Free Massages at Red M Studio

North End / Waterfront Neighbors: Please stop by red M studio at 164 Prince Street this Thursday 12.17 between 7-9pm for some Christmas cheer, music, sips & nibbles! RSVP to LetteringByLiz@yahoo.com RELAX and unwind from your holiday shopping & hectic schedule with a complimentary 10 min neck & shoulder massage with our favorite pair or healing hands - neighbor Kristina Busa of North End Muscular...

Attempted Armed Robbery in North End

There was a serious incident on Sunday night around 7pm involving an attempted armed robbery with a gun being fired. An older couple was walking with a dog near the underpass between Fulton and Commercial Streets across from the Golden Goose. A man approached and asked for their wallets. They ran and the man shot a gun at the ground hitting the...

NEWNC December Meeting Report

Here is the short version of the news from the December 14th North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. Watch for future posts with more detail. Also, meeting minutes are posted on the NEWNC website at www.NEWNCBoston.org. Councilor Sal LaMattina attended the meeting to update the council on the rodent problem. The City has increased its baiting in the neighborhood. LaMattina is...

Cross St. Sidewalk Walkthrough – Tuesday, Dec 15th

As part of the ongoing consideration for the reconfiguration of the Cross St. sidewalk in front of the former Martignetti's Liquors site, there will be a walkthrough with public officials and State agencies on Tuesday, December 15th at 11:00 am. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will be participating in the walkthrough with representatives from MassDOT....

North End Christmas Parade Photos and Videos

To the delight of neighborhood children (and adults), Santa flew in from the North Pole by helicopter landing on the North End fields at Puopolo & Langone Parks. A festive Christmas Parade followed with marching bands, singers, horses and Santa moving through the neighborhood along Commercial Street, North Street and over to Hanover Street. Click the images below for...

NEWNC Adds Councilor LaMattina to Dec. 14th Agenda to Discuss Rodent Problem

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has revised its agenda for Monday's 12/14/2009 meeting to add an update by District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina on the recent City Council hearing and follow-up regarding the rodent problem. The Councilor's appearance is under "Reports from the offices of local elected officials." The full agenda is shown below. North End/Waterfront Neighborhood...

Cross St. Sidewalk Comment Letter Issued by NEWRA

In response to proposed sidewalk changes on Cross St., the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has sent a 5 page comment letter to Peter Gori, Sr. Manager at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and William Tuttle, Deputy Director of Real Estate at MassDOT. A few excerpts: “We continue to believe that public safety, especially pedestrian safety, is greatly compromised by the current sidewalk...

NEWRA Supports Zoning Variance at 112 Prince St.

At its December monthly meeting, the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association voted 46-11 to support a zoning variance for Damian Szary at 112 Prince St.  As part of an ongoing renovation, Szary is looking to expand the first floor unit into the basement and increase the living space by 265 square feet.  The added space will be part of a...

Toys for Tots Benefit Hosted by Columbus Day Committee

The Columbus Day Committee hosted the 2nd annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive at the Steriti Rink on Saturday, December 12th. Guests received a free skate rental per each toy donated to the drive. Toys will be donated to the Boston ABCD program and other local organizations. The NEMPAC singers caroled and the kids took photos with Santa. Thanks to  Lori Demarco Toscano for...

Greenway Rings Fountain Circled with Sea Wall Stones

The Greenway Conservancy finished its project of placing sea wall granite stones around the rings fountain in the Wharf District parks. Last year, a truck drove over the fountain and damaged the underlying equipment. The stones are now set up to prevent such an accident. If they rearranged the stones, we could have our own version of Stonehenge!

Old North Church Christmas Events

These Old North Church's Christmas events are open to all. Dec. 13, Sunday - 5:00 p.m Trumpets will sound in the North End as the Old North Church holds its annual Christmas concert. 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...

North End/Waterfront Police Log

Here are some highlights from this week's incidents on the Boston Police Journal Log for the North End/Waterfront area. Larceny 12/05/09          12:00am-8:00am Victim reports an unknown person stole his 2005 Vespa ET2 scooter which was locked and left in front of his N. Washington St. building. Breaking & Entering - Residential 12/04/09          7:30am-2:00pm Stillman St. resident reports an unknown person forced open the front door to...