North End

By - 9/16/12 - 12:59 pm reports on a letter the Rose Kennedy Greenway has sent to neighborhood groups that were expected to name representatives to a new Greenway board of directors - which calls on those reps to pledge at least $5,000 each in fundraising. Although fundraising expectations for non-profit directors is common, the site notes that the legislators who helped write the law expanding board membership intended... Read more

By - 9/15/12 - 11:25 am

Donut & DonutsDonut & Donuts, Sullivan Square T stop. Photo by Truck Stop Tea Party.

Ferrara's in the North End. Photo by David Schachner.Ferrara's in the North End.... Read more

By - 9/13/12 - 4:26 pm

McTernan A man just arrived from Ireland is charged with stealing a cannoli at knifepoint from Bova's on Salem Street shortly after 3:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says Robert McTernan, 25, of Newbridge, Ireland, was only a few hours off a plane from the auld sod... Read more

By - 9/12/12 - 6:26 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of the North End branch of El Triunfo, about a year and a half after it opened in what was formerly a raw-food restaurant, which also didn't last.

By - 9/8/12 - 12:58 am

Truck Stop Tea Party stuck it out through the rain for the concert at Christopher Columbus Park Friday night.

Copyright Truck Stop Tea Party. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/4/12 - 11:21 pm

Cooper Street fire. Photo by BFD.Cooper Street fire. Photo by BFD.

A fire reported shortly after 11 p.m. on the top floor of 26 Cooper St. quickly went to four alarms. The Boston Fire Department reports one resident was taken to Mass. General with... Read more

By - 9/4/12 - 11:16 pm reports city officials say the North End's rat population seems to be down, thanks to a variety of efforts to keep the vermin out.

By - 9/1/12 - 10:18 pm reports Old North Church is opening two restrooms to the public on a trial basis - with a suggested donation of $1 per visit. Finding a place to go in the tourist-dependent North End has long been a challenge.

Scott Stossel tweets:

Gives new meaning to '1 if by land, 2 if by sea.'

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/23/12 - 10:08 am

WBZ reports the MSPCA is beginning to see cases of dogs falling ill after ingesting rat poison while out and about - two in the North End over the past week. The city says that while it does put out rat poison, it doesn't leave the stuff out in the open where dogs might get at it.... Read more

By - 8/19/12 - 6:12 pm

Happy guy

Charlie Rosenberg took in the Fisherman's Feast in the North End today and found one happy guy.

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By - 8/18/12 - 12:22 pm

She dials 911 to break up the crowd of drinking, pissing, sexed-up teens from God knows where at the very heart of the North End.

By - 8/7/12 - 1:32 pm

Fliers taped to poles by the Sail Loft on Atlantic Avenue are offering $5,000 for the return of a blue and black backpack left near the benches by the restaurant between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday.

It contains important personal files which cannot be replaced.

I'll give a $5,000 reward, no questions asked. That's a lot more than the stuff is worth to anyone

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By - 8/6/12 - 8:55 am

Boy with guitarGo, go, go, Johnny go.

Jeff Tamagini took lots of photos at the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast in the North End this weekend, including one of this boy and his guitar.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/3/12 - 9:16 am reports:

It was a surreal scene at the Nazzaro Center on Thursday night when a drugged out young man, accompanied by his somewhat less impaired girlfriend, was shooting up in Polcari Playground before passing out inside the youth center. A large group of residents showed up at 6:30 pm for the monthly North End Public Safety meeting to see the Oakdale resident literally

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By - 7/31/12 - 8:45 pm

City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who represents the increasingly student heavy North End, is proposing a new city ordinance that could lead to penalties against landlords whose tenants hold parties that bring a police response - and against repeat party givers.

"Loud parties and gatherings cause disruptive behavior leading to sleep disturbances and anxiety creating a substantial disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of the neighborhood," LaMattina... Read more

By - 7/28/12 - 7:07 pm

North End issues

From a flier advertising a community meeting with police Aug. 2 at the Nazzaro Center.

By - 7/16/12 - 12:25 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire that broke out around 3 a.m., Sunday did an estimated $350,000 in damage to the building that houses Prezza, 24 Fleet St.

The fire, which started in some restaurant ducts, spread to the second-floor ceiling of the three-story building in which the restaurant sits. Seven residents were displaced, four firefighters required medical attention for minor injuries.... Read more

By - 7/14/12 - 10:46 am

No more Lewis Wharf for him, reports. Rapprochement with the Yankees?