Founder of NorthEndWaterfront.com, hyperlocal community "news & views" serving Boston's North End, Waterfront and Downtown. Also, photographer at MattConti.com and editor of NorthEndBoston.com.
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Editor’s Note: Winding Down our Community News Project

After nearly 12 years, NorthEndWaterfront.com will be winding down over the next few months and cease publishing in January 2021.  This announcement comes with great respect and much gratitude to our strong and supportive readership. Simply put, the site has over-stretched our technical and spare-time limits as an ad-hoc operation. Year after year, I wondered Read More…

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Greenway Conservancy’s Brackenbury Departing for Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

After 11 years with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury is departing for New York to become CEO of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Brackenbury will remain with the Conservancy for another seven months to oversee the transition while its Board conducts a national search for a new director. Brackenbury joined Read More…

Government Photos & Videos

Ed Markey at Aquarium to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Coming off of his recent US Senate victory, Ed Markey stopped by the New England Aquarium on Saturday morning to speak against the Trump administration’s policies regarding offshore oil drilling. Also speaking at the event was Heather O’Brien of 617 Harbor. In attendance were State Sen. Joe Boncore and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. “Neighborhood Photo” Read More…

Featured People

Anthony Martignetti Passes Away, Well Known for Prince Spaghetti Commercial in North End

Anthony Martignetti, well known for his part in the famous Prince Spaghetti commercial, has passed away at age 63. It was 1969 when 12-year-old Martignetti filmed the commercial as the boy running through the neighborhood while his mother (played by Mary Fiumara) yelled out “Anthony! Anthony!” from a window on Powers Court. He later worked Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

100th Anniversary Feast of Madonna Della Cava Recognized [Photos]

The second weekend of August 2020 would have been the 100th Anniversary for the Feast of the Madonna Della Cava. As with all of this year’s religious processions and feasts, these large gatherings have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for public health reasons. Instead, a small number of members from the Madonna Della Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Appeals Court Favors Commercial Wharf Condo Owners Avoiding Chapter 91 License

The Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association (CWECA) received a favorable ruling from the Massachusetts Appeals Court on July 31, 2020 in its fight against the State Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP). The court affirmed a Superior Court ruling that the DEP’s determination process was flawed regarding the need for a Chapter 91 license at Commercial Read More…