Good Taste Records opens its doors on Thacher Street

Add Vinyl Record Store to the list of locally owned, independent brick and mortar shops that now exist in the North End. Good Taste Records opened its doors at 4 Thacher Street this weekend. The intimate space features racks of curated vinyl ranging from hip-hop and funk to soul, electronic, jazz, and soundtracks for films and video games. There's even a listening room to sample sounds before you buy.

City Council candidate information session and Q&A - Monday April 18th, 5:30pm

The City of Boston will hold a Special Municipal Election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Lydia Edwards. There are two candidates for the seat: Tania Del Rio and Gabriela Coletta. The two will present information on themselves and their campaigns as well as answer questions from participants via a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 18th at 5:30 pm.

Spotted: Signs for "The Flamingo" at former Four Winds space - plus: A walk down memory lane

With a fresh coat of paint and absent its signature maroon awnings, the new owners and operators of the property have started to transform 266 Commercial Street - formerly occupied by the Four Winds. - into The Flamingo. The Four Winds was one of the North End's longest operating establishments, opening in 1963 and closing the fall of 2019.

Neighborhood Council annual election

The annual election for North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will be held on May 14, 2022. There are currently 6 open seats available on the council. All North End residents 18 and older (City of Boston, Ward III, Precincts 1, 2, 3, or 4) interested in running for a seat on NEWNC are required to collect 40 signatures from North End residents over 18 years of age. The deadline for submitting signatures is May 2nd. Candidates may scan or take photos of their completed nomination papers and send by email to

Dates, one-way Hanover, fees discussed at second North End Outdoor Dining Meeting

The Office of Neighborhood Services held its second community meeting on outdoor dining in the North End on Thursday night. About 75 residents, restaurant owners, and other concerned parties were in virtual attendance. Facilitators John Romano and Ciara D’Amico got right to the point.

Second community meeting for outdoor dining scheduled

A second community meeting on updates for the 2022 outdoor dining season in the North End will be held Thursday, March 17th at 6pm. Hosted by the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the North End Outdoor Dining Committee, the announcement informs us that the committee will "share plans" as well as "address constituent questions / concerns". Get your 🍿.

Car-driving Eliot school parents asked to avoid Unity Street (again)

In the strongest worded message to the Eliot School community yet, Michael Rubino - Senior Director of Operations - requested that parents who drive their children to the Eliot School avoid using Unity Street altogether during the hours of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

We are requesting that families not drive or live park on Unity Street between the hours of 7:45AM-8:45AM and 2:45PM-3:30PM. The safety and wellbeing of our community is at the center of this request.