Pop-Up Posh Picnic Le Dîner en Blanc Returns to Boston September 9

The international epicurean phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Boston Saturday, September 9, 2017. This marks the fourth time Boston will host the world renowned secret posh picnic, which is held in over 70 cities in more than 25 countries. Over 2,500 foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts are expected at September’s spectacular secret...

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Taste of the North End to Hold Benefit Bocce Tournament

By Phil Orlandella Probably the biggest benefit bocce tournament held each year in the North End is the Taste of the North End benefit event held at the Langone courts on Commercial Street. The tournament, which supports local scholarships and many North End community organizations, began thirteen years ago and has become a tradition...

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Mastering the Art of Presentation Workshops at W.E. Library

By Phil Orlandella Mastering the Art of Presentation, a three-week workshop, being held at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street, will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, September 16, 23 and 30 from 10:30 AM to 12 noon led by Kim Kerrigan of Corporate Classrooms. The program is helpful for anyone who needs...

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Old North Young Adults 1723 Club Schedule

By Phil Orlandella The Old North Church young adults 1723 Club has a busy schedule of events and activities coming up. The group will visit the Hatch Shell on August 25 at 6 PM to view Rogue One-A Star Wars story. Kayaking will take place on the Charles River, tentatively scheduled for September 16....

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Passacantilli Campaign Knocks on 8,000th Door

Stephen Passacantilli’s campaign for Boston City Council District 1 has announced a major milestone.  This past week, the campaign knocked on their 8,000th door and leads all other campaigns in social media engagement with over 1,300 Facebook followers. Passacantilli is a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Conti receives well deserved community award District 1 Boston Police recently presented North End residents and community activist Matt Conti for his outstanding achievements in the neighborhood. Selecting Matt was a wise choice. He’s not only the man that provides residents with updated community news on North End Waterfront.com, Matt is...

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From Our Readers

Dodgers played well this year Dear Editor. I just wanted to thank the players, parents and coaches who gave so much of themselves and their summers to help our Dodgers have such a fun and successful season. Our 21s and 19s both finished in first place and despite falling in the semi-finals still gave...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Having A Cleaner Community Means More Than Just Talking About It

Having a clean neighborhood means more than talking about it, it means taking a personal interest in helping the community by getting involved. While there are some North End residents and businesses that take the time to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes or place of business, there are simply...

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North End/West End Service Center A Great Place to Go

Great activities, special events, programs and successful activities are taking place at the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center located at 1 Michelangelo Street. NSC has a terrific English as a Second Language program, conducts many holiday parties, showcases films, brings in very informational guest speakers on a wide-range of topics and provides terrific...

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Give Back Some Parking Spaces to Residents

A request by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to raise the fine for non-residents taking up residential spaces during events at TD Garden, City Hall Plaza and local feasts, is still ongoing but at a slow pace. It’s a simple and helpful idea that will open up additional parking for residents during the...

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Sports 08-22-2017

NEAA 2017 Soccer registration underway By Phil Orlandella The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) is currently accepting fall soccer registration for its 2017 program. Fall soccer will be an 8-week session that will start on Saturday, September 16 at Puopolo Park with different age brackets ranging from boys and girls (coed) 4-5 at 9...

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Conti Honored at National Night Out at Prado

Conti Honored at National Night Out at Prado

Matt Conti, a North End resident and founder of NorthEndWaterfront.com, was honored by District A-1 Boston Police for his outstanding community service, at National Night Out, held in Paul Revere Mall (Prado).

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Keeping the Streets Clean

Keeping the Streets Clean

The North End neighborhood hokey team from Public Works Department, Ted Williams & Patrick Kelly are making sure the community streets are clean and attractive. Be sure to say hello to these city employees who are providing a necessary service to the community.

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ADCO Calls for AirBnB Measures that Protect Neighborhoods

By Phil Orlandella The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is a member of the Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations (ADCO) that was formed in 2014 to represent the interests of residents in matters of urban planning and protection of residential quality and to unify the collective voices of the neighborhood associations representing the area....

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North End Family Pride Day Set for Sept 16

By Phil Orlandella The extremely popular and well attended North End Against Drugs (NEAD) Family Pride Day held at Langone Park on Commercial Street is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. NEAD has set up numerous events and activities for both young and older participants to do and/or enjoy....

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Fake Monks Soliciting in the North End Not Well Received by Residents

by Phil Orlandella Action taken to remove the apparently fake monks from soliciting money from visitors to the North End and residents is currently underway and some say it’s working. Spearheaded by North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Tania Green, posters have been placed throughout the neighborhood wanting people of the harassment and continuous pursuit...

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12 North End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

By Phil Orlandella Twelve North End eateries are participating in the 2017 Dine Out Boston program that is celebrating its 16th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy the North End’s unique historic atmosphere and restauranteurs a chance to bring in new customers. Formally, Restaurant Week, over 150 restaurants are taking part in...

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In Brief

By Phil Orlandella Farm Press Boston Campaign City officials kicked off “Farm Fresh Boston” an annual campaign by the Boston Public Health Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Food Access aimed at raising awareness that affordable locally-grown produce is available at 24 farmers markets located all around the city. Now in its second year,...

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Upcoming Events Along the Greenway

Along the length of The Greenway, there are 400+ free events each year, from fitness classes to markets to concerts to film series. The Greenway’s busy season continues in August and September, with many events in the North End parks. Major upcoming events include Boston Cares Block Party (8/24) and the Carnival of Dogs...

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BPL Wins the Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Award

Boston Public Library and a conservation team led by Gianfranco Pocobene have won the Preservation Achievement Award for its restoration of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes’ Philosophy mural panel from the Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston’s primary nonprofit advocacy organization that protects and promotes the use of historic buildings and landscapes. The Library’s McKim building at...

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News from the August Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the August 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The overall number of reported crime incidents in Boston District A-1 was up 2% year-to-date. Here is a rundown of July 2017 crimes relevant to the North End...

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New Art Project Coming to Columbus Park

By Phil Orlandella A sculpture called “Changing Course” is being installed on the underside of trellis along the waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park. Installation will continue for a few more weeks and the finished sculpture, made up of plastic painted bottles, will be up until the end of September, when the installation will be...

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7 Beacon Hill Eateries to Participate in Dine Out Boston

By Phil Orlandella Seven Beacon Hill Restaurants will participate in the 2017 Dine Out Boston program that is celebrating its 16th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy Beacon Hill’s atmosphere and the fine eateries that exist on the Hill. Formally Restaurant Week, over 156 restaurants are taking part in the multi-day, specially...

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