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
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of a "hug station" the Dasaro family set up on Salem Street over the weekend.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the tourist spot on Hanover Street now has signs telling you what things cost. You may recall the flap earlier this year when some guy just in from Worcester complained about missing prices.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an incident early on Oct. 6.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on discussions between the Friends of the North End Parks, which wants to use its own money and volunteers to plant several thousand daffodil bulbs to replace dead and dying plantings along the Greenway and the Greenway Conservancy, which says whoa, not so fast, it might consider that in February - or about four months too late to ensure blooms this spring.... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports an uptick in break-ins in the North End, with police saying many of the entries are by burglars who find easy pickings among the neighborhood's old locks and unlocked doors or who simply ring all the apartments in a building, knowing the odds are good somebody will simply buzz them in.
The Irish tourist who allegedly stole a North End cannoli at knifepoint will not have to face trial if he stays out of trouble for nine months - and performs 50 hours of community service - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he can fulfill that requirement back in Ireland.
That should help Robert McTernan, 25, of Newbridge, County Kildare, comply with... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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
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