Weekend Brief: 5 Rooftop Bars and Patios to Beat the Heat, Summer Fitness, ABCD Independence Day Party, Friday Films, Pizza Festival

Today is Friday, July 12 and if you're still looking for weekend plans, be sure to check out Boston.com's list of 10 things to do around the city this weekend. Here's what you need to know for this weekend... 6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for...

Burgeoning Community Preservation Program Supports Affordable Housing, Parks and Historic Preservation

The director of Boston's Community Preservation Program, Christine Poff, spoke at this week's North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting about the 2-year old Community Preservation Act (CPA) and the projects it has supported locally in the North End and Downtown Boston. https://youtu.be/fy5UHHSl3pI As a refresher, the Community...

Council Looks Into Creating Election Day Holiday

The Boston City Council is pondering turning Election Day into a holiday in the city. Councilor Matt O’Malley requested a hearing about the possible change saying having the day be a holiday will help increase voter turnout. “Voting during a work day limits the participation...

What’s the 311? Cleveland Pl. Broken Sidewalk, N. Washington St. Pothole, Two Problematic Trash Piles

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Broken Sidewalk at Cleveland Place This 311 user writes, "This hole is where there is electrical service...

Neighborhood Photo: First Summer Movie Night 2019 at The Gassy

Boston Community Collaborative (BCC)'s summer movie nights at The Gassy on Prince Street kicked off with a showing of Sing on Wednesday night. Janine Coppola shared these photos from the evening, adding that there were "dozens of other kids running around enjoying other sections of the park as well. It was very alive!"

Thursday’s Brief: Kitchen Worker Dispute, Yoga-Lates, Summer Concerts, NEWRA Meeting

Today is Thursday, July 11 here's everything need to know for today... 10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by North End Park for Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission, see here for a full lineup for Greenway fitness classes. 5:00PM Summer Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Join the National...

Neighborhood Council Reports and Community Updates

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its July 2019 meeting this week starting off with a number of notable reports and community updates. https://youtu.be/SYR8nyS446o Follow the updates using this video timeline and summary. (00:00 in video) Welcome and Roll Call - NEWNC President...

North Bennet Street Industrial School

When I first emigrated from Sicily at age seven into the North End of Boston, my transformation from a country bumpkin to my new urban environment was a personal culture shock into the four story Hanover Ave. neighborhood. I was welcomed by my immediate neighbors with love and bore the taunts of...

Social Highlights This Week: Summer Blooms and Cannolis!

Check out our weekly social media highlights from residents and visitors in the area. To be featured, tag us  @northend.waterfront on Instagram, @northendboston on Twitter, @northendwaterfront on Facebook. Use hashtags #northendboston or #bostonwaterfront. Summer Blooms https://www.instagram.com/p/Bztx6Yoh4tA/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BzuBIj9HeuK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BzlWXiwn4T_/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzsfxilgn9h/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzrck-ag1uw/

Residents’ Association July 11 Agenda: North Square Art; Hull St. Update; ZLC Voting on 97 Salem St., 49-49R Charter St., and Neighborhood Notification Policy

The July North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. This month’s agenda can be found below.

Wednesday’s Brief: Keep Cool in the Pool, Italian North Enders Tour, Reiki Clinic, Movie Night

Today is Wednesday, July 10 and the temperatures are only expected to get hotter and hotter as we approach the weekend. Be sure to keep cool or even go for a dip in Mirabella Pool. Here's what else you need to know for today... 2:00PM Tour on Italian North Enders....

Council Unanimously Opposes Addition at 49 Charter Street [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously on Monday night to oppose a proposal to add a one-story addition at 49-49R Charter Street. The petition also calls for legalizing the basement and boosting the occupancy from six to eight residences. https://youtu.be/zK9BfzGPVJA Video: Presentation and discussion at NEWNC regarding 49...