North End

By - 3/26/15 - 10:21 am

The city that gave us Wicked Free WiFi and set up pahk.boston.gov for downloading a parking-meter app is getting a bit tired of calling the Boston Arts Festival the Boston Ahts Festival.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is running a contest to find a new name for the annual celebration in Christopher Columbus Park.

The new name should reflect

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By - 3/13/15 - 8:09 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association voted 25-7 to ask the city to give them the same sort of space-saver ban the South End has. The resolution also supports towing cars in the way of street sweepers.

Neighborhood residents saw significant vandalism and threats as a result of these space saving efforts.

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By - 3/7/15 - 9:52 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a skunk that waddled along both sides of Commercial Street by the bocce courts this morning.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com offers up one resident's tale of a parking bully.

By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department... Read more

By - 2/14/15 - 9:39 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a nasty space-saver note exchange in which one party tried to pin the blame on the owner of a Hanover Street store, who couldn't possibly be involved because she doesn't even own a car.

By - 2/12/15 - 4:34 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:44 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Uber driver they say indecently assaulted a passenger after he dropped off three of her friends early Sunday.

According to police:

The victim, a 30-year-old female from Boston, told officers that she was with three friends and called for an Uber ride at the end of the night. A photo receipt was sent and the four females were picked

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By - 1/15/15 - 11:53 am
Firefighters knee deep in molasses in Boston

Around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, a large, poorly maintained tank full of molasses on a warm day burst, sending a huge wave of gooey death rampaging down Commercial Street, drowning or crushing 21 people and several horses and cats as it battered the supports of the el that ran down the street and knocked a neighboring fire station off its foundation.

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By - 12/25/14 - 10:30 pm
Early Christmas tree out for disposal

Adam Castiglioni noticed this tree out for disposal tonight on Charter Street in the North End.

Michael Ratty noticed a tree out for disposal around noon in the South End.

By - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

Converse did not name New Balance in its trademark suits and International Trade Commission complaints over the stylings of other vendors' sneakers, which Converse says is too close to its own Chuck Taylors. But New Balance launched a preemptive lawsuit to make sure Converse doesn't turn... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 8:52 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a woman from whom the alleged drunken redhead demanded a kiss as she was entering her apartment building agreed with his request not to tell his girlfriend. She told police instead.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

By - 11/20/14 - 10:03 pm

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

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By - 11/19/14 - 2:34 pm

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.

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By - 11/8/14 - 10:33 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that when a woman reported her purse had been stolen while she sat at the bar at Goody Glover's on Halloween, they activated her phone's "find me" function - and the phone signaled its presence inside a bartender's own purse. Bartender ran out the door, followed by police, who nabbed her.

Goody Glover's is now being turned into a Peet's.... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 9:14 am

The Boston Business Journal reports comments by the new New York owner of low-rise buildings along Cross Street next to the Greenway. He said he would talk to the North End community before announcing anything specific.

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