NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.
Jean Nagy captured Grayson Boomer in period costume in the North End today for Ben Affleck's movie.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports everybody's favorite Cambridge actor-turned-director will be filming scenes for a Lehane-based novel in the North End next week.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the owner of the True Value on Salem Street is retiring and closing down at the end of the year.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state environmental officials have told the developers who want to put a hotel atop pilings at Lewis Wharf they'll have to develop a detailed report on the proposal's environmental ramifications. And they'll have to show why they couldn't build the hotel on the site's existing parking lot instead of extending out into the harbor on new pilings.
NorthEndWaterfront.com covered a BRA meeting yesterday on the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel:
Unfortunately, many commenters were heckled and several shouting matches broke out before and during the public session. Police were called and on site during the forum. At times, the discussion became divisive and hostile. Among the barbs thrown were harsh, sterotypical references to types of people living in various parts of the neighborhood (waterfront vs. interior North End, newcomer vs. oldtimer, rich vs. poor, etc.).
A resident cleaning up leaves at the Langone Park bocce courts had to spend a night at Mass. General after being pricked by a discarded needle Monday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said today. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a water-main rupture at Prince and Salem streets sent water cascading through the neighborhood and leaving residents with little to no water pressure.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the former J. Pace on Cross Street could be torn down and turned into a 12-space parking lot, at least until some developer is willing to do something with the land that would fit in with the neighborhood.
JW Capital Partners this week filed detailed plans with the BRA for its proposed five-story, 277-room, two-building hotel on what is now a parking lot and rotting pilings at the end of Lewis Wharf. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association has voted to oppose the BRA's effort to give itself 10 more years of "urban renewal" powers in the neighborhood - which include eminent domain and special taxing programs - even if the BRA says "urban renewal" for the 21st century really means adding "vibrancy" to areas such as the North End.