North End

By - 5/22/13 - 11:46 am

Our municipal cone crisis continues. A concerned citizen (ed. note: Please note I did not write "cone-cerned" again) reports somebody used steel wire to attach a traffic cone to a tree on Charter Street.

The city replies a worker removed the cone, but this earlier report suggests whoever tied the cone to the tree will do it again, since they've... Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 11:20 am

At 9:50 a.m., CarCarli tweeted from her North End apartment:

Did anyone just feel an Earthquake? Home sick in bed & just felt that earthquakey JiffyPop shaking sensation.

The USGS reported a 4.4 earthquake north of Ottawa at 9:43 a.m. In addition to the North End, it shook upstate New York.

After getting confirmation of the quake, CarCarli added:

I'm a precision

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By - 5/11/13 - 12:37 pm

The North End/Waterfront Mothers Association says fight-happy homeless people in Christopher Columbus Park are becoming a menace to their children and that one answer is a six-foot-tall fence around the park's playground - locked every night from May through November.

In an e-mail to members, organizers say they reached their breaking point last month after a fatally injured man was pulled out of the... Read more

By - 4/24/13 - 8:06 pm

Stopped traffic on the Zakim

Southiegirl captured the scene on the Zakim this afternoon, when police stopped traffic as the Biden motorcade departed the memorial for MIT police officer Sean Collier.... Read more

By - 4/24/13 - 3:27 pm

A good Samaritan jumped into Boston Harbor near Long Wharf shortly after 11 this morning and helped keep somebody foundering in the water afloat until a State Police boat arrived and troopers pulled both out. Boston EMS treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Mass. General for further care, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says.

The Herald reports he died... Read more

By - 4/22/13 - 7:53 am

But an annual "Pray for Boston" procession through the North End took on added meaning on Saturday.

By - 4/15/13 - 1:44 pm

Paul Revere

Paul Revere hoofed it out of the North End this morning to warn the colonists the Redcoats were coming.

Afterwards, Minutemen stood at attention in front of the Paul Revere statue and Old North Church as Taps were played and a wreath laid at a... Read more

By - 4/14/13 - 10:03 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an altercation last week.

By - 4/7/13 - 9:50 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com shows us that just because they don't often change the configuration of that geometric thing on the Greenway doesn't mean they can't.

By - 4/6/13 - 12:36 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com holds its nose while showing us the sordid conditions on Cooper Street:

Early this morning, I observed a rat eating something and as I approached the rat, saw that he was eating a roasted chicken disposed of in front of 19 Cooper Street. I scared the rat away and went home and got some rubber gloves and put the chicken back in it's

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By - 3/19/13 - 12:01 pm

Just out: "The Great Boston Molasses Flood" by the Dead Milkmen:

Sweet holy Jesus, there's a wall of molasses coming for me and my fam-i-lee.

Listen to the lyrics at the beginning, and you'll notice that whoever wrote them obviously read their Puleo.

H/t Liam Sullivan.... Read more

By - 3/14/13 - 2:44 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the city is looking to buy the furniture store turned failed-presidential campaign headquarters at 585 Commercial St. for use as a K-8 school.

The possible purchase comes with the Eliot school bursting at the seams, Back Bay and Beacon Hill residents clamoring for a school of their own and downtown becoming an increasingly popular residential neighborhood.

Ed. note: Wouldn't... Read more

By - 3/6/13 - 7:30 am

The North End Regional Review reports on the two intoxicated 20-something 6-footers who unleashed "a torrent of screaming and cursing" on the 4'5" elderly lady in a motorized wheelchair.

By - 3/4/13 - 9:37 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com ponders the provenance of a carving that recently went up for sale on Craiglist: Did it come from St. Mary's, demolished in the 1970s?

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 2/24/13 - 3:21 pm

Police report a Suffolk University student was arrested on assault and battery charges early this morning when she allegedly slammed her door on the shoulder of an officer investigating a loud party in her apartment.

Police say officers responding to loud-party complaints at an apartment at 28 Fleet St. in the North End knocked on the apartment door for 20 minutes without an... Read more

By - 2/17/13 - 3:21 pm

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz will support efforts to make "Roadrunner" the official Rock Song of the Commonwealth. Mark Krone posts a copy of a note Michlewitz sent him:

I am a full supporter of making Roadrunner the official Rock song of the Commonwealth.

To give you a little history, my aunt Ellie was a member of The Modern Lovers from 1977-1983 and Jonathan actually

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By - 1/29/13 - 8:22 am

Karen Cord Taylor blames lazy-ass dog owners for part of the North End's invasion of repellent, rapacious rodents:

"Dog waste is to rats what fuel is to fire," Pistorio said. She estimates there are about 1,000 dogs in the North End and too few owners pick up after their dogs, leaving rats to feast on the feces. Yuch.

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