Before he died last year, Thomas Lang, former director of photographic services at the MFA, posted several hundred photos of North End religious processions in the mid1970s.
Charlene McBride asks:
Any decent kid-friendly restaurants near Back Bay, Downtown or the North End?
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Louis Costa deserves the chance to convince a judge he should have a chance at parole for the 1986 execution-style murder of two men in a North End park because he was only 16 at the time. Read more.
Matt Conti at NorthEndWaterfront.com forwarded this photo of the defacement of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park some time last night.
By noon today, the paint and message were completely gone after a thorough power washing by a city crew.
Over the years, the statue has been marked up by people with a point to make - once, the statue was even decapitated.
Spotted this small seabird today on the harbor side of the North Washington Street bridge. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of Milan Lucic getting tattoos in the North End.
UPDATE: One suspect arrested. Also changed some of the details in this post based on the police report.
Shortly before midnight, four men - one armed with a shotgun and one with a knife - broke into an apartment on Endicott Street near Cooper. The gunman fired his shotgun; the occupant was not hit.
Three of the men were described as black, wearing dark clothes. One was white, in his 20s, wearing a dark gray hoodie.
The Globe reports the chain, which started in the North End, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Boston Fire Department responded around 7 a.m. to a roof fire at 22 Hull St. for a roof fire.
The cause of the fire, quickly doused, is under investigation.
JB Parrett shows us the color change at the normally black Charlestown Bridge at sunset.
The City Council today formally honored Officer Shana Cottone who stopped her car while driving home through the North End on April 14 to rush through an occupied building next to one that had erupted in flames to get residents out. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com photographed the commemoration on the Greenway yesterday, attended by several thousand people.