North End

By - 11/13/11 - 1:06 pm

Recommendations for a relatively inexpensive place in the North End to get lunch and a beer?

By - 11/1/11 - 3:25 pm

A North End diner who didn't think the free meal he got in exchange for a restaurant's mistake was good enough got the place hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today - even though he's now refusing to cooperate with the board or police.

Trattoria di Monica, 67 Prince St., had to explain an incident on Sept. 4, for which they received a police citation... Read more

By - 10/28/11 - 7:57 am reports that Mint, the New York-based car-rental service (as opposed to Mint, the personal-finance service or Mint, the coin-making service), has put some rental cars in the North End, to go along with its cars in downtown and Back Bay locations.... Read more

By - 10/21/11 - 6:24 am

Maggie reports on 93 bus driver 69999, one of whose passengers yesterday afternoon was blind and who asked him to let her know when they got to her stop - only he didn't, which led to this exchange:

Operator #69999 replied "Well I stopped and you didn't get off."

Andrea: "You didn't tell me."

Operator #69999: "Was I supposed to pick you up and

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By - 10/16/11 - 12:41 pm reports several state reps are shepherding an "emergency" bill that would, immediately on passage, let Boston and other communities ban overnight commercial trash pickups. Legislators consider the ide at a hearing on Oct. 18 at the State House, Room A-1, starting at 10 a.m.

The proposal, backed by, among others, Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) and Aaron Michlewitz, would dovetail with an effort... Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 10/11/11 - 9:56 am


An alert citizen uses Citizens Connect to praise an unidentified city worker:

The gentleman in blue seems to be offering tourists on Segways citations as souvenirs of their tour. Boston Gliders should be ticketed every time they use the sidewalk and this is a good spot for it. They

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By - 10/1/11 - 10:11 pm

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) says it may be time to require North Enders to put their trash out in metal or plastic barrels rather than bags that can be easily ripped open by rats, reports. There's a hearing on Thursday.

By - 9/29/11 - 9:53 pm

State officials today charged Gerald Esposito, 40, with heading up a ring that sold cocaine, painkillers, sedatives and marijuana in the North End and out of a Revere apartment.

Indictments announced today also charged two other North End men with participation in the ring, along with five Revere residents and residents of Melrose, Winthrop and Maine, the state Attorney General's office reports.

In addition... Read more

By - 9/27/11 - 8:59 am

Two city councilors are working on proposals that could prohibit 3 a.m. commercial trash pickups in neighborhoods like the North End and limit the number of companies allowed to pick up trash there at all.

At-large Councilor Felix Arroyo is leading an effort on a home-rule petition to let the city limit hours of trash pickup. Arroyo said that while most restaurant and other... Read more

By - 9/17/11 - 2:35 pm

Dallin and Revere.Dallin in his later years with a model of his statue. From the BPL's Art and Artifacts photo collection.

It'd be hard to imagine the space between Hanover Street and Old North Church without Paul Revere warning the colonists the Redcoats were coming, right?

And yet, it... Read more

By - 9/11/11 - 10:25 am

The North End Waterfront Residents Association voted to oppose any efforts to increase the number of stores selling liquor in the North End, reports. The neighborhood currently has 11 retail liquor licenses - one currently unused.

The vote has no legal authority, but the Boston Licensing Board, which doles out booze permits, asks neighborhood groups for their input on license requests. Both the... Read more

By - 9/5/11 - 6:14 pm was there with a camera today.

By - 9/2/11 - 8:23 pm reports on a North End community meeting that focused on both the most recent sexual attack and a series of incidents during the recent St. Anthony's Feast in which festival-goers found themselves under attack:

In an organized series of attacks, out-of-town teens set up feast visitors to be punched and shoved last Friday night at the St. Anthony's Feast. Boston Police believe

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By - 9/2/11 - 10:06 am

Matt Conti of the North End, where gasoline trucks are a big deal, reports on a hearing in Waltham on Boston's proposal to ban through trucking of hazardous materials and re-route trucks not making local deliveries onto 128:

Only politicians and those fulfilling a job function (ex: trucking lobby) testified against the proposal to have the trucks on Rt. 128. There were no homeowners

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By - 9/1/11 - 1:01 pm

A concerned citizen reports from Powers Court off Commercial:

TV and chicken bones need to be picked up.

By - 8/25/11 - 1:34 pm

Boston Police report this brief video shows the suspect in Saturday's sexual assault, as well as two people who happened to be walking by at the time. Police would like to speak to all three, natch.... Read more

By - 8/25/11 - 9:29 am

North End Stories interviews Italian-Americans whose families emigrated to the neighborhood.

By - 8/23/11 - 10:27 pm

Why, it's a wonder they don't propose running convoys of trucks all the way down Washington Street or Beacon Street.

The state held the first of four hearings tonight on a request from Boston city officials and North End and waterfront residents to get gasoline and diesel tankers off streets like Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue unless they're making local deliveries, and instead detour around... Read more

By - 8/23/11 - 9:04 am

History guide points out part of the cavalcade of tankers that rumble next to the Greenway.History guide points out part of the cavalcade of tankers that rumble next to the Greenway.

The state Department of Transportation holds ... Read more