Adam Castiglioni checked up on the progress on the Commercial Street cycletrack - a dedicated lane, complete with barriers, for bicycles.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Neptune Oyster on Salem Street could soon get competition from a new oyster place across the street whose lawyer describes it as "maybe a Neptune Oyster on steroids."
The Globe reports Clear Channel will remove a billboard denying the Armenian holocaust happened, just up the street from the site of an annual commemoration of that holocaust. The company says the ad was put up by mistake.
UPDATE: Billboard ad to be taken down.
No, not the World War II holocaust, but the World War I holocaust in which Turks slaughtered Armenians. Elizabeth Weinbloom forwarded a photo of a new billboard over Cross and Salem streets, just up Cross from the Greenway's Armenian Heritage Park, site of the annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in the old Ottoman Empire. Read more.
On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.
A judge sentenced Abderrahim Dakiri, 34, of East Boston, to two years of probation after finding him guilty of assault and battery for a 2015 incident involving a passenger in his Uber car, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board this week granted valuable full-liquor licenses to several North End restaurants that say they need to fend off advances from fancier places on the waterfront.
But with only a total of ten of the new licenses to dole out - and several of those already awarded - the board also denied requests from several restaurants in the North End, on the waterfront and in some other neighborhoods. Read more.
On this Prince Spaghetti Day in the Italian North End, observe a moment of silence for Mary Fiumara, who stuck her head out a window and yelled "Anthony! Anthony!"
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on the 12 requests it had for a small number of valuable "all alcohol" licenses it suddenly got to dole out this year. Read more.
A series of hearings on licenses to serve all kinds of liquor today turned into something of a battle between the North End, where restaurants that traditionally serve nothing harder than aperitifs want to up their game and the South Boston waterfront, where lawyers say more hard-liquor licenses are desperately needed to quench the thirsts of the thousands of new residents, workers and visitors flooding the once desolate area. Read more.
Some residents still use the old ways to dry clothes in the North End. And why not?
A dog who broke free from her boarder while her owner is in Florida spent much of today roaming the North End and parts of downtown - and survived a trot down into an I-93 tunnel before showing up at Mass. General. Read more.
Among other things, the Great Molasses Flood took out the elevated subway tracks that ran over Commercial Street, as shown in this photo by news photographer Leslie Jones.
At 12:30 p.m., take a moment to remember the 21 people killed by a gooey, bittersweet flood of more than 2 million gallons of molasses, just moments after the machine-gun-like sound of rivets giving way echoed across the North End and the tank burst on an unseasonably warm January day in 1919, thanks to shoddy construction by the tank's owner. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting about the roar from the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel. Also, state officials agreed to cut through the bureaucratic morass that currently means sidewalks over the trench don't get shoveled after snowstorms.
I like how they removed the phrase 'three year duration' and replaced it with "completion in December 2018". Technically the same information, but sounds like " we hope most people will gloss over it and not do the math".
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.