Community Health & Environment

Neighborhood View of the Day: Boston Shines in the North End

A large group of North Enders came out on Saturday morning for the annual Boston Shines community cleanup. Neighbors met on the Prado and enjoyed coffee provided by the Lions Club before heading out with brooms and shovels to different streets and parks around the North End / Waterfront. The City’s Public Works Department provided Read More…

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Video: North End Societies Procession and Vigil on the Prado to Remember Marathon Victims

Video: The North End Societies held a solemn procession and vigil on Sunday, April 21, 2013, to remember those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Representing the societies, Jason Aluia from St. Anthony’s Club, spoke to the crowd about remembering the victims of the attacks and the aftermath. There was a special prayer for North Read More…

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North End Societies Host Neighborhood Candlelight Vigil & Procession for Marathon Victims [Photos]

The North End Societies, known worldwide for the famous summer feasts and religious processions, joined together on Sunday for a solemn walk and vigil in remembrance and prayer for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. The candlelight vigil, sing-a-long and procession started on Endicott Street at the St. Anthony’s Club with Read More…

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Paul Revere’s Ride Re-enacted in Boston’s North End for 2013 Patriot’s Day [Photos]

  Today is Patriots Day, a day that reflects the freedom Boston has celebrated throughout its history. Boston is a tough and resilient town and so are its people. — President Obama, April 15, 2013 Hours before the explosions at the Boston Marathon, a much calmer and more celebratory event took place on the 2013 Read More…

Health & Environment

RUFF Pitches In To Cleanup Neighborhood Parks

RUFF held its monthly parks cleanup this Sunday morning at 9am. The group met and cleaned up the Prado, Charter St. Park and the ball fields. They also hung RUFF signs at several locations to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to the community. RUFF stands for Responsible Urbanites for Fido and welcomes dog owners Read More…

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Downtown View: Trees Tops in Boston

Most neighborhoods have iconic trees. The Back Bay has its magnolias. Beacon Hill blossoms with Callery pear trees in late April. The North End’s favorite trees are the lindens and locusts along the Prado, slated this spring for pruning. Charlestown has variety, with especially good gingkos. Downtown residents get pretty agitated about trees. When city Read More…

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Old North Church 2013 Gala Raises Funds for Outreach Programs and Prado Tree Trimming [Photos]

The Old North Church hosted its third annual Gala last Saturday night. The theme was “The Fabulous Fifties” and the one hundred guests came in appropriate outfits. The gala raised around $19,000, which will be used to support the church’s outreach programs, including Piccolo Regali, the Saturday food program, and to match a City of Read More…

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Old North Receives Grant to Trim the Trees in the Prado

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has awarded the Old North Church an $11,000 grant to trim the trees in the Prado behind the church. The matching grant, from the competitive Beautify Boston program, will pay half of the cost of pruning the forty-four linden trees and eight locust trees in the park. The Old Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Save the Date: Old North Gala and Auction on February 9, 2013

This year a portion of the proceeds will help trim the trees in the Prado so that thousands of visitors can have an unobstructed view of the magnificent architecture. The NEWRA Parks and Open Spaces Committee added, “We are excited and grateful to hear that some of the proceeds from the event will be used Read More…

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Councilor Sal LaMattina and First Lady Angela Menino Host City’s Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting at the Prado [Video]

The City of Boston’s 2012 Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting visited the North End’s Paul Revere Mall (aka Prado) on Sunday afternoon. Mayor Thomas Menino is still recuperating so City Councilor Sal LaMattina and First Lady of Boston Angela Menino led the holiday celebration including caroling, a visit with Santa and the lighting of the Read More…