Kids & Families

In-Person Summer Programming at the Nazzaro Center Begins July 22

Mayor Walsh recently announced in-person summer youth programming for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF). See below for the schedule for the BCYF Nazzaro in the North End. Please note that the Nazzaro Center will NOT be taking registrations at the center. You must visit to register your child.  Programs are free of charge, one Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Outside Nazzaro Center in the North End

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health has opened a COVID-19 testing site in the North End outside the Nazzaro Community Center. The testing site opened Tuesday, June 30. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined the NEW Health team at 9 a.m. and was recognized for his efforts in helping to establish the new site. The North End Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Eliot School Shout Out to Nazzaro Center

The North End’s Eliot School gave a special shout out to the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) and Nazzaro Center for providing free, healthy meals for students every day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Massachusetts schools, including Boston Public Schools, are closed. In addition to the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, this Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park, Basketball Court Closures at Polcari Playground

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 Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park This 311 user says, “People are bringing their dogs to the RUFF dog park in North End and not Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Updates on Cutillo Park, North End Clean Streets, and Nazzaro Building Presented to Neighborhood Council

Kirsten Hoffman presented updates from the Friends of Cutillo Park, the North End Clean Streets Committee, and the Boston Architectural College’s study on future uses of the Nazzaro Center building at the March North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. (0:00) Friends of Cutillo Park Cutillo Park, located off of Stillman Street, dates back to the Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Health & Environment

POSTPONED: Free Kidney Disease Screening & Awareness Program Mar. 28

This program has been postponed due to COVID-19. There will be a free kidney health screening at the Nazzaro Center on March 28 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The deadline to sign up is March 18, 2020. Email Laurie D’Elia with any questions.

Kids & Families

Weekly Sports Night Hosted by Nazzaro Center and North End Against Drugs

The BCYF Nazzaro Center, in collaboration with North End Against Drugs (NEAD), is piloting a sports night for ages 7-12 every Wednesday for the next six weeks. The idea is to have our children more involved in fitness and being healthy. Some of the games or activities being considered are flag football, wiffle ball, ping pong Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: What Should Be the Future Usage of the Nazzaro Center Building?

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) has been conducting a study of the potential future usage for the Nazzaro Center building, located at 30 N. Bennet St. in the North End. Students from the class presented the second phase of their project at a community meeting at the end of February, citing four stakeholders who hope Read More…

Announcements Commentaries

Op-Ed: The Nazzaro Center Should Become a Senior Wellness Center

Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) recently presented some possible options for Nazzaro Center use once a new community center is built. They met with many different organizations and stakeholders to develop possibilities based on recommendations they received. They reiterated that the plans they presented were meant to be used as a starting point Read More…


Boston Architectural College Presents Second Semester Findings for Nazzaro Center

The Boston Architectural College (BAC)’s Gateway Program, which gives architecture students a chance to get real-life experience working on projects out in the community, has been conducting a study of the potential future usage for the Nazzaro Center building. Following an update provided by the BAC last year, Architect Killion Mokwete and students now in Read More…