Karen Cord Taylor interviews the BRA official in charge of getting a supermarket for the Bulfinch Triangle.
A North End resident files a complaint:
Stacks of yellow book phone directories are lying everywhere, dozens and dozens of yellow books left on doorsteps and sidewalks, how is this not littering?
Boston Police report one man had a wee comment about a restaurant tab early this morning:
Officers spoke to an irritated employee from the Cafe Pompeii restaurant who stated that the individual and his friends had dined at his restaurant. According to the employee, the suspect and his friends made a stink about the bill before finally paying and then exiting the restaurant. However,... Read more
UPDATE: Danley actually faces 21 violations of the city Segway restrictions - and a hearing that could mean 70 to 90 more, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Boston Municipal Court Judge Raymond Dougan continued his arraignment until Feb. 24 - the day after a hearing on a motion by Danley's attorney to dismiss all the charges.
Allen Danley, owner of the Boston Gliders... Read more
An alert citizen holds his or her nose with one hand and types with the other near the old turnpike-authority building in the North End:
2 days going now, walkway across greenway smells like something died in there .. Real bad stench
The city replies:
It has been confirmed that there is nothing decaying in the area. The odor is from the organic holly-tone... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a Bingo card to carry around while talking to North Enders. Hmm, I bet you could do similar cards for every other neighborhood, too.
Boston Police are searching the North End for a man with a gun in connection with an apparent larceny attempt at the McDonald's on North Street around 10:15 a.m.
He's described as a white male, in his 40s, about 6'2", 220 lbs., with a big nose, white hair and white stubble. He was wearing a dark-gray hoodie, a brown jacket and a Sox hat. Witnesses... Read more
Recommendations for a relatively inexpensive place in the North End to get lunch and a beer?
A North End diner who didn't think the free meal he got in exchange for a restaurant's mistake was good enough got the place hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today - even though he's now refusing to cooperate with the board or police.
Trattoria di Monica, 67 Prince St., had to explain an incident on Sept. 4, for which they received a police citation... Read more
Maggie reports on 93 bus driver 69999, one of whose passengers yesterday afternoon was blind and who asked him to let her know when they got to her stop - only he didn't, which led to this exchange:
Operator #69999 replied "Well I stopped and you didn't get off."
Andrea: "You didn't tell me."
Operator #69999: "Was I supposed to pick you up and... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports several state reps are shepherding an "emergency" bill that would, immediately on passage, let Boston and other communities ban overnight commercial trash pickups. Legislators consider the ide at a hearing on Oct. 18 at the State House, Room A-1, starting at 10 a.m.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more
City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) says it may be time to require North Enders to put their trash out in metal or plastic barrels rather than bags that can be easily ripped open by rats, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports. There's a hearing on Thursday.
State officials today charged Gerald Esposito, 40, with heading up a ring that sold cocaine, painkillers, sedatives and marijuana in the North End and out of a Revere apartment.
Indictments announced today also charged two other North End men with participation in the ring, along with five Revere residents and residents of Melrose, Winthrop and Maine, the state Attorney General's office reports.
In addition... Read more
Two city councilors are working on proposals that could prohibit 3 a.m. commercial trash pickups in neighborhoods like the North End and limit the number of companies allowed to pick up trash there at all.