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Historic Neighborhood Photo: North End Union Article

This week we have an article from 1982, submitted and written by Frank Conte, that describes the unique community that surrounded the North End Union in the neighborhood. From activities for children to senior recreation, it seems the Union really had something for everyone. It is described in the article as the “unchanging element in Read More…

Event Notices

Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society Presents a Look at the Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society with The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge presents a look at the 1920-1927 case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in Cambridge. These two Italian immigrants were found guilty of robbery and murder and executed in 1927. Fifty years later, it was declared Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Under Construction: Prado Joins North Square as Closed Freedom Trail Public Spaces

Following the closing of North Square for reconstruction, another popular Freedom Trail public space in Boston’s North End has been fenced off for an overhaul. The Paul Revere Mall, known as “the Prado,” was closed to the public as construction begins on a major renovation, the second since it was created in 1925. [See the restoration design Read More…

Arts & Culture Commentaries Featured

“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” – North Square Worship Sites From 1649 to Today

By Jessica Dello Russo North Square is undergoing a $2.5 million facelift – the first in many decades. It includes the installation in 2019 of public art by A+J Art+Design on the theme of the many historical periods through which the square has endured as open space. There will be tributes to Boston’s first colonists from Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center Receives Historical Preservation Award

For its success at restoring and preserving the historic Lathrop Place at North Square, The Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center has received a 2018 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award. The Paul Revere property is more than just the iconic Paul Revere House that brings many tourists along the Freedom Trail to the North Read More…

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Kids & Families Schools

St. John School Participates in Dorchester Heights Community History Day

St. John School was invited to attend Dorchester Heights Community History Day at Dorchester Heights in South Boston last Friday, May 4. There were costumed re-enactors (Henry Knox, Deborah Samson, Sam Adams, Phillis Wheatley, Joseph Rotch, Mrs. Rotch and an 1812 Marine), as well as sailors from the USS Constitution who taught the students basic swordsmanship Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

We all know that the North End is full of history… well this week’s photo of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is a visual representation of that past. It was founded in 1659 and during that time over 10,000 merchants, artisans, craft people, and slaves were buried here, making it the largest colonial burying ground in Read More…

People

West End’s “Last Resident” Is Irish Heritage Month Honoree

Museum Shares Legend of Elizabeth Kearney Blood, Urban Renewal Heroine In the spring of 1960, after thousands of residents had been forced out of Boston’s West End, one woman remained in her apartment, surrounded by her two daughters and seven grandchildren. Elizabeth Kearney Blood’s refusal to leave the neighborhood as buildings were being demolished around Read More…