A New Community Center Would Be Great

North End residents are being asked by Public Facilities about building a new or repairing the community center on North Bennet Street. It appears, and is mainly agreed on, that the Nazzaro Community Center has outgrown its capacity and there is really no room to expand programs and activities or create new programs at...

Read more »

Police Make Quick Arrest Relating to the North End Incident

District A1 Boston Police swung into immediate action responding to a 911 call from a woman claiming she was indecently assaulted by a male subject in the North End at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17. Gathering additional information, description, etc., plus viewing a camera on Hanover Street, police arrested the suspect in less...

Read more »

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

Holiday Trellis Lighting Draws Thousands

On Monday, Nov. 20 thousands gathered in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park during the 15th annual holiday trellis lighting.

Read more »

Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Hanover Street Fire Claims Two Lives

Last week’s a three-alarm fire at 282 Hanover Street was caused by careless disposal of smoking material in the second-floor bedroom according to the Boston Fire Department that responded to the 1 a.m. blaze. Two people died and three others were injured and taken to the hospital. One man died in the building while...

Read more »

North End Christmas Fund Luncheon Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella Fillipo’s Ristorante Ballroom will be the site of the 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon to benefit local families and seniors. The special holiday event will begin at 12 noon at 283 Causeway Street with several elected officials and other dignitaries expected to attend. Donation for the community event is $20.00...

Read more »

NEWNC Supports Three North End Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Three voting items were on the agenda of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting held November 13 at the Nazzaro Community Center. In addition, Alex Goldfeld of the North End Historical Society presented facts about the local organization and its activities. A request by owner of 3 Pond Place,...

Read more »

North End Public Safety Meeting Set for Dec 7

By Phil Orlandella First-hand information relating to Part 1 Crime will be reported by District A1 Boston Police at the next North End Public Safety meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 7 in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Commanding Officer William Fong and his staff will update statistics from the month of...

Read more »

Man Arrested for Assault in North End

by Phil Orlandella District A1 Police following information from a female’s call that she was allegedly indecently assaulted by a male suspect in Boston’s North End on Friday, November 17 at 2:30 a.m. jumped into action, after the victim provided more information and with checking cameras in the area. They quickly apprehended a Randolph...

Read more »

In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Martinez Named HHS New Chief Marty Martinez who has spent his life serving residents and their communities has been named by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as the new Chief of the City’s Health and Human Services cabinet. “Marty will take on a leading role in ensuring a thriving, equitable Boston for...

Read more »

Old North Church and Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

The Old North Church & Historic Site announced it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Winners were announced this past week at the 14th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society held at the...

Read more »

ISD Board to Review North End Requests

By Phil Orlandella Several proposals related to the North End community will be heard by the Boston Inspectional Services (ISD) Department Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 28 starting at 10:30 a.m. This is a public hearing and comments will be accepted by the Board. Anthony Virglio plans to renovate the existing basement at...

Read more »

Nazzaro Center/NEAA Basketball Season Starts

The Nazzaro Center/NEAA basketball program is in full swing now that all 4 components, the Instructional, the Junior Varsity, the Varsity and the Division 1 Leagues (teens) have all tipped off. The Instructional League (ages 4-6ish) the JV (grades 2 through 4) and the Varsity (grades 5-7) all play on Saturdays. The Instructional meet...

Read more »

Christopher Columbus Park’s Art Installation 
Chosen for 2018 Boston Greenfest

Christopher Columbus Park’s “Changing Course” art installation has been selected to be part the 10th Annual Boston Greenfest, to be held August 11-13, 2018. The installation was designed and created by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Board member and Art Curator Robyn Reed. “Changing Course” displays almost 2,000 plastic bottle “fish” to raise...

Read more »

North End Library Programs

EVENTS FOR ADULTS Friday Films & Discussion Friday December 8       2 pm   It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Friday December 15      2 pm   Elf (2003) Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment – ongoing by appointment Receive one-on-one, basic computer instruction for PC computing, laptops, iPads, or tablets. Call 617-227-8135 or stop by to make an...

Read more »

Walk the Candlelit Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park

By Phil Orlandella Tie a ribbon with your wish on the wishing tree, celebrating an ancient tradition. Enjoy hot chocolate and delicious cookies. Take in a cappella performance by Ladies First from Wellesley College and more at the American Heritage Park on The Greenway at the “Walk the Candlelit Labyrinth” on Sunday, December 17...

Read more »

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Senator Boncore hosts holiday luncheon A terrific Thanksgiving luncheon for North End seniors was sponsored by State Senator Joseph Boncore in the Nazzaro Community Center. Seniors enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings, dessert and beverages. It was a fun time for everyone that attended the turkey day festivities sponsored by Senator...

Read more »

Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh During this time of the year, it  is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have...

Read more »

Mayor Committed to North End Improvements

Some major improvements will take place in the North End during 2018 and 2019 due to the commitment of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and various City of Boston departments that have been working closely with neighborhood residents and community organizations. Several major projects have already been approved and will begin shortly. North Square...

Read more »

Obituaries 11-28-2017

Sandra L. Piccolo Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Sandra L. (McGonagle) Piccolo, age 77, a resident of Tewksbury for 49 years, and communicant of St. William’s Parish, passed away at the D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 after a 6 month courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved...

Read more »

Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church

By Matt Conti Old North Church congregation and friends came out to honor Rev. Stephen T. Ayres and his 20th Anniversary as Vicar of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Steve also serves as Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, the cultural arm of the historic landmark property. Stories were told,...

Read more »

100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building

By Matt Conti In 1917, the Prince Macaroni Company expanded their business in Boston’s North End from Prince Street to Atlantic Avenue. Ever since, 63 Atlantic Avenue has been called The Prince Building. In 1974, it became the the first condominium conversion on the waterfront attracting an involved group of residents from all walks...

Read more »

Edwards Wins Close Race Against Passacantilli

East Boston’s Lydia Edwards was elected as the District 1 Boston City Councilor over the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli after a hotly contested race for the seat left vacant by City Councilor Sal LaMattina who did not seek reelection this year. Edwards’s win makes her the first woman of color to ever be elected...

Read more »

Marquis Health Services Assumes Management of NE Nursing Home

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, has assumed operational management of North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Fulton Street, North End.  The organization will begin a $5 million renovation at the skilled nursing facility – formerly known as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center – in early 2018. Tryko Partners purchased...

Read more »

NEWRA Supports Endicott Street/Jerusalem Place Proposals

By Phil Orlandella Just before members of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) enjoyed their fall party, the non-profit group discussed and voted on two agenda items related to Endicott Street and Jerusalem Place. The Council voted to support a request by the owner or 180 Endicott Street to change the occupancy from three...

Read more »