The Weekender: Throwback Neighborhood Photo, Fantasy Millionaires, North Square and More!

It could be anything from local stories to development plans, or simply just North End / Waterfront news.  Regardless, we put together the most popular posts on, allowing you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood.  […]

5 Best North End / Waterfront Tweets

In this day and age, Twitter is one of the most popular, and quickest flowing sources of news. It is an interactive platform enabling people to keep up and contribute to the local buzz.  Every week, I will be monitoring influential tweets related to the […]
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Citizen complaint of the day: Skunk of unusual size in epic battle with North End garbage bag

A concerned citizen can only watch in amazement on Charter Street: A very large skunk was aggressively wrestling with a white kitchen bag full of trash in the alleyway between 44-46 Charter St. Its head and body were protruding through a locked gate as it attempted to rip open the bag and/or pull it through the gate. I'm sure there will be lots of litter to be cleaned up in the morning. Should probably send someone from animal control to investigate. I'm not easily startled, but this skunk was huge!
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Peak small plates? North End restaurant turns away from the concept

Ristorante Damiano, 307-309 Hanover St., is moving away from small plates - and is seeking a name change to go with its move to what its attorney calls "full service" Italian food: Separate appetizers, entrees, the whole nine yards. Other than the name and menu change, attorney William Ferrullo told the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant is not planning any changes. The board votes Thursday on whether to approve the name change. The board does not vote on cuisine.
North End Regional Review

NEWNC Supports all Five Agenda Items

Five agenda items were supported by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at last week’s public meeting held in the Nazzaro Community Center. Amy Hand and Leslie Horn of RUFF presented plans for a three-month trial program for a three level dog park in Polcari Playground (Gassy) beginning this May, June and July from dawn until dusk. At the request of City Hall and financial support from the Stanton Foundation the community group prepared plans for an overdue dog park with the levels fenced-off and locked to avoid the alleged use of the area being used for drugs and alcohol use during the evening hours. The second level will be used for large dogs, with the other levels used for ...
North End Regional Review

Noted North End Artist Donates Image to Rosie’s Place Holiday Card

Acclaimed New England artist and longtime North End resident Sam Vokey has donated his artwork to be featured on holiday cards from Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. Sales from the annual holiday card program help underwrite the vital programs and services Rosie’s Place provides for poor and homeless women in Boston. The organization’s newest card features a print of Vokey’s oil painting Boston Winter Twilight, adding another Boston winter image to the collection of five designs available for purchase. Vokey, who has supported Rosie’s Place for the past 20 years, says that he was happy to participate in the program. “I donated my artwork because I believe in the work Rosie’s Place is doing,” he ...
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