Two city councilors are working on proposals that could prohibit 3 a.m. commercial trash pickups in neighborhoods like the North End and limit the number of companies allowed to pick up trash there at all.
It'd be hard to imagine the space between Hanover Street and Old North Church without Paul Revere warning the colonists the Redcoats were coming, right?
And yet, it... Read more
The North End Waterfront Residents Association voted to oppose any efforts to increase the number of stores selling liquor in the North End, NewEnglandWaterfront.com 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
NorthEndWaterfront.com was there with a camera today.
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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... Read more
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... Read more
A concerned citizen reports from Powers Court off Commercial:
TV and chicken bones need to be picked up.
North End Stories interviews Italian-Americans whose families emigrated to the neighborhood.
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
The state Department of Transportation holds ... Read more
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
Scott Dyer, who is buying Nico at 417 Hanover St., told the Boston Licensing Board today he plans to change the name to Mico.
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?
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.