Photos & Videos Sports

Neighborhood Photo: Turf Installation at Puopolo Field

The renovation project at Langone and Puopolo Parks has been full-steam ahead since construction projects were allowed to resume in May with new COVID-19 restrictions in place. In this photo, turf is being putting down on the Puopolo Field, which will be a multi-use field able to host baseball, softball, and soccer. The artificial turf Read More…

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2018 North End Christmas Parade Brings Santa by Helicopter [Photos]

The 47th North End Christmas Parade brought Santa to the neighborhood in first class fashion via his own helicopter. The chilly but sunny weather brought out hundreds to the waterfront’s Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Two marching bands played holiday music while costumed characters took pictures with the kids. Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: 20 Seafood Towers Worth the Wait, Gas Main Explosion in Merrimack Valley, Back to School Films, Family Pride Day, Local Food Festival

Things to know for Friday Today is Friday, September 14 and if you’re looking for something to splurge on this weekend, check out the 20 seafood towers from around the city that Eater Boston says are worth it.  Here’s what you need to know for this weekend… 1:00PM September Films: Back to School. Stop by Read More…

Featured Kids & Families Sports

City to use Artificial Turf at Puopolo Fields in North End

Despite some opposition, artificial turf will be used at the Puopolo Fields on Commercial Street with natural grass remaining at Langone Park’s little league field, according to a community letter issued by Boston Parks Commissioner, Chris Cook. A stretch of natural grass will also be added along the Harborwalk for passive activities. The change will Read More…

Announcements Community Health & Environment

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…

Community Featured Meetings Sports

Design Concepts Released for Langone and Puopolo Parks

Boston Parks & Recreation hosted their third and final community meeting this week to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks in the North End. At the meeting, representatives from the Parks Department shared their design recommendations for the new parks, shown below, and listened to the resident feedback that followed. (Click images to enlarge.) Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

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…

Photos & Videos Sports

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…

Community Health & Environment Police & Fire Transportation

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…