly of Boston’s North End

Mary A. (Varricchio) Kocincki of Danvers, formerly of Charlestown and Boston’s North End, age 93, passed away on December 24th. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Kocincki. Loving mother of Kenneth Kocincki of Charlestown. Also, survived by her sister Anna Anderson and her husband Perry of CA and many loving nieces and nephews.  Born on Read More…

People

Obituary: Sophie A. (DeFeo) Mercadante of Boston’s North End

Sophie A. (DeFeo) Mercadante of Boston’s North End passed away on December 29, 2020.  She is the loving daughter of the late Raffaele and Maria (Carifio) DeFeo. Beloved wife of the late Joseph “Pino” Mercadante. Adored mother of Ralph Mercadante of the North End. Cherished grandmother of Unique Mercadante Payne and Joseph Mercadante. Dear sister of Anthony DeFeo and Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: New Capacity Limits Leave Restaurants Starved for Customers, Ice Sculpture Stroll, Supermarket 2021 Schedule

Today is Tuesday, December 29 and as the last week of 2020 finally comes to an end, here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this week… Notable News: In the North End, occupancy limit leaves cafes, eateries starved for customers Even if customers made reservations months ago, the new 25 percent capacity limit is forcing Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

“On a Goodly Square”: Sacred Heart Italian Mission to Boston’s North End

By Jessica Dello Russo By the year 1870, a decade after Garibaldi’s conquest of the Two Sicilies and the year the young nation of Italy was at long last successful in the capture of Rome, several hundred families and individuals formally recognized by the United States as “Italian” could call Boston home. The city had Read More…

Announcements Community

Supermarket 2021 Shuttle Schedule & Food Pantry Hours

Here are the updated supermarket shuttle schedules for Star Market and Stop & Shop for 2021. If you have any questions regarding the bus schedule, call 617-523-8125. ABCD Neighborhood Service Centers’ food pantries are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The North End/West End Center food pantry is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Read More…

Event Notices Featured Kids & Families

New Year’s Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll on Boston’s Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now has announced that, in partnership with more than a dozen waterfront organizations, it will once again host its annual free Ice Sculpture Stroll on New Year’s Eve. The Ice Sculpture Stroll will consist of more than twelve outdoor locations spread across four of Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods, including East Boston, the North End, Read More…

Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Old Bridge 100% Demolished; Vibratory Hammer Work Continues

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 weeks of December 27, 2020 – January 9, 2021. Vibratory Hammer Noise Impacts  A vibratory hammer is being used to install the five cofferdams which will be needed to build the piers Read More…

Announcements Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn aligned in a planetary conjunction on December 21, creating a very bright star that some have been referring to as the “Christmas Star.” Here Peter Galipault from Commercial Wharf captures the conjunction behind the Custom House Tower. According to NASA, it’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each Read More…