North End

By - 6/30/15 - 2:52 pm
Defaced Christopher Columbus statue in the North End

Matt Conti at forwarded this photo of the defacement of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park some time last night.

By noon today, the paint and message were completely gone after a thorough power washing by a city crew.

Over the years, the statue has been marked up by people with a point to make - once, the statue was even decapitated.

By - 6/24/15 - 8:36 pm
Bird on a light in Boston Harbor

Spotted this small seabird today on the harbor side of the North Washington Street bridge. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 6/14/15 - 6:52 pm

The Swellesley Report reports on an on-field tribute to Connor Darcey, one of the two men who died in a rollover at Commercial and Charter streets.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:31 am

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 3 a.m. at Commercial and Charter streets. A third person was taken to the hospital in bad shape. WCVB reports a BMW convertible rolled over. Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 5:42 pm
Pouring rain in South Boston

Eileen Murphy shows us the pouring rain in South Boston this afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., Dana Worby-Robinson reported: Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 5:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 3:32 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Somerville man in connection with last night's home invasion at 77 Endicott St. Three other men remain at large. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 12:20 am

UPDATE: One suspect arrested. Also changed some of the details in this post based on the police report.

Shortly before midnight, four men - one armed with a shotgun and one with a knife - broke into an apartment on Endicott Street near Cooper. The gunman fired his shotgun; the occupant was not hit.

Three of the men were described as black, wearing dark clothes. One was white, in his 20s, wearing a dark gray hoodie.

By - 5/21/15 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports the chain, which started in the North End, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

By - 5/16/15 - 7:39 am

The Boston Fire Department responded around 7 a.m. to a roof fire at 22 Hull St. for a roof fire.

The cause of the fire, quickly doused, is under investigation.

By - 5/15/15 - 10:12 am

JB Parrett shows us the color change at the normally black Charlestown Bridge at sunset.

By - 5/6/15 - 5:07 pm
Cottone, LaMattina and Pressley

LaMattina pats Cottone on the back as Pressley reads proclamation.

The City Council today formally honored Officer Shana Cottone who stopped her car while driving home through the North End on April 14 to rush through an occupied building next to one that had erupted in flames to get residents out. Read more.

By - 4/25/15 - 6:15 am
Zakim Bridge as seen from Lovejoy Wharf

On Thursday, Greg MacKay took what he thinks might be the first night photograph of the Zakim Bridge from the newly re-opened Lovejoy Wharf.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/25/15 - 6:11 am photographed the commemoration on the Greenway yesterday, attended by several thousand people.

By - 4/17/15 - 7:26 am reports the walkway under the North End side of the bridge has reopened, after several years of being closed.

By - 4/14/15 - 4:36 pm
Fire at 96 Endicott St.

Firefighters responded to 3 Stillman Pl in the North End shortly before 4 p.m. for a fire that sent flames shooting into the air and went to two alarms.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire erupted on the third and fourth floors of the vacant four-story building and that part of the roof gave way.

By - 4/13/15 - 10:10 am
Smoke from tractor trailer fire rises above the North End

Shortly before 10 a.m., Boston firefighters responded to Hanover Street near Commercial, where a tractor trailer was on fire. Shortly after 10 a.m., they reported they'd knocked the fire down.

By - 4/7/15 - 12:57 pm
Flooded Hanover Street

Jason Escape photographed some flooding on Hanover Street in the North End this morning.

By - 4/7/15 - 9:32 am

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy yesterday began work in its parks near the North End that will include replacing some of the current benches with "porch swings" that will let sitters sway with the breeze or a little foot power.

All the remaining current metal benches, which often get too hot to sit on in the summer, will also be replaced as part of the $400,000 project - which will also include new plantings in the Greenway segments on either side of Hanover Street :