NorthEndWaterfront.com 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... Read more
The fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.
How did they get there? Nobody knows, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, adding somebody took one home tonight for dinner.
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.
A lawsuit by North End residents has tied up a proposed restaurant at the end of Long Wharf for so long the... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.
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
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports parents at the North End's only elementary school are planning a phone campaign tomorrow to try to convince city and school officials to expand the school.
Yes, Ronnie from "General Hospital" visited the North End today.
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a copy of a petition from parents at the Eliot School asking the city to expand what is the downtown area's only public elementary school:
The recent Boston Public School lottery assignments left many of our families with no placements in the system. These displaced North End families are now facing very difficult decisions regarding their ability to raise their children here.... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts some photos of printing presses being moved out of the old city print shop on North Street yesterday.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal to stock neighborhood trash barrels with free brooms, in the hopes people will use them to sweep up a little bit of the neighborhood. The project is called Spazzare, which is Italian for "to sweep," and which, of course, needs an appropriate theme song, maybe something like:
Spazzare, oh oh
Cantare, oh oh oh oh
Let's sweep... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End Waterfront Residents' Association voted to support the Living Room's request for a DJ license so it can play tracks from iPods, but said it can't support its bid to extend its closing time from 1 to 2 a.m.
Ned Batchelder attended, reports on last week's auction of the remains of the Boston city printing office:
The two Linotype machines went for $10 each, precisely because they were so unwieldy. Everyone was relieved that they were bought by The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, rather than to a scrapper who considered them only so many pounds of metal and would... Read more
Press Pass Tv is a nonprofit organization that engages youth in advocacy journalism to tell the stories of communities working for change. Jean Grae performed at the 3rd Eye open 11th Hip Hop Festival. Press PassTv was able to catch Jean before her performance. She discussed her record sales and her old school flavor. Jean described how she maintained her own identity and how we... Read more
Sprinklers activated and doused the flames, but one resident was taken to Mass. General with smoke inhalation and burns, the department says, adding a city electrical inspector was requested to determine whether water cascading all the way to... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a Mexican restaurant in the heart of the North End.
Ali Yagcioglu needed board permission to open his El Triunfo take-out restaurant at 69 Prince St.
Fire inspectors are trying to figure out the cause of a basement fire that erupted around 4 a.m. in the basement of Goody Glover's, 48-50 Salem St., the Boston Fire Department reports. Food and electrical inspectors will be on scene this morning as well.