North End

By - 10/10/13 - 11:47 am

The Herald reports Boston by Segway, which has racked up close to $200,000 in city fines over the past couple of years, has filed for bankruptcy protection. It lists the city as its largest creditor, due to the fines for having his tours operate on city sidewalks and in groups larger than allowed by a 2011 ordinance passed by the city council.

This is company owner Allan Danley's second attempt in two months to file for bankruptcy. Last month, he filed for personal, Chap. 13 bankruptcy and listed his largest single creditor as the city of Boston, again due to the fines. But US Bankruptcy Court Judge William Hillman dismissed Danley's request for failing to provide proof he had undergone credit counseling or had insurance on the vehicles he owned.

In March, the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a request by Danley's landlord to legally use what used to be a gas station as a Segway rental office. A couple months later, a Suffolk Superior Court judge denied his request to get the city to knock it off with the fines.

By - 9/25/13 - 8:02 am

Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.

By - 9/16/13 - 7:51 am reports, says the boot and associated lockbox were found floating in the fountain by the Paul Revere statue - empty, of course.

By - 9/12/13 - 10:03 am gives us the scoop on the decision by the Sons of Italy, which cited demographic data it says shows Revere now has a higher percentage of residents with Italian background than the North End.

By - 9/11/13 - 7:56 am


A concerned citizen notes how somebody managed to basically block two hydrants with one of those container things on North Street in the North End:

By - 9/6/13 - 7:53 am

Oh, look: Another human defecater videoed in the act in the North End. Coming after last week's two girls, one alley incident, one can only declaim: People, get your shit together.

But wait, this isn't a problem just confined to the newly chi-chi North End: Somebody's been doing their public duty in Jamaica Plain as well.

By - 9/3/13 - 12:00 pm posts video and photos that suggest a) the North End needs more public restrooms, b) Never do anything in the North End you don't want to see on video, and c) Yecch. Probably best to file this one as NSFW.

By - 8/31/13 - 11:29 pm

Harbor fireworks

Matt Conti at watched the summer's end fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

By - 8/31/13 - 9:34 am

Somebody is kind of unhappy with the people renting houseboats at Lewis Wharf in the North End:

The folks renting these trashy houseboats are indeed the Trash of the Universe.

By - 8/31/13 - 9:14 am

The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.

By - 8/28/13 - 11:40 am

Salutation slobs

Not one but two disgusted citizens snapped photos of a mess so big it slopped over from Salutation to Hanover in the North End this morning:

A major mess and it is now 9:15am.

But wait, there's more: has more photos of the soon-to-be-fetid piles, just a few days after it inquired: Salutation Street or Pig Alley?

By - 8/19/13 - 12:18 pm

Flying angel in the North EndVictoria Bono flies over the crowd. Photo by Greg Cook.

By - 8/19/13 - 10:57 am

A concerned citizen on Charter complains:

residents in this area are now writing "boston police" on the orange cones they are using to save handicap spaces. has this been approved by the boston police?

The city responds:

Closed. Case Resolved. Cones picked up.

By - 8/13/13 - 10:31 am

Scientific American breaks it down for us, explains why the nature of molasses made the flood far worse than if it had just been some rogue wave tearing through the inner harbor:

By - 8/8/13 - 9:02 am

The folks at ArchBoston would love to know the story behind a broken sign on Richmond Street in the North End. Any clues?

By - 8/5/13 - 9:16 am

Megan Johnson didn't have to go far for the Feat of St. Agrippina, it was right outside her window. She wonders why the processions always include a rendition of "Deep in the Heart of Texas." has more photos along with a brief bio of St. Agrippina.

By - 7/30/13 - 12:33 pm reports one of the trash haulers that services neighborhood businesses seems to have a bit of a containment problem, turning Salem Street into a foul-smelling open-air vomitorium:

The whole street smells like a garbage dump all the time now. You can’t walk down the street at any time of day or day of the week, without getting assaulted by this horrible, horrible smell at several spots.

By - 7/26/13 - 9:13 am makes the case for the pay toilet at the Commercial Street bocce courts (with photo to bolster the claim).

By - 7/24/13 - 10:28 am

Ponzi in 1920.Ponzi in 1920.

Mass. Moments alerts us that on July 24, 1920, the Boston Post published an article detailing a scheme run by an Italian immigrant named Charles Ponzi that was in the middle of defrauding large numbers of people of millions of dollars from an office on School Street.