North End

By - 10/7/14 - 3:19 pm

Varano's attorney, William Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board today he expects Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371 Hanover St., to be operating in about 30 days.

Ferullo had to appear before the board to explain why his client wasn't using the beer-and-wine license it agreed to let Varano transfer from his shuttered Cross Street deli last year.

Ferullo said the delay was due mainly to...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 7:26 am

North End Regional Review interviews Nate Swain, the artist who specializes in using large photos on vinyl to transform ugly or blank spaces - such as the old Prince Street power plant.Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 10:36 am

And what better place for it than the Greenway? Not because the 1919 sticky death flood happened there, but because the Greenway is where all memorials are supposed to go these days (and the state is seeking proposals for what to put atop Big Dig ramps).Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 11:05 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports J. Pace & Son on Cross Street is closing forever on Saturday.Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 9:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.

Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular

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By - 9/24/14 - 7:50 am

Well, maybe not yet. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal to replace a closed mozzarella bar on Salem Street with a sushi bar. The place would be aimed not at tourists, but at North End residents looking for something other than Italian food, its lawyer said.Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 5:31 pm

The state plans to solicit bids from developers who want to fill the vacant building on North Street (the one with the cupola and with the old turnpike booth out front):

The building located at 128 North Street in the City of Boston in the North End is comprised of slightly more than 6500 total square feet on 4 levels including a basement. The

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By - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,...Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 10:17 pm

The technology toothpaste is out of the tube and good luck to the City Council trying to get it back in: NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a North Ender fed up with trawling the neighborhood in search of a parking space has come up with an app that lets other frustrated drivers share info about spaces about toopen up. He says that, unlike the Haystack app...Read more

By - 8/4/14 - 9:55 am

Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 11:17 pm
Temptations in the North End, Boston

Matt Conti met the Temptations at St. Agrippina's Feast in the North End tonight. More photos.Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 10:57 am
Saint's procession passes a bank in the North End

Joe Harrington watched the St. Rocco procession on Hanover Street yesterday.

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

By - 7/19/14 - 11:09 am

An irate citizen complains about some neighbors on Charter Street in the North End:

Obnoxious 1st floor renters loudly taping beer rating podcast and making sexist jokes keeping folks awake, followed by marijuana smoke rising into our windows. Add to the list of problem north end properties. Absentee landlord...

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By - 7/15/14 - 9:56 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an innovative city program: Cut down dead trees on Hanover Street, wait a few months, then remove the stumps and replace them with traffic cones:

Of course, the cone gets toppled, perhaps by someone tripping in the hole. This “sidewalk pothole” has existed for so many months it will soon gain historic protection status.

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By - 7/8/14 - 11:16 am
Twisting clouds over Bolton, Mass.

Such as this twisting cloud that Rich Beaubien photographed over Bolton? Don't worry: The National Weather Service says:

A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TODAY. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS WITH A SECONDARY CONCERN FOR HAIL.

But that could also mean more chances to see a rainbow, like the one Matt Conti photographed over Boston Harbor...Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 7:26 am

WBZ reports a Peabody man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a chase yesterday from Salem, NH to Lewis Wharf, where the stolen pickup police say he was driving crashed. Police then nabbed him at North Station.Read more

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