Featured Meetings Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Opposes Revised St. Leonard’s Rectory Conversion Proposal

A revised proposal for the former St. Leonard’s rectory at 14 N. Bennet St. was opposed 5-4 by the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) during their monthly meeting on Monday evening. The proposal is requesting to change the legal occupancy of the building from a rectory to six residential units. The previous version, which Read More…

Commentaries

Open Letter to Mayor Walsh on the Proposed St. Leonard Rectory Conversion

By Thomas F. Schiavoni, Saint Leonard Church parishioner A variance request by Epsilon Partners for 6 to 8 luxury condominium units at the former Saint Leonard Rectory on North Bennet Street has met with significant neighborhood resistance, including votes in opposition by the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The City of Boston Board Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Celebration of the Transitus of Saint Anthony of Padua & Feast Day Mass June 12 – 13

The Parish of St. Leonard’s will commemorate the last moments of St. Anthony’s life on Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m. A Mass will take place on Saint Anthony of Padua’s traditional feast day, Saturday, June 13, at 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the City & Archdiocese of Boston, St. Leonard’s Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing for St. Leonard’s Rectory Conversion Deferred Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Epsilon Partners requested a deferral for their Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) hearing on Tuesday, February 25, regarding the conversion of St. Leonard’s Rectory at 14 N. Bennet St. to residential units. The new hearing has been set for April 28, 2020 at 11:30am. Attorney Daniel Toscano, representative for Epsilon Partners, cited ongoing concerns from Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Six Centuries of Italian Music Performed by Leonardo Ciampa on New St. Leonard’s Pipe Organ

Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa performed a concert of Italian organ music at St. Leonard Church on January 26th showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ recitals in important cathedrals and basilicas in Italy, Read More…

Announcements Arts & Culture

CCD For First Communion at St. Leonard Church

CCD for First Communion for all children interested on Sundays from 10:30 am-11:30 am beginning February 2nd and conclude with the FIRST COMMUNION celebration on May 17th at the 12:00 mass at St Leonards Church. Lessons will be taught in the Parish hall under Church.Please contact the St Leonards office at 617-523-2110 for registration. Anyone interested Read More…

Event Notices

Ciampa to Give Organ Concert at St. Leonard Church

Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa will perform a concert of Italian organ music on Sunday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church, showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ Read More…

Community Featured People

Welcome Home Father Michael DellaPenna

Boston’s North End has a new pastor, Father Michael DellaPenna, OFM, who recently arrived at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish at the beginning of 2020. Fr. Michael was born and raised in the neighborhood before answering the call as a Franciscan Friar and spending over twenty years as a missionary in Guatemala. NorthEndWaterfront.com featured Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Opposes Rectory Conversion and Addition in Close Vote [Video]

A development proposal at 14 N. Bennet St., the former St. Leonard’s rectory in Boston’s North End, was met with skepticism by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) which voted 5-4 to oppose the zoning variance application. The petitioner, George Kouris of Epsilon Partners, with architect Isaac Smith and attorney Daniel Toscano, presented Read More…