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Event Notices

Mark F. Frattaroli Toy Drive to Benefit Italian Home for Children

Filippo Ristorante, Lucia Ristorante, Ducali Pizzeria and Ward 8 are holding their 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Italian Home for Children, in honor of Mark F. Frattaroli. Unwrapped items can be dropped off in the North End at Filippo’s or Ducali’s on Causeway Street or Lucia’s on Hanover Street until December 17, Read More…

Health & Environment

U.S. Coast Guard Base Receives Good Neighbor Recognition Award

The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for November 2013 was awarded to the U.S. Coast Guard Base on Commercial Street by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The presentation was made by NEWRA Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi, to Captain Timothy J. Heitsch, CDR Lara A. Allison and ITCM Michael Bumgardner. The monthly award Read More…

Event Notices

City Winter Activities Guide, Holiday Discounts, Decorating Contests and Free Parking

The City of Boston has rolled out its series of holiday programs including a small business shopping program, city-wide decorating contests and free holiday parking hours in business districts. There is also a Winter 2013 / 2014 Activity Guide with city-wide events through February. The Winter Activities Brochure 2013-14 An activity guide to tree lightings, performances and events Read More…

Police & Fire

Emergency 9-1-1 Reminder From BPD District A-1

EMERGENCY 9-1-1 Police – Fire Emergency Medical Services     Help at your fingertips. Dialing 9-1-1 will put you in immediate contact with the Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services. Dial 9-1-1 to stop a crime, save a life or report a fire. However, there are other circumstances that may require dialing 9-1-1 for police assistance, Read More…

Event Notices

BU Brass Chamber Music Concert at Sacred Heart Church on December 10, 2013

Boston University Brass Chamber Music Concert December 10th, 2013, 8pm Sacred Heart Church 10 North Sq Boston, MA Free and open to the public! Come hear the Boston University Brass Department perform an eclectic program that will include classical and pops music!

Arts & Culture Business Event Notices Transportation

“The Business Trip” Movie Filming Schedule in the North End [Parking Voucher Information]

Dear Residents & Businesses of the North End: Allied Films is currently in production of the feature film The Business Trip, starring Vince Vaughn, which is scheduled to film outside the Fairmont Battery Wharf & Boston Water Boat Marina on Friday, November 22 & Monday 25. Filming will start near the Fairmont on Friday morning Read More…


Obituary: Adele M. (Reppucci) Coppola of Boston’s North End

COPPOLA Adele M. (Reppucci) of Boston’s North End on November 18, 2013. Beloved wife of Anthony D. Coppola Jr. Loving mother of Anthony D. Coppola III of the North End. Cherished grandmother of Anthony, Alena and Vincent all of the North End. Dear sister of Matthew Reppucci of Methuen, Cynthia Reppucci of Melrose, Carmen Reppucci Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Local Author Book Talk “Necessary Assets” by James Ring at North End Library on November 23rd

New, local author James Ring Event Come hear retired FBI agent and long term North End Resident James Ring speak about his new novel NECESSARY ASSETS. Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 North End Branch Library

Event Notices

Mars Honors Advancement in Chocolate History Research at Old North’s Captain Jackson Chocolate Shoppe

The Old North Foundation was recently awarded a $10,000 grant, courtesy of Mars Inc., for advancing chocolate history research through this year’s opening of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shoppe. (See Captain Jackson’s Colonial Chocolate Exhibit Opens at Old North) The news release from Mars Inc. is shown below. Mars Chocolate North America announced the inaugural Read More…


A Truly Spectacular Day on Spectacle Island

Some North End residents joined in this recent event on Spectacle Island, shared by Save the Harbor / Save the Bay: On Saturday, October 26, more than 250 people from Boston’s neighborhoods and the region’s beachfront communities joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free day of family fun on Spectacle Island in the Read More…


Obituary: Josephine C. (Cesario) Naples of the North End

NAPLES, Josephine C. (Cesario) In Boston’s North End, November 6th at 84 years following a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late William A. “Sonny” Naples. Dear mother of Lucille A. Capone & husband Patrick of Dover, NH, Rose N. Rago & husband Nicholas of Hampton, NH, Jody A. Lukas-Peck & husband Charles of Malden, Read More…