Commentaries Featured

Life on the Corner: Tenement Life Part 2—Gentrification

Read Part 1 of Nick Dello Russo’s “Tenement Life” here. Living in a congested neighborhood like the North End meant there were always people out in the streets and going in and out of the apartments. Families were large and people were always either leaving or returning from work. School children went home for lunch Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Photo Gallery: Boston’s Empty Streets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The beginning of Spring would normally have the North End and downtown Boston streets bustling with locals and visitors taking in the season after a long Winter. As the business shutdowns and stay-at-home advisories associated with the COVID-19 outbreak have gone into effect, the streets are very quiet with very few moving vehicles, and only Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Talks Housing Security, Relief for Restaurants, Equitable COVID-19 Recovery, and Support for Veterans, Healthcare Workers

The Boston City Council had a full agenda for their second-ever virtual council meeting. Much of the conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Boston residents and workers, as well as on housing and businesses. The Council spoke about resolutions that can be enacted now, and how the city can prepare for future recovery. Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Virtual Open Mic Night Apr. 3

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is starting its first-ever free Open Mic Community Night on Zoom! Plans were already in the works for this exciting program once the expansion to 48-50 Tileston Street was complete. NOW is the time to begin this exciting program, and bring everyone together for a live virtual social hour while we Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Single 24/7 Restaurant Left, Canceled Events, Paul Revere Riding From a Distance

Today is Thursday, April 2 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: “Boston Mayor Walsh has ordered city workers to apply zip ties to basketball hoops in city parks in an attempt to dissuade players. In a related story, an overexuberant player broke both arms while attempting a slam dunk.” Here’s what else Read More…

Announcements

Virtual Meet & Greet with Congressional Candidate Robbie Goldstein, THIS THURSDAY at 7:30

Please join us this Thursday 7:30 pm for a virtual meet & greet with Robbie Goldstein, candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 8th district. Robbie is an infectious disease specialist, a primary care physician at MGH, and a bold leader whose background & policy positions are uniquely suited to the challenges facing us today: “AS A PHYSICIAN IN BOSTON, A CITY Read More…