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
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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com 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.'... Read more
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!
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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
From a flier advertising a community meeting with police Aug. 2 at the Nazzaro Center.
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