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Arts & Culture

USS Constitution Virtual July 4th Celebration & 21-Gun Salute

The USS Constitution will host a series of presentations on Facebook Live to celebrate July 4th during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. The full series of live events will begin at 10 a.m. and run approximately three hours. It will include a 21-gun salute, tours of the ship, climbing demonstrations, boarding pike Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Outside Nazzaro Center in the North End

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health has opened a COVID-19 testing site in the North End outside the Nazzaro Community Center. The testing site opened Tuesday, June 30. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined the NEW Health team at 9 a.m. and was recognized for his efforts in helping to establish the new site. The North End Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Boston Hardware

This week’s neighborhood drawing depicts Boston Hardware on Fleet Street in the North End. The store specializes in Touraine paint products, as indicated by its street sign, but you can find many other items inside such as tools and household supplies. Drawing by Sandro Carella, North End resident, architect, and co-founder of Crosstown Foundation for Read More…

Event Notices Transportation

Public Meetings Regarding Shift to Temporary N. Washington St. Bridge

The North Washington Street Bridge will be entering a new stage where traffic will be shifting onto the temporary bridge. The traffic shift is currently slated to occur during the weekend of July 17–18, with all traffic shifted to the temporary bridge by July 19th. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston will Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

North End Water And Sewer Works July 2020 Update: Work Continues on Tileston St. & Lewis St., New Projects Begin on Margaret St. & Cleveland Pl.

The July 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In June, water main work was completed on parts of Lewis and Tileston Streets. In July, expect work on Lewis and Tileston Streets to continue, as well as new work to start on Margaret Street and Cleveland Place. See below for Read More…

People

Obituary: Josephine “Fina” Buceta of Boston’s North End

Josephine “Fina” (Lopez) Buceta of Boston’s North End passed away surrounded by family on June 25, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Jose Buceta. Loving mother of Anthony Buceta of the North End and the late Joseph “Joe Cool” Buceta and his surviving wife Dina of the North End. Adored grandmother of Natalie Buceta and the late Read More…

Government Health & Environment Police & Fire

New City Task Force to Address Illegal Fireworks

The City of Boston has announced a new task force to address the increase of illegal fireworks in Boston’s neighborhoods. While there have always been some illegal fireworks leading up to the Fourth of July, this year has been worse than usual. Fireworks calls to the Boston Police Department were up by a factor of Read More…

Community

Boston Parks “Pics in the Parks” Challenge

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has launched “Pics in the Parks,” a series of virtual photography clinics for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Explore the features of your digital camera or smartphone while learning the technical elements of photography. Weekly challenges will be released every Tuesday throughout the summer. Select photos will Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Construction Progress at Langone & Puopolo Parks

Langone Park (established 1973) and  Puopolo Playground (established 1893) along Commercial Street during the renovation. A steel beam mobile dangles in the overcast as a construction worker guides it to safety. Boulders are laid for the effects of rising sea level and storm protection. Photo and caption by Elizabeth Norton. Construction began last summer on a Read More…