NEAA Christmas Parade Set For Sunday, December 12th at 1:00 PM

Due to bad weather, this event is rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 19th at 1:00 pm. Joining Santa will be Rudolph, a dozen elves, Disney characters and Wally the Green Monster, handing out candy and balloons. After touchdown, a parade will follow through the streets of the North End. Joining the parade will be the Aleppo Shriners Clowns, The Boston Firemen’s...

Missing Since February From Marriott Long Wharf, Body of Eugene Losik Identified After Rowes Wharf Sighting

Missing person Eugene Losik was identified using DNA testing as the body sighted on November 8th in Boston Harbor near Rowes Wharf and recovered from Fort Point Channel. Losik had been missing since last February after being last seen at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Losik attended a friend’s birthday, on Fri., Feb 19, 2010, along with his fiance, at...

ROC Teen Saturday Thanksgiving Photos and Christmas Event Scheduled

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Blessing of the Animals in the Prado

On Sunday, October 3, 2010, the Old North Church and the Animal Rescue League held the annual Blessing of the Animals in the Prado. This custom is conducted in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology whose remembrance day is Oct. 3, and his love for all creatures. St. Francis wrote the “Canticle of...

North End / Waterfront Weekly Police Blotter

Highlights from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log for the North End / Waterfront area: Larceny in a Motor Vehicle 11/19/10          9:00pm Victim reports unknown person stole a laptop and bag from his 2004 Nissan Maxima which was parked on Cross St. Larceny in a Building 11/21/10          7:30pm-10 :30pm Victim reports an unknown person stole her Apple iPhone from a Parmenter St. restaurant. Unarmed Robbery 11/22/10          10:00pm Victim...

2010 Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park – Photos

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park hosted the annual trellis lighting with cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and songs by the NEMPAC Choir and Ray on accordion. Parks Commissioner Toni Pollack and FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines led the countdown this year, with a little help from Santa. FOCCP replaced all the lights this year, after four years of use from...

Reminder: North End Street Sweeping Runs Through December

Important update: Please note that Public Works has changed the time when they would make a decision on cancellations for Pilot Street Sweeping. Originally they were looking at approximately 9:00PM on the evening prior to scheduled sweeping in order to get the more up-to-date forecast.  However, Commissioner wants to give residents more time to move their cars (or not). Therefore,...

Historic Holiday Strolls by the Freedom Trail Foundation


Bob Jolly, historian and one of stroll leaders (Photo credit: Freedom Trail Foundation)THE FREEDOM TRAIL FOUNDATION OFFERS HISTORIC HOLIDAY STROLL

One of the best times to stroll the Freedom Trail is during the holidays, when the streets are sparkling and the window displays are enticing.  Visitors can enjoy this festive atmosphere once again on The Freedom Trail Foundation’s Historic Holiday Stroll.  This merry 90-minute tour is offered Thursday through Sunday at 3:30pm beginning November 18 through January 2011. 

Big Dig Architecture Walk

I recently went on a architecture history walk, courtesy of Context Travel, centered around the Big Dig and Boston’s development history from colonial times to the establishment of today’s Greenway parks. Our guide was Amy Finstein, a professor of architectural history who has extensively researched Boston’s original Central Artery along with similar urban modernization in Chicago and New York. With...

Free Saturday Parking Through December 26

Free Holiday Parking Weekend shoppers will enjoy two free hours of metered parking throughout the city’s commercial districts, including Downtown and the North End, starting on “Black Friday,” November 26th and continuing for five consecutive Saturdays through December 26th. While the meters will be free on these days, a two-hour time limit will be enforced by the Boston Transportation Department...

12 Parmenter Street Building Sells for $4.5 Million at Auction

The six-story building on the corner of Hanover and Parmenter Street was sold for $4.5 million, according to JJManning. The six-story building includes over 10,000 square feet with the first floor currently leased to Il Panino Express. The other floors are residential apartments, including a duplex penthouse unit. People at the auction report that Barbara Anguilo is the buyer. The...