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Casarecce and Pellino’s Open for Takeout and Delivery

We are pleased to announce that Casarecce Restaurant at 285 Hanover Street will be open for takeout from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily starting May 13, 2020.  Call 617-248-3839 for takeout.Use, and for delivery.  We are also offering family sized platters.  Please visit our websites at and for more information. Thank you.

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North End Restaurants Open for Pick-Up and Delivery

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to evolve, local restaurants are doing what they can to adapt until the shutdown is lifted. Gov. Baker recently extended the closure of non-essential businesses through May 18, 2020. This reference guide has been updated to show the current status as of May 6, 2020. New entries include Read More…

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City Council Discusses Relief for Restaurants: Liquor Licenses, Reducing Delivery Commission Fees

Restaurants and bars are among those businesses most severely impacted by the government’s COVID-19 shutdown restrictions. Due to physical distancing directives and stay-at-home advisories, restaurants have been forced to transition to pick-up and delivery services only, putting many in jeopardy of never being able to open again. As these businesses are integral to Boston’s neighborhoods Read More…

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Tresca Donates Food to Mass General Healthcare Workers

Tresca, located at 233 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End, recently donated trays of Italian food to healthcare workers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The food was delivered by hockey star Ray Bourque. The hospital workers replied to the donation with the message, “Thank you Ray Bourque and Tresca for fueling our #mghblake12icu night crew!! Lots Read More…

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Rocco’s Donates Food to Local Hospitals

Rocco’s Cucina & Bar, located at 450 Commercial Street in the North End (at Henchman St.), recently donated and delivered food to local area hospitals to support and give back to frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Rocco’s donations went to Beth Israel Lahey Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rocco intends to continue sending Read More…

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Reader Poll: Should Hanover Street Trade Car Traffic for More Dining Space?

How will restaurants and other businesses return to normal (whatever the new normal may look like) once the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end? A recent article in the Boston Globe highlights different ideas by local tourism, restaurant, and hotel leaders to bounce back once the public health crisis subsides. One idea supported by the Read More…

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Gilardi Group Donates Pizzas to NEW Health Centers

The Gilardi Group of Gibson Sotheby’s recently donated 85 pizzas to the North End Waterfront (NEW) Health centers in the North End and Charlestown. Toni Gilardi of the Gilardi Group / Gibson Sotheby’s Realty said, “My team and I are so happy to help spread a little joy to our neighborhood healthcare workers.” The pizzas came Read More…

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Aquarium Joins Boston Cultural Institutions in Request for Emergency Relief Funding

The New England Aquarium, along with the Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) are urging Congress to support emergency relief funding for aquariums, zoos, and non-profit museums amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In a joint letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, these cultural institutions have pointed out Read More…

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Reader Poll: Should Recreational Marijuana Shops be Considered Essential?

Last month Governor Baker issued an emergency order that required all employers who do not provide COVID-19 essential services to close their physical workplaces to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Industries that are exempt include healthcare, public safety, groceries and take-out restaurants, utilities and infrastructure. The list does not include recreational marijuana shops, which Read More…