North End Against Drugs Annual Easter Party a Hopping Success

Although the rain seemed to dampen the day before Easter, it could not wash out North End Against Drugs' Annual Easter Party on Saturday, April 20 at the Nazzaro Center. The event was sponsored by Mike "FUD" Giannasoli in memory of his mother, Florence. The center was filled to capacity with children and their parents...

Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee April 23 Agenda: Chase Bank at 48-50 Salem Street

The April Zoning, Licensing and Construction (ZLC) Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Mariners House. The ZLC will hear an appeal to change the zoning use for the building at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets from a 36-A restaurant (formerly Peet's Coffee and, before that,...

Weekly Top Reads: Lantern Ceremony, Funding for City Projects, 149 Salem St. Proposal, Sen. Boncore’s Priorities, Spring at the Library & Pool Days Ahead!

This week's top posts on featured historic events, city projects, developments, government, warmer weather festivities and more! Read on below to see most popular articles from this past week. 244th Lantern Ceremony Lights Up the Night on Patriot’s Day Eve The 244th Lantern Lighting Ceremony...

Tall Ship Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam Arrives in Boston

The Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam arrived in Boston and is berthed at Fan Pier Marina until Tuesday, April 23. The Stad Amsterdam is a three-masted clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Shipyard. The ship was designed by Gerard Dijkstra who modelled her after...

Book Talk: The Story of the Massachuset Tribe

Ed Quill, an author and former journalist at the Boston Globe, will read from and discuss his new book, When Last the Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset, on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Museum. Relating the story of the Native American tribe for...

North End Against Drugs Easter Party April 20

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will host their annual Easter party on Saturday, April 20th at 10 a.m. at the Nazzaro Center. There will be egg coloring, face painting, balloon artist and photos with the Easter Bunny! This will be followed by a puppet show by Caravan Puppets. There will also be a free raffle for...

In Loving Memory of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo

It has been nine years since he was taken unexpectedly from us, but we do not forget the impact he made on the youth of the North End, Charlestown and many other neighborhoods of Boston. Bobby D lived his life to help other people, especially children, teenagers and seniors.  He was his happiest when...

Weekend Brief: Signs of Spring & Easter, Top 5 Rooftops, Mix it Up with Ruff Ruffman

Today is Friday, April 19. It is Good Friday for Christians. For Jews, Passover begins at sundown. As the temperatures continue to warm, be sure to check out the top five rooftops to enjoy this spring, including Pier 6 on the waterfront, read more on Here's what else you...

Hundreds of Egg Hunters at Columbus Park Event [Photos]

The 7th annual neighborhood egg hunt was a hopping success, sponsored by Boston Community Collaborative! It was a perfect day on the waterfront and hundreds of kids came out to Christopher Columbus Park to hunt for eggs with special treats. Boston Community Collaborative's Becca Griffin (left) with older kids ready with the...

Neighborhood Gearing Up for 26th Annual Taste of the North End

Raffle tickets for gift baskets are now on sale at the North End Waterfront Health Center, 332 Hanover Street, for this year's Taste of the North End. Each year, health center staff members come together to donate and create lovely baskets in support of this event. Raffle tickets can be purchased outside of the...

A Weekend in Boston: Events Throughout the City April 19-21

Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title. It's Easter weekend! Do you have your Easter baskets in...

New Organ to be Celebrated at Saint Leonard Church Recital

To celebrate the installation of the new pipe organ at Saint Leonard Church in Boston's North End, there will be an organ recital by internationally renowned Maestro, David Reccia Chynoweth. The recital is free of charge and will take place on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. On Sunday, May 26, the 12 noon Mass will be celebrated by...
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