Major Fire Kills Two Residents on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End

A three-alarm fire claimed two lives at 282 Hanover Street, early Wednesday morning in Boston's North End. Boston Fire Department said they responded about 1:00 a.m. to flames coming out the windows at the five story building, near the Parmenter St. intersection. The ground floor is occupied by Trattoria Il Panino (formerly Caffe Pompei), Connah Store and Ristorante Saraceno with...

Library Holiday Party on Saturday, December 2nd, 11am-1pm

This is a great time to see Library friends and enjoy delicious foods and desserts. Music by The Joneses, a popular husband and wife duo. Take your chance on the 50/50 raffle and help the Library at the same time!  Free to all.

Wednesday’s Brief: Holiday Travel Plans, Black Friday Deals, 12 Experiences to Gift

Things to know for Wednesday Your daily round up for Wednesday, November 22: DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year? Make sure to plan ahead and stay safe when making your travel arrangements! Notable News: Black Friday Deals at Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace is rolling out the red carpet to usher...

Social Highlights This Week: Pink Taxi Alert, North End Architecture and Bocce!

Check out our weekly social media highlights from residents, visitors, and more in the area. To be featured, tag us @northend.waterfront on Instagram, @northendboston on Twitter, @northendwaterfront on Facebook. Use hashtags #northendboston or #bostonwaterfront. Pink Taxi Alert https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbpkwd9lOGj/?hl=en&taken-at=254372545 #Architecture https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbu8hL7BJme/?hl=en&taken-at=254372545 https://www.instagram.com/p/BbsSBSJnrB1/?hl=en&taken-at=254372545 https://www.instagram.com/p/BbrsZJNhSYX/?hl=en&taken-at=254372545 https://www.instagram.com/p/BbqcqasBxOE/?hl=en&taken-at=254372545 The Secret to a Long Life https://twitter.com/Noble_Enriquez/status/932408951534002178 It's Lit! Trellis Lighting at Christopher Colombus Park https://www.instagram.com/p/BbvMuH5FSVD/?taken-at=254372545 https://twitter.com/AlexSalmonRE/status/932708821826457600 https://twitter.com/NorthEndONS/status/932740925977169920   While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people...

Community Chat: North End Historical Society

https://youtu.be/w2ZxzoxnScE North End Historical Society President, Alex Goldfeld, spoke at this month's meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council. NEWNC's community chat segment covered the work that NEHS is doing with its events and publications. View the above video to see the presentation and for more information, see the NEHS website.

“Hard Times & Tough Hands” Colonial Labor Workshop at Old North

Tickets are still available for Old North’s upcoming workshop, “Hard Times & Tough Hands: A Workshop on Colonial Labor.” This workshop will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, December 2, at the historic Clough House (21 Unity Street). Attendees of Hard Times & Tough Hands will have the unique opportunity of trying their hands at various tasks...

Reader Poll: Should Boston Change School Start Times?

For the past 18 months Boston has been weighing the options for changing school start times. As reported by the Boston Globe, school officials working with MIT researchers have found there are 1.8 octodecillian possible school start time combinations. The Boston School Committee is expected to vote on the overarching policy at the beginning of December, with new start...

North Bennet Street School Holds Open House November 17 & 18

Over the weekend, North Bennet Street School opened its doors to the public as a part of their annual two-day open house event; a behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s oldest schools of craftsmanship. The school staff noted, “Getting to know everyone and share what we do was a great experience for students, faculty, and staff... We hope everyone who...

Update from the Water Transportation Study Open House

Last Thursday, Boston Harbor Now hosted an open house for community members to learn about updates on the harbor ferry expansion project and share their opinions. The open house included information gathered from stakeholder workshops held this past July and an organized display of sites being considered for further analysis. Recap from Stakeholders Workshops Summer workshops were held in Salem, Quincy and...

Tuesday’s Brief: Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive, Wharf District Meeting, Rebranding the West End as “Uptown”, Best Meatballs

Things to know for Tuesday Your daily round up for Tuesday, November 21: Tuesday, November 21: Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive at Post Gazette. Tuesday is the last day to help Freeway support a local shelter by donating pet food and supplies. Donations can be dropped off at 5 Prince Street, see additional details here. 5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at 30 Rowes Wharf....

Posing as a Police Officer, Sexual Assault Suspect Tricked Victim Into Stripping

Disturbing new details regarding last Friday's sexual assault in the North End came out in court at the arraignment on Monday. Prosecutors said that security guard Isaiah Brown, 26 years old, posed as a police officer on Hanover Street and made the femaie victim show I.D. as she was returning to her apartment around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17th. He...

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands to Columbus Park on Boston’s Waterfront [Photos]

In its largest event ever, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park joined with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to host thousands at the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 20. Boston’s historic waterfront was transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis were set aglow with 50,000 blue lights along with 14...