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Community Featured Real Estate

Harborwalk Proposal Filed by Commercial Wharf East Condo Assn

In a recent filing from Commercial Wharf to the State’s Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), the condominium association (CWECA) has proposed building a new Harborwalk on the southside of the property. The public pathway on edge of Boston Harbor would connect the boardwalk near Joe’s American Bar & Grill on Commercial Street to the section Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured Kids & Families

48th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

After Santa landed his helicopter at Columbus Park, it was time for the 48th North End Christmas Parade. Hundreds watched the Christmas Parade wind through the neighborhood streets. Two marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Of course, it’s not a parade without antique cars and fire trucks. The parade is Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

Santa Arrives by Helicopter at Columbus Park on Waterfront

Santa Claus arrived by helicopter on the waterfront on Sunday afternoon to the cheers of hundreds who gathered at Christopher Columbus Park. This is the first (and only?) year the Santa landing was at Columbus park because Langone Park and Puopolo Fields are under renovation. The event is dedicated in memory of James “Jimmy” Pallotta and sponsored Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Honoring John Fiumara, Toni Gilardi, Filippo Frattaroli and Sandra Pascucci at the Annual Christmas Fund Luncheon [Photos]

It was a full house at the 2019 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon as hundreds came together for the annual charity event. Receiving honors this year: Toni GilardiUncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian AwardJohn FiumaraPrivate Ernest J. Natale Community Service Award The committee also honored two longtime supporters who have been very generous in supporting the Christmas Fund luncheon over the Read More…

Featured Meetings Police & Fire

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Talks Substance Abuse [Video]

As part of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) “Community Chat” program, the group invited the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office to answer questions regarding substance abuse, homelessness and other cases that impact the community. North End resident, Jessica Frattaroli, Asst. District Attorney in the Suffolk County office, addressed the council with information Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Handel’s Messiah With Hallelujah Chorus Performed in the Great Hall [Photos]

Handel’s Messiah, Part the First and the Hallelujah Chorus, was presented together by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Boston Landmarks Orchestra. The seasonal favorite was conducted by Christopher Wilkins and, for the first time, performed in The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall. The concert featured the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, One City Choir and NEMPAC’s Youth Choir. Read More…

Meetings Real Estate

New Plan Sans Addition Receives Council Support for 49 Charter Street

A new plan for 49 Charter Street received unanimous support from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at their December 2019 meeting. The revision maintains the property as three stories, without the previously proposed one-story addition that would have made a fourth floor. NEWNC has previously opposed the addition of a fourth story Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Opposes Rectory Conversion and Addition in Close Vote [Video]

A development proposal at 14 N. Bennet St., the former St. Leonard’s rectory in Boston’s North End, was met with skepticism by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) which voted 5-4 to oppose the zoning variance application. The petitioner, George Kouris of Epsilon Partners, with architect Isaac Smith and attorney Daniel Toscano, presented Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Celebrating the Season with the North End Beautification Committee

The North End Beautification Committee celebrated the season by decorating Hanover Street with a Christmas tree and other decorations at the corner of Cross Street. Santa was on hand for the kids and free hot chocolate was provided by Caffe Paradiso. St. John School students held a bake sale while carols were played by local Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Government Kids & Families

Enchanted Trolley Tour Comes to the North End

Mayor Marty Walsh continued the neighborhood trolley tradition with a stop in the North End on Sunday afternoon. Kids of all ages came out to see Santa and the lighting of the Prado tree on the Paul Revere Mall. “I’m excited to start the season by making stops throughout the City for the annual trolley Read More…