Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

The soggy weather did not dampen the festive mood at the seventh annual holiday lighting of Christopher Columbus Park's signature trellises on Monday night. An enthusiastic and surprisingly large crowd showed up to enjoy the festivities. The annual holiday lighting display, sponsored by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, bedecked all 260...

Was the North End’s Molasses Flood the Worst Food Disaster? presents the North End's Molasses Flood against two other food disasters: 1. Molasses Flood of 1919 "It moved quite fast as it slithered through the town into a destructive fist that flipped houses and buildings, knocked over horses as if they were tasty slices of French toast and even smashed an elevated railroad structure “like an eggshell.” 2. The London Beer...

Seeking Artisans for North End Holiday Fair, Sunday, Dec. 6th

Please share this with any friends, colleagues or family members who create handmade gifts or art - paint, knit, create jewelry, clothing, housewares, have written a book or similar, sell photographs  or cards, items for pets, children etc. You may sell any holiday gift - appropriate goods EXCEPT food products. Price: Donation is only $20/table payable to NEMPAC Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2009 Time:...

Piccoli Regali (“Little Gifts”) Giving Food to North End Residents

A message to neighborhood residents in need from Geof Smith, Deacon at Old North Church and Jim Ring, Director of Piccoli Regali. Do you need help? Are you hungry on weekends? Piccoli Regali, or “Little Gifts,” will resume distributing small bags of food items on Saturday mornings to people in need in the North End.  Those in need are encouraged to...

Bach’s Magnificat at Old North

Trumpets will sound in the North End as the Old North Church holds its annual Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 195 Salem Street. The concert will highlight J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, Magnificat. The Old North Chamber Singers and Players will also perform works by Dietrich Buxtehude (Das Neugebor’ne Kindelein) and Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium). The...

Christopher Columbus High School 65th Anniversary

2010 is the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus High School, once located on North Bennett Street in the North End. The school, and its sister school, Julie Billiart, are now closed. Graduates of both schools, however, are encouraged to contact Arthur Lauretano at to be involved in some of the festivities for the anniversary of the...

What’s Open on Thanksgiving

BostonZest does a great community service by collecting the information of what's open on holidays. Here is the post for Thanksgiving: What's Open on Thanksgiving MBTA Schedules 2009

Zoning Regulations Are Important

The North End/Waterfront often has to defend existing zoning regulations, including the 55 foot height limit that has long-established the character of the neighborhood's structures. Roger Cohen makes the point in an articulate NY Times Op-Ed piece, explaining how zoning laws have protected one NYC neighborhood. "New York is worldly but fiercely local. Another borough is as remote as another...

Tom Cruise Thanks Boston

Tom Cruise posted a thank you note on his blog to the people of Boston now that he has completed filming here for his movie, "Knight & Day" (formerly Wichita). Unlike "The Town", Cruise's movie had minimal impact on the North End/Waterfront, mostly relating to the closing of the streets coming in and out of the neighborhood during filming...

15th Annual Christmas Program for North End Children

Saint Agrippina di Mineo Benefit Society 15th Annual Christmas Program for North End Children Sunday, December 13th from 12-2 p.m. Saint Agrippina's Chapel, 459 Hanover Street in the North End of Boston All who wish to attend please call 617-363-2678 between November 21st and December 6th.  To confirm you must supply your child's age, gender, address, and phone number. Please, you must confirm no later than...

Government Center Garage Slides Show Staged Massing Up To 600′ High Tower

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) released the slides from its presentation at the last Impact Advisory Group meeting. View the complete slide package on the Government Center Garage Redevelopment. Shown below are images of the existing garage and the BRA's preferred alternative presented at the meeting. The BRA study is part of its pending guidelines for the Greenway District Planning Study. The...
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