Filling the Boot to Benefit the MDA

Benjamin Hennessy Martin, 2, of the North End got a chance to explore the inside of a Boston fire engine during Friday’s Fill-the-Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Copley Square Farmers Market. Boston Fire’s Engine 3 of the South End raised $1,500 toward their $100,000 total goal and will continue to collect at farmers...

Lecture on Human Rights with Kerry Kennedy

Armenian Heritage Foundation’s The K. George and Carolann S. Najarian, M.D. Inaugural Lecture on Human Rights - an endowed public program of the Foundation, sponsor of Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

The Inaugural Lecture is in recognition of the ground breaking of Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway in 2010.

Date & Time:            Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7pm

Place:                          Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 

Keynote Speaker:     Kerry Kennedy

Human Rights Activist; Founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Washington, D.C.;  Author of Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who are Changing Our World

Opening Remarks:   Peter Balakian

Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities, Colgate University; Author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response - A History of International Human Rights and Forgotten Heroes

Free and open to the public, the lecture is offered in partnership with The Bostonian Society, academic institutions and human rights organizations.

Waterfront Performing Arts Series at Christopher Columbus Park

This year continues the eight year tradition of the Waterfront Performing Arts Series. The concerts will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8 pm, from August 3rd to August 24th at Christopher Columbus Park. This summer’s series includes: August 3 A North End Salute, featuring Lirica Italiana and Adam Herbert: An evening of classic arias, favorite Neapolitan songs, and a...

Memorial Mass and Candlelight Procession in Honor of “Bobby D.”

In memory of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo, a memorial service was held at St. Leonard Church, followed by a candlelight procession through the neighborhood to Bobby D’s residence on Fleet Street, where signed balloons were released. The service took place on Sunday, August 1st, in conjunction with North End Family Pride Week, organized by NEAD (North End Against Drugs),...

Cross Street Pedestrian Plaza – Traffic Restrictions Now In Effect

CROSS STREET TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED TO CREATE PEDESTRIAN PLAZA The City of Boston is piloting a new program to restrict vehicular access along Cross Street from Hanover to Salem Street.  Under this program vehicles will no longer have access to the center sidewalk area.  This will greatly enhance the pedestrian experience for the hundreds of residents and tourists who use...

Chef Mary Ann Esposito of PBS “Ciao Italia” to Appear at St. Anthony’s Feast

CELEBRITY CHEF MARY ANN ESPOSITO OF CIAO ITALIA APPEARING AT ST. ANTHONY’S FEAST Featuring a day of culinary demonstration, cooking competition and cookbook signing  Saturday, August 28, 2010 North End, Boston – Join Special Guest Chef & Maestra Di Cucina Mary Ann Espostio for a day of cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing, cookbook signings, a North End Iron Chef competition, photo opportunities and live...

Weekly Events at North End Branch Library

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Boston Police Seeking Missing Person

UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is pleased to announce that Henry Nodarse has been located safe and sound. Nodarse had been reported missing the morning of Thursday, July 29, 2010, while visiting the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center located at 125 Nashua Street.

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate an adult male suffering brain trauma who has been missing since yesterday morning while visiting the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center located at 125 Nashua Street.

The missing person is described below:


96th Saint Agrippina di Mineo Feast

This weekend, the Saint Agrippina di Mineo Benefit Society celebrated their annual Feast in honor of Saint Agrippina on the corner of Hanover & Battery Streets. Saint Agrippina Di Mineo was a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the Emperor Valerian in 256 AD. After her death, her body was taken from Rome to Mineo,...

Weekly North End / Waterfront Police Blotter

Highlights from this week’s police blotter for the North End / Waterfront area. Robbery/ Knife 07/23/10          3:30pm Male suspect known to the victim displayed a knife while they were sitting in his car on Cooper St. and then stole cash from him. Suspect fled on foot. Detectives to follow up. Breaking & Entering Residential 07/25/10          7:30pm-9:40pm Victim reports Stillman St. apartment was broken into through...

Greenway Conservancy: “Sometimes we all pay for the mistakes of a few”

In a (now-removed) blog post today, the Greenway Conservancy scolded North End residents because a few chairs are supposedly missing from the Greenway parks. Reminiscent of a 2nd grade teacher, the Conservancy chided that now “we all pay for the mistakes of a few.” Because of the alleged thievery, the chairs will be locked up at 9:00 pm. And...