Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Drawings: The Connah Store

This week’s neighborhood drawing features The Connah Store at the corner of Hanover and Parmenter Streets. The shop, open until 2 a.m. every night, appeals to both locals and tourists with its stock of lottery tickets, tobacco, cold drinks, candy, and more. Prior to The Connah Store, which has been in this location for several Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? N. Washington St. Pothole, Snow Hill Early Street Cleaning, Light Out

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. Pothole at 126 N Washington St North End This 311 user writes, “Pothole looks pretty bad, formed quickly on the new dedicated bus lane for bikes Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: North End Union Article

This week we have an article from 1982, submitted and written by Frank Conte, that describes the unique community that surrounded the North End Union in the neighborhood. From activities for children to senior recreation, it seems the Union really had something for everyone. It is described in the article as the “unchanging element in Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Cooper Street Store Assault & Robbery, Hanover Street Bank Robbery, Larceny from Motor Vehicle

Recent incidents from the Boston Police District A-1 journal log for the North End / Waterfront area. Robbery / CommercialAggravated Assault – Battery02/08/18     9:20pmVictim reports an unknown male suspect entered the Cooper Street variety store, came around to the cash register, and pointed a silver handgun at the victim. At this time, the suspect Read More…

Community Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Update on North End Library Sidewalk, Salem St. / Hanover St. Graffiti, & Parmenter St. / Bartlett Pl. Litter

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. Update on Boston Public Library North End Branch Sidewalk The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on January 16th, 2018. The Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Neighborhood Move: Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe Travels to Parmenter Street

Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe has moved to a new storefront at 28 Parmenter Street in Boston’s North End, in the space formerly occupied by Cocoanuts. Owner Sandy Russo is a longtime North End resident and is very excited to bring her famous homemade cupcakes to a larger space with counter seats and plenty of candy, cookies and ice cream too! Read More…

Police & Fire

Small Fire at Salem & Parmenter Caused by Smoking Disposal

It has not been a good year so far for fires in the North End. Last month, it was the hoverboard fire on Hanover Street, and a utility room fire on North Street before that. This weekend, Boston Fire Department said “careless disposal of smoking material” caused a small blaze early last Saturday morning in the rear of Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Friends Group Holds Popular Book Sale at North End Library [Photos]

It was a banner day for the annual book sale, held by the Friends of the North End Branch Library. There was a deal for everyone with $1 paperbacks and $2 for hardcover books, plus plenty of CDs, Audiobooks and DVDs. Tables of categorized books lined the sidewalk on Parmenter Street with more selections inside Read More…

Photos & Videos Real Estate

New Residential Development “Teatro” at 244-246R Hanover St. & 20 Parmenter St. Opposed by Residents’ Association [Video]

Video: 244-246R Hanover St. & 20 Parmenter St. presentation, discussion and NEWRA vote on April 11, 2013 The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 10-16 in opposition of a proposed new residential development at 244-246R Hanover Street and 20 Parmenter Street. The request seeks zoning relief for the purpose of converting commercial/retail spaces to residential use Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Real Estate

New Owner of “Hanover Hole” and Teatro (North End Union) Receives Neighborhood Council Support For 28 Unit Residential Development [Video]

Video: 244-246R Hanover St. & 20 Parmenter St. presentation, discussion and NEWNC vote on April 1, 2013 Silverline Development Company, the new owner of 244-246R Hanover Street and 20 Parmenter Street, received a unanimous 7-0 vote in support of its zoning relief requests from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC. The request seeks Read More…

Business Food & Drink

“Eat and Sip in the City” Visits the New Cocoanuts on Parmenter Street

Have you visited the new “Cocoanuts” store on Parmenter Street? Eat and Sip in the City stops in to the newest shop in the North End that specializes in gourmet snacks and treats. It’s the perfect spot to pick up a unique snack for yourself or to put together a bunch of options to bring Read More…