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Eastern Bakers Supply Co. Departure Reflects a Changing North Washington Street

After 60 years in Boston’s North End, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. is moving out from its North Washington Street location to the suburbs. Food service equipment distributors once dominated the area and Eastern Bakers departure is the latest “sign of the times” on the rapidly gentrifying street. The third generation family-owned company has been in Read More…

Community Real Estate

Revisiting the Beginnings of North End Gentrification in the 1970’s

We revisit the ever present subject of North End gentrification with this 1979 article from American Preservation Magazine. The copy of the now-defunct magazine is courtesy of columnist Nick Dello Russo, with the article originally written by Dianne Dumanoski and photographs by Betsy Fuchs. Nick describes the backdrop, “Back in 1979, the North End was just starting to be gentrified Read More…

Community

Globe Recounts Culture Clash Surrounding North End’s Pinkberry Saga

Special! Special! Read all about it! Check out today’s front page story in the Boston Globe by Meghan Irons regarding the recent closing of Pinkberry on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Pinkberry never stood a chance in Boston’s Little Italy. As resistance mounted, its windows were smashed shortly before its opening, workers and residents Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

3 Things & Photo: One Year Ago, Generations and Gentrification, Declaration Posting!

Three Things to Know Today 1.  A year ago today, the headlines on NorthEndWaterfront.com were on the Groundbreaking for the Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail and the July 4th Fireworks Engulfed by Smoke and Pop Music. Complete with plans for the bike trail, which are well into construction, do not miss Matt Conti’s throwback photo coverage of the 2015 firework display, Read More…

Business Food & Drink Photos & Videos

“Bostonian vs. Tourist” Vision Debated at Faneuil Hall Public Meeting [Video]

Video: Faneuil Hall Masterplan Public Meeting, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (Presentation in beginning, Public comments start at 39:00) Slides can be downloaded here. Tensions flared on Tuesday night at a public meeting regarding the proposed vision plan by Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. to reconfigure Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The masterplan presented by Ashkenazy focused on infrastructure Read More…

Daily Briefs Event Notices

Notable News: Public Food Market Approved, Boston’s Most Romantic Table, North End “Anti-Gentrification” and Myths about Paul Revere

Haven’t had much time to surf the web for the North End / Waterfront news this past week? Not to worry – we have gathered several interesting articles from alternative news sources and compiled them for you in this simple, convenient post. BRA approves plans for public food market Renovations will start this summer on Read More…

Daily Briefs Event Notices

Notable North End News Found Elsewhere Brings Inaugural Copp’s Hill, Roseann Update, Waterfront Gentrification and More

The new year often brings new motivation for some, for others it brings second chances and hope. See how well a survivor of the Boston Marathon is doing, her progress and upcoming plans for this year. Read about our own Copp’s Hill in the Mayor’s speech and hear about the future of the Waterfront.  North Read More…

Daily Briefs Event Notices

North End News Found Elsewhere: Parking, Bike Lanes, Improv, Gentrification, Library and Red Tape

This week, we found some links to the best ways to park in the neighborhood, a “day in the life” at the Improv and an alternative perspective on bike lanes. Also, a Wall Street Journal article highlights the “gentrifying” statistics behind the housing market boom in Boston from 2000 to 2007. The Living Room chimes Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Young Anthony! in Remake of Prince Spaghetti TV Commercial has North End Connections

North End-born, Prince Pasta, launched a remake of its famous “Anthony! Anthony!” Prince Spaghetti television commercial this week bringing a new young actor to the role, Thomas Lee DeSimone. The new “Anthony” is 9 years old and the grandnephew of longtime North End residents, Patricia and Armand “Tip” Thiboutot. Thomas currently lives in Hamilton, Mass. Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Prince Spaghetti Tapes New Version of “Anthony!” TV Commercial in North End

Forty-four years later, Prince Spaghetti is re-creating its famous “Anthony!” television commercial in the North End. This week, film crews showed up on Margaret Street, Sheafe Street and Cleveland Place to tape new scenes, captured below in photos by North End resident, Chuck Sether. At the bottom of this post, watch the original 1969 version Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Evolution of the North End Neighborhood (WGBH Greater Boston Video)

For decades, the North End was a world apart, an isolated enclave whose streets felt more like a town in Italy than a neighborhood in Boston. But now, thanks to the end of the Big Dig construction and the push of gentrification, the old North End may soon be an old memory. Profiling the changing Read More…