Happy New Year from “Freeway”

Freeway, the mascot and column writer for the Post-Gazette, would like to wish all his readers and pooch friends and all the North End...

City Hosting Inauguration Weekend Events

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                 For More Information Contact: Press Office, 617-635-4461

City to host fun, free events for residents during Inauguration 2010 Weekend

Free public skating at Frog Pond in addition to family open houses, book giveaways, & live performances at libraries

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston will sponsor a series of free public events in honor of the City’s 2010 Inaugural events.  In the weekend leading up to the Inauguration of Mayor Menino and City Councilors, residents will have the chance to take advantage of free public skating at both the Frog Pond and Fenway Park in addition to a number of events, including open houses, book giveaways, and live performances, at branches of the Boston Public Library.  Mayor Menino and City Councilors will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Monday, January 4 at Faneuil Hall.

Emerson Student Files Final Report on the Neighborhood

She has walked the streets, researched the history, talked to the residents and visited the shops and restaurants. Now, Krista Firkins files her final...

Snowy Neighborhood Photos

Thomas, from TeachingThomas.net, posted an album of holiday and snowstorm pictures of the neighborhood. See the full album at his website.

Christmas in Boston

Merry Christmas to all the readers of NorthEndWaterfront.com! Maybe next year, I will have a holiday video just for the North End/Waterfront, but in...

Greenway Starting Winter Lights Program

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is starting a winter program featuring light displays along the Greenway parks. From their blog: "Bright Lights for Winter...

NEMPAC Winter Course Registration Underway

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center Winter Session Begins January 4, 2010! Winter Course Registration is underway! Sign up today at nempacboston.org for any...

North End Christmas Parade Photos and Videos

To the delight of neighborhood children (and adults), Santa flew in from the North Pole by helicopter landing on the North End fields at...

Toys for Tots Benefit Hosted by Columbus Day Committee

The Columbus Day Committee hosted the 2nd annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive at the Steriti Rink on Saturday, December 12th. Guests received a free...

Greenway Rings Fountain Circled with Sea Wall Stones

The Greenway Conservancy finished its project of placing sea wall granite stones around the rings fountain in the Wharf District parks. Last year, a...

Tree Grants for Non-Profits

Are you a non-profit that wants to plant trees?

The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.

Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010.  Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper.  Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010.  For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/parks/streettrees/growbostongrants.asp.

Swim League Seeking Youth Participants


Swim Team Experience Not Necessary

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, is currently enrolling youth participants in a citywide competitive swimming league.

The annual league involves boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants must be able to swim one length of the swimming pool. The league is a developmental league and serves as an introduction to swimming competitively for most young swimmers so experience on a swim team is not necessary. The regular season meets are held on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., beginning on January 8th and the last one is scheduled for March 26th .

To sign up to participate, contact the center directly or call Boston Centers for Youth & Families at 617-635-4920 x2150 and speak with Tony Rosario, Aquatics Manager.