Community Kids & Families

Cradles to Crayons Partners with BCYFs to Collect Donations for Children in Need

Cradles to Crayons is partnering with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Boston Children’s Museum to call on Boston residents to participate in a city-wide collection of children’s essentials. As communities take on spring cleaning and clear out their closets this season, the Boston-based nonprofit asks to keep the collection in mind and donate any Read More…

Event Notices

Boston Architectural College Meeting to Discuss Nazzaro Building Future Uses

A team from Boston Architectural College (BAC) will be at the Nazzaro Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to hear from the North End community regarding the desired future use of the Nazzaro building. The BAC study is independent of the City’s process for the new North End community Read More…

Featured Meetings

Study of Mixed-Use Scenarios for Nazzaro Center Introduced to Neighborhood Council

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, is conducting a study of the potential mixed-use scenarios for the current Nazzaro Center building. Architect Killion Mokwete presented an overview of the Gateway Program and what the study will entail Read More…

Announcements Kids & Families Sports

Basketball Tournament at BCYF Nazzaro Center

The Nazzaro Center, located at 30 N. Bennet Street in the North End, will be hosting a basketball tournament on Thursday, February 21 at 11 a.m. The tournament is free for all boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17. Teams will be set via a fantasy draft, so participants must be on Read More…

Commentaries

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Mayor Walsh to Support the Nazzaro Center Landmark Petition

By Ellen Hume, Marie Simboli and Kirsten Hoffman – Save the Nazzaro Coalition Dear Mayor Walsh: Thank you! We are grateful to hear that you are not planning to sell, demolish or convert for private housing the iconic Nazzaro Building / North Bennet Street Bathhouse in Boston’s oldest neighborhood, the North End. As you know, Read More…

Community Featured Government

Residents’ Association Letter to Mayor Walsh Regarding New Community Center

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) discussed at their January meeting a list of priorities to be included in a letter about the new community center to Mayor Marty Walsh. In the letter, NEWRA expresses support for the City’s efforts to create a community center that meets the current needs of the North Read More…

Community Kids & Families

February School Vacation at the Nazzaro Center

The Nazzaro Center will be opening its doors to non-members for February School Vacation Week, February 19 through 22. The Center hopes this will help families who are looking for a place to send their kids during this break, similar to the Nazzaro Center programming over the December holidays. Registration for current members of the after-school Read More…

Featured Meetings

Residents Ask for Transparency Around the Nazzaro Center’s Future

North End resident Ellen Hume, along with Kirsten Hoffman and Marie Simboli, are organizing a petition to Save the Nazzaro Center from sale for private use and redevelopment. They are also seeking support for “landmarks” status to ensure historic preservation of the building. In their presentation to the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on December 13th, Hume alleged a lack Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: What Site Do You Favor for a Larger Community Center in the North End?

Most everyone agrees that a larger community center is needed for the North End. Now the big question is, where to build it? A community meeting was held last week to discuss potential locations. The City analyzed six sites: Mirabella Pool House, Sargent’s Wharf, Fulton Street, Cooper Street, DeFilippo Playground, and a larger building at Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Nazzaro Center Basketball Banquet – A Buzzer Beater! [Photos]

Over 200 people attended the Nazzaro Community Center’s annual basketball banquet held at Filippo’s Ristorante on March 18. Over 100 trophies were presented to teams and individual players in many categories. Raffle tickets for a basketball, and tickets for the Celtics and Red Sox were presented free to participants through a random drawing. Nazzaro Center Director Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Nazzaro Center 2nd Annual College Scholarship Applications Now Available!

The Nazzaro Center is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual College Scholarship Program, through which we will be awarding college scholarships to deserving youth who have made an impact on the North End / Waterfront community. Applications can be obtained and returned as follows: Received and / or submitted online: Email Nazzarocenter@aol.com to request an application. Mailed Read More…