North End

By - 7/12/11 - 3:43 pm

Romney's enforcers took no guff this morningRomney's enforcers took no guff this morning.

Tenacity runs a summer tennis and literacy program for North End kids at the park at the corner of Commercial and North Washington streets. Parents who dropped their kids off on the way... Read more

By - 7/4/11 - 9:41 am

Atop Old North Church

Matthew got to go into the spire at Old North Church the other day and took this photo from the top.

Copyright Matthew. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 6/21/11 - 3:59 pm

An argument over access to information on a computer last month led to a fight that left a worker at Bova's Bakery on Salem Street with a black eye and a bloody nose.

Anthony Bova, co-owner of the North End institution, acknowledged his son, also named Anthony, got into a disagreement with another worker on May 2 that ended with his son punching the guy... Read more

By - 6/21/11 - 8:23 am

Boston Fire and Boston EMS both confirm this account that a woman sustained serious enough injuries falling off a Segway Sunday evening that she needed transportation to a local hospital:

The formerly healthy rider was just taken away on a stretcher, on a backboard, in a neckbrace, bleeding.

Spokespeople for both departments, however, did not have additional information on what might have caused the... Read more

By - 6/20/11 - 2:29 pm

Bank robbery suspect The FBI is looking for this guy for the holdup of the Sovereign Bank branch at 278 Hanover St. around 3:45 p.m. on June 15.

He's described as mid-30s, 5'10" with a medium build and wearing a blue Adidas Italia jacket, featuring a green, white and red... Read more

By - 6/19/11 - 7:08 pm posts video of last night's Parade of Lights in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/18/11 - 10:22 pm

Boston Gliders, which leads tourists on Segway visits around downtown and the North End, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit to try to block the city's new regulations on Segways and similar wheeled devices.

In its suit against the city and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the company says the city council unfairly targeted it and its vehicles when it unanimously adopted the regulations on... Read more

By - 6/16/11 - 3:11 pm

Alleged pride of EastieEastie ladAll five were arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The one local was Christopher Prader, 20, of East Boston, who was charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after his arrest before the... Read more

By - 6/13/11 - 1:00 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By - 6/11/11 - 12:16 pm reports on an argument that ended with one man being transported to Mass. General with a split-open forehead late on June 4.

By - 6/7/11 - 9:49 pm

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was stabbed tonight at Salem and Cooper streets.... Read more

By - 6/6/11 - 8:40 am

Attack bird is out thereAttack bird lurks, awaits next victim.

From Citizens Connect:

A very aggressive bird (bluejay maybe) attacks anything, human or dog, that comes through this part of the Harborwalk between 40 Battery and Union Wharf. Can animal control do something about it?

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By - 6/4/11 - 5:40 pm reports district A-1's printed up cards asking the high-volume set to be more courteous to the people who live in the neighborhood:

Residents complain that loud groups of people "disturb the peace" when talking (or screaming) on the streets late at night. The density of North End / Waterfront buildings tends to amplify voices in the street. Police intend to target visitors gathering

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By - 5/28/11 - 2:33 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a careless smoker sparked a fire this afternoon on the roof deck of 16 Parmenter St. that spread inside the building.

The fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The fire was only a few blocks from where another smoker destroyed a waterfront law office through careless disposal of a cigarette earlier this month.... Read more

By - 5/20/11 - 7:10 pm

How did they get there? Nobody knows, reports, adding somebody took one home tonight for dinner.

By - 5/12/11 - 7:17 am gets briefed on what's in a consultant's report on re-routing of trucks along Atlantic and Commercial avenues. In fact, the report goes further - urging all hazmat trucks to stay out of the city altogether and stick to 95 and 128 unless they're making deliveries to local businesses.

The city had banned hazardous cargoes from the North End, but the feds overruled... Read more

By - 5/9/11 - 2:32 pm

St. Leonard's Peace Garden

Imagine City Hall or the Hynes covered in vines.

If Nate Swain has his way, it could happen. For the past couple of years, he's been covering eyesores in the North End with vinyl canvases covered with high-resolution photos. See if you... Read more

By - 5/3/11 - 4:03 pm

Imagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowderImagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowder.

A lawsuit by North End residents has tied up a proposed restaurant at the end of Long Wharf for so long the... Read more

By - 4/30/11 - 3:32 pm reports on proposed "hybrid" bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue that would swap the normal positions of car-parking and bike lanes on one side of the streets. Also, Segways would be allowed.

By - 4/18/11 - 12:06 pm


Minutemen, members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. a few politicians and some bystanders marched from City Hall to the North End today to commemorate the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes. The procession stopped at Dawes's grave at King's Chapel Cemetery and at Revere's grave at the Granary... Read more