Featured Transportation

North End Neighborhood Visitor and Metered Parking Map

Last month, I posted a new interactive North End parking map highlighting parking lots and garages in the nearby area. Below is an additional resource – an interactive map of metered and visitor parking spots in the North End / Waterfront area. Click on the parking icons to find details about each marked location. Boston parking Read More…

Featured Transportation

Hack for Boston’s Traffic Gridlock: A Boat

Boston Traffic Gridlock Hack:   Water Taxi services are an underutilized resource for coastline trippers in Boston. If your destination is anywhere on Boston Harbor’s coast: the North End, Charlestown, East Boston’s several new residential developments, the Airport, or a restaurant in the Seaport district, a water taxi can get you there without the traffic Read More…

Featured Schools

Surprise Celebration Video: 10 Year Anniversary for Eliot School Leaders Traci Walker Griffith & Lydia Torres

Principal Traci Walker-Griffith and Assistant Principal Lydia Torres were surprised by students and families to celebrate their 10 years at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston’s North End. Hundreds of students and parents joined in the cheering crowd with a show that featured dramatic speeches, boogie dances, award presentations, funky music, tears of joy and lots Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Featured People

North End’s Philip Frattaroli Receives “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta” Award

Photo: Philip Frattaroli receives “I Migliori” Award from Pirandello President Frank Ciano and Master of Ceremonies Stefano Salimbeni, RAI Italia (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) Receiving one of the nine prestigious “I Migliori” awards this year from the Pirandello Lyceum was Philip Frattaroli from Boston’s North End. The annual “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta” award ceremony was held on April Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Suspects Sought in Vinoteca Di Monica Break-in & Mike’s Pastry Robbery

There have been two troubling thefts this week of high profile North End businesses. On Monday, a Mike’s Pastry employee was robbed on Hanover Street while bringing nearly $10,000 in cash to the Citizens Bank across the street. Boston Police have street camera video (see below) of the robbery and continue to investigate the brazen theft Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Prado Restoration Kickoff Meeting Focuses on Priorities

The long-awaited process to restore the crumbling Paul Revere Mall, known as The Prado, began this week with a kickoff community meeting hosted by the Boston Parks Department at the Old North Church. Established in 1925 as the centerpiece of Boston’s North End, the Prado is located between Boston’s oldest church, the Old North Church on Salem Street, and Read More…

Community Featured Government

Notch Another Win for “North End Ten” in Long Wharf Case

The decade-long effort to protect Long Wharf‘s open space by a group of current and former North End residents (dba, the North End Ten) received another win this week with a Superior Court judgement against the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA, now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency). [See Mahajan et al. Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Cycle Track Construction to Remove Most Brick on Atlantic Avenue Sidewalks

One of the longest, widest stretches of brick sidewalks in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood will disappear this Spring to make way for dedicated bike lanes, called cycle tracks. The area from Eastern Ave (Lewis Wharf) to Commercial Wharf will be replaced with concrete sidewalks, not brick, on the waterside of the street, according Read More…

Featured Schools Sports

NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas Congratulates Eliot Middle School Students on Improved Attendance

Eliot K-8 Innovation Upper School students celebrated the impressive and improved attendance rates in the Middle School with the Celtics Stay in School Assembly. Students in grades 3-5 were shocked last Thursday when Celtics two time NBA All Star Isaiah Thomas, retired local NBA player Dana Barros, and Coach Willie May arrived at the Nazzaro Read More…

Featured Government

Pro and Anti Trump Groups March in North End

A pro-Trump rally at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in Boston’s North End on Saturday was met with a counter demonstration as the two groups marched through the neighborhood toward Boston Common. “” Draped in American flags, several dozen Trump supporters participated in the march that was organized on Facebook along with other national “Make America Great” (MAGA) marches. The Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured Photos & Videos

North End Library Friends Group Celebrates at Banner Fundraiser [Photo Gallery]

Friends of the North End Branch Library held a successful fundraiser this week celebrating recent successes at the neighborhood library. Dozens of enthusiastic supporters gathered at Ristorante Lucia on Hanover Street. Leading the Friends group are President Chris Sabbey, Vice President Jean Casale, Treasurer Judith Ives and Secretary John Merry. The North End branch has a Read More…