Community Health & Environment

“Pulse of the City” Unveiled by Mayor Menino at Christopher Columbus Park

A unique public art installation was unveiled today at Christopher Columbus Park entitled “Pulse of the City.” The interactive art is on the sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue and encourages fitness by creating music based on the heartbeats of the people who approach it. “This is a truly unique project that connects Boston’s residents and visitors Read More…

Arts & Culture

Prince Pasta Kicks Off 100th Anniversary With Mayor Menino, Pallotta Sisters and Food Truck in North End Greenway Parks

It’s Wednesday so it must be Prince Spaghetti Day! Actually, it is the 100th Anniversary of Prince Pasta and the company is holding a month-long celebration with a “Born in Boston” Food Truck and a display of pasta sculptures of Boston Landmarks by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students. Prince Pasta was actually founded Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Greenway Carousel Opening Day – Photo Gallery

Anticipation was high leading up to the Grand Opening of the Greenway Carousel on Labor Day weekend. Now that construction crews have receded, the new yellow and white capped custom carousel is clearly visible and open within the tree-covered park area, renamed the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove. Pushing the red button for the first Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Fisherman’s Feast Video: 2013 Opening Ceremonies & Blessing of the Fleet

One of the unique traditions of the Fisherman’s Feast is the opening night procession to Boston Harbor for the Blessing of the Fleet and Fishing Waters. If you’ve been at Christopher Columbus Park in the past few decades, then you know the Sicilian fishing boats are all gone, replaced by ferries, yachts and recreational boats. Read More…

Arts & Culture Government People Photos & Videos

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Presented “Italian American of the Year” Award at Fisherman’s Feast [Video]

The Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston presented Mayor Thomas M. Menino with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during the Opening Night of the 103rd Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End on August 15, 2013. “We are honored to be able to give this award to the mayor for everything that he Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

103rd Fisherman’s Feast Opening Night & Blessing of the Fishing Waters [Photos]

The 103rd Fisherman’s Feast opened on Thursday night, August 15, 2013 in Boston’s North End on North, Fleet and Lewis Streets. The statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca left her permanent chapel for a solemn procession to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the Annual Blessing of the Fishing Waters. This year’s procession was Read More…

Government People

Fisherman’s Feast to Award Mayor Thomas M. Menino “Italian American of the Year”

In recognition of his 20 years of service to the city of Boston as mayor, the Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston will present Mayor Thomas M. Menino with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during a presentation at the society’s headquarters at 9-11 Lewis Street on Thursday, Aug 15 at 6:00 pm. Read More…

Government People Police & Fire

23rd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Recognized at City Hall

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today joined the Commission for Persons with Disabilities and members of Boston’s disabled community on City Hall Plaza to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Established by Mayor Menino in 1995, the City of Boston’s Disabilities Commission promotes complete inclusion for individuals with disabilities in Boston. Today’s Read More…

Community Event Notices Government

Downtown North Association Honors Mayor Menino at Annual Meeting

Mayor Thomas M. Menino received an award for Civic Leadership at the Downtown North Association Annual Meeting in recognition of the Mayor’s work over the past twenty years in the Downtown North neighborhood. Presenting the award to Mayor Menino is Bob O’Brien, Executive Director of DNA Photos by Isabel Leon, Mayor’s Office Photography Please visit Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos

Photos: Mayor’s 2013 Coffee Hour at Christopher Columbus Park

Mayor Thomas M. Menino could not make last week’s Mayor’s Coffee Hour at Christopher Columbus Park, but that did stop the friendly community gathering. Helping stand in for the Mayor were Property Chief Michael Galvin, Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak, City Councilors Sal LaMattina, Felix Arroyo and Rob Consalvo along with State Representatives Aaron Michlewitz and Read More…