Flu Season Approaching; NEW Health Still Waiting for Vaccine

Flu season is approaching once again. Many local health centers and hospitals have not yet received supplies of the flu vaccine, even though some larger pharmacies have already begun to offer flu shots. North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) Chief Executive Medical Officer, John Foster MD, MPH, says that getting the vaccine is recommended, but there is still plenty of...

Shuttle Bus to Star Market at North Station

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) has announced that, as of September 20, the supermarket shuttle bus will be going to the new Star Market location at 90 Causeway Street (near North Station). This will replace the shuttle that previously went to the Star Market in Somerville. Please...

What’s the 311? Homeless Fill Entryway on Cross St., Broken Sidewalk, Late Recycling Pick-Up

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. Homeless Camp in Entryway at Intersection Of Cross St & Hanover St This 311 user writes, "Disgusting entryway to the North...

Community Preservation Program Reviewed at Residents Meeting [Video]

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Community preservation was the topic of a presentation at this month's North End / Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA). Thadine Brown, director of community relations, City of Boston, provided an overview of how the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding is being used for projects related to historic preservation, parks and open spaces, and affordable housing. With the State...

West End Museum Exhibit “The Old Howard Theatre”

The West End Museum will premiere a new exhibit, "The Old Howard Theatre" on Tuesday, September 24 in celebration of Boston's oldest playhouse, which once stood at the heart of Scollay Square. A show reception will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concurrent programs—a film screening, an author talk, and an evening...

Homeless Musician Nico Receives Replacement Violin After Being Robbed

Locals music lovers and good samaritans responded to the story of Nico, the homeless musician, who was robbed at knifepoint of his 125 year-old violin given to him by his late mother. After weeks of organizing, a group of benefactors was able to gift Nico with a replacement violin, his sole source of income.

10th Annual Boston Local Food Festival Returned to the Greenway

The 10th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, promoting healthy local food for all, attracted thousands of visitors to the Greenway on Sunday. Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN), the large farmer's market brought together local farmers, fishers, restaurants, food trucks, food producers, and organizations who are all focused on healthy food and...

Support St. Francis House “All the Way Home” Fundraiser

Over the last 15 years, The North End Friends of St. Francis House have raised over $230,000 for St. Francis House’s programs and services through our annual Flea Market & Bake Sale, which we were unable to do this year because of unforeseen circumstances. This year, we want to join together as...

Boston Harbor Now Announces 2019 Onboard Awards Recipients

Boston Harbor Now has announced the recipients of this year’s Onboard Awards honoring innovative and socially responsible partners in waterfront development in the Boston region. The 2019 Onboard Awards recipients are: The Seaport/North Station Ferry Founders: Seaport Leadership Group (The Fallon Company, PWC, Vertex Pharmaceuticals), The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Seaport TMA, selected for increasing water transportation, in particular through their...

Tuesday’s Brief: Encore Showing “Soft” in Slots, Story Time, Building Challenge, Hub Hall Vendors List Released

Today is Tuesday, September 17 and starting next year Boston's Hub Hall in the TD Garden will feature 18 food vendors including some North End favorites like Mike's and Monica's, read more on Boston Magazine. Here's what else you need to know for today... 10:30AM Toddler Story Time. Stop by...

Officer Slate Announced at Residents Group Meeting; Parks and Zoning Reports [Video]

The September meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA) featured a myriad of community reports, including the group's upcoming annual election of officers in October. https://youtu.be/8ag3BUTP1ss Current NEWRA President Cheryl Delgreco introduced the meeting with an update from the Harborfront Alliance. She distributed a letter encouraging...

Councilor Lydia Edwards Talks Puppies and Politics in the North End Dog Park

Councilor Lydia Edwards stopped by the North End dog park to talk "Puppies and Politics" on Thursday evening. The event, where concerns about dogs in the city were addressed by Councilor Edwards, was well attended by dogs and humans alike. She spent the evening handing out dog treats and talking to the residents who...