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Neighborhood Photo: Rain on the Prado

A pedestrian walks down Hanover Street past an empty Paul Revere Mall, possibly carrying take out from a local restaurant. Many neighborhood eateries are still offering take out and delivery during the COVID-19 emergency. See a list of open businesses and what services they are offering here. Photo by Lisa Armstrong. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

North End Music & Performing Arts Center’s Fall Soirée | Party on the Prado Sept. 19

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC)’s Fall Soirée | Party on the Prado will take place on Thursday, September 19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the newly renovated Prado outside NEMPAC’s headquarters. It wouldn’t be a NEMPAC event without a series of performances. The Soirée has an exciting line-up of live musical entertainment, including: Read More…

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North End’s Paul Revere Mall, the Prado, Reopened by Mayor Walsh After $3 Million Restoration

Mayor Marty Walsh officially reopened the Paul Revere Mall, known as the Prado, in Boston’s North End on Tuesday morning. The unveiling comes after nearly $3 million in improvements to revitalize the urban plaza and open space, originally designed by Arthur Shurcliff, that connects Hanover Street to the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail.  Read More…

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What’s The 311? Needles on Stillman Street, Hanover Street Noise Complaints, and Prado Planter Used for Trash

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 Needles Found on Stillman Street This 311 user writes that “Multiple needles” were found on Stillman Street. The original 311 post can be found here. The Read More…

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Prado / Paul Revere Mall Reopens on June 4th with Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will unveil nearly $3 million in improvements to Paul Revere Mall in the North End with a Neighborhood Coffee Hour on Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.  The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City Read More…

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North End VFW Post 144 Honors Fallen Heroes in Memorial Day Service [Photos]

The North End Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 144 held its annual service on Memorial Day. Honoring the North End’s fallen, ceremonial stops were made at the the VFW plaque on the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) and the Iraq/Afghanistan memorial at Old North Memorial Garden. Photos by Matt Conti.

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Neighborhood Photo: Tree Falls at the Paul Revere Mall

A massive Linden tree at the Paul Revere Mall, also known as The Prado, was toppled into the fountain by high winds in last night’s storm. Fortunately, The Prado is currently fenced off from the public as it undergoes renovation. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Read More…

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Under Construction: Prado Joins North Square as Closed Freedom Trail Public Spaces

Following the closing of North Square for reconstruction, another popular Freedom Trail public space in Boston’s North End has been fenced off for an overhaul. The Paul Revere Mall, known as “the Prado,” was closed to the public as construction begins on a major renovation, the second since it was created in 1925. [See the restoration design Read More…

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Paul Revere Mall “The Prado” to See New Improvements

North End residents and community members came out to celebrate the soon-to-be renovated Paul Revere Mall at a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Mayor Martin Walsh at the Prado Wednesday morning. The renovation project will include fountain and masonry restoration, accessibility improvements, planting of new trees, more lighting, tree pruning Read More…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at The Prado Wednesday, July 25

After a series of public meetings last fall, the restoration of the Prado / Paul Revere Mall will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m. The Prado will be getting a complete overhaul with key improvements including an underground drainage system, better lighting and increased accessibility. Historic features will Read More…