Blogger Chronicles North End/Waterfront Visit

It is always interesting to see how others view the neighborhood. In a recent visit, Lee, from the blog "A Day Not Wasted" captures...

LaMattina To Offer Resolution on USS Constitution’s Gun Salutes

City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Stephen Murphy will offer the following resolution at the Wednesday, November 18th City Council meeting: 1385 - Resolution supporting the...

Cross Street Sidewalk Plans Debated at NEWRA Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association invited Peter Gori from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to talk about the planned changes for Cross Street’s sidewalk reconfiguration. John Romano...

Quincy Market Christmas Tree Arrives

The Christmas Tree has arrived for setup at Quincy Marketplace. The lighting is scheduled for November 21st. View's photo gallery of the tree's arrival and...

NEMPAC’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Sale on the Prado

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Public Skating at the Steriti Memorial Rink Starts November 27th

Steriti Memorial Rink 2009-2010 Public Skating Schedule Open/Close Dates Friday, November 27th - Public Skating Hours begin March 14th - Closing date for public skating at Rink Mon,...

MFA’s “Free Community Day”

Are you off on Veteran's Day and looking for something to do? The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will hold a "Free Community Day" sponsored by...

3rd Annual Buon Natale Holiday Stroll in North End

One Night Only - Friday, December 4th, 2009,
Take a Trip Back in Time to Old Italy and Lower Prices at
The 3rd Annual Buon Natale Holiday Stroll
In Boston’s North End

For one night only, on Friday, December 4th, slow down, shun the holiday rush, and come back to a time when shopping was as much a part of the festivities as opening gifts. Begin a holiday tradition leisurely shopping and dining in Boston’s historic, Italian North End at the 3rd Annual Buon Natale Holiday Stroll. From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. participating North End boutiques, galleries, and studios are offering significant sales and discounts for Stroll shoppers only.

Plan a romantic evening with your sweetheart or a festive night out with friends enjoying the sights and sounds of the season. Santa will make an appearance at The Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel which is offering a special room rate for Holiday Strollers who want to stay in Boston for the evening. Validated parking for the Parcel 7 Garage also will be available at selected locations.

Charlestown Residents Complain of Cannon Shots

  The Herald reports that residents around the Charlestown Navy Yard are complaining about the noise from the USS Constitution cannon shots. I have never...

City Rolls Out Citizens Connect iPhone App

The Citizens Connect iPhone app is part of Mayor Menino's and the City of Boston's strategy for Citizen-to-City transactions called Citizens Connect. The iPhone App...

Paul Revere House Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Traditions and Christmas Controversies
Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009
9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Did early Bostonians celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas? Would Paul Revere put up holiday decorations, or exchange gifts with his many children? How did people in colonial Boston mark the darkest season of the year? Come to the Paul Revere House, home of Boston’s favorite patriot, to find out. We invite you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, even tastes of the holidays in colonial Boston!

Costumed interpreters in the Revere House, c. 1680, and neighboring Pierce-Hichborn House, c. 1711, will acquaint visitors with colonial thanksgiving traditions and controversies surrounding the observance of Christmas. Both houses will feature period appropriate displays of tropical fruits, prized by the colonists for their bright colors as much as their sweet flavors. Discover why Boston banned any observance of Christmas at times during the 1600’s. Learn how by the Reveres’ era, even Puritans sometimes treated themselves to delectable thanksgiving feasts scheduled suspiciously close to December 25, and visited Anglican churches to enjoy the greenery and festive music.

News from the Chamber of Commerce

The North End Chamber of Commerce held its November meeting this week and discussed several issues and activities. HOLIDAY RETAIL STROLL The annual retail holiday stroll...