Event Notices

Hidden in Plain Sight: Learning How Teens Hide Substances – June 4 at Nazzaro Center

NEW Health and the Nazzaro Community Center are hosting an event “Hiding in Plain Sight”. Learn about some of the common places teens use to hide substances in their bedrooms, sometimes right in plain sight. We will be setting up a makeshift bedroom to identify those places commonly used to avoid detection. All are welcome Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Sixty Eight Arrested in North End Over Last Two Summer Feast Weekends

Another seven arrests in the North End on Saturday night by Boston Police bring the total to sixty-eight arrested over the last two summer feast weekends. Similar to the previous night, those charged were largely suburban teenagers cited for public underage drinking, disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to officials. “Young people from outside the city Read More…

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Judge Orders Community Service and Feast Essay to Teens Arrested in North End

Following the arrests in the North End by Boston Police District A-1 last Friday and Saturday nights, 28 youths appeared in Boston Juvenile Court on Monday, August 21st. Four were 15 years old, twelve were 16 years old, and twelve were 17 years old. Coincident with the Fisherman’s Feast going on this weekend, most of the Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Crackdown Continues on Teen Partying with 22 More Arrests

The North End crackdown continues with Boston Police District A-1 reporting another 22 arrests on Saturday night in the North End for underage drinking, minor trespassing and related offenses. Most of the arrests were along the waterfront at Sargent’s Wharf and the Commercial Street area, near the Fisherman’s Feast going on this weekend. The roundup Read More…

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Officials Meet to Boost Security Measures on Feast Weekends

Local officials representing the North End / Waterfront met Thursday morning at City Hall with Boston and State Police regarding stepped up measures to maintain order in the neighborhood during the upcoming feast weekends. This summer has seen a dramatic increase in suburban teenagers gathering by the hundreds and causing havoc, especially on Commercial Street Read More…

Featured Meetings Police & Fire

Boston Police Address Teen Hordes, Homelessness, Feast Coverage and Noise Complaints

Summer in the North End / Waterfront always requires more police presence due to an abundance of warm weather events including feasts, concerts, park activities, and the many visitors to the neighborhood. North End Public Safety Committee Chair, David Marx, invited Captain Kenneth Fong and Office Teddy Boyle to this month’s North End Waterfront Residents’ Read More…

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Boston Police and State Troopers Disperse Crowds in North End

Boston Police and State Troopers put on a massive show of force on Friday night as droves of teenagers gathered in the North End on Commercial Street. Police presence was high at the St. Agrippina’s Feast on Hanover Street, a draw for the crowd, where an Aerosmith cover band performed. As the situation developed, police Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Weekend Photo: Teenagers Hoard Around Skating Rink / Bocce Courts

It must be summer in the North End as 50-100 teenagers are seen regularly gathering along Commercial Street around the bocce courts and skating rink on weekend nights. A resident sends in this photo from Friday night expressing concerns of trash, broken bottles, and a huge mess left for others to clean up. The location has a history Read More…

Police & Fire

North End Residents Demand More Police Presence; Rob Consalvo Talks Public Safety; Wasp Spray Demonstration [Video]

Video: August 1, 2013 North End Public Safety Meeting, Nazzaro Community Center Subject timeline for the meeting so you can jump to points of interest in the video. 00:00 Introduction and Welcome by Sgt. Thomas Lema, Boston Police District A-1 03:30 Crime Statistics – Review of recent incidents in the last 30 days (numbers shown Read More…

Community People Photos & Videos

North End Stories: Charlie Coppola and Sam Viscione Recall Their Teenage Jobs in the North End

North End Stories is back recording and documenting the lives of long time North Enders, including the first in a series of interviews with Charlie Coppola and Sam Viscione about growing up in Boston’s North End. In this video, Charlie and Sam discuss their first jobs and the money saving ways of their mother’s. See Read More…