Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Christmas Apparition

A photo of the nativity scene outside St. Stephen’s Church in the North End produced more than just a festive image. When photographer Amelio showed the picture to his wife, she noticed a figure in the window, perhaps approving his work. Photo courtesy of Amelio; story shared by Dr. Joseph Mendola. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular Read More…

Event Notices

Christmas Mass & Service Schedules for North End Churches 2019

Below are schedules for the 2019 Christmas week Masses at the North End churches. Saint Leonard Church, Sacred Heart Church and Saint Stephen Church (Roman Catholic) Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve4pm: Saint Stephen Church5pm: Saint Leonard Church12 midnight: Saint Leonard Church Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day9am: Saint Leonard Church10:30am: Saint Leonard Church (Italian)11:00am: Saint Stephen Church12 Read More…

People

Obituary: Arlene “Lee” Porcella of Boston’s North End

Arlene A. “Lee” Porcella, a longtime North End, Boston resident passed away October 09, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor Porcella. Devoted wife of the late Robert Linberg. Dear sister of Sandra Kenney of Franklin, and the late Paul Porcella of Billerica. Cherished aunt of Jennifer and her wife Nathalie Balch-Kenney of Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: St. Stephen’s Bell Tower Undergoes Restoration

Fr. David Costello, St. Stephen’s rector, in front of St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street, which is undergoing renovations to its historic Bulfinch bell tower. The land on which the church sits has been a worshiping site for the past 300 years, dating back to the 1700s when it was used for a Congregational Society. Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

An Evening of Authentic Food and Friendship in Support of St. Stephen’s Bell Tower Project

Blessed by the support of many friends, most notably, North End restaurant owners Filippo and Anna Frattaroli, St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street was the grateful recipient of funds raised at a special dinner held recently at Lucia Ristorante, with all proceeds going towards the church’s Bell Tower project. The dinner, held on May 21, Read More…

Announcements Arts & Culture Event Notices

Fundraising Dinner at Lucia Ristorante to Support St. Stephen’s Church

Join the capital improvements campaign with a special fundraising dinner at Lucia Ristorante (415 Hanover St.) next Tuesday evening, May 21st at 6pm.  Filmark Hospitality Group is donating the complete evening, dinner and wine. “We love being next door to this architectural treasure,” adds the hosting Frattaroli family and owners of Lucia Ristorante. A guest Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Government

Bulfinch Bell Tower at St. Stephen’s Church Allocated Repair Funds

The historic bell tower at Saint Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street received $125,000 for its much needed repair in State funding allocated by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. The earmark is included in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget and follows recent allocations for North End parks. “I am proud to represent a district that is so Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

North End Churches Holy Week 2019 Services

Saint Leonard Parish Thursday 4/18 (Holy Thursday):7 p.m. – Saint Leonard Church Friday 4/19 (Good Friday):12 Noon – Stations of the Cross – Saint Leonard Church3 p.m. – Liturgy of Christ’s Passion – Saint Leonard ChurchConfessions all afternoon – Saint Leonard Church7 p.m. – Stations of the Cross – Sacred Heart Church Saturday 4/20 (Holy Read More…

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Christmas Mass & Service Schedules for North End Churches 2018

Below are schedules for the 2018 Christmas week Masses at the North End churches. Saint Leonard Church, Sacred Heart Church and Saint Stephen Church (Roman Catholic) Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve 4pm: Saint Stephen Church 5pm: Saint Leonard Church 12 midnight: Saint Leonard Church Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day 9am: Sacred Heart Church 10:30am: Saint Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

North End Churches Easter 2018 Services

2018 Easter Services – North End Churches Saint Leonard Parish St. Leonard Church (320 Hanover St.) Sacred Heart Church (12 North Square) St. Stephen’s Church (401 Hanover St.) March 30 – Good Friday 12:05pm: Stations of the Cross (St. Leonard) 3pm: Liturgy of Christ’s Passion (St. Leonard) 4pm: Confessions (St. Leonard) 7pm: Stations of the Cross Read More…

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Handel’s “Messiah” Performed in Boston’s North End; Hallelujah Chorus Video

Local arts partners came together with a ‘gift of music’ at the 3rd annual Handel’s “Messiah” (Part 1) concert on Wednesday night at St. Stephen’s Church in Boston’s North End. The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), the Boston Landmarks Orchestra One City Choir and Eureka Ensemble organized over 60 artists and musicians from across the city for Read More…