Arts & Culture Featured

Fr. Taylor, the “Seamen’s Apostle” of North Square

By Jessica Dello Russo In the final months before the community news project, www.northendwaterfront.com, enters a new phase as a treasure trove of archival material on the North End and Waterfront neighborhoods of Boston for many generations to come, I wanted to share with readers a delightfully unexpected follow-up to a series of articles I Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Neighborhood Council & Residents’ Association Support Forcella Extension

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) both voted unanimously to support the extension of Forcella restaurant into an adjacent space at 37 North Square. The restaurant presently occupies approximately 400 square feet with twenty-eight seats pre-COVID. Due to the current physical distancing requirements, Forcella’s existing space Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate

Affordable Rental Housing Extended at Mercantile Wharf

LIHC Investment Group and Belveron Partners have reached agreements with the Boston Housing Authority and MassHousing to extend 60 units of affordable rental housing at Mercantile Wharf, a historic property in Boston’s North End. Mercantile Wharf is a 122 unit mixed-income community that was subsidized through the 13A mortgage program in the 1970s, which allowed Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Columbus Statue, Wu Campaigns for Mayor, Puopolo Field Turf, Real Estate, Chiofaro’s Pinnacle, and The Pet’s Vet

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured government, construction, real estate, businesses, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. Christopher Columbus Statue To Be Replaced By Italian Immigrant Statue In North End’s Waterfront Park; Knights Will Display Old Statue Mayor Walsh announced that the fragile condition of Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Dock Square Garage Meeting Discusses Project Changes: Reduced Residential Units, 4″ Increase in Building Height

Proponents for the Dock Square Garage Project discussed the Notice of Project Change (NPC) filing followed by a Q&A at a recent Impact Advisory Group (IAG) session. The project, located at 20 Clinton Street between the Haymarket Hotel (Parcel 9, under construction) site and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, directly across Surface Road from the Greenway’s Parcel 12, has Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports; Council to Draft Pinnacle Opposition Letter; Updates from A-1 Captain

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) October 2020 meeting started with a series of notable reports and updates, summarized below. John Romano, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services: The eviction and mortgage moratorium will end on October 17th. Registration deadline to vote in the November 3rd election is on October 24th. NEWNC Committee Reports: Greenway Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

NEWRA & New England Aquarium Letters Regarding Central Wharf Pinnacle; Public Comment Period Ends Oct. 9

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has submitted two letters—one to the Mass. Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and one to the Boston Planning and Development Agency—regarding the Pinnacle at Central Wharf, also known as the Harbor Garage redevelopment project. NEWRA writes that they support, generally, redevelopment of the Harbor Garage, but Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

Christopher Columbus Statue to be Replaced by Italian Immigrant Statue in North End’s Waterfront Park; Knights Will Display Old Statue

Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Monday evening to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that the fragile condition of the Columbus statue after its recent beheading by vandals means that it will not be returning to its pedestal in Christopher Columbus Park. Instead, the Boston Arts Commission will begin a process to design and Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Flag Raising at Boston City Hall for Italian Heritage Month [Video Presentations]

The annual flag-raising at Boston City Hall for Italian Heritage Month was a quiet affair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reading of the State proclamation was made to an empty plaza. Video commentary was instead submitted by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Marty Walsh, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Speaker Robert Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Stolen Scooter and CVS Theft

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny / Scooter09/23 – 09/24/20    9:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.Victim reports an unknown person stole his Piaggio/Vespa scooter overnight from Salem Street. Larceny / Shoplifting09/27 – 09/30/20            8:30 a.m.Hanover Street pharmacy Read More…