Fortunately, only a Volkswagen was under them.
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.... Read more
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."
A 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... Read more
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
NorthEndWaterfront.com introduces us to Bostoniano.
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.
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.... Read more
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
It's the Craigslist roommate ad of the month:
$1000 Huge North End Bro Pad (North End, Boston, Down Town)
1 bed available in a 4 bed apartment. Amazing apartment!!!! 2 floors, 2 living rooms, wrap around couch, surround sound, big screen, free hbo and showtime! unofficial roof access with a great view of the city. A small private allyway attached to the room. granite... Read more
With a little help from Mayor Menino, a North End parks advocacy group has gotten the OK from the Greenway to plant lots of bulbs in the park, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports. Greenway officials had initially said the request would have to wait until February or thereabouts, which would have been too late for bulb planting.... Read more