A good Samaritan jumped into Boston Harbor near Long Wharf shortly after 11 this morning and helped keep somebody foundering in the water afloat until a State Police boat arrived and troopers pulled both out. Boston EMS treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Mass. General for further care, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says.
But an annual "Pray for Boston" procession through the North End took on added meaning on Saturday.
Paul Revere hoofed it out of the North End this morning to warn the colonists the Redcoats were coming.
Afterwards, Minutemen stood at attention in front of the Paul Revere statue and Old North Church as Taps were played and a wreath laid at a... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an altercation last week.
NorthEndWaterfront.com shows us that just because they don't often change the configuration of that geometric thing on the Greenway doesn't mean they can't.
NorthEndWaterfront.com holds its nose while showing us the sordid conditions on Cooper Street:
Early this morning, I observed a rat eating something and as I approached the rat, saw that he was eating a roasted chicken disposed of in front of 19 Cooper Street. I scared the rat away and went home and got some rubber gloves and put the chicken back in it's... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a photo of the traveling turkey on Lewis Wharf today.
The Boston Business Journal reports the city is looking to buy the furniture store turned failed-presidential campaign headquarters at 585 Commercial St. for use as a K-8 school.
The possible purchase comes with the Eliot school bursting at the seams, Back Bay and Beacon Hill residents clamoring for a school of their own and downtown becoming an increasingly popular residential neighborhood.
Ed. note: Wouldn't... Read more
The North End Regional Review reports on the two intoxicated 20-something 6-footers who unleashed "a torrent of screaming and cursing" on the 4'5" elderly lady in a motorized wheelchair.
NorthEndWaterfront.com ponders the provenance of a carving that recently went up for sale on Craiglist: Did it come from St. Mary's, demolished in the 1970s?
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more
Police report a Suffolk University student was arrested on assault and battery charges early this morning when she allegedly slammed her door on the shoulder of an officer investigating a loud party in her apartment.
State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz will support efforts to make "Roadrunner" the official Rock Song of the Commonwealth. Mark Krone posts a copy of a note Michlewitz sent him:
I am a full supporter of making Roadrunner the official Rock song of the Commonwealth.
To give you a little history, my aunt Ellie was a member of The Modern Lovers from 1977-1983 and Jonathan actually... Read more
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