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Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Update: Demolition of Pier and Center Substructure Continues

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of October 18 – October 31, 2020. Description of Scheduled Work Demolition of pier and center substructure, cleaning of demolition site, installation of silt curtain, phase 2 fender system, tide gate, water Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Trees at Cross St. Plaza

New trees were planted by MassDOT earlier this week at Cross St. Plaza in Boston’s North End. The replacement of trees continues from farther down Cross. St., where new trees were planted between Fulton and North Streets in June. Photo courtesy of Adam Castiglioni. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. See past neighborhood photo Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Breaking & Entering of Vehicle; Theft From Pharmacy

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Breaking & Entering—Motor Vehicle10/11/ – 10/12/20   5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.Victim reports he parked his 2019 Audi Q3 (unlocked) at Commercial and Battery Streets. Victim stated the next morning his golf clubs and U.S. currency had been Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

West End Library Programming Study; Virtual Meeting Oct. 22

The first community meeting for the programming study for the Boston Public Library’s West End Branch will be held October 22, 2020 at 6:30pm, via Zoom. The City of Boston is currently conducting a programming study at the West End Branch to review the existing conditions of the library, as well as its areas of opportunity. The meeting will be hosted by representatives from the City Read More…

Arts & Culture

Middle Passage “Port Marker” to be Installed at Long Wharf

Boston’s “Port Marker” to formally honor and remember the Africans who died and those who survived the Middle Passage. On October 13-15, 2020, a memorial marker will be installed at the East end of Boston’s Long Wharf. Boston’s “Port Marker” confronts the city’s history of slavery and formally honors and remembers the Africans who died Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Fr. Taylor, the “Seamen’s Apostle” of North Square

By Jessica Dello Russo In the final months before the community news project, www.northendwaterfront.com, enters a new phase as a treasure trove of archival material on the North End and Waterfront neighborhoods of Boston for many generations to come, I wanted to share with readers a delightfully unexpected follow-up to a series of articles I Read More…

Event Notices Kids & Families

North End Trick-Or-Treating & Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween, the North End Waterfront Mothers’ / Fathers’ Association (NEWMA) is once again sponsoring neighborhood trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31. The group is moving forward with planning this year’s trick-or-treating while stressing that things may change based on City guidance surrounding Halloween. The printing and distribution of the trick-or-treating flyers will take place the week Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate

Affordable Rental Housing Extended at Mercantile Wharf

LIHC Investment Group and Belveron Partners have reached agreements with the Boston Housing Authority and MassHousing to extend 60 units of affordable rental housing at Mercantile Wharf, a historic property in Boston’s North End. Mercantile Wharf is a 122 unit mixed-income community that was subsidized through the 13A mortgage program in the 1970s, which allowed Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Theft from Vehicle; Pharmacy Shoplifting

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny from Motor Vehicle10/05/20    9:00pm – 9:00amVictim reports his 2011 Volvo C30 was parked in North Square. When he returned to the vehicle, a suitcase containing clothing, a laptop with earphones, and a drone had been stolen. Read More…