North End

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 9/29/17 - 12:44 pm

Associated Press wins today's headline award for a story about an archaeological dig in the North End that may have uncovered Paul Revere's outhouse.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 11:27 am

Warren Mustaccio's family has been running the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast on the North End for 103 years. Never, he says, has he seen anything like the night of Aug. 4, when a "flash mob" organized on social media brought hundreds of teenagers from northern suburbs into the North End, many with backpacks filled with alcohol. Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 9:54 am
Boston city seal in the North End

The entrance to the Nazzaro Community Center on North Bennet Street in the North End is topped by a Boston city seal - accompanied by Mercury ... Read more.

By - 9/11/17 - 11:46 pm
Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum

Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum.

The three candidates for the District 1 City Council seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) that Sal LaMattina is giving up sounded similar themes on a number of issues, including Airbnb and 4 a.m. closing times, at a forum sponsored by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council tonight. Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 10:34 pm

That brings the feast crackdown tally over the past two weeks to 68, reports, adding that not all those arrested tonight were teens - police nabbed their first North End resident, a guy allegedly drinking out in the open in the Gassy who offered to buy a cop a drink and an Indiana woman in her 40s charged with pouring a beer on a cop.

By - 8/21/17 - 9:14 pm reports 28 teens caught drinking in public were ordered by a judge today to write five-page essays on the importance of the Fisherman's Feast and do 15 hours of community service - just not in the North End, from which they were barred unless accompanied by a parent. All are between 15 and 17.

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.