North End

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

By - 8/22/11 - 7:48 pm

Andrew Zimmern

Alex Mellion, who took this picture, wonders why Bizarre Foods guy Andrew Zimmern was being filmed on Hanover Street today. Based on his Twitter feed, he spent much of the day eating pretty normal North End-type stuff, like cannoli and sfogliatelli at Maria's Pastry and... Read more

By - 8/22/11 - 6:03 pm
Wanted man in the North End

Boston Police report this is the face of the man who attacked a woman early Saturday morning at Garden Court and Fleet Street.

Know him? Contact detectives at 617-343-4248 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).... Read more

By - 8/22/11 - 9:25 am

Old salt

OK, maybe he's really a stockbroker or teacher or something, but this guy photographed by Jeff Tamagini this past weekend at the Fishermen's Feast in the North End sure looked like he could jump into a dorry and haul some traps up.

Of course, what would... Read more

By - 8/20/11 - 9:15 pm

Boston Police report a woman was indecently assaulted around 2:30 a.m. at Garden Court and Fleet Street.

According to police, the woman told officers:

She was approached by a suspect, who engaged her in conversation seeking to gain entry into her residence. The victim refused at which point the suspect indecently assaulted her and then fled toward North Street.

Police described the suspect... Read more

By - 8/20/11 - 11:03 am provides the video of the start of the Fisherman's Feast. Although there aren't any fishing boats there anymore, there used to be.

By - 8/18/11 - 8:13 pm posts photos of a Boston Transportation Department worker handing out a ticket to the leader of a Segway tour caught in what the city now considers a No-Segway zone.

By - 8/17/11 - 3:06 pm

Scott Dyer, who is buying Nico at 417 Hanover St., told the Boston Licensing Board today he plans to change the name to Mico.

By - 8/12/11 - 10:06 am

Damn Segways

An annoyed citizen reports:

Segway traffic jam at Christopher Columbus Park! Large Segway tour group blacking steps & monopolizing pedestrian plaza riding practice laps. Aren't Segways illegal in pedestrian areas and parks?

The City Council adopted Segway restrictions in June, but said enforcement would have to... Read more

By - 8/2/11 - 11:26 pm reports police spotted the leak before the truck could explode and called in the fire department, which activated its hazmat team. The full tanker took exactly the North End route that spurred the city to try to bar all tankers from the city that aren't making local deliveries.

The state holds a hearing on Boston's proposed tanker ban on Aug. 23 at... Read more

By - 7/31/11 - 9:01 am

It's Boston vs. the suburbs over what roads fuel tankers can take, the Herald reports.

City study: North End streets no place for trucks with hazardous cargo.

By - 7/30/11 - 10:06 am


The waterfront used to look a bit different. This photo, taken by Leslie Jones in Feburary, 1930, shows Long Wharf on the right (the three-story building just past a cluster of cars is now the Chart House), a giant warehouse where part of the Marriott Long Wharf and Christopher Columbus... Read more