Commentary on Not Having a Traditional High School Graduation Ceremony

COVID-19 canceled celebrations, graduation speeches, prom, and other events for the class of 2020. When they will attend their 25th high school reunion in 2045, what will these students remember of their senior year?  For most high school seniors, the first week of June usually means walking at graduation and completing the traditional rites of passage Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families Photos & Videos Schools

Rolling Parade for Class of 2020 North End Graduates [Photo Gallery]

A rolling Class of 2020 Graduation Parade was held on Saturday morning to recognize Boston North End seniors who have missed their formal ceremonies this year. Organized by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, dozens of vehicles made their way through the streets stopping at the homes of over 20 graduates. Seniors received commendations from the Massachusetts Read More…

Event Notices

Celebrating North End “Class of 2020” With a Social Distance Parade

Come out onto the streets on Saturday, May 30th to celebrate North End High School Seniors, the Class of 2020, who are graduating this June. A car parade will drive throughout the neighborhood beginning at Puopolo Park at 11 am. The event is being sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz.


138th North Bennet Street School Commencement Ceremony Honors 90 Crafts and Tradespeople

The North Bennet Street School celebrated the hard work of 90 new crafts- and tradespeople, joined by their families, friends, and the greater community in its 138th Commencement ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held at King’s Chapel in downtown Boston. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner was Consuela “Chela” Metzger BB ’93 and the Commencement Read More…


Eliot School Cheers 8th Graders at Old North Church Ceremony

The Eliot Innovation School celebrated its 8th graders at a promotion ceremony held at Old North Church last week. Eliot Principal Traci Griffith said, “We are proud of who our grade 8 students are today and who they will become tomorrow!” The keynote speaker was Mr. Michael O’Neill, School Committee Member. City Councilor Lydia Edwards also Read More…


Eliot Portfolio Reader Program Brings Together 8th Graders With Community Professionals

The Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston’s North End brought its 8th graders together with community professionals for its annual Portfolio Reading Program. As they prepare for high school, the 8th graders shared their Eliot journey, showing who they are across multiple disciplines. All of the students were eager to tell their stories about their past, Read More…

Announcements Schools

North Bennet Street School Graduation Parade Friday, June 1

North Bennet Street School’s Class of 2018 will be parade through the North End to their graduation at the Old North Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1. The group will leave from the School at 150 North Street and travel along Richmond Street, up Salem Street and file into the Old North Church. Read More…

People Police & Fire

Gianna Passacantilli Mullane Inducted as Boston Police Officer

On Wednesday, June 29th, Gianna Passacantilli Mullane, wife of Neal Mullane, District Chief of Personnel for the Boston Fire Department,was sworn in as Boston Police officer. The ceremony took place at the Agganis Center on the campus of Boston University where 67 candidates of the Boston Police Department Academy Class 55-15 received their police badges Read More…


North End Student Wins BC High Award

Michael Laposata of the North End, a 2016 graduate of Boston College High School, won a special award at a Senior Assembly, a time set aside by the school to celebrate and reward its seniors. Laposata won a Students for Social Respect award. He will attend Northeastern University in the Fall 2016. Boston College High Read More…