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Grass Over Artificial Turf Recommended in Letter to Parks Project Manager

Local resident John Modzelewski urges the design team to reconsider their proposal of artificial turf for the multi-use field at Puopolo Park in a letter to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department Project Manager. John lists seven arguments for natural grass over synthetic turf and notes that other local areas, including the Boston Common, the Esplanade Read More…

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Tradition of Santa Claus Arriving by Helicopter Continues in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Claus made his annual helicopter ride from the North Pole to the North End on Sunday, December 17th. After the 40+ year tradition became at risk, a group came together to organize the event for the neighborhood children. The helicopter landing was also combined with annual Santa Skate Toy Drive, bringing hundreds to the Read More…

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26th Annual LaFesta Baseball Tournament [Photo Gallery]

Celebrating 26 continuous years, the annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at Puopolo Field in Boston’s North End. Opening ceremonies featured the Boston Police Color Guard. The baseball exchange program is held each summer between the North End and sister city North Adams. Photos by Matt Conti.


North End FY16 Capital Projects Budgeted for Park Repairs, North Square Design & Eliot School

Capital projects in the North End area have been announced as part of the City’s FY16 budget, recently approved by the Boston City Council and the Mayor. In the North End specifically, the following projects are in different phases within the Capital Plan process: New Projects included in the FY16 Plan: Christopher Columbus Park: $260,000 to address Read More…

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Crane Truck Tips on Commercial Street into Baseball Field [Photos]

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, a crane truck tipped over onto Commercial Street in Boston’s North End with the boom smashing a truck and into the Puopolo Park baseball field. The driver and a passerby were taken to the hospital for evaluation, although it does not appear there were serious injuries. Fuel spilled over the Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Bags of Dog Poop Dumped at Baseball Fields [Slideshow]

The latest dog poop quagmire is at the North End baseball fields, shown in these photos by Stefan Modzelewski. Taken at Puopolo Field on Commercial St., he appropriately notes “the photos speak for themselves.” The fields are posted “No Dogs” but this is obviously not the case. A trash barrel or a big belly compacter Read More…