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…

Community Food & Drink Government Real Estate

Flash Report From Residents’ Association Meeting (NEWRA) on February 9, 2012

Requests by Contrada’s on Hanover St., Nick Varano’s Famous Deli on Cross St. and 9 Noyes Pl. all receive supportive votes from NEWRA members. The City’s Environmental Chief also communicates with the neighborhood.

Business Food & Drink

Speculating on Caffe Graffiti and the Future of the Cross Street Plaza

North Enders have noticed that Caffe Graffiti has been closed so far in January with no activity other than the Christmas tree blowing around on the ground in its outdoor seating area. Now, Boston dining scene websites are speculating it may be more than just a seasonal closing.  While other restaurants simply close for a Read More…

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Nick Varano’s Famous Deli Receives Support From Council For New Beer And Wine License

Nick Varano received unanimous support from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, for a new beer, wine and cordials pouring license at Nick’s Famous Deli on 66 Cross Street. Business has been slow at the deli, according to Varano, who said the Cross St. plaza location has not been a successful location to Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

North End Beautification Committee Lights Up Cross Street Plaza With Christmas Tree

The newly formed North End Beautification Committee has lit up the Cross Street Plaza on the corner of Hanover Street with a large Christmas tree. This is the first time a tree has been placed at this location and comes after traffic and parking was banned from the area last year making it a pedestrian Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Transportation

Community Meeting Builds Consensus for Cross St. Sidewalk Plaza Pilot Plan

“Best meeting ever” was the phrase used to describe the rare consensus that formed toward a new pilot plan for the Cross Street sidewalk plaza, often referred to as the gateway to the North End. The May 12th community meeting was well-attended with new and old-time residents, business owners, city and state elected officials, MassDOT and the Read More…