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Daily Catch Waterfront Petitions Restaurant Expansion to Residents’ Association & Neighborhood Council

Daily Catch Waterfront, located at 65-69 Atlantic Avenue, sought support to expand their restaurant into an adjacent former laser studio from the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). NEWRA voted to oppose the project 15-2 and NEWNC unanimously voted to support the project with nine votes. The Read More…

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Temporary Outdoor Dining Extended to December 1

The City of Boston has extended the Temporary Outdoor Dining Program on public sidewalks and parking lanes until December 1, 2020. Mayor Walsh has announced the program will be extended past its original closure date of October 31 to better support restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. This extension applies to outdoor dining Read More…

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Locale’s Jennifer Pittore Collects Back-to-School Donations for HELPIS

by Karen Parker Meyers, HELPIS Jennifer Alesandro Pittore, a frequent donor to HELPIS, has been having a drive for us in her North End restaurant Locale Boston on Hanover Street. In a very short period, with the generosity of her patrons and friends, Jennifer has collected a large number of donations, primarily back to school items for Read More…

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Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center Now Features Night Shift Coffee Cart

The Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway now features a coffee cart from Night Shift Coffee. Boston Harbor Now partnered with Night Shift Coffee from Night Shift Brewing to introduce the coffee cart to the Boston waterfront, offering Island and Harbor visitors an easy, quick way to grab a caffeinated beverage. Night Shift’s Read More…

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CANCELED: Recreational Cannabis Store Proposed for Faneuil Hall Marketplace; Public Meeting Sept. 17

This meeting has been canceled. See Boston.gov for more details. Boston Globe cannabis reporter Dan Adams and Boston.com staff writer Nik DeCosta-Klipa shared some of what they found about why the meeting was canceled via Twitter. A recreational marijuana retailer is applying for the location at 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Quincy Market (near Sam Read More…

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I AM Books to Close Physical Store in Boston’s North End

I AM Books, an Italian American Cultural hub and bookstore, has announced they will be closing their physical location at 189 North Street in Boston’s North End. In a letter to the community, owners Nicola and Jim explained that the huge toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses over the past five months, combined Read More…

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Licensing Board Provides Outdoor Dining Updates to Neighborhood Council

Kathleen Joyce, Chairwoman of the Licensing Board, provided updates on COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants’ outdoor dining areas to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) during their July 2020 meeting. “I just wanted to reassure everyone on the call tonight, the North End is doing a good job,” started off Chairwoman Joyce. Following multiple complaints Read More…

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Plastic Bag Ban Exemption Extended Through September 30

The City of Boston has extended the plastic bag ban ordinance exemption for all establishments through September 30, 2020. While customers are now allowed to bring their own reusable bags to stores again, this will not be required until September 30. This transition period will allow stores to use up any single-use plastic bags that Read More…

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace Reopens

Boston’s historic Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace reopened on Wednesday, July 1st to kick off its summer season. Many retailers, pushcart merchants, kiosks, and eateries welcomed back locals and tourists alike as Massachusetts continues to ease coronavirus restrictions. The popular tourist destination suspended their operations during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but over Read More…