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Memorial Day Fallen Hero’s Garden [Photo Gallery]

Many Memorial Day tributes went virtual this year, but wreathes and flags still showed up at various sites around Boston to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation and freedoms. Photographer Gerri Paladino stopped by the Fallen Hero’s Memorial Garden in the Seaport to take in their Memorial Day display.

Featured Government

Celebrate Memorial Day Safely by Participating Virtually

City Councilor Ed Flynn (District 2) expressed the importance of recognizing our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in the absence of the City’s usual large gatherings during the Council’s weekly meeting. Memorial Day weekend has always been a day filled with age-old traditions from the Memorial Day Flag Garden in the Boston Common to a Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Bike Theft and Restaurant Break-In

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Bike Larceny05/16/20       7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Victim reports unknown persons entered a Noyes Place hallway building and stole a VF Transit (red) Hybrid bike. Breaking and Entering—Commercial05/16  8:00 p.m.  – 05/17/20    3:00 p.m.Salem street restaurant owner Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

47% COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered; Construction and Some Sectors Reopen [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

Nearly half, 47%, of COVID-19 patients have recovered in the City of Boston. Boston’s total reported number of cases stands at 12,306. According to the most recent data, there were 779 newly reported positive cases citywide, a 7% increase from last week. The North End, Downtown, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill have had a total of 434 positive Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Frustrated Restaurant Owners, Bilingual Ballots, NEW Health COVID-19 Testing Site, Wharf District Reports, MGH During the Pandemic, Langone Park Construction

This week’s top posts on featured local businesses, government, voting, health, construction, and more. Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. Frustrated North End Restaurant Owners Rally For Support [Video] North End restauranteurs listened closely to details of Gov. Baker’s four-phase reopening plan announced earlier this week and were frustrated Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

City Council Discusses Implementing Net-Zero Carbon Requirements for New Constructions

City Councilor Matt O’Malley (District 6) proposed a hearing to discuss implementing requirements for all new constructions—residential, commercial, and industrial—to have a net-zero carbon footprint. The City of Boston pledged a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 under the Carbon Free Boston initiative in an effort to combat climate change. In December 2019, Mayor Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Mayor Walsh Discusses City’s Reopening Strategy with Wharf District Council

Stressing the need for a slow and cautious approach to reopening the City, Mayor Walsh opened his discussion with the Wharf District Council at their May meeting by referencing the latest COVID-19 numbers, which as of Wednesday, May 20, stood at 588 deaths and over 12,000 reported cases in Boston. Watch the full meeting video Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Updates: Police Report, Greenway News, Workplace Safety and Public Transit

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its May meeting on Tuesday evening. The following reports and community updates were presented as part of a full agenda. The WDC welcomed the new North End & West End Liaison John Romano and recognized Councilor Ed Flynn’s volunteer initiative that helped arrange 5,000 phone calls to seniors and Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Park Debris Left on Commercial St., Endicott St. Trash, North St. Recycle Bin Overflowing

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at Park Trash Left at 510 Commercial Street North End This 311 user says, “Park was mowed Tuesday and looks great, but branches and trash were left Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Would You Feel Safe Going to the Beach on Memorial Day?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker presented details on the state’s four-step phased reopening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this week. Phase 1, titled “Start,” began Monday, May 18. On this date, manufacturing and construction businesses, as well as places of worship, could open with restrictions and capacity limitations. Also part of Phase 1, on Read More…