Community Featured

2nd Annual Cornhole Classic Draws Hundreds to Richmond Street

The 2nd Annual North End Cornhole Classic packed all of The Living Room and much of Richmond Street for a Sunday Funday charity Cornhole tournament. Hosted by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, over 80 teams competed simultaneously on 10 different cornhole boards, all of which were sponsored by local businesses. Overall, more than 200 people came in support of the Read More…

Community Featured Government

Six Candidates Elected in 2017 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council Election

2017 NEWNC Election Results Tina Natale – 48 votes Carmine Guarino – 35 votes Sean Hennessey – 25 votes Damien DiPaola – 19 votes Tania Green – 12 votes Ashley McCarthy – 8 votes On Saturday, May 20th, residents voted to fill six vacant seats in the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council. This year, the NEWNC election saw a low turnout Read More…

Featured Government

Joe Boncore Speaks at the May 11th, 2017 NEWRA Meeting

Senator Joe Boncore spoke at the May 2017 NEWRA Meeting on a few topics. Here’s a guide for the video above. Jump to (09:15) to hear questions for the senator asked at the meeting. Criminal Justice Reform Crime has steadily decreased in Massachusetts since the 1970’s, however the amount of people being put in jail has increased. The senator noted Read More…

Community Featured

The Weekender: North Square Oyster, Cycle Track, Brick Sidewalks, 88NOWA, & K.O. North End

New businesses and continuing construction in the North End / Waterfront neighborhoods were hot topics this past week! Read the most viewed posts below. North Square Oyster Opens in Boston’s Oldest Public Square North Square Oyster opened this week at 5 North Square in Boston’s North End (former site of Gennaro’s 5 North Square). This Read More…

Featured Government

Eastie’s Margaret Farmer Enters District 1 City Council Race as Third Candidate

East Boston resident, Margaret Farmer, has announced she is entering the race for District 1 City Council to fill the seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina.  Farmer has recently served as President of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association for five of her fifteen years living in Boston. In a statement, Farmer said: “I am proud to Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Enthusiastic Crowd for Talk by Historian Stephen Puleo

Stephen Puleo, noted historian and best selling author of books dear to the hearts of North Enders, like Dark Tide, the Great Flood of 1919 and The Boston Italians gave a talk the other day sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library. Steve’s talk about his latest book, American Treasures, is the story of the creation Read More…

Featured Transportation

Five Policy Briefings to Suggest Boston Transportation Improvements

The Boston City Council Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation released a report last week to summarize their findings from a series of policy briefings about city transportation. The goal of this series, assigned to the Committee by City Council President Michelle Wu, was to convene transportation policy experts, community advocates, and interested parties to discuss Read More…

Business Community Featured

K.O. North End Receives Support From Residents Association

Last week’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting provided another chance for Melina DiPaola to gain support for the K.O. North End fitness center. The proposed fitness center will occupy one of the three spaces at 89 Salem Street where True Value Hardware was located. Not only has K.O. North End gained support Read More…

Featured People Schools

St. John School Student Receives The Max Warburg Courage Award

Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s “Courage in My Life” for sixth graders is a year-long language arts program based on the value of courage and is used in Boston Public Schools, St. John School, charter, and private schools. It empowers students to realize that their actions and decisions can be powerful agents of change. Through reading, Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Waterfront Condo Boards Take Issue With City Hall’s “Community Engagement” on Removing Brick Sidewalks

A discussion not on the agenda, but definitely a hot topic, erupted at the May 11th meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). North End waterfront condo associations, representing over a thousand residents, have signed on to a joint letter expressing their “deep concern” regarding City Hall’s “community engagement,” most recently regarding the handling of the North Read More…

Featured Food & Drink

North Square Oyster Opens in Boston’s Oldest Public Square

Nicholas Frattaroli is opening North Square Oyster this week at 5 North Square in Boston’s North End. This is the second local establishment for Frattaroli, following up on the success of Ward 8 Restaurant & Bar on N. Washington Street. NEO occupies the corner spot at little Prince Street along the Freedom Trail in North Square, the oldest public Read More…