North End

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

By - 7/22/11 - 1:00 pm

A man who celebrated winning $500 on a scratch ticket in the North End yesterday by jumping on the roof of somebody's car was arrested for allegedly damaging the roof - and for the marijuana officers who watched his victory dance found in his pocket, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joseph Taglieri, 31, was arrested by officers on routine patrol on Prince Street... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more

By - 7/15/11 - 12:51 am reports on a soused swimmer who evaded the dozen or so rescue craft that went in search of him when he jumped into Boston Harbor, then climbed out and ran away.

By - 7/14/11 - 2:15 pm

State officials met with the owner of the building housing the Romney presidential campaign. Outcome: Romney campaign doesn't want parents using their parking lot to drop off kids for the tennis/literacy summer program next door and that's that.

Tenacity, which runs the summer program, informed parents that the city is willing to give parents 15 minutes' worth of parking in resident spots to pick... Read more

By - 7/14/11 - 1:00 pm reports that for the second time, Gov. Patrick has vetoed a bill to override a city public-health ordinance that will force cigar and hookah bars to shut down by 2018.

The proposed law was co-sponsored by state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, D-North End, whose district includes the Stanza dei Sigari cigar bar on Hanover Street.... Read more

By - 7/12/11 - 3:43 pm

Romney's enforcers took no guff this morningRomney's enforcers took no guff this morning.

Tenacity runs a summer tennis and literacy program for North End kids at the park at the corner of Commercial and North Washington streets. Parents who dropped their kids off on the way... Read more

By - 7/4/11 - 9:41 am

Atop Old North Church

Matthew got to go into the spire at Old North Church the other day and took this photo from the top.

Copyright Matthew. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more