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Fr. Taylor, the “Seamen’s Apostle” of North Square

By Jessica Dello Russo In the final months before the community news project, www.northendwaterfront.com, enters a new phase as a treasure trove of archival material on the North End and Waterfront neighborhoods of Boston for many generations to come, I wanted to share with readers a delightfully unexpected follow-up to a series of articles I Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Theft from Vehicle; Pharmacy Shoplifting

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny from Motor Vehicle10/05/20    9:00pm – 9:00amVictim reports his 2011 Volvo C30 was parked in North Square. When he returned to the vehicle, a suitcase containing clothing, a laptop with earphones, and a drone had been stolen. Read More…

Arts & Culture

Vote North Square for Fan Favorite! One of Nine Boston Preservation Award Projects

The North Square reconstruction project was awarded one of nine 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards by the Boston Preservation Alliance. The award recognizes the resilience of individuals, the versatility of historic buildings, and the importance of storytelling in keeping our histories alive. Now, members of the public can cast your vote for the 2020 Preservation Awards Read More…

Arts & Culture

BETA Group Wins Engineering Award for North Square Redesign

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named BETA Group, Inc. winner of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for their work on North Square in Boston’s North End. BETA Group, Inc. worked with the City of Boston to prepare design concepts for North Square. Through a collaborative design process and public Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Attempted Sexual Assault, Motor Vehicle Breaking & Entering

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Attempted Sexual Assault08/02/20         2:00 a.m.Female victim reports she was walking home from a friend’s house when she was approached by a male who began talking with her. Victim further stated when they reached North Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: Crosstown Foundation for the Arts & Sacred Heart Church

This week’s neighborhood drawing features the Crosstown Foundation for the Arts studio in North Square, near the corner of Moon St. and Sun Court St. Founded in 1999, their mission has evolved from publishing the fine and applied arts via the Internet, to directing attention to small scale urban and natural habitats in need of Read More…

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: North Square

North Square in early June 2020 in Boston’s North End, just a few days before outdoor restaurant seating flowed out into the Square. In the foreground, you can see the Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument sculpture, one of the four bronze sculptures added to North Square during its renovation. The five scopes of the instrument offer different images Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Salem St. Trash, Mask Questions in North Sq., Endicott St. Pothole

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. Residential Trash out Illegally at 209 Salem St This 311 user says, “Get people out to ticket. There is trash all over the North End!” The Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Public Drinking in North Square, Basketball at Polcari Playground, Parking Spot Request on Hull St. & Commercial St., Mask Concerns

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. Public Drinking in North Square This 311 user says, “There are 7 people probably in their 20s, all gathered outside in the newly renovated North Square Read More…

Community

Filming Notice: “Godmothered” at North Square Mar. 6

Due to unforeseen production issues, filming of “Godmothered” for the Disney+ streaming movie service was cancelled on February 28 and has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6, 2020. Filming will occur on March 6 at North Square, with prep work taking place on March 4 & 5. North Square past the split to Moon St., Garden Ct. Read More…

Community Transportation

“Godmothered” Filming at North Square Continues Feb. 28

Due to weather, filming of “Godmothered” for the Disney+ streaming movie service had to be cancelled on February 6 and has been rescheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020. Filming will occur on February 28 at North Square, with prep work taking place on February 26 & 27. North Square past the split to Moon St., Read More…