Community

Nazzaro Center Turkey Giveaway [Photos]

The BCYF Nazzaro Center, along with Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Joe Boncore, held a turkey giveaway for seniors on Monday, November 23rd.  Nazzaro Center Administrative Coordinator Steven Siciliano extended a huge thank you to all who participated, especially to Rep. Michlewitz’s office for donating the turkeys. Photos courtesy of the Nazzaro Center.

Community Featured

Thanksgiving Turkeys and Meals Bring Cheer to the ABCD North End/West End NSC

Thanksgiving looks different for everyone in 2020, and the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) is no exception! The center missed having its annual turkey feast with all the trimmings, including visits from elected officials wanting to visit with and give gifts to their constituents. However, it still strove to provide a Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Meeting Reports: Cannabis Dispensary at 150 State St., Climate Ready Boston, State St. Renovation Project

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its November meeting on Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Verdant Cannabis Dispensary at 150 State Street Former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Founder and CEO of Verdant Medical Inc, gave a detailed presentation Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Bricco Suites, MBTA Service Reductions, and Public Safety at Residents Meeting

The North End Waterfront/Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its November meeting on Thursday, November 12th via Zoom. Public Safety Update: Boston Police A-1 Captain Robert Ciccolo provided a brief update, stating that the past 30 days have been largely uneventful in the North End, featuring a decrease in activity of approximately 20-25% overall in the district Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Planting for Spring in Christopher Columbus Park

Close your eyes and imagine a warm April breeze and bright yellow daffodils dancing in the sun. As the days shorten and the cold sets in, planning for brighter days gets us through the dark winter. Recently, members of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s Horticultural Committee including Horticulture Co-Chairs Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell along Read More…

Community

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports: COVID-19, Greenway, RUFF Updates

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) November 2020 meeting started with a series of notable reports and updates, summarized below. Brett Roman, NEWNC President’s Report: NEWNC is currently planning another joint meeting with the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) in December. The date and time will be confirmed shortly. Members were reminded that Read More…

Community

ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center Has the Newest Cucina in the North End

Due to the limits of gatherings as a result of COVID-19, the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) cannot presently offer monthly celebrations and weekly Friday meals at its community drop-in center. However, thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Neighborhood Development’s Partner for Non-Profits program, along with a state earmark Read More…

Community Kids & Families

Annual Toys for Tots Collection by The Gilardi Group

The Gilardi Group has announced they will cancel this year’s Toys for Tots holiday party due to COVID-19; however, they will still be collecting toy donations starting October 19 through December 14. “This is our 20th year and I wanted it to be huge,” said Toni Gilardi of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “But most importantly, Read More…

Community

Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch Delights Children at Columbus Park

“Find a Pumpkin—Take a Pumpkin” was the message in Columbus Park on the afternoon of Thursday, October 15, when the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) hosted its first pop-up pumpkin patch. Ann Babbitt, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Vice President, conceived of the idea for this alternative experience when the annual Fall Festival had Read More…