Community Featured Government

Restaurants: Hearing on Proposed Liquor Licenses Is “Slap in the Face”

This week’s Boston City Council hearing on adding 150 non-transferable liquor licenses for underserved neighborhoods became heated as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could put many existing restaurants out of business. Should that happen, a flood of standard alcohol licenses will hit the secondary market. With all Massachusetts restaurants and bars ordered closed for on-site service Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

NEMPAC Open Mic Community Night Lifts Spirits Through Music

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) hosted its first Free Open Mic Community Night on Friday, April 3rd! This initiative was led by Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director & Music Theatre Instructor, and emceed by Josaphat Contreras, NEMPAC Program Coordinator via Zoom. There were 17 talented acts with 20 performers from Boston’s Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Virtual Programming April 7–10

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is hosting online programming during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. Each week there will be free and tuition-based live-streamed classes and workshops. Follow NEMPAC on Instagram to join the live Instagram classes (marked with the colorful camera icon) and email Education Programs Director Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Open Businesses Directory, Tenement Life Part 2, Street Photos During COVID-19, Emergency Rental Relief, & Speak for the Trees

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com, despite another week of social distancing due to COVID-19, featured a little bit of everything—businesses, history, housing, photos, nature, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. We’re Open! North End / Waterfront Business Listing The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has started Read More…

Community Kids & Families

Springtime Egg Hunt Venue Change: To Our Windows!

We won’t be hunting for decorated eggs in the North End parks or graveyard this April 12, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a Springtime/Easter Egg hunt. We’re moving the venue to our windows! Everyone was feeling a little sad about losing our traditional festivities, but the North End/Waterfront Mothers’ (Parents’) Association (NEWMA) has Read More…

Commentaries Community

Life on the Corner: Tenement Life Part 2—Gentrification

Read Part 1 of Nick Dello Russo’s “Tenement Life” here. Living in a congested neighborhood like the North End meant there were always people out in the streets and going in and out of the apartments. Families were large and people were always either leaving or returning from work. School children went home for lunch Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: How Are You Keeping Busy During the Stay-at-Home Advisory?

Early last week, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses to close and for residents to remain at home in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a two-week stay-at-home advisory outlining self-isolation and social distancing protocols. The Order also limits gatherings to 10 people during the state of emergency, a Read More…

Announcements Community Featured Transportation

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…

Community Health & Environment

Speak for the Trees Branches Out With “No Need to LEAF the House” Webcast on Urban Forests

At a time when businesses and organizations are making the pivot to virtual experiences, Speak for the Trees branched out by hosting an informal online reception to talk about the different ways trees and other forms of nature can be better integrated in the City of Boston. The organization aims to improve the size and health of the Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Stay-at-Home Advisory, Tenement Life, Neighborhood Turkeys, Downtown Journal, and Social Distancing Activities

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured coronavirus updates for the city and state, local columns, history, photos, nature, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Discuss Essential Services Order and Stay-at-Home Advisory On Monday, March 23, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all employers Read More…