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Photo Gallery: Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Parade

The largest military parade on the East Coast took place on Monday afternoon in downtown Boston with over 30 historic military organizations participating in this yearly Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company ceremonial event. The AHAC marched from their Headquarters in Faneuil Hall, past the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. At the cemetery they lay a wreath at the Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Profiles Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial

Under the heading, America At War, profiles the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial dog-tag memorial at the Old North Memorial Garden on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. The piece asks “How should we memorialize those lost in the war on terror?“. The oldest of its kind, the Old North memorial honors service members killed in Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Navy Platoon Marches Through North End

A Navy platoon marched through the North End on Wednesday, singing a Navy cadence. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.

Featured Government Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Video: Military Helicopter Exercise Over Downtown Boston Skyline

Military helicopters performed a Homeland Security training exercise on Tuesday night over downtown Boston’s skyline, flying literally between hi-rise buildings and just feet over North End building rooftops. There appeared to be several Blackhawk helicopters in a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Military Helicopters Flying Low Along Waterfront and Downtown Boston [Video]

Military helicopters are doing Homeland Security training exercises tonight over downtown Boston, flying literally feet over building rooftops. We captured some of the fast moving action in the above video. There appear to be four “dark” Blackhawk helicopters following a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the Harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Mass. Military Heroes Fund Hosts 9/11 Service Project on Greenway

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund organized its annual 9/11 Day of Service on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway where volunteers assembled 1,000 care boxes to be sent to local men and women serving overseas. Members of the public wrote letters of support to the troops and left notes of remembrance to 9/11 and bereaved military Read More…


Bronze Star Medal Awarded to Captain Alex Wray in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Captain Alex Wray, son of North Ender and FOCCP officer Sandra Harcourt, was awarded the Bronze Star last Thursday in Afghanistan. It is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. Read More…

Community Event Notices Photos & Videos

Photos: Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Attracts Big Turnout

It was a big night for fundraising in the North End to support the Wounded Warrior Project, where friends and neighbors gathered at Lucia’s on Hanover St. on behalf of three soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan. Ricky Scimeca from the North End, along with friends Robert McCarthy, Justin Santoro and David McGrath are “rucking” the Read More…

Community Event Notices Food & Drink

Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Set For January 19, 2012

No tickets or reservations required, open to everyone. If you can’t make it and would still like to contribute please make checks payable to Wounded Warrior Project and mail to Olivia Scimeca 21 Cleveland Place #5 Boston, Mass 02113 or you can donate online here.