North End

By - 2/10/14 - 12:42 pm
Eric Munsell

The last any of his friends saw Eric Munsell was around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Market Lounge on Broad Street.

If you see him, call 911.

He's 24, 6'0" and 165 lbs., with a scar on his left cheek. He was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt and blue jeans.

Friends have set up a Facebook page with more photos.... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 1:02 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) says clean business districts are better and even safer business districts and wants to look at increasing fines on "chronic" litterers.

At a City Council meeting today, O'Malley said Boston's maximum littering fines are only $25, compared to $300 in New York and $1,500 in Chicago.

O'Malley also wants to look at expanding the city "hokey" program,... Read more

By - 1/27/14 - 4:59 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has the details on yesterday's short car chase in the North End, including the contents of the bag the driver allegedly tried to run away with: Godiva chocolates and Fusion razors.

By - 1/26/14 - 3:02 pm

Kim Angelovich looked out her North End window early this afternoon to see the end of a car and foot chase through the North End involving a stolen Mercedes.

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the driver, apparently suddenly realizing he was driving a big-ass car instead of a Mini Cooper, apparently abandoned the car on Sheafe Street and tried to outrun the long foot of the... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's plans to turn the shuttered Ida's on a small courtyard off Hanover Street into a seafood restaurant featuring the cuisine and feel of the Amalfi Coast.

Key to the new Acqua's ambiance will be a patio - with almost twice as many seats as the restaurant itself - that will be open almost every day of... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 9:56 am

A pipe sprung a leak this morning at Prince and Thacher, which will lead to road closures in the area to let BWSC crews do what they need to do.

By - 1/16/14 - 9:53 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports two neighborhood groups are supporting Collin Yip's plan for what is now a 13-space parking lot on Salem Street with a 9-unit condo building. Rather than put parking in, he'd offer more commercial space on the first floor.

By - 1/9/14 - 8:47 am
Renovation work inside the Callahan Tunnel

Matt Conti at NorthEndWaterfront.com went on a tour with state officials of the under-renovation Callahan Tunnel.

Photo posed under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 1/3/14 - 4:43 pm
Flooding at the end of Long Wharf

Normally, you can stand right at those bollards.

NorthendWaterfront.com posts photos of flooding along the waterfront today, including Long Wharf (above) and Columbus Park.

The sea level rise from Boston Harbor appeared worse than that seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, today’s high tide showed a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk at Christopher Columbus Park. Sea level rise and Boston’s rising tides

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By - 12/23/13 - 2:35 pm

Boston Police report that around 8:30 p.m., Richard Puopolo, 27, called police from Cleveland Place in the North End, looking to turn himself in for a series of convenience-store robberies over the weekend.

Police obliged, took him in and charged him with unarmed robbery, armed robbery and possession of Class E drugs.

Around 10:30 p.m, police say, officers on patrol in Chinatown noticed... Read more

By - 12/23/13 - 9:17 am

NECN reports the pair are to be arraigned today for a string of holdups and attempted holdups of convenience stores and a Starbucks.

By - 12/22/13 - 4:23 pm

Wanted. Surveillance photo from BPD.

UPDATE: Two arrests made.

Boston Police report a couple of guys have robbed or tried to rob six stores in the North End and nearby this weekend.

The men, one white, one black, sometimes show up together, but typically just one demands money while the other waits outside, police say.

Their spree started around 4 p.m. on Saturday when the white guy held... Read more

By - 12/19/13 - 10:40 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports an epidemic of non-working street lights on Hanover is spreading to other streets, and that city officials suspect the problem is the wiring can support either street lights or Christmas lights, but not both.

By - 12/15/13 - 11:15 am

The British Library has posted more than a million images from books in its collection, and many of them are of Boston, from this engraving of the three hills that gave Boston its original name (today memorialized in Tremont Street) to images of 17th-century colonial coinage to drawings of 18th and 19th century buildings, such as this fortress colonial (it's way... Read more

By - 12/9/13 - 1:49 pm
Living ornaments

NorthEndWaterfront.com covered yesterday's annual Christmas parade in the North End, from Santa landing in a helicopter to a Minuteman being startled by Spider-Man.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/9/13 - 8:34 am
Leaning Christmas tree

Because if this had been a real storm, the North End Christmas tree would probably be on the other side of the Greenway by now.

By - 12/3/13 - 11:55 am

And Caffe Vittoria in turn has the Boston Licensing Board steaming over the way one of its owners snapped at a beat cop and sergeant who told him to get three chairs away from a hydrant in front of the Hanover Street establishment.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for Oct. 3 incidents involving David Riccio, who owns the cafe with... Read more

By - 11/18/13 - 7:35 pm

Cara reports:

At North End Yoga, someone stole like 8 people's shoes. Cops are being called. Madness.

By - 11/14/13 - 10:50 pm

CarCarll alerts us to this alert from the French equivalent of the State Department about travel in the US:

Boston : la circulation à pied et de nuit est à éviter dans les quartiers de Dorchester, Mattapan et Roxbury. L’attention des Français doit également être appelée sur une recrudescence de la petite délinquance, observée notamment lors des grandes manifestations culturelles ou sportives et

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By - 11/10/13 - 4:33 pm
Remembrance Day in the North End

Matt Conti photographed a bagpiper outside Old North Church this morning during a commemoration for Remembrance Day, the British version of our Veterans Day.

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