Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Flower Bed and Plantings at Union Wharf

New plantings were part of this Union Wharf renovation on Commercial Street. “Love these annuals and perennials,” said Terese O’Connell who shared this picture.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption Read More…

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Construction Begins for Carolyn Lynch Garden in North End Parks on the Greenway

With funding from The Lynch Foundation, reconstruction has begun for new four-season gardens on the south side of Hanover Street (also known as Parcel 10), across from the Haymarket Hotel site. New fencing went in on Monday for the project that will revamp the boxwood beds and follows 2015 improvements on the northern side (Parcel 8). The Read More…

Featured Meetings

New Greenway Gardens in North End Presented at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presented plans for the recently announced reconstruction of the gardens on the south side of Hanover Street (also known as Parcel 10), across from the Haymarket Hotel site. This project follows 2015 improvements on the northern side (Parcel 8). The gardens on the southern side are twice as Read More…

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Greenway Conservancy Receives $1.4 Million Gift from The Lynch Foundation to Fund North End Gardens & Park Improvements

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy today announced a $1.4 million grant from The Lynch Foundation. In recognition of this support, a completely renovated garden space will honor Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The robustly planted boxwood garden, located adjacent to the North End, will offer four-season interest, and will be Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Volunteers of the Old North Church Gardens Presented With Good Neighbor Award

In a little corner of our world these volunteers are working hard in the gardens at Old North Church to keep beauty and cleanliness alive. Thank you for your untiring efforts in caring for our neighborhood. Volunteers are shown in the above photo receiving the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Recognition Read More…

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Old North Receives Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund Grant for Longfellow Garden Project

Old North Church and Foundation received a grant of $46,350 for its Longfellow Garden courtyard project, announced Friday by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with other recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Elephant Ears in the Morning

Erik Lund shares this morning photo of the aptly named elephant ear plants at Christopher Columbus Park.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a caption (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.


North End Parks Ribbon Cutting for the New Greenway Swings & Horticulture Plantings

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy had a ribbon cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the recent North End Park improvements. Local officials and residents visited the newly planted boxwood beds, tried out the new swinging benches while enjoying coffee and pastries. For more details on the work, see this slide presentation.


Neighborhood Photo: New Rose Bushes at Columbus Park

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park horticulture group planted a bunch of new rose bushes at the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden this week at the waterfront park. Meredith Piscitelli shows the scene with many more pics on their Facebook page. Want to join the FOCCP horticulture volunteers? Email committee chair, Robyn at   “Neighborhood Photo” is a Read More…