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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the walkway under the North End side of the bridge has reopened, after several years of being closed.
Firefighters responded to 3 Stillman Pl in the North End shortly before 4 p.m. for a fire that sent flames shooting into the air and went to two alarms.
The Boston Fire Department reports the fire erupted on the third and fourth floors of the vacant four-story building and that part of the roof gave way.
Shortly before 10 a.m., Boston firefighters responded to Hanover Street near Commercial, where a tractor trailer was on fire. Shortly after 10 a.m., they reported they'd knocked the fire down.
Jason Escape photographed some flooding on Hanover Street in the North End this morning.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy yesterday began work in its parks near the North End that will include replacing some of the current benches with "porch swings" that will let sitters sway with the breeze or a little foot power.
All the remaining current metal benches, which often get too hot to sit on in the summer, will also be replaced as part of the $400,000 project - which will also include new plantings in the Greenway segments on either side of Hanover Street :
The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is running a contest to find a new name for the annual celebration in Christopher Columbus Park.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association voted 25-7 to ask the city to give them the same sort of space-saver ban the South End has. The resolution also supports towing cars in the way of street sweepers.
Neighborhood residents saw significant vandalism and threats as a result of these space saving efforts.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a skunk that waddled along both sides of Commercial Street by the bocce courts this morning.
NorthEndWaterfront.com offers up one resident's tale of a parking bully.
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
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.
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:
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.