Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Boston Hardware

This week’s neighborhood drawing depicts Boston Hardware on Fleet Street in the North End. The store specializes in Touraine paint products, as indicated by its street sign, but you can find many other items inside such as tools and household supplies. Drawing by Sandro Carella, North End resident, architect, and co-founder of Crosstown Foundation for Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: North Square

North Square in early June 2020 in Boston’s North End, just a few days before outdoor restaurant seating flowed out into the Square. In the foreground, you can see the Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument sculpture, one of the four bronze sculptures added to North Square during its renovation. The five scopes of the instrument offer different images Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Firicano’s Barber Shop

Sandro Carella, North End resident, architect, and co-founder of Crosstown Foundation for the Arts, Inc. in North Square, has started a collection of neighborhood vignettes featuring local businesses and landmarks. NorthEndWaterfront.com will be featuring Carella’s drawings in this new series titled “Neighborhood Drawings.” This first image is of Firicano’s Barber Shop, located at 240 North Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Maria’s Cotton Masks Available in North End

Maria Carella, the retired dressmaker in North Square, is finally caught up on her mask making. Masks are once again readily available by emailing Sandro at crosstownart@gmail.com. These are 100% recycled cotton and rubber band masks. They are contoured to the face and nose, from a pattern, and carefully hemmed at the perimeter. A suggested contribution Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate

Letter: Responding to North Square Design Proposal

Boston Public Works recently hired Beta Inc. to develop roadway and design improvements for North Square in Boston’s North End. The square marks the North End’s heritage as one of the nation’s first neighborhoods and is located on the Freedom Trail. A first look at the design has been posted with the following image. A public meeting is scheduled for November Read More…