North End Skinny House wasn't built out of "spite" - it's what remains of a larger original structure

The story, repeated by dozens of tour guides daily, goes something like this: A set of brothers inherited some land on Copp's Hill. One brother built a large house on the land which took up most of the property. The slighted brother then proceeded to erect the skinny house on the remaining land - out of spite - to block the light and view from his brother's house. The only problem? It's completely made up.

Nazzaro Community Center to Reopen May 16

The two month lead paint remediation project at BCYF Nazzaro Community Center in the North End is complete and the center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 16.

The lead removal project included scraping loose and flaking lead paint on ceilings and stabilizing areas, leaving areas ready for paint, and cleaning rooms by HEPA vacuuming and TSP wash. Lead removal work has been safely completed in the gym, second floor rooms and hallway, the staircase, and areas of the exterior.