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Commentary: Foster St. Playground Status Update

The Foster Street Playground was recently featured in a recent 311 report and I fell compelled to share some insights and history. My parents and I have attempted to address the abandonment of this city playground for many years to no avail. Our property abuts the playground; our kitchen windows look directly out on to Read More…

Announcements People

Obituary: Elena (Intagliata) Romeo of Swampscott & Formerly Boston’s North End

Elena (Intagliata) Romeo, 100 years of age, of Swampscott, formerly of Boston’s North End and Augusta, Sicily passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. Cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Bellisimo) Intagliata. Beloved wife of the late Giovanni Romeo. Loving mother of Maurizio Romeo and Ferruccio Romeo and his wife Joanne. Caring sister Read More…

Announcements People

Thank You from the Family of Giovanna “Jeanie” Lanza

The family of the late Giovanna “Jeanie” Lanza, wish to express their deep appreciation to the countless family, friends, colleagues and government officials who have offered such kind support and messages of sympathy and compassion in our time of need. We want to thank those of you that we were unable to greet in person, due Read More…

Announcements Business

Sharing District One Restaurants Offering Senior Discounts

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ office is compiling a list to help connect restaurants and seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a restaurant in the North End, East Boston, or Charlestown offering discounted delivery for seniors, please complete this form to have your information shared on Councilor Edwards’ social media pages and Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment Kids & Families

Columbus Park Playground Closed Until Further Notice

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced the temporary closure of all tot lots and playgrounds. This includes Columbus Park playground in the North End/Waterfront. Parks remain open at this time and maintenance and operational functions continue uninterrupted. Enjoy the park with your family tossing frisbees, throwing balls, getting the kids to run races Read More…

Announcements Government Health & Environment

Councilor Edwards Shares COVID-19 Updates

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown, shares COVID-19 resources in her latest newsletter. Friends, COVID-19 is a global health emergency. We have some confirmed cases in Boston and need to so make sure we are doing everything to slow the spread.  This virus will impact our most vulnerable Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Postponed: “Voyage of Mercy” Book Launch at USS Constitution Museum

Join the National Parks of Boston, the USS Constitution Museum, the USS Constitution, and Boston Harbor Now at the USS Constitution Museum on March 16, 2020, from 6 – 8 pm, to celebrate the official launch of author Stephen Puleo’s new book Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story Read More…

Announcements Photos & Videos

Instagram Contest: #Friends50th Banner Campaign

The Friends of the Public Garden today launched an Instagram photo contest, to celebrate 50 years of caring for Boston’s historic three parks – the Public Garden, Boston Common, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Nine (9) photos will be selected for use on flagpole banners surrounding the parks, beginning in August (visual guideline here). The Friends want Read More…