Community Featured

Moving To / From the North End? Here Are Some Tips to Navigating the September Flip!

If you’ve lived in Boston for more than a year, you know the deal — September 1 means flipping of 75% of city leases and thousands of college students returning to the area. This means lots of energy and excitement, accompanied by lots of traffic and trash. If you’re moving to / from the North Read More…

Government Meetings Transportation

Connect Historic Boston / Cycle Track Update at North End Construction Meeting

On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the City of Boston hosted a Construction Update Meeting in the gym of the Nazzaro Center. Though information on several different departments and projects were available to the people of the North End, it was a rather low turn out (perhaps because of this). In a series of posts, we Read More…

Government Transportation

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles Read More…

Government Police & Fire

City Highlights Public Safety for the Summer Season

MAYOR WALSH ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AND SAFE SUMMER Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined City officials to highlight the cross-departmental measures the City of Boston is taking to keep residents and visitors safe this summer. “Summer should be a time of joy and fun, and the City of Boston has wonderful programming Read More…

Government Transportation

Downtown View: The Scoop on Snow Plows

In a snowstorm, we’re lucky to live downtown. The electricity stays on. Many shops stay open. We don’t need to drive. Outside it is silent, at least until your neighbor starts to shovel. If you’ve got a fireplace, so much the better. If someone decides to make soup, even more comforting. Now we have something Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

North End Parking for Lovers – And It’s Free!

Love is all about free parking, right? Mayor Menino is sharing the love with complementary parking at all city meters on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. Here in the North End, there is also a special exception for parking lovers as shown in this photo courtesy of longtime resident Thomas F. Schiavoni.

Health & Environment Schools Transportation

Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Lifted at 6pm Tuesday; Boston Public Schools Open Wednesday

It’s over, the snow is gone! Well, not really but the “emergency” is over as of 6pm on Tuesday according to the City of Boston. Those using garages at discounted rates during the snow emergency will have until 8pm on Tuesday to move their cars. Parking on snow emergency streets such as Hanover, Commercial, Cross Read More…


Boston Preparing for Major Winter Blizzard Starting Friday With Up To 2 Feet of Snow

The City of Boston has issued a preparation notice regarding the major snow storm expected to bring 1-2 feet of snow starting on Friday morning into Saturday. Mayor Menino Directs City Departments to Prepare for Major Winter Storm Commuters Urged to Pay Close Attention to Developments Over the Next 24 Hours Mayor Thomas M. Menino Read More…

Commentaries Government

Downtown View: Boston’s Good Luck

Some of you probably went to the Mayor’s State of the City address last week. Some of you, like me, watched it on television. There was lots of blather about the standing ovation and the probability that Menino will run for office once again. Maybe he will. Few candidates could prevail over him, given the Read More…

Event Notices

Call for City of Boston Summer Guide Event Listings

The City of Boston Summer Guide covers the months of May through the end of September. The deadline to get information in is Monday, March 4th by 5pm. Forward your spring/summer programming to to have it included in the City of Boston summer brochure. Below is the format for the guide. See last year’s summer Read More…