North End

By - 8/20/17 - 1:20 pm reports cops arrested 22 teenagers last night - on top of the 21 arrested Friday - as BPD makes good on its promise to crack down on allegedly drunken teens carousing through the streets.

UPDATE: BPD has released the numbers and locations of people arrested last night: Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:41 pm

For the third weekend in a row, teens, many from suburbs, ran through the streets of the North End tonight. This time, though, Boston Police were grabbing and arresting some of them, reports.

By - 8/15/17 - 12:35 am

Boston Police report they will be sending in extra officers to the Fisherman’s Feast and Saint Anthony’s Feast to try to keep a lid on the "disruptive behavior" by irresponsible people at the last two feasts.

Feast-goers should know disruptive behavior such as public drinking and fighting will not be tolerated and community members who witness such behavior are kindly asked and encouraged to call 9-1-1.

By - 8/14/17 - 9:37 am
Fountainhead yacht in Boston Harbor

Fountainhead, a yacht owned by Sears CEO and Ayn Rand fanboi Eddie Lampert, is back in Boston Harbor this morning, as Scott G. Sewall alerts us. Read more.

By - 8/4/17 - 11:33 pm

Hundreds of teens descended on the North End, some from the J. Cole concert at the Garden. Squads of Boston police officers and state troopers patrolled the neighborhood from Columbus Park to the skating rink.

By - 8/3/17 - 12:47 pm
Battery Wharf fire

The roof of a six-story building under renovation at Burroughs Wharf caught fire around 12:30 p.m. By 12:45, firefighters had knocked the fire down. EMTs were requested for a person in the building who suffered chest pains. Read more.

By - 7/31/17 - 9:18 am has photos from yesterday's St. Joseph procession.

By - 7/12/17 - 11:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered the reinstatement of a Boston cop the city fired for the way he used a choke hold to help restrain a man angry over a traffic incident in the North End in 2009 - in a ruling that also castigates the city for taking its sweet time to investigate the matter. Read more.

By - 7/11/17 - 9:59 am reports on the incident on the roof of a Charter Street building.

Photo of the chimney.

By - 7/10/17 - 3:53 pm

An Everett guy charged with beating a man with a baseball bat on the North Washington Street Bridge Friday morning was ordered held in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/8/17 - 12:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Everett man on charges he responded to some traffic altercation by getting out of his car and whaling on his opponent with a baseball bat shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. Read more

By - 7/1/17 - 2:09 pm
Some pig

Craig Caplan spotted these two folks today walking their pig through Christopher Coumbus Park, as one does.

UPDATE: Thanks to Flannery O'Brien Skadberg for the identification of this pig about town as Wiggy the Piggy.

By - 6/28/17 - 9:23 am reports on a candidates forum for District 1, which includes the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, and candidates Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli.

By - 6/27/17 - 10:11 am
New Commercial Street bike path

Seasoned Boston bicyclist Greg Hum is loving the new dedicated bike lanes on Commercial Street in the North End:

Is this Boston or am I dreaming?!?! New 2way protected commercial st cycle track is BOMB.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:25 am reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.

By - 6/19/17 - 10:59 pm

WBUR reports on an agreement among the state, the city and property owners for funding the Greenway in coming years. The city will toss in $5 million for a fund that would make annual payments - with the money coming from the potential sale of the Winthrop Square garage.

By - 6/10/17 - 11:58 pm
Cars smashed in the North End

Ben Agrawal, who took the photo, supplies this report on an incident in the North End shortly before 10 p.m.: Read more.

By - 6/7/17 - 7:33 pm reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled a proposed 277-room hotel at Lewis Wharf can't be built over most of the pilings that extend past the pier, which would drastically limit the project's size.