UPDATE: One suspect arrested. Also changed some of the details in this post based on the police report.
Shortly before midnight, four men - one armed with a shotgun and one with a knife - broke into an apartment on Endicott Street near Cooper. The gunman fired his shotgun; the occupant was not hit.
Three of the men were described as black, wearing...Read more
The City Council today formally honored Officer Shana Cottone who stopped her car while driving home through the North End on April 14 to rush through an occupied building next to one that had erupted in flames to get residents out. Read more.Read more
Firefighters responded to 3 Stillman Pl in the North End shortly before 4 p.m. for a fire that sent flames shooting into the air and went to two alarms.
The Boston Fire Department reports the fire erupted on the third and fourth floors of the vacant four-story building and that part of the roof gave way.
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital, one...Read more
Shortly before 10 a.m., Boston firefighters responded to Hanover Street near Commercial, where a tractor trailer was on fire. Shortly after 10 a.m., they reported they'd knocked the fire down.Read more
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy yesterday began work in its parks near the North End that will include replacing some of the current benches with "porch swings" that will let sitters sway with the breeze or a little foot power.
All the remaining current metal benches, which often get too hot to sit on in the summer, will also be replaced as part of the...Read more
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...Read more
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....Read more
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