Event Notices

North End Movie Nights at “The Gassy” – Wednesdays, July 13th through August 31st

It’s the heart of Summer and that means North End Movie Nights at “The Gassy” (DeFilippo Playground, Prince Street Park) every Wednesday night! All are welcome to these FREE events presented by Boston Community Collaborative. Come early with your chairs and towels to have Regina Pizza at 7:00 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk Read More…

Community People Photos & Videos Sports

North End Street Hockey Tournament Benefits Autism Charity in Memory of Anthony “Wrinkles” Morella

The 2nd Annual North End Street Hockey Tournament was held on Saturday, June 25th in the Prince Street Playground at “The Gassy.” Team Luisi (blue shirts) took the winning trophy this year. This year’s tournament honored late North Ender Anthony “Wrinkles” Morella. Proceeds of over $1,500 benefited The Fund For Autistic Children, serving special needs kids in Boston and Read More…

Community Health & Environment

DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park Design Presented to Neighborhood [Video]

The design phase for the DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park is nearing completion with construction expected later this Fall or early in 2017, according to Kelly Thomas, Dog Park Project Manager for the Boston Parks Department. Located on the ‘flights’ area of the Gassy, there are two fenced in terrace areas … larger dogs on the lower Read More…

Event Notices Sports

2nd Annual North End Street Hockey Tournament on June 25th

It’s back! The 2nd Annual North End Hockey Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 25th starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Prince Street Playground at “The Gassy.” This year’s tournament will be held in honor of former North Ender Anthony “Wrinkles” Morella. All proceeds will benefit Autism Awareness. Special guests include the Boston Bruins Ice Read More…


Dog Owners Group, RUFF, Updates Residents on Dog Park Progress

Leslie Horn of the dog owner group, RUFF, provided a brief update on the organization’s work over the winter. The new permanent dog park at the Gassy Flights continues in the design phase. The bid for a designer is out and a final decision is expected by the end of February. Preparation is expected to take Read More…


RUFF Dog Show Helps Raise Money for Permanent Dog Park at the Gassy

R.U.F.F. (Responsible Urbanites for Fido) hosted a fun dog show fundraiser on Saturday afternoon at the North End Dog Park. The group is working with city officials to make the successful pilot at the Gassy Flights into an official dog park opening in Spring 2016. Dozens of dogs participated in numerous categories of competition including Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Gassy Overlook and Downtown Skyline

Eric Ambrette captures the Gassy from the top of the Brinks garage showing the North End and Boston skyline.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Email your best photos to info@northendwaterfront.com. Please include a sentence (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.


Permanent Dog Park Planned for Gassy Flights [Video]

“The dog park pilot at Gassy Flights (DeFilippo Playground) went extremely well and has been approved by the City to be a permanent addition to the neighborhood,” said RUFF (Responsible Urbanites for Fido) President Leslie Horn at this month’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. “The feedback we have been received has been extraordinarily positive. We’re excited,” said Horn. Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Photos: Early 1970’s DeFilippo Park “The Gassy”

Boston Parks and Recreation Department is doing some research on the area of the Gassy (DeFilippo Park) by the Flights that is now a dog park. As part of that process, City Archives found these fascinating images from the early 1970’s. Check out the psychedelic mural on the Brinks Garage wall and the old style tot lot. Also Read More…


Through the Eyes of “Freeway” – Meet you up the Gassy

“Meet You Up The Gassy” Yeah, that’s what we all said in the 50’s and 60’s!  That was our “hang around place.”  While many of the Acapella groups practiced their singing down in the last Gassy, our guardians would be in the top Gassy mingling, playing cards, telling jokes and “ranking each other out” in Read More…