Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Missing Bricks on North End Sidewalks; Cross St. Lighting Request

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 311.boston.gov. Broken Sidewalk at 145 Commercial Street North End This 311 user writes, “bricks missing and dislocated- trip and fall hazard. Especially a safety concern as many Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Tree Branch Blocking Sidewalk, Trash Out on Thanksgiving, Rats Spotted in Restaurant

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 311.boston.gov. Tree Emergencies at 174 204 Commercial St This 311 user writes, “What public way is blocked: Sidewalk | The police on the scene: No | Type Read More…

Business Featured Real Estate

Closed North End Storefronts Multiply as Seasons Change

It is the time of year when the tourist traffic starts to dwindle and neighborhood businesses often decide to make a change, remodel or even close the doors for good. North Ender Adam Castiglioni wandered the streets recently and noticed a growing number of closed storefronts. Here’s a recap. The Italian 7 art and gallery Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Commercial St. Crossing Guard Needed, Battery Wharf Disturbance, Homeless on Paul Revere Mall

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 311.boston.gov. No Crossing Guard at 585 Commercial St. This 311 user says, “No crossing guard for Eliot school on Commercial Street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Personal Items Stolen at Copp’s Hill and Pharmacy Theft

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny03/23/19        8:30 p.m.Victim reports while taking pictures at Copp’s Hill park near Commercial Street and Jackson Avenue, he put his coat and cell phone down on the sidewalk. When he returned, his property was Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 Centennial Anniversary

Tuesday, January 15, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s historic North End. There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the Read More…

Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Engine 31 Firehouse

This week’s photo is of the Engine 31 firehouse along Commercial Street, just following 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster, when a holding tank burst and sent gallons of sticky liquid flooding the streets. The scene shown in this photo is significant because the Engine 31 firehouse was the site of one the major rescues during the disaster. Read More…