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.
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.
David Schachner photographed the North End in the rain last night.
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.
The barrage of news about bodily fluids continues, this time via a report on NorthEndWaterfront.com 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:
Boston Police report arresting Edward Fennessey, 26, on breaking-and-entering charges around 1:50 a.m. after a Hanover Street resident called to report strange noises coming from his building's skylight area.
Officers observed the skylight was damaged and glass fragments were on the stairs leading to the roof.
Battery Street, to be exact.
The Globe reports (subscription required) Boston has agreed to the settlement in the federal lawsuit by Michael O'Brien over a 2009 incident on Hanover Street, in which O'Brien charged he was left permanently brain injured by the way a Boston cop knocked him to the ground following a minor collision.
The Worcester Telegram picks up the cudgel of a Worcester County resident feeling put out by the way Mike's on Hanover Street doesn't display prices for any of its baked goods. Quotes both a state official who says that's just against the law, and a clearly annoyed Mike's manager, who says he had no idea that was a law and that this is the first time in 60 years anybody's ever complained.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a Boston Conservation Commission hearing at which the commission basically told the owner of a North End marina that if he wants approval for a rehab, he's going to have to give in and allow a cantilevered Harborwalk section over the water. The Commercial Wharf issue's been going on for a decade now and since it's all on the waterfront, the state could step in as well.
Megan reports on a recent "progressive dinner" in the North End, in which she and some friends had a five-course meal - with each course in a different restaurant, starting with cocktails at Ristorante Fiore and ending with dessert at Prezza.
The City Council holds a hearing today to consider a proposal by councilors Felix Arroyo and Michael Ross for a law to let the city regulate the hours of commercial trash haulers. The session starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.
Currently, companies that pick up trash from businesses can operate whenever they feel like it, which the councilors say is unfair to residents of neighborhoods where residences sit right on top of businesses, such as the North End and the South End.
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