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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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…

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Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Discuss Essential Services Order and Stay-at-Home Advisory

On Monday, March 23, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all employers that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public from Tuesday, March 24, at 12 p.m. (noon) until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. Exempt industries include: healthcare, public safety, groceries and take-out restaurants, utilities and infrastructure Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Food & Drink

The Feast of San Gennaro has Been Canceled for September

The Feast of San Gennaro would have celebrated its third Boston iteration this year but has been canceled for this September, according to its North End organizers Frank DePasquale, Pasquale Trotta and Nick Varano who vow to bring it back in September 2021.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our Read More…

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Massachusetts Restaurants and Bars to Close to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

Starting Tuesday, March 17th, all Massachusetts restaurants and bars are ordered to close for on-site service and open only for take-out and delivery, said Gov. Charlie Baker at a Sunday press conference. The closure will last at least through April 5th, with a potential for further extension. The dramatic action is directly intended to slow Read More…

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Eliot School Closed for a Week Due to Positive Coronavirus Case

Boston Public Schools has closed the North End’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School through March 18th due to a presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in a non-student member of the school community. The three Eliot school buildings (Charter St., North Bennet and Commercial Street) are expected to re-open on Thursday, March 19th. In Read More…

Featured Food & Drink

Libertine Brings “Free-Spirited” Bar & Restaurant to North End’s Salem Street

The North End’s Salem Street has a new and expansive bar-centric destination with this month’s opening of Libertine. The restauranteurs were inspired by the free-spirited nature of the name (Libertine is defined as one devoid of restraints; a dissolute person or freethinker). The eclectic theme is readily evident in both the drinks and food menu. Read More…

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Disney’s “Godmothered” Movie Magic Comes to North Square

Production of “Godmothered” for the Disney+ streaming movie service began in Boston’s North End this week turning parts of the neighborhood into a Christmastime wonderland. Historic North Square saw the largest transformation, with string lights, garland, fake snow and decorated trees. The film stars Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell with Emmy winner, Jane Curtin, also Read More…