North End

By - 8/19/12 - 6:12 pm

Happy guy

Charlie Rosenberg took in the Fisherman's Feast in the North End today and found one happy guy.

By - 8/18/12 - 12:22 pm

She dials 911 to break up the crowd of drinking, pissing, sexed-up teens from God knows where at the very heart of the North End.

By - 8/7/12 - 1:32 pm

Fliers taped to poles by the Sail Loft on Atlantic Avenue are offering $5,000 for the return of a blue and black backpack left near the benches by the restaurant between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday.

It contains important personal files which cannot be replaced.

I'll give a $5,000 reward, no questions asked. That's a lot more than the stuff is worth to anyone else.

Call or text 617-942-1454.

By - 8/6/12 - 8:55 am

Boy with guitarGo, go, go, Johnny go.

Jeff Tamagini took lots of photos at the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast in the North End this weekend, including one of this boy and his guitar.

By - 8/3/12 - 9:16 am reports:

It was a surreal scene at the Nazzaro Center on Thursday night when a drugged out young man, accompanied by his somewhat less impaired girlfriend, was shooting up in Polcari Playground before passing out inside the youth center. A large group of residents showed up at 6:30 pm for the monthly North End Public Safety meeting to see the Oakdale resident literally bouncing off the walls and having trouble walking before passing out in front of the entrance desk.

By - 7/31/12 - 8:45 pm

City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who represents the increasingly student heavy North End, is proposing a new city ordinance that could lead to penalties against landlords whose tenants hold parties that bring a police response - and against repeat party givers.

"Loud parties and gatherings cause disruptive behavior leading to sleep disturbances and anxiety creating a substantial disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of the neighborhood," LaMattina writes in his request for a formal hearing on his proposed "ordinance regarding nuisance control."

By - 7/28/12 - 7:07 pm

North End issues

From a flier advertising a community meeting with police Aug. 2 at the Nazzaro Center.

By - 7/16/12 - 12:25 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire that broke out around 3 a.m., Sunday did an estimated $350,000 in damage to the building that houses Prezza, 24 Fleet St.

The fire, which started in some restaurant ducts, spread to the second-floor ceiling of the three-story building in which the restaurant sits. Seven residents were displaced, four firefighters required medical attention for minor injuries. has some photos.

By - 7/14/12 - 10:46 am

No more Lewis Wharf for him, reports. Rapprochement with the Yankees?

By - 7/13/12 - 12:13 am chronicles some of them.

By - 7/12/12 - 4:36 pm

State Police and Boston Fire marine units fished four people out of Boston Harbor by Christopher Columbus Park around 4 p.m. They handed the guy who fell in to EMTs, who took him to a local hospital for treatment.

By - 7/7/12 - 11:53 pm

The Tea Party so wanted five conservative judges to find the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional but as you know, that was not the decision. [float=right]IMAGE(
Boston Tea Party rally in Columbus Park.
Photo by Chris Faraone.
[/float] So today, the Boston Tea Party rallied in opposition of the national health care law in Chris Columbus Park near the waterfront and the North End.

By - 7/3/12 - 5:39 pm

North End Patch reports nobody was injured when manhole covers on Richmond, North and Cross streets began ascending skyward as if moved by an occult hand around 3 p.m.

By - 6/25/12 - 8:34 am

Megan tries, enjoys the pizzas at Ducali Pizzeria and Bar on Causeway Street in the North End.

If you're looking for some delicious, interesting pizzas in a cozy North End spot, I highly recommend checking out Ducali.

By - 6/19/12 - 2:08 pm posts photos of dog walkers walking their dogs on playing fields meant for kids.

By - 6/11/12 - 7:19 am posts photos from this past weekend's feast of St. Anthony of Padua and provides a schedule of upcoming feasts.

By - 6/6/12 - 6:55 am reports on a steaming controversy that pits dog owners vs. parents and other residents fed up with mounds of dog "caca" on neighborhood playing fields.

When a man with a large dark brown dog and a blond woman with a small white dog came 3 feat from shortstop, I said to them, "You can't have your dog off the lease and doing caca on the baseball fields.

By - 5/28/12 - 6:08 pm

Steve Martin outside the Paul Revere House.

Matt Karolian spotted Steve Martin jamming outside the Paul Revere House in the North End this afternoon. Video!

Andrew Ricardo, meanwhile, spotted an Avenger in South Station - we can only assume Iron Man was not around to give him a ride up from Providence:

Captain America

By - 5/23/12 - 6:48 am

The Herald gets the scoop on the arrest of Vincent Martorano, charged with punching a woman in the face in a Salem Street purse grab - and with beating up his own wife in a Saugus motel. His dad is John Martorano.

Innocent, etc.