Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Introduce a New Bulletin Board

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The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park have designed, funded and coordinated the installation of a new informational bulletin board at the waterfront park. See the “before” picture to the left and the finished product below. (Click the photos to enlarge.) The FOCCP members who comprised the Bulletin Board Committee were Frankie Boyer, chair, Ford Cavallari, Meredith Piscitelli, Robyn Reed, and...

NEMPAC Spring Fling Photos

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  The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) held their 10th annual Spring Fling fundraiser on April 10th at Tecce’s Restaurant in the North End. Proceeds go to the affordable culture, arts & music programming offered by NEMPAC to the North End / Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods. Photos of the event highlight the NEMPAC Rock Band as well...

North End Florist Exhibits at STEP into Spring at The Mall at Chestnut Hill

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Hanover Street florists Dee Pryor and Steve DiGriglio from 1-800-Flowers exhibited an arrangement of peonies, orchids, vibernum and roses at STEP into Spring at The Mall at Chestnut  Hill. Diane Valle, Chair of STEP into Spring and Boston resident, invites all to come visit the Mall at Chestnut Hill to view the wonderful exhibits to celebrate the arrival of...

North Street Callahan Tunnel Building & Tot Lot Meeting

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MassDOT will hold a public information meeting to discuss the re-construction of the facade of the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building on North St. in the North End. This is the vent building near Richmond Street (with the fenced in tot lot). The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 29th at 6pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet...

Questions Abound Regarding 221-227 Commercial Street

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Neighbors of 221-227 Commercial Street were hoping to get some answers at last night’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting regarding the future plans for the triangular parcel on the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Commercial Street. But when the owner failed to appear, there were only more questions to ponder. The requested variance is to add the existing ATM...

NEWNC Election Announced – Saturday, May 15, 2010 10am-2pm

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The 2010 election date for the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has been announced as May 15, 2010. President Stephen Passacantilli presented the details at the April 12th NEWNC meeting. NEWNC Election Saturday, May 15, 2010 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Nominations forms will be available starting Wednesday, April 14, at the Nazzaro Center front desk. Signatures from...

Walking Through DeFilippo Park, “The Gassy”

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NEWRA’s Parks & Open Spaces Committee toured DeFilippo Park on April 10th to brainstorm ideas for improving the open space for residents. Also known as “The Gassy,” neighbors complain the park does not get the attention of higher profile parks, despite its heavy use and dense surroundings. About 10 people showed up for the walkthrough, led by committee co-chairs...

City Pulls Out the Stops For New North End Cleanup Program

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North End residents were told to expect an immediate improvement in the cleanliness of the neighborhood’s streets at this week’s meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Pulling together city agencies, District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina announced an extensive new street cleaning program that starts Monday, April 12th. Here are the highlights: The Green Machine will clean...

Segway Debate on Emily Rooney Show & Boston Gliders Latest Promotion

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The debate regarding Segways on North End streets and the Rose Kennedy Greenway is reviewed in this video of the Emily Rooney show. Councilor Sal LaMattina and a Segway Inc. representative discuss the issue and the ongoing defiance by Boston Gliders, a franchise operation operating out of Mercantile Wharf on Commercial Street. A concerned reader also sent in a link...

North End Historical Society Goes Live

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There are many neighborhood groups in the North End/Waterfront area, but one that has been long in coming is a historical society. This is ironic for a community with such a multitude of historical destinations. Thanks to interested residents including local historian, Alex Goldfeld, a North End Historical Society was finally established and recently announced its first program on April...

NEWNC Meeting Agenda – April 12th

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North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council NEWNC AGENDA Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:00PM Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. 1.    Call to order – Stephen Passacantilli 2.    Roll call – Stephen Passacantilli 3.    Meeting Protocol – Marie Simboli 4.    Update from the Office of Neighborhood Services — Nicole Leo 5.    Report from the offices of local elected officials 6.    Committee reports A.    Public Safety B.    Greenway 7.    May 2010 NEWNC Election Update –...