North End

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

NorthEndWaterfront.com 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

NorthEndWaterfront.com 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. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports it's for sale.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com 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

NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.

By - 5/21/16 - 9:46 am
No swings on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

ItalianInBoston was startled last night to notice the swinging seats on the Greenway near the North End were just gone. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 8:16 am
Commercial Street cycletrack in Boston

Adam Castiglioni checked up on the progress on the Commercial Street cycletrack - a dedicated lane, complete with barriers, for bicycles.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:40 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a hoverboard that burst into flames forced the evacuation of a three-apartment building at 406 Hanover St. in the North End tonight. Read more.

By - 4/14/16 - 7:50 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Neptune Oyster on Salem Street could soon get competition from a new oyster place across the street whose lawyer describes it as "maybe a Neptune Oyster on steroids."

By - 4/7/16 - 10:36 am

The Globe reports Clear Channel will remove a billboard denying the Armenian holocaust happened, just up the street from the site of an annual commemoration of that holocaust. The company says the ad was put up by mistake.