North End

By - 9/5/14 - 5:31 pm

The state plans to solicit bids from developers who want to fill the vacant building on North Street (the one with the cupola and with the old turnpike booth out front):

The building located at 128 North Street in the City of Boston in the North End is comprised of slightly more than 6500 total square feet on 4 levels including a basement. The

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By - 9/2/14 - 9:10 am
The end of the feast of St. Anthony and St. Lucia in Boston's North End.

Matt Conti was on hand when the St. Lucy Society closed the Feast of St. Anthony in the North End last night.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 10:17 pm

The technology toothpaste is out of the tube and good luck to the City Council trying to get it back in: NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a North Ender fed up with trawling the neighborhood in search of a parking space has come up with an app that lets other frustrated drivers share info about spaces about toopen up. He says that, unlike the Haystack app... Read more

By - 8/4/14 - 9:55 am

Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.

By - 8/1/14 - 11:17 pm
Temptations in the North End, Boston

Matt Conti met the Temptations at St. Agrippina's Feast in the North End tonight. More photos.

By - 7/21/14 - 10:57 am
Saint's procession passes a bank in the North End

Joe Harrington watched the St. Rocco procession on Hanover Street yesterday.

Copyright Joe Harrington. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/19/14 - 11:09 am

An irate citizen complains about some neighbors on Charter Street in the North End:

Obnoxious 1st floor renters loudly taping beer rating podcast and making sexist jokes keeping folks awake, followed by marijuana smoke rising into our windows. Add to the list of problem north end properties. Absentee landlord...

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By - 7/15/14 - 9:56 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an innovative city program: Cut down dead trees on Hanover Street, wait a few months, then remove the stumps and replace them with traffic cones:

Of course, the cone gets toppled, perhaps by someone tripping in the hole. This “sidewalk pothole” has existed for so many months it will soon gain historic protection status.

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By - 7/8/14 - 11:16 am
Twisting clouds over Bolton, Mass.

Such as this twisting cloud that Rich Beaubien photographed over Bolton? Don't worry: The National Weather Service says:

A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TODAY. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS WITH A SECONDARY CONCERN FOR HAIL.

But that could also mean more chances to see a rainbow, like the one Matt Conti photographed over Boston Harbor... Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 7:26 am

WBZ reports a Peabody man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a chase yesterday from Salem, NH to Lewis Wharf, where the stolen pickup police say he was driving crashed. Police then nabbed him at North Station.

By - 6/11/14 - 4:18 pm
Acrophobia Friendly Zone on the Charlestown Bridge

The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?

By - 6/9/14 - 10:54 am
Endicott and Lafayette in the North End

In some ways, the view down Lafayette Avenue from Endicott Street hasn't changed much since a photo in the Boston City Archives was taken some time between 1917 and 1920: All the buildings are the same - and even the fire escape on the building on the right has gone unchanged.

But, of course, there is one towering difference, as you can see... Read more

By - 6/7/14 - 8:36 am
Broken coal shute

A concerned citizen reports that not only is there still a coal chute in front of 175 Endicott St. in the North End, but that it's badly in need of repair.

By - 6/5/14 - 6:39 am

An overnight water-main break means Commercial Street is shut between Charter and Battery streets, CommuterBoston reports.

By - 6/1/14 - 10:30 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports fresh pavement on Salem Street didn't last long before NStar came by to dig a nice big hole to do some work on its wires.

By - 5/16/14 - 11:47 am
Tipped crane in Boston's North End

Tipsy crane. Photo by Thomas Ozbolt.

Firefighters responded to 559 Commercial St., where a crane fell over around 11:30 a.m., spilling an estimated 200 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid and putting a major dent in a pickup truck across the street.

The Boston Fire Department reports the driver and a passerby were transported to Mass. General for evaluation.

A BFD hazmat crew is on scene. Fire officials say... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 4:16 pm
Golden hydrant

Adam Castiglioni spotted this hydrant in the North End today.

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