North End

By - 3/7/15 - 9:52 pm reports on a skunk that waddled along both sides of Commercial Street by the bocce courts this morning.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:20 pm offers up one resident's tale of a parking bully.

By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department said, adding that also means daytime parking restrictions will not apply there, either. The DPW says it will send out notices when the streets are fit to sweep

By - 2/14/15 - 9:39 pm reports on a nasty space-saver note exchange in which one party tried to pin the blame on the owner of a Hanover Street store, who couldn't possibly be involved because she doesn't even own a car.

By - 2/12/15 - 4:34 pm has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:44 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Uber driver they say indecently assaulted a passenger after he dropped off three of her friends early Sunday.

According to police:

By - 1/15/15 - 11:53 am
Firefighters knee deep in molasses in Boston

Around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, a large, poorly maintained tank full of molasses on a warm day burst, sending a huge wave of gooey death rampaging down Commercial Street, drowning or crushing 21 people and several horses and cats as it battered the supports of the el that ran down the street and knocked a neighboring fire station off its foundation.

As with so many other major events in the early and mid-20th century, Leslie Jones was there to chronicle the aftermath.

By - 12/25/14 - 10:30 pm
Early Christmas tree out for disposal

Adam Castiglioni noticed this tree out for disposal tonight on Charter Street in the North End.

Michael Ratty noticed a tree out for disposal around noon in the South End.

By - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

By - 12/5/14 - 8:52 am reports a woman from whom the alleged drunken redhead demanded a kiss as she was entering her apartment building agreed with his request not to tell his girlfriend. She told police instead.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

By - 11/20/14 - 10:03 pm

A concerned citizen can only watch in amazement on Charter Street:

A very large skunk was aggressively wrestling with a white kitchen bag full of trash in the alleyway between 44-46 Charter St. Its head and body were protruding through a locked gate as it attempted to rip open the bag and/or pull it through the gate. I'm sure there will be lots of litter to be cleaned up in the morning. Should probably send someone from animal control to investigate. I'm not easily startled, but this skunk was huge!

By - 11/19/14 - 2:34 pm

Ristorante Damiano, 307-309 Hanover St., is moving away from small plates - and is seeking a name change to go with its move to what its attorney calls "full service" Italian food: Separate appetizers, entrees, the whole nine yards.

Other than the name and menu change, attorney William Ferrullo told the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant is not planning any changes.

The board votes Thursday on whether to approve the name change. The board does not vote on cuisine.

By - 11/8/14 - 10:33 am reports that when a woman reported her purse had been stolen while she sat at the bar at Goody Glover's on Halloween, they activated her phone's "find me" function - and the phone signaled its presence inside a bartender's own purse. Bartender ran out the door, followed by police, who nabbed her.

Goody Glover's is now being turned into a Peet's.

By - 11/5/14 - 9:14 am

The Boston Business Journal reports comments by the new New York owner of low-rise buildings along Cross Street next to the Greenway. He said he would talk to the North End community before announcing anything specific.

By - 10/28/14 - 3:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.

By - 10/20/14 - 5:02 pm

A Fall River man had bail set at $10,000 today at his arraignment on charges of assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident early Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he does not appear to be the man who raped and photographed a North End woman in February.

Boston Police picked up Wagner Nieto, 36, in Fall River late Saturday night.

By - 10/18/14 - 8:34 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report arresting Nieto Wagner, 36, in his hometown of Fall River. He is scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.