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
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....Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports one of the trash haulers that services neighborhood businesses seems to have a bit of a containment problem, turning Salem Street into a foul-smelling open-air vomitorium:
The whole street smells like a garbage dump all the time now. You canâ€™t walk down the street at any time of day or day of the week, without getting assaulted by this horrible, horrible smell...Read more
UPDATE: BFD reports a spark from welders working on a new vent system on the roof sparked the fire, which did roughly $1 million in damage.
Firefighters in both trucks and boats responded...Read more
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Felix Arroyo is buying spots on Univision and Telemundo.
Meanwhile, Mike Ross is concentrating on an Old Spice Guy-like series of 12-second Instagram video replies to questions posed to him via social media, as well as answers to questions you probably realize after the...Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the increasingly student filled North End and Beacon Hill, says the BRA needs to consider requiring dorms in the proposed garage re-do.
Perhaps Rep. Michlewitz is too young to remember when Beacon Hill residents managed to squash Suffolk's plans to turn the old MDC building across from the State House into a dormitory....Read more
A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.Read more
Boston Magazine reports an arbitrator ruled the jail guard who accused Williams of choking him during an argument over a 2009 North End traffic incident was drunk at the time, lied about the incident and that if Williams got "aggressive," he had good reason to.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the scoop and a copy of a Superior Court judge's denial of a request by the city's only Segway tour company for a preliminary injunction against a city ordinance restricting where his vehicles can go.Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted two lawyers on charges they sucked more than $1.4 million out of client accounts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. One of them is also charged with making up fake clients in a class-action lawsuit against the owners of a Danvers chemical plant that blew up in 2006, the DA's office says.
Michael Germano, 49, of Wilmington,...Read more