Commentaries Police & Fire

Commentary: A Reflection For Boston

The electronic signs over the expressway and interstate this weekend flashed in sequence: “We are one Boston.” “Thank you to all.” We’ve had 9/11 when planes flew out of Boston into New York’s twin towers. We’ve had the Boston Strangler(s). We’ve had the Great Molasses Flood. The anarchist bombing of a North End fire station. Read More…

Business Government Police & Fire

Residents and Businesses Returning to Boylston Street After FBI Turns Over Marathon Bombing Site Back to City

Mayor Menino was presented the flag that was flown over the finish line at the Boston Marathon by an FBI official, symbolically releasing jurisdiction over to the City of Boston on April 22, 2013. The flag was handed over to Mayor Menino by Lt Detective Darrin Greeley of the CSRU Unit of the Boston Police Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos Police & Fire

North End Societies Host Neighborhood Candlelight Vigil & Procession for Marathon Victims [Photos]

The North End Societies, known worldwide for the famous summer feasts and religious processions, joined together on Sunday for a solemn walk and vigil in remembrance and prayer for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. The candlelight vigil, sing-a-long and procession started on Endicott Street at the St. Anthony’s Club with Read More…

Food & Drink People

North Street Grille Fundraising for North End Marathon Victim, Roseann Sdoia

Purchase an appetizer at North Street Grille through April 30th and all sales will go to Roseann Sdoia’s Recovery Fund. Roseann lives in the North End and was severely injured as spectator at the Boston Marathon. She lost her leg from the explosion; she has undergone several surgeries and has a long recovery ahead. Support Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Eucharistic Congress Candlelight “Pray for Boston” Procession in North End [Photos]

The Eucharistic Congress held a spiritual “Pray for Boston” candlelight procession on Saturday night through the streets of the North End. Taking place so soon after the Marathon bombings, the annual event had special meaning this year bringing together hundreds of young adults from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Activities included service projects, a Read More…

Arts & Culture Sports

Neil Diamond Makes Surprise Visit to Fenway on Saturday to Sing “Sweet Caroline”

At Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon, Neil Diamond surprised fans by leading a “Sweet Caroline” sing-a-long at the top of the 8th inning. Long synonymous with Boston’s Fenway and Red Sox, the song has been played by many major league ballparks this week, including New York and Chicago, to offer support as the Boston suffered through the Read More…

Community Event Notices

North End Societies Hosting “North End Remembers” Procession and Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, April 21st

On Sunday, April 21st at 6:00 pm, the North End Societies will be hosting a procession and candlelight vigil to remember all those who were lost, injured and the heroic efforts it took to help during this past week of the Boston Marathon bombings. The vigil will start at 6pm at Saint Anthony’s Club at 203 Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

The Day The Marathon Bombing Suspects Were Captured; One Dead & One in Custody

Friday, April 19, 2013 – What a day! As the entire Boston metro area was locked down, law enforcement officers tracked down and captured the Boston Marathon bomber suspects. It was quite the story and one that will be told many times in many ways. For now, here is a collection of photos, videos and articles from Read More…

Business Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos Police & Fire

North End Under “Shelter in Place” Lockdown During Marathon Bombing Manhunt [Photos]

Photos of what the North End / Waterfront looked like under Friday’s “Shelter in Place” lockdown as the manhunt continued in Watertown. The streets were fairly free of vehicles, but we found several neighborhood shops open for business. Residents were starting to get anxious by the early afternoon, gathering in the cafes and starting to mull Read More…

People Police & Fire

Helping a North End Victim of the Marathon Bombings

My good friend Sabrina DelloRusso from Fleet St. was at the Marathon with her friend and North End resident Roseann Sdoia enjoying the race in front of  the spot of the second bomb blast.  Sabrina suffered minor injuries but her friend, Roseann just inches away, lost one of her legs. As North Enders always do, Read More…