North End

By - 10/21/13 - 7:44 am
Salem Street roadwork

A weary citizen filed a complaint at dawn today about overnight work outside his or her window on Salem Street in the North End:

All night LOUD work site was quite disruptive to sleep for my young family. Wish there would have been some more communication for the neighborhood. All I knew was that the water was going to be shut off...would suggest that

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By - 10/14/13 - 12:45 am
Pirates in the North End

Matt Conti attended the Columbus Day Parade in the North End, where a number of people dressed up as pirates.

Tim Mouradian, meanwhile, journeyed to Salem, which, he reports, "is fun in October."

Salem witch

North End photo posted under this Creative Commons license; Salem photo under this one and in... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 8:22 am
Skimmer suspect

The Secret Service reports it is looking for this guy in connection with "skimmer" devices placed at ATMs at Century Bank branches at 275 Hanover St. in the North End and in Peabody on Sept. 18 and 19.

The devices, placed over the card slot on a machine, read the user's account number and PIN during a transaction - often through electronics that read... Read more

By - 10/10/13 - 11:47 am

The Herald reports Boston by Segway, which has racked up close to $200,000 in city fines over the past couple of years, has filed for bankruptcy protection. It lists the city as its largest creditor, due to the fines for having his tours operate on city sidewalks and in groups larger than allowed by a 2011 ordinance passed by the city council.

This... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 8:02 am

Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.

Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 7:51 am reports, says the boot and associated lockbox were found floating in the fountain by the Paul Revere statue - empty, of course.

By - 9/12/13 - 10:03 am gives us the scoop on the decision by the Sons of Italy, which cited demographic data it says shows Revere now has a higher percentage of residents with Italian background than the North End.

By - 9/11/13 - 7:56 am


A concerned citizen notes how somebody managed to basically block two hydrants with one of those container things on North Street in the North End:

Please remove and fine the peraon responsible for this selfish and dangerous placement.

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By - 9/6/13 - 7:53 am

Oh, look: Another human defecater videoed in the act in the North End. Coming after last week's two girls, one alley incident, one can only declaim: People, get your shit together.

But wait, this isn't a problem just confined to the newly chi-chi North End: Somebody's been doing their public duty in Jamaica Plain as well.

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By - 9/3/13 - 12:00 pm posts video and photos that suggest a) the North End needs more public restrooms, b) Never do anything in the North End you don't want to see on video, and c) Yecch. Probably best to file this one as NSFW.

By - 8/31/13 - 11:29 pm

Harbor fireworks

Matt Conti at watched the summer's end fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 9:34 am

Somebody is kind of unhappy with the people renting houseboats at Lewis Wharf in the North End:

The folks renting these trashy houseboats are indeed the Trash of the Universe.

By - 8/31/13 - 9:14 am

The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.

By - 8/28/13 - 11:40 am

Salutation slobs

Not one but two disgusted citizens snapped photos of a mess so big it slopped over from Salutation to Hanover in the North End this morning:

A major mess and it is now 9:15am.

But wait, there's more: has more photos of the soon-to-be-fetid... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 12:18 pm

Flying angel in the North EndVictoria Bono flies over the crowd. Photo by Greg Cook.

North End feasts always have a heavy statue of the weekend's saint hoisted around the neighborhood by boisterous, singing, brawny men. The Fisherman's Feast adds girls dressed as... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 10:57 am

A concerned citizen on Charter complains:

residents in this area are now writing "boston police" on the orange cones they are using to save handicap spaces. has this been approved by the boston police?

The city responds:

Closed. Case Resolved. Cones picked up.

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By - 8/13/13 - 10:31 am

Scientific American breaks it down for us, explains why the nature of molasses made the flood far worse than if it had just been some rogue wave tearing through the inner harbor:

Molasses is a non-Newtonian fluid, which means that its viscosity depends on the forces applied to it, as measured by shear rate. Consider non-Newtonian fluids such as toothpaste, ketchup and whipped cream.

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By - 8/12/13 - 1:30 pm

Salem Street in the North End

A vexed citizen complains about recent work on Salem Street in the North End:

ADA violating new lamppost placement - this lamppost was installed a couple weeks ago as part of the Salem St. upgrade, which included ADA compliant

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By - 8/8/13 - 9:02 am

The folks at ArchBoston would love to know the story behind a broken sign on Richmond Street in the North End. Any clues?... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 9:16 am

Megan Johnson didn't have to go far for the Feat of St. Agrippina, it was right outside her window. She wonders why the processions always include a rendition of "Deep in the Heart of Texas." has more photos along with a brief bio of St. Agrippina.... Read more