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July 4th Flyover Brings Air Force Squadrons to Boston [Photos]

U.S. Air Force did five flyovers on Saturday afternoon as part of the July 4th “Salute to Great Cities of the American Revolution.” The Thunderbirds were followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, as well as F-15 and F-22 fighters and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters. The path over Boston started from Charlestown toward Fenway Read More…

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WOW: Wind On Water Sculpture Exhibit Opens in Charlestown Navy Yard

WOW: Wind on Water, a yearlong outdoor public art exhibit of Wind Sculptures™ by internationally renowned artist Lyman Whitaker, opens this month in the Charlestown Navy Yard along the Boston Harbor. In the time of Covid-19 restrictions, this free exhibit offers a welcome outdoor activity that provides ample opportunity for safe social distancing while walking, Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Greenway Open Markets and Food Trucks Return; Fountains Turned on for 2020 Season

As Massachusetts continues its gradual reopening following the COVID-19 shutdown, The Greenway Conservancy is happy to announce the opening and return of some seasonal activities on the Greenway. The Greenway Fountains have been turned on for the 2020 season, with daily hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. The Chinatown Stream, Harbor Fog Sculpture, Rings Read More…

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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…

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New England Aquarium Dives Deep – Presents Reopening Plans and State of Affairs to Neighborhood Groups

Suzanne Matus, the New England Aquarium’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, recently gave a “State of the Aquarium” update before two community groups, NEWNC (North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council) and NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents Association). Pandemic Effects and Reopening Plans On March 13th, the Aquarium closed its doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ticket sales Read More…

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North End Residents Conor Finley & Kirsten Hoffman Join Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway, has announced the election of two new members to its volunteer Board of Directors: Conor Finley and Kirsten Hoffman. Conor Finley, a Customer Experience Consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance, was nominated by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for a term Read More…

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Celebration of the Transitus of Saint Anthony of Padua & Feast Day Mass June 12 – 13

The Parish of St. Leonard’s will commemorate the last moments of St. Anthony’s life on Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m. A Mass will take place on Saint Anthony of Padua’s traditional feast day, Saturday, June 13, at 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the City & Archdiocese of Boston, St. Leonard’s Read More…