North End

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.

By - 5/22/12 - 7:15 pm

Last year, Gordon Ramsay showed up at Davide for his Kitchen Nightmares show. This week, he was in town attending to La Galleria on Salem Street. And leaving behind quite the mess, a disgusted citizen complains.

By - 5/22/12 - 7:31 am reports police nabbed a suspect for last week's attack on Salem Street, in which a guy got out of a car, punched a woman and took her purse. He's also a suspect in a similar attack in Charlestown and his wife did the driving.

By - 5/19/12 - 7:04 pm reports on today's election for seats on the North End Waterfront Council, an advisory group to city agencies and boards.

By - 5/15/12 - 6:26 am

Boston Police are looking for a man who got out of a black Charger on Salem Street shortly before 10 p.m., punched a woman, grabbed her purse, then jumped back in the car, which headed toward Charter Street.

FakeEmpire tweets:

I saw that North End attack happen tonight. Pretty scary. It took no more than 10 seconds. The woman was pretty roughed up.

By - 5/14/12 - 10:16 pm

Mayor Menino today announced a building swap with the North Bennet Street School that could let the Eliot K-8 School double in size.

North Bennet Street will pay the city $11.4 million for 150 North St. and 130-140 Richmond St. and will give the city its current buildings at 37-39 North Bennet St. and 48-52 Tileston St.

By - 5/11/12 - 8:04 am reports four guys armed with a crowbar forced the attendant of the garage at 600 Commercial St. to the ground before trying, and failing, to open a garage safe.

By - 5/10/12 - 11:36 am

Allan Danley, who faces a mounting number of violations of a city ordinance against the way he operates his Segway tours, hopes to win a seat on the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council.

Danley's one of six candidates for six open seats in the May 19 election to the council, which makes non-binding recommendations to city agencies and boards on development and quality-of-life issues.

By - 5/10/12 - 8:05 am

Like Durgin-Park, Haymarket has softened over the years - most of the vendors no longer yell at customers daring to turn fruit over. Bob Skole reviews the changes and how the proposed public market nearby could make Haymarket even better.

By - 5/9/12 - 6:38 am

Karen Cord Taylor considers competing proposals for Parcel 9, next to Haymarket, which include a museum about Boston, a bunch of apartments and a hotel.

By - 5/5/12 - 7:49 pm

Rainy night in the North End

David Schachner photographed the North End in the rain last night.

By - 5/2/12 - 7:34 pm reports on a four-story brick wall came down on Thacher Court Sunday/Monday.

By - 4/29/12 - 12:20 pm posts a photo of a coyote spotted on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End this morning.

It's not the first North End coyote spotting, but they remain relatively rare, unlike in, say, West Roxbury.

By - 4/27/12 - 6:46 pm

Boston Police are stepping up patrols in the North End to crack down on both loud late-night parties by students and bars and restaurants that violate their license requirements, A-1 Captain Tom Lee says in an open letter to neighborhood residents.

By - 4/25/12 - 5:44 pm

The barrage of news about bodily fluids continues, this time via a report on about an incident this past Friday at the playground at Christopher Columbus Park, two hours after a father called 911 to report homeless men sleeping in the playground equipment and blood everywhere: