Community Event Notices Kids & Families

Mirabella Pool Set to Open Saturday, June 22; Early Bird Rate Available Through June 21

Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End and the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown are opening for the season on Saturday, June 22. The Mirabella Pool has just added swim lessons for infants to four-year-olds on Wednesday mornings, 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Limit Read More…

Featured Meetings

Mirabella Pool Site Selected for New Community Center; Existing Nazzaro Future Uncertain

The Mirabella Pool bathhouse/spray fountain area on Commercial Street was selected as the final recommended site for a new North End community center. City of Boston officials released their assessment at a public meeting on April 25th and in a 293-page report published today on the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) website. BCYF Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Photos & Videos Real Estate

Consensus for Larger North End Community Center, But Where? [Meeting Video]

The Nazzaro Center community room was overflowing with residents on Wednesday night, driving home the main point of the meeting … the need for a larger community center in the North End. The City’s team from Sasaki Architects concluded that the existing Nazzaro Center is roughly half the size of its current demand. A new center Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families Sports

Opposition Emerges Toward Potential North End Community Center Site Next to Mirabella Pool

A mass mailing was sent to thousands of North End / Waterfront residents this week opposing a new community center at the site next to the Mirabella Pool. The City has yet to decide on a site, although the Commercial Street location remains under consideration, according to city officials. A potential new building would be built Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: What Is Your Favorite Activity at the Pool?

The Mirabella Pool is perhaps the coolest spot in the neighborhood (pun intended) with local kids, families and summer camps all spending hot summer days at the pool. What’s your favorite thing to do at the pool? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below. Note: Web polls are not scientific, Read More…

Community Featured Government Kids & Families

Pool Wars! Neighborhood Parents Irritated by Midday Closing of Mirabella Pool for City Campers

“It’s a simple timing issue that we wish the city would fix” said an exasperated North End mother. The issue at hand is a new city policy closing the North End’s Mirabella pool to the public weekdays between 3-4pm for the exclusive use of a city-run summer camp group. At a meeting with local officials Read More…

Community

What’s The 311? Sinkhole Forming on Hanover Street, Chair Issue at Mirabella Pool, and Trash Barrel Thrown Over Railing

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Pool-Goer Wants Chairs Off of The Fence at Mirabella Pool “They closed my last 311 24 days ago saying signs were being made for the chairs Read More…

Community

What’s The 311? North End Graffiti Clean Up and Mirabella Pool

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Graffiti Cleaned up on Multiple Streets in The North End “Black graffiti on red brick historical building. There is a CCTV camera right in front of Read More…

Community

What’s The 311? Fake Monk Mafia is Back, Overgrown Steriti Rink Lawn, Pool Beach Chair Issues, Emergency Work on Prince St.

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Fake Monk Mafia Spotted at Christopher Columbus Park “The fake Buddhist monk is scamming tourists on the island ferry dock & Columbus Park.” The original 311 Read More…