People Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Video: Taps on the Prado

Adam Castiglioni shares this video North End resident Victor Brogna playing Taps on the Prado for Memorial Day. “Taps Across America” is a National Moment of Remembrance that takes place on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time. Individuals are asked to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Memorial Day Fallen Hero’s Garden [Photo Gallery]

Many Memorial Day tributes went virtual this year, but wreathes and flags still showed up at various sites around Boston to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation and freedoms. Photographer Gerri Paladino stopped by the Fallen Hero’s Memorial Garden in the Seaport to take in their Memorial Day display.

Featured Government

Celebrate Memorial Day Safely by Participating Virtually

City Councilor Ed Flynn (District 2) expressed the importance of recognizing our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in the absence of the City’s usual large gatherings during the Council’s weekly meeting. Memorial Day weekend has always been a day filled with age-old traditions from the Memorial Day Flag Garden in the Boston Common to a Read More…

Announcements Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Seaport Flags for Memorial Day

American Flags decorate the lawn along the Harborwalk in Boston’s Seaport in observance of Memorial Day. Photo submitted by Jon Campanelli. “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 or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood Read More…

Event Notices

USS Constitution 21-Gun Salute; Virtual Memorial Day Commemoration

The USS Constitution will host a Facebook live event on Memorial Day, May 25, honoring USS Constitution’s fallen crew members at 11:30 a.m. and will fire a salute of 21 minute-guns at noon. Although the ship remains closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USS Constitution invites everyone to join in this virtual Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Would You Feel Safe Going to the Beach on Memorial Day?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker presented details on the state’s four-step phased reopening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this week. Phase 1, titled “Start,” began Monday, May 18. On this date, manufacturing and construction businesses, as well as places of worship, could open with restrictions and capacity limitations. Also part of Phase 1, on Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

North End VFW Post 144 Honors Fallen Heroes in Memorial Day Service [Photos]

The North End Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 144 held its annual service on Memorial Day. Honoring the North End’s fallen, ceremonial stops were made at the the VFW plaque on the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) and the Iraq/Afghanistan memorial at Old North Memorial Garden. Photos by Matt Conti.

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Memorial Day Tradition Continues at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground by Prince Hall Freemasons [Photos]

One of the century-old Memorial Day events in Boston’s North End is the annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. The scene from today’s event remains strikingly similar to the 1908 service shown on the sign near the grave site. Escorting the Prince Hall Freemasons to Copp’s Hill were the Low Read More…

Daily Briefs Featured

Memorial Day Brief: Remembering Those Who Died Serving, Stanley Cup Finals Start Tonight, Edwards to Run Uncontested

Today is Monday, May 27, Memorial Day. Today we remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The weather looks perfect for walking the Massachusetts Memorial Day Heroes Flag Garden at Boston Common. The North End VFW Post 144 will have a Mass at St. Stephen’s at 11 am, followed by Read More…

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Military Heroes Flag Garden on Boston Common Honors 37,000 For Memorial Day Weekend

The annual Memorial Day flag garden with 37,000 miniature American flags is now in place on Boston Common honoring the sacrifices of all fallen Massachusetts service men and women dating back to the Revolutionary War. The public is welcome to view the flags that will be in place through sundown on Monday, May 28. On Thursday, Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Celebrate ‘Don’t Fry Day’ on May 24

Don’t Fry Day has been observed in the United States for several years and is dedicated to raising awareness about protecting skin from the Sun so that it can’t cause cancer and other damage. The day is held on the Friday before Memorial Day – May 24 this year.  Skin cancer is the most common Read More…