Commentaries Police & Fire

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution comes from the editorial page of the Boston Globe. … gas and charcoal grills on roofs do pose fire hazards, as the blog NorthEndWaterfront.com recently noted. Massachusetts, Boston, and countless other Read More…

People

North Enders Profiled In Globe Article on 1940 Census

The Globe profiles life in the 1940’s based on the recently released 1940 census which included details about employment and education. Boston had an unemployment rate of 13% then with only about 10% of the working population identified as “professionals.” The vast majority of workers were in the trades or clerical/sales. The article profiles several Read More…

Real Estate

Head for Copp’s Hill in that 2040 Hurricane – Sea Level Report is Dire for Boston

The Globe reports on a new study out this week showing the North End / Waterfront and much of Boston is likely to feel the worst of sea level rise as local tide levels “are rising three to four times faster than the global average.” Boston’s sea levels are forecasted to rise by 2 to Read More…

Community Transportation

Parklet Budgeted by City for Bartlett Place Alley

Boston is developing “parklets” – small pocket parks out of parking spaces – throughout the downtown neighborhoods, according to the Boston Globe. The city has budgeted for multiple parklets, including one in the North End at Bartlett Place that is currently a wide alley space intersecting with Salem Street on the corner by Terramia Ristorante. Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Globe’s Yvonne Abraham: The Candy Bar Column

The North End’s Francis Shea and his candy bar charity drive makes it big in the Boston Globe today where columnist Yvonne Abraham writes the story. After winning a 5 pound Hersey Bar, the 10-year old St. John School student decided to hold a raffle for the bar to benefit a cystic fibrosis charity. From Read More…

Business Real Estate

Sunday Globe Magazine: “The Boston Waterfront Has Arrived”

Phyllis Rugnetta, Mary Giuffreda, and Nancy Caruso joined fellow North End resident Frank Ania for a game of bocce on the North End waterfront. This 1998 photo is included in the Globe’s gallery associated with the May 13, 2012 article, “The Boston Waterfront has Arrived.” View the entire gallery. Tom Keane writes “The Boston Waterfront Read More…

Community

Greenway Conservancy Considers Its Funding Options

There are several reports out on Tuesday’s meeting of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The Boston Herald’s Erin Smith continues to build on her series of articles questioning the non-profit’s funding and salaries. Officials at the embattled Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy — under political pressure for its executives’ six-figure salaries and bonuses — have Read More…

Schools

Trade and Craft Making at North Bennet Street School Featured in Boston Globe

Making Magic at the North Bennet Street School, by Yvonne Abraham of the Boston Globe, features the North End trade school. Entering the 127-year-old trade and craft school on the corner of Salem and North Bennet streets in the North End is like going back in time. Furniture-making students bend over benches, creating intricate inlays Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Globe Travel: North End vs. Federal Hill

This week’s Boston Globe travel section compares the offerings found in the Little Italy section of Boston versus Providence. Yes, it’s the North End against Federal Hill.  These competition articles are interesting, but like the endless cannoli debates, there is no rule saying you can’t have more than one! Here is the headline rundown: Parking: Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink

Take a Culinary Tour Through the North End With the Pallotta Sisters

The Palotta sisters have been everywhere lately, including the “Today Show” and “Ciao Italia” not to mention scoring the win against Bobby Flay earlier in the year. Now, take a culinary walk with Carla and Christine as the NEBO Restaurant (NEBO = North End Boston) chefs meander around the neighborhood with Kathleen Pierce, Globe travel Read More…

Transportation

Globe’s “Perils of Parking” Identifies Commercial Wharf West in Top 10 List of Towing Hot Spots

  The Boston Globe’s Andrew Ryan and Matt Carroll recently investigated and published an article on the questionable towing practices in private lots throughout the city. (See Perils of Parking: A City on the Hook.) “Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Globe requested all the towing data the City of Boston had on file Read More…

Arts & Culture Business

Improv Asylum Gears Up For “No Rest for the Wicked Funny” Benefiting Globe Santa

  No Rest for the Wicked Funny is a 24-hour improvised performance held at Improv Asylum at 216 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. This amazing event is filled with celebrity guests, live auctions and the best part… all monies generated go directly to GLOBE SANTA. If you can’t make the event, you can still Read More…