Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Pizzer Makers Webisode Returns to the North End in Episode 11

Pizzer Makers has returned to Boston’s North End in their latest episode. Filmed at Benevento’s on Salem Street, Tony pulls pizza maker Frankie from the kitchen to work the bar but the regulars and Mr. Health Inspector have other plans. The Boston webisode series was created by Chris Palermo. Episode 11 stars the North End’s Read More…

Event Notices

18th Annual Summer in the City Programming Kicks Off at Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf

For the 18th year, Summer in the City kicks off this week at the Boston Harbor Hotel located at Rowes Wharf. On Tuesdays, pop and soul music will be featured followed by “Rat Pack” bands on Wednesdays. Blues Barge Thursdays and Classic Movie Fridays round out the weekly entertainment. Programming events run through September 9th.


Commentary: Portable Visitor Center Down the Drain

These photos show what goes on behind the scenes in the filming of “Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” movie. While the residents of Margaret Street got to turn back their clocks to sepia tones and the North End of the 1920s, the denizens of Copp’s Hill were stuck with 18-wheeler generator trucks and humongous portable Read More…

Arts & Culture People

Filming with Ben Affleck “Live by Night” in 1920’s North End [Photos]

Residents in Boston’s North End took in the 1920’s scene on Friday complete with Ben Affleck filming his movie, “Live By Night”. Here are some scenes from the movie set on Margaret Street, Cleveland Place and the Prado. Did you get any more Ben Affleck or “Live by Night” movie photos? Email your photos to  See Read More…

Health & Environment Transportation

Movie-Related Road Closures and Early Trash Collection

Boston Public Works has sent notice of the road closures starting between 6 and 7 a.m. for Friday, November 20th on Prince St., Margaret St., Thacher St., Sheafe St. and Cleveland Pl. to accommodate the filming of the Ben Affleck movie “Live By Night”. There is potential for the closures to be in effect on Saturday Read More…

Arts & Culture

“Live By Night” 1920’s Movie Decorations Go Up in North End

After three days of prep work, Margaret and Prince Street in Boston’s North End are starting to look like the 1920’s for Friday/Saturday’s filming of Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” movie. Berna DiNunzio captures the old-time scene in these photographs. We hear laundry lines are coming for a love interest scene on Cleveland Place. Also, Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Ben Affleck to Film “Live By Night” Scenes in Boston’s North End

“Live By Night,” a new Ben Affleck film, will shoot scenes next week in Boston’s North End, around the area of Margaret and Prince Streets. Assistant Location Manager, Greg Chiodo, presented the plans to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for the Warner Bros., Kiki Tree Pictures film. (See meeting video above.) Taking place during Read More…

Arts & Culture

Film Screening of Christopher Di Nunzio’s “A Life Not To Follow”

The feature film, A Life Not To Follow, is about a hitman, a gangster and a private detective who share an interlacing narrative about common human frailty. The movie was shot mostly in the North End by Boston filmmaker Christopher Di Nunzio. Di Nunzio also worked in the neighborhood for many years and has lots of family here.  In Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

North End Short Comedy Film “27” Makes Online Premiere

It’s the classic New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox rivalry, over dinner in Boston’s North End. The comedic short film “27” is now available for online viewing (embedded above) featuring Tony and Carmine, two stubborn Italian-American cousins, and a hot-ticket waitress named Angela. Locals will recognize the setting as Gennaro’s 5 North Square restaurant branded as Vito’s for the film. Read More…