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Neighborhood Photos: Winter Wonderland

A December snowstorm covered much of the Northeast with a serious amount of snow this past Wednesday and Thursday. Logan Airport measured 13.1 inches, while parts of New York and Vermont saw over three feet! Here are some photos of the North End / Waterfront from the Nor’easter. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on See Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston Steps Back in COVID Reopening—Fitness & Rec Centers, Museums, Theaters, Historical Sites to Close for 3 Weeks

In the latest effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and the steadily increasing number of cases Boston has seen in recent weeks, the City will return to a modified Phase 2, Step 2 of the reopening plan starting Wednesday, December 16, 2020 for at least three weeks. What has to close? Indoor fitness Read More…

Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Update: Vibratory Hammer Noise Continues, Old Bridge Demolition 98% Complete

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 December 13 – December 26, 2020. Vibratory Hammer Noise Impacts A vibratory hammer is being used to install the five cofferdams which will be needed to build the piers of Read More…

Event Notices Featured

Local Elected Officials Meeting on December 16th

NEWRA & NEWNC Host Meeting With City & State Officials Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 pm —  Zoom Info Below  Sen. Joe BoncoreCouncilor Lydia EdwardsCouncilor Annissa Essaibi GeorgeRep. Aaron MichlewitzMayor Martin Walsh Join your North End Waterfront neighbors to hear from our elected officials on state and city resources, budgets and other issues important to your family and business.  There will be time for your Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

2021 Outdoor Dining Pilot Program Will Bring Tables Back to the Streets

The City of Boston has announced the launch of an outdoor dining pilot program for the 2021 season, beginning April 1, 2021 and continuing through December 1, 2021, weather permitting. The program will build on initiatives from this year’s program, such as streamlined permitting and outdoor patios on roadways that enable restaurants with narrow sidewalks Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Works Begins on Transforming Knights of Columbus Building into Affordable Housing

The redevelopment of the Knights of Columbus building at 41 North Margin Street in Boston’s North End to senior affordable housing has officially begun. The project will create 23 one-bedroom and studio apartments for older Bostonians. Developer Affirmative Investments, Inc. will be doing a complete gut renovation of the vacant building, including a new HVAC Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Water Main Break on Charter St.

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) responded to a water main break on Charter Street on Sunday morning, December 6. The break flooded parts of Charter and Unity Streets. Twenty-five residents were without water while BWSC worked to repair the break. Water has since been restored. Adam Castiglioni shared these photos below of BWSC repairing Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Grand Opening: Table Mercato on Hanover St.

Table Chef and Owner Jen Royle recently opened Table Mercato at 441 Hanover Street, just next door to her family-style restaurant in Boston’s North End. Table Mercato, located at the corner of Hanover and Salutation Streets, is an Italian market offering coffee, groceries, and meals including fresh bread, sandwiches, salads, pizza, charcuterie boards, homemade sweets, Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Stolen Bike; Broken Restaurant Window

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny—Bike12/01/20    1:00pmVictim reports an unknown person stole a Sirrus 20 (green/ black) bike from the rear hallway of a Fulton Street building. Vandalism12/02/20   9:21pm Witness reports an unknown person broke the front window of a Hanover Street restaurant.

Community Featured

Snow Angel Program Returns for 2020-2021

The “Snow Angels” program, an initiative started by District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards in 2018, will continue to connect elderly and disabled residents unable to shovel in front of their homes to on-call, neighborhood volunteers ready to help. “The Snow Angels program is about neighbors helping neighbors and coming together as a community,” said Read More…


Obituary: Nancy J. Caruso of Boston’s North End

Nancy J. Caruso of Boston’s North End was born on July 16, 1929 and passed away on November 20, 2020 at the age of 91. Professor Emeritus of Northeastern University, former co-chair of the North End Waterfront Central Artery Committee, community activist and life career coach. A woman of faith, Nancy embraced life with generosity Read More…


Discounted Government Center Garage Parking for North End Residents

Complimentary parking for North End residents at the Government Center garage to mitigate the loss of residential street parking due to cafe zones came to an end on December 1. The Government Center Garage is now offering a monthly rate of $250 for North End residents who are either new customers or customers currently on the Read More…