Community

Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch Delights Children at Columbus Park

“Find a Pumpkin—Take a Pumpkin” was the message in Columbus Park on the afternoon of Thursday, October 15, when the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) hosted its first pop-up pumpkin patch. Ann Babbitt, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Vice President, conceived of the idea for this alternative experience when the annual Fall Festival had Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

West End Library Programming Study; Virtual Meeting Oct. 22

The first community meeting for the programming study for the Boston Public Library’s West End Branch will be held October 22, 2020 at 6:30pm, via Zoom. The City of Boston is currently conducting a programming study at the West End Branch to review the existing conditions of the library, as well as its areas of opportunity. The meeting will be hosted by representatives from the City Read More…

Event Notices

Wharf District Council Oct. 20 Agenda: Police Update, 188 High St. Pod-Style Hotel, Climate Ready Downtown Study, State St. Project, Neighborhood Updates

The Wharf District Council will host their October meeting on Tuesday, October 20th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. See the full agenda and Zoom login information posted below. Updated Monday, Oct. 19: Climate Ready Downtown Boston Study will not be on the agenda. It has been moved to November meeting. https://zoom.us/j/99093754192?pwd=N3VxLzAxQVN4Nks2a3VFK2NWenlWQT09 Meeting Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Walsh Warns Against House Parties During COVID Uptick, NEMPAC Open Mic Night, BPL Virtual Film Club

Today is Friday, October 16 and Mayor Marty Walsh warns against house parties during the current COVID-19 uptick saying, “We are gonna be cracking down,” read more on CBS Boston. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 6:00PM NEMPAC Open Mic Night – Halloween Theme! North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Read More…

Arts & Culture

Middle Passage “Port Marker” to be Installed at Long Wharf

Boston’s “Port Marker” to formally honor and remember the Africans who died and those who survived the Middle Passage. On October 13-15, 2020, a memorial marker will be installed at the East end of Boston’s Long Wharf. Boston’s “Port Marker” confronts the city’s history of slavery and formally honors and remembers the Africans who died Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Fate of Vandalized Columbus Statue Remains Undetermined

Boston Art Commission (BAC) hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon to continue the discussion regarding the vandalized Christopher Columbus statue. Although Mayor Marty Walsh recently announced the statue would not be returning to its pedestal on the waterfront, the BAC proceedings seemed to indicate that no final decision about the statue’s future has been Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Baker Unveils $171M Plan as Eviction Ban Set to Expire, Another Regina’s Location Closes, Iconic Views

Today is Wednesday, October 14 and sources say another Pizzeria Regina location, this one in Kingston, has closed and is no longer listed on the company’s operating locations on their website. This is the second location to close in just a few months following their Allston closing in July, read more on NBCBoston.com. Here’s what Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Fr. Taylor, the “Seamen’s Apostle” of North Square

By Jessica Dello Russo In the final months before the community news project, www.northendwaterfront.com, enters a new phase as a treasure trove of archival material on the North End and Waterfront neighborhoods of Boston for many generations to come, I wanted to share with readers a delightfully unexpected follow-up to a series of articles I Read More…

Event Notices Kids & Families

North End Trick-Or-Treating & Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween, the North End Waterfront Mothers’ / Fathers’ Association (NEWMA) is once again sponsoring neighborhood trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31. The group is moving forward with planning this year’s trick-or-treating while stressing that things may change based on City guidance surrounding Halloween. The printing and distribution of the trick-or-treating flyers will take place the week Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

New Artwork: Bats! At Christopher Columbus Park

“Holy bat cave, Batman!” Robin of Batman and Robin fame might say this if he entered the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park these October days. Another Robin, Robyn Reed, Park Art Curator for the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, has created a whimsical art installation at the Park. When walking under the trellis, look up to see Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Columbus Day, Restauranteur Frank DePasquale’s Passion for Italian Food and the North End as the “Best Neighborhood”

Today is Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day, a national holiday commemorating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus was an Italian explorer and colonizer on behalf of Spain, who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His first Read More…