Residents Association Opposes 14 N. Bennet St. (Former St. Leonard’s Rectory) Conversion

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Plans to covert the St. Leonard's Rectory at 14. N. Bennet St. to eight residential units and a one-story addition with rear decks and roof decks were opposed by the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) at their December meeting. The proposal was presented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, representing George Kouris of Epsilon Partners. Also...

Neighborhood Photo: Chanukah A Cappella Concert at Vilna Shul

On Thursday, December 5, the Vilna Shul, Boston’s center for Jewish culture located in the West End, hosted a Chanukah A Cappella Concert to get into the holiday spirit. Five a cappella groups performed for an audience of excited families and local community members. Pictured on stage is Brandeis...

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Talks Substance Abuse [Video]

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As part of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) "Community Chat" program, the group invited the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to answer questions regarding substance abuse, homelessness and other cases that impact the community. https://youtu.be/-kR5sf70iqY North End resident, Jessica Frattaroli, Asst. District Attorney in the Suffolk...

Weekly Top Reads: Council Opposes Rectory Conversion, Enchanted Trolley Tour, Crime Report, Toys for Tots, Evening for Education, and Tree Lighting

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This week's top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured holiday cheer, development, crime, schools, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. 14 N. Bennet St. Neighborhood Council Opposes Rectory Conversion and Addition in Close Vote A development proposal at 14...

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Boston Common Holiday Lights

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This week, we head over to Boston Common to see the lights draped over the trees creating a pathway of colors for the season. How to play: Move and drag the pieces around just like a regular jigsaw puzzle. When two pieces are connected, they will click together. If you...

Ages 10-12 Movie Night at the Nazzaro

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The BCYF is hosting a movie night for ages 10-12 on Friday, December 20 starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and proceeds go directly to the can shares "double up program". Read more details in the announcement below.

Santa Arrives by Helicopter at Columbus Park for Christmas Parade

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The 48th Annual North End Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, starting at 1:00 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives by helicopter. Due to the construction at the Puopolo ball fields, the helicopter will land at Christopher Columbus Park. Please note the change in location for the helicopter landing at Columbus Park! Following the helicopter landing,...

Weekend Brief: Cannoli Eating Dream Job, City & BPD Release Nightclub Safety Guidelines, Friday Films

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Today is Friday, December 13 and if you haven't heard of the Boston mom who makes $400 an hour eating cannolis with strangers, you need to read about Paula Noukas' dream job giving food and history tours of the North End, read more on Market Watch. Here's what you need to know for...

Handel’s Messiah With Hallelujah Chorus Performed in the Great Hall [Photos]

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Handel’s Messiah, Part the First and the Hallelujah Chorus, was presented together by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Boston Landmarks Orchestra. The seasonal favorite was conducted by Christopher Wilkins and, for the first time, performed in The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall. The concert...

Police Blotter: Assault with Brick and Destruction of Excavator; Package Thefts

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The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Assault with Deadly Weapon (Brick) / Destruction of Property12/09/19 at 5:38 p.m.Male suspect arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and destruction of property on North St. The suspect was observed by an off duty officer damaging a...

CDC Recommended Tips for Avoiding Germs During Flu Season

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During cold and flu season, handwashing is the best way to prevent yourself and your family from getting sick. Germs are everywhere; they get on our hands and items that we touch. Handwashing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections such as cold and flu, and 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses. Do not use hand sanitizer if your hands...

Thursday’s Brief: Northern Ave Bridge Redesign, NEWRA Meeting, Christmas Luncheon, Holiday Card Swap & Ornament Craft

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Today is Thursday, December 12 and here's a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: "After the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, fans are wondering if this is finally the end of the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. According to my sources, it won’t be if Tom’s 2006 clone is ready to start on Sunday against the Bengals." -...