Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photos: New Flowers on Cross. St.

The North End Beautification Committee has planted fall flowers in the planters at Cross and Hanover Street, complete with some seasonal friends! Photos shared by Adam Castiglioni. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Trash, Bikes, and Homeless

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Abandoned Bicycles at Salem St. & Prince St. This 311 user says, “2 bikes have been attached to gate at electric power plant, they’ve been there Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Brunch with a Side of Opera

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and Tresca continue their efforts to present “Opera from the Balcony” to the North End. This past weekend the opera, performed by Soprano Hailey Fuqua and Tenor Fred C. VanNess Jr., had a new type of audience—outdoor diners. “Cafe Zones” that allow restaurants to set up outdoor seating along city streets Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Frustrated North End Restaurant Owners Rally for Support [Video]

North End restauranteurs listened closely to details of Gov. Baker’s four-phase reopening plan and were frustrated to learn that it would be at least until mid-June before indoor dining would be allowed. Even then, only partial occupancy, perhaps 25-50%, would be permitted with the likely addition of strict new guidelines, including social distancing of 6-feet Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Homeless Loitering on Hanover St., Turkeys in Christopher Columbus Park, Trash Out Early

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Homeless Loitering on Hanover Street This 311 user says, “Homeless person has set up a homeless hotel behind this pink curtain please come by and disperse Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Transportation

City Considers Expanding Sidewalks; Opening Lanes to Pedestrians and Cyclists to Maintain Social Distancing

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh discussed creative ideas to maintain social distancing in public spaces as the City looks toward reopening plans during a media briefing on May 11, 2020. The City has been looking for ways to expand space for pedestrians, small business customers, cyclists, and bus commuters. Starting at 7:25 in the video, Mayor Read More…

Business Featured

Reader Poll: Should Hanover Street Trade Car Traffic for More Dining Space?

How will restaurants and other businesses return to normal (whatever the new normal may look like) once the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end? A recent article in the Boston Globe highlights different ideas by local tourism, restaurant, and hotel leaders to bounce back once the public health crisis subsides. One idea supported by the Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Transportation

What’s the 311? Social Distancing Violations, Trash on Fleet St., Rutherford Ave. Gridlock

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Lack of Social Distancing on Hanover St. This 311 user says, ” Daily gathering at this restaurant in the North End hasn’t stopped during this pandemic. Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Outdoor Seating Abandoned

The tables outside Mother Anna’s on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets in Boston’s North End sit silently waiting for this pandemic to end. Photo submitted by Lisa Armstrong. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Dog Park Broken Equipment, Fleet St. Lights Out, Hanover St. Sign Damaged

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Broken Park Equipment at De Filippo Playground This 311 user says, “RUFF North End dog park – lower level gate bolts detached. Attn: Rob Talevi.” The Read More…