Visitor Tricks for North End Parking

Zoe at Clutches & Cobblestones says, ”Garages are for Quitters.” She gives a lesson on finding visitor street parking in the North End. Perhaps surprisingly, her first recommendation is Hanover Street. “Yes really. Do not dismiss <Hanover> street just because it is the epicenter of the North End. Half of the spots are valet but the other half are meters!! $1/hour before 8pm. There...

Valentine’s on Ice

Valentine’s Day ice sculpture at Quincy Market:  

NEAA To Run New 6-8 Year Old Baseball Program

The North End Athletic Association is trying to jump start a baseball program for 6-8 year olds.  Boys and girls ages 6-8 as of April 30th 2010 are invited to join this great new fun program.  Minor league baseball was once a great league when I was a kid growing up in the North End.  We want to revitalize...

Ward 3 Democratic Caucus

An announcement from Jason Aluia, Chair of the Ward 3 Democratic Committee: Registered Democrats in Ward 3 Boston will be holding a caucus at the Nazzaro Community Center, (30 North Bennett Street) on Saturday February, 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM to elect delegates to the 2010 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The Convention will be held on Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June...

Governor Signs “Green Ticket” Bill Into Law

Governor Deval Patrick signed the Green Ticket bill into law bringing new trash disposal compliance mechanisms closer to reality. Currently, if the city wants to issue a citation to property owner for a trash violation they have no authority to collect on the fines they hand out. With the ‘Green Ticket Bill’ these unpaid citations are added to the...

Community Meeting on Greenway Parks

The Greenway Leadership Council Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy invites you to a Neighborhood/Community Meeting on  Wednesday, February 24, 2010  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM  at the New England Aquarium’s Harborview Café This is the first of two community forums to hear ideas and gather feedback from the public on Greenway operations and maintenance, programming and activities. Preliminary Agenda Welcome and Introductions by Ann Thornburg, Chair...

Weekly North End Library Activities

Tue Feb 16     10:30 am African Dance with Wyoma Learn African and Caribbean dances with Wyoma at this lively, interactive event. Ages 5 and up. February is Black History Month. Wed Feb 17     2:30 pm     Fun with Shrinky Dinks Draw, color, and bake a Shrinky Dink creation to wear or display! Ages 3 and up accompanied by a caregiver. Groups please preregister. Mon Feb...

What’s New on the Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail Dear sons and daughters of liberty, There is much news on the Freedom Trail! More people than ever before got to experience history come to life, not only on the Trail, but through our school visit program as well! But while we are reaching more people than ever before with our tried-and-true programs, we’re not resting on our laurels! We...

North End Tree Lighting on Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy hosted the lighting of the Great Elm Tree in the northern part of the North End Parks on Thursday night. The elm is the largest tree on the entire Greenway and the lighting was part of the “Bright Lights for Winter Nights” campaign throughout the parks. More on the elm tree can be found on the...

Weekly North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

This week’s highlights from the Boston Police Journal Log for the North End/Waterfront area: Unarmed Robbery 02/05/10          12:50pm-1:30pm Male suspect arrested for an unarmed robbery at Hanover and Richmond Streets. The victim was punched in the face and had his cell phone stolen. The phone was recovered when the suspect was placed under arrest. Assault & Battery 02/07/10          2:20am Male victim reports being assaulted and...

NEWRA’s February 2010 Meeting Highlights

Here are the highlights from the February 12th North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz announced that Governor Patrick signed the Green Ticket Bill into law. This issue was the subject of his maiden speech in the State House of Representatives. NEWRA’s Clean Streets committee, along with Councilor Sal LaMattina, strongly supported the bill’s passage to improve the...

Applications Available for ABCD Summer Jobs

Apply NOW for ABCD Summer Jobs!
Teenagers, Older Youths Urged to Apply at ABCD Neighborhood Sites
Teenagers and young people up to age 24 are urged to apply now for the
ABCD SummerWorks program. This year Action for Boston Community
Development (ABCD) will provide summer jobs for young people ages 14
to 24.
Last year 5,000 youths applied for the 2,100 summer jobs funded
through ABCD.
Applications for the 2010 ABCD SummerWorks jobs program for youngsters
from low-income families are now available at local neighborhood
sites. Those interested can call 617-348-6548 or log onto for information on the ABCD neighborhood center
where they should apply.