Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Drug Trafficking and Stolen Laptop

These are the latest notable incidents from the North End Police Journal, courtesy of Boston Police District A-1. Drugs Trafficking 05/08/17 1:06pm Male suspect arrested inside Commercial Street residence after search via warrant. Drug unit executed a Boston Municipal Court search warrant and arrested the individual on Drug Trafficking Class B (methamphetamine). Larceny from Building 04/27/17              Read More…

Featured Kids & Families Schools

St. John School Students Receive First Holy Communion

On Saturday, May 6th twenty two St. John School students celebrated their First Holy Communion with their parents, grandparents, family members, Principal Karen McLaughlin and their teachers, Ms. Grace Miller and Ms. Meghan Murphy. The students were receiving the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist for the first time at Sacred Heart Church in the North End. The boys looked very Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

May 2017 NEWRA Meeting Community Reports

The May 2017 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) covered several community reports. A summary is shown below. Use the timeline to jump to different topics of interest. (00:00): Welcome – NEWRA President Mary McGee 16-18 Moon St. Construction – NEWRA is looking at and will report back North End Cycle Track – Condo Read More…

Community Featured

The Weekender: Cycle Track, Parcel 1B, Greenway Funding, City Council Race, Moon Street Construction and Tot Lot Cleanup

This past week of North End / Waterfront news included neighborhood construction projects, a narrowing city council race and preparations for the warmer season ahead! Read the top stories below. City Won’t Fix Design and Construction Faults of North End Cycle Track The North End cycle track continues to generate tremendous controversy among residents as Read More…

Featured Transportation

City Won’t Fix Design and Construction Faults of North End Cycle Track

Now entering its third summer of construction, the North End cycle track continues to generate tremendous controversy among residents as it nears completion on Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. Locals cite increasing public safety concerns due to poor planning along with faulty design and execution. City officials have said they will not do any immediate rework other than to add new signs and increase enforcement. Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Six Candidates Running for Neighborhood Council (NEWNC); Video Introductions

There are six candidates for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) running in what will be an uncontested election on Saturday, May 20th. The candidates are: Carmine Guarino* Sean Hennessey* Tina Natale Ashley McCarthy Tania Green Damian DiPaola *Incumbent With the same number of open seats as candidates, all six will be able to serve on the Read More…

Featured Meetings Police & Fire

North End Public Safety Meeting Report: Home Invasion on Fulton Street, Auto Theft on Atlantic Avenue

Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the May 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. Aggravated Assault / Home Invasion (1) -4/18 @ Fulton Street @ 11:40pm: Three suspects (one male and two females) entered an apartment. The male suspect struck the victim in the head with a firearm, while the two Read More…

Featured Food & Drink

Photo Gallery: 2017 Taste of the North End – All Restaurants!

Following up on our highlights post from the 24th Annual Taste of the North End, enjoy browsing through this extensive photo gallery featuring all the restaurants, vendors and award recipients from the massive charity event held on April 28, 2017. Over 40 North End restaurants, pastry shops and vendors brought their world famous cuisine and beverages. Read More…

Community Featured

Tot Lot Cleanup and Celebration Gets Christopher Columbus Park Ready for the Season [Photos]

Threatening storm clouds didn’t stop the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park from holding its Annual Tot Lot Celebration on Saturday, May 6.  The annual event celebrates the Friends cleaning up the playground area, adding new sand to the sandbox and buying new sand toys. Moms and Dads braved the off-and-on drizzles so their little ones Read More…

Community Featured Government Real Estate

Greenway Funding and Lease Renewal Talks in Final Stages

A consortium of Greenway stakeholders are close to a long-term solution to solve the persistent Greenway funding question. A 10-year lease renewal to the non-profit Greenway Conservancy would include a significantly reduced State contribution, at a fraction of the $2 million current annual funding level, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. The State’s lower contribution would be replaced by new Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

North End Library Friends Host Author on Presidents Reagan and Eisenhower

The Friends of the North End Library hosted our local North End author, Dr. Gene Kopelson the other night at the North End Library.  Gene gave a very informative talk about Ronald Reagan’s first run for President in 1968 which was unsuccessful.  Gene studied this period in history because he felt no other historian had Read More…