Community

Reader Poll: Should Hanover Street Have Car-Free Days?

Over the summer, Boston celebrates Open Newbury Street, three car-free Sundays with games and food from local businesses. Earlier this month, Canal Street hosted “Open Canal Street”, a day when the street was closed to cars and turned into a family-friendly space with games, music, entertainment and tables providing information about local businesses. The pedestrianization Read More…

Food & Drink

New Chef and Team Join Ray Bourque at North End’s Tresca

Tresca Restaurant and Bar in Boston’s North End is still the place where Bruins legend Ray Bourque hangs out. In 2017, the Hanover Street standard starts a new chapter with Executive Chef, Rich Ansara, along with new owners and management. We stopped in recently to catch up with the changes as the Italian restaurant enters its 10th year in the Read More…

Police & Fire

Hoverboard Starts Heavy Fire at 406 Hanover Street

Boston Fire Department responded to a 1 alarm fire on Sunday night at 406 Hanover Street in the North End. With fire showing from the 3rd floor on arrival, BFD quickly knocked it down according to @BostonFire reports. BFD stated that preliminary investigation showed the fire was started by a hoverboard in the condo. Residents were Read More…

Event Notices Police & Fire

Truck Trailer Fire on Hanover Street

As if last week’s water main and sewer flooding weren’t enough, a Sysco truck trailer saw its refrigeration unit catch fire Monday morning around 10 a.m. on Hanover Street in the center of Boston’s North End. Once the fire started, the driver disconnected the truck from the trailer section. Boston Fire knocked down the fire shortly Read More…

Commentaries Community Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Life on the Corner: A Walk Down Hanover Street – Part III

Here is the final photo of Hanover Street in the 1940’s and it depicts the block between Parmenter and Prince Streets. The first thing to notice is that although the cars and trucks are different, double parking was an issue even back then. Some things never change and probably never will. There are three pastry Read More…

Commentaries Community Photos & Videos

Life on the Corner: A Walk Down Hanover Street – Part II

It’s a misty day on Hanover Street during the late 1940’s. The street was still paved with cobblestones at that time and don’t those old cars look terrific? They give the scene a noir feel which seems right in character. This photo was taken from the corner of Cross Street looking North towards the Coast Read More…

Business Event Notices Photos & Videos

7-Eleven at Corner of Hanover & Commercial Streets Receives Support for New Signs

7-Eleven at 464 Hanover Street (on the corner of Commercial Street) received support for new signage this week from both the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The design will be identical to that recently installed on the other 7-Eleven at 340 Hanover Street (corner of N. Bennet Read More…