Residents’ Association June 14 Agenda: 27 Sheafe Street, 20 Moon Street, and AirBnB Discussion

The June North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting will be on Thursday, June 14, 2018. 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.

Suicide Rates at Thirty Year High in the United States

Several high-profile cases of suicide in the past week have led to a push for more conversation and awareness surrounding suicides. Suicide rates are at a 30-year high in the United States and is the tenth leading cause of death in the country. 54% of suicide deaths are not related to mental health issues. A suicidal act is defined as...

108th Fisherman’s Feast – August 16-19, 2018

The Fisherman’s Feast - Boston’s oldest continuous Italian Festival - will feature an enticing selection of entertainment, food and traditional processions.Thisannual Italian festival takes place at Fleet & North Streets in the North End to honor Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help), and the ancient local fishing trade. The feast includes a religious procession through the narrow streets carrying...

Wednesday’s Brief: St. Anthony’s Feast Mass & Procession, Boston Harbor Fireworks

Things to know for Wednesday Today is Wednesday, June 13 and we are in for a kick of warm weather. It was perfect weather last night for fireworks over Boston Harbor put on by Eastern Bank to celebrate their 200th Anniversary. Fireworks Over Boston Harbor: Fireworks over Boston Harbor celebrating Eastern Bank's 200th Anniversary #fireworks #bostonharbor #boston #easternbank #happyanniversary A post shared by...

Public Action for Arts and Education Sponsors After School Arts Programs at the Nazzaro Center

Thanks to continued support from Public Action for Arts and Education (PAAE), the Nazzaro Center in the North End has sustained a thriving arts program for the past eleven years. Under the direction of arts teacher Josephine Lepore, the center offers children instruction in drawing (pencil, black and white, charcoal), and also oil painting and other projects. Approximately fifty students participate in various...

Eliot Portfolio Reader Program Brings Together 8th Graders With Community Professionals

The Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston's North End brought its 8th graders together with community professionals for its annual Portfolio Reading Program. As they prepare for high school, the 8th graders shared their Eliot journey, showing who they are across multiple disciplines. All of the students were eager to tell their stories about their past, present and most importantly their...

Reader Poll: Where Should the Playground at Langone & Puopolo Parks Be Located?

Boston Parks & Recreation recently hosted their third and final community meeting to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks. Two final design concepts were presented and attendees provided feedback on the proposed layouts. In addition to the highly debated topic of the grass, meeting attendees also discussed the relocation of the playground. In Concept A, the playground would remain in...

From the Office of Senator Boncore: Housing Bond Bill Becomes Law

(Photo from The General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
The Housing Bond Bill, an act that will finance the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents, was signed into law last Thursday by Governor Baker. Senator Boncore co-chaired the committee that negotiated the final version of the bill along with Representative Honan, after leading it through the Senate earlier this year. This is the largest piece of legislation Senator Boncore...

Saint Anthony of Padua Mass & Procession

The Parish of St. Leonard's will commemorate the last moments of St. Anthony's life on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. A Mass and candlelit procession through the streets of the North End will take place on Saint Anthony of Padua's traditional feast day, Wednesday, June 13. Please note, the large St. Anthony’s Feast will continue to be held during...

Discussing Equity in Boston Exam School Admissions

Join the Downtown Progressives for a discussion on equity in Boston exam school admissions on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center. Boston’s exam schools have long been held out as the merit-based means of upward mobility for the children of Boston’s working-class families. However, these schools, the top-ranked ones in our city, enroll...

Tuesday’s Brief: Boston Supports Pride Month, AirBnB Vote Wednesday, FOCCP Meeting

Things to know for Tuesday Today is Tuesday, June 12 and if you're looking for yet another reason to add the North End Waterfront to your bucket list this summer, il Molo is giving you SIX reasons with their refreshed cocktail list featuring the signature flavors of summer, continue reading.  Here's what else you need to know for today... 6:30PM FOCCP Monthly...

Portuguese Navy Tall Ship, Sagres, Returns to Boston [Photos]

The Portuguese tall ship, Sagres, returned to Boston this week. The vessel is 294 feet and known for the red crosses on its sails. Docked at Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport, the ship last visited Boston in 2015. Gerri Palladino took in the scene with her camera in this gallery. Photos by Gerri Palladino.