Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Tree Request on Copp’s Hill, Commercial St. Light Out, Dead Animal on Library Roof

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. New Tree Requests at Intersection Of Copp’s Hill Ter & Commercial St This 311 user writes, “Our North End Girl Scout troop would like some trees Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Boston Tea Party Participants Honored with Commemorative Grave Markers in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative, placed commemorative markers at the gravesite of twenty-five known Boston Tea Party participants at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in the North End on Friday morning. A total of sixty-three gravestones across Boston were marked by Read More…

Community Featured Police & Fire

Vandalism at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Two saplings planted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground were recently severed at ground level by a vandal with a saw. The intentional destruction of the irreparably-damaged oak and elm occurred in separate incidents over a two-week period, the last one likely carried out between Wednesday, July 10 Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Rep. Michlewitz Secures State Funding for North End Parks

As part of the first budget State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has introduced as the new Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Representative allocated funding for Christopher Columbus Park, Copp’s Hill Terrace and Cutillo Park in the North End. More details in the release below. On April 25, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Government

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Recommended for Community Preservation Act Funding

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground has been recommended to receive $104,400 as part of the spring pilot program for the City’s Community Preservation Act funding. This program will fund ready-to-go projects focused on historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is one of 35 recommended projects, selected by the Community Preservation Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Hartt House on Copp’s Hill

Old photo of the Hartt House on Copp’s Hill. The original owner of the house, Edmund Hartt, owned the shipyard that built the USS Constitution.   Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Read More…

Photos & Videos

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Prince Hall Freemasons in North End on Memorial Day

The annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service is held at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground on Memorial Day weekend. Prince Hall (c.1735-1807) is buried there with a monument recognizing him as one of the first abolitionists and the founder of Black Freemasonry in the United States, now known as Prince Hall Freemasonry. Thousands of African Americans who lived in the Read More…