NorthEndWaterfront.com posts video and photos that suggest a) the North End needs more public restrooms, b) Never do anything in the North End you don't want to see on video, and c) Yecch. Probably best to file this one as NSFW.
Somebody is kind of unhappy with the people renting houseboats at Lewis Wharf in the North End:
The folks renting these trashy houseboats are indeed the Trash of the Universe.
The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.
A major mess and it is now 9:15am.
A concerned citizen on Charter complains:
residents in this area are now writing "boston police" on the orange cones they are using to save handicap spaces. has this been approved by the boston police?
The city responds:
Closed. Case Resolved. Cones picked up.
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:
A vexed citizen complains about recent work on Salem Street in the North End:
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 at several spots.
NorthEndWaterfront.com makes the case for the pay toilet at the Commercial Street bocce courts (with photo to bolster the claim).
Mass. Moments alerts us that on July 24, 1920, the Boston Post published an article detailing a scheme run by an Italian immigrant named Charles Ponzi that was in the middle of defrauding large numbers of people of millions of dollars from an office on School Street.
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 to the Coast Guard base on Commercial Street around 9:40 a.m. for a fire in a three-story warehouse building, next to the Fairmont Hotel on Battery Wharf. The fire was declared knocked down around 10 a.m.
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 fact you would have loved to ask him, such as why Good Will Hunting is the greatest Boston movie ever:
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.
A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.
Maybe the cooler weather will help restore order to the fetid streets of the North End.