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Cafe Zones Start June 11th Expanding Outdoor Tables to City Streets

City officials have installed “Cafe Zone Starting June 11” signs in front of many restaurants in the North End and downtown Boston neighborhoods this week. Over 500 restaurants filed applications citywide and 200 have been approved so far to place tables in the parking and street areas. Outdoor dining started on June 8th with existing Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Broken Sidewalk, Playground in Need of Repair, and Litter at Columbus Park

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. Sidewalk Broken on Clark Street “Sidewalk Broken. A lot of seniors live in the area and can get hurt” The original 311 post can be found Read More…

Business Community Featured

Reader Poll: Are Sandwich Board Signs a Sidewalk Nuisance?

The sandwich board ordinance that allows businesses to place free-standing signs on the sidewalks without a permit so long as they follow a list of requirements is coming to an end later this month. The Boston City Council will now decide whether to extend it or make revisions. Under the current ordinance, sandwich board signs Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Sidewalk Repair at Cross & Fulton Street

Work has begun on repairs to the sidewalk at Cross Street and Fulton Street. Photo submitted by Adam Castiglioni. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.


What’s The 311? Homeless Camp at Langone Park, Broken Sign on Prince St., Injured Snow Owl

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. Commercial Street Case Answered After Snow Melts “Not shoveled/treated from 500 to 536 Commercial Street.” The original 311 post can be found here. This case was Read More…

Community Transportation

Reader Poll: What Do You Think About the Brick Sidewalk Removal?

Removing the red brick sidewalks along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue to make way for the new cycle track has spurred much conversation in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. The community discussed the project at the May Residents’ Association meeting and the Public Works Construction Management and Connect Historic Boston Project Manager provided more information here. Share your opinion on the Read More…

Featured Transportation

Information Regarding North End Concerns on Connect Historic Boston (Cycle Track) Project

The following information was submitted by Kay Barned-Smith, CCM, AIA, Public Works Construction Management and Connect Historic Boston Project Manager.  Please note there is a North End Construction Update meeting scheduled for June 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. See the flyer. INFORMATION RE: NORTH END CONCERNS In response to a number Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Popular Parks, Concrete Sidewalks, Spring Concert, RUFF Fundraiser

Things to know for Wednesday  Events for Wednesday, May 24th 12:30pm St. John School Spring Music Concert. St. John School Spring Music Concert featuring performances from all grades at SJS under the direction of Ms. Whittington and Ms. Dietrich. Located at St. Stephen’s Church, 401 Hanover Street. 5:30pm RUFF is hosting a dog park fundraiser this Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30 Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Waterfront Condo Boards Take Issue With City Hall’s “Community Engagement” on Removing Brick Sidewalks

A discussion not on the agenda, but definitely a hot topic, erupted at the May 11th meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). North End waterfront condo associations, representing over a thousand residents, have signed on to a joint letter expressing their “deep concern” regarding City Hall’s “community engagement,” most recently regarding the handling of the North Read More…