Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Modern Pastry Shop

This neighborhood drawing features Modern Pastry Shop on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Established in 1930, Modern Pastry was originally a small storefront at 261 Hanover Street. In 2014, the family-owned business expanded to also operate a larger shop just next door at 263 Hanover Street. Though the iconic neon sign is historic, the Read More…

Featured Food & Drink

Elected Leaders Headline 26th Annual Taste of the North End

Continuing a longstanding neighborhood tradition, the 26th Annual Taste of the North End brought top elected officials and hundreds of festival-goers for a night of food and charity on Friday, April 26th at the Steriti Memorial Ice Rink in Boston’s North End. Joining the crowd were US Congressman Stephen Lynch, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: A Big Week in Boston History, 215th Army Band of MA National Guard, To Wait or Not to Wait

Things to know for Monday Today is Monday, July 2 and if you’re looking for a new restaurant to try out, Anthony Contarino, a restauranteur and amazing chef, has brought his restaurant Tre Monte to the North End on Salem Street.  Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead… 11:00AM 215th Army Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Galentine’s Day Spots, Multimillionaires Flocking to New Developments, Hoping for Next Year

Things to know for Monday It’s Monday, February 5th and if your heart is just as broken as mine after watching last night’s game…don’t worry, Valentine’s day is just around the corner. If you’re not feeling the romance this year, Elite Daily has summed up 5 Galentine’s Day dessert spots for you and your besties Read More…

Featured People

Giovanni Picariello Place Dedicated at Modern Pastry on Hanover Street

The late owner of Modern Pastry, Giovanni Picariello, was remembered at a sign unveiling on Sunday. The honorary City of Boston street sign designates “Giovanni Picariello Place” outside the landmark pastry shop. Family members joined with Mayor Marty Walsh and local officials for the dedication that took place as part of the North End Columbus Read More…

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Residents’ Association Overwhelmingly Supports Expansion of Modern Pastry Cafe

In a rare unanimous vote of 26-0 for zoning approval and 24-3 for a beer/wine/cordials license transfer, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) strongly supported the applications that would expand the popular Modern Pastry Shop into the space formerly occupied by Piccola Venezia. Modern Pastry owners John Picariello and Sara McGee will separately Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Unanimously Supports Modern Pastry Shop Expansion; No Show by 7-Eleven on Signage

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met on Monday, December 9th for their monthly meeting. The above video recorded the proceedings and the results are summarized below. (Video times are in parenthesis.) (01:00) Greenway Committee Report (03:50) Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falcuk (15:40) At 263 Hanover Street, Modern Pastry Shop owners John Picariello and Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Maria’s Pastry Shop Wins Cannoli Crown at The Phoenix

If you live in or around the North End, you probably get tired of the endless “best cannoli” debate … or do you? The latest “Holy Cannoli” roundup comes from The Phoenix and includes newcomer, Thinking Cup. The newest cafe on the block made it clear they wanted to compete in the cannoli wars. Also Read More…