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.
Arts & Culture

NEMPAC Film & Music Festival Accepting Submissions

NEMPAC is currently accepting submissions and recruiting volunteers for the NEMPAC Film and Music Festival on Oct. 22, 2009 at the Hard Rock Cafe. If you have any friends that make films, please encourage them to submit; preference will be given to films shot in Boston. The deadline for submissions is Sept 15th and there Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly Police Log – July 16, 2009

Notable Incidents in this week’s police log for the neighborhood: Drugs/ Poss. Cl C (with intent to distribute) 07/10/09 10:55am Female suspect arrested on Stillman st. for Poss. of Cl C drugs with intent to distribute after mv stop. Breaking & Entering – Residence 07/11/09 12:16am Two suspects arrested (1) male and (1) female for Read More…

Community Food & Drink Police & Fire Real Estate

Fireworks at NEWNC Meeting Over Barber Shop Zoning Variance

Everything was going smoothly last night at the Fairmont Battery Wharf during the July NEWNC (North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council) meeting, until the last agenda item regarding 113 Salem Street. Owner Arthur Caras, his attorney, and contractor Michael Dello Russo presented plans to expand the existing barber shop and nail salon in the rear of the Read More…

Community Real Estate

NEWNC Agenda for Monday, July 13th Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is having its monthly meeting on Monday, July 13th at 7:00pm. The location was incorrect in the Regional Review so please take note that the meeting is at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in the Constitution Ballroom (not the Nazzaro Center). The agenda is listed below. NEWNC July 13, 2009 Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Community Real Estate

Armenian Park Delay by BRA Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

A scheduled presentation on the Armenian Heritage Park by Architect Don Tallelian did not happen at this week’s NEWRA meeting because the Boston Redevelopment Authority requested it be delayed pending its own review. Despite the lack of a formal presentation, an update was provided by Victor Brogna who is co-chair of NEWRA’s zoning committee. The Read More…

Real Estate

NEWRA Supports Two Zoning Relief Applications

 www.NEWRA.orgAt the June 9th monthly North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting, there were 2 supportive votes for zoning relief applicants. Chad Wolfson of 5 N. Hudson Street received a 43-1 vote in support of his application to construct a raised deck behind his residential building’s first floor unit. The rear of the building faces Langone Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Prado Concerts New This Year During St. Joseph’s Feast

ST. JOSEPH SOCIETY SALUTES MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES The St. Joseph Society will salute the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with a pair of free evening concerts during the 84th annual St. Joseph’s Feast being celebrated July 24 to 26 at Battery and Hanover Streets in the North End. Read More…

Real Estate

More Harbor Garage Reaction – Aquarium & Massport Protest

With the July 6th comment deadline now passed, more information is coming out about the reaction to the Chiofaro towers proposal to build a 560 ft high office building, a 690 foot tall residential and hotel building and a 770 foot skyframe in place of the Harbor Garage. The Boston Business Journal reported: “There were Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Greenway Programming Schedule

I’ve been pretty outspoken regarding the potential for large-scale events on the Greenway and why the draft guidelines need to have some protection against the “renting-out” of the parks. But I wanted to give the Conservancy credit for also offering some very nice, community-based activities. Check out their schedule on this flyer (pdf) or go Read More…