North End

By - 6/11/14 - 4:18 pm
Acrophobia Friendly Zone on the Charlestown Bridge

The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 10:54 am
Endicott and Lafayette in the North End

In some ways, the view down Lafayette Avenue from Endicott Street hasn't changed much since a photo in the Boston City Archives was taken some time between 1917 and 1920: All the buildings are the same - and even the fire escape on the building on the right has gone unchanged.

But, of course, there is one towering difference, as you can see...Read more

By - 6/7/14 - 8:36 am
Broken coal shute

A concerned citizen reports that not only is there still a coal chute in front of 175 Endicott St. in the North End, but that it's badly in need of repair.Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 6:39 am

An overnight water-main break means Commercial Street is shut between Charter and Battery streets, CommuterBoston reports.Read more

By - 6/1/14 - 10:30 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports fresh pavement on Salem Street didn't last long before NStar came by to dig a nice big hole to do some work on its wires.Read more

By - 5/16/14 - 11:47 am
Tipped crane in Boston's North End

Tipsy crane. Photo by Thomas Ozbolt.

Firefighters responded to 559 Commercial St., where a crane fell over around 11:30 a.m., spilling an estimated 200 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid and putting a major dent in a pickup truck across the street.

The Boston Fire Department reports the driver and a passerby were transported to Mass. General for evaluation.

A BFD hazmat crew is on scene. Fire officials say...Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 4:16 pm
Golden hydrant

Adam Castiglioni spotted this hydrant in the North End today.Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 10:34 am
No more Swan Boats after the zombies arrive

Joystick Chik has written a zombie walking tour of Boston to go with The Last of Us, a 2013 video game about two people fighting their way though a post-apocalyptic landscape, including Boston.

H/t Jared May....Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 3:29 pm
Truck being towed

A concerned citizen complained about this truck being towed on Commercial Street in the North End:

NO TRAFFICE TRUCK OUT OF THE WAY NO COMERCIAL SPOTS AROUND WHY TOW A GUY THAT IS DELIVERING TO BOSTON RESIDENTS

The city marks the complaint "closed," then adds:

Were do you draw the line. do we allow vehicles to park on hydrants because there's no fire. vehicle

...Read more
By - 4/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is still working to confirm the identify of the body removed from Boston Harbor yesterday - as well as awaiting an autopsy by the medical examiner.Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 9:59 am

I know, get out! NorthEndWaterfront.com reports ABC Family plans to film along Hanover Street starting next week for "establishing shots" for "Chasing Life," a series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" struggling to make her way in the world when she gets diagnosed with cancer.

Eleana Gudema reports she got a similar notice at her apartment on Charles Street....Read more

By - 4/22/14 - 4:46 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it rescued an injured swan from the mean streets of the North End this afternoon.Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 7:42 pm

Starting at 8, the Paul Revere House will be "livetweeting" Paul Revere's ride.

Alas, poor Dawes, never gets as much credit.

Welcome to Dot suggests:

RT if by land, Favorite if by sea.

Via Beta Boston....Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 8:12 am
Tags at the Boston Public Library

The BPL's main library in Copley Square currently has an exhibit (in the old, McKim wing) of memorials left by runners and visitors after the Marathon last year. At the end of your walk are several budding trees - and blank tags on which you can write a new message.

At the Old North Church in the North End, you'll find another collection of tags...Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 9:39 am
Northern Avenue Bridge in 1930

The bridge in 1930. See it larger.

The Globe reports the city is looking to ramp up the waterfront from the North End to Fort Point Channel with better pedestrian paths, restaurants, art, new docks and more water taxi stops - and a repaired Northern Avenue Bridge re-opened to cars.

The article also mentions the possibility of a restaurant or two on Long Wharf - which sounds like the...Read more

By - 4/9/14 - 1:35 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office said today it has dropped charges against a man charged with a February rape because of "a continued investigation that developed evidence to sugest he was not the assailant."

The man was arrested while playing basketball at a North End community center after the victim saw him and called police.

Th DA's office said a GPS monitor showed...Read more

By - 4/7/14 - 10:20 am

UPDATE: Pfaltzgraff will be a landlubber for at least the next three weeks - Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $5,000 bail and ordered a three-week evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital, the DA's office says. This comes following an 18-month term in a county jail for a similar incident in 2010.

A couple returned to their boat, moored off Commercial Street early yesterday...Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 11:37 am
Old North Church

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the group that runs free tours of Old North Church is not liable for the injuries a Georgia tourist suffered when she tripped on a pew riser in 2006, because it's covered under a state law that exempts sites that offer free access or tours from injury liability.

In her lawsuit, Linda Patterson argued that the tour...Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 6:08 pm

Boston Police say the man in this video is a suspect in a March 16 attack in which a woman was grabbed from behind as she entered the lobby of her building at Hull and Salem.

If he looks familiar, contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463)....Read more

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