North End

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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By - 1/17/13 - 12:15 am

Brinks lock changing

Leslie Jones photographed a worker changing a lock at the Brink's warehouse in the North End following the $2.7-million robbery on Jan. 17, 1950. It turned out that part of the gang's two years of preparation involved secretly replacing several locks at the warehouse beforehand to... Read more

By - 1/16/13 - 11:07 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the latest neighborhood meeting about excessive noise by all those blow-ins:

Sgt Lema added that he is "amazed at the droves of young professionals" walking through the North End. "They are a happy crowd that unfortunately are impacting the quality of life of others."

By - 1/15/13 - 4:34 pm

ShinerA man charged with stealing donations from churches across Boston in 2010 was arrested this morning on charges he stole envelopes from donation boxes at St. Leonard's Church in the North End last month, Boston Police report.

Police say church video shows Richard Shiner:

Standing in front of a wooden

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By - 1/15/13 - 6:53 am

Molasses disasterFrom the BPL molasses collection. Posted under this CC license.

On an unseasonably warm January 15, 1919, a 50-foot-high storage tank of molasses - meant to be turned into rum in the rush before Prohibition - burst on Commercial Street in the North End, creating a giant wave... Read more

By - 12/23/12 - 9:23 pm

Fairmount Hill lights

Darryl Houston captured the daylight-powerful lights on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park - put up by a guy who rents an aerial lift to ensure no surface is unilluminated.

Uma Mirani photographed Cambridge Common:

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By - 12/13/12 - 10:13 am

Michael Mercogliano, the founder of Mike's Pastry in the North End, passed away this week. The restaurant posted the news to their Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to his remembrance page from the Boston Harborside Home, a visitation and the funeral Mass will be open to the public on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.... Read more

By - 11/25/12 - 6:35 pm

Although maybe it helps when you say you're from the Boston Transportation Department. In any case, somebody complained about somebody else saving a space on Henchman Street in the North End with a traffic cone. A city minion marked the case closed tonight:

[T]old resident to remove cone and did.

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By - 11/17/12 - 4:19 pm

Salem Street suspect

Jenna Camman reports her apartment at 139 Salem St. in the North End was broken into, along with another apartment, around 3:45 p.m. yesterday and that her landlord's surveillance camera captured this guy inside the building about that time (the suspect also tried but failed... Read more

By - 11/10/12 - 6:51 pm

Denizens of pricey Lewis Wharf condos are none too happy with the houseboats that have started showing up in the Lewis Wharf marina, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.

By - 11/9/12 - 7:12 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association has put its foot down and is saying no more liquor licenses for the North End.

With 91 restaurants and bars already pouring libations, the group voted recently to oppose any new pouring licenses. It will refuse to meet with anybody seeking a new license and will instead file an automatic letter of opposition with the Boston... Read more

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