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Emerson Student Files Final Report on the Neighborhood

She has walked the streets, researched the history, talked to the residents and visited the shops and restaurants. Now, Krista Firkins files her final report on the issues in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood as part of an Emerson College journalism project. Click here to read the series of articles by Firkin’s on various neighborhood issues. Read More…

Real Estate

North End “Spite House” Highlighted

Chonk’s World highlights the famous “spite house” at 44 Hull Street. “In 1874, two brothers in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, got into a dispute. Each had previously inherited land from their deceased father. While the second brother was away serving in the military, the first brother built a large home, leaving the soldier Read More…

Event Notices Schools

Attention – All Graduating Classes of Columbus High School

Arthur A. Lauretano, Class of 1957, was kind enough to send in the following information about the upcoming 65th year commemoration of the Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School. The year “2010” will mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of Christopher Columbus Central Catholic High School (CCCCHS). The first graduating class was June 1949 Read More…


City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Preserving USS Constitution Gun Salutes & Playing National Anthem

The following resolution was unanimously passed today by the Boston City Council, offered by Councilor Salvatore LaMattina and Councilor Steven Murphy. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PRESERVATION OF THE USS CONTITUTION’S HERITAGE AND TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS OF DAILY GUN SALUTES AND PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN BOSTON’S CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD WHEREAS,      The USS Constitution is one of Read More…


Charlestown Residents Complain of Cannon Shots

  The Herald reports that residents around the Charlestown Navy Yard are complaining about the noise from the USS Constitution cannon shots. I have never heard a complaint on the North End/Waterfront, rather folks seem to like the historical acknowledgement. Per the article: “Commanding Officer Timothy Cooper received the most recent complaint two weeks ago Read More…

Business Event Notices

Paul Revere House Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Traditions and Christmas Controversies
Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009
9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Did early Bostonians celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas? Would Paul Revere put up holiday decorations, or exchange gifts with his many children? How did people in colonial Boston mark the darkest season of the year? Come to the Paul Revere House, home of Boston’s favorite patriot, to find out. We invite you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, even tastes of the holidays in colonial Boston!

Costumed interpreters in the Revere House, c. 1680, and neighboring Pierce-Hichborn House, c. 1711, will acquaint visitors with colonial thanksgiving traditions and controversies surrounding the observance of Christmas. Both houses will feature period appropriate displays of tropical fruits, prized by the colonists for their bright colors as much as their sweet flavors. Discover why Boston banned any observance of Christmas at times during the 1600’s. Learn how by the Reveres’ era, even Puritans sometimes treated themselves to delectable thanksgiving feasts scheduled suspiciously close to December 25, and visited Anglican churches to enjoy the greenery and festive music.


“Old Ironsides” Sails for 212th Birthday

Click image to view Boston Herald’s Photo Gallery. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)SHOTS FIRED! No, that is not from a police report. It was from the 17-gun salute given by the USS Constitution today in Boston Harbor. The outing into the harbor was for Old Ironsides’ 212th birthday. The world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still Read More…


Paul Revere Museum Sketches Out Expansion Plan

The Paul Revere House Museum is expanding its footprint. In 2007, the Museum purchased an 1835 row house at 5-6 Lathrop Place, located directly behind the Revere house, on property once owned by Paul Revere. The plan is to convert this building into a visitor and education center, creating much needed space for education programs, visitor Read More…