Announcements Event Notices

North End Walking Tour, Lunch and Presentation on September 21st

Please join us for a walking tour of the North End on Saturday, September 21st, followed by lunch and a presentation at Trattoria Il Panino. We will meet at 10:30 AM at “I Am Books” on 189 North St. where you will be introduced to the basics of that Cultural Hub by owner Nicola Orichuia. We will then Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Video: Amelia the Drone Tours the North End From the Sky

North End tours are nothing new, but here is one you probably haven’t seen yet. Brad Young takes “Amelia the Drone” on a sky tour from the North End rooftops, over the Greenway, Zakim Bridge and around the steeple of the Old North Church. The video was shot over four separate summer sunsets. (Music Don’t Stop Read More…

Community Event Notices

Freedom Trail Foundation Tours Start Up Again For Spring

The following news release comes from the Freedom Trail Foundation: Spring has sprung, and it’s time the Freedom Trail Foundation’s 18th century costumed guides will be out on the Trail in full force offering a full menu of fun and educational tours. The Freedom Trail Foundation’s tours currently holds two tours daily departing from Boston Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

“Mather Redux” Brings Perspective on the North End’s Cotton Mather [Photos]

The symposium MATHER REDUX: New perspectives on Cotton Mather culminated on Mather’s home turf this weekend in Boston’s North End. Alex Goldfeld, Board President and Historian of the North End Historical Society expertly led a tour exploring places related to the much-misunderstood cleric, physician and philosopher. Sites included the corner of Richmond and North Streets Read More…

Event Notices

North End Segway Tour Operator Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection; Faces Year-End Deadline to Move

Boston by Segway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to deal with increasing fines from the City of Boston. The company has repeatedly run afoul of a 2011 ordinance regulating Segway tours. Total fines owed have reached nearly $200,000. The bankruptcy filing shows over $300,000 in total debt on the business. In June 2013, Read More…

Business Transportation

Superior Court Supports City’s Segway Tour Ordinance; “Boston by Segway” May Close and File for Bankruptcy

A Superior Court judge denied a preliminary injunction requested by Boston by Segway (BBS) against a 2011 City of Boston ordinance that regulates Segway tours in the city. The ordinance was championed by District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) in response to complaints about the safety issues related to Segways Read More…

Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Unanimously Opposes Segway Zoning at 420 Commercial Street [Video]

Batting 0-2 with the neighborhood groups, the property owner at 420 Commercial Street did not receive the support of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to add Segway rentals / tours as part of his zoning use. Owned by Frances Lauria, the current zoning use at the location of the former Mobil site Read More…

Real Estate

Segway Zoning Use at 420 Commercial Street Opposed by Residents’ Association [Video]

A requested zoning appeal for Segway rentals and tours at 420 Commercial St. did not receive support by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association in a vote of 7-22 against the proposal. The corner site at Hanover & Commercial Streets was formerly a Mobil station. It is owned by Frances Lauria and currently leased Read More…

Event Notices

North End & Charlestown War of 1812 Walking Tour

Boston Harbor and the War of 1812 – Guided Walking Tour Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26 2:30 – 4:00 PM Fee: Adults $6.00, Children 5-17 $1.50 (includes admission to the Paul Revere House. USS Constitution Museum is admission by donation.) A guided walking tour commemorating the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of the Read More…

Arts & Culture

2012 Feast Schedule, Groups, Tours and Site Updates

Hello NorthEndWaterfront.com Readers! It is after Memorial Day and that means time for summer in the North End! Here is a summer 2012 update, including new site updates. The 2012 North End Feast Schedule is now posted. This weekend brings the first religious procession of the summer festival season, with the procession of Santa Maria Read More…