NorthEndWaterfront.com covers local neighborhood “news and views” about Boston's North End and Waterfront community.
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…

Food & Drink Government

Licensing Board Calls Emergency Hearing for North End Restaurants

In response to “numerous complaints received by the Board and the Inspectional Services Department (ISD),” the licensing board has called a mandatory emergency virtual meeting on Wed., June 24, 2pm for all North End restaurants with liquor licenses regarding the outdoor cafe zones. The notice is posted on Boston.gov and posted below. NOTICE OF MANDATORY Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: North Square

North Square in early June 2020 in Boston’s North End, just a few days before outdoor restaurant seating flowed out into the Square. In the foreground, you can see the Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument sculpture, one of the four bronze sculptures added to North Square during its renovation. The five scopes of the instrument offer different images Read More…

Commentaries Government

Councilor Edwards on Creating a New Community Response to Nonviolent, Non-Criminal Calls

Progressives too, can back the blue By District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards Thank you. I haven’t said it enough to the men and women in blue that serve our great city. Time and time again they are expected to be at their best when we are at our worst. Whether it was during 9/11, the Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Equipment for the N. Washington St. Bridge Project Arrives Via Tugboat

A lunch bucket tug is used to haul large steel girders for the replacement of the old North Washington St. Bridge. In the background is the Bunker Hill Monument. Photo and caption by Elizabeth Norton. Traffic will soon be shifted to the temporary bridge as work begins to dismantle the old bridge. Three public meetings Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Small Fire on North St., Homeless Person Sleeping in Business

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Fire06/14/20   9:32 a.m.Boston Fire Department (BFD) on scene of a small roof deck fire at a North St. residence. BFD reports the fire was caused by accidental disposal of a cigarette. Estimate of damage $500 -$1000. Investigate Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Trees Line the Greenway & Surface Road

After years of waiting, several areas along the Surface Road and Rose Kennedy Greenway have new trees! Adam Castiglioni shares these photos of trees planted near the Boston Public Market, next to the Greenway gardens, and near Quincy Market. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Firicano’s Barber Shop

Sandro Carella, North End resident, architect, and co-founder of Crosstown Foundation for the Arts, Inc. in North Square, has started a collection of neighborhood vignettes featuring local businesses and landmarks. NorthEndWaterfront.com will be featuring Carella’s drawings in this new series titled “Neighborhood Drawings.” This first image is of Firicano’s Barber Shop, located at 240 North Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Boston and the North End’s Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Global Bloomsday 2020 Film [Video]

Boston’s The Here Comes Everybody Players perform using words from James Joyce’s Ulysses in a 2020 short film named, A New Day Will Be, to celebrate Bloomsday, which is June 16th. The 3 1/2 minute film includes a clip from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Boston’s North End (1:42-1:45), featuring actor Donal O’Sullivan. Other performers Read More…