North End

By - 12/12/11 - 11:40 am

Some photos from the good ol' days, back when there was a direct rail link between South and North stations.

Fans of absurd disasters, of course, recall that the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 took out part of the el on Commercial Street.

By - 12/6/11 - 8:19 am

UPDATE: Danley actually faces 21 violations of the city Segway restrictions - and a hearing that could mean 70 to 90 more, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Boston Municipal Court Judge Raymond Dougan continued his arraignment until Feb. 24 - the day after a hearing on a motion by Danley's attorney to dismiss all the charges.

Allen Danley, owner of the Boston Gliders... Read more

By - 11/24/11 - 10:48 am

An alert citizen holds his or her nose with one hand and types with the other near the old turnpike-authority building in the North End:

2 days going now, walkway across greenway smells like something died in there .. Real bad stench

The city replies:

It has been confirmed that there is nothing decaying in the area. The odor is from the organic holly-tone

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By - 11/20/11 - 11:15 am

Sidewalk parking in the North End.

A concerned citizen says enough's enough and uploads this photo from tiny Wiget Street in the North End.... Read more

By - 11/20/11 - 10:52 am posts a Bingo card to carry around while talking to North Enders. Hmm, I bet you could do similar cards for every other neighborhood, too.

By - 11/17/11 - 10:40 am

Boston Police are searching the North End for a man with a gun in connection with an apparent larceny attempt at the McDonald's on North Street around 10:15 a.m.

He's described as a white male, in his 40s, about 6'2", 220 lbs., with a big nose, white hair and white stubble. He was wearing a dark-gray hoodie, a brown jacket and a Sox hat. Witnesses... Read more

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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