Community News

NEWRA Meets Tonight

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting, tonight, Thursday, December 10.

The agenda includes: Principal of GM Development Bill

Caulder will present details of a proposed 135-room boutique hotel on Cross Street.

Holiday Choir Social

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will hold a Holiday Choir Social on Sunday, December 20 at 1 p.m.

Will Be Missed

Nancy Caruso of the North End recently passed away. A true community activist, Nancy was a member of several neighborhood community groups and involved in many neighborhood issues relating to the welfare of the North End.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Former North Enders, Mary (McGonagle) and Phil Orlandella recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

They are the proud parents of three children and seven grandchildren.

Winter Hats and Gloves Drive

North End Friends of St. Francis Houses collecting donations to purchase winter hats and gloves for the needy. For information call John Romano at 617-750-9749.

NEWNC Meeting

The next North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. It will be a virtual meeting.

Food Program Donations

Donations are being accepted for the Food Insecurity Program at the NEW Health this holiday season. Over 100 families per month are served including children from the Eliot School. For details call 857-238-1176.

Candlelight Virtual Walk

The Candlelight Labyrinth Walk was held, virtually, on Sunday, December 13 at 4 p.m. at the American Heritage Park on the Greenway between the Carousel Park and the North End Park.

Turkey Giveaway

A Turkey giveaway was held at the Nazzaro Community Center along with Representative Aaron Michelwitz and Senator Joe Boncore.

100th Birthday

North End resident Anna Ruvido recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Happy Birthday Anna.

North End Christmas Fund

The North End Christmas Fund which has been providing help to families and seniors for over 40 years is seeking donations to continue this endeavor.

Checks can be sent to North End Waterfront Health c/o North End Christmas Fund Committee, 332 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113.

Center Provides Free Meals

Nazzaro Community Center serves meals through Boston Eats; the Nazzaro Community Center helps provide a food resource for Boston youths who rely on school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to youth under 18 through December.

N.E. Christmas Tree In Place

The North End Christmas Tree is in place on Cross and Hanover Streets organized by the North End Beautification Committee.

No lighting this year but the tree is decorated with wreaths and other decorations.

NSC Holiday Assistance

The next round of helping seniors and families will take place for the December holidays at the North End/West and Neighborhood Center. For details call 617-523-8125.

Free Garage Parking Ends

Complimentary parking for North End residents at the Government Center Garage due to the loss of street parking due to the outdoor café zone has come to an end.

Public Skating at N.E. Rink

Public skating at the North End Steriti Rink on Commercial Street is now available at different hours. Schedule can be picked up at the rink.

FONEBI Receives Grant

Friends of North End Bocce, Inc. (FONEBI) Has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation for $4,600 to renovate the inside bocce court inside the Steriti Rink. FONEBI matched the grand with $2,300.

Stories of the Old North

Looking to the future, the Old North Foundation is aiming to create a site wide interpretation plan in 2021 that reflects the rich and diverse stories of the past.

Water Main Break

Both Charter and Unity Streets were flooded and twenty-five residents were without water while the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) responded to a water main break in the North End. BWSC eventually fix the water main and water was restored.

Table Mercato Opens its Doors

Table Mercato, 111 Hanover Street is in the neighborhood.

Table Mercato is an Italian business serving coffee, groceries, meals including sandwiches, salad, pizza, fresh bread, charcuterie bread and homemade sweets.

NEWNC Holds Hotel Meeting

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held an informational meeting regarding a proposal to develop a 135-room hotel with two restaurants on Cross Street. More meetings on this issue will be held.

MBTA Police Offering Face Masks

MBTA Transit Police have started offering face masks to transit riders in need of face covering.

Tour Local Center

 For a tour of the North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 70 Fulton Street, North End call  617-843-5001.

New Year’s Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will sponsor a whimsical ice sculpture on the Harbor Walk in the park as part of the Boston Harbor NOW annual New Year’s Eve waterfront ice sculpture stroll on Thursday, December 31 from 1  to 4 p.m. A map of the sites will be posted on FOCCP’s website.

No Harbor Fireworks

Abiding by City and State COVID-19 regulations, FOCCP will not bring in the 2021 with Fireworks on the Harbor.

Local Health Center News

A whole new level of post-acute care has been introduced by the North End Rehabilitation and Health Center, 70 North Street.    

The Center, a 100-bed site is the only downtown area with a skilled nursing facility.

Renovations are under way and expansion of specialized clinical programs are under way.

Two Hours of Free Parking

As a way to support Boston’s small businesses during the holiday season, the City of Boston will allow two hours of free parking at the City’s 8,000-meter spaces on Saturdays.

Old North Seeks Program Sponsors

The Old North Church Foundation of Boston, Inc., is seeking sponsors to continue to provide programs to students and teachers throughout the country, as they prepare for a mostly virtual 2020-2021 school year. This year. there is a need due to the pandemic and the foundation’s dependency on tourism revenue

 The Old North will shift to a virtual strategy with engaging content that combines a core history curriculum.

Northendwaterfront.Com Calling It a Day

After 12 years will be winding down over the next few months and cease publishing in January 2021, according to Matt Conti founder of the community publication.

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