Kids & Families Sports

2019 North End Athletic Association Youth Majors All-Star Game

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold its annual Youth Majors All-Star Game on Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at Dom Campochiaro Field at Langone Park on Commercial Street. This year the two all-star teams will be named after two former NEAA volunteers from the 1960s and 1970s – Rocky Rossi and John Read More…

Sports

North End Pitchers Tossed Combined No-Hitter to Beat Hill House

The early season North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Major League All-Stars played a skilled Hill House All-Stars team on a muggy Monday night at Langone Field. Alex Parisi took the hill and promptly struck the first batter out. After letting up a walk, the third batter got a hold of a Parisi pitch to the Read More…

Announcements Commentaries

Op-Ed: A Request to Reconsider Artificial Turf at Puopolo Park

North End resident John Modzelewski recently submitted a letter to Parks Commissioner Christopher Cook urging a reconsideration of the decision to use artificial turf at the soon-to-be-renovated Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. Read the letter in its entirety below. Click to enlarge. Read an earlier letter by Modzelewski to the project manager, as well as Read More…

Featured Kids & Families Sports

City to use Artificial Turf at Puopolo Fields in North End

Despite some opposition, artificial turf will be used at the Puopolo Fields on Commercial Street with natural grass remaining at Langone Park’s little league field, according to a community letter issued by Boston Parks Commissioner, Chris Cook. A stretch of natural grass will also be added along the Harborwalk for passive activities. The change will Read More…

Sports

North End Athletic Association Concludes Successful 2018 Baseball Season

2018 was a summer of extreme heat and dry weather followed by a summer of non-stop rain. Neither condition is ideal to run a baseball league, but the NEAA pulled off another successful season. The 4-year-old clinic headed by Carl Hall fought through some tough weather to deliver our 4 year olds a fun and memorable springtime of baseball. The Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Flooding at Puopolo Park

The grass vs. turf debate continues for Puopolo Park. John Romano points out that, when it rains, second base floods and the neighborhood baseball teams cannot play for three to five days. This has happened for many years. A turf field would eliminate the need to wait several days for the field to dry out. “Neighborhood Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Sports

North End Junior All-Stars Take on South Berwick in Scrimmage – June 28th

The North End Junior All Stars scrimmage game is set for 6:00 p.m. on June 28th, at Langone Park. We will be hosting the South Berwick, Maine 9 year-old Junior All Stars.  They will be traveling down, some by rail to North Station, to take on our North End team. Gregg Sessler, Chef / Proprietor of CAVA tapas & wine Read More…

Announcements Community Health & Environment

Grass Over Artificial Turf Recommended in Letter to Parks Project Manager

Local resident John Modzelewski urges the design team to reconsider their proposal of artificial turf for the multi-use field at Puopolo Park in a letter to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department Project Manager. John lists seven arguments for natural grass over synthetic turf and notes that other local areas, including the Boston Common, the Esplanade Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Sports

Design Concepts Released for Langone and Puopolo Parks

Boston Parks & Recreation hosted their third and final community meeting this week to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks in the North End. At the meeting, representatives from the Parks Department shared their design recommendations for the new parks, shown below, and listened to the resident feedback that followed. (Click images to enlarge.) Read More…