North End

By - 12/9/15 - 10:59 pm
Grave marker in the Copp's Hill Burying Ground in Boston

John Sonderman took a walk around the Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/4/15 - 8:06 pm reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.

By - 11/20/15 - 1:20 pm
Grayson Phelan on set of North End movie

Jean Nagy captured Grayson Boomer in period costume in the North End today for Ben Affleck's movie.

By - 11/19/15 - 2:20 pm

Restring some of the old clotheslines, put out some barrels and baskets and, you're pretty much done, as Marissa Breton shows us on Margaret Street, which Ben Affleck will be using as a set for "Live by Night." Read more.

By - 11/11/15 - 5:35 pm reports everybody's favorite Cambridge actor-turned-director will be filming scenes for a Lehane-based novel in the North End next week.

By - 11/5/15 - 7:38 am reports the owner of the True Value on Salem Street is retiring and closing down at the end of the year.

By - 10/30/15 - 10:17 pm reports on the opening of I Am Books on North Street, across from the Paul Revere House.

By - 10/29/15 - 8:48 am reports state environmental officials have told the developers who want to put a hotel atop pilings at Lewis Wharf they'll have to develop a detailed report on the proposal's environmental ramifications. And they'll have to show why they couldn't build the hotel on the site's existing parking lot instead of extending out into the harbor on new pilings.

By - 10/25/15 - 1:25 pm
Reserved parking space in Charlestown

A distressed citizen complains about the new ZipCar-only parking spaces on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown: Read more.

By - 10/18/15 - 10:00 am

State Police report a little drama on the low seas yesterday afternoon involving a naked man who jumped into the water from behind Steriti Rink on Commercial Street. Read more.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:39 pm covered a BRA meeting yesterday on the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel:

Unfortunately, many commenters were heckled and several shouting matches broke out before and during the public session. Police were called and on site during the forum. At times, the discussion became divisive and hostile. Among the barbs thrown were harsh, sterotypical references to types of people living in various parts of the neighborhood (waterfront vs. interior North End, newcomer vs. oldtimer, rich vs. poor, etc.).

By - 10/7/15 - 12:48 pm

A resident cleaning up leaves at the Langone Park bocce courts had to spend a night at Mass. General after being pricked by a discarded needle Monday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said today. Read more.

By - 10/6/15 - 2:27 pm
North End mud after flood

Hkergrrl shows us the mess left behind by this morning's water-main break in the North End.

By - 10/6/15 - 7:24 am
Flooding in front of Bova's in the North End this morning

Photo by Gabor Korodi. See it larger. reports a water-main rupture at Prince and Salem streets sent water cascading through the neighborhood and leaving residents with little to no water pressure.

By - 9/21/15 - 6:00 pm reports the former J. Pace on Cross Street could be torn down and turned into a 12-space parking lot, at least until some developer is willing to do something with the land that would fit in with the neighborhood.

By - 9/17/15 - 1:04 pm
Lewish Wharf rendering

Rendering shows how passengers on jets departing Logan would see hotel.

JW Capital Partners this week filed detailed plans with the BRA for its proposed five-story, 277-room, two-building hotel on what is now a parking lot and rotting pilings at the end of Lewis Wharf. Read more.

By - 9/14/15 - 7:33 pm reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association has voted to oppose the BRA's effort to give itself 10 more years of "urban renewal" powers in the neighborhood - which include eminent domain and special taxing programs - even if the BRA says "urban renewal" for the 21st century really means adding "vibrancy" to areas such as the North End.

By - 8/19/15 - 7:54 am

Natalia gives us a look inside the Old North Church bell tower.

By - 8/16/15 - 9:35 pm
Flight of the Angel in Boston's North End

RoadTrip New England shows us tonight's climax of the Fisherman's Feast in the North End: When a girl dressed as an angel comes flying out of a third-floor window to greet the Madonna. has photos of the Blessing of the Waters at the start of the feast on Friday.