North End

By - 10/20/16 - 11:44 am
North Washington Street bridge model

If you're willing to go through the security checkpoint, Boston Public Works has put some scale models of the new North Washington Street bridge up in the City Hall lobby.

Tons of photos and renderings of the current and replacement bridges.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 9/24/16 - 5:59 pm reports on the deucer with a heart of gold.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:02 pm reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled the developers of a proposed hotel at Lewis Wharf can't using harbor pilings that are currently submerged at high tide, which poses a bit of a problem since much of the project was planned for those pilings.

By - 9/22/16 - 8:54 am reports (with photos) on the arrival of Saint Padre Pio's heart at St. Leonard's Church yesterday.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/11/16 - 12:23 pm reports the small vegetable stand at Salem and Cooper streets has returned following a brief code-enforced absence after some 45 years in business.

By - 9/5/16 - 12:14 am

Boston Police report some nimble officers nabbed a New Yorker who kept trying to break into apartments in the North End via skylights early Sunday - after a chase in which the officers themselves jumped from one rooftop to another. Read more.

By - 9/3/16 - 8:51 pm

It's fireworks to celebrate Boston Harbor or Labor Day or just our ability to shoot giant explosives into the air.

By - 8/28/16 - 11:00 am informs us about the return of the Battle of the Barges fireworks display on Sept. 3, over the harbor.

By - 8/23/16 - 2:12 pm

There's this yacht that's been docked this summer at Commercial Wharf with a helicopter on it. reports it's for sale.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:08 pm has details on a proposal for the old Lavanderia site at 25 Atlantic Ave.

By - 7/11/16 - 6:47 am

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Eric Ballard asked:

Anyone see a greenish meteor go across the NE sky just a few minutes ago?

And, sure enough: Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 1:10 pm

At a press conference to announce the new interim BLS headmaster today, School Superintendent Tommy Chang said he will appoint an interim O'Bryant headmaster "in coming weeks." Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 10:52 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.

A North End man faces arraignment tomorrow on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and wearing a bulletproof vest in the commission of a felony for an incident early this morning on Cooper Street. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 6:54 pm
Coast Guard cutter and kayaks in Boston Harbor

John Gage shows us the difference in scale between a Coast Guard cutter at the North End base and a couple of kayaks in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:54 pm reports on a developer's plans for Cross Street, which is more of a parking lot between Hanover and Salem streets along the Greenway.

By - 6/11/16 - 11:31 am
Burned out BMW in the North End

Outside 190 North St. last night. A 311 complaint this morning reads:

Totalled BMW set on fire last night

By - 6/8/16 - 11:22 am
Boat doing donuts in inner Boston Harbor

Follow Cookie watched a boat doing donuts in the inner harbor this morning.

By - 5/24/16 - 11:11 pm

The Boston Fire Department blames "careless disposal of smoking material" for a fire called in around 1:45 a.m. on Friday in the rear of 28 Parmenter St. in the North End.

This fire only did an estimated $5,000 in damage, to the roof of a one-story extension to the four-story occupied building, but firefighters were on scene until 3:35 a.m.

A neighbor adds the fire is particularly concerning because workers from a couple of nearby businesses use the rear of 28 Parmenter as a smoking area all the time.