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.
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!
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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Varano's attorney, William Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board today he expects Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371 Hanover St., to be operating in about 30 days.
Ferullo had to appear before the board to explain why his client wasn't using the beer-and-wine license it agreed to let Varano transfer from his shuttered Cross Street deli last year.
Ferullo said the delay was due mainly to issues related to installation of kitchen vents at the new site in what is a condo building next to Varano's Strega Ristorante.
North End Regional Review interviews Nate Swain, the artist who specializes in using large photos on vinyl to transform ugly or blank spaces - such as the old Prince Street power plant.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports J. Pace & Son on Cross Street is closing forever on Saturday.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.
Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular High Line park in Manhattan.
Well, maybe not yet. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal to replace a closed mozzarella bar on Salem Street with a sushi bar. The place would be aimed not at tourists, but at North End residents looking for something other than Italian food, its lawyer said.
The state plans to solicit bids from developers who want to fill the vacant building on North Street (the one with the cupola and with the old turnpike booth out front):
Matt Conti was on hand when the St. Lucy Society closed the Feast of St. Anthony in the North End last night.